Can I Give My Dog Human CBD Oil?
Date Published: 2018-12-23
Date Updated: 2018-12-23
I’m going to settle all of your worries by coming out and just answering this question first and foremost:
Yes, you can give your dog human CBD oil.
The #1 reason, and pretty much the only reason that matters, is because your dog has the same exact system and processes cannabinoids the same exact way as your body does. This system is known as the Endocannabinoid System and it helps to break down and use the properties comprised in CBD oil.
If that’s the case, why do people move over to pet CBD products versus human CBD products?
I think that the answer to this question is solely opinionated. CBD oil, whether it is human or pet products, acts the same way as it does our system as it does their system, as stated above. I personally think the only reason people tend to transfer over the pet products is that it has the word PET on the label.
If you do choose to give your dog human CBD oil, keep in mind the following information:
When choosing to use human CBD oil versus pet CBD oil, you must be mindful of the dosage requirements, especially considering the human CBD products don’t have instructions on how to administer the product to your pets. In addition, always be mindful of the way and route you’re administering the products.
How should you dose human CBD oil for your dog?
CBD is a non-toxic compound. This means that even if you give your dog a little bit too much, he or she will still not have any serious side effects afterward.
The one thing that could happen, however, when it comes to administering too much of the product, is that your dog could start to develop some high sedative-like effects. This, in turn, will leave your dog feeling extra sleepy.
In rare cases, too much CBD oil can also cause diarrhea, but this is not common in all breeds.
Also keep in mind that these effects are just temporary, and they will not give your dog any lasting effects if you administer a little too much on a given time. There may be a little bit of discomfort, but as time passes, your dog will slowly release the CBD oil from his or her body and be back to normal.
What should I administer to my dog?
When administering CBD oil to your dog, the safest bet is to start small and work your way up. In other words, start by giving one drop of the solution to your dog and increase it depending on how your pup reacts and depending on how much the dosage is helping him or her. Keep in mind, every dog will react differently to CBD products, just like every human reacts differently. And, because the CBD products are only in your dog’s system temporarily, you’ll be able to re-administer the oil the next day, at a different dose if necessary.