CBD and Pets

Liz Filmer
02 Nov 2023

​​​​​​​Animals have an endocannabinoid system just like ours that is capable of interacting with cannabinoids like CBD and THC

CBD and Pets

Older dogs and cats with conditions like arthritis, seizures, anxiety, and inflammation may experience beneficial effects from CBD products like treats, tinctures, or capsules. Because they contain less than 0.3% THC, hemp-derived CBD products are not intoxicating and will not get your pet high.

Is CBD oil OK for my dog?

One critical factor in deciding whether a CBD product is safe is to confirm it has been officially tested. For this, you should look for a certificate of analysis to verify that the product comprises what it claims on the label. Because hemp-based CBD contains negligible levels of THC, CBD treats are generally considered safe for your pets. The known side effects of high-quality, certified CBD products in dogs are typically mild and non-harmful. 

How do I determine the correct CBD dosage for my pet?

Discovering the correct dosage of CBD for your dog or cat will involve some investigation. Still, some crucial factors include your pet's size, age, and the hoped-for therapeutic effect. Always confer with a vet who knows how to recommend cannabis-derived products for pets before you begin using them. Always start with a low dose before slowly modifying the dosage over time and based on your pet's needs. 

What does CBD do for pets?

There isn't, as it stands, an established back catalogue of solid, peer-reviewed analysis on the effects of CBD on pets. However, a clinical study from Cornell University studying the effects of hemp-based CBD on arthritic dogs uncovered a substantial decrease in pain and enhanced mobility in over 80% of participants. While this particular study on CBD effects in dogs focused on pain and mobility problems due to arthritis, many pet owners and vets have found hemp CBD to be very effective in various. scenarios.

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Liz Filmer