CBD For Dogs
PurCBD+ was inspired by our love for our Black Labrador Maximus and our Bulldog Gordo. It is 100% because of them that we discovered the power of CBD. Here at Innovet Pet Products our reaction was to make it our mission to make the highest quality CBD available to the public at a fair price, just like the rest of our products!
CBD For Dogs Products
Table of Contents
- What is CBD?
- How Does CBD Work?
- How Do I Find The Best CBD Oil For Dogs?
- What Are CBD's Side Effects?
- Common Uses For CBD Oil
What Is CBD Oil?
Short for Cannabidiol, CBD is a liquid extract that’s derived from special hemp strains of the cannabis plant family. Once extracted from the hemp plant, the liquid CBD oil contains substances that we can break down into two categories: Cannabinoids and Terpenes.
There are over 100 cannabinoids known to exist and of these CBD has by far the most medicinal benefits. CBD oil also has 100+ different terpenes, which give the smell and taste to the plants and oil.
The CBD oil your dog takes is no different than the one you take. However, you’ll find it in varying concentrations to account for the weight difference.
What is Full Spectrum CBD?
CBD is far more effective when paired with the other cannabinoids and terpenes that it was created with. We call this the entourage effect, and this synergy magnifies potency, giving you the largest range of medical issues hemp can help with.
For example, the isolated version of cannabidiol has a hard time passing the blood-brain barrier for absorption, and its effects are stunted. Additionally, some of the other cannabinoids and terpenes in entourage are known for clearing cellular receptors so that CBD can combine to those receptors more freely. Preliminary studies on the entourage effect indicate that it makes full spectrum CBD 5 times more than its isolated counterpart 
Does CBD Get You High?
Both hemp and marijuana are species of cannabis plants, and while they have the same cannabinoids and terpenes, they have them in very different ratios.
In particular, hemp contains very low amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), where marijuana contains a lot of it. High levels of THC results in the high associated with marijuana. Hemp is already naturally low in THC, and we can reduce it even more with basic farming practices giving us industrial hemp.
Marijuana has around 20-30 % THC vs. industrial hemp 0.01-0.3% THC. That means marijuana has one hundred to a thousand times more THC than hemp, and this makes all the difference.
You don’t have to worry about your CBD product when it contains under 0.3% THC. Fun fact: that tiny bit actually contributes to some big therapeutic benefits via the entourage effect.
Is There a Difference Between Hemp Oil & CBD Oil?
Hemp is a complex plant that offers a wealth of benefits from the stalks used for fiber to the seeds used in skin care moisturizers. But this makes things a bit confusing, so let’s clear it up.
Hemp oil, often called hemp seed oil, is not hemp CBD, which is sometimes called hemp extract.
You will frequently see hemp seed oil in CBD oil because it makes a great carrier oil with its beneficial fats, which include omega fatty acids.
Hemp seed oil comes from cold pressing the seeds to extract oil while CBD comes from the resin found on the flowers and leaves.
It’s important to know the difference as shady companies will market hemp seed oil as CBD oil by simply calling it “hemp oil” and saying it has anti-anxiety and anti-seizure benefits. It doesn’t.
Hemp seed oil provides health benefits such as omega fatty acids that may help support immunity and heart health. As well, hemp seeds are a good source of protein. However, it doesn’t have anywhere near as many benefits as CBD.
How Do I Find The Best CBD Oil For Dogs?
We are an honest company and hope you choose our CBD products over others. However, our main goal is to make sure all pets around the world are happier and healthier. So we want to show you exactly what to look for in CBD, even if that means you go somewhere else. Now, of course, all of Innovet's CBD products meet these standards. With that said, here are 5 Guidelines To Follow When Buying CBD:
- Organic: Hemp has a lot of amazing benefits, and one of those is it’s great at cleaning up toxic spills. This makes it so important that you only chose CBD derived from organic hemp grown free of any harmful chemicals.
- Extraction Method: There are many dangerous ways to extract CBD such as butane and alcohol. However, the safest and most effective method is solventless CO2 extraction, and it is why we use it.
- Certificate of Analysis (COA): Unfortunately, many companies lie about how much CBD is in their product. That’s why a certificate of analysis is so important. This is awarded to companies that have had their CBD independently tested for quality, accuracy, and safety. You can find ours here.
- Inactive Ingredients: A carrier oil like organic hemp oil should really be the only inactive ingredient in CBD oil. Many companies cut corners by using MCT oil as a solvent carrier oil, so stay away from products containing this cheap alternative to hemp oil.
- Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum or Isolate: Full spectrum CBD has the largest entourage effect and isolated CBD has zero entourage effect. Broad spectrum CBD is CBD isolate with other cannabinoids or terpenes artificially added to make mimic full spectrum. Accordingly, broad spectrum has more entourage effect than CBD isolate but still falls short of the superiority of full spectrum.
How Does CBD Work?
In mammals, certain messages are passed between nerve cells via a system of receptors which can only be activated by a cannabinoid such as CBD. The messenger receptors are called cannabinoid receptors and the overall messaging system is called the endocannabinoid system, the body makes its own cannabinoids, however they sometimes degrade faster than they can be synthesized. Luckily the natural CBD inside hemp plants provides a great alternative cannabinoid source, to assist the endocannabinoid system, which the nervous system uses to control critical body functions such as: immune response, pain sensation, appetite, memory, mood and more.
Alternative to CBD Oil for Dogs
Most dogs like CBD’s grassy and nutty flavor, but not always. As well, sometimes administering an oil isn’t always easy.
That’s why we offer delicious CBD Treats and Soft Chews that are perfect for when you and your dog are on the go.
As well, there is our heal.protect.wag Balm that’s great for supporting normal joint & muscle health along with healing and soothing damaged & dry skin. Topicals allow you to focus all on CBD power directly on the spot that needs help.
Because CBD has been shown to improve health benefits, small dosages work well in daily Multivitamins and add a crucial element to botanical extracts designed to help with Digestion, Mobility, and Skin & Coat health. (9)
A lot of our customers like stacking multiple CBD products together, and this is a brilliant way to care for your dog’s health. Just make sure to always calculate how much you’re giving. We help with that down below!
What Are CBD's Side Effects?
A big talking point for lovers of CBD is its low side effects. In fact, the most common side effect of CBD is it just doesn’t do much for some dogs. It’s a pretty rare side effect because most times, the Endocannabinoid System can do with a helping hand in some way.
High dosages can cause tiredness where low and medium dosages are more likely to provide a slight boost in energy. While dogs rarely have issues sleeping, some owners find high dosages work well for keeping their dog calm.
Remember to only give your dog hemp CBD as marijuana and products high in THC are not safe for dogs.
Common Uses For CBD Oil
Research is still ongoing and there is no conclusive data that would allow us to legally make medical claims, however we can reference the fact that many of the worlds leading universities and institutions are actively studying the possible benefits of CBD Oil:
"There is no conclusive evidence to support official conclusions however, the FDA does "support the rigorous scientific medical research of marijuana(cannabis/hemp)-derived products"(10). Ongoing research at universities include the potential uses for conditions such as:
- Pain (e.g., arthritis, bone pain)
- Anxiety (e.g., separation, loud noises, fireworks, travel, crowds)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Seizures, convulsions, and muscle spasms
For more information on the current studies being held in regards to CBD checkout our scientific research library here.
CBD Oil for Cats and Other Animals?
All mammals from us to cats, to horses and of course dogs, all having an Endocannabinoid System. Thanks to this, CBD can benefit the entire family. CBD helps everyone roughly the same, so how much you give is based on weight. This is why we offer 4 different concentration sizes that all come in a 30 ml bottle with a safety dropper. Level 1 CBD products are perfect for cats and small dogs, while level 4 products are highly concentrated making them great for large dogs and horses. We recommend our 125mg PurCBD oil for cats, however, we have soft chews for small dogs that cats can eat as well. For horses, we have our 1500 mg PurCBD oil along with our Equine Pellets and rapid support CBD Calming Paste.
- Level 1 (Cats & Small Dogs) 125mg: 5lbs-25lbs
- Level 2 (Big Cats & Medium-Sized Dogs) 250mg: 20lbs-45lbs
- Level 3 (Large Dogs & Livestock) 750mg: 45lbs-90lbs
- Level 4 (Giant Dogs & Horses) 1500mg: 90lbs-900lbs
- Safety and Side Effects of CBD
- CBD Oil Effects on Seizure Reduction for Dogs
- CBD Therapy for Cancer
- CBD Extract for Cancer-Related Pain
- CBD for Skin Health & Diseases
- Cardiovascular Therapy with CBD
- Neurological Benefits of Phytocannabinoids
- The Role of the Endocannabinoid System
- The Entourage Effect of Cannabinoids
Is CBD Legal?
Because CBD comes from cannabis, people often wonder if it can cause a high or if it’s legal. The wonderful news is when CBD is derived from hemp, it cannot cause a high, and it is legal in the United States under the 2018 Farm Bill and over 40 countries worldwide. So what’s the difference between hemp and marijuana? Let's find out below!
Is Your Product Human Grade?
PurCBD+ uses the most reliable suppliers for phytocannabinoid oil for humans. Everything from the ingredients to the bottle and dropper are human grade. The owners and staff of Innovet use PurCBD on ourselves and our own pets. Our goal has always been to make the product equal or better in every way to its human-use counterparts. However, due to the extra liability involved in marketing the product for human use, officially we are required to say that it’s only for pets.
Why is Hemp Oil Added? Why Isn’t it 100% Concentrated?
Our PurCBD+ oil is diluted to the proper concentration for use with pets. It must be diluted with hemp oil or you would be trying to measure impossibly tiny doses (smaller than a fraction of a single drop). Hemp oil is the perfect carrier oil for PurCBD. Our 30ml bottles contain 125mg of PurCBD per bottle.
How Does CBD Help Dogs?
CBD works by sending signals between nerve cells via a system of receptors activated by a cannabinoid such as CBD. Luckily the natural CBD inside hemp plants provides a great alternative cannabinoid source, to assist the endocannabinoid system, which the nervous system uses to control critical body functions such as: immune response, pain sensation, appetite, memory, mood and more.
Where Is it Sourced From?
We import the organic hemp-based CBD from Northern Europe, while the hemp carrier oil comes from farms in Oregon. We mix, test, and bottle the product here in the USA.
Why Is Your Product Cheaper Than Other Companies?
We source directly from farmers, purchase in large volumes, and own our own manufacturing facility where we don’t have a third party bottle our product for us. We deliver it straight to you and cut out all the middle men.
Why Does It Say Refrigeration Is Needed?
We recommend refrigeration out of an abundance of caution. Prolonged exposure to sunlight or heat can cause the oil to prematurely spoil. Heat above 160°F will cause the PurCBD+ to breakdown and become ineffective. Refrigeration is the simplest way to ensure the longest possible shelf life. For most people, however, refrigeration isn't needed—it’s just ideal.
Is It For Cats?
Yes, we do have customers who use PurCBD for their cats. The 125mg PurCBD bottle is appropriate for cats.
Does It Contain Pesticides?
No, absolutely not. We source exclusively from 100% organic farms, so this is never an issue. Even though none of our ingredients have ever been exposed to pesticides, we still routinely have our phytocannabinoid oil tested by a third party for potency and the presence of any toxins/pesticides. You can see the results on the certificate of analysis found on our website.
Is CBD Safe to Take With Prescription Medication?
Each case is unique, and you must consider your pet’s medical history. There are over 1500 prescription drugs for pets in the United States; each of them could interact in a different way with any supplement such as PurCBD. If your pet is on any prescription medication we recommend consulting with a veterinarian before administering any supplement, including our own. Our comprehensive dosing chart is the best place to start; the second page of the chart has a form to help you and your veterinarian coordinate the use of prescription meds with PurCBD.
Does CBD Ever Replace Prescription Medications?
It all depends on your pet and the medicine being used. Currently, the FDA has only approved the isolated version of CBD for use by 1 mega pharmaceutical corporation. They spend approximately $1 million lobbying for special FDA regulations and back door politics. That's why the FDA allows them to market isolated CBD as the cure to some rare forms of childhood epilepsy (btw: they charge each child $32,500 per year for their cure). Innovet Pet Products does not buy special favors or lobby any level of government, accordingly we are very limited with the claims that we can make. That's also why we now have to say that none of our products are meant to treat, cure, or mitigate any disease. Always check with your veterinarian before starting, stopping, or adjusting the dosage of any prescription medication. Many drugs, especially anti-seizure medications, must be weaned off slowly or else withdrawal symptoms can occur.
Does PurCBD Help With Anxiety?
There is still ongoing research being done on the benefits of CBD, but it is heard that it may help calm occasional anxiousness.
Can PurCBD Treat Cancer?
Unfortunately, because this is a supplement we're not allowed to make medical claims regarding its use as a treatment or cure. However, this is the exact reason we began using this product on our own pets. (Our founding pets were diagnosed with cancer; Maximus was 16 and Gordo was 8.) You can read more about our experience with Max & Gordo here.
Is PurCBD Safe to Use with Pregnant Pets?
While we are not aware of any specific issues regarding using PurCBD with pregnant pets. However, we must always advise that you consult your veterinarian before starting or stopping any medication or supplement with pregnant pets.
Does PurCBD Help With Arthritis?
Helps support cartilage and joint functions
What About Seizures?
We wish we could give you a definitive yes or no answer to this question; we know how terrible of an ordeal a pet seizure is to experience. Since we do not sell medical drugs we can't make medical claims, but we do have pet owners using our product specifically for this purpose.
Is PurCBD Safe to Take Long Term?
All the available evidence indicates that long term use of PurCBD+ causes no side effects; however, PurCBD+ has only truly been available for pets for a couple years. The most common reason our customers cite for using CBD is to replace prescription drugs that have a known history of long term side effects. Always consult your veterinarian and use our dosing chart/schedule to coordinate the use of PurCBD with prescription medications.
What Is Your 30-Day Guarantee Policy For Return/Refund?
Returns are very easy with us. Just mail the unused product to us at our standard address: 1440 W 178th Street, Gardena CA 90248
The Innovet Promise
How Does Innovet Compare to the Competition:
The Innovet Promise:
PurCBD+ was inspired by our love for our Black Labrador Maximus and our Bulldog Gordo. It is 100% because of them that we discovered the power of CBD. Unfortunately we made this discovery too late because of the government trying to suppress CBD and corporations trying to exploit CBD. Here at Innovet Pet Products our reaction was to make it our mission to make the highest quality CBD available to the public at a fair price. Today in 2020, we believe that every bottle filled and every dog saved are the best testament to their legacy. To honor the legacy of Maximus & Gordo, we at Innovet pet Products make the following promises to you and your dog:
- We will always be the industry leader in fair prices
- We will never compromise on quality
- We'll price match (full details here)
- We'll guarantee your satisfaction (full details here)
- We'll ship your order for free (full details here)
- We'll always provide full transparency with the most comprehensive COA's
- We'll always provide up to date dosing information as new clinical studies emerge
We promise to always have you and your pet’s best interests in mind. That means providing high-quality, affordable, and innovative solutions that make your life easier and your pet’s life happier. Our dedicated in-house team based in Gardena, Ca works hard to design products that put personalized healthcare in your hands. If they aren’t doing that, why should we even bother? That’s why If you aren't 100% satisfied with any item, we promise a full refund. Like we said, we have your best interests in mind. A world without our furry loved ones is one we can’t imagine, and we owe them so much.That's why, when you purchase anything from us, you’re also donating to The Humane Society, Carson Animal Shelter, and Wags & Walks Adoption Center. We believe that together we can make the world a better place for all pets!
Inspired By Gordo & Maximus
Matt and Dave started Innovet in 2005 making health care products for pets. By 2015 they had done some research on CBD but at that time, it seemed like a product that was just too good to be true. Matt set it aside, thinking that the hype simply couldn’t all be legitimate and never gave it another thought until Gordo became sick.
Gordo was his bulldog who had been diagnosed with lymphoma. He went in for his first treatment and had a horrible reaction to his first chemotherapy. He wasn’t eating and wasn’t himself at all. He was going downhill fast and Dave was desperate to help his dog. He searched for anything that might help with cancer-related symptoms. CBD was again brought to his attention, so he found some that looked good, paid extra for overnight shipping. Sadly, it would arrive 5 days later - the same day that Gordo passed away, taking his last breaths in Matt’s arms. The CBD bottle was left sitting on a desk at the Innovet warehouse.
Matt’s dog, Maximus, was 16 yrs old, blind and also battling cancer at the time. He spent most of his days in a dog bed at the warehouse, so that Matt could keep him nearby all the time. Matt saw the CBD bottle and gave some to Maximus only because he wanted to know that he had tried everything possible. Matt was certain that Maximus was close to death, he had no hope that it would help because Maximus was so old, blind and hadn’t been able to stand up or eat on his own since Gordo had gotten sick. Matt simply couldn’t imagine losing Gordo and Maximus within days of each other but that fate seemed inevitable.
30 minutes later, Maximus was missing. We all spread out in a search of the warehouse and found Maximus in a part of the warehouse that he had never been in before. We were shocked to find that Maximus was alert, wagging his tail and eagerly trying to sniff out food. Matt brought him back to his dog bed where we discovered what happened: Maximus had stood up on his own, ate all his food and had ventured into the warehouse in search of more!!
That was the day we knew that CBD wasn’t all hype. It really did work. Matt believes that CBD gave him more treasured months with Maximus having a good quality of life. His only regret is that he hadn't given CBD a chance sooner. Dave and Matt immediately went to work to source the highest quality full spectrum CBD from organic hemp and soon after PurCBD Oil was born. Throughout the last 3 years, we've proved that top quality CBD can be both affordable and easily accessible.