Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is a substance extracted from the hemp plant that has been proven to be an effective treatment for many health issues. This natural remedy is even beginning to gain popularity in the field of veterinary medicine. CBD has actually been used to treat animals for decades, but recently companies like Prospect Farms are making it easy for pet owners to administer the substance safely at home.
Prospect Farms is a small company located in my home state of Maine. All of their hemp plants are organically grown and harvested right here in Maine. There are no chemicals or artificial ingredients in any of their tinctures.
As you might expect, CBD is a very controversial treatment option in the human and animal medical fields. Many people associate CBD with marijuana, but that is not a correct assumption. Hemp and marijuana are the same species of plant, but hemp does not have the psychoactive effects that marijuana does.
Cannabidiol has many benefits for pets. As this treatment is still relatively new, there are many studies being done on the effects of CBD on health conditions such as anxiety, arthritis and cancer in dogs. So far, the research looks very positive and extremely promising.
Prospect Farms CBD for Dogs Review
It's definitely a topic that you'll need to research on your own, and you should speak with your veterinarian before including anything new in your dog's diet. If your vet isn't open to the idea, perhaps a chat with your local holistic veterinarian may help. If all else fails, there are numerous holistic vets willing to consult with pet owners online or over the phone.
If you decide that you'd like to try cannabidiol to help your pet, Prospect Farms offers a couple of different formulas that may meet your needs. You can purchase their tinctures in either calm or mobility formulas. Each formula is available in bacon, chicken, salmon or safflower flavors.
The tinctures are also available in formulas for dogs weighing less than 25 pounds, 26-50 pounds, 51-75 pounds or greater than 75 pounds. These tinctures are made with full spectrum CBD.
You administer it with the included calibrated dropper, which I demonstrate in my video review above. Our dogs have no problem licking this oil right from the dropper. However, if your dog won't allow you to administer it directly into your dog's mouth, you can also apply it to food or treats.
Depending on the size of your dog, each formula contains 5-20 mg of CBD per drop. One bottle would last for months, even for a large breed dog. Prospect Farms also implements third party testing to ensure the purity and potency of each batch. Lab results are available on the company's website.
You can purchase this oil on the company's website as well. It retails for $35.00 for a 1-ounce bottle. That may sound expensive, but it is very comparable in price to other oils with a similar quantity and price.
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