Life-threatening risks for dogs from medical cannabis are “exceedingly rare,” Richter says, adding that toxicity more often occurs when a pet has eaten a product that contains chocolate, coffee, or raisins. “Even if the THC toxicity is not excessive, they can sometimes have problems due to these other ingredients.” That said, ingestion of large amounts of marijuana has been fatal in a number of dogs, so preventing overdoses with medical cannabis is still extremely important, warns Dr. Jennifer Coates, a veterinary advisor with petMD.
Hi Jamie. I’m very sorry to hear about your dog. Please remember I am not a vet myself so any advice I can provide is from what I’ve read from the experience of other people. I cannot provide medical advice. In situations like this, I believe people have used as high of a dose of CBD and other cannabinoids as the dog could tolerate without negative side effects. I don’t think the cream would be the right product. In cases like this, ingestion would be appropriate. My best advice for you would be to seek out the help of a veterinarian expert who has experience working with dogs and cannabis. Dr. Gary Richter would be my first choice. Even if you don’t live in California, you may be able to do a phone consultation with him to see what dosage and product he would recommend. Please let me know if you have more questions and I will do my best to help.
I’d love to hear how it worked for you! I’m sorry you have renal failure and congestive heart disease, my mom who is 51 has stage 5 renal failure and congestive heart disease as well, I just bought a cartridge with CBD vape oil and want her to try it. But she’s unsure so I’d really love to hear from you how it may have helped you. I hope things get better for you. I take care of my mom and know the daily stress and struggle it can bring. Again I’m sorry to hear you we’re diagnosed with those diseases.
Your liver absorbs cannabinoids like CBD, which is then released to receptors in your body called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Your ECS has receptors in your brain, lungs, spine, pancreas, spleen, colon, immune system, liver and more. Your ECS supports many different bodily functions, and CBD edibles may help by maintaining homeostasis aka provide you with a balanced equilibrium in your body’s systems that are crucial for optimal health and an overall sense of well being.
CBD is a plant constituent found in hemp and cannabis – the former is now legal, but the latter is not. That’s why all CBD products must be made from hemp strains, and not cannabis. This is because standard cannabis contains high concentrations of THC, a psychoactive component of the herb. In contrast, hemp produces very little THC, but larger amounts of CBD.
In addition to so strong nutritional profile of CBD oil, it’s important to add CBD oil to the diet plan for your pets. If you’re not still convinced, I am pretty sure that you will be convinced once you finish reading this article. Moreover, there are many other nutrients and minerals that are found in CBD oil besides omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids.