Dogs experience pain due to various reasons like fracture, age, or surgery. As a pet owner, you must know by now that you can feed your dogs CBD products to relieve them of pains, allergies, and treat even chronic diseases.
However, the market is full of various CBD products for your dog, and choosing the right one can be a daunting task. So, here are mistakes you should look to avoid when buying CBD products for your canine friend.
Buying Cheap CBD Products
Though the law allows you to give CBD to your pet, these products are not FDA-approved, and there are no established benchmarks for quality. Some CBD manufacturers offer cheap CBD products to lure consumers. Poorly manufactured CBD products will do less good and more harm to your dog.
You need to understand one thing- cheap CBD products are low-cost for a reason. They either have low-quality ingredients or an inferior manufacturing process that leaves many impurities in the final product.
High-quality products are expensive because the manufacturer used high-quality hemp and high-tech scientific equipment to manufacture and test products before offering them to pet owners.
Not Checking the Hemp Source
If your dog experiences severe side effects after giving CBD products, it can be due to various reasons like fungus, mold, heavy metals, or solvent residue in the product. All this is caused by poorly grown hemp. Many pet owners forget to check the origin of hemp when buying CBD products for their dogs.
CBD is grown across the world, and in many countries, hemp plant cultivation is not regulated, and farmers follow wrong methods to get the yield. Hemp is a bio-accumulator; it absorbs everything from the surroundings and stores it in its tissues.
If the cultivator uses pesticides in large quantities, the hemp plant will also have large quantities of chemicals. You must hence be careful about the source of your CBD.
Assuming All CBD Products Are Same
The main reason for the popularity of CBD products for dogs is their effectiveness in reducing pain, their advantages as health supplements, and their non-psychoactive nature. However, that does not mean all CBD products are non-psychoactive.
CBD products can be made from hemp and marijuana. If the manufacturer uses marijuana to manufacture these products, such products are bound to have high levels of THC, which can get your dog high. Those made from hemp have less than 0.3% THC that does not get your dog high. You need to look at the extraction methods used by the manufacturer.
Safe extraction methods like using pressurized CO2 to make CBD oil will ensure lower THC content. However, if the manufacturer cuts costs on the extraction of solvents, there are more chances the end product has more than 0.3% THC.
Not Talking to Your Vet Before Purchasing CBD Products
You should be comfortable discussing all problems of your pet with your veterinary doctor. Avoid buying and using CBD products for your dog before talking to the veterinary doctor. They can suggest the right CBD products and also help you understand dosage.
There are several concentrations available in the market. The correct dosage depends on the strength of the CBD product, the weight of your dog, and the condition you are treating. The vet is the best person to recommend the right options for your dog.
Going After CBD Products That Make Too Many Claims
Marketing is part of business, and many manufacturers often make tall claims about their products’ safety, quality, and effectiveness. You should steer clear of products that sound too good to be true, and instead, buy from leading manufacturers only. This will ensure you get CBD products made from high-quality ingredients and follow safe extraction methods.
Leading CBD manufacturers send their products to a third-party lab to ascertain the quality and safety of their products.
If you wish to give your dogs CBD oil and other products to treat their pains and allergies, it is important to research the manufacturer and the quality of the product thoroughly beforehand.