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. We are answering 10 common questions about CBD oil and debunking the myths.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the many compounds known as phytocannabinoids. CBD is found within the hemp plant and is non-psychoactive. Unlike THC, CBD will not get the user high and has extensive medicinal properties. A new trend in pet-care, The New York Times reports that cannabis-based CBD products not only help treat pets with anxiety, but also have shown to be beneficial to pets suffering from seizures, inflammation, and arthritis. According to recent studies, CBD oil is safe and non-toxic for pets. If you want to avoid prescription medications that might leave your pet woozy or tired, CBD oil might be the right fit for your pet.
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, leading many people to have a negative connotation of hemp. CBD oil is not Marijuana.
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.
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 CBD Oil contains 0 percent THC, well below the minimum percentage acceptable.
What does CBD Oil help with for pets?
There are many amazing benefits that CBD oil can help with. CBD oil has calming properties and can help alleviate anxiety in pets. If your pet fears fireworks for example, a little CBD oil may help to keep her relaxed and at ease. CBD oil also assists in normal hip and joint mobility, aids the digestive tract, helps to maintain cognitive function, supports the immune system, and sustains blood sugar levels. You can learn more about CBD oil’s effects here, this article contains case examples from a holistic veterinarian who treated a 6 cm tumor with CBD Oil.
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 a treat, in their food bowl, or even have your pet lick it directly off your hand!
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.
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