FAQs about CBD Oil for Dogs
What does CBD oil do for dogs?
CBD oil might help dogs with:
- Pain: It can help when a dog hurts or aches, making them feel better.
- Feeling Scared or Nervous: It can help dogs feel less scared when they are alone or hear loud noises. It can also make dogs feel less nervous when they go on trips.
- Shaking or Twitching: It might help dogs who shake or twitch a lot because of conditions like epilepsy.
- Not Eating: If a dog doesn't want to eat because it's feeling bad, CBD oil can help make them feel hungry. It can also help dogs if they're feeling sick and throwing up.
How much CBD oil should I give my dog (ml)?
Determining the right dosage of CBD oil for your dog largely depends on your dog's weight and the concentration of CBD in the product you are using. There are no universally accepted dosing guidelines since research on CBD use in dogs is still in progress. However, a commonly used starting dose is 0.2 milligrams of CBD per pound of your dog's body weight, per day. You then adjust up or down as needed based on your dog's reaction.
Can cats have CBD oil for dogs?
In general, yes, cats can have CBD oil that's designed for pets, but it's important to follow certain guidelines and always consult with your vet first. The dosage would need to be adjusted for the cat's smaller size. Also, keep in mind that cats may be more sensitive to CBD than dogs, so it's especially important to start with a low dose.
Can CBD oil get my dog high?
No, CBD oil derived from hemp plants contains minimal or no THC, the psychoactive compound responsible for the "high" feeling. When properly sourced, CBD oil for dogs should not get your canine companion high or cause any psychoactive effects.
How do I administer CBD oil to my dog?
CBD oil can be administered to dogs orally. It's commonly available in tincture form, which allows for easy and precise dosage. You can administer the oil directly into your dog's mouth or mix it with their food or treats. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for dosage guidelines and start with a low dose, gradually increasing as needed.