01 Feb CBD for Canines
The endocannabinoid system exists in all mammals, including dogs. Dogs have cannabinoid receptors throughout the body. One of the most effective methods of administering CBD is by way of tinctures, putting a few drops of CBD oil into the dog’s mouth directly. If you find this method difficult, the tincture can be added to food or treats. During a Cornell study, the team discovered that CBD was more easily and fully absorbed with a lipid carrier (oil base).
While there are no definitive serving guidelines, it is recommended that you start with start with a small serving and gradually increase every 5 days, until you reach the desired effect. If any negative effects such as disorientation, excitement or sedation is observed, the serving is too high. It may take two hours or more before any effects are seen at all. Only CBD oil with a THC level that is under .03 percent should be used.
If you choose to administer edibles to your dog rather than a tincture, please use caution. Edibles may contain ingredients which may be toxic to dogs, such as chocolate and xylitol.