If you have a pet that suffers from anxiety, pain, or any other such issues, you might be tempted to treat their symptoms using cannabis. Now, it is not uncommon for people to use CBD to help their dogs and cats, particularly in old age. CBD is well known for being a potential alleviator of pain and inflammation, it can help spur on appetite in pets, help them sleep better, feel less stressed, and more. However, we then also have people ask whether it is OK to give their pets Delta-8 or Delta-8 THC. After all, if THC has benefits for human beings, such as pain relief, possible relief of anxious thoughts, and as a sleep aid, then it can do the same for pets, right? Well, it might surprise you to find out that Delta-8 THC is not safe for pets. Let's take a closer look at Delta-8 THC and what might happen if you give it to your pet.
- CBD is fine for pets and may have benefits
- Delta-8 THC is not safe for dogs.
- Delta-8 THC in quantities over 3 grams per KG of body weight may cause an overdose in dogs.
- Symptoms can include (but are not limited to): vomiting, dizziness, loss of coordination, diarrhea, shaking and trembling, seizures, a loss of bladder or bowel control, and general agitation.
- Call your vet if your dog has severe symptoms.