There’s a split in the CBD community over how much THC to put in hemp extracts. Although the 2018 US Farm Bill allows manufacturers to include ≤ 0.3 percent delta-9 THC, some customers prefer zero THC in their CBD oils. To cater to different consumer preferences, most CBD brands now offer some products with a bit of THC (aka “full-spectrum CBD”) or zero THC concentration (either broad-spectrum CBD or CBD isolate).
While a little THC in human-grade CBD oils is generally safe for healthy adults, there are serious questions over whether CBD pet treats should have any THC. Does delta-9 have more harmful effects on dogs than humans? Should pet owners even consider using full-spectrum CBD oil?
Most studies suggest that dogs are more sensitive to cannabinoids than humans. Even a tiny amount of delta-9 THC could trigger severe side effects in a dog, including seizures, vomiting, and even death. For this reason, dog owners should always inspect the THC concentration in their CBD pet treats. Until we have evidence to the contrary, pet owners must treat THC as a toxin for their dogs.
Please note: This doesn’t mean that CBD triggers severe adverse reactions for dogs. While some breeds may experience side effects like diarrhea or lethargy, there’s no evidence that high-quality CBD extract will put a healthy dog in a life-threatening situation. CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid and doesn’t bind to CB1 receptors like THC.
Please speak with your vet before feeding CBD…
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