Formulated with 100% plant-based ingredients, HolistaPet CBD Capsules for Dogs & Cats pack a rejuvenating cannabinoid boost along with the nutritious benefits of hemp seed powder. Each capsule contains a potent concentration of protein, omega fatty acids, antioxidants, and CBD for a beneficial blend that will boost your dog’s wellness. Plus, these capsules are easy for pets to swallow, and even easier for you to travel with! The pre-filled capsules allow for easy dosing, ensuring your pet receives the same amount each time.
HolistaPet proudly uses exclusively vegan, organic, and non-GMO ingredients (so no animal gelatin in these capsules!).
- CBD – Enhances the function of the endocannabinoid system
- Hemp Seed Powder – Supplies protein, antioxidants, and omega fatty acids
CBD Capsules for Dogs and Cats
Are you looking for a convenient way to give your pet CBD? Well, your search is over! CBD capsules for dogs and cats are a fast-acting, long-lasting form of cannabidiol for pets. Made with your beloved four-legged friends in mind, CBD capsules are the perfect way to introduce your pet to CBD.
What Are CBD Capsules for Dogs & Cats?
CBD capsules for dogs and cats are beneficial, pet-safe tablets filled with CBD. They’re an easy and effective way to deliver high-grade cannabidiol to your furry companion.
Not all CBD capsules for dogs and cats are created equal, but high-quality ones will contain superfoods like hemp seed powder. Additionally, the best CBD capsules for pets will be vegan, organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO.
These capsules are intended to soothe your pet, leaving them relaxed, refreshed, and free from discomfort. CBD capsules are a convenient and (mostly) flavorless way to supplement your pet’s natural wellness.
What Is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of around 100 cannabinoids found in hemp plants. It’s non-psychoactive (won’t get your pet “high”) and quite well-tolerated by both animals and humans. CBD is naturally calming and can help pets during travel, after injuries, and throughout their everyday lives.
What Can CBD Do for My Dog or Cat?
CBD’s therapeutic properties are still being studied, however, its soothing and calming effects are well known. It’s a naturally calming compound, so it’s a fantastic option for reducing discomfort or promoting joint mobility. CBD may also be beneficial for alleviating:
- Muscle spasms
- Skin irritation
- Appetite concerns
- Upset stomach
- Troubled sleep
- And many more!
How Do CBD Capsules Work?
CBD capsules work similarly to edibles. Once consumed, the CBD passes through the digestive tract and gets metabolized by the liver before reaching the bloodstream. The bloodstream then carries the CBD throughout the body.
As it travels, cannabidiol interacts with a body-wide network of cannabinoid receptors known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS plays a significant role in regulating necessary bodily functions to maintain homeostasis in mammals. Homeostasis is the body’s natural balance.
Some of those functions include digestion, stress and inflammation responses, and sleep. The ECS typically responds to signals like injury, major temperature changes, and chemical imbalances. It kicks into gear to fix those issues and restore balance to the system.
For example, when mammals get low on fuel, they become hungry. Or, when some mammals get cold they shiver, in an effort to warm up. These are both examples of the ECS acting to make sure the body stays in homeostasis, or perfect balance.
To perform this role, the ECS relies on naturally-produced endocannabinoids. Studies suggest that taking CBD, which supplements endocannabinoids with natural external ones, may improve the ECS’ performance. A high-functioning ECS makes for a happy, healthy pet.
Are CBD Capsules Safe for Dogs & Cats?
Yes! According to the World Health Organization (WHO), CBD is well-tolerated by animals. However, there are a few guidelines and recommendations to keep in mind when giving your pet CBD.
In 2018, hemp and hemp-derived products like CBD were federally legalized as long as they contain 0.3% or less THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). This level of THC is low enough that it does not induce intoxication. CBD products that comply with these federal standards will not get you or your pet “high.”.
However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not fully evaluated and approved CBD for medical use (other than one anti-seizure medication, Epidiolex). This means that CBD is not officially intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Since the FDA doesn’t regulate CBD, not all products are entirely safe and effective for your pets. If you’re considering CBD for your dog or cat, look for reputable, organic companies. High-quality CBD companies will send their products for independent third-party lab testing to ensure the level of THC is under 0.3%.
Additionally, follow the dosing recommendations of experts, which are often provided by CBD companies. While there are no reported overdoses from CBD, mild and short-lived side effects like dry mouth and drowsiness can occur.
Finally, since the liver metabolizes CBD, it may interact with other medications your pet is taking. If your dog or cat is taking any prescriptions or has a known liver condition, consult your veterinarian before giving them CBD.
Your veterinarian can also help you find the ideal CBD dose for your pet. Again, research reflects that CBD is safe for animals, and veterinarians are beginning to recommend it as part of a natural wellness routine.
Why Are HolistaPet Capsules the Best for Pets?
At HolistaPet, the number one priority is your pet’s wellbeing. We understand the struggle of searching for clean, safe, and genuinely effective products. We all want the best for our pets, but it can sometimes be challenging to discern what the best really is. So, we created the best ourselves.
HolistaPet is committed to being a cruelty-free, vegan, 100% organic, and natural brand. Our CBD capsules for dogs and cats are no exception to those guidelines. Plus, they’re gluten-free and non-GMO! The plant-based capsules only contain two organic ingredients: CBD isolate and hemp seed powder.
CBD isolate is a pure powder form of cannabidiol with all other cannabinoids, including THC, completely removed. That’s right – our CBD capsules for dogs and cats contain no THC. While some of our other pet products do contain the legal limit of 0.3% or less, like our CBD infused mandarin berry scented shampoo for dogs, the capsules are 100% THC-free.
Hemp seeds are a powerful superfood. In addition to being a complete plant protein, they’re rich in polyunsaturated fats – particularly omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. These compounds are known to reduce inflammation, fight anxiety, and promote heart health.
It doesn’t stop there, though – hemp seeds are also high in natural fiber, vitamins, and minerals. The list of health benefits goes on and on! In powder form, hemp seeds are the perfect nutritional additive to balance the potency of our CBD capsules for dogs and cats.
All of our CBD products are sent for third-party lab testing to ensure their quality and efficacy. In the spirit of full brand transparency, we post the Certificate of Analysis (COA) for every product on our website. We’re proud of the natural pet CBD products we create and have nothing to hide about how they’re made.
CBD Capsules Dosage for Dogs & Cats
CBD dosing is dependent on weight and the specific needs of your pet. Based on expert guidelines, we generally recommend a dosage range of 0.25 (mild dose) to 0.5mg (strong dose) of CBD per every pound of your pet’s body weight. Don’t worry – it’s easy math.
Let’s go over an example of how to calculate a dosage range for a 70lb dog.
- Multiply 70 by 0.25 (70 × 0.25) – the mild dose is 17.5mg.
- Multiply 70 by 0.5 (70 × 0.5) – the strong dose is 35mg.
CBD Capsule Options
The dosage range for a 70lb dog is 17.5 to 35mg of CBD. To accommodate our four-legged consumers’ various dosage needs, we offer five different potency options of CBD capsule bottles.
- 150 total mg for small pets under 20lbs – 1 capsule = 5 mg CBD | 30 capsules in bottle | 150mg total CBD
- 300 total mg for medium pets 20-60lbs– 1 capsule = 10 mg CBD | 30 capsules in bottle | 300mg total CBD
- 600 total mg for large pets 60-100lbs – 1 capsule = 20 mg CBD | 30 capsules in bottle | 600mg total CBD
- 1200 total mg for x-large pets 100-160lbs – 1 capsule = 40 mg CBD | 30 capsules in bottle | 1200mg total CBD
- 3000 total mg for xx-large pets over 160lbs – 1 capsule = 100 mg CBD | 30 capsules in bottle | 3000mg total CBD
Every pet is unique, and they all require different amounts of CBD. Even if you have two Golden Retrievers that are nearly the same weight, they may not require the same amount of CBD to benefit from the effects.
We recommend starting with the mild dose, then working your way up as needed. If your pet isn’t used to CBD, the strong dose might make them drowsy. CBD capsules take 30 minutes to two hours to kick in, so be sure to give it time before feeding your pet more if it seems like the CBD isn’t working.
One of the best aspects of CBD capsules is that you can get your pet to take them in different ways, depending on their preference. As we pet owners know all too well, our four-legged friends can be extremely picky about their food and even more so about taking medications.
You can try giving the capsule to your dog or cat directly, but many pets turn their wet little noses up at anything they know isn’t food. If that sounds like your pet, there are two things you can try to get them to eat the capsule.
The first thing to try is hiding it in their favorite food. We’ve all seen how our pets devour their meals – it’s typically a frenzied affair. If you hide the CBD capsule somewhere in the bowl, there’s a good chance they’ll gobble it up with their food. You can also try hiding the capsules in soft treats or snacks like peanut butter.
If you try the hiding tactic but your pet figures it out, don’t give up hope. Our CBD capsules for dogs and cats easily break open so that you can sprinkle the powder on their food and mix it in. This is typically the most effective tactic for getting your pet to eat CBD capsules.
Final Thoughts – CBD Capsules for Dogs and Cats
If you’ve been wondering what the best form of CBD is for your pet, we highly recommend giving our CBD capsules for dogs and cats a try. Who doesn’t love the ease of a pre-dosed natural formula that can help your pet with everything from stress to joint discomfort to skin irritation?
The nearly flavorless combination of CBD isolate and hemp seed powder blends in with most dog and cat foods’ rich flavors. Your furry friend won’t know what hit them – they’ll just know they feel better.