Is CBD Oil Toxic For Dogs? Can It Kill A Dog?
CBD oil is a new alternative medicine for humans, but is it toxic for dogs? Is it safe for pets or it kill or hurt a dog?
CBD oil is a new and safe medicine for humans, but is it potentially toxic or harmful for dogs?
Safe and legal CBD oil is not toxic or harmful for dogs. A small or large dose of CBD oil will not kill your dog. CBD oil is a safe, non-intoxicating and non-psychoactive cannabis extract.
For many pet owners looking for an alternative and safer medicine to treat their dog’s medical conditions, CBD oil might be the best choice.
Cannabis, otherwise known as marijuana or hemp, is a legal medicine in Australia. CBD oil is a non-intoxicating (high) extract that is effective at treating pain, seizures, and anxiety in dogs.
Veterinary experts warn that cannabis may be a fatal poison for dogs, but some specific safe and pure extracts, such as CBD, will not harm or kill your dog.
As CBD oil is a relatively new medicine, the veterinary community is hesitant about treating dogs as they don’t understand what it is and how it affects animals.
Evidence has shown that THC, an alternative cannabis compound with intoxicating effects, may be toxic to dogs in certain dosages, but further research is required.
Dogs do not overdose and die from CBD oil, the adverse effects of taking too much CBD oil includes:
The reality of CBD toxicity and dogs is that there is very little scientific evidence of it being harmful or killing your pets.
What we can confirm is that like humans dogs have an endocannabinoid system. CBD interacts with the receptors in these symptoms in humans to treat a variety of symptoms, and it appears to have the same effect on dogs.
If you are concerned about your dog being poisoned by any form of cannabis, we recommend going to your vet or contacting the ASPCA.
How To Choose Safe CBD Oil Products
If you are going to treat your dog with CBD oil, we recommend a safe and legal way.
Artificial colouring, flavours or additional ingredients that may be safe for humans, maybe toxic and dangerous for your dog.
Feeding CBD oil with artifical ingredients may cause any of the following problems:
- acute weakness
- potentially comatose
The most dangerous artificial ingredient is the sugar-free additive Xylitol. This is toxic for dogs and may kill your pet within hours after consumption.
Avoid giving your dog CBD oil that contains THC as this may also be toxic for your dog.
Even though CBD oil may not have any toxic or adverse effects on your dog, THC has been seen to be toxic.
The symptoms related to the toxic consumption of THC for dogs include:
- glassy eyes
- lack of coordination
- dilated pupils
- visually intoxicated
If your dog has taken THC, then you may see any of these symptoms take hold within 30 to 90 minutes.
Lastly, we always recommend following the advice of a medical professional.
There is evidence that shows the positive effects of CBD oil when treating medical conditions in dogs, but not enough to give confidence to our national medical organisations.
What we have seen is the THC, heavy metals, microbial, and pesticides in some CBD oils, which may be safe for human consumption, can be toxic and potentially dangerous for your dog.
James is an experienced writer and legal cannabis advocate in Australia. He answers all the questions about business, legalisation and medicinal cannabis.
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