In general, side effects in dogs are mild and go away as the CBD oil is processed through the dog’s system. There’s also the chance it could interact with medications (sometimes making them more effective), and it’s important to talk to a vet before adding CBD oil to your dog’s regular medication schedule.
If side effects last for an extended period of time, or you’re worried about your dog’s well-being, contact your vet.
One of the reasons why CBD oil is becoming popular is because, as a holistic treatment, side effects seem to be both rare and mild. It’s a relief from prescription drugs that often have severe side effects that cause additional health issues.
CBD Side Effects for Dogs
THC can cause disorientation, elevated heart rate, and respiratory depression. But before you condemn all types of cannabis, it’s important to remember THC is not the same as CBD. CBD in its isolated form contains less than .3% THC. And when it’s a quality product derived from hemp, the amount of THC should be zero. While THC makes people high and dogs sick, CBD doesn’t. It’s the therapeutic part of cannabis that is proving to be beneficial for both dogs and people.
That’s right, whether in its original form or made into an edible, marijuana should never be given to dogs. The reason is that unlike hemp, marijuana has high levels of THC. Dogs don’t appreciate its psychoactive properties the way some humans might, and VCA Hospitals warns about the dangers of marijuana toxicity in pets.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re giving your dog a dose of CBD oil or a new chew toy, it’s always important to supervise their actions and monitor their behavior. If something seems “not right” with your dog after giving them CBD oil, they could be experiencing unwanted side effects.
The first step to understanding CBD oil is knowing where it comes from. CBD (cannabidiol) is a type of compound called a cannabinoid found in cannabis plants, including hemp and marijuana plants. There are over 100 different cannabinoids, but the two you know best are CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). CBD has recently started taking the pet care world by storm, but THC still reigns as the most well-known part of cannabis plants, specifically marijuana (hemp plants are different). That’s because THC is the part of marijuana that makes a person high. It’s also the reason marijuana is dangerous for dogs.
When stomach discomfort is taken to the extreme, it can often induce vomiting. This could be as a result of the compound itself, or it might just be from the taste. CBD is a rather bitter substance and your dog may not like the taste of it. But if the CBD upsets your dog’s stomach enough, they’ll likely throw it back up.
Many people are aware that cannabis can cause cottonmouth in people, but CBD can also have a similar effect on your dog. While it might be gross that your dog drools everywhere, that slobber is actually important for their health. If CBD causes your dog’s mouth to become dry, it can result in poor dental health, bad breath, and even cause pain when swallowing.
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CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol; a compound that’s found in cannabis and hemp. Cannabis is quite famous for its psychoactive effects, but cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive compound. This means that CBD doesn’t produce any high like other cannabis products that contain tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC.
One of the main reasons people administer CBD to themselves or their pets is to treat epileptic seizures. As such, you might think that it’s a good compound to help with Parkinson’s disease. Unfortunately, CBD has the potential to increase the tremors associated with Parkinson’s, in both humans and canines.
CBD can also cause dizziness in your dog. You’ll have to look for signs that indicate your dog is dizzy, such as trouble standing up or repeated falling over. This can easily occur if the CBD you’re using isn’t pure and contains trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive substance in cannabis that causes the “high” that users experience. While this might be pleasurable for some people, it might not be such a thrill for your pup.
You might notice that your dog tends to scratch, bite, and itch a lot after being dosed with CBD. If so, then you’ll either want to reduce the dosage or cease it altogether. While this isn’t a particularly common side effect, it’s certainly possible, and it’s something you should be on the lookout for.
CBD from hemp grown outside the U.S. can have high amounts of pesticides or other toxins.
CBD products that contain very little CBD will not have the desired effect. Be wary of products from companies that don’t have their certificates of analysis (COAs). Check out all the latest COAs for all our products on our lab results page.
When it comes to CBD, you get what you pay for. Most cheaper products are made from single-molecule CBD isolate. These products are not as beneficial as the products made from broad spectrum CBD oil (no THC). HolistaPet uses only broad spectrum CBD in its products. It’s more important that the CBD products are effective and free from harmful additives.
1) Where Did The CBD Come From?
CBD has been used to treat worried behavior and restlessness in dogs. As such, it may have a calming effect. One of the side effects of CBD for dogs is that this same effect can cause slight drowsiness when high doses of CBD are administered.
CBD, which is short for cannabidiol, is a natural compound extract from the hemp plant. Cannabidiol is just one of 113 cannabinoids found within the hemp plant. Of all those cannabinoids, THC and CBD are the most widely studied and used.
In cats, diarrhea, mild licking, and head-shaking are potential side effects. Cats metabolize CBD differently to dogs. Both CBD and a dog’s naturally produced endocannabinoids are capable of interacting with and stimulating the ECS. Regulation of the ECS will help maintain the optimum level of homeostasis in dogs.
Because of CBD’s links with recreational cannabis, there is frequently some confusion about its use as a therapeutic remedy. Specifically, many people are curious about whether CBD will create a “high” or intoxicating effect.