Myths about CBD for Pets ..

CBD (cannabidiol) has exploded in popularity among pet parents, guardians and slaves. Unfortunately, social media is full of inaccurate information and sellers pushing inferior products. We hope this guide exposing the myths about CBD for mutts, pups, nobles, masters and muggles will be helpful to you.
CBD for Cats and Dogs

Myths and Facts About CBD for Pets.

CBD (cannabidiol) has exploded in popularity among pet parents, guardians and slaves. Unfortunately, social media is full of inaccurate information and sellers pushing inferior products. We hope this guide exposing the myths about CBD for mutts, pups, nobles, masters and muggles will be helpful to you. Also make sure you read our information overview on CBD.

Myth #1 – CBD Isn’t Legal

CBD, because of its lack of THC, has been legal in South Africa since it first became available. However, in a landmark judgement on 18 September 2018, the Constitutional Court, South Africa’s highest court effectively decriminalised the cultivation, storage and use of cannabis in the privacy of one’s home, ruling that the prohibition of private cultivation, possession and consumption of the plant at home was unconstitutional. Before this, it was technically illegal, even for those using medical marijuana to treat the symptoms of diseases such as cancer. The ruling does, however, decriminalise the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, as previously many of those who used medicinal cannabis products to alleviate various symptoms, such as cancer patients, and those suffering from anxiety, PTSD, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, were technically doing so unlawfully.

Myth #2 – Hemp and Marijuana Are The Same Thing

The first concern pet parents, guardians and slaves have for administering CBD oil to their pets is exposing them to potential toxins related to cannabis. While the cannabis plant is most commonly associated with marijuana, hemp is its safer cousin. Unlike marijuana, hemp is not psychoactive, which means it can’t make your dog high.

Myth #3 – CBD Will Cure Anything That Ails Your Dog (or Cat)

Sadly, the CBD industry is plagued by unscrupulous sales reps and affiliates that promise that CBD can cure nearly any ailment. Most of these claims are not supported by any scientific research, clinical trials or even anecdotal testimonials.

Modern research shows that CBD:

  • is a powerful anti-inflammatory that promotes healthy joints, especially in aging dogs;
  • promotes a sense of calm, especially with dogs with anxiety or phobias;
  • can reduces the frequency and severity of seizures.

CBD shows promise in other areas well, but more research is needed.

Myth #4 – It’s Ok to Give a Dog CBD with THC In It

While some sellers argue a very small amount of THC is ok for dogs, we believe 0% THC (less than 0.3%) is the safest option for your dog. Ask any veterinarian, marijuana poisoning is a very real and dangerous thing. Removing ALL the THC will add to the cost, but also boost the safety.

Myth #5 – CBD Will Make My Dog “High”

It’s the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in marijuana that gives people a high. CBD oil from hemp, however, is cannabis that contains less than 0.3% THC (for pets we recommend choosing a product that is 100% THC free, see myth #4). CBD oil has all the therapeutic properties of cannabis without the mind-altering characteristics of THC.

Myth #6 – It’s Easy to Give a Dog an Overdose of CBD

Fortunately, it appears to be extremely difficult to give a large enough dose to seriously harm an animal. Unlike the THC, the toxicity of CBD appears negligible. With that said, you should always start slow when introducing any new supplement to your dog’s diet. Occasionally, the carrier oil (such as MCT oil, Hemp Seed Oil or organic virgin olive oil) can upset a dog’s stomach that is not use to a little extra fat in their diet.

Myth #7 – All CBD Is Basically The Same

If you’ve shopped CBD online you’ve likely seen a wide variety of pricing which can be confusing. Often times, too low of a price can signal poor or inconsistent quality. A trustworthy CBD supplier will go the extra mile to test their CBD by batch to ensure its efficacy and purity. All of these extra tests add up, but we believe its worth it.

Myth #8 – It’s Ok To Buy a Hemp Product Without Knowing Exactly How Much CBD Is In It

To skirt regulations, many sellers of hemp products label them as PCR oil or simply hemp oil, and refuse to state how much cannabidiol (CBD) in milligrams is in their product. This can be very confusing, as the proper dosage can make all the difference.

Myth #9 – CBD Oil is The Same Thing as “Hemp Oil” or “PCR Oil”

As stated above, some brands are creating new terms around their products to avoid certain international federal, state, or local regulations. The product may contain CBD, but without knowing how much, its hard to know the proper CBD dosing for your pets. Another confusing term is Hemp Seed Oil. Hemp seed oil has many benefits as a carrier oil, as long as CBD oil is also included on the ingredient list. Never use hemp seed oil alone, as it does not contain significant levels of CBD.

Myth #10 – It’s Ok to Buy a CBD Without Looking at a 3rd Party Certificate of Analysis

Sadly, very few online sellers publicly display their certificate of analysis (COA) on their website. A COA is crucial for ensuring that a product contains the amount of CBD it claims, as well as showing its is free from all traces of THC, and contains no contaminants. Ours forthcoming soon!

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The downfall of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago gave mammals an incredible opening, and they ran for it, rapidly becoming the dominant land vertebrates. Among those to emerge were the earliest carnivorans (members of the order Carnivora), whose living representatives include the cats and closely allied families, such as hyenas and mongooses, as well as dogs and closely allied families, such as bears, weasels, and seals.

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Fooding for the Future

Like their huumans, cats and dogs have their own fooding behaviors. When observed closely, you will notice small differences between mutts, pups, masters and nobles. Some research indicate that these differences start right from the food selection step, when the bowl is offered. The whole food selection routine requires organoleptic attributes of the food such as odor, taste, and texture.

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The Species “Dog”

It is not difficult to see why there is so much debate about the classification of the species “dog”. Given all of the research performed and published to validate the introduction of carbs and starches into the “dogs” diet, it is rather fallacious. Perhaps our species “dog” ability to process some carbs has always been present, a design for survival instead?

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