Pet Spa of Newington owners and employees held an open discussion about CBD oil, on Oct. 22, after having tried it for themselves, and becoming affiliates of the CBD oil company called ‘Hemp Worx.’
CBD is found in a cannabis plant, and is legal in all 50 states from a hemp plant. It is an anti-inflammatory that can be used on pets in addition to humans, and regulates the body. It is not marijuana. It comes from the same family as a marijuana plant, but it does not get you high.
Although Pet Spa Co-Owner Diane Wilte is an advocate for the oil, she said people should check with their doctor before using it – and do research on it – and when you go to buy the oil, there are questions you should ask.
“Know where the hemp is grown, how it’s tested, how the oils are extracted, what part of the plant is being used,” said Wilte.
Wilte said with CBD, less is more. She said three to five drops, two times a day is good, and 10 drops a day should be the maximum amount. Wilte also said that you want to buy CBD oil that is a green/golden color just like olive oil is, and not clear – because clear means the oil is diluted and has more ingredients in it. She uses the oil to help with pain, and said it has made her calmer, more focused, and has given her more energy.
Pet Spa Co-Owner Kyle Knight gave a testimonial about how the oil has helped him personally, as well as his dogs. He takes blood pressure medicine, and after taking the CBD oil in addition to his regular medication, he noticed his pressure had significantly lowered.
That was when he found out both his medication and the oil were working to lower his blood pressure at the same time – making his pressure lower than needed, so his doctor had to adjust his regular medication.
For humans, Hemp Worx CBD oil comes in 500 and 750 mg. bottles. For cats and dogs, there is a 250 mg. bottle that has bacon-flavored CBD oil in it, and also dog treats with CBD oil infused in them. The oil dosage for pets is measured by body weight. Knight said his dog doesn’t take pain medication anymore after taking the oil.
Pet Spa groomer Shane Robinson lets his teenage daughter use the oil, and said it has helped her sleep better and manage her anxiety.
The oil from Hemp Worx is organic, non-GMO, and also comes in a cream form.
For more information, go to Hempworx.com.