The exact mechanisms of action of cannabidiol are hardly known in detail. This applies to both use in humans and animals. The so-called endocannabinoid system, which is present in practically all mammals as well as in fish and other animals, plays a decisive role.

Through the system, cannabinoids activate the so-called cannabinoid receptors, of which only two are known with certainty. The two receptors, CB1 and CB2 for short, are found in different distributions throughout the body.

Accordingly, CB1 is mainly found in nerve cells, but mainly in the cerebellum, the hippocampus and the intestine. Meanwhile, CB2 can be detected mainly on cells that are responsible for the immune system and for building and breaking down bones.

The distribution of the two well-known cannabinoid receptors throughout the body may also explain why cannabinoids work in so many ways.



CBD products are increasingly said to have calming and soothing effects, mostly those products mainly refer to humans. Many dog ​​or cat owners, however, ask themselves why only we humans should benefit from the diversity of CBD and not our pets too.

What many do not know – there has also been an assortment for our loyal companions for some time, but how great is the benefit for animals? How does CBD work for my pet? Are there any side effects? How do I administer the CBD and what do I have to pay attention to?

Why should I give CBD to my pet?

Not much different from humans, there are reasons for administering CBD to pets too. For example, animals are by no means exempt from states of anxiety and stress, seizures, epilepsy and nausea, although the use of CBD can be helpful.

CBD to my pet
CBD to my pet

Many pets such as dogs or cats are exposed to stress, sometimes on a daily basis, which can be provoked, for example, by a high level of noise in the city or uncomfortably long car journeys.

The New Year’s Eve is for many dogs. And thus, also for their master’s enormous stress level is Why CBD may also benefit their own pet is easy to answer:

The endocannabinoid system

The endocannabinoid system
The endocannabinoid system-Get Relief With CBD

To do this, we have to look at the body’s own endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS has receptors to which the CBD docks and thereby activates them. The so-called CB receptors are distributed throughout the body, mainly in nerve and immune cells, which are largely responsible for our health. The CB1 receptors are located where the body regulates appetite, processes feelings and stores memories.

The CB2 receptors are mainly found in immune cells that are responsible for fighting diseases. Fortunately, not only humans have such an endocannabinoid system, but every other mammal as well.

Thus, CBD can also be interesting for your own animal, whether it is a dog, cat or even horse. Another plus: In addition to the CBD, the CBD products for pets often contain vitamins and other trace elements to add that healthy extra to the pet food.

Possible benefits for pets:

  • Combating stress and anxiety
  • Fight various diseases
  • Improve quality of life
  • Relief from pain
  • Stimulation of appetite

How do I give CBD to my pet?

In fact, there is also a diverse range of products for animals and therefore several options for taking CBD. For example, you can use the classic CBD oil, such as the 4% CBD oil for dogs or cats from Nordic Oil, or the 2.8% CBD oil for dogs from Nacani (here are the oils to be found). If possible, you can of course drip the desired dose directly into your animal’s mouth with the enclosed pipette. Make sure that the drops are also absorbed by the animal. Otherwise, you can mix the drops with the food, or, in the case of dogs, drip them onto a dog biscuit or a treat. If this is too cumbersome for you, you can also use pre-prepared treats, such as the treats from Nordic Oil for dogs or cats.

Our author took the test: she gave her eleven-year-old Labrador bitch CBD drops and shares her experiences with us.  You can read the full review on CBD for pets in our magazine.

What should I look out for when giving my pet CBD?

First of all, it is essential that you familiarize yourself with the dosage recommendation for the respective CBD product, as pets as well as humans must first get used to CBD. The correct dosage can be found in the product description, as the dose of course depends on the respective CBD product, the species, but also the animal size.

The generally low body weight of the animal compared to humans makes it all the more important (!) To pay attention to it. Slowly approach is the keyword! Start with a low dose and gradually increase weekly as needed.

Unfortunately, there is hardly any scientific research or studies on the use of CBD for animals, which is why you have to rely on statements from the vet or experience reports from pet owners at this point in time. Symptoms such as headache, tiredness, diarrhea or a dry mouth can therefore occur, but are often caused by too high a dose. Therefore: Please always pay attention to the dosage recommendation.

How can CBD for animals help?

CBD for animals is therapeutically extremely versatile and can therefore alleviate many ailments of your animals and increase their basic well-being. Since CBD has a stress and anxiety-relieving effect, anxious and nervous animals in particular benefit from the administration of CBD.

The best CBD oil for pets

The CBD oil produced in Scandinavia uses olive and fish oil as a carrier oil. The ingredient vitamin E is a useful addition to the daily feed. The manufacturer relies on CBD from certified hemp plants.

The manufacturer also advises that the oil should not be combined with poultry, as the balance of fatty acids in the pet’s digestive system is impaired. You should also take a look at the Nordic Oil Wiki for more information about the oil.


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In a strict sense, the atomizer is the concrete element that vaporizes the liquid (which here are the resistances). Over time, the term atomizer (ato) has been extended to the entire part of the device that is located between the battery and the mouthpiece, which contains the resistors and which, in one way or another, is also where the liquid that is deposited then evaporates.

I’ve been avoiding using the word tank precisely because it may or may not be a tank.

Like everything, at first it was simple, there was only one “type of atomizer ” but as it was used and its pros and cons were seen (depending on the use to which they were intended) the manufacturers began to make innovations and modifications to suit preferences and needs of different types of users.

And so, the available options began to grow.

Types of atomizers

Types of atomizers
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  • Claromizers:

They are the most common because they are the ones, we all start with and the best to start with due to their simplicity of use. The word comes from the combination of clear & atomizer. ” Clear” because they are tanks that are usually made of glass or transparent plastic. Thus, the clearomizer consists of a tank or tank, a resistance and a chimney that connects it with the nozzle.

The differential characteristic of clearomizers with respect to other “Atos” is that they use so-called “commercial resistances”. They are so called because they are “factory-made” (including whatever cotton or wick they use) and you just have to attach them (usually by screwing them) into place on the device.

At least in the beginning, they are the easiest to use. The resistance is a consumable that when it “wears out” (or if it breaks down) you change it for another and that’s it.

  • RBA (Rebuildable Atomizer):

In contrast to the clearomizers, we have the Repairable (or rebuildable) atomizers. They are called that because originally they were Atos for which, taking out the handyman that we carry inside, we, the users, are the ones who make the resistors by hand.

(handmade resistors are known as “artisanal resistors” and now It is already possible to buy them because there are artisans who make and sell them).

It is a challenge to do them and you have to make sure they drain well, but doing them has the advantage that they will adapt to our preferences perfectly. The resistors deserve another article, so for now, here we leave it.

  • RDA: (Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer or repairable dripping – dripping):

These are the atos without tank or tank. They require replenishing the fluid manually rather than coming from a tank. The liquid is dripped manually and directly on the resistance with its wick, you vape a few puffs and wet the resistance again.

RDAs are less comfortable than tanks because the pool admits less liquid than those and you have to be wetting the resistance frequently to prevent it from drying out and burning the cotton or wick, but they are the favorites of the experts, not only because of the steam if not because the flavor improves remarkably. You may have also heard of Squonk or bottom feeder.

These MODS incorporate a squeeze bottle in which the liquid is stored.

By squeezing the bottle (there is a small window for this in the mod) it makes the liquid flow towards the resistors, making the work of soaking them more comfortable and we save transporting the liquid bottle separately.

Unlike RDAs, the following categories of repairable do incorporate a tank or tank, what varies is their position. In their acronyms they all incorporate the letter “t” for Tank

  • RTA (Rebuildable Tank Atomizer):

The tank that stores the liquid is located above the resistance

  • RDTA (Rebuildable Dripping Tank Atomizer)

In this case the tank goes below resistance and they are actually a middle ground between tank and drip.

  • GTA (Genesis Tank Atomizer)

There are very few. In this case the repairable module, the resistance, is in the center of the tank.

Just as a curiosity to mention the CDA (Coilles Dripper Atomizer) and CTA (Coilles Tank Atomizer) atomizers that do not use resistors. So far, they have had little success mainly because they have leaks, although they say they improve the taste significantly. We will see how they evolve in time if this problem is resolved.

  • POD:

Among the most recent innovations on the market are devices known as PODs. The use of this name has been extended to many small, similarly aesthetic initiation devices that are not actually pods.

Also, although the name is used for the device as a whole, it actually refers to the cartridge which, in these devices, would be the equivalent of the tank or ato.

The differential characteristic of a true POD is that the cartridge incorporates the resistance inseparably and thus the entire cartridge is disposable, that is, once the resistors are worn (or damaged) the entire cartridge is changed. In “pod type” devices, the resistance is independent of the tank or cartridge.



A wax atomizer is a special type of tank designed for vaping wax. Most wax atomizers look like a regular vape tank and. Some wax containers use single, double, or triple coils with quartz or ceramic wicking.

Others may use ceramic coilless heating systems. They all have a 510 pin on the bottom, which makes them compatible with most subohm-enabled mods. Some deliver a tight MTL pull while others deliver a much looser direct lung pull.

How to use a wax vapor tank

Using a wax atomizer is similar to using a classic vaporizer.

The following tips can help ensure you get the best experience with your wax atomizer.

  • Make sure the wax atomizer is attached to your mod
  • Remove the top of your wax atomizer
  • Take a small amount of wax, preferably with a dabbing tool
  • Carefully place the wax directly on the heating element
  • Start with the lowest recommended setting for your wax tank
  • Gently press the fire button on your device to melt the wax down
  • Do not overfill the coil, otherwise it may leak or clog
  • Hold the fire button while you inhale through the mouthpiece
  • Increase the output if the steam generated is not enough for you

Advantages of a wax atomizer

  • Ideal for on the go
  • Allows you to dab with your mod
  • Creates good taste
  • Comfortable way to dab
  • Discreet

Disadvantages of a wax atomizer

  • Requires an existing mod.
  • Coils must be replaced.
  • Regular cleaning / maintenance required

Wax atomizers are one of the best new ways to dab. They turn your mod into a portable vaporizer. Even if you already own a rig, wax vaporizers come in handy when you’re on the go. They are much more convenient and practical.

If you travel frequently or just want to dab more discreetly, a wax atomizer is the way to go.