Can I give my pets CBD?
Better yet: Why give pets CBD?
Whether you’re a cat person or a dog person, or heck even a pet rock person(we don’t judge)— there’s something about having the love and affection of another creature that brings out the best in us. You know what I’m talking about if your house is covered in fur and littered with chew or scratch toys.
The answer is: CBD can actually help our pets too.
With the increased interest in CBD, there has been a lot of research into how CBD affects our fluffy companions. CBD is a tricky subject for animals. Pets can be harder to diagnose, and not all of the effects of CBD are known. A study in 2018 has found that Cannabidiol treatment has proven to give comfort to dogs with osteoarthritis. Another study was conducted, which has shown that CBD is also helpful for dogs with epilepsy. If you’re interested, you can read all the facts about CBD and animal studies in this 2017 World Health Organization report.
Are there any concerns or dangers in giving my pets CBD?
Yes and no. Every animal, like every person, is different.
CBD, in its natural form, is harmless to animals. With CBD on the rise, however, there is a threat of lower-quality ingredients in CBD products. THC is toxic to both cats and dogs, but legally-speaking CBD should not be above 0.3% THC level, which is considered safe for pets. Make sure that you are buying products from a legitimate company with visible lab results. As an example, we publish all of our lab results. Always be on the lookout for symptoms of THC poisoning such as vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, restlessness, and trouble standing. Be sure to consult with your veterinarian before the use of CBD.
Happy Hemp Farmacy & The Pet Community
Did you know Happy Hemp Farmacy partners with the Chattanooga Humane Educational Society?
HES is a safe-haven for homeless, injured, abused, and neglected animals in our community. They advocate on their behalf and believe that each animal deserves a second chance and a loving forever home.
As you can imagine, the shelter environment can be overwhelming at times for the animals in its care. CBD goes a long way in helping the dogs and cats in this situation to remain relaxed during their stay. Every purchase of our 250mg Pet CBD oil benefits the lives of these amazing animals.
Our animals mean the world to us, so it’s up to us to do as much as we can to give them a comfortable, enjoyable life!