CBD is a cannabis compound that is popular in pet medications and health supplements as it is in products for human use. The similarities in the way the compound work in the body of humans and animals explains why pet CBD gained the same popularity that CBD products made for human use did.
How Does CBD Work In The Body Of Pets?
CBD is a popular choice of canine and feline owners, as the compound offers several health benefits to their pets. Humans and most animals have an endocannabinoid system, which is the primary target of CBD. The therapeutic relief that the compound offers is attributed to its interaction with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system spread across different parts of the body. Instead of binding directly to the receptor sites, CBD exerts an indirect influence on the receptors.
What Are CBD Pet Treat Dangers?
Many CBD administering options that are suggested for humans are not applicable to pets. CBD vapes and dabs are inappropriate for pets. If you have ever tried giving sublingual CBD products like CBD oils and flavorless CBD tinctures to your pets, you would already know that it is not easy as you think. It is extremely difficult to administer a flavorless CBD product orally to your pet.
Most pet owners prefer giving CBD in the form of edibles or by mixing CBD products into pet treats. It is an easy way to make them take their daily CBD dose. However, your pet is mostly not going to be satisfied with the limited amount of treat and would always want more. This increases the chance of overdose and associated symptoms.
Some of the symptoms of an overdose of pet CBD include:
- urinary incontinence
CBD overdose treatment of pets is largely symptomatic. Mild cases can be managed at home whereas seriously affected pets may require IV fluids and anti-emetics.
Dry mouth and thirst are some symptoms associated with overdose that can be avoided by giving them plenty of water so that they remain hydrated.
The care you take in deciding the dosage decides the overall benefits your pet gets from the CBD intake. Find out the right dosage by taking into account the weight and general health condition of your pet to avoid any chance of overdose.