Review: Social Pets CBD Hemp Oil

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Cannabis has been used for thousands of years across many culturesOver the last few years, the market for CBD products for pets has been exploding, with new products being introduced all the time. And the benefits of these hemp derived products are nothing short of amazing.

How can CBD help your cat?

CBD can help with a wide variety of conditions. Hemp naturally contains compounds which affect the endocannabinoid system, an internal pathway found in mammals. Nearly every tissue contains receptors which respond to the components found in cannabis, acting separately but holistically with the body’s other receptor systems. In most cases, CBD is not meant to be used as the sole treatment.Hemp has no known negative interactions with other medications or supplements due to lack of scientific studies on the subject.

Cannabis, CBD & THC

There’s quite a bit of confusion about the terms used when it comes to using components of the medical marijuana plant for pets. Cannabis sativa is the name for the plant. There are many different strains of this plant. Some strains are used to make the federally illegal marijuana. Others are used to make hemp for industrial and therapeutic use. In general, cannabis plants contain both CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). CBD alone does not cause a “high.” The high is caused by THC, which is the psychoactive component. Products made with less than 0.3% THC are legal in most states.

Your cat will not get high from cannabis products with less than 0.3% THC, because these products focus on the non-THC portions of the plant that seem to have the best benefit without giving animals the high that recreational users seek. In higher concentrations, THC can be toxic to dogs and cats. This is why you  should never blow marijuana smoke in your pet’s face or administer human medical grade cannabis to pets.

Are CBD products for pets legal?

If you want to delve deeper into the legality of CBD, this article provides a detailed explanation of the intricacies of this issue.

Social Pets CBD Drops

Social PETS CBD Drops are formulated with Social CBD’s hemp-derived CBD extract. Their stringent testing standards ensure that their oil is pesticide and solvent-free, and contains absolutely no THC. The products test at 0.0% THC.

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Social Pets CBD drops come in three different flavors: chicken, bacon and peanut butter. They also offer an unflavored version. All CBD drops require a carrier oil, Social Pets uses fractionated coconut oil (also known as “liquid coconut oil,” this form of the oil that has had the long-chain fatty acids removed via hydrolysis and steam distillation, rendering the oil liquid at room temperature.)

A suggested daily dose for a 10 pound cat is 0.2ml once a day. The drops can be given with food or water, or “straight up.”

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My take on Social Pets CBD Drops

With so many companies in this crowded market, I like seeing a company who places the emphasis on creating products for pets that are truly without THC. I also like that they’re available in several different flavors. While the peanut butter flavor is obviously aimed at dogs, the chicken and bacon flavors could work well for cats if you want to give the product without mixing with food or water.

Allegra actually preferred the unflavored version “straight up” to the chicken and bacon flavored versions.

For more information and to purchase, please visit SocialCBD.com.

*FTC Disclosure: I received this product for review at no charge from Social CBD. I also received a fee for writing this review. Receiving the free product and the fee did not influence my review. All reviews on The Conscious Cat will always reflect my honest and unbiased opinion.

9 Comments on Review: Social Pets CBD Hemp Oil

  1. Debbie
    December 1, 2019 at 12:05 pm (1 week ago)

    which strength-750, 500, 250 mg should I use for a 12 pound cat?

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    • Ingrid
      December 1, 2019 at 2:42 pm (1 week ago)

      Please contact Social Pets CBD directly for this information.

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  2. Dinah
    November 21, 2019 at 12:42 pm (3 weeks ago)

    What ‘strength’ are we talking about for cats?

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    • Ingrid
      November 21, 2019 at 1:33 pm (3 weeks ago)

      The recommended dose for a 10 pound cat for these particular drops is 0.2ml per day.

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      • Dinah
        November 22, 2019 at 9:11 pm (3 weeks ago)

        Hi Ingrid. They offer 750 mg, 500 mg, and 250 mg. There doesn’t seem to be any discussion as to dogs, cats or others. OR weight! I have to *assume* we’re talking the 250 mg for our little kitty critters???

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  3. Debi
    November 20, 2019 at 1:09 am (3 weeks ago)

    This looks almost exactly like the “Select Pets” brand I used to give my senior kitty. Guess they changed their name. I do feel it worked for my baby giving her some relief from pain and stress during her illness.

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  4. Janine
    November 19, 2019 at 8:25 am (3 weeks ago)

    I have been curious about CBD for Miss Kiki’s anxiety and aggression issues.

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    • Dinah
      November 19, 2019 at 8:42 pm (3 weeks ago)

      Are you thinking that CBD would help with anxiety? That would be GREAT! My newest rescue was abused by boys as a 4 month old, and she is deathly afraid of my husband. Enough so, that I’ve actually considered re-homing her. And if you knew me, that is just NOT in my thinking. EVER!

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      • Ingrid
        November 19, 2019 at 9:17 pm (3 weeks ago)

        I think CBD can definitely helps with anxiety, Janine and Dinah. FWIW, I take CBD myself for situational anxiety, and it’s made a big difference for me!

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