Are you thinking about incorporating CBD into your pet’s daily routine? Maybe you’ve experienced some positive results with your own CBD use and are curious about how it might affect your furry loved one. Perhaps you’ve noticed that many of your favorite brands are now making pet-friendly hemp-derived CBD oils, treats, and more.
While some of these companies might boast the effectiveness of their products, we don’t think that CBD is just another pet industry trend. On the contrary, CBD pet chews are likely here to stay, as more and more people see the benefits in their pets’ lives.
Here we answer some frequently asked questions about CBD pet chews and how hemp can affect dogs and cats alike.
Frequently Asked Questions About CBD Pet Chews
Let’s dive right into some of the most frequently asked questions associated with CBD pet products.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is an organic compound that is found in the Cannabis sativa plant. It is the most widely known cannabinoid found in cannabis, apart from THC, its psychoactive counterpart.
CBD is not THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), though they do both come from cannabis. At Sawyer Labs, we extract the hemp-derived CBD oil that we use in our products from industrial hemp to ensure that we use only the legal level of THC in our products (less than 0.3%).
Will CBD Make My Pet Feel High?
CBD is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. Our products do not contain THC, the compound responsible for the “high feeling” associated with the cannabis plant. It is impossible for your pet to feel high from eating our CBD pet chews, even if they accidentally eat the whole bag. Our CBD extracts are safe, legal, and an effective option for both people and pets alike.
Can My Pet Overdose On CBD?
At Sawyer Labs, our pet chews and pet oil contain only non-toxic and naturally occurring ingredients, which means that your pet will not experience an overdose when taking our products. However, we suggest that you follow the serving recommendations and adjust the dosage as needed based on your pet’s response.
Keep the pet chews out of their reach if possible, but you should do that with any treats, as they are meant for once or twice a day use and not as a meal.
How Long Does It Take For My Pet To Feel The Effects?
Hemp-derived CBD affects every pet differently based on their age, shape, size, and overall health status. Therefore, it’s recommended that you start with a lower dosage at the beginning and adjust as needed. Typically the effects of CBDares cumulative, so it’s best to allow several weeks of regular use to see how your pet responds to CBD pet chews.
What Ingredients Are In Your Pet Chews?
Though ingredients vary by product, especially if you’re creating custom formulas, Sawyer Labs only uses the best quality ingredients. We use non-GMO industrial hemp that’s grown in the United States. Our CBD is combined with a range of components, but every product is made in our GMP-certified labs.
Pet Chews Calm Ingredients: Bananas, Oats, Peanut Butter, Organic Tapioca Flour, Coconut Flour, Hempseed Oil, Valerian Root Extract (200mg), Passion Flower Extract (100mg), Chamomile Extract (100mg), L-Theanine (20mg), Hemp Cannabidiol (CBD) Extract.
Can I Give My Pet CBD Every Day?
Yes! Our CBD pet chews are designed to be given to your pet daily, as it typically takes up to a month to allow CBD properties to build up in the system. The best results come from a regular routine of CBD use.
Make sure you talk to your vet about CBD and hemp products for pets. Though they cannot prescribe CBD oil for your pet, they should know what you give your pet. Especially if your pet takes regular medications, they might suggest something different from CBD if it interacts poorly with CBD.
Some pets have weak livers, so if you’re giving your pet CBD regularly for long periods, it might be a good idea to get regular blood panels to ensure their body can handle it.
How Much CBD Should I Give My Dog?
There are several things to consider when calculating how much CBD you should give your dog. First, consider the concentration of CBD oil in the product you’re buying. For example, it might come in a one-ounce dropper that contains a lot of CBD, meaning you’ll have to measure the drops yourself.
However, the CBD could contain one pet chew like ours at Sawyer Labs, which comes in 90-count bottles and have 10mg CBD per chew. Typically the rule of thumb for dosages is 1 to 3 mg per ten pounds of body weight. This means your fifty-pound dog could benefit from 5-15 mg per day! A low dose might help manage mild anxiety, while a larger dosage could soothe aches and muscle discomfort.
We usually tell our clients to split the daily dose into two servings to ensure the effects last all day long. Give the chews as a treat or drop a few drops of tinctures into their meals. Start low and slow with dosages so that you can monitor how they react and prevent any potential stomach upset.
Like we mentioned above, dosing with CBD is pretty flexible, and it’s nearly impossible to overdose on it. However, side effects of too much CBD are lethargy, vomiting, or very low blood pressure. Seek veterinary treatment if you’re worried your pet may have overindulged.
How Much CBD Should I Give My Cat?
CBD dosing is relatively similar to all pets. For smaller pets, you want to start with 1-2mg per day, but for 15 pounds cats, you can increase that dose to maybe 2-4mg. Some people choose to split their amount into two daily servings to ensure the effects last all day.
In our experience, cats don’t like the taste of CBD oil as much as dogs, so mixing it with their favorite canned food or treats should help you. Cats are less likely to try to eat a whole bag of treats but still take precautions, as too much at once could upset their stomach.
What Customization Options Does Sawyer Labs Offer?
CBD Options: Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, Isolate
Options: Mobility, Calm
Potency Options: 10 mg/chew
Available Sizes: 16oz
Available Amounts: 90 ct. bottle, bulk
At Sawyer Labs, we have plenty more customization options with a private label line. Reach out and speak with a personal sales representative for more information.
Why Choose Sawyer Labs Pet Chews
Every product sold by Sawyer Labs is handcrafted in-house using only the highest-quality raw materials and CBD produced right here in the USA. Our products are developed, formulated, and produced by a team of experts in our FDA-approved facility to ensure the highest purity level. State-of-the-art equipment, on-site chemists, and in-house CBD experts allow us to turn orders around quickly and efficiently. In addition, personal account reps will provide you with the care and attention you need, assisting you with everything from label creation to formulation. Experience how easy growing your CBD business can be by partnering with Sawyer Labs.
All of our products receive third-party testing to verify potency and purity. We guarantee that every purchase of Sawyer Labs products will meet your CBD potency requirements. We take pride in our products, so rest assured that all bottles and packaging will be leak-free, professional quality, contain straight labels, and comply with FDA regulations.