Finding the best CBD oil for your dog can be confusing and uncertain. Trying to do research to find the best option produces thousands of companies and articles. Finding an unbiased opinion is near impossible, but now you are in luck!
Human CBD vs Dog CBD
I personally have 3 dogs and use CBD for my oldest pooch, who has immune deficiency issues. Going to the vet, they recommended extremely expensive medications that weren't guaranteed to work. They told me that the only thing they could do was administer this potentially lethal medication for a period of a few months with hopes of only subsiding the symptoms he's been having. I didn't see that as a very promising option to pursue, so I looked elsewhere.
I've personally taken CBD myself, and swear by its natural ability to just WORK. I have always taken full spectrum gel caps as its suspended in CBD oil, and CBD and the other cannabidiols are fat soluble by nature. Isolates are not naturally occurring and don't seem to have any effect.
Type of CBD
With that CBD knowledge already, I decided to give CBD a try for my dog. I typically take 25mg or 50mg gel caps. Most CBD stores or articles you read want you to give your dog CBD treats, which are extremely weak. Most are 10mg or less of actual CBD, but are extremely expensive. Not worth the money, save it for something that will actually work.
My dog is only 27lbs and I give him a full 25mg full spectrum gel cap daily. It relaxes him and he has dramatically less symptoms. I sometimes give him a second dose later on at night.
It should be given with food, so I wrap the gel cap in a turkey slice and give it to him that way. Dogs love meat, and this is the best way to give it to any dog in my opinion. The oil needs to absorb into their system, and giving it with food is the most effective way to administer it.
Oil vs Capsules/Gel Caps
If your dog doesn't fuss much about food, you may opt for a regular CBD oil or CBD tincture, which is just as strong. Just make sure its full spectrum and isn't a low mg. Most CBD products are deceiving because they list the entire package or bottle's total content on the front, where each piece or droplet may only contain a miniscule amount of CBD. With the gelcaps or even capsules, you can assure that the dosage is right where you need it to be.
How long does CBD take to kick in?
Keep in mind, dogs process food and supplements a bit differently than humans as they have a different digestive system. With that said, dosages may seem high for a small dog but they typically take the same amount of dose as a full size human.
Once you administer the CBD to your dog, it may take up to 2 hours to kick in as their digestive system is very slow. If given with food and water, the process is quicker to hit their system and it won't cause potential stomach upset.
Where to buy CBD for your dog?
There are some great resources out there for CBD gel caps (CBD oil) and capsules (powder). One of my favorite sources is Green City Direct, they have the softgels as well as the capsules available for a reasonable price. Check them out here: CBD capsules for dogs
Obviously there are hundreds of places to buy CBD for dogs, but its important to find something that will actually work for your pooch. Shop around or message us if you have questions. We'd be happy to recommend or review other stores and provide our feedback.
People of all walks of life have used the benefits of CBD in their everyday lives. From painters to concrete contractors, CBD has a fantastic ability to alleviate pain after a long day's work.
Many people worry about not passing drug tests due to the use of CBD, but if you purchase from the right sources, there is no need to worry. Reason being, you can purchase CBD with no THC. The drug tests that are conducted are looking for THC, not CBD. Even the small trace amounts of THC that exist in most CBD products, are less than .3% THC, which is the maximum legal limit.
So if you work a labor-intensive job like a contractor, or even a retail job where you're on your feet all day, rest assured with the right amount of CBD you will get a good night's rest with alleviated pain.
Know someone who could benefit from CBD, buy them some as a custom gift! They will be extremely thankful that you thought of them and will appreciate the gift that keeps on giving with every drop.
We all see the phrases; “in today’s economy”, “our new normal”, etc. But what does that mean? Many news outlets are talking about its effect on small businesses across the country, and the changing habits of buyers, employees, and employers. Many industries are affected in one way or another. But how has the “post-Covid” economy effected farming?
I feel there is a great opportunity for farmers to cash in on the most profitable crop in America today; hemp. Of course, it is not the end-all be-all as diversification is important, but having a high-yield crop is nothing to scoff at. The CBD industry is growing and expanding across the US. Many markets are completely opening to more CBD products, which is where the dominate force exists in the hemp space today. Having a high-quality harvested crop that can be converted into very profitable CBD products is where most hemp farmers are focusing.
Areas where hemp farming has been going on for a while now, such as Elevated Engravings based out of Vail, Colorado. They have made custom wood designs for local farmers in the hemp space to promote their crops to potential buyers. It all falls in-line with the organic and natural lifestyle and community that exists in the Pacific Northwest. Connecting with the right partners that can help you is key to being profitable.
Connecting the Dots
What we see is the farmers’ ability to get quality information about growing hemp. The internet is both a blessing and a curse because it is difficult to navigate through the webs of information to find what is real and what is just advertising. Finding a reputable source for CBD hemp seeds is cumbersome. Just a search for “CBD hemp seeds” will yield thousands of results from every company under the sun. Davis Hemp Farms out of Bend, OR is a fantastic resource, so I would start there first.
Its important to dwindle down the list to a few potential suppliers, then do your research about those companies through social media as well as on the search engines. Locate a seed supplier that puts its customers first and has your best interests in mind. Taking the time to answer your phone call and discuss your business with you goes a long way in today’s digital-dominated world. Lets not forget the importance of human to human interaction and the trust factor.
Once you find the right seed supplier, grow your crop, next is connecting to a CBD buyer. You will need a buyer lined up to streamline the process to ensure your harvest was a success. There are many brokers out there and companies that will help connect you with buyers in your market. I’d recommend reaching out to a company like KifCure if you’re in the Midwest region, and they will be able to help you connect the dots.
The Cash from the Crop
The learning curve to grow hemp can be difficult, but if you partner with the right companies, you can alleviate some of the pain and let them educate you. From the proper equipment to the right seeds, you’ll have to get educated to make hemp farming work for your pocketbook. The cash is there, and is much more profitable than other traditional crops like soybeans and corn, based on a per acre rate. CBD is an incredibly diverse market and still in its infancy, with many of the distribution channels still being built out. While there are other opportunities for hemp products as a whole, CBD seems to dominate the space with the most demand and profitability.