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While there’s no definitive scientific data on using CBD to treat dogs, there’s anecdotal evidence from dog owners suggesting it can treat pain, especially neuropathic pain, as well as helping to control seizures.

The AKC’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Jerry Klein, explains what CBD oil is, what it does for dogs, and its safety concerns and potential side effects.

What Dog Health Problems Can CBD Oil Treat?

As with any pet wellness trend, when it comes to CBD oil for dogs, there’s a lot of information floating around the internet, and it’s difficult to know what’s accurate and what’s exaggeration. Of course, you want to do what’s best for your pup, which leads to the question: What do I need to know about CBD oil for dogs?

If you and your veterinarian decide that you should try CBD as a treatment for your dog, there are a few things to keep in mind when purchasing CBD oil. Not all oils are the same; you’ll want high-quality CBD oil to have a better chance of it working.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is sponsoring a study through the Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to evaluate the use of CBD in treatment-resistant epileptic dogs. The CHF hopes that this will be the first study to gain scientific data on the use of CBD in dogs with this condition.

And while these products can be great for humans, I don’t recommend using them with your pets.

However, I strongly advise that you don’t.

Now, I don’t want to disregard THC for pets altogether.

The Effects of THC on Dogs

Unfortunately, pets also metabolize cannabinoids a lot slower than humans and can feel the effects of THC for anywhere up to 24 hours (or longer), depending on how much they consumed.

Other symptoms of THC intoxication in pets include:

For more info on the side effects of CBD, check out my safety page here.

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve seen cannabis products containing both THC and CBD and are wondering whether these are a good option for treating your pet.

Lethargy is another problem you’ll need to watch out for when giving your dog CBD oil. This oil can sometimes cause quick and low drops in blood pressure which can cause sluggishness and even dizziness.

Another benefit about THC for dogs is that it can stop vomiting. Because of this, it’s often used to help dogs with cancer who usually have nausea and vomiting problems because it calms the gastrointestinal tract down.

While at the vet, they may give them heavy amounts of fluids to help with flushing the toxins out. They might also induce vomiting to help quickly remove the poisonous particles from their body. However, if their gag reflex is damaged by THC, your vet will more than likely attach them to an oxygen tank to ensure they can breathe.

It Has Anti-Cancer Components

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The Innovet Team

If you find your dog might have taken too much THC, there are a few ways you can help them.

While CBD oil doesn’t have as many serious side effects as THC does, there are a few things you’ll need to watch out for.

Activated charcoal can help to absorb the THC in your dog’s body to help prevent it from spreading. The charcoal will go through the gastrointestinal tract and quickly eat up the toxins. The right amount of activated charcoal to give your dog will depend on their size. Ideally, you should give them about 1-3 kg per their body weight. To help ensure your dog gets enough charcoal, you can administer it into their mouth with a syringe.