Do you have a pet who struggles with arthritis, seizures or anxiety?
When it comes to conditions like these, veterinarians don’t have a wide variety of drugs available to treat them. And among those they do prescribe, there can be awful side effects like lethargy and weight gain.
In the last few years though, people have turned to CBD for pets. And there are a variety of products that could potentially treat your pet’s pain, anxiety or seizure disorder.
Anecdotally speaking, it appears to be working. And the folks at Urban Roots Hemp Company can verify this.
With their effective CBD products, they’ve seen animals’ behavior change, leading to a dramatic increase in quality of life. Especially for dogs.
What Is the Urban Roots Hemp Company?
Urban Roots is a local Michigan hemp company that’s been operating since 2017.
Their production and manufacturing team have an extensive background working with cannabis with their expertise covering growing, extraction, and product creation.
There is a lot of scammers in the CBD for pets arena. Companies are putting minimum amounts of CBD in products and the dosing is not nearly high enough to be effective in most animals.
But your pet can’t very well tell you that he or she is feeling better. And these companies know that.
In many cases, the CBD “treats” are so lacking in CBD that it would require larger breed dogs to scarf down 5-8 cookies every day just to start to get an effective dose. That’s hardly a healthy diet plan.
Concerned about these scammers in CBD marketplace, Urban Roots Hemp Company set out to create a source for products that are guaranteed to be effectively dosed, while remaining reasonably priced.
And they’ve done just that.
Where CBD Comes into Play
Along with THC, CBD is a cannabinoid believed to have many therapeutic properties. But unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), it has no psychoactive components, so users don’t get “high.”
This is an important distinction when it comes to treating your pets. Because even though they possess the same endocannabinoid system (ECS) as humans, THC is counter indicated for pets and can be dangerous.
Not the case with CBD though.
A 2018 study found that CBD can help increase comfort and activity in dogs with osteoarthritis. Another study conducted the following year showed that CBD could help reduce the number of seizures experienced by epileptic dogs.
So pet owners began turning to CBD for their pets.
Much like CBD products for humans, CBD pet care products also come in a many different forms from edibles and oils that are consumed to creams and balms that are used topically.
But each of these CBD pet care product types seems to have a different effect on the body.
And of all of them, CBD oil has the best pharmacokinetic profile. It reaches the highest concentration in the bloodstream, and stays there the longest. It also performed the most consistently across all different dogs.
Urban Roots’ 2-in-1 Salmon Oil Supplement
Recognizing the power of CBD oil for pets, Urban Roots developed a special salmon oil supplement that brings together the healing power of CBD with the many benefits of salmon. These benefits include:
- Preventing skin allergies
- Easing arthritic pain
- Providing kidney support
- Boosting immunity
- Lowering blood pressure
- Breaking down nutrients in food
Plus, salmon oil is a great source of antioxidants and fatty acids. Sounds good enough on its own, right?
Maybe. But what about pairing it with the many benefits of CBD?
- Lessening arthritis pain
- Calming anxiety
- Fighting tumor / cancer growth
- Reducing inflammation
- Improving skin and coat
- Easing digestive problems
- Managing seizures/epilepsy
This supplement is a fantastic product because you’re able to use the dosing chart to give your pet of any size the daily vet recommended amount of salmon oil.
But it includes Urban Roots’ recommended amount of CBD as well – a dosage based upon years of treatment with animals.
A lot of pets love the fishy flavor this supplement adds too. But what about for those who don’t?
Urban Roots will soon unveil a CBD peanut butter flavored tincture. It will deliver all of the benefits of CBD, but without the fishy taste. It will also be more concentrated than the salmon oil supplement. This makes it a great alternative for animals who turn their nose up at the taste of fish, or for pets that need more frequent dosing.
Could CBD Be a Solution for Your Pet?
There still isn’t a lot of research on CBD for pets. But at this point, it certainly seems to be a promising treatment option.
If you decide to try CBD oil for your pet, be sure to source it from a highly reputable company like Urban Roots. You’re much more likely to see good results.
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