Here at Purelix Wellness we are passionate about CBD. We are also avid pet lovers and are devoted to our four-legged family members. Since we’ve launched our pet line we’ve heard numerous stories about how CBD has helped others give their dogs and cats happier lives. We want the same for YOUR pets and are starting a #PurelixPets program to spread the word about CBD.
Does CBD really help dogs and cats like it does humans?
All animals (humans included!) possess an important physiological system that’s vital for establishing and maintaining health. This “Endocannabinoid System”, or ECS, plays a vital role in regulating a range of our functions and processes. In humans, CBD interacts with the ECS in a way that promotes homeostasis and stability and because we know that pets, too, possess the ECS, it’s suggested that CBD affects animals in a similar manner. In both humans AND pets, the Endocannabinoid System is responsible for, among other things, balance, coordination, appetite, memory and muscle movements. An imbalance in the ECS can manifest itself in a variety of ways causing sleep issues, anxiety, depression, physical pain and digestive problems. So the bottom line is that CBD provides the same basic benefits for both humans and pets.
How can CBD help my dog or cat?
It has been reported that an overwhelming percentage of owners who purchased CBD pet products agree that it has improved their pet’s life. Among the cited improvements are increased mobility, calmer behavior and better sleep and a large number report that their pet exhibits this recovery by reduced whining, mewling or barking.
Supporting a Calm Disposition
How many times has your heart ached when you see the panic or worry in your pet’s eyes or hear the constant whining of a scared dog? Sometimes pets experience extreme anxiety because of situational, environmental factors that are out of their control. The Fourth of July is a particularly anxiety-inducing time because of loud noises. Similarly, many pets
suffer from extreme separation anxiety when their owner is forced to leave them at home alone. Dogs, especially, are susceptible to this because of their “pack” instincts. Being left at home without their humans makes them sad, confused and anxious. Scientific studies show that CBD has a major calming effect on animals undergoing stress tests and in the past few years pet parents have found that those calming effects are mirrored in their homes with their fluffy family members. Many CBD brands are listening to their customers and offering products designed especially for pets, including Purelix! Our pet tinctures and chewy dog treats both promote a happy and healthy mental state for your pet.
Supporting Joint and Connective Tissue Health
Just like their two-legged owners, pet’s joints get sore and grumpy as they age. Arthritis, joint issues and other mobility challenges make everyday living difficult and depressing for dogs and cats. A pet who is able to play, exercise and get around comfortably enjoys a healthier and longer lifespan. Purelix CBD tinctures and chews, when taken on a regular basis, have been found to improve joint and connective tissue health for pets of all sizes and types.
Skin Health in Pets
Numerous breeds have a predisposition to skin allergies and eczema-type issues. Other dogs suffer from dermatitis caused by anxiety or environmental factors. In many cases, topical CBD products can offer relief when applied directly to a pet’s skin. Our Unscented CBD Salve Stick is soothing and non-toxic, providing both relief outside the body and within. It’s also easy to apply and carry. If your pet has a longer coat or you prefer a cream to a salve, we offer an Unscented CBD Cream that smooths on easily and cleanly. Both of these topical products can be administered in conjunction with tinctures and chews. Be GONE, “hot spots”!
How much CBD should I give my pet?
To determine what each pet’s dosage size should be you first start with your their body weight. We recommend administering 1-2mg of CBD for each 10 pounds of body weight, starting on the lower end and working up to a daily dose over time.* From there you must determine how much CBD is in each serving of the product you choose. Our Purelix Wellness Pet Tinctures come in four strengths – 225mg, 450mg, 900mg and 1350mg of broad spectrum CBD contained in one ounce bottles.
Now the dosing can get fairly complicated but fear not, conscientious pet owner! It isn’t actually necessary to calculate each exact dosage if you’re using a trusted brand with clear and concise labeling. Most all follow the “1-2mg per 10 lbs.” formula and have the recommendations right there on the packaging.
Remember, broad spectrum oils contain no THC so your pet can’t be harmed if he or she ingests a little more or less than advised. When it comes to pet chews, the dosages are the same but, because the delivery method differs, how MANY chews should be given depends on the strength of the chew. Purelix Wellness Dog Chews contain 2mg of CBD per chew. To make this potentially-confusing topic easier to understand, we’ve put together a handy Dosing Chart.
*Please note: We’ve included “heavy” recommended dosages for those instances where pets are experiencing extreme pain or stress. Remember – they can’t overdose on CBD!
|<10 pounds||1 mg||2 mg||3 mg|
|10-20 pounds||2 mg||4 mg||6 mg|
|20-30 pounds||3 mg||6 mg||9 mg|
|30-40 pounds||4 mg||8 mg||12 mg|
|40-50 pounds||5 mg||10 mg||15 mg|
|50-60 pounds||6 mg||12 mg||18 mg|
|60-70 pounds||7 mg||14 mg||21 mg|
|70-80 pounds||8 mg||16 mg||24 mg|
|80-90 pounds||9 mg||18 mg||27 mg|
|100+ pounds||10 mg||20 mg||30 mg|
First and foremost, rest assured that there really isn’t anything like a damaging “overdose” of THC-free CBD. That doesn’t mean your pet won’t show symptoms of sleepiness or lethargy if given larger-than-normal doses. It just means “more than recommended” won’t harm them. Another thing to be aware of is the fact that although human and pet CBD is essentially the same formulation, the dosage requirements are radically different. Again, for recommended dosages for your pet see above.
Why won’t my veterinarian prescribe, or even recommend, CBD?
It’s not that he or she WON’T recommend CBD….it’s that they CAN’T. At least not yet. The 2018 Farm Bill loosened restrictions on hemp-derived CBD and removed it from the “Schedule I Drug” designation BUT….there are still a number of restrictions on the ability of vets to recommend or prescribe CBD. What these restrictions
are and how they are enforced is, unfortunately, very confusing and is in no way straight-forward. Laws regarding CBD differ in every state and, until the Federal Government takes the eventual step toward clearing it up, it will remain a gray area for veterinarians.
This doesn’t mean you aren’t free to discuss CBD and its benefits with your animal practitioner but just means they aren’t legally free to formally prescribe it as a remedy for your four-legged friend. Depending on what state you live in, your veterinarian may have more freedom when offering a hemp-derived solution to your pet’s problems.
What products does Purelix Wellness have for pets?
- TINCTURES These oil based liquids can be administered either directly under your pet’s tongue for extra-fast sub-lingual delivery to the system or drizzled on food to be ingested orally. Our tinctures are created with an organic, THC-free blend of CBD and extra-virgin olive oil that is both safe and easy to administer.
- CHEWS For our more finicky furry friends we recommend a CBD chew. Our Purelix Wellness Dog Chews contain phytocannabinoid-rich ingredients, are water-soluble, THC-free and offer a popular natural bacon flavor. These treats taste good AND provide the same broad-spectrum, high-quality CBD contained in our other products.
- TOPICALS As mentioned above, some pet owners choose to enhance their pet’s comfort by using CBD topicals. They can be applied directly onto the effected area and have been found to ease the discomfort caused by allergies, “hot spots” and other dermatological issues. Think about how good it feels to get a rub down using a medicated topical salve when your skin itches. Now you can help your pet feel that same relief!
How Does My Pet Become a #PurelixPet?
Now that you’ve found out how CBD can help your beloved animals we want to make it easier for you to use Purelix Pet products and help spread the word to others. Here’s how to make your pet a #PurelixPet:
- First, choose which pet product you think would be best for your furry friend.
- Then use the discount code for our current #PurelixPet (see below for example).
- Take a photo of your pet with his or her favorite #PurelixPet product.
- Send us the photo with a brief testimonial.
- Get featured on social media.
- Receive a FREE #PurelixPet product of your choice!!