CBD For Pets – Is It Safe To Give My Pet CBD?
Is it okay to give my pet CBD oil?
We are receiving some fantastic feedback from Bristol CBD Oil customers who have been enjoying the health-giving benefits of our CBD oil for not just themselves, but also for their pets.
Considering the similarity of endocannabinoid receptors in humans &animals, it makes sense that CBD could help support the building blocks of wellbeing for animals as effectively as it would for humans.
How much CBD should you give to your pet?
When it comes to CBD dosage for humans, we have a recommended guide which you can in our recent blog post “How Much CBD Oil Should I Take”.
Primarily, CBD is what is known as a biphasic compound – meaning that is has different effects at low doses vs high doses.
There is some instructive literature available which recommends a slightly different approach to dosage for pets & it’s well worth doing some initial research to draw your own conclusions together.
The bulk of literature available suggests that dosage is recommended based on the weight of your pet.
“The upper dose limit for CBD products recommended is around 1 mg/kg/day orally, but one should start with a much smaller fraction of this dose such as 0.05 mg/kg/day,” states Dr. Wagner on the Hawthorne Clinic’s website. “For THC products, start with an oral dose of 0.1-0.25 mg/kg THC once or twice daily.” (Source – Forbes – 2018)
Here are some general guidelines for giving your pet CBD oil:
1. First, consult with your veterinarian to ensure that CBD won’t interfere with your pet’s current medications or health conditions.
2. If all is good, start with 1mg of CBD per every 10 lbs. of an animal’s body weight, once or twice a day.
3. Generally, it’s good to start small, and gradually increase the amount of CBD every week until you see your desired benefits.
Stay with your pet for 2-3 hours after giving them CBD. While CBD is incredibly non-toxic, it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on your pet after introducing something new to their diet.
Want to learn more about Bristol CBD Oil?
Head over to the handy Bristol CBD Guide.