Can I give my puppy CBD?
Many people have questions about giving their puppies cannabidiol (CBD). The cannabinoid is lauded for its ability to help with pain and inflammation.
Veterinarians.org has a great article on the topic with input on many of your frequently asked questions.
Here's a quick summary:
Q: What's the right dosage to give my puppy?
A: Between 1 and 5 mg of CBD per 10 pounds (4.5kg) of body weight per day. You can dive the full dosage at once or divide it into half for a morning and evening dose.
Q: What effect will CBD have on my puppy?
A: Veterinarians.org states the "CBD has the same effect on puppies as it has on adult dogs". Many pet owners give their puppies CBD to help with pain, inflammation, and stress as part of their wellness routine.
Q: Will CBD make my puppy "high"
A: No. Pet CBD is THC free. There are no psychoactive properties in CBD oils.
Pet owners tell us they are likely to consider giving their puppy CBD in the following situations:
- Anxiety-driving instances such as fireworks, loud noises, doctor visits
- Painful teething
- Allergies (CBD can inhibit histamine release)
- Epileptic seizures (Clinical studies ongoing at Colorado State University)
Always consult a veterinarian before giving your pet CBD.