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Is CBD Safe for My Dog?

Pets are an important part of our lives, and as a pet owner, you want nothing more than for your animal to be as healthy as possible. Dog owners may have encountered various problems that impact their pet’s health, such as pain and anxiety, since certain breeds are prone to developing sore joints, separation anxiety and more. At Custom Dosing Pharmacy, we are dedicated to helping our patients and their furry friends feel their very best. If your pet is having health problems, CBD can help reduce its discomfort naturally.

While CBD is very safe for pets, including dogs, you’ve likely come across several pervasive myths about CBD that may be influencing your understanding. That’s why our team is here to provide the information you are searching for. Here’s what to consider before giving CBD to your dog.

Reasons CBD is Beneficial for Dogs

You and your dog share one common trait: both of you have an endocannabinoid system, which affects your skin, heart, brain, mood and other physical processes. This system can be influenced by cannabidiol or CBD. Just like people, dogs can enjoy a host of benefits thanks to CBD, which can include: 

  • Improvement in anxiety, which can be caused by separation anxiety or fear caused by a past abusive home
  • Reduction in inflammation, which can help to improve skin conditions and pain
  • May help prevent seizures

Plus, CBD is completely natural. It’s derived from the hemp plant and therefore contains no harmful substances or chemicals. As a result, your dog can feel more energetic without any worries on your part. 

Possible Side Effects

Generally, the risks associated with CBD in any form, whether it is a cream or taken orally, are low. While there is a very small risk of fatigue or digestive upset, these side effects are mild if they occur at all. It’s important to weigh the risk of side effects with the benefits alongside a knowledgeable veterinary specialist. 

Tips for Choosing CBD for Pets

When received from our reputable compounding pharmacy, you won’t have to guess whether the product is quality or not. Everything we offer is carefully selected by a knowledgeable pharmacist, 

    • Provide the Right Dosage. Much like people, animals aren’t all the exact same. Smaller dogs will need less of a dose than larger dogs. Of course, the dose’s size will be different depending on how it is administered as well as the specific health issue at hand. 
    • Choose CBD Without THC. CBD itself is very safe for humans and animals alike. On the other hand, certain other naturally occurring chemicals from the hemp plant should not be given to animals. THC is a psychoactive compound that produces a high. Notably, it is toxic for dogs and therefore should be completely avoided. Our CBD products at Custom Dosing Pharmacy are of the highest grade and do not contain any THC.
    • Talk to a Pharmacist. If you aren’t sure about the specifics of your pet’s needs, talk to us and we’ll be happy to help! We work closely with veterinarians to ensure the CBD product is according to your dog’s unique health needs for maximum safety and efficacy. 

Contact Us to Learn More

Whether your dog refuses to take its medication or if you need something that is commercially unavailable, we can help. Call us now to learn more about the benefits of CBD for dogs!

Please consult your veterinarian before using CBD products. The FDA has not evaluated statements of CBD and its uses, and this product is not currently approved by the FDA to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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