In many states across the country, medical marijuana is an option for people suffering from various ailments and seeking relief. Now, as research continues to emerge, pet parents and veterinarians alike are finding that CBD and hemp-based products can provide positive benefits for animals as well.
Whether a dog has cancer, seizures, or anxiety, cannabis oil can serve as an alternative medication to help treat symptoms. Here’s everything you need to know about cannabis oil for dogs.
What is CBD oil?
Cannabis oil is liquid derived from the marijuana plant. It's important to note that cannabis oil has no psychoactive effect on dogs when dosed properly. Your dog will not get high from CBD oil, as it does not contain THC, the psychoactive component of the marijuana plant.
What are the benefits for my animal?
Cannabis oil can be used to treat seizures, nausea, stress, anxiety, arthritis, back pain, symptoms of cancer, and gastrointestinal issues, among other health conditions in dogs.
What are the side effects?
Unlike some traditional pain medicine for dogs, medical cannabis has no life-threatening side effects with proper dosage. Life-threatening risks for dogs from medical cannabis or CBD and hemp-based products are exceedingly rare.