Are CBD & CBG Safe for Pets?
Many pet parents have questions regarding CBD and CBG for pets. What are they exactly? Are these products effective? And most importantly- are they safe? Primal is here to answer all of these questions!
For several years now, there has been much discussion in the wellness industry regarding the health benefits of cannabinoids, including CBD and CBG, for humans and pets. Evidence suggests these cannabinoids may help regulate mood, inflammatory response, and provide immunity in pets, particularly when administered through daily supplementation.
What Are CBD and CBG?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, and CBG, or cannabigerol, are both derived from the hemp plant. Hemp plants, while in the same family as cannabis plants, contain less than 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of cannabis. Hemp IS federally legal and is what Primal uses in our supplements. Both CBD and CBG do not produce a “high”.
To easily summarize it, CBD and CBG oil are extracted compounds from the flowers of a hemp plant. CBD and CBG oil differ from hemp oil, however. Hemp oil is produced using hemp seeds and contains no cannabinoids.
Are CBD and CBG Effective?
Research shows that CBD and CBG support pets’ Endocannabinoid System, an internal signaling system in animal bodies that communicate balance, or homeostasis. These cannabinoids may help address occasional pet joint stiffness, provide a calming effect and immune support, and help to manage stress.
Are CBD and CBG Safe for Pets?
Yes. If taken in the appropriate doses as indicated by your pet’s species and weight, CBD and CBG are safe for pets. There may be interactions with certain medications, so speak to your veterinarian to confirm that your pet’s combination of the medications and cannabinoids is safe.
How Do I Select a CBD or CBG Product for My Pet?
When it comes to selecting a CBD or CBG product, there are benefits to both depending on your pet’s needs, which you can explore more about here.
It’s also important to ensure that the hemp product you buy for your pet is high-quality. You can do this by checking a company’s quality and safety standards. Your pet’s safety is our top priority at Primal. All Primal products are crafted in the USA from thoughtfully sourced, USA-grown hemp and are tested at a third-party lab to ensure your pets’ safety.
Test results for every one of our products can be found here. In addition, each bottle of oil or container of chews displays a scannable QR code that will automatically bring you to that batch’s Certificate of Analysis (CoA). Primal strives for your (and your pets!) satisfaction by being fully transparent about what goes into our supplements.
View the entire Primal Pets Supplement line up here and find a product to support your pet!