CBD can be a wonderful supplement for animals with anxiety, seizures, chronic pain, or aggression. It can also improve cardiovascular health, cholesterol control, liver health, and hair growth.
A common question veterinarians receive is: how much CBD oil should I give my pet? CBD dosage varies depending on the size and weight of your furry friend, and often requires a bit of trial and error. It’s best to start with a low dose, and see how your pet reacts. CBD can be administered in either a treat or an oil.
When administering CBD, be sure to check the weight guidance on the product’s package. All animals are different and it may take some adjusting to find your furry friend’s perfect dose. Be sure to never give raw, unprocessed cannabis to your pet, which is highly toxic. It’s best to start with a low dose, and see how your pet reacts. Keep CBD treats locked away to be sure your pet receives proper dosage (a dog that finds a stash of CBD treats will probably eat more than they should).
Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive properties. Your pet will not feel high. That being said, all animals react differently to CBD.
When choosing a product, think of how best your pet might take CBD. Many prefer treats, but some prefer hemp oil straight into their food or mouth. Most packages have dosing guidelines for bigger and smaller animals, so be sure to adhere to these suggestions.
Essentially, Pet CBD is no different than CBD for people, but products cannot be labeled for humans and pets to use (according to the FDA). Many products for humans are highly concentrated, which could be too large a dose for small pets.
It’s best for humans to consume the many wonderful offerings made for their specific systems, instead of products for animals.