CBD for Pets

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Modesto, Merced, Atwater, Fresno and the Central Valley

Only us pet owners know the pure and authentic love our furry friends give us, and the reciprocal love we try to give them in return. Surely, the most difficult days are seeing your beloved pet in pain or distress. Dogs and cats can suffer many of the same ailments as humans, including anxiety, arthritis and cancer. They can suffer sleep problems, too. If you’ve ever seen your dog or cat hurting and felt helpless, you might consider some CBD oil to help.

Healing CBD is now available at Medallion Wellness. We are the best cannabis dispensary in the world and we’re here to help you and your fur baby with the kindest medicine known to humankind. We proudly serve the communities of Modesto, Merced and Atwater. As a pioneering California Commercial Cannabis Business Entity, we aim to educate, as well as enjoy the fruits of our labor. 

Medallion Wellness has several retail locations that offer delivery to our service area, including Fresno! Check out our Modesto and Atwater menus and watch our blog for updates. 

Contact us online or give us a call at (888) 354-0139. Either way, we’d love to hear from you.   

About CBD for Pets

About CBD for Pets

CBD (cannabidiol) oil is a substance extracted from hemp. It is known for its therapeutic properties. It doesn’t contain any THC, so it’s non-psychoactive. In humans, it has long been prized for its soothing nature. CBD can help calm anxiety and relieve pain. It may also lessen the intensity and frequency of seizures. The cannabis extract can also improve sleep quality and duration for those who struggle with insomnia and other sleep disorders. While humans have used CBD oil for centuries, it’s recently gained popularity for use with our most loyal animal companions.

Do Vets Recommend CBD for Pets?

It’s worthwhile to find a veterinarian versed in CBD who can offer experienced insight on this cutting edge treatment. Since sufficient studies on animals are still very much in progress, you will not find consistent opinions across the board as to the clinical efficacy of CBD for pets. What we do know at this point is that any side effects of CBD are mild, at most, as long as the pet product is of high quality and purity. The worst you can expect in terms of side effects is likely to be a little drowsiness if the dosing is too high. CBD should not interfere with any other medications your vet has prescribed to your pet. While current research on CBD for dogs is focused on arthritis, many vets have found it to be effective with everything from pain and soreness to stress and anxiety.[1]

Pet Benefits of CBD

  • Chronic pain and soreness 
  • Arthritis
  • Stress
  • Anxiety 
  • Sleeping disorders 
  • Aggression 

Benefits

Your pet may benefit from CBD oil if they are experiencing severe anxiety or pain. Pain and anxiety can be related to each other, and both may be the root cause of other issues in the animal. Since your dog or cat is not able to directly communicate with you, all you have to go on is what they are “saying” through their behaviors. CBD can help bring back your pet’s old lovable personality if they are afflicted by chronic pain or anxiety.[2] You might get to know your little doggy or kitty in whole new ways once you have relieved them of their unspeakable burden with the healing power of CBD

Does CBD Oil Calm Aggressive Dogs?

Along with an effective obedience training program, CBD may be used to treat aggressive dogs. No matter what your preferred treatment method, you should first determine the cause of your dog’s aggression before you can ever hope to curb it. Canine aggression may be a mix of many factors, including the territorial instinct, fear or pain.[3] 

Possible Causes of Aggression in Dogs

  • Defensive
  • Social
  • Redirected
  • Frustration-elicited
  • Territorial
  • Protective
  • Reproductive
  • Possessive
  • Fear
  • Pain-elicited
  • Predatory

CBD can reduce anxiety in both dogs and humans. Its effectiveness in the anti-stress arena means that CBD may be a useful tool for slackening the leash on your high strung pooch. You might find a little CBD will nullify some of your own nervousness from dealing with your beloved barker, too! CBD oil affects the endocannabinoid receptors in your dog’s body as it helps to calm his or her mind. 

When the world looks less frightening to your dog, s/he should feel less need to display aggressive behaviors. More than just reducing anxiety, CBD oil can help relieve pain, so it may be effective for dogs who are aggressive due to a pain problem.[3]

Can My Pet Overdose on CBD Oil?

Can My Pet Overdose on CBD Oil?

Your pet should not be harmed by CBD oil or CBD-based animal treats. Most CBD treats are labeled to contain a specific amount of CBD (often 2.5 or 5 mg/treat). However, it is important to differentiate CBD oil from other kinds of cannabis oil which may contain high levels of THC. Accidental THC ingestion by animals is on the rise, according to the ASPCA. In 2019 the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center noted a 765 percent increase over the same period last year in calls about marijuana ingestion by animals. 

Be alert for the following signs if you believe your pet may have accidentally eaten any THC products or if they may have gotten into the bag of CBD pet treats.  

Signs of THC Consumption in Pets

  • Lethargy
  • Clumsiness, inaccuracy or instability
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vomiting
  • Unusual sensitivity of the skin (or other sense)

Stay vigilant. Since they often smell and taste like regular baked goods, the abundance of delectable edibles on the market can make cannabis more enticing to dogs. Cats, on the other hand, are more attracted by cannabis in its bud form.

Most cases of accidental THC ingestion can be managed at home.

Canine and Kitty Candidates in Central California

Older dogs and cats can be just as susceptible to the chronic pain caused by ailments like arthritis as we humans. If your little furry friend just isn’t acting like him or herself lately, then you might consider a treatment plan that includes CBD to help ease their unspoken suffering.

Younger dogs, especially, can often unwittingly torment their humans with unwanted aggressive displays. There are many causes of canine aggression, but many of them boil down to excessive anxiety in the animal. You should work closely with a reputable trainer to determine the source of your dog’s aggression if it is not yet known. But, as it does in many humans, CBD supplements are extremely effective for treating the symptoms of both anxiety and aggression.  

Trust Medallion Wellness for Your Furry Friend  

We know that your pet is just like a member of the family. So, come be a member of our family of satisfied clients at Medallion Wellness. We provide our San Joaquin Valley community with the world’s best cannabis.    

Contact the cannabis professionals and begin your healing journey with us. Check out our Modesto and Atwater menus and give us a call at (888) 354-0139. And remember, Medallion Wellness delivers cannabis products right to your door.

Now serving Fresno!  

FAQ

Can I take my pet’s CBD oil?

There is no difference between CBD oil for pets and CBD oil for humans. So, if you happen to get into your dog’s treats every once in a while, you have nothing to fear on that front. Generally speaking, the reverse is also true: your pet may also harmlessly ingest CBD oil that is intended for human consumption. We strongly advise against giving any THC-based products to your pets. In dogs, THC can be toxic. Check your labels! To be ideal for dogs, we recommend less than 0.3% THC content in your CBD products. 

How quickly does CBD work in dogs?

CBD begins to work in dogs in about an hour, depending on how you choose to administer it. You can dose your doggy sublingually (under the tongue). You might also try to add it to your dog’s food. The effects of sublingual application come on a bit quicker. Allow 20 to 60 minutes for absorption. You may opt to avoid your doggy’s snapping jaws, especially if the CBD is intended to treat anxiety or aggression. They will never notice a little CBD oil in their dog food. Allow 45 to 90 minutes for the supplement to be absorbed in the stomach. 

References 

  1. Greb, A., & Puschner, B. (2018). Cannabinoid treats as adjunctive therapy for pets: Gaps in our knowledge. Toxicology Communications, 2(1), 10-14. doi:10.1080/24734306.2018.1434470
  2. Gamble, L., Boesch, J. M., Frye, C. W., Schwark, W. S., Mann, S., Wolfe, L., . . . Wakshlag, J. J. (2018). Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Clinical Efficacy of Cannabidiol Treatment in Osteoarthritic Dogs. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 5. doi:10.3389/fvets.2018.00165
  3. Brutlag, A., & Hommerding, H. (2018). Toxicology of Marijuana, Synthetic Cannabinoids, and Cannabidiol in Dogs and Cats. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, 48(6), 1087-1102. doi:10.1016/j.cvsm.2018.07.008
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