The vast majority of CBD products on the market contain a trace amount of THC. While the small amount of THC would not be harmful to people, dogs are particularly sensitive to THC toxicity.
With the explosion in the marketplace, however, many companies seeking to make a buck have introduced questionable or even dangerous products. In this article, we’ll discuss 3 ways CBD can potentially be dangerous, even lethal, to your dog:
According to Ahna Brutlag, DVM writing for PetMD:
#1 – Never Use CBD Products with Potentially Dangerous Artificial Flavorings
Because of the serious danger of xylitol, we recommend completely avoiding companies that sell any artificially flavored CBD products, even if they have a xylitol free pet version. It’s simply too easy for a product to be mislabeled.
Most importantly – make sure you review test results for the exact batch of product you’re buying ! Some companies simply run these tests one time, and not for each and every batch, as Cannanine does.
Testing for toxins is incredibly important for hemp based products due to its unique ability to pull out toxins from the earth. Hemp is so well known for this characteristic that is was once used by farmers near Chernobyl following the 1986 nuclear disaster.
The most potent and cost effective method. Cannanine hemp oil is great for dogs experiencing ongoing issues with mobility, a sense of calm and allergies.
So, can marijuana intake kill your dog? Technically, yes it can. But not from marijuana, from falling into a coma and choking on their vomit. Also, keep in mind that the effects of marijuana will likely be more intense and last much longer for dogs; they have a lot more cannabinoid receptors in their brain than humans.
–Wobbly, uncoordinated movements
–Barking, howling, whining
–Dilated pupils or unusual eye movements
–Shock or Collapse
–Hyperactivity or agitation
–Rapid heart rate
Could an edible kill my dog?
If you know for a fact that your pup has consumed marijuana, there are a few options to reduce the effects on your dog. Your vet can induce vomiting, pump a dog’s stomach, or give the dog activated charcoal, which will help remove cannabis from their system.
If your dog ate an edible infused with THC, it’ll take roughly 30 minutes to an hour for the weed to take effect.* Physically, you might notice dilated pupils, a slower heart rate, and difficulty walking, if they can walk at all.
Most of the time, these symptoms won’t last long, but they can be agonizing for your pet. Keep them hydrated with lots of water.
Q: What are the most common signs reported in pets after the ingestion of CBD products?
A: Most cases need no treatment, aside from symptomatic care for gastrointestinal upset if it occurs. If it’s a large dose, where the THC content might be a factor, mild sedation, urinary incontinence, hyperesthesia, and ataxia could develop, and the pet should be confined to prevent injury from misadventure. If you see significant signs that look like THC toxicity, treat the pet in front of you and provide IV fluid support, anti-nausea medication, and good nursing care as needed.
A: Products sold as “soft chews” can have an osmotic effect when large amounts of chews are ingested and pull fluid from the body into the gastrointestinal tract. In mild cases, this can lead to diarrhea and dehydration. In severe cases, hypernatremia, hyperglycemia, hyperkalemia, azotemia, and acidosis can occur. Aggressive fluid therapy, while monitoring hydration status and electrolytes in these pets, is critical.
Q: How do I treat these cases?
Q: Is there anything special I need to know about pet hemp treat overdoses?