As pet owners, we want the best for our pets. Especially when it comes to their health.
So, chances are you’ve heard that CBD and cannabis supplements are one of the latest trends in the pet health market.
But no matter how much positive news you hear about these products, the thought of giving your pet “pot” is a bit worrying to say the least.
So today I am going to debunk some common misconceptions about CBD oils and other cannabis pet supplements.
I’ll specifically look at whether CBD oils can make pets high, and will always direct you to an awesome line of CBD pet products I’ve tried for myself.
Meet Rosie, My Beautiful Retriever
Before I get into more details about CBD and cannabis pet supplements, here’s a bit of background about me:
My name is Blake.
A few years ago, my dog Rosie was diagnosed with cancer and hip dysplasia.
Desperate to help her deal with her symptoms, it wasn’t long before I heard about CBD and other cannabis supplements and the many benefits they had for pets.
But despite all the wonderful things CBD and cannabis seemed to do, I still had one question racing through my head:
Will this stuff get Rosie “stoned?”
So, I spent days on end researching cannabis, CBD, and these new pet supplements, desperate to make sure they were safe to use on Rosie.
I also phoned by vet a bunch of times, asking him to review the info I found with me and give me his opinion.
Today, I’ve decided to save other pet owners this trouble and created this site dedicated to sharing information about CBD and cannabis supplements for pets.
But that’s enough about me.
Let’s get down to debunking one of the biggest misconceptions about CBD oils and other cannabis pet supplements:
Will My Dog Get High from CBD?
In short, the answer is no.
CBD is a non psychoactive compound, meaning it doesn’t produce any kind of “high” or “buzz.”
And trust me, that’s a good thing:
Being “stoned” is far from funny for animals, as they are much more sensitive to the effects of cannabis than humans.
To help you better understand cannabis supplements like CBD, here is some more information about the cannabis plant and how cannabis pet supplements work.
Understanding Cannabis, CBD, and Cannabis Pet Supplements
Cannabis is a plant most people associate with marijuana, a popular recreational drug.
The main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana is THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol.
THC is one of about 113 cannabinoids found in cannabis plant, and is responsible for causing the strong euphoria associated with a cannabis “high.”
CBD, or cannabidiol, is another popular cannabinoid found in cannabis.
However, unlike THC, CBD is completely non psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t produce any of the effects associated with being “high.”
CBD has many medicinal properties, and has shown positive results in helping treat everything from pain and inflammation to anxiety, depression, and stress, both in humans and animals.
Most of the cannabis available for recreational use is bred to contain high concentrations of THC with only small amounts of CBD.
Luckily, this isn’t the stuff they use to make pet supplements.
Most CBD supplements are actually made from hemp, a variety of cannabis that contains very low concentrations of THC but high concentrations of non psychoactive CBD.
Also, in most countries, CBD products can only be sold legally if they contain less than 1% THC, which is far too little to cause any kind of “high.”
Hence, as long as you get your CBD products from a reputable retailer and not a parking lot, you can rest assured it’ll be 100% safe to use on your furry friends.