CBD Oil For Dogs: The Facts & The Benefits

CBD Oil For Dogs: The Facts & The Benefits

Posted by Marijke van de Water on 2019 Feb 4th

What is CBD Oil?

CBD is the short form term for cannabinoids which are found in the medicinal hemp plant. There are over 100 different cannabinoids in one hemp plant, all of which have health properties. Aside from the cannabinoids the hemp plant also contains important compounds called terpenes (also found in other herbs as well as fruits) which determine the taste and the smell of the plant and its oils. Terpenes are also medicinal and work synergistically with the cannabinoids to enhance their health benefits. It is the cannabinoids and the terpenes together that give the hemp plant its health properties for so many different health conditions.

These medicinal compounds are mostly found in the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant. Therefore, medicinal hemp is grown to enhance the leaf and bud growth to maximize the levels of CBD. CBD’s also contain health promoting antioxidants.

Why Is CBD Oil So Popular?

It has been discovered that ALL people and animals (with the exception of insects) have an endocannaboid system throughout the body which provide receptors for these medicinal compounds. This indicates that the body has an innate ability to process, metabolize, and utilize cannabis. And, it means that CBD oil has the potential to help many different body systems and organs including the digestive system, cardiovascular health, the immune system, the musculo-skeletal system, and the brain and nervous system.

Is CBD Oil Psychoactive?

CBD Oil should not be confused with marijuana. Even though they are both derived from the Cannabis plant they are different species of the same plant. Medicine produced from Cannabis indica plants have higher CBD content and lower tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Medicine produced from Cannabis sativa plants have lower CBD and higher THC content. THC is the compound found in marijuana which is the ingredient that gets the user “high”.

Unfortunately, many years ago the government marked all cannabis plants, regardless of species, as a drug. As a result, most people associated all hemp plants with marijuana. This is completely untrue.

How Does CBD Oil Differ From Hemp Seeds, Oil, and Protein?

Hemp oil and seeds have been readily available for many years and are harvested from industrial (not medicinal) hemp which contains no CBD’s or medicinal properties. However, they are used for their nutritional benefits. The seeds are the most nutritious part of the plant and they are high in protein, various minerals, and healthy fats. Hemp seeds and their oils are considered to be the perfect balance of omega-3 (linolenic acid) and omega-6 (linoleic acid). This is important since most feeds and many vegetable oils contain too much omega-6 causing inflammation and immune problems.

Hemp oil is extracted from the seed and hemp protein is what is left over after the oil is extracted from the hemp seeds. The remaining seed meal is then processed into a powder. It is relatively high in protein and contains a lot of fibre. To keep the oils fresh keep both the seeds and the oils refrigerated.

Which Product Should Dogs Use?

Any products that contain THC are not desirable for dogs, nor is THC necessary for them to experience the many health benefits of cannabis since CBD’s on their own have many health properties. We don’t want to put our pets at risk to experience any adverse symptoms from THC such as changes in mood, increased appetite, impaired memory, anxiety, hallucinations, or other changes in brain chemistry. And, it is likely that adverse symptoms or other side-effects are not observable to the average pet parent possibly causing them long-term stress. Dogs can be very sensitive and react and respond to many things in their external environment. They also don’t need to get “high” to get well.

Fortunately, the industry standard limits the THC content in all CBD oil products to less than .3% THC. This minimal amount of THC is processed before it can be absorbed making CBD products, including Riva’s Remedies CBD Oil, very safe for all animals.

Which Dog Health Conditions Should CBD Oil Be Used For?

CBD Oil can safely be used for dogs who are afflicted with pain, inflammation, stiffness, poor digestion, anxiety, and chronic stress. Use it for dogs with high stress levels, chronic illness, and sore joints or muscles. CBD Oil also has a beneficial effect on various immune problems as well.

Overall, CBD Oil can promote a sense of greater physical, mental, and emotional relaxation for dogs who have the following health conditions.

  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Soreness and stiffness
  • Poor Digestion
  • Poor Appetite
  • Immune Conditions
  • Cancer
  • Poor hair coat quality
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Nervous Disorders
  • Seizures
  • Vaccinosis (vaccine reactions)

Why Is Riva’s Remedies CBD Oil a Good Choice For Your Dog?

Riva’s Remedies is founded from over 25 years of experience with a specialty in helping all animals get well with natural health care, diet, nutrition, and natural medicines. Our mission is to always do the best we can for all pets. Our approach is a truly holistic one whereby we use plant-based medicines as part of a complete healing program. Our products have been trusted and effective for thousands of dogs for all health conditions, and we will therefore always choose the best quality ingredients based on the welfare of the animals.

Our decision to offer CBD oil is not based on trends but is based on our knowledge and experience with herbs and the value that they can bring to improving the lives of all dogs.

Our Product Guarantees

  • We use 100% of the whole plant to extract the oil in order to ensure that all of the synergistic healing effects are intact and that the oil contains the full spectrum of medicinal ingredients. This method is superior to isolates which strip out all of the other naturally occurring healing substances including the other cannabinoids.
  • In contrast to a cannabis tincture where the active ingredients are dissolved in alcohol, the oil extracts are more potent and much richer, also resulting in a superior product.
  • The extraction process is done with carbon dioxide and does not use any harsh or toxic solvents.
  • The oils are 3rd party laboratory tested right back to the soil, and are guaranteed to be free of toxins.
  • The oils are 3rd party laboratory tested to confirm potency.
  • Our CBD oils are in a carrier oil of organic and clarified coconut oil containing health promoting medium chain fatty acids.

How Much Riva’s Remedies CBD Oil Should Dogs Take?

The Riva’s CBD Oil for dogs is a 15% concentrate meaning that one ml (20 drops) contains 15 mg.

Up to 10 kg dog – 1-2 drops (.75 – 1.5 mg) once or twice daily

Up to 25 kg dog – 3-5 drops (2.25 – 3.75 mg) once or twice daily

Up to 50 kg dog – 6-8 drops (4.5 – 6 mg) once or twice daily

Over 50 kg – 8-12 drops (6 – 9 mg) once or twice daily

**For beginner dogs or sensitive dogs start with the lower dosage in their weight category.

Note: CBD oil will take effect from 1-2 hours, however if taken with food it can delay the absorption. The effects of the oil can last from 6-10 hours.

What Can You Expect By Giving Riva’s CBD Oil To Your Dog?

CBD oil has been used for many years on both people and animals. It has proven itself as safe and effective for a variety of ailments and can be used for dogs of all sizes, ages, and breeds. To give your dogs the benefits of the Riva’s CBD Oil visit our store and purchase yours today.

Wishing You & Your Dogs Much Good Health…Naturally.

Marijke & The Riva’s Team