When we report on the significant changes in public policy toward non-psychoactive hemp based healing compounds like cannabidiol, or CBD, we often focus on ourselves rather than our pets.
Yet the recent passage of the 2018 farm bill, and total legalization of hemp based CBD products within the United States as a result, have caused interest in many CBD pet products to skyrocket. If humans are not the only mammals with a sophisticated endocannabinoid system in their bodies, if other mammals including dogs and cats have an endocannabinoid system as well, would they benefit?
Does CBD ease their pain and suffering? Does it even prolong a pet’s life in some cases?
Our family’s dear 10 and a half year old chihuahua, Simba, was on his last leg (we thought!) not long ago.
The vet tested his liver enzymes and they were 5 times above normal levels. The prognosis was not good.
As a last resort, we ordered Simba some vet-formulated hemp CBD, dosed him with it for about 3 days before remarkable results began to show up.
Instead of curling up in the closet or at the foot of the bed, which he does when very sick, Simba began to play with his toys again, even bringing one to us to throw for him.
Results over the following weeks were simply extraordinary, in my view. We feel like we got our little guy back - his appetite is excellent again, he bounds with energy into the evening hours as he used to. Although we can’t guarantee your pet will experience the same results, I was simply blown away as a person who researches and investigates things for a living. Our dog was given a second lease on life, and it caused FULCRUM to look further into the doggie CBD craze.
The anecdotal reports and evidence posted online by dog and cat owners are promising, I definitely noticed more “positive” than negative or neutral reports from owners posted online, although this is still a very new area of research - hemp CBD products have been entirely legal in the USA for a very short period of time, as the farm bill just passed late last year. There is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding these products, with concerns about quality, where to get it, etc.
Where to get your dog/cat formulated CBD? It is important to find a manufacturer that is both high quality and aware that dogs and cats are more sensitive to the phytocannabinoids found naturally in hemp oil.
As FULCRUM loves researching things, we secured a large batch of high quality dog/cat formulated CBD tincture, and a 30 to 60 day supply is included with every Spring Gift Bag order. So that would be one easy way to get your first pet CBD experience! You don’t need to be a subscriber of FULCRUM to order the gift bag, and it also includes a signed copy of my acclaimed paperback Lighting The Way about cannabis modernization, decentralized money, and my other topics of interest.
The gift bag is designed to be convenient, discreet and we are thrilled with the surge in orders recently.
Our high quality dog/cat formulated CBD tincture contains organic cold-pressed hemp CBD oil, designed to be easy on the sensitive digestive systems of dogs and cats. Some extracts are more harsh, ours is not. Dosing instructions are included on the bottle. The oil is sourced from a reputable Colorado company that grows the hemp, I’ve visited their facility outside of Denver personally as we do not include anything in our FULCRUM gift bag without significant testing and research beforehand. The oil is also lab tested for purity and strength, which is something many CBD producers aren’t yet doing across the board.
Regardless of whether you order from us or elsewhere, we would love to hear your experiences with using hemp to heal your dog or cat! -Ed.