CBD Oil For Pets - Can They Take CBD?

CBD oil for pets is the topic on everyone’s lips in wellness communities across the US. CBD has never been more popular. This cannabis-derived chemical compound is currently being used by wellness consumers far and wide as a food supplement for the purpose of providing general therapeutic benefits.

As scientists continue to learn more about the compound, they are actively exploring the potential of CBD oil for pets. Many dog owners are giving their canines CBD oil or CBD dog treats. If you are already a big fan of CBD and want to start offering this compound to your dog, you should first check to see the local laws on administering CBD to pets.

The laws and legislation around administering CBD to pets can vary depending on the country you live in. For instance, in some countries, you cannot give CBD products to pets without a prescription from a veterinarian. Unfortunately, the decision does not always lie in the hands of the pet owner and this is something you need to be aware of before buying CBD oil for pets.

In this article, we are going to be looking specifically at CBD oil for dogs. At Spero CBD, we offer CBD pet treats that are full of flavor and nutritional value. These pet treats were specifically designed to be taken by dogs. Today, we will be answering the following questions about CBD oil for dogs:

  • What health problems should you give your dog CBD for?
  • What are CBD side effects in dogs?
  • How does CBD oil for dogs work?
  • Can your dog have CBD oil?
  • What are the best CBD dog treats?

If you have any further questions about CBD oil for pets, particularly dogs, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at Spero CBD. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about CBD oil for pets.

What health problems should you give your dog CBD for?

You should not be giving your dog CBD to specifically address or treat health problems. CBD is a food supplement designed for general wellbeing and should only be taken with this in mind. We do not yet have substantial evidence to suggest that CBD can improve the health of dogs or treat specific ailments they may be suffering from. Recent clinical studies have demonstrated some positive findings but veterinarians are still reluctant to say that CBD is anything more than a food supplement for general wellbeing.

We can understand the position of veterinary boards. The main concern is that dog owners will start administering CBD products to their dogs in the hope they will treat specific ailments. In reality, there could be medicines for specific ailments on the market that would be far more effective for dogs to take. Scientists are still trying to understand the particular strengths of CBD and how it could potentially be used to increase a dog’s quality of life.

What are CBD side effects in dogs?

If you are staying within the product-specific dosage guidelines, your dog should not be experiencing any unwanted side effects as a result of taking CBD. Any adverse reaction to CBD is very uncommon because the compound is naturally occurring. In the rare event that your dog is having a negative reaction to a CBD product, it’s possible they could be experiencing any one of the following side effects:

  • Hyperesthesia
  • Lethargy
  • Vomiting
  • Ataxia

It’s highly unlikely that your dog will experience any negative side effects after taking CBD products, especially if they are designed to be taken by dogs. If your dog were to experience any side effects after taking CBD, you should stop giving the compound to the dog for the time being. After a few days, you could reduce the dosage and give the dog a small amount of CBD to test the waters and see how they react.

How does CBD oil for dogs work?

Ideally, you should try to squirt the CBD oil under your dog’s tongue. However, we understand that this isn’t always practical. By taking CBD oil under the tongue, your dog will benefit from the effects of sublingual administration. This is by far the most effective way to take CBD. The oil is able to diffuse into the bloodstream through the tissues in the dog’s tongue.

The faster the route to the bloodstream, the less CBD will be lost along the way. Some dog owners find it much easier to squirt the CBD oil directly into the dog’s mouth. Generally, oral administration is regarded as being less effective than sublingual administration because it takes longer for the compound to reach the dog’s bloodstream and be put to good use.

Can your dog have CBD oil?

Yes, you can give CBD oil to your dog. However, before you press ahead, you must first ask yourself the following questions:

  • Does the CBD oil have less than 0.3% THC?
  • Can you clearly see dosage guidelines for dogs on the product packaging?
  • Have you spoken with your veterinarian about giving CBD to your dog?

If you can confidently answer those questions, it sounds like you are ready to give CBD oil to your dog. CBD oil for pets is still a hotly debated topic. All animals have an endocannabinoid system but scientists are still trying to learn more about how CBD oil interacts with receptors located throughout the bodies of dogs.

What are the best CBD dog treats?

At Spero CBD, we can provide you with CBD pet treats for your dog. If you have been looking at ways to improve the wellbeing of your canine companion, it’s time to start exploring CBD pet treats. CBD oil can be effective for dogs but it’s rarely practical. CBD pet treats, disguised to appear just like any other pet treat, could be perfect for your dog.

You can sign up for a monthly subscription for our CBD pet treats to make sure your dog is able to get their daily dose of CBD. Taking CBD on a regular basis will help the compound to build up in your dog’s body, potentially increasing the therapeutic effects further down the line. Our CBD pet treats are THC free and are made from organically grown hemp.

Dr. Jordan Talley

Dr. Talley is a Physician Anesthesiologist who completed his medical residency at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Prior to medical school, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Physiology & Biophysics from Georgetown University. He completed his medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM - Bradenton Campus). During his Anesthesiology training at Johns Hopkins he completed rotations in Chronic Pain Management and continues to manage acute and peri-operative pain for his patient as a private practice anesthesiologist in Virginia.