CBD oils, topical, and edibles used for various therapeutic purposes among pets have very little or no THC content. Products that have over 0.3% THC still are considered as Schedule 1 drug & are subject to the strict regulations for its production & distribution.
CBD, when in pure form, seems to be well-tolerated by dogs. Another big thing that pet owners have to be complete aware about is the quality control. As the CBD market is not well regulated till now, CBD products may have ingredients that are not listed on the labels and might include THC that can be toxic to dogs and cats.
How Can Dogs Benefit from the CBD Products?
CBD for dogs is known to have several health benefits. Even though there is not much research done on CBD oil for dogs, but, there is an evidence that they will benefit from this plant in many different ways, which includes anti-anxiety, anti-nausea, better appetite, shiny coat, arthritis, and joint health.
CBD binds to its cannabinoid receptors to make homeostasis and is used for treating mood, anxiety, seizures, pain, and several other health issues. Just like humans, even dogs have endocannabinoid system, which works in a same way as our human system, so they will benefit from using CBD oil just like humans.
Possible adverses effects of using CBD in dogs will include:
- Dry mouth
- Lowered blood pressure when taken in high dose
- Drowsiness at higher doses
Pet owners must consult their vet before they start any treatment for their pets, particularly as there will be contraindications.
Can CBD Oil Treat Pain Issues in Dogs?
Like with other evidence on CBD, you do not need to look very hard to find successful stories of pets in the extreme pain who found complete relief by CBD. The pet owners who experienced positive results of CBD may say it helped them to lower their dog’s pain & corresponding anxiety and immobility. Such claims must not be discounted — and nor believed blindly, but it is the reasons many vets are very keen to study medicinal uses of the CBD oil (marijuana) in dogs.