Just the Facts
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD is a compound found in the marijuana plant, unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive and no, it won’t get your dog stoned. It’s one of many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant that have potential medical and therapeutic qualities that are being studied. Mammals carry our own endocannabinoid receptors in our brains that are involved in the control of things like memory, immune response and our sleeping cycle. We produce cannabinoids naturally to interact with these ECS receptors and studies have shown we can also interact with cannabinoids produced by plants which have beneficial properties for our systems. CBD also has no known toxicity levels so theres no way to overdose on the stuff.
Does your pet suffer with joint pain or anxiety?
2018 Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine tested CBD oil to see if it could help dogs who are experiencing pain from osteoarthritis. The results were significant, according to the researchers with over 80% of the dogs taking the CBD oil showing “significant improvement in pain levels and quality of life” without discernible side-effects. Forbes, updated August, 2019
on the Market
If you and your veterinarian decide that you should try CBD as a treatment for your dog, there are a few things to keep in mind when purchasing CBD oil. Not all oils are the same; you’ll want high-quality CBD oil to have a better chance of it working.
Look for organic. If the CBD oil is not organic, it at least should not contain pesticides, fungicides, or solvents.
Don’t price shop. The higher the quality and purity, the higher the cost. You don’t want to go for a cheaper option that could have toxic substances such as pesticides, herbicides, or heavy metals. Make sure your CBD oil is free of additives.
Get the analysis. The manufacturer should provide a certificate that tells you the amount of CBD that is in the product. Many CBD products contain only small amounts of CBD. You’ll also want to make sure there is little or no THC in the product.
Buy CBD as a liquid. You can buy dog treats containing CBD, but the best form to administer is an oil or tincture. This way, you can adjust your dog’s dose drop by drop. Tincture allows you to control the dosage, unlike capsuals or treats.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are our most frequently asked questions about CBD and pets. If you don’t see your question here, please contact us today.
What dose of CBD should I give my pet?
|Weight||Full Dropper (1 ml)||CBD in mg||Drops|
|Under 30 lbs||0.5 ml||4.2 mg||10|
|30 - 60 lbs||1 ml||8.4 mg||20|
|Over 60 lbs||1.5 ml||12.6 mg||30|
|Weight||Full Dropper (1 ml)||CBD in mg||Drops|
|45 - 50 lbs||0.5 ml||16.8 mg||10|
|51 - 100 lbs||0.75 ml||25.5 mg||15|
|Over 100 lbs||1 ml||33.6 mg||20|
Start with a low dose and watch for signs of improvement or a negative reaction, every dog will respond differently so monitor your results and adjust the amount you give your pet if needed. If your arthritic pet is moving with more ease and mobility the CBD is having a positive affect, if your pet is overly lazy or is panting they may have been given too much.
How can Rudeboy’s Remedy CBD tincture help my dog or cat?
Vets and pet owners have used CBD derived from purest hemp with very good results treating:
Dogs with skin issues, such as canine eczema, dandruff, acne, and dry nose, and fatty cysts respond well to the topical and internal use of hemp oil.
Joint Pain and Arthritis:
CBD benefited various types of arthritis, including joint damage and can reduce pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
CBD has calming and soothing properties, dogs with anxiety should also be able to benefit from these effects. In fact, a lot of dog parents swear by hemp oil when it comes to dog anxiety, such as separation anxiety.
Studies have shown that CBD hemp has "anticonvulsant properties in animal models and reduced seizure frequency in limited human trials."
Nausea and Vomiting:
Proven to work on humans, if your dog has motion sickness, or is suffering from nausea and/or vomiting brought on by chemo, it is definitely worth trying to use hemp to alleviate the symptoms.
The anti-oxidative properties of hemp protect neurotoxicity, so it may help enhance cognitive functions in aging dogs.
There are also anecdotal reports on dog parents using hemp as a complementary treatment for their dogs with cancer. Talk to your vet if you want to use hemp in conjunction with other cancer treatment (e.g. chemotherapy).
Since there are different types of cancer, and dogs respond to treatment differently, hemp may or may not work for your dog. But it does provide an additional option.
How long will it take till I see results after my pet takes Rudeboy’s Remedy CBD tincture?
If treating you pet for anxiety, you may see the effect within 30-60 minutes (if the dosing is correct).
If you are giving to help with joint pain, it may take a longer period of time for the body to respond. We recommend allowing 2-4 weeks for full effect.
Is It possible for my pet to overdose on CBD?
We are happy to report it would be extremely difficult to give a large enough dose of CBD tincture to seriously harm an animal. The toxicity of CBD appears negligible, unlike THC. We do advise you to always start slow when introducing any new supplement to your pet’s diet. The Hemp Seed carrier oil may upset a pet’s stomach if they are not use to a little extra fat in their diet. Fortunately, this is rare and only temporary.
Is Rudeboy’s Remedy CBD tincture legal in my state?
Yes! Our tincture is made from organic hemp, in the USA, and legal in all 50 states.
AKC’s Chief Veterinary Officer
Dr. Jerry Klein
According to Dr. Jerry Klein, CBD is also used because of its anti-inflammatory properties to help:
- cardiac benefits
- anti-nausea effects
- appetite stimulation
- anti-anxiety impact
- possible anti-cancer benefits