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Can CBD Oil Be Mixed into My Pet’s Food?

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CBD is a compound naturally found in the hemp plant that’s known to have tremendous benefits for humans and animals alike. When it comes to pets, CBD oil needs to be ingested to be effective.

Most pet owners who are looking into natural supplements for their pets are skeptical about how CBD oil should be administered.

We’ve put together a detailed guide on how you should use CBD oil for your pets.

Why is CBD oil used for pets?

Natural supplements like CBD oil can help the overall health of your pet as well as improve certain conditions they’re experiencing.

Dogs tend to suffer from separation anxiety, motion sickness, dementia, chronic pain, seizures, and acute pain. CBD reduces their anxiety, stabilizes their mood, reduces inflammation in the body, and relieves pain.

How does CBD work once ingested by my pet?

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CBD oil is designed to be ingested. It isn’t a topical supplement. Dogs and cats, like humans, have an endocannabinoid system known as ECS. This system is mainly made up of two receptors CB1 and CB2, endocannabinoids Anandamide, and 2-AG.

Cannabinoid receptors are present in dogs, especially in the gastrointestinal tract. CBD doesn’t bind to the CB1 and CB2 receptors like Anandamide of 2-AG, but it stimulates the endocannabinoid system indirectly.

When you give CBD oil to your dog, it’s broken down into compounds that are absorbed by the GI tract. This then activates receptors in the GI tract, while it enters the bloodstream to be transported throughout the body.

CBD oil with food or on its own?

Any oil is easier to break down when consumed on its own. CBD oil, when taken on an empty stomach also takes effect much quicker, but pets often don’t accept medication or supplements very easily. Medication and supplements are often hidden in food and treats of pets.

Pets tend to locate capsules and tablets in their food easily. CBD oil, on the other hand, can be mixed into their food easily and they won’t even notice it.

When handing out treats, you can also add drops of CBD oil into doggy treats too. Make sure you’re giving the right dosage to your pet; consult your vet before giving any natural supplements to them.

innov8tion provides CBD products for pets. Our products are 100% safe and made of natural hemp grown in Colorado. This CBD oil can be used for a number of reasons like anxiety in dogs, chronic pain, seizures, and as a joint supplement.

Our products are prepared under pristine conditions, specially formulated to be consumed by dogs and cats. Check out our hemp products available online or contact us at 1-801-232-7409 for more information.


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