Things You Need to Know Before Trying to Administer CBD to Your Pet

Written by on May 2, 2020 in Stuff with 0 Comments

It can be extremely distressing for a pet lover to see a pet in distress, either due to advancing age or due to an illness. Apart from what the vet has recommended, you can consider giving your pet Cannabidiol or CBD as it is more commonly known to improve the quality of the life of your pet. Treatment with CBD has become very popular in recent times as research has revealed that it can help to alleviate pain and restore mobility (learn at in pets struggling with ailments like cancer, seizures, arthritis, and many more. However, since CBD is a compound that is naturally found in hemp or cannabis, commonly associated with marijuana, many people are naturally apprehensive of it. Some important things every pet owner should know before using or dismissing CBD treatment:

What Is CBD?

It can be reassuring to know that cannabidiol is just one of over 113 cannabinoids that have been identified in the cannabis plant, several of which are being investigated for their potential benefits to human and animal health. The main thing to appreciate is that CBD does not contain any THC, the substance that is responsible for producing the high normally associated with the consumption of marijuana, according to While the human body itself produces cannabinoids, a research indicates that the CBD stimulates it to produce more, which can help it to fight painful diseases. Using CBD on pets seems to have the same effect, according to researchers. However, the main concern is that there is no uniform law regarding the sale and use of CBD across states; some permit it while others restrict it. Additionally, CBD usage is in its early stages and due to the lack of adequate data, the FDA has not yet approved or recommended any dosing charts for CBD products, even those available on trusted sites like

Side-Effects of CBD on Pets  

While the long-term effects of using CBD products on pets is yet to be established, initial feedback has revealed the following effects:

Dry mouth: You may notice that your pet is experiencing dryness of the mouth indicated by a reduction of the production of saliva. It is easily tackled by giving your pet extra water to drink.

Drowsiness: while this is not a common side-effect, it is possible to notice a pet feeling constantly drowsy when it is being given CBD in high doses. If the reaction is extreme, you may consider reducing the dose to a more comfortable level.

Low blood pressure: If your pet seems to be experiencing bouts of lightheadedness or dizziness after consumption of a CBD product, it is important to ensure that their immediate environment is safe so that they cannot come to any harm.


If you believe that giving CBD to your pet will help them to deal better with cases of severe arthritis, anxiety, or diseases causing them pain, you may ask your vet about administering CBD products. In case your vet feels that making recommendations may help your pet, you can ask him about which products to use and where you should buy them from. Regardless of how severe the pain or discomfort is, you should make a beginning with a low dose especially before situations that are more liable to trigger off the anxiety or the discomfort and monitor your pet closely to make adjustments as may be required.

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