Many Americans have accepted CBD as an alternative to prescription medicines for pain, anxiety, arthritis and many, many other health issues…. but does it only work for humans? CBD and all other cannabis related compounds are effective in all systems that function on an endocannabinoid-based system (ECS). There is a big distinction in the strengths and amounts that humans and animals are fit to ingest; it is HIGHLY suggested that you never use a human strength CBD product on an animal as the animal is much smaller and is not subjected to the same foods, drinks, and environment that humans are, meaning their tolerance levels are much lower than the average 5 year old human. Giving an animal a product made for human consumption may cause more harm than good.
Doses for animals should start around 100 mg. With Medicated Nation, we suggest animal parents begin with 5 drops for pets under 15 lbs, 10 drops for pets 15-40 lbs, 15 drops for pets 40- 75 lbs and a full dropper for animals over 75 lbs. (Please contact us for larger farm animals or wild game dosage and pricing)
Ok, so we hear that the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is the key to health and each cannabis compound reacts differently…”Well, my second cousins neighbors ex-boyfriend tried CBD from a gas station and she said it didn’t work.” or the ever popular “ If it works so well, why hasn’t my vet mentioned it? This attitude toward CBD is more common than you’d think. According to consumerreports.org (2019) ”If you want guidance from a veterinarian about CBD for your pet, you'll have to start the conversation. That's because vets have been left out of most state laws concerning cannabis, so they can talk about CBD only if clients broach the topic.”