A: The short answer? No. While it is possible to give your pet more CBD than is beneficial, the most typical side effect he or she will experience is drowsiness. If you want CBD to work properly, don’t overdo it. (And, we veterinarians should add, don’t under-dose. CBD must be administered properly to achieve desired results.)
A: While no adverse effects have been observed when administering large quantities of CBD to dogs (or cats), even small amounts of THC can prove harmful to them. Researchers have observed that THC has a more dramatic and profound effect on dogs than on humans. THC toxicity, therefore, is an ongoing risk.
A: 1. Start low, go slow and keep a journal Keeping a quick journal on a paper on your refrigerator, tracking on your family’s calendar, or a simple digital note in your phone allows you to track and moderate the CBD dose and your pet’s benefit level.
2. Bring your vet into the conversation While some may begin supplementing CBD to their pets on their own, it is recommended that you find a veterinarian who is willing to be a part of your treatment plan.
3. Begin with the right questions What is going on with the pet? One of the critical pieces of information to have sorted out prior to looking at a CBD product and/or meeting with a veterinarian is a focused account of what you are observing in your pet:
Is your pet diagnosed with something specific, and are there any other behaviors or ailments you are noticing? Taking a good look at these things helps us understand the dosing and type of CBD our pet would best benefit from.