Frequently Asked Questions About CBD

Learn about CBD and how it benefits people and pets!

CBD stands for Cannabidiol and is the primary cannabinoid in the hemp plant. One of the first ever isolated, Cannabidiol is most widely studied chemical compound cultivated from the Hemp plant because of its potential health benefits and lack of psychoactive effects.

There are 2 different Cannabis cultivars: Hemp with high levels of CBD and low THC, and Cannabis sativa with high levels of THC (Marijuana) and low CBD.

Legal hemp must contain less than 0.3% THC (the psychoactive compound that gets you “high”). The USDA states that hemp with less than 0.3% THC is legal when grown by a USDA-licensed hemp farmer and produced under a USDA authorized program under the 2018 Farm Bill. (1)

Ideal Organics products only use USDA Colorado Hemp to insure its consistent quality and maintain a THC level between 0 to .08% – far less than the legal amount.  This is to ensure that our products never cause an unwanted psychoactive effect from high THC.

All mammals studied have been found to have an extensive Endocannabinoid system (ECS) which helps to maintain homeostasis in our bodies. Phytocannabinoids in hemp plants bind to our ECS receptors and can help facilitate this balance. This is why CBDs have been shown in studies to benefit a wide and ever expanding list of afflictions.

There are over 23,000 scientific papers published on humans, pets and 24 other species demonstrating mechanisms of action and benefits of CBDs for osteoarthritis, neuropathic pain, atopy, epilepsy and cancer (2, 3)

Hemp-derived CBD products are non-psychoactive and have no known serious side-effects. However, not all products on the market are tested and may contain unsafe compounds, or no active CBD at all. That is why Ideal Organics products are 3rd party tested and can be traced from seed to extract, and we provide access to every Certificate of Analysis (COA) verifying what is and is not in our products (verified high levels of cannabinoids, while being free from pesticides, fungus and harsh chemicals). If a CBD oil salesman claims to have products high amounts of CBDs with a low price and no COA, it is likely too good to be true. If the company cannot provide a COA, their products could be useless or dangerous for you or your pets.

Every animal’s endocannabinoid receptor profile is unique and different conditions may require different dosing. Ideal Organics provides detailed dosing charts for both humans, dogs and cats to assist in application, however it is best to start at the low end of the dosing range and titrate up or down until you find the desired response. (4)

Dr. Shannon holding Oliver
From Dr. Meghan Shannon: “By the time I met Oliver I was already a seasoned pro at fostering, treating health conditions and then finding new homes for pets in need. Oliver was a stray one of my clients adopted from a local shelter, and I cared for him for 2 years until his owner had to give him up. I offered to take him in and find the perfect someone who wanted to adopt a senior poodle and keep him comfortable for his golden years. Sincerely trying to find him a home for 6 months before I accepted the fact that he was tethered to my arm and belonged with myself. Oliver clearly was not as geriatric as we had originally thought because he became a massive part of my life for the next 8 years. He came to work with me every day and was a beloved fixture at my clinic. Our bond was intensely strong and when he passed away the pain was nearly unbearable, but I knew he would always be part of my heart. He may have only been six pounds, but his enduring impact and memory carries much more weight. Having Oliver become the name and face of Ideal Organics pet CBD oil is the most perfect way I know to honor a tiny dog who forever changed my life in the same way I believe CBDs can change the lives of the pets we love.