In short, the answer to this is yes; you can give the same CBD you take to your dog. However, we love our furry friends. For that reason, there are some precautionary points you should go over before you do.
What Kind of CBD Can I Give My Pet?
Testing & THC: Important when using CBD for Pets
Not all CBD products are created equally. You have a wide variety of CBD delivery methods to choose from in today’s blossoming market. Additionally, the cheapest CBD may seem the most tempting for your bank balance. However, not all products are made with the same quality standards in mind. As long as you can be sure that the CBD you give your pet is free from THC, you can give them the same one you’re using.
But how can you be sure your CBD product is free from THC? This is important. Always check a company’s third-party lab reports before buying their products. Also, make sure the reports are from a trustworthy, third-party testing facility. You’re not just trying to ensure that your pet stays clear of THC. You’re also making sure that the CBD is also free from potentially harmful contaminants.
Animals seem to have a higher sensitivity to THC. Although scientific investigation into the subject is underway, you should opt for CBD products that contain less than 0.3% THC.
No Added Sugars
Pure CBD oil, without any added flavorants, typically has an earthy taste that can be bitter and, for some, unpleasant. For this reason, some brands use flavorings and added sugars to make their CBD products more appealing to taste buds. However, although they may please the palate, the added artificial flavorings and sugars can be harmful to your pet. This especially holds true over long term use.
Start with a Low(er) Dose
If you’re giving your pet the same CBD product you use, you should reduce the dosage recommended on the bottle. It’s just common sense. Pets have less body mass and for that reason are more sensitive to the active ingredient. Start with a low dose and monitor the effects before increasing or decreasing the amount.
So, the answer to your question, “can I give the same CBD I take to my dog,” is … maybe, depending on the product. Be smart about it, and you could end up with a happy companion.
CBD can be a great lifestyle enhancement for your wellbeing and that of your pet. Always make sure you know what is in the CBD product that you and your pet are taking. If you can’t find the third party report on the website, then ask for it through customer service.