RVD’s Tips For CBD And Pets


You use CBD for yourself, but is it safe for your pets? Animals have an endocannabinoid systems just like us. If you’ve experienced the soothing benefits of CBD for yourself, try our tinctures for your furry baby and spread the word. If you’re still not sure, stick with us and learn what risks there may be with CBD and Pets, how to dose, and how to tell if CBD is helping your furry baby.

Is CBD Safe for Your Furry Baby?

Giving any substance to human or animal has its risks. The good news is, the risks of using CBD on your pet are similar to using CBD yourself and are very minimal. Most people and animals tolerate hemp-derived cannabis well with minimal side effects, which could include: fatigue, appetite changes, and sometimes diarrhea. These side effects should be very mild and generally get better over time. If side effects continue or worsen, you should immediately stop giving CBD to your pet and speak to your veterinarian.

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Take it from RVD and his lovely wife Katie Forbes, they give their furry babies—PeaTree and Barbie—CBD to boost their immunity and ensure homeostasis. Balance is key to overall health and wellness. You don’t have to be sick to benefit from CBD.

CBD and Pets—When to Use It

Just like people, animals can suffer from arthritis, inflammation, seizures, anxiety, and depression. Older pets who struggle with arthritis and inflammation, may benefit from CBD tinctures. CBD is natural, especially RVDCBD tinctures containing only two ingredients. Therefore, cannabis does not have the side effects other pain-relieving medications would.


If you want to know more on how CBD works, with the Endocannabinoid System, click here.

Like humans, pets mental health issues spiked after Covid lockdowns. Yes, pets can suffer from depression and anxiety just as we do. Many furry babies got used to having their owners home all day. Thus, when people returned to work, pets developed separation anxiety. The good news is CBD can offer relief. Furry friends with anxiety or seizure disorders can also find relief.  Especially with the loud noises and flashing lights common around the 4th of July, CBD can help. Anecdotal evidence suggests, CBD may help pets with epilepsy. Pet owners around the world have reported using both CBD with other antiseizure medications can lower the number of seizures your pet has. 

What Kind Of CBD Should You Use?

For your pets safety and health, it is important to only use organic CBD. Whether for a human or a pet specific product, look for all natural and no additives. RVDCBD Tinctures are organic and contain only two ingredients. Anytime an additive is included in CBD, the additives will impact the CBD and could change the expected results. Also, animals respond to additives, differently than humans. In other words, you need to be extra careful with your pets. You also want to avoid THC, the high inducing cannabinoid. Ensure your pet’s relief without the high with RVDCBD Tincture—the vegan, organic, and ZERO THC CBD. 


CBD and Pets—Dosing

Like with humans, titrating is key. This simply means you ought to start your pet off with a very small dose like our, 750mg Tincture, and then slowly work up to find a dose that is most effective. To determine the correct dosage, we recommend, the general rule of thumb: 0.2mg of CBD per pound (or .2mg multiplied by your pets weight). For example: if your cat weighs 10 pounds, you ought to start her with 2mg of CBD.

What Kind of CBD Can Pets Have?

At RVDCBD, we recommend giving your pet organic tinctures or homemade edibles. Why homemade? Like any other homemade treat, you know what’s in it. Store bought treats for pets may contain additives and other hidden ingredients. So ensure your pets CBD success, and make a quick furry baby edible. If you’re not sure what to make, join us next week for another baking blog edition of Edible Pet Treats.


Edibles will have a slightly delayed impact but will last longer. Tinctures oils can be given directly under your pets tongue for quick relief.  If your pet doesn’t like the grassy taste of CBD, disguise it with something they do like. For example, try organic (xylitol free) peanut butter. 

How Will I Know If CBD Is Helping My Pet?

Even though your pet can’t talk to you, you know them very well.  Keep an eye on your pet’s behavior. You may notice them perk up, showing immediate improvements. But sometimes it can take from a half hour to a few weeks of daily dosing before you see positive results. Why is this? Like with humans and CBD, if our body is lacking needed compounds, the CBD consumed will fill those needs first before working to address other factors. The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) works toward homeostasis or balance first. That’s why Rob and Katie give their furry babies CBD for health and wellness.


To ensure your fuzzy family members safety, watch for symptom relief or signs of side effect. For example, once Sugar Snap, the thirteen year-old Tabby cat, takes CBD, she may seem less anxious and move more fluidly. Thus she may return to her normal happy self. Or, Rock, your granddad’s Pitbull, may climb stairs with less hesitation.

The Whole F-ing CBD and Pets Summary

The bottom line is: if CBD helps you find relief, it can have the same effect on your pet. And remember, RVD’s guarantee for you is the same for your furry friends. Remember, in the words of the Anti-Cruelty Society, “animals can benefit from CBD just like you can.” So, with Independence Day just around the corner, order your RVDCBD today and simply find relief. Before the loud noise of celebration throws your fuzzy friend into a panic, give them RVDCBD’s all-natural CBD. Check back for edible pet recipes, coming soon. Enjoy the celebration of independence and freedom from anxiety and pain together.

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