More and more people are turning to cannabis as an alternative medicine. CBD is used regularly for anxiety and pain, indica strains for insomnia, and sativa for creative inspiration. These are all great for you, but what about your dog who also has anxiety or arthritis? It’s not a stretch to think that what’s good for you, could also be good for them. There are, however, a few important things to know before you start sharing your herb with your pet.

Don’t get your pet high

Your pet doesn’t want to get high, believe us. Most animals that accidentally consume marijuana appear to be in discomfort and sometimes danger. You can’t explain to them that the scary THC-induced altered reality they might be experiencing will be over soon and to sit back and enjoy it. Those of you who may have eaten too many edibles at some point will understand.

Bring your furbaby to the vet immediately if you think they’ve consumed cannabis. Most vets have seen it all and won’t judge you, so make sure you’re honest about what you think your pet got into.

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CBD and your pet

CBD consumers know that you can get the medicinal benefits without the ‘high’. CBD (or cannabidiol) is one of the main cannabinoids found in marijuana, second only to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Unlike THC, however, CBD doesn’t provide the psychoactive effects responsible for the recreational marijuana high.

CBD oil specifically for pets (like this CBD Medico Pet Tincture) is beneficial in treating various ailments in cats and dogs. In some studies, hemp oil has proven to be a low-THC alternative as well.

How can cannabis help your pet?

The area (like most marijuana topics) is still relatively unstudied, however, anecdotal evidence suggests that CBD for your pet can treat a number of ailments. This includes most of the same things that humans use CBD for; like arthritis, pain, lack of appetite, nausea, epilepsy, seizures, stress, and anxiety.

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