CBD is probably the most popular natural remedy for medical conditions nowadays. As more scientific research are being conducted, more pieces of evidence are being discovered that prove its many health benefits on our well-being. This is not the case with dogs, however. There has not been much scientific research and tests to prove the effects of CBD oil on our favorite pets. Much of the data that CBD is beneficial to dogs came from the experience of dog owners who administered CBD on their dogs.
So without scientific data to prove that CBD oil can treat health problems in dogs, why do we still have to use CBD on our dogs? Besides the experience of many dog owners it is clinically proven that CBD affects the endo cannabinoid receptors in the central and peripheral nervous system of mammals. These receptors help in maintaining the balance of the body and keep its healthy state.
The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD oil can benefit heart health, pain relief, seizure control, and appetite stimulation. It also helps in the management of nausea and anxiety and in some cases of cancer. To be more responsible on the use of CBD oil on dogs, here are some important things that you should do.
Get a Vet’s Opinion
You should bring your dog to a vet to establish it health condition. You cannot diagnose your dog’s ailment if you are not a veterinarian.
Know Vital Information
When buying CBD products, you should know vital information about your dog such as age, size, and weight. You will not get the right product for your dog if you are not sure of these information.
Go for Liquid Forms
It may not be easy to administer liquid medications on some dogs. This makes it more convenient for some dog owners to give CBD oil in solid forms, which may not be very advisable. It is more difficult to decipher the dosage you are giving to your dog when you give solid CBD treats.
Check the THC Content
THC causes psychoactive changes. To make sure that your dog will not undergo such, check the THC content of a CBD oil before buying. It’s still alright to go for full-spectrum CBD oils with .3% THC and below.
Be Aware of Possible Side Effects
Although CBD oil is generally safe, it can have side effects too. Your dog may experience dry mouth, drowsiness, and low blood pressure. In this cases, you may decrease the dosage or frequency. If blood pressure continues to drop, you may better stop administering CBD oil.