Cannabidiol (CBD) isn’t just for humans. From tinctures to treats, to sprays, there are many different types of CBD products to choose from. Unlike THC, CBD products won’t intoxicate your pets, and there is evidence that CBD could have the same effects in dogs and humans.
While most CBD products are used to serve similar purposes, they vary in both application and efficacy. CBD oil spray for dogs, for example, is a growingly common approach to CBD treatment for pets because of its ability to service dogs who can’t take oils or treats.
How can CBD help your dog?
CBD can help dogs and other pets in a variety of ways. We’ve created this list of just a few to help you figure out if CBD is right for your furry friend.
- Pain alleviation and mobility effects: CBD can be a powerful pain reliever for pets. Products like sprays help to support joint vitality in dogs experiencing arthritis or other aches and pains related to old age.
- Anti-nausea effects: Dogs experience nausea and stomach pain the same way that humans do. Studies have shown that CBD is able to reduce the intensity of nausea and vomiting by interacting with receptors of the endocannabinoid system and working to restore balance in the body.
- Appetite stimulation: In addition to easing nausea, CBD has the ability to stimulate one’s appetite as well, according to the National Cancer Institute. Cannabidiol (CBD) may be the perfect thing to keep your dog eating during stressful periods.
- Anti-anxiety impact: While there have been no formal studies done on how CBD affects dogs, there is research showing that CBD has the ability to change the brain’s receptor response to serotonin and may help them feel more calm and relaxed. The calming effect of CBD can also cause slight drowsiness and subsequently minimize stress.
Why is CBD pet spray better for dogs than oil?
From versatility to accurate dosing, here’s why CBD pet sprays are better for dogs than traditional oil droppers.
If your dog doesn’t do well with droppers, spray bottles are a great alternative. They are far less messy and provide an easy solution for dogs who just can’t seem to sit still long enough to take oil. Simply spray the bottle directly into your dog’s mouth
Between a fussy dog and messy oil, it can also be difficult to verify the correct amount when using a tincture. Sprays are a great option for dogs because they offer full dosage control, with one spray typically equivalent to a specific dosage. One spray of our Pet CBD Oil Spray for dogs, for example, is equivalent to exactly 3mg of CBD.
Sprays are also much more versatile than oils as they can be applied directly into your pet’s mouth, their water, or the food/treat that they already love. This will help to ensure that your dog enjoys their consumption and reaps the full benefits of the product.
Another reason CBD sprays are a great alternative to oil is their absorption rate. By dispersing the cannabinoid into smaller particles, CBD sprays allow the salivary glands to ingest the oil faster and thus, provide faster-acting results.
For pets with digestive issues or weak stomachs, sprays are typically easier to get down than oil droppers. Pets who are undergoing cancer treatment, for example, may have a difficult time swallowing oils. Sprays, on the other hand, are often flavorless and easily absorb without swallowing.
Why is CBD pet spray better for dogs than treats?
There are a variety of proven benefits to using CBD oil spray over edible treats, as well. Including ease of dosage and application, here are just a few:
Easier to dose
While treats may seem like the easiest way to slide some CBD into your dog’s diet, there is always a chance that our furry friends have a change in taste. If you’re looking to avoid holding onto an uneaten bag of CBD treats that Fido didn’t enjoy, tasteless CBD spray oils may be the best option.
Because treats need to be digested before being absorbed and taking effect, CBD oil sprays are generally more bioavailable and provide a faster onset time. This means they provide relief more quickly and efficiently than the average CBD treat, helping your furry friend feel better sooner.
Many CBD dog treats contain artificial ingredients that are unnecessary and even harmful at times. Flavoring agents, for example, are often used to make treats more appealing to pets. However, these unnecessary additives can cause bacteria and yeast in your dog’s gut. Core Root’s CBD Oil Sprays for dogs lack such flavorings and contains only full-spectrum CBD, and coconut oil.
It’s also much easier to give a CBD spray to animals that have inflamed and painful gums, which often leads them to avoid eating treats. If your dog is having any oral issues like missing teeth or infected gums, hard treats may be difficult or even painful for them to chow down on. A spray is a great option to provide relief, especially for a pet who can’t handle solid foods.
Treating your pet the Core Roots way
All that said, it can be tricky to find a CBD oil spray you can trust for your pet. That’s why Core Roots for Life created our Pet CBD Oil Spray. Created with just two ingredients — CBD and coconut oil — Core Root’s CBD Oil Spray for pets contains full-spectrum CBD extract and comes in a 2oz bottle (that’s double the size of most CBD products for pets). It’s easy to administer, certified gluten-free, GMO-free, and vegan formulated. So if you’re still wondering where to start, look no further. Visit our website for more information on pet CBD products. And please keep in mind that you should always consult your veterinarian before starting your pet on CBD.