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Using CBD for Reptiles

Updated: Dec 2, 2020


Q: What is CBD?

A: Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many different compounds that can be extracted from cannabis. It brings many health benefits not only for humans but for reptiles as well. Another compound found in cannabis is #THC which is responsible for the “high” effect due to its psychoactive properties. Some CBD products contain THC, so ensure you check the supplement facts and analysis which should be easily accessible for ALL company websites. If you cannot get an analysis, simply do not buy that product! CBD SKY products do not contain ANY #THC so you won’t have to worry about your pet reptile experiencing any undesirable side effects.


Q: What benefits can reptiles obtain from the use of CBD?

A: Here's how!

Reduced Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety in animals often stems from abuse, mistreatment, or several health complications that are not treated immediately. Reptiles can also experience panic disorders such as anxiety and nervousness which could lead to long-term problems including damage in the nervous system.

CBD can help remedy anxiety. When digested by your pet, it can boost the serotonin levels – a happy chemical – in the brain. Cortisol - the stress hormone - is then diminished because of the increased serotonin.

Anti-Inflammatory

Reptiles are not exempt from inflammation. Injury or being exposed to a virus can cause inflammation. One of the most popular benefits of CBD is its anti-inflammatory properties. It has direct links to the body’s immune cells, allowing it to communicate with CB2 receptors. This results in anti-inflammatory effects that can help reduce pain.

Anticonvulsant

Septicemia or blood poisoning is a common disease among pets. The symptoms of this disease, among others, can lead to seizures, convulsions, muscle weakness, and breathing difficulties. The common causes of such a disease are poor living conditions and an unhealthy diet.

CBD is an effective anticonvulsant as it helps your reptile gain control when it experiences spasms, seizures, and tremors. In turn, lessening the stress and anxiety experienced by your pet.

Q: How do I administer CBD to my Reptile Pet?

A: CBDSKY products come in oil drops. The best and easiest way to administer CBD to your pet is by placing it on their food.

The standard dose of CBD for pets is 0.25 mg per pound of body weight. This amount is good for one day. If possible, try to halve the overall daily dose into two smaller doses to ensure no CBD gaps in your pet's system. If your pet is new to CBD, it is suggested that you introduce this compound by starting with smaller and partial doses and up titrating over the short term.



If you require more information about how CBD oil can help your reptile, please email me directly to michellep@cbdsky.com, or message me right now!



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