As with humans, pets can benefit from using CBD products. This can include addressing specific issues such as allergies, seizures, loss of appetite, or even stress. But it is important to know the right way to give them CBD and whether or not it is appropriate for your pet in particular, so here are a few things to consider before using CBD on your pet.
The first thing you should consider is whether the CBD is extracted from hemp or marijuana. With less than 0.3 per cent THC (the compound that produces the high people associate with cannabis), hemp based products are largely harmless while marijuana-based products could be a bit riskier and provide your pet with a high sensation.
Larger amounts of THC can potentially cause an animal to become lethargic, lose balance, and in more extreme cases, lose consciousness and potentially die. It is also important to inform your vet if you are giving your pet a CBD based product, as it could potentially interfere with other medication that the pet is on (depending on which state you live in, the vet may not be able to advise or prescribe anything CBD based).
The best way to see if the CBD product is suitable for your pet is to look for a COA (certificate of analysis) as this is something that companies need to spend money on in order to ensure their products are properly tested. This will also ensure that what you buy does not include any unwanted additional ingredients such as acetone. As with any medical product, always use as directed and if you do notice any negative side effects, consult your vet as soon as possible.