Is cannabis OK for dogs?

Yes, this is my pupper! And what I’m holding, are some CBD dog treats derived from hemp cannabis @honestpaws!

Is cannabis OK for dogs?

I get a lot of questions from doggy parents regarding the impact that cannabis might have on their furry friend. To answer this, you first have to understand that cannabis has two main branches: Hemp, and, “Weed” (I try to avoid using the term marijuana due to its racist roots.) Hemp is non psycoactive, meaning you can’t get high from consuming it. Weed, however, does contain THC and will get you high.

According to the pet poison hotline, cannabis poisoning for dogs is ranked as moderate-severe, with edibles ranked as the worst for them. That being said, my dog has gotten high before, and did not show any adverse side affects. But like humans, every dog is different and the effects depend on their body-weight. So the best advice, is to keep cannabis containing high levels of THC out of their reach.

Hemp however, is another story. Researchers and even some veterinarians have revealed that cannabis containing less than 0.03% THC is safe for dogs, and some have even recommended it! Like humans, dogs have an endocannabinoid system and can benefit from cannabinoids such as CBD!

When administered during trials, CBD was shown to decrease anxiety and the symptoms associated with arthritis. It is speculated that CBD can also improve the longevity of your furry friends life! Many states approve the use of CBD and products like the one featured in this post, can even be found at many grocery stores.

Do you use cannabis for your dogs? Leave a comment below! πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸŒΏπŸ’¨

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Alejandro Perez is the owner of CannaQuestions, an educational community for cannabis consumers. Find his page on Instagram @cannaquestions, or visit the official website!

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