CBD oil is one of the most drastically growing markets today. Due to this and the fact that humans and animals (mammals) have an endocannabinoid system, a lot of pharmaceutical companies decided to produce CBD oil for pets. And, they made the right decision because a lot of pet owners started giving it to their pets to relieve their pain, anxiety, nausea, and other health conditions. This is because it’s assumed that CBD affects the mammals’’ (pets’) organism the same way it affects ours. So, it’s no wonder pet owners report that they have noticed their dogs feel better, they are less anxious, or their dogs suffering from osteoarthritis can move better.
However, having a wide variety of choice can also be “bad”. It’s because it makes finding the right product difficult. However, although there are a lot of brands of CBD oil for pets on the market, not all of them are good or suitable for your dog. In order to find the best CBD oil, here are the top 5 things you should consider.
Is the Manufacturer Reliable?
With so many brands on the market, it’s really hard to decide which one to choose, because there are a lot of companies that joined the CBD market just for the gain. In order to find out whether a manufacturer is reliable or not, you can google the company and visit their site. You can also check out the company’s social profile or their Amazon store and read customers reviews and other discussions. They will tell you a lot about the company.
And, let’s not forget that a reliable company is always transparent and provides all necessary reports (e.g. Third-party analysis) and stands behind their product. They usually offer a money-back guarantee to their customers if they aren’t satisfied with the products. So, look for products that have all these things to ensure you are buying a good CBD oil.
Is the Oil Made Using CO2 Extraction Method?
There are 4 most common extraction methods used: CO2 extraction, dry ice extraction, olive oil extraction, and solvent-based extraction. Of all these methods, the CO2 is the best because it’s safest and produces the most efficient and purest oil. And, while the olive oil and dry ice methods are also good, the solvent-based is the worst because it uses harmful chemicals to extract the oil from the plant. So, make sure you always go for CO2 extracted product, when possible, and stay away from solvent-based extracted oils.
Is There THC or Any Harmful Substance?
Before buying CBD oil, you should always read the label to see its contents. It’s because some products may contain THC in small dosage and you may not like such a product. It also shows the other ingredients, which allows you to see whether it contains MCT, melatonin and other harmful substances, such as vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol.
Are There Third-party Analysis Reports Provided?
One of the most important things to consider is whether or not a product comes with third-party lab results. This is important because it means that the product has been tested by a lab that’s not related to the manufacturer in any way and the reports are real and trustworthy. Therefore, if a product comes with these reports, it means that everything that’s said on the label, in terms of contents and concentration, is true.
Is the Plant Grown in a Country Where Growing Cannabis is Legal?
Of course, you can grow cannabis everywhere around the globe. But, not everywhere it’s legal which means that the quality of growth isn’t high. In other words, if CBD oil is extracted from a plant grown in a country where growing cannabis is illegal, it’s been grown in unsafe conditions, on a poor-quality soil which is probably contaminated. That’s why you should always choose CBD oil that has been extracted from a plant grown in a country where growing it is legal. It’s because these countries have strict environmental regulations and ensure the safety of the plant.
Other Things to Consider
Apart from these 5 things, you should also have in mind the dosage. Since there aren’t many studies on CBD’s effect on pets, we cannot be sure how much we should give to our pet. Therefore, it would be best to consult with your vegetarian, or you can start by giving a very small dose.
Also, you should consider whether you want a full-spectrum or an isolate CBD oil. The difference between them is that full-spectrum contains all cannabinoids, including a small dose of THC isolate, on the other hand, contains only cannabidiol.
Which CBD oil you choose depends on you. But, these factors will greatly help you make the right decision. So, always keep in mind these things.