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Can I Take My Pet’s CBD? Can My Pet Take Mine?

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With the growing popularity of CBD products and the success stories related to them, pet owners have started wondering if it has the same effect on their companions. What is the difference between those made for pets compared to those made for human consumption? Can they be used interchangeably? There are multiple factors that influence the answer to whether or not humans can have cbd for pets and vice versa.

Is It Safe?

The simple answer is that yes, pets can use human CBD products and vice-versa. Founder of Bluebird Botanicals, a company that makes and sells numerous CBD oils for both humans and pets, has said that there is virtually no difference in the production of these two types of oils. The biggest variations are in terms of dosage and flavor. However, while interchangeable use is safe, it’s highly recommended that everyone uses their own respectable version.

The Science Behind It

Like humans, most pets are mammals. This means that we share many similarities with them, including the Endocannabinoid System which only slightly varies from ours. This system helps regulate and keep the balance between naturally produced endocannabinoids and those taken directly – from the CBD oils for example. This means that it has a similar effect on pets as it has on humans. It can help them with stress and anxiety, reduce joint pain, regulate sleep patterns and improve their life overall.

What’s the Difference?

Interchangeable use is safe because these two systems are so similar. However, human CBD oils are often a lot more concentrated and stronger than the ones meant for pets. This is why you will need to follow dosage instructions as closely as possible and administer it properly. Even if you give them a bit too much, CBD is not a toxic product and can’t permanently damage them. It can, however, make them a bit sleepy since it has sedative-like effects.

If you want to make sure that your pet is getting a correct dose, it’s best to use CBD oils meant for them. If you still want to give them human CBD products, make sure to start with a low dosage to see how they react to it. It’s important to note that neither pet or human CBD oils induce psychoactive effects, meaning that your pet won’t get the feeling of being “high”. Getting the pet to consume human CBD’s can be a bit difficult. They might not like the smell or taste of it. Pet CBD treats are made specifically for them and are infused with flavors that they favor.

Using Pet CBD’s

Although humans can use CBD’s meant for their pets, it’s going to have a noticeably milder effect because of lower concentration. Also, pet CBD’s sometimes have added flavors so that your pet could consume it easier, such as bacon and extra cod liver oil, which can alter the taste. For easy use, dosage and optimal outcome it’s always best to use proper CBD products. It removes the risk of accidental overdose and unwanted side effects.

You can share your CBD with your pet or take his, it might just not be the best way to do it.


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Stephany is a GR8NESS Contributing Editor who writes about pet care, CBD, stress, self care, meditation, time management, brain training, and natural remedies with a focus on the science behind it all. She has three dogs, three cats, walks half marathons, and practices yoga and powerlifting. You can often find her training her dogs or experimenting with new flavors in the kitchen.
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