CBD Oil For Dogs with Neurological Pain | Phytocannabioind Rich (PCR) Oil for Dogs
What You Need to Know about Pet CBD Oil
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Treatibles and also has affiliate links. However, I will always try to offer my readers great product selections. Your trust is very appreciated, and never taken for granted. ~Tonya, Dexter and Nutter
I’m guessing by now you have heard some buzz about CBD oil for dogs. On any social media outlet, a question about a dog’s anxiety or pain is sure to result in a suggestion to try CBD oil. But before diving in, it’s always a good idea to know a few facts.
Marijuana vs Hemp
Both marijuana and hemp come from the same plant genus, Cannabaceae, but they are two different plants. Hemp-derived phytocannabinoids do not contain the hallucinogenic compound Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), so they do not cause the ‘high’ associated with marijuana. To be classified as hemp, it must contain less than 0.3% of THC. Some varieties of hemp products are nearly free of THC.
Understanding Phytocannabinoids—a Little Science
Chemical compounds known as cannabinoids are found in all animals (except insects). In plant form, it is known as phytocannabinoids. Studies of phytocannabinoids show they are very effective in promoting both physical and mental health. Benefits range from helping with anxiety, reducing inflammation, combating nausea, helping in digestion, and the list goes on.
The reason phytocannabinoids can be used to treat many ailments is that all animals have an endocannabinoid system that maintains the body’s physiological, immunological and neurological systems. When there is a deficiency in endocannabinoid production, our body will utilize the addition of phytocannabinoids and will start a restoring process to bring our bodies back to balance.
Safety Considerations of Hemp-Derived Phytocannabinoids
One of the great things about Hemp-based phytocannabinoids is the safety of the product. There are no psychoactive effects, and the phytocannabinoid-rich oil is non-toxic. It is next to impossible for a pet to overdose, and it is also safe to administer with other pet medications or pet supplements. However, as always, please speak with your holistic veterinarian prior to administration.
Are Hemp-Derived Phytocannabinoids safe?
In a word, yes. Hemp-based phytocannabinoids are non-psychoactive and non-toxic. It is virtually impossible for a pet to overdose. In addition, phytocannabinoids are safe for your pets to take along with any prescribed or over-the-counter medication. Always talk to your veterinarian before adding any supplement to your pet’s regimen.
The Importance of Testing
As with a lot of popular products, quality control and evaluation are important. Various brands offer testing results to the consumer. And yes, some brands don’t test at all. For me, if a company doesn’t offer this information on their website, I would certainly inquire before making a purchase.
A few points to consider when choosing a PCR oil for your pet include: sourcing of ingredients, third-party testing of raw materials, finished product, milligrams of phytocannabinoid, free of bio-contaminants and heavy metals.
My Personal Experience with Phytocannabinoid-Rich (PCR) Oil for Dogs
Just over 9 months ago, I had a first-hand experience with Treatibles Phytocannabinoid-Rich Oil. I worked with one of my dog training clients on using the Treatibles PCR Oil with her anxious dog, Sora. At the same time, I had my own bottle for Dexter for help with breakthrough pain from his neurological disorder. You can read about both our positive experiences in this article.
As Dexter’s disease progresses, I’m always trying to stay one step ahead of the train and help Dexter stay as pain-free and spunky as his heart desires. Over the last couple of months, I’ve noticed he’s becoming a bit more wobbly and bobbly. I spoke with Dexter’s canine rehabilitation veterinarian, Dr. Mary L. Cardeccia on what I could do to help, and she prescribed Phytocannabinoid-Rich (PCR) Oil twice a day.
Because I always want to know the why and how, I asked her to explain what we hope the PCR oil will do for Dexter. She offered this explanation, “As for the hemp extract, phytocannabinoids and terpenes (normal components of the hemp plant; CBD is one of the phytocannabinoids (cannabidiol). Many people use “CBD oil” interchangeably with hemp oil or extract, but in reality, there are so many great components of the whole plant that it is even better to use the leaf/stem extract instead of just isolating CBD). Phytocannabinoids and terpenes have anti-inflammatory properties, pain relieving properties, and a quieting/soothing effect on the central nervous system (can control seizures), so I am hoping that using it with Dex would help on all three of those levels.” Dr. Cardeccia continued by saying, “I think that you may start seeing improvement after a few doses, as the anti-inflammatory effects should not take long, but the CNS (Central Nervous System) effects may take a couple of weeks to get to full effect.”
Choosing a Phytocannabioind-Rich (PCR) Oil for Dexter
Of, course, I immediately thought of Treatibles, but I also didn’t want to overlook any other great brands that might fit our needs. As I started to do my research, I ran into some roadblocks when it came to the testing and/or results of the PCR Oils for dogs. Some companies did not offer any testing, while results for other products showed some THC, although under the 0.3% limit. The other test result that I found were in the residual solvent analysis. Even though under 400 PPM would pass, all the companies that I found still had some residue, with the exception of Treatibles. I do understand that the other brands are still deemed safe and there may be a brand I overlooked, but for me, it was just too hard to ignore.
I contacted Treatibles for more information on their testing and products, and learned that Treatibles’ third-party lab tests at every stage, from the raw materials to the finished product. Every batch is tested to determine the exact milligrams of phytocannabinoids in every product. They also test to ensure each product is free of heavy metals and bio-contaminants (none detected in tests), and they provide the testing results for each product on their website. The hemp used for their products is grown in the USA and is virtually free of THC (none detected in tests). Test results can vary from crop to crop, so check the test results prior to purchasing.
All Treatibles products contain phytocannabinoid-rich oil extracted from the whole hemp plant, which, as Dr. Cardeccia explained, creates a synergy effect by utilizing therapeutic phytocannabinoids and terpenes, providing a full spectrum of benefits for pets.
Treatibles actually reformulated their product to use MCT Coconut Oil as the base. Coconut oil has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties, contains antioxidants, and is rich in lauric acid, making this a great addition!
I am very happy with my decision to use Treatibles Phytocannabinoid-Rich Oil with MCT Coconut Oil for Dexter. I am hoping to be able to see some improvement of Dexter’s mobility in the next few weeks. The good news is that we won’t be doing any harm in trying, and by adding daily PCR oil, I am reducing Dexter’s inflammation, which is always a good thing.
Don’t let your dog suffer needlessly. Visit Treatibles today~!
Treatibles Compassion Certified hard chews, dropper bottle oils and gel caps are infused with phytocannabinoid rich oil (PCR) derived from medicinal grade hemp grown in the USA. Treatibles help to promote healthy joints and digestion, instill calm and balance, and assist pets with anxiety, discomfort, seizures, end of life comfort, and more.
Have you or your pet tried PCR Oil (CBD)? Tell me in the comments.
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