There is no surprise now that CBD has become one of the most talked about products in the wellness space. People are eating, drinking, rubbing, chewing, and bathing with it. It is everywhere in every possible form you can think about. But rarely do people know that you can give CBD to your pets as well. Yes, you heard it right! The best CBD treats for cats and dogs are also available in the market and you can give it to them as well.
CBD affects the endocannabinoid system, responsible for pain relief, sleep betterment, mood and appetite management in cats. It shows the same therapeutic properties in pets as they show in humans. However, mostly people are reluctant to give CBD products to their pets because they are not sure how it will affect their animals. So, we have made things easier for you. In this post, we have answered all your possible questions related to CBD for pets.
Here is everything you need know about giving CBD to your pets:
1. Will CBD get pets high?
Number one concern of most people is: does CBD cause high feelings? CBD itself does not contain high causing elements, unlike THC that is the high causing compound in the marijuana plant. But this question is a bit tricky because if the
CBD is derived from a hemp plant, it contains THC less than 0.3 and does not cause high. But if it is derived from other cannabis plants having higher concentration of THC levels, it can cause high feelings and your pet might develop a high level of dependency. So, always buy CBD made from hemp plants to keep your pet sane.
2. How does CBD Work in pets?
CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system of your pets. This system contains cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2. When CBD enters the body, it interacts with one of these receptors and regulates psychological feelings and certain health conditions. It doesn't react with high causing receptors and only interact with health boosting receptors. So, be rest assured that your pet will be fine.
3. Is CBD safe for pets?
CBD is healthy and safe for your pets if it is derived from a hemp plant that contains low THC. However, if CBD products are derived from the marijuana cannabis, then it might be toxic for your pets because it contains higher levels of THC than 0.3 that can be toxicating.
Animals react differently to THC than humans. It not just causes high but can also be toxicating for them and much higher concentration might cause severe damage. So, always be careful while buying CBD products for your pets. Carefully read out the label, check ingredients, and other added flavor to avoid any adverse reaction.
4. What types of CBD products are available for pets?
There are various CBD products available in the market and you can choose the product based on what effects you need and which product is more convenient for your pet to consume? For example, CBD oil comes with a dropper that you can use to put drops under the tongue or mix it with the food.
There are also CBD bites and chews that are probably the most fun way to give CBD to pets. Your furry friends love them because manufacturing companies add delicious flavors in them, like peanut butter, coconut, etc., that pets love to eat. Also, CBD biscuits and cookies are also available. So, you have some choices (not as many as humans have) to choose from for your pet.
5. How much CBD dosage should be given?
Finding the right CBD dose can be confusing because there are different CBD products having different concentrations of CBD. However, some factors can help determine the dosage.
It depends on their weight, age, type of product, metabolic system, and type of ailment. But different dogs react differently to these products. It means two dogs of the same age and weight can show different reactions to the same amount of the dose .
So, better consult your pets' vet or other pet wellness experts to determine the right dose for your pet and avoid any issue.
6. What are the best CBD products?
Every company claiming to produce the best products is not telling the truth. In fact, it might be the worst company producing fake or low quality CBD. So, it is better to buy products carefully after analyzing certain factors.
For example, the CBD product should be tested by a third party laboratory, must have a certificate of analysis, should be hemp-derived and full-spectrum with all beneficial cannabinoids.
Moreover, the CBD company should be compliant with the National Animal Supplement Council that regulates the retailers' supplies and product quality.
7. Are there any possible side-effects of CBD overdose?
If you give CBD after consultation with the vet, there is very minimal possibility of an overdose. However, if something still goes wrong, it will not be lethal for your dog.
As CBD doesn't contain any high causing properties, its overdose doesn't cause any adverse effects. Your pet might show a few symptoms in case of overdose, like sleepiness, lethargy, nausea, vomiting, etc.
Don't panic if it happens. First, stop giving CBD to your pet. Second, take your pet to a vet. He will administer the issues, and treat them accordingly. Remember that it doesn't mean it is the end of your pet's CBD journey. Once it recovers, you can again start giving CBD after consultation with the vet.
It is easy to see why CBD is getting popular and why people are buying them like crazy. They are a go-to solution for various types of ailments and enhance wellness.
The good thing is that now our pets can also take advantage of CBD. Many CBD pet companies are investing time and research to produce the best CBD products that can enhance their health and happiness. So, if you want to give CBD to you pet, you can go ahead.