Short answer: Yes. CBD for pets can help them with common issues because pets (and humans) have an ECS (endocannabinoid system).

Can you give you pet CBD treats to help them deal with a variety of conditions?

A quick Google search reveals people using CBD for pets.

Should you give CBD for pets a CBD oil tincture or a CBD treat?

Both CBD oil tinctures and CBD treats will provide your pet with CBD.

Depending on what your pet is most comfortable taking, and easiest for you to give to them will likely be the best option for giving CBD for pets.

With canines, offering them CBD Dog Treats, may be the easier method for giving your pet the proper CBD dosage.

What is CBD for pets?

CBD (cannabidiol) is one of 113 chemical compound found in cannabis or hemp.

Since CBD is not psychoactive, this molecule extracted from hemp will heal your pet – without getting them high.

How does CBD work?

CBD takes effect on your pet by going to work on the ECS (endocannabinoid system).

The ECS (endocannabinoid system) is one of the largest single systems.

CBD helps your pet by interacting and stimulating the ECS.

Homeostasis and balancing nearly every system within, is the primary responsibility of the ECS.

When the ECS (endocannabinoid system) is deficient in cannabinoids, the ability to regulate homeostasis is lowered and could cause several issues.

Do pets “really” have an ECS (endocannabinoid system)?

What is the ECS (endocannabinoid system) consists of CBR (cannabinoid receptors) located on nearly every cell.

A peer-reviewed medical publication PLOS|ONE confirms canines and potentially others animals have an ECS (endocannabinoid system).

Is CBD for pets legal in Idaho?

Hemp is defined by federal law as a cannabis sativa plant with less than 0.3% THC.

HOWEVER, Idaho law defines hemp as a cannabis plant that has “zero” THC.

If there are trace amounts of THC in your CBD for pets, Idaho law considers it illegal marijuana.

Learn more: Is CBD Oil Legal In Idaho 2019?

CBD for pets versus other pet medication?

CBD for pets can supplement some – if not most – of your pet’s needs.

Determining what’s best for your pet could be either CBD or require conventional medication.

Common pet medication include:

  • Antibiotics.
  • Antiparasitics.
  • Antifungals.
  • Steroids.
  • Pain relievers.
  • And more.

Is CBD for pets safe?

Before considering CBD for pets, it might be best to speak with your pet’s primary care veterinarian.

CBD has a high safety profile and can interact with some medications.

If your pet is on any other medications, it’s best to speak with your vet before starting a CBD regiment.

Are there any CBD side effects?

Most research indicates CBD has very low amounts side effects and tend to be mild if they do occur.

Potential side effects can include: stomach ache, diarrhea, lethargy, and nausea.

If you notice your pet experiencing any of these side effects, you might want to try lowering the dose and see how they respond.

When should you give your pet CBD?

While it may not be possible to give your pet CBD everyday, it’s a good idea to have it around – just in case you start noticing your pet acting strange.

How do you know if your pet is in pain, potentially requiring CBD?

Pets can have certain issues and will show them in different ways.

  • Skin problems: itching non-stop.
  • Ear infection: folded ears.
  • Head shaking: ear problems.
  • Blood in stool.
  • Vomiting.
  • Whimpering.
  • Not playing or eating normally.
  • More tired that normal.
  • Excessive biting or licking paws or fur.
  • Don’t walk: signs of joint pain.
  • And potentially more.

When you notice any of these signs, it’s best to tell you vet and get professional advice before taking instant action.

What is the CBD dosage for pets?

Since there are no general guidelines provided by medical authorities, we have to rely on anecdotal information from those who’ve tried CBD for pets.

CBD can help you pet with a variety of issues including:

  • Pain.
  • Anxiety.
  • Cancer.
  • Inflammation.
  • And much more.

For humans, most medical journals recommend starting at a lower dose and slowly increasing your CBD dosage – until you achieve the desired outcome.