One of the fastest-growing sectors of the CBD market is its use for pets. But with that comes a lot of questions: How much CBD should I give my dog or cat? What is CBD good for in pets? Here you can learn how to give your pet Danodan water-soluble CBD, and how it can be an effective remedy for your furry lifemate!
How could CBD help my pet?
Our full-spectrum therapeutic hemp infusion will work very similarly on dogs and cats as it would on humans, so many of the same applications are viable. For example, our products can be ideal to support your pet’s recovery from injury, ease joint pain, or relieve anxiety. Just be sure to take your pet’s size into account when deciding on how much to give them. For more guidance, see our post on CBD Dosage for Dogs, Cats, and Other Pets.
We believe that our full-spectrum, whole flower infusions possess more synergistic activity than many of the other CBD products on the market. This means that you can use a smaller dose of our products to often achieve the same effect. So consider starting with a small dose and increase it over time if you feel your pet needs more relief. For short-term support, our 1oz bottle may be sufficient, but for longer treatments or larger dogs, consider our 4oz. pump bottle!
Here is a great story about how Danodan was perfect for my dog, Gus, as he was recovering from the proverbial ‘snip-snip’…
In September of 2018, my partner and I got Gus, an eight-week-old miniature golden doodle puppy. Say what you want about the trendiness of doodles, he’s the best dog in the world…but that’s just my opinion.
Then last March, when he was about eight months old, the dreaded time came: Gus needed to get neutered. After a successful procedure, Gus would have to spend the next two weeks wearing the dreaded Cone of Shame.
After the procedure, the vet gave us a prescription for trazodone, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, or SSRI, similar to Zoloft, Prozac, and other antidepressants. We were told that the trazodone would help keep Gus mildly sedated so he wouldn’t unleash that famous puppy energy. Doing so risked loosening his stitches, which could bring him back to square one on the recovery path. We were also warned that the trazodone, like most (if not all) pharmaceuticals, carried a long list of potential side-effects: dizziness, nervousness, headache, fatigue, dry mouth, and many, many others.
After a couple doses of trazodone, we noticed that it affected Gus, and not entirely in a good way. He seemed aware of his drugged state. When he would try to walk around he would stumble, bump into things, and act disoriented. He would also have moments of heavy panting and dry mouth. Overall, he seemed annoyed by his state when on trazodone.
Gus, Meet Danodan
We decided to get a one-ounce bottle of our 90mg CBD infusion (we didn’t have our 1oz. Pet Product at the time) to see if it would be a less “druggy” alternative. I had only mild experience with Danodan at that point, but I knew the principle behind it. I felt confident that Danodan would be the best option for our recovering puppy.
Now we had to decide how much to give him. Standard guidelines for CBD in pets vary A LOT. On average, guidelines state that you should give anywhere from 1-5mg of CBD per 10lbs of body weight, which is a very big range. For our 15lb. Gus, we calculated we could give him anywhere between 1.5-7.5mg CBD per serving. We decided to be cautious and give Gus 1.5mg, or one-half dropper, for his first time.
Within 15 minutes, the Danodan was definitely working. Gus seemed so much more relaxed than when he was on trazodone. He was mellow and cuddly, not disoriented and stumbly. It was obvious that his demeanor was more complacent and less confused. It was evident that his state was the result of a natural remedy, as opposed to some pharmaceutical drug.
We were so amazed by his reaction to the Danodan, that we continued alternating it with trazodone for the remainder of his recovery. Looking back, I don’t know why we even continued the trazodone. Maybe just because we had paid for it and felt some odd obligation to continue using it? If we had to do it over again, we would stick with the Danodan and avoid the trazodone. And now we know that if we ever need a natural alternative for helping Gus in the future, Danodan will be there.
Looking for a fun recipe to make sure your dog enjoys their Danodan (and gets rewarded for being a good pup)? Check out this great recipe for Danodan Paleo Dog Treats.
Please share your pet success stories with us, we’d love to hear about how Danodan is making your pet’s life better!
Andrew (& Gus)
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please always consult your veterinarian or pet practitioner before using CBD for your pet.