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The Difference Between CBD Oils For Humans And Dogs

People love their dogs, to the point that many consider them part human. But have we gotten to the point where we can share both a walk and our stash of CBD with our beloved fur friend? When it comes to people and their dogs, is CBD use interchangeable? Where does the medicine diverge between man and beast?

The simple answer is that, outside of dosage, CBD oil is typically no different for either species, but the FDA does have different package labeling requirements for supplements meant for humans and pets. Also, CBD oil for dogs often has added flavoring, such as bacon, to make it more palatable to pooches. There’s also the addition of cod liver oil, which helps enhance the effects of CBD in canines.

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Just like in humans, CBD is non-psychoactive for dogs, but it can be effective in treating arthritic inflammation in those that are affected. CBD will relax a dog (or human), especially if the product is made from high CBD cannabis versus hemp, but not to the point of passing out, unless you really give them a high dose. Consult a professional before titrating.

CBD can also go far in improving a dog’s life. Even if it’s the happiest big dawg or little pup, if they are spooked by loud noises, suffer from separation anxiety or are generally nervous, CBD oil, which can be gotten in capsule form and then split open and poured over food, will take the edge off and ease the dog’s mood.

It’s also estimated that up to 5 percent of dogs suffer from seizure disorder. CBD is a known seizure suppressor and in humans and canines alike it can practically cure even the most severe disorders. This is an area where you definitely want to contact a professional as to dosages and other cannabinoids and terpenes that need to be included for optimal results.

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One area where there are no differences between humans and doggies is that CBD is a safe and effective treatment for myriad ailments, is thought to be a nervous system protectant and an appetite stimulant among many other things.

Above all, no matter your genus, CBD is an excellent anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is the cause of most aches, pains and even ailments out there. CBD is a medicine that you or wo/man’s best friend should take on a regular basis if needed so that it can be constantly working its magic and building up in the body’s system, whether two or four legged.

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