Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
Nature’s Script Hemp Extract CBD Pet Oil does not smell great, we’ll be honest (but, then again, it’s not meant for human tastes). We tested the beef flavored version, which smells kind of like beefy…socks. The oil also comes in a chicken flavored version.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
Nature’s Script Hemp Extract CBD Pet Oil tastes kind of like a beef or pork ramen flavoring packet, minus the salt. It’s not awesome, but our pets didn’t seem bothered—they were pretty into it.
The blend of carrier oils used by Nature’s Script (MCT oil and hemp oil) makes for an easy-flowing oil that mixes well with food and absorbs easily into treats and dry food. It’s clear, with a light amber cast to it.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
We noticed very quick effects for pets with anxiety: thirty minutes after the first dose, they were much more relaxed and showed a marked reduction in compulsive behavior. Pets with joint and mobility problems showed some improvement the first day, with better results by the end of the first week. We also tried The Nature’s Script Hemp Extract CBD Pet Oil on a nervous cat suffering from skin allergies: anxiety was reduced within about 45 minutes, and his skin started clearing up after about three days, continuing to improve over the course of treatment. We maintained daily treatment for 14 days, with a 3 mg dose for cats and 10 mg for (medium sized) dogs.
We can’t vouch for the intensity of the effects, as our pets can’t tell us what they’re feeling, but we can say with confidence that we noticed pronounced improvements in their conditions over the course of treatment. Our testers with anxiety, allergies, and mobility problems decided to continue treatment after the test period, with the human of a Retriever with arthritis saying that he seemed better than he had in years. We stuck to a daily dose, but some of us supplemented with smaller doses added to treats throughout the day.
Best used for
The endocannabinoid system in mammals, pets included, works very similarly to the one found in humans. Therefore, CBD works through many of the same anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anxiolytic pathways in pets, giving it the potential to treat a variety of symptoms If you’re looking for a simple and convenient way to add CBD to your pet’s health regimen, this product is an excellent option.
CBD can be used in animals to treat illnesses like cancer, epilepsy, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, anxiety, gastrointestinal problems, autoimmune diseases, and allergies. If you think your pet might benefit from CBD, talk to your vet—they’re generally much more willing and able to discuss CBD than human physicians, and many have recognized the potential therapeutic benefits of CBD such that they recommend it in their practice.