Q +A: When Should My Pet Start Using CBD?

Q +A: When Should My Pet Start Using CBD?

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Unfortunately, many pet owners utilize hemp-CBD products only as reactionary supplements, waiting until their pet’s discomfort becomes apparent before seeking relief from a NSAID (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug) or hemp-CBD supplement. Keep reading for ways all pets–even puppies over 8 weeks–can improve their quality of life with our CBD+CBDA products.

If I decide to try a CBD supplement for my pet, when should I start?

Be proactive! Instead of waiting until your dog is in clear and obvious discomfort, consider starting them on a hemp-CBD supplement at the first sign of discomfort. This will help you stay ahead of potential issues, rather than waiting until they worsen.

SIDEBAR: Common Signs of Discomfort in Your Pet

If your pet is displaying any of these signs, now may be a good time to try a CBD supplement.

  • Slow to get up in the morning
  • Walks stiffly, or slower than usual
  • Interacts less with family or other pets
  • Avoids stairs and getting in the car
  • Loss of interest in play or toys

Can I give my puppy CBD?

Yes! It is generally best practice to avoid any NSAIDS or supplements when your dog is under 8-weeks old (unless the supplement is deemed necessary and strictly monitored by your veterinarian). At this age, organs are not developed enough to handle regular dosing of supplements or NSAIDS. However, it is perfectly safe for puppies over 8-weeks old to use ElleVet Sciences hemp-CBD supplements. This can promote calmness and help young dogs through uncomfortable or anxiety-producing moments.

Does CBD only work for older pets?

An older husky sits on the floor and looks up at the camera.

No! This is a common misconception. While ElleVet Sciences hemp cannabinoid products have been proven to work on older dogs (our study at Cornell examined senior dogs with prior and current osteoarthritis issues), pets do not have to be elderly or arthritic to benefit from ElleVet supplements.

What are the benefits of proactive treatment?

If your 6-year-old German Shepherd is showing early signs of hip-dysplasia (a common ailment in larger dogs), proactive treatment may help them moving forward. When your dog is 11 or 12 years old, they will thank you for addressing their health issues and vulnerabilities from the start, preparing them for a higher quality senior years. If your dog is displaying any warning signs (see sidebar for telltale behaviors), consider a hemp-CBD supplement. While senior dogs will benefit, it’s important to remember that these supplements can be used to promote health, calm, and comfort throughout your pet’s life.

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