A: Most cases need no treatment, aside from symptomatic care for gastrointestinal upset if it occurs. If it’s a large dose, where the THC content might be a factor, mild sedation, urinary incontinence, hyperesthesia, and ataxia could develop, and the pet should be confined to prevent injury from misadventure. If you see significant signs that look like THC toxicity, treat the pet in front of you and provide IV fluid support, anti-nausea medication, and good nursing care as needed.
A: CBD is an inhibitor of cytochrome P450 and has the potential to affect the metabolism of other drugs. While this appears to be of minimal clinical significance in most cases, this may be important when CBD is used in a pet for seizure control. Doses of other anticonvulsants may need to be adjusted. Remember that owners may discontinue anticonvulsants on their own if they feel that CBD is controlling their pet’s seizures, so this is an important discussion to have.
Q: What are the most common signs reported in pets after the ingestion of CBD products?
A: Vomiting, lethargy, inappetence, and diarrhea are the most common clinical signs reported. Ataxia can occasionally occur with large ingestions.
A: Products sold as “soft chews” can have an osmotic effect when large amounts of chews are ingested and pull fluid from the body into the gastrointestinal tract. In mild cases, this can lead to diarrhea and dehydration. In severe cases, hypernatremia, hyperglycemia, hyperkalemia, azotemia, and acidosis can occur. Aggressive fluid therapy, while monitoring hydration status and electrolytes in these pets, is critical.
Q: Is there anything special I need to know about pet hemp treat overdoses?
Q: How do I treat these cases?
There is nothing worse than knowing that your pet has cancer. But with hemp oil, you can make the pain slightly more tolerable than it is! Hemp oil works at reducing metastasis and slows down the growth of cancer in dogs, especially in the liver and the brain. It is highly beneficial to prevent cancer in dogs, if not cure it completely.
CBD is known to be an excellent anticonvulsant to treat seizures in dogs. Found in the right amounts in hemp oil, this CBD, administered under the dog’s tongue can help prevent seizures by almost 50%. Seizures in dogs range from mild to severe – from the twitching of the muscles to a full-blown epileptic attack, these can be very distressing, for the animal as well as the owner.
Hemp Oil for Pains and Aches
Undoubtedly, the benefits of hemp surpass the side effects it has on dogs. CBD is a non-psychoactive drug, which means it does not contain any traces of the chemical that causes dogs to get high or even sick. In fact, it counters sickness.
The great thing about hemp is that it works well with all mammals and so even humans can use these. If you see your dog’s eyes twitching more than usual or notice him barking in the hallway at the wall, it is time to reconsider that missed appointment at the vet’s clinic.
Hemp oil is best used for situational anxiety. It can be given right before the dog’s anxiety trigger (e.g.: a car ride). Anxiety in dogs can be a little tricky, but you have to keep observing for triggers. The slightest change in the sound of barking or the smallest tremble should be taken seriously.