What cannabis products are not safe for dogs?
While CBD is considered safe for dogs by animal healthcare experts, some other cannabis compounds should not be consumed (in above-trace amounts) by pets.
Chief among these undesirable compounds is THC, the cannabis compound responsible for causing intoxication and other psychoactive effects.
Cannabis products tend to contain lots of THC when they’re made from a type of cannabis plant called marijuana. Marijuana farmers breed plants to produce strains with high THC levels designed to cause an intense high.
THC can cause dogs to become confused, scared, and to lose their coordination. In more serious cases, THC has been known to cause organ damage, respiratory issues, and even death.
To ensure that a cannabis product doesn’t contain dangerous amounts of THC, CBD oils and treats for dogs should always be made from hemp plants. Unlike marijuana, hemp naturally contains very low amounts of THC (usually under 0.3%).