The Best in the Pet Wellness Game, Paws Down
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It’s a no-brainer that you love your pet. Our O+R team is made up of various proud pet owners. Just like you, we’re always striving to ensure that our furry friends live their best lives. We know that a stellar wellness ritual is the key to our best lives. So, early on in our wellness journey, we set out to offer some of the best pet wellness products on the market.
Every mammal with a spinal column has an endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system plays an important role in the secretion of hormones relating to stress, anxiety, sleep, and food intake. The wellness benefits that your pets can wag + purr about are similar to the benefits you experience from adding CBD to your own wellness ritual.
The endocannabinoid system deals with a number of bodily functions, including mental health and wellness, mood, appetite, nutrient transport, energy storage, immune function, and the regulation of stress and pain perception. Within this system, there are two different types of receptors that can be activated by cannabinoids like CBD. These receptors are CB1 + CB2. When activated, these receptors can provide a variety of different benefits. (Learn more about the science behind this, here.)
Your pet can’t tell you what they need, but we might be able to. The list of things CBD may be able to address is long + growing. Just a few areas that CBD can help to address in pets are:
Anxiety + Stress Relief
Relief From Pain, Arthritis + Inflammation
Relief From Seizures + Epilepsy
Anxiety + Stress Relief
Just like our human customers, our four-legged customers have experienced stress + anxiety relief due to having CBD added to their own daily rituals. (Yes, pets can have wellness rituals, too.)
Since our pet CBD products are THC-free, they have the capability to deliver the relaxation benefits of hemp to your animals without any sort of “high.” Research has found that CBD helps manage anxiety by changing the brain’s receptor response to serotonin, CBD enhances 5-HT1A, which is a subtype of the serotonin receptor.
Relief from Pain, Arthritis, + Inflammation
As we told you earlier, CBD can activate the CB1 + CB2 receptors that all mammals have. CB2 stimulates cells in the immune system which can potentially fight inflammation. Inflammation ultimately leads to symptoms like aches, pains, + arthritis.
Relief from Seizures + Epilepsy
In a 2016 study of owner-enrolled dogs at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, it was discovered that 89% of dogs who received CBD had a reduction in the frequency of seizures.
And Even More Benefits
Research has also shown that pets can experience other benefits from CBD like relief from skin conditions, support for autoimmune diseases and neurodegenerative diseases, and in some cases, even reduction in tumors.
Finding the Best Method for Your Pet
For Cats + Dogs
For cats + dogs, our 250mg, broad spectrum bacon-flavored pet CBD oil, Paws a Moment, is a great way to introduce wellness. Each bottle will come with serving instructions for your pet. Serving sizes are based on weight. However, with your veterinarian’s approval, the amount of oil that your pet takes can be as customizable as needed.
The best + easiest way to serve your pet Paws a Moment is by adding it to their food or water!
“This CBD has made my sweet senior chihuahua Kenzie at ease and comfortable. Once she turned 12, her health went downhill and fast. What we thought was a bad ear infection that made her head tilt, is now possibly a brain tumor (she also started having seizures out of no where) from what the vet is thinking. This CBD oil has helped her stay calm and stay comfortable. We can already tell a difference in just how she acts from day to day even with everything that’s going on with her. This has helped her get her appetite back, slowing down the seizures, along with sleeping a lot better than how she was! I would recommend this to anyone! Thank you for making a CBD oil to help our sweet babies!” - Krystal D. - Verified O+R Customer
For Dogs Only
We also offer two varieties of CBD dog treats for an even more seamless wellness experience for your pet.
See Spot Chill is our 150mg peanut butter flavored dog treat + Slow Your Wag is our 60mg bacon flavored dog treat. The higher concentration of CBD in See Spot Chill may be more beneficial for larger dogs or dogs with higher levels of pain, anxiety, stress, or any other area that CBD typically addresses. You can count on the same wellness benefits regardless of the way you choose to add CBD into your furry friend’s ritual. It really comes down to your pet’s needs and preferences.
"So glad I came across this brand. I have tried many different brands to try and calm my dog down and nothing else did the trick. My golden gets very anxious from thunderstorms and fireworks. I give these to her when either one is going on and within 20 mins she is more calm - no longer crying, whining, and anxious circling around the house. These are a miracle worker and I will be purchasing again! BONUS - she usually will not take a treat or any food when anxious, but will take these peanut butter treats every time I offer them!” - Christine H. - Verified O+R Customer
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