Is CBD safe for dogs and has there been any successful trials? Here is the breakdown:
Cannabidiol is one of the many active compounds found in the Cannabis sativa plant, which has shown great results for controlling pain, anxiety, and seizures in humans, but is it safe for humans’ best friend?
Cannabidiol (CBD) has many of the same benefits as Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but it does not get you “high” like THC will. Which means if a dog takes CBD it will not feel as if it is “stoned.”
Have there been any formal studies?
The official answer is no.
There has been some research into dogs taking CBD and it is noted that they react less to low level pain stimuli, such as arthritis.
According to Mark Verdino, MD, senior vice president and chief of veterinary staff at North Shore Animal League America:
“Does it actually help with pain, or does it just make them not care? We don’t know, but they seem to be less reactive to low level pain stimuli, for example arthritis and things like that, when they take the product and certain anxieties, they seem less reactive to certain things.”