What are the benefits of CBD and cannabis remedies for pets?
CBD can benefit pets for many of the same conditions it benefits their owners:
- Seizure control
- Appetite (THC is generally better than CBD for appetite)
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Anxiety-related issues
- Cancer (THC + CBD are both important for cancer)
- Improved quality of life
Is CBD safe to use for pets?
Due to also having an endocannabinoid system, pets will respond to CBD and cannabis products similarly to humans.
***Please Note: there is a greater concentration of cannabinoid receptors in the brain of a dog than there are in other animals or humans. The higher concentration of cannabinoid receptors in their brain can make dogs react badly to THC. Dogs can develop a condition called static ataxia from a THC overdose – an inability to preserve
equilibrium while standing.
This does not mean that dogs can’t benefit from some THC in their medicine, but the dose of THC must be very carefully controlled to prevent an overdose. The dose of THC should never be so high as to get the dog stoned, just enough to achieve medicinal effects.