First, let’s start by saying that every dog’s body is different. Some dogs may feel the affect of CBD-rich hemp in a shorter time period and some dogs may take a little longer to see results. Results will differ from pet to pet; however, here are a few timeframes you can expect.
Just like us, dog’s have an Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is a group of cannabinoid receptors that are located throughout the body and are responsible for maintaining the natural balance in the body. The ECS is stimulated by endocannabinoids, which are produced internally. However, the ECS can also be stimulated by external cannabinoids, such as Cannabidiol (CBD). The system has two kinds of receptors: CB1 & CB2. CB1 receptors are found mostly in the brain and central nervous system. CB2 receptors are mostly in peripheral organs, especially immune cells. This is how your dog’s processes CBD and other cannabinoids, which is important to know in order to factor in the amount of time you can expect to see results for your dog.
The type of CBD-rich hemp product
Another huge factor to consider is the type of product being administered. There are tinctures, capsules, chewables, treats, and more, and this has a great effect on how fact your dog’s body processes the CBD-rich hemp.
- Tinctures: As administered as CBD-rich hemp oil, a good timeframe to see the affects are within 30 minutes. If you put the oil directly in your dog’s mouth, you may see results within 20 minutes or so. If you put the oil in food or on a treat, it will take a little longer for your dog’s body to digest it and you can expect to see changes within 30-45 minutes. Tinctures are great for benefits such as: reduced anxiety and stress, improved appetite, and reduced nausea.
- Chewables/Treats: If you give your dog a CBD-rich chewable tablet or treat, it will have to pass through the digestive system before it’s absorbed into the bloodstream. You can expect to see it working within 30-60 minutes or so. Chewables and treats are a great way to administer a therapeutic does that can help with the following: reduced anxiety, reduced pain and inflammation, reduced seizures, help treating psoriasis, inhibiting cancer cell growth, antioxidant properties, and much more.
- Capsules: Similar to CBD chewables or treats, capsules will have to go through the same digestive process and you may see it working for your dog within 30-60 minutes or longer. The benefits you can see by administering a therapeutic dose with capsules are similar to the chewables and treats as well.
What are you trying to help treat?
Lastly, the results you can expect to see is also dependent on what benefits you are looking for. If you are trying to help your dog with anxiety and stress, you should be able to see results in a shorter time. On another note, if you are trying to help your dog have less pain, inflammation, or reduced seizures, it may take a few days or weeks to see the results you are wanting.
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