How is CBD oil different for pets than for humans?

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CBD products are invading the wellness area for humans and pets. With the therapeutic properties of CBD becoming more and more apparent, pet parents around the world are wondering how effective CBD is for pets.

Many also wonder what the difference is between CBD for humans and CBD for pets. Why can’t you and your furry baby share the same CBD oil?

CBD provides many of the same benefits to pets as it does to humans, such as stress relief, mood improvement and pain management. However, several biological aspects separate humans and animals, so there is a difference in CBD oils for humans and pets.

Read on to learn more about CBD for pets vs humans and what the difference is.

CBD for pets vs. CBD for humans

In principle, CBD for pets is about the same as CBD for humans. Cannabidiol (CBD) comes from hemp and there is generally no difference in how the oils are made.

CBD is extracted from hemp plants and then suspended in a carrier oil that makes it easy to absorb, usually hemp seed oil or MCT oil. CBD for pets can instead be made with carriers such as liver oil or olive oil.

From there, different ingredients can be added depending on whether it is for humans or pets. CBD for dogs usually incorporates some kind of appealing flavor, such as bacon or peanut butter, to entice your puppy to take it.

But the biggest difference between CBD for dogs (and other pets) and humans is the concentration of CBD in the oil.

In general, pets are much smaller than humans and require a much lower dose of CBD. Administration of human CBD oil to your pet can cause accidental injury.

Although CBD is generally safe for humans and unwanted side effects are rare, dogs and cats are more vulnerable because they are much smaller than us.

In addition, many human CBD products contain small amounts of THC. Although these trace amounts are often not enough to cause poisoning in humans, pets should not consume any amount of THC. There is not enough research to support its use and it can cause toxicity in dogs.

It is generally recommended to give pets CBD oil made especially for them. It has the ideal concentration of CBD to meet their needs, is THC-free and has a taste that they will find comfortable.

What happens if I give my pet too much CBD?

Pet CBD is formulated to have a lower concentration than human CBD. Pet owners should be aware of the amount of CBD they administer to their furry companions to avoid side effects.

So far, there is no evidence that cats or dogs have overdosed on CBD, at least in the traditional way. However, high doses can cause adverse side effects. If your pet ingests too much CBD, it can become lethargic or uncoordinated, causing them to stumble a little or rest until the emotions subside.

Other potential side effects include extreme drowsiness, loss of appetite, upset stomach and in some cases diarrhea. In general, CBD has a good safety profile and is unlikely to cause serious side effects, but it is always best to err on the side of caution.

It is easy to minimize the risk of potential side effects by following recommended guidelines and administering the correct dose of CBD to pets. Products labeled “CBD for Pets” are best because they are designed with your pet’s needs in mind.

Final thoughts on the difference between CBD for pets and humans

In general, the difference between CBD for pets and humans has nothing to do with the CBD formulation itself. Many companies add additional ingredients to their oils to make them easier to ingest, depending on whether it is for humans or pets.

Added flavors are perhaps the most common factor in this regard, as our taste preferences vary greatly from our pet’s. Most notable, however, is the difference in CBD concentrations. Companies design CBD oils to meet the needs of their target consumers. Our pet is much smaller than us, which means that a human serving is not the same as a dog or cat serving.

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