Pet CBD products gained notable attention and rose to popularity within very few years after CBD legalization in 2018. However many people are doubtful of the efficacy of pet CBD products and worry if it is safe for their pets. The worries are usually rooted in the general misconceptions of people about CBD.
Here we try to give answers to some of the frequently asked questions about pet CBD.
Does CBD Pose Any Dangers To Dogs?
There have been several reports of pets being poisoned by accidentally getting into high THC marijuana. There is no objection to the fact that higher levels of marijuana are toxic to dogs but with CBD , things are different, CBD products contain high amount of cannabidiol while the level of THC is kept below 0.3% as per the legal instructions.
How Does CBD Use Benefit Dogs?
The benefits offered by CBD to dogs are similar to the benefits it offers to humans because the target of pet CBD products and human CBD products is endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system regulates mood, appetite, pain, sleep etc and by interacting with the system, CBD helps regulate several body functions.
Some of the benefits of pet CBD are
- Pain relief
- Reduced inflammation
- Improved mobility in dogs with osteoarthritis
- Reduces anxiety in dogs with separation anxiety or several phobias.
What Is The Right CBD Dosage For Dogs?
This is one of the common questions that dog owners have about administering CBD to their pets. The best possible way to decide CBD dosage is to discuss it with your vet.
Not all CBD products will have the same concentration, which makes the dosages vary with product type. The dosage level also varies with the method of administering, indicating that there is no standard dosage for CBD.
To help the pet owners, CBD products usually give dosing instructions on their label indicating the amount of CBD per pound of your dog’s weight.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions That You Should Be Aware Of?
Cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system, which in turn interacts with various systems in body and the factor increases the complexity of drug interactions. If your dog is already taking medicines to treat any other medical condition, you have to take the advice of your vet about giving CBD to your dear pet.
Many studies have not been conducted to understand the benefits and mechanism of pet CBD products, indicating that several potential benefits of pet CBD are yet to be identified. Just like a human CBD product helps improve the overall health of individuals, pet CBD products will help treat the health disorders of your pets and keep them active and healthy.