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Some Questions Answered…
Frequently Asked Questions about Phytocannabinoids and Pets: CBD and THC
Q. How does CBD work in pets?
A. It works the same way it works in people, by stimulating the
endocannabinoid system to create balance in the body which helps to
relieve pain, reduce neurological problems, reduce anxiety, and address
problems with diseases like osteoarthritis, cancer, inflammatory bowel
disease, epilepsy, asthma, etc.
Q. Is THC necessary for CBD to work?
A. No. This was a common belief before more research was done
regarding hemp’s other cannabinoids. New information has shown that
THC and CBD can sufficiently function without the other. Full spectrum
products that are THC-free but still have several other cannabinoids
present are the most beneficial as the cannabinoids are able to
complement each other’s individual effects.
Q. Is THC safe to use in pets?
A. Simple Eats does not recommend giving THC to animals.
Every species will experience different reactions to the compound. Dogs
have been found to be highly sensitive to its psychoactive properties,
while cats have been shown to be less susceptible. THC in larger animals
like horses can be potentially dangerous to both the animal and owner,
Q. Is THC an important medicinal cannabinoid?
A. THC does have clinical value when combined with CBD for
severe pain and aggressive types of cancer. Other than those two
applications, the other major and minor cannabinoids and terpenes
found in full spectrum hemp extracts are more than adequate to address
most clinical conditions responsive to cannabinoids.
Q. What is the recommended dosage for pets?
A. We always suggest starting with a low dosage and seeing how it
affects the animal before moving up. For the most common ailments,
such as anxiety or mild pain, the lowest dose twice a day works very well.
Even for more severe problems, the positive reaction to CBD can be
profound enough at this low dosage to benefit the quality of life entirely.
Every individual is unique and will process cannabinoids differently,
meaning that there is no one-size-fits-all dose for all animals. The best
way to make sure that the animal is receiving an adequate amount of
CBD is start low and monitor behavior for 5-10 days before increasing
Q. How was the recommended dose calculated?
A. Several scientific studies were analyzed and compared with firsthand
evidence to create the recommended dose. Study groups of
neurology and oncology veterinary specialists were given Folium’s
Phytocannabinoid-rich (PCR) tinctures to administer to their patients and
examine the outcomes. Through their results and overwhelming
anecdotal evidence collected over the course of two years from other
vets and pet owners, this was determined to be the most advantageous
dose to begin with.