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ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CBD FOR CATS

THIS IS PART OF OUR

LARGER SERIES ON CBD FOR PETS

CBD FOR DOGS    CBD FOR PETS      CBD AND PET HEALTH

This Article is for all the Cat Lovers out there. 

Cats are a bit different than dogs in the respect of love and emotions. We love all dogs, but compared to cats they are an emotionally weak animal.

Dogs crave and need attention and affection most of the time. Even if mistreated they will show Unconditional Love to their owners. A virtue most humans won’t achieve!

Whereas, with cats you have to earn their respect. A cat can be independent for hours on end. Throw few boxes on the floor and you might not see them for days!

The emotions of cat are kind of like a human who is bipolar. They can change emotions at a drop of a dime. From purring and rubbing up against you, to getting over stimulated and clawing you. Then bam! their gone, different room.

In this Article we will be Discussing:

  • WHAT CBD OIL IS
  • DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEMP AND MARIJUANA
  • HOW CBD WORKS WITHIN YOUR CAT’S BODY
  • BENEFITS AND SIDE EFFECTS
  • DOSAGE INSTRUCTIONS
  • CONCLUSION/MORE RESOURCES

two kitties laying on top of each otherWHAT IS CANNABIDIOL?

CBD is short for Cannabidiol. It is one of over 110 Identified Phytocannabinoids (Plant Chemicals) that are part of the biological makeup of the Hemp Plant.

In Addition, this member of Cannabis Sativa Family also contains numerous other beneficial vitamins and minerals, as well as heart healthy Omegas, Flavonoids, all 20 Amino Acids (including the Nine Essential Ones) and Terpenes.

Many experts believe that all of these helpful nutrients work together than with just CBD by itself as in CBD Isolate. This can only be attained if the user is getting a Broad Spectrum or Full Spectrum CBD Oil.

When all of these components work together Synergistically it may give the user the most potential advantages for their issues. They call this the “Entourage Effect.”

  • Broad Spectrum is when they filter out the THC, but everything else remains.
  • Full Spectrum is when 0.3% of Less of THC remains and is not filtered out.
  • Conversely, many Brands use CBD Isolate, which is only the CBD Chemical.

four kittens in a picnic basket with cbd oil tinctures flying aroundCANNABIS SATIVA

!!HEMP AND MARIJUANA!! For Many, this is the Reluctance factor when wanting to give CBD Oil to Ms. Puss.

TO BE CLEAR HEMP CBD WILL NEVER GET YOUR CAT HIGH.

True, Hemp and Marijuana are part of the same Plant family. However, they are more like relatives as far as their biology is concern.

  • Marijuana Bred for 10-30% THC Levels
  • Industrial Hemp is Bred for 20-40% CBD Levels
  • Marijuana typically only contains 1-4% CBD Levels
  • Legal Industrial Hemp has to have 0.3% or Less of THC 
  • Most Reputable Brands will Strain out this 0.3% of THC (THC-Free Oils)
  • Growing and Harvesting Conditions are Completely opposite

So, no Ms. Puss will not get high using a Hemp-Derived CBD Oil Product. Even if this tiny amount was not filtered out, it is so low that it would never cause any psychoactive affect in your Kitty.


HOW CBD WORKS WITHIN YOUR CAT

infographic of the endocannabinoid system of a catAll mammals have an Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This Intricate system was discovered just three decades ago, and it is responsible for all of your Homeostasis Functions in you and your Cat.

This system lies all throughout your body; your organs, muscles, skin and your brain. With the Main Receptors Sites named CB1 and CB2. This is like cell-signaling type of system.

Just like you, your Cat already produces its own Endocannabinoids to help with all the functions of the ECS. I.E. Mood, Appetite, sleep, Body Temperature, Water/Salt Concentrations, Etc.

However, because of time, aging, poor nutrition, or the environment, many cats like humans are deficient in Endocannabinoids to help produce the basic functions of vitality and well-being. This is called the Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome.

More Importantly, by adding CBD to your Cat’s system, it may hopefully restore the nutrient gap of the ECS and have it function as it did when he or she was a kitten.

It’s worth noting that all the research with CBD is still at the beginning stages. However, most researchers agree that it is well tolerated in your cat’s bodies.

In our Opinion, when something is derived from Mother Earth and an organic plant, it makes sense that your pets would welcome it better than a lab created synthetic solution.

Further, these synthetics burden your cat’s tiny liver because it has to filter these foreign molecules when cleansing the blood coming from the intestinal tract.

In addition to taxing your pets small and delicate organs, these medications also leave behind trace amounts, that build up over time. 

When your Cat’s Liver fails to function, it is a Death sentence!


cat sleeping underneath a bed blanket with face popping throughWHY OWNERS ARE GIVING CBD TO THEIR CAT

CBD SIDE EFFECTS

People are giving Hemp CBD Oil to their Cats for numerous reasons. The most common are for pain, mood issues, or aging joints or muscles. Some pet owners are giving it in hopes of preventing a future issue. The principle behind this is to improve your cat’s quality of life while they are here.

Side Effects:

As mentioned previously, research is still at the beginning stages, but what we know now is that side effects of cbd with Cats is minimal at best.

The most common is that if you give too much CBD your Cat, he/she might become drowsy or take a nap, the same can be said for humans as we share the same ECS biology.

Some other less reported side effects have been dry mouth, and a loose stool. If you notice one of these side effects, consult with your Veterinarian and stop or adjust the dose accordingly.


DOSAGE INSTRUCTIONS:

kitten standing upright in a corner of a couch looking bewilderedPet Tincture Oil – Like Humans, every Kitty is different. What might be the correct dosage for one, might not be for another, even though both cats might be the same breed and have the same age and weight.

We suggest to give about half a dropper full or 2-4 drops per 10 lbs of body weight, twice a day.

For most Cats, the 250mg or 500mg Tinctures will be plenty. We personally give one a dropper full of the 250mg bottle once a day to our cats, and the change was amazing!

Always start small and monitor your Cat. Usually you can tell after a few days if they are more playful or energetic. Typically, you will see positive behavior traits you might not have seen in years. However, if they are acting the same, then simply add a few more milligrams and wait a few more days, and so on.

Application Methods:cat paw prints

  • You can rub the oil on your fingertips and apply to your Cat’s gums if they will let you!
  • Squirt directly into their mouths
  • Inject the Oil into Wet Food
  • Drizzle or Mix together with some Treats
  • Mix in with their dry food
  • Even a little oil on a favorite toy they chew on

Remember, their bodies and organs are a Fraction the Size of Humans.

In general, Cats are much more pickier eaters than Dogs, so you might have to try a few ways to see what your cat will tolerate.

CONCLUSION:

We always advise to speak with your Veterinarian before starting on a CBD Regimen for your Cat, especially if they are taking any other prescribed medications.

Further, We hope this informed you as to what Hemp Cannabidiol actually is, and the possible advantages of getting your cat on a CBD Regimen. More Importantly, that it will never get your Cat high.

In addition, we also know that CBD is generally regarded as well tolerated and a safe product with little known side effects for Cats.

So if you are going to embark down the CBD Path, just make sure the CBD is from a Premium Quality brand, Independently Lab Tested for Purity, and made with U.S. Organic Hemp Plants. 

Hemp acts like a sponge so it will soak up everything in the adjacent soil and water. This includes pesticides, herbicides, and other harmful chemicals and toxins.

This is why many farmers use it if they are changing their soil to Organic farming methods. Moreover, if you are buying non-organic hemp then all those impurities are going to go into you or your pet.

With everything in life, do your due diligence and talk to your Vet. Maybe CBD will be the right way to go for you and Ms. Puss.


MORE RESOURCES:

Here our a few more links if you want further information regarding CBD for Cats and for general Pet Resources. Maybe it’s time to Adopt a Furry Friend!

Additional CBD Cat Article

Pet Finder Resources

Adopt a Pet

Animal Planet for Kitties

Buy Cat CBD Oil

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ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CBD FOR DOGS

THIS IS PART OF OUR

LARGER SERIES ON CBD FOR PETS

CBD FOR CATS  CBD FOR PETS   CBD AND PET HEALTH

We can all agree that dealing with a personal health issue can be overwhelming at times. The stress and anxiety that goes hand in hand with a wellness issue is sometimes worse than the actual ailment.

And for most of us, when our bff (best furry friend) has to battle with a health and wellness issue, it can be even more heartbreaking.

In this Article we will be Discussing:

  • WHAT CBD OIL IS
  • CANNABIS SATIVA FAMILY HEMP VS. MARIJUANA
  • HOW CBD WORKS WITHIN YOUR DOG’S BODY
  • BENEFITS AND SIDE EFFECTS
  • DOSAGE INSTRUCTIONS
  • MORE RESOURCES

lone dog sitting near shore at dusk

WHAT EXACTLY IS CBD?

CBD is short for Cannabidiol. It is one of over 110 Identified Phytocannabinoids (Plant Chemicals or Compounds) that are part of the nutrient makeup contained within the Hemp Plant.

In Addition, this member of Cannabis Sativa Family also contains numerous other beneficial vitamins and minerals, as well as all 20 amino acids, heart healthy Omegas, Flavonoids, and Terpenes.

All of these beneficial nutrients working together can only be available to the user if the extraction is Full Spectrum or Broad Spectrum. Researchers believe all of the components working together synergistically gives the user the most benefit potential than just one or two. They call this the “Entourage Effect.”

Full Spectrum is when everything is extracted including the tiny amount of THC. Broad Spectrum is when they filter out the THC, but everything else remains. Conversely, many Brands use CBD Isolate, which is only the CBD Chemical.


dog looking at md organics cbd oil products banner ad

CANNABIS SATIVA FAMILY

For Many people this is where the most confusion and reluctance lies when pondering whether or not to give your Dog CBD Oil.

True, Hemp and Marijuana are part of the same Plant family. However, they are more like distant cousins as far as their makeup is concern.

  • Industrial Hemp is Bred for 30-40% CBD Levels
  • Marijuana Bred for 10-30% THC Levels
  • Legal Industrial Hemp has to have 0.3% or Less of THC 
  • Marijuana typically only contains 1-4% CBD Levels
  • Most Reputable Brands will Strain out this 0.3% of THC
  • Growing and Harvesting Conditions are Completely different

So, no Mr. Marbles will not get high using a Hemp-Derived CBD Oil Product. Even if this tiny amount was not filtered out, it is so low that it would never cause any psychoactive affect in your Dog.


HOW CBD WORKS WITHIN YOUR DOG

Infographic of the Endocannabinoid System in DogsAll mammals have an Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This fascinating system was just discovered in the late 1980’s early 1990’s and it is responsible for all of your Homeostasis Functions in you and your dog.

This system lies all throughout your body; your skin, muscles, and most organs including your brain. This is a cell-signaling type of system with the Main Receptor sites named CB1 and CB2.

Just like you, your dog already produces its own Endocannabinoids to help with all the functions of the ECS. I.E. appetite, mood, temperature, sleep, salt and water concentrations, etc.

However, because of aging, environment, or poor nutrition, many dogs like humans are deficient in Endocannabinoids to help produce the basic functions of vitality and well-being.

That is where CBD comes in. By supplementing your dog’s lack of production, it is essentially bridging the gap and reawakening the ECS to function as it did when he or she was a puppy.

dog iconEven though all the research with CBD is still at the infancy stages. Most experts agree that it is well tolerated in you and your dog’s bodies.

Further, (just one man’s opinion), when something is coming from an organic plant, it goes to reason that our bodies welcome it better than a synthetic prescription pill or shot.

Furthermore, these synthetic medications burden the dog’s small liver because it has to filter these lab created solutions. In addition to taxing your pets small and delicate organs, these medications also leave behind trace amounts, that build up over time. 

Sad to say, but when your Dog’s Liver fails to function, it will be terminal.


WHY PEOPLE ARE GIVING CBD TO THEIR DOG & SIDE EFFECTS

People are giving Hemp CBD Oil to their dogs for a variety of reasons. The most common are for pain relief, anxiety or mood issues, or aging joints or muscles. The principle behind this is to improve your dog’s quality of life.

Side Effects:

As mentioned previously, research is still at the beginning stages, but what we know now is that side effects of cbd with dogs is minimal. The most common is that if you give too much CBD your dog, he/she might become drowsy or take a nap, the same goes for humans.

A few other side effects that have been reported thus far, have been dry mouth, and a loose stool. If you notice one of these side effects, consult with your Veterinarian and adjust the dose accordingly.


DOSAGE INSTRUCTIONS:

dog with sweater on a blue backgroundTincture Oil – Like Humans, every dog is different. What might be the correct dosage for one, might not be for another, even though both dogs might be the same breed and have the same weight and age.

We suggest to give about half a dropper full or 2-4 drops per 10 lbs of body weight, twice a day.

With the higher the mg. bottles the more CBD will be in each drop, so adjust accordingly. Obviously, if your dog is a toy poodle, then chances are a 250mg bottle would be just fine. The Bigger the Dog, the likelihood he/she will need more.

Rule of Thumb is to start small and monitor your dog. Usually you can tell after a few days if they are more playful or energetic, that the dose was effective. However, if nothing is noticed then add a few more milligrams and wait a few more days, and so on.

Application Methods:paw print

  • You can rub the oil on your fingertips and apply to your dog’s gums. 
  • Squirt directly into their mouths
  • Apply the oil on treats
  • inject oil into wet food
  • Or drizzle over dry food

Remember, their bodies and organs are a lot smaller than humans.

CBD Dog Treats – We suggest 1-2 treats per 25lbs. of weight. This all depends on how much milligrams of CBD is within each treat. For example, our Dog Treats have 2mg of CBD per treat, so adjust accordingly. Write down or make a mental note of how much you are giving them.

Note: Our Dog Treats are made like our Softgels with Nanoemulsion Technology. This means the oil is pulverized down to microscopic droplets. For Mr. Marbles that means a quicker and better absorption rate.

So not as much would be needed as oppose to a standard oil. If the Brand you are buying from does not have this method than the amounts of CBD could correspond to that of the Tincture Oil.


dog's eye closeupCONCLUSION:

We always advise to speak with your Veterinarian before starting on a CBD Regimen for your furry friend. With that being said, we hope this informed you as to what CBD actually is, how it works, and that it will not get your dog high.

In addition, we know that CBD is generally regarded as a safe product with little side effects. So if you are going to give the gift of CBD to your loved one just make sure it is from a reputable brand, made with U.S. Organic Hemp, and Lab Tested. 

MORE RESOURCES:

Here our a few more links if you want further information regarding CBD for Dogs.

Studies of Dogs given CBD

 

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If you love your pet as much as most animal lovers do, then this is a must read. In this Article we will cover:

  • What CBD Oil exactly is.
  • What the ECS is.
  • What can Hemp CBD do for your pet
  • CBD Questions Answered
  • How CBD Oil can impact your four-legged bf’s quality of life.

If you are like most pet owners you want the best for him or her to live a happy, high quality of life. However, many first-time CBD users have many questions regarding CBD for their loved one. How much to give them? How often should I give them a dose? How do I know if the CBD is working? But first let us explain what CBD is and how it works.

What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?

Cannabidiol or CBD is a beneficial chemical found in the Hemp Plant. We call these Phyto (plant) cannabinoids. There are over 100 phytocannabinoids found within the hemp plant when it is processed. Another one many know is THC, the phytocannabinoid responsible for giving the user a buzz or high.

In contrast, the Hemp plant is bred for industrial use and has a THC content of 0.3% or less of THC and about 30-40% of CBD. Whereas, Marijuana is bred to have high THC levels, usually 30% within the plant, and very low levels of CBD.  So Hemp extract Cannabidiol will never get you or your furry buddy high or buzzed. This confusion remains the biggest obstacle in why people hesitate in using CBD.


What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?

The ECS was discovered in the 1990’s by researchers, so it is relatively new as far as research goes. What we know now is that this system lies on the periphery of your Central Nervous System and is a cell-signaling system. It is also responsible for your Homeostasis functions, i.e. pain, appetite, body temperature, and many more. This system is essential in keeping you alive.

We also know that there are two main receptor sites called CB1 and CB2. These are in your Brain, most of your organs, and your skin.

Furthermore, how CBD works is like your front door, allowing people you know to enter (helpful compounds to enter) and blocking intruders or strangers from entering (harmful compounds from entering). For example, blocking a pain signal in your back.

What is amazing is that all mammals have this ECS, so you and your pet have the same biological system in regards to the ECS (theirs just a bit smaller). So what CBD can do for you, it can also do the same for your cat or dog or any other (mammal) pet you have.

how cbd worksWhat Can CBD do for My Pet?

Toxin Free CBD can help your pet with discomfort, fear, sleep, and age-related issues. Pretty much anything that is preventing him or her from receiving a high quality of life. Essentially, the nutrient-rich hemp oil acts like a multivitamin kick starting the ECS to function at an optimal level as it once did when they were a puppy or kitten.

QUESTIONS ANSWERED:

How Much do I give Mr. Marbles?

How Often?

How will I know if it is working?

Like in humans, everyone’s dosage will be different and will take a week or so to find the right dosage. As a general rule of thumb, we suggest to give 2-4 drops per 10lbs. of body weight twice a day. Generally, a bigger dog or horse will require more. 

Watch their behavior over the next few days, and if no change then add another dose or two, and repeat this a few days later. Make a note of how much, then this will be their dosage.

Note: if you give too much, they might take a nap or become sleepy.

For example, our President of MD Organics has a few cats in their teens and after a week of use they started to play-fight and run around like they did when they were babies. When nothing else in their diet had changed, he knew it was the CBD working.

He gave a dropper full of the 250mg CBD tincture oil 1-2x a day, or about 8mg of CBD, and they weigh roughly ten pounds each.

So even though most pets can’t human talk lol. They will show you in other ways. And trust us, you will notice it. Maybe, it is in the form of more energy, or playfulness, or calm demeanor, or better mobility, or more affection towards you. How intimate one is with their pet, you know when something has changed.

Are there any Side-Effects?

Reported side-effects have been minor at best, these include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Low blood sugar
  • Lightheaded
  • Poor stools
  • Drowsiness

How do I administered the Oil?

This depends on what your cat or dog will let you do. You can open their mouths and squirt the dropper directly into the mouth, or on the side of a closed mouth. Also, you can put some oil on your fingertips and rub it into the gums. In addition, you can mix the oil in with their food or treats.

The CBD dog or cat treats are an easier option if your pet objects to having his/her mouth touched.


CONCLUSION:

We know how much you love your pet, they are part of your family and you want the best for them to live a long, healthy life. Many of us are now seeking Natural and Organic solutions to health issues instead of a synthetic drug that burdens the small liver of your pets.

Just like humans your pets tiny Liver has to work overtime to filter bad food, bad water, toxins found in medications, and all the rest of the bad stuff that goes into their bodies. So why burden it anymore?

dog iconSo talk with your Veterinarian about CBD and if it is something you are willing to try, your pet will thank you. We guarantee it!

More importantly, make sure the CBD is from the U.S. and is THC Free and Organic. Also, make sure they have viewable or available Independent Lab Reports showing you exactly what the chemical makeup is of the CBD. Doing this will help ensure you are getting a quality product.

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paw printCBD Oil for Pets
One of the most challenging parts of having a pet is to see them in distress and pain. Your pets can suffer from various issues, ranging from mood, sleep and discomfort, just like humans. Under such conditions, you need to consider using CBD oil to treat your pet.

Our CBD oil at “MD Organics” is famous for its therapeutic properties which are free of THC. Unlike many other oil brands in the market, our products are free of psychoactive effects. We have a variety of strengths for the size of your pet. By using our CBD oil for your pets, you can get the following benefits:

  • Our CBD oil is non-psychoactive. It means that you understand its amazing benefits without the fear that the routine of your pet will be affected.
  • Unlike other CBD oils, our CBD oil doesn’t make you or your pet high. Thus, it is incredibly safe to take.
  •  CBD oil can help your pet to relax so that it doesn’t get jumpy during a storm or fireworks, etc.
  • It can help with age related health issues. Discomfort, joints, and skin issues.
  • Night times can be difficult for your pets. It is especially true for the puppies and kittens. To relax them and help them in going back to sleep, CBD oil can be highly beneficial. Once again, it is essential to mention that you should only use the pure and organic CBD hemp oil that comes from the best sources and is grown in the U.S.A.
  • With pets if you administer too much, then like humans, your pet might want to take a nap, so its best to start small and work your way up to find their correct dosage.
  • One Anecdotal Example of the brilliance of CBD is our President’s cats. They’re names are Forest and Jenny and are 14 years old and have not play fought and run around since they were around two years old. After about a week on CBD they are reliving their youth! Running around, playing with each other, play fighting, rolling around like when they were babies. Truly amazing to witness.

Are CBD Products for Pets FDA approved?
Cannabidiol oil is now breaking the boundaries and becoming a part of headlines worldwide. Your pets have the same (ECS) Endocannabinoid system as we do, and can benefit from the beneficial nutrients just like we can.

However, it is essential to know what the food and drug administration has to say about CBD products. According to Lindsay Haake, who is an FDA spokesperson, there are no restrictions on the use of CBD products in animals. The spokesperson also mentioned that the FDA is currently working to collect information about various other products such as marijuana and marijuana-based products and whether they are safe to use for the animals.

It is also recommended by the FDA to consult with your veterinarian before using these products for your pets. As of today, The FDA has not evaluated the use of CBD for the treatment of any health related issues. So we advise you to do your own research as well.

dog iconARE CBD AND HEMP OIL THE SAME?
If you are planning to buy hemp oil online, it can be very difficult for you to distinguish one brand from another. Therefore, it is essential to research the best brands out there. Only the best brands can source the raw material from legal industrial hemp and use the best equipment to extract and refine the oil.

So, not all CBD hemp oils are the same, and they differ according to the company you select. Most importantly, Hemp acts like a sponge, it will soak up any pollutant and/or toxin in the surrounding soil. So you need the Hemp to be Organic. Be weary of low prices for high mg bottles, it is just not feasible with u.s. grown organic farming and third-party lab testing.

First, there is CBD Oil with the 0.3% THC not strained out which is considered a “full spectrum” oil. There is a “full spectrum” oil, which we sell that retains all the valuable nutrients of the hemp plant, but also strains out the 0.3% of THC. Some call this “broad spectrum” cbd oil. Some of these terms are used interchangeably.

The most important things to look for is THC Free, and U.S. Organic Hemp. Also, there are other companies that sell “hemp oil”, but in fact it is just oil made from hemp seeds, which do not contain any of the valuable benefits of CBD.

Conclusion
At “MD Organics”, we believe in Natural wellness and health from the inside out. That is why we produce only the highest-quality CBD oil on the market today. Our CBD products for pets comes from the purest hemp oil that is extracted from the best and the largest hemp farms in the U.S. in Colorado. We extract the oil through our Eight-Step Process that is detailed on our “Hemp Process” page. All of our Pet CBD Tincture Oils are human-grade products and an excellent source of valuable nutrients your furry loved one needs.

As we move forward and see the increasing popularity of hemp oil and many other hemp-based products, users are continuing to know more about the benefits and uses of organic products such as CBD hemp oil.

Besides CBD, hemp extract oil consists of many critical fatty acids such as omega-3 and omega-6. These fatty acids are responsible for the regular operation of our body systems. Hemp oil contains more than 70% of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that are ideal for the normal functioning of our bodies.

At “MD Organics”, we have the highest quality and pure CBD hemp oil sourced from biggest Organic Hemp Grower in Colorado. Read about our Process here. Moreover, from our proprietary process our CBD Oils are lightweight and easy to absorb. Our oil comes under the category of broad-spectrum hemp CBD oil that is 100% USA grown and is federally legal in every part of the United States. Our Pet tinctures are vegan and human-grade quality, meaning if needed, you could use them as well. 

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