Should You Give Your Dog CBD Oil?

September 9, 2019 08:00:12

If you have read about all the therapeutic effects that humans can obtain by consuming CBD products, such as CBD oil and gummies, then you may be wondering whether your dog could also enjoy the same benefits from ingesting CBD oil. Read on and get some insights that will help you to make the right decision for your dog.

While many preliminary studies show that CBD can help people to deal with anxiety, pain and many other conditions, no concrete scientific information is currently available to confirm these potential benefits so people are largely relying on anecdotal evidence to determine for which conditions CBD may be helpful. Similarly, no accurate dosing information is available, so everyone has to determine the dosage that will bring the effects that they would like to experience.

The situation is no different when it comes to CBD for pets. The Food and Drug Administration hasn’t sanctioned the use of CBD and other cannabis compounds as ingredients in food, supplements, cosmetics and beverages intended for human or animal (including pet) consumption.

For this reason, you may be in uncharted territory when you make the decision to give your dog CBD oil as a remedy for any health complication that it may be having.

Groups of veterinarians have been campaigning for mechanisms to be established so that veterinarians can recommend the use of CBD products to treat or manage different conditions in pets and other animals, but such a regulatory system may not be available very soon since the authorities may be more interested in sorting out the human side of things before turning their attention to your beloved pets.

With that said, if you ever decide to give you dog CBD oil, make sure that you buy a product that is specifically formulated for animals. This is important because the products that are made for human consumption may have ingredients that are toxic to animals.

For example, veterinarians say that Xylitol, an artificial sweetener that is used to flavor CBD oil, is toxic to animals. Buying an animal-specific CBD oil will help you to avoid giving your dog a product that may have ingredients that could end up harming your dog or worsening its symptoms.

In short, there is strong anecdotal evidence to prove that your dog could benefit by consuming CBD oil, but until conclusive evidence is available on the matter and regulatory guidance is available regarding how such products should be given to dogs, it is best to consult your vet before making any decision about giving your dog CBD oil. It would also be interesting to know what sector players like Plus Products Inc. (CSE: PLUS) (OTCQB: PLPRF) and SinglePoint Inc. (OTCQB: SING) have up their sleeves for the pet segment of the CBD market.

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