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10 Common Questions About CBD Oil

Does your dog hide under the bed when the fireworks go off every Fourth of July? Or get overly anxious when new people come over to take a dip in the pool? Healthy Spot now carries a CBD Oil called Green Gorilla and it offers many benefits for both your cats and dogs, namely relieving anxiety. CBD oil may seem like an intimidating choice to give your dog, but Healthy Spot has done all the research for you and wants to educate you about this amazing product. We are answering 10 common questions about CBD oil and debunking the myths.

Is CBD oil even legal?

Yes, absolutely! CBD oil is essentially just hemp, which you can buy at any local grocery store. It commonly gets lumped in with Marijuana, so many people have a negative connotation of hemp. CBD oil is not Marijuana and is a safe, legal option to give your pet.

So then what’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

While they both come from the same plant, Hemp and Marijuana are very different. The two main chemicals that come from the Cannabis sativa plant are CBD and THC. THC is the cannabinoid that gives the feeling of being high. CBD, on the other hand, is simply calming, with no buzz. Marijuana generally has about 10-15 percent THC while Hemp must have 0.3 percent or less. Therefore, hemp alone has no psychoactive effects. Green Gorilla goes one step beyond and makes sure that their products contain 0 percent THC. To learn about cannabis oil for dogs, click here.

My pet won’t get high from CBD oil, right?

No, your cat or dog will not get a high from CBD Oil. Green Gorilla, the CBD oil that Healthy Spot sells, contains 0 percent THC, well below the minimum percentage acceptable. This extra step protects your pet from the possibility of feeling any psychoactive properties.

What does CBD Oil help with for pets?
  • Normal hip and joint mobility
  • Aiding the digestive tract
  • Helping to maintain cognitive function
  • Supporting the immune system
  • Sustaining blood sugar levels

For even more examples about CBD oils healing properties, check out this article with a case example from a holistic veterinarian who treated a 6cm tumor with CBD Oil that shrank in as little as 3 months.

Can I travel on a plane with CBD oil?

Yes, you can travel with CBD oil! Hemp is completely legal to purchase, consume, and ship in the United States. Just make sure you abide by TSA’s size limitation of 3.4oz or smaller! Green Gorilla products come in a 2oz bottle, so you are good to go!

How do I give it to my pet?

Giving CBD oil to your pet is simple! You can pump it directly into your pet’s mouth, put it on or in a treat, or even have your pet lick it directly off your hand! Check out this example of how we fed Healthy Spot dog Scooby CBD oil on his favorite treat!

Does it taste bad?

Green Gorilla is made with organic extra virgin olive oil, which is a taste that pets rather enjoy! Many pets happily take their Green Gorilla dosage directly from off their owner’s hand!

How do I know how much to give my pet?

As a general guideline, Green Gorilla’s 150mg is best for dogs 35 pounds and under and the 600mg formula is best for 35-75 pound dogs. If it is your first time using the product, we always suggest you err on the side of caution and start with a lower dosage (One full dosage equals 5 pumps; about 1 mg per pump) If you are using the product for travel or an occasion, test the product prior to when you need it.

Can my pet overdose on CBD oil?

No, your pet cannot overdose on CBD oil. The most common side effect is drowsiness.

What makes Green Gorilla different than other CBD Oils?

Green Gorilla uses organic, extra virgin olive oil with low acidity levels because it blends well with CBD oil and has a pleasing taste. Most other CBD oils contain either vegetable glycerin or propylene glycol, both of which are unnatural options. Green Gorilla’s oil also does not contain any sweeteners or additives, so it is a completely natural product. To learn more about Green Gorilla, click here.

We hope that the answers to these 10 common questions about CBD Oil can help you determine if this product is right for your pup. If you have more questions about CBD oil or Green Gorilla, please leave a comment below and we will be happy to answer it for you! If you’re sold, head here to purchase.

Single-Dose Pharmacokinetics and Preliminary Safety Assessment with Use of CBD-Rich Hemp Nutraceutical in Healthy Dogs and Cats

The use of CBD-rich hemp products is becoming popular among pet owners with no long-term safety data related to consumption in adult dogs and cats. The purpose of this study was to determine the single-dose oral pharmacokinetics of CBD, and to provide a preliminary assessment of safety and adverse effects during 12-week administration using a hemp-based product in healthy dogs and cats. Eight of each species were provided a 2 mg/kg total CBD concentration orally twice daily for 12 weeks with screening of single-dose pharmacokinetics in six of each species. Pharmacokinetics revealed a mean maximum concentration (Cmax) of 301 ng/mL and 43 ng/mL, area under the curve (AUC) of 1297 ng-h/mL and 164 ng-h/mL, and time to maximal concentration (Tmax) of 1.4 h and 2 h, for dogs and cats, respectively. Serum chemistry and CBC results showed no clinically significant alterations, however one cat showed a persistent rise in alanine aminotransferase (ALT) above the reference range for the duration of the trial. In healthy dogs and cats, an oral CBD-rich hemp supplement administered every 12 h was not detrimental based on CBC or biochemistry values. Cats do appear to absorb or eliminate CBD differently than dogs, showing lower serum concentrations and adverse effects of excessive licking and head-shaking during oil administration.

Keywords: cannabidiol; cat; dog; hemp; pharmacokinetics; toxicity.

Conflict of interest statement

Wakshlag is a paid consultant of Ellevet Sciences. No other authors have any financial interest associated with Ellevet Sciences.