Many studies show that CBD can be beneficial for dogs. It reduces their pain, anxiety, inflammation, and seizures, and it can improve skin conditions. There may be even more benefits we haven’t yet discovered. Some of the effects of CBD on humans, like treatment for depression, glaucoma, appetite loss, and sleeplessness, may have similar results on dogs.
The Endocannabinoid System
Besides a love of German sausage, you and your dog have something else in common – an endocannabinoid system. This system affects your heart, skin, brain, eyes, stomach, and emotional state. Not only are cannabinoids found in cannabis, but your body also makes its own. One of the cannabinoids that is most prevalent in cannabis is CBD.
Things to Consider Before You Give Your Dog CBD
As you try to work out how many treats your dog can have, here are a few things to consider before you give them CBD:
Your Dog’s Size
You may have already guessed that the amount of CBD your dog can consume depends on their size. And as the amount of CBD in dog treats may vary, we’ll talk in terms of dosage. You can then refer to the amount of CBD in your chosen treats.
The general idea is that the bigger your dog is, the more CBD is required to have the desired effect. Some brands make the process pretty straightforward by giving you a dosage chart based on your dog’s weight.
The Severity of Your Dog’s Condition
Think of what you want CBD to do for your dog before you start giving it to them. What is their condition, and how severe is it? If their condition is serious, you’ll likely need to give them a higher dosage to relieve their pain, calm them down, or control their seizures.
The Method of Consumption
Finally, another factor to consider when you’re thinking of giving your dog CBD is the method of consumption.
CBD comes in four primary forms for your dog to consume: