Disclosure: Irie CBD sent me a bottle of Hemp Oil For Animals to try out. This is my honest review based on my own dog's experience with the Hemp Oil. I am not a medical professional and I am not guaranteeing that you will have the same effects with this product.
Did you know that CBD Hemp Oil can be given to animals? I didn't know until I was introduced to Irie CBD's Organic Hemp Oil for Pets. Being intrigued about the health benefits and positive side effects this oil would have on my dog Bentley, I decided to do some research of my own. After reading many positive reviews and discovering all of the medical benefits of CBD, I decided to try the oil on Bentley and I will share my findings with you but first let's go over a few things.
What Exactly is CBD Hemp Oil?
CBD or Cannabidiol is a chemical compound found in Cannabis and Hemp. THC (tetrahydrocannibinol) and CBD are the most abundant chemical compounds to be found in these plants, however THC and CBD have different effects on the body.
CBD Hemp Oil is made from the Hemp plant, not the Cannabis plant. Hemp is usually high in CBD and low in THC which is typically the opposite with Cannabis plants.
Unlike THC, CBD is considered to be non-psychoactive, meaning that it will not get you high, making this a perfect medical alternative for those who do not wish to feel the psychoactive effects including paranoia and anxiety that may come with the use of THC, which is a concern for use on animals.
CBD has been shown to help with aggression disorders, noise phobias, canine dementia, and aids in relaxation in dogs along with many other medical benefits to help prolong your dog's life and aid with pain management in ailments such as Osteoarthritis.
"A survey study conducted by AHVMA has reported that 61.8% to 95% of pet owners have endorsed the health benefits of CBD-laced treats, ranging from ‘moderate to excellent’. Some of the medical conditions that were relieved by these edible treats include pain, nervous system problems, inflammation, anxiety, nausea and/or vomiting, digestive system problems, tumors, seizures/convulsions, skin problems and phobias, including fireworks or thunderstorm phobias." - MarijuanaTimes.org
Medical Benefits of CBD On Animals
- Antiemetic - Reduces nausea and vomiting
- Anticonvulsant - Suppresses seizure activity
- Antipsychotic - Combats psychosis disorders
- Anti-inflammatory - Combats inflammatory disorders
- Anti-oxidant - Combats neurodegenerative disorders
- Anti-tumoral/Anti-cancer - Combats tumor and cancer cells
- Anxiolytic/Anti-depressant - Combats anxiety and depression disorders
Our Experience With Irie CBD Hemp Oil
Bentley suffers from dry skin and tends to become really nervous and hyper when we go on walks around the neighborhood. She also frightens easily and occasionally vomits. I wanted to see if Irie CBD Hemp Oil For Pets would help with any of these problems so I decided to give it a shot.
The recommended dose is 1-2 drops for every 10 pounds so I decided to start off with 1 drop for every 10 pounds and ended up giving Bentley 7 drops of the oil. I waited about 30 minutes before taking Bentley on a walk so I could let the CBD take effect. Bentley usually becomes very hyper when we go for walks, which I am not particularly fond of since I like to take my 2 year old with us. This time I did notice a decrease in the amount of pulling and nervous energy while on our walk. Bentley seemed to be more calm, which is usually how she behaves after tiring herself out. This was a nice change and we were able to stroll around the neighborhood at a slower pace and enjoy the walk versus just dashing through it.
It has now become a routine to give Bentley her daily drops and everyday I look forward to seeing the positive behavioral impact that the drops seem to have on her. She is all around more calm and more relaxed than usual and not so anxious when I leave the house.
After a week on consistently giving Bentley 7 drops of CBD Hemp Oil daily I saw a difference in Bentley's behavior. She is sometimes skiddish when around men but she seemed to be less scared when I took her around some of my male friends. She appeared to be more confident around them and didn't frighten over quick movements, as she tends to do with some men. Our walks have also become more pleasant and less about rushing through the neighborhood so this is definitely a positive factor that I personally am able to enjoy.
After 2 week of giving Bentley the drops I noticed that Bentley's coat seems more shiny than usual and is also less dry which means less itching on her part. She has a small patch of hair that is starting to grow back that she itched away. I tried everything to cure her dry skin but nothing seemed to be working so I'm excited to see a positive change in her skin and coat.
About Irie CBD Hemp Oil For Pets
Irie CBD Hemp Oil For Pets is 100% Organic and contains the following Ingredients: CBD Hemp Extract, Virgin Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Organic Vitamin E Oil, Fermented Cod Liver Oil, and Astaxanthin.
"Vitamin E Oil Extract acts as an anti-oxidant and natural preservative.
Fermented Cod Liver Oil was once a standard supplement in traditional European societies, helping to provide fat-soluble vitamins A and D, as well as omega 3 fatty acids in a bio – available and highly digestible format. All of these nutrients are important components to good health and are dependent on each other for proper assimilation.
Astaxanthin is a powerful, naturally occurring carotenoid pigment that's found in certain marine plants and animals. Often called "the king of the carotenoids," astaxanthin is recognized as being one of the most powerful antioxidants found in nature. It is of particular significance, because unlike some other types of antioxidants, astaxanthin never becomes a pro-oxidant in the body so it can never cause harmful oxidation. It is a super charged antioxidant, so it naturally reduces free radicals in the body. But besides that, it also significantly reduces the oxidative load in the body by protecting the cells against oxidation."
My Final Thoughts About CBD Hemp Oil
After using Irie CBD Hemp Oil For Pets for 2 weeks I can say that the effects of the CBD Hemp Oil have been positive and I am going to continue to give the drops to Bentley. I'm excited to see what other benefits will come from giving her the drops with the progression of time and her age.
I'm particularly fond of the idea of her skin problems being a thing of the past so I do hope that these drops are the cure-all for this condition. I am also delighted that our walks havebecome less strenuous and more relaxing so I also hope that this desired effect continues with use.
Overall I am pleased and I recommend that anyone that has a dog that suffers from medical conditions try CBD Hemp Oil and see the positive changes that this all natural alternative medicine can have on your pet.
Have you tried CBD Hemp Oil? Let us know how you liked it in the comments below and if you haven't let us know if you'd be willing to after learning about all of the positive effects and medicinal properties the oil possesses.