You should consult with your vet if you want to administer cannabidiol (CBD) to your pet. CBD is becoming a popular way to treat different conditions in pets such as anxiety and pain. Here are a few questions that pet owners may have about CBD.

How Does CBD Work for Pets?

The effect of CBD is the same in animals and humans. All mammals have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) of neurotransmitters and receptors. ECS is responsible for maintaining homeostasis. Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids in plants that help them maintain their health and ward off predators. The interesting part of this is that phytocannabinoids works on the receptors in humans and animals.

What Conditions can CBD Treat for Your Pet?

There are a whole host of issues that CBD can cure with pets including anxiety, pain, arthritis, inflammation, seizures, joint problems, and sleep issues. It is hard to believe, but some pets have issues with sleeping. CBD works with your pet’s receptors to create a sense of calm thereby relieving anxiety and keeping your pet relaxed. This works best for hyperactive pets or those that have separation anxiety

Meanwhile, older dogs with arthritis and hip and joint issues can also benefit from CBD. It provides relief from muscle soreness, pain from injuries, and joint pain are relieved. This is because CBD reduces inflammation. This will improve the mobility and energy level of your pet.

If your pet is growing older, they are prone to experience hair loss, vision impairment, joint pain, cognitive issues, loss of appetite as well as digestive and urinary issues. CBD regulates your pet’s body functions at a cellular level. CBD is also antibacterial and has antioxidant properties.

If your pet has vision problems, CBD can protect its nerves associated with vision and prevent them from age-related malfunction. It can also regulate the flow of fluids into and out of the eyeball to prevent glaucoma.

Is CBD Safe?

CBD is extracted from natural hemp and is non-toxic. It does not contain a high level of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) so it will not leave your pet intoxicated.

The dosage of CBD varies for your pet. Some CBD pet products are formulated for small, medium, and large animals. Some manufacturers put a CBD dosage chart on their label. It is a good idea to consult with your vet to determine the appropriate CBD dosage for your pet.


If you give too much CBD to your pet, it may experience some minor side effects. Also, CBD is no overnight cure. You need to practice consistency when administering CBD to your pet to see results.