Now that CBD (cannabidiol) is available and being sold in stores for so many uses, people are gaining more and more interest. Pet owners have been sharing stories of how effective it is in treating conditions like stress, back pain, joint relief, seizures, among many other conditions. But it’s only effective if it’s being used properly and labeled for dog or cat.
CBD is NOT recreational marijuana.
CBD is a compound extracted from cannabis and does not have the other main compound THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which can be harmful to pets. Keep recreational marijuana and any edible marijuana baked goods AWAY from pets as they are highly toxic.
Although CBD is said to have many therapeutic effects, remember, it is not used to cure illness. Many say it does help, but as you know every experience or pet can be different. You be the judge.
Treating your pet…
As with most medications dosage is determined by the weight, as well as the condition of your pet.
There are different forms of CBD, do your research. Know ahead of time what to treat, as well as how to treat. Uweed gives a lot of information about pets and CBD. A good start, as they give more insight on dosages, treating illness, how to buy, what to buy and so much more.
Check with your veterinarian.
Before introducing your pet to any new products or treatment that might affect your pets health or wellbeing always check with your veterinarian.