Side Effects & Risks
CBD and hemp oil do not really have that many risks for your dog. However, there have been no studies done by the FDA and it is not regulated by any governing body.
The side effects are not too severe, but you should know about them. The first side effect that you may notice is dry mouth. This occurs because CBD reduces the amount of saliva that your dog produces. Fortunately, your dog will just drink more water when they get a dry mouth.
Lower blood pressure is another side effect that has been noticed in humans, and probably dogs. This occurs mostly with high doses and the drop isn’t that severe, but you should know about it.
Drowsiness is another potential side effect. This usually occurs in higher doses, but at lower doses, the drowsiness manifests as anxiety reduction.
All in all, there just aren’t that many side effects and risks of putting your dog on CBD or hemp seed oil. Just don’t go above the suggested dosing and you will be perfectly fine.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I give my dog CBD oil?- Take some out of the container with the dropper and place it in their food or water. We recommend placing it in their food since not all dogs drink all their water.
How long does it take before I notice the effects?- It should take 2-3 weeks at the maximum. However, most owners have noticed results within a few days. It also depends on the effects that you want. If you want drowsiness or anxiety relief, then that will be instant. If you want to see changes to their fur, then that will take the full two weeks.
How much should I give my dog?- This just depends on the dosing of the oil that you purchase. Follow the directions on the label and you can’t go wrong.
Does CBD oil really work?- There have been studies on humans done that have shown CBD oil to work. Plus, there has been plenty of anecdotal evidence of CBD working.
Is CBD oil legal?- As of writing, CBD oil is legal in all 50 states. Hemp seed oil is legal too.
Is it legal to give my dog CBD/hemp oil?- Yes.
All in all, CBD oil is a great way to naturally improve the health of your dog. It is especially useful if your dog has seizures, anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, or problems with their coat.
Our favorite hemp oil is the one produced by Honest Paws. It’s organic, GMO-free, and made in the US. It also contains Omega-3 fatty acids and has a customer satisfaction guarantee. You can’t go wrong with purchasing it.
As for CBD oil, we love KingKalmCBD. It has Omega-3 fatty acids (krill oil) that should help your dog with any coat problems. It also comes in a variety of sizes and dosing that makes it easy to use no matter what size dog you have.