Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I choose a cannabis product for my pet?
It’s important to look for products formulated specifically for animals, that come from a manufacturer with high quality-control standards and transparent production processes. Products made for humans are not intended for use on your pet and may contain inappropriate ratios of THC to CBD. Products using a broad spectrum of the plant’s natural compounds have greater therapeutic effects than those with single compounds. It is also important to source a product that has been verified by an independent third party for purity. Our LovePet brand is both broad spectrum and third-party verified.
If possible, seek guidance from a veterinarian, start with a low dose and monitor effects on your pet to make sure they are tolerating the product well.
- What are the best ways to administer cannabis products to my pet?
The most common methods of administration are in liquid oils/tinctures and through capsules, treats and topicals. These products let the dose act gradually, and carry less risk of intoxication.
Do not give your pet edibles made for humans. These products often have high levels of THC. It’s always best to stick with edible/treat products made specifically for pets, preferably those recommended by your veterinarian, to ensure quality and consistency.
Do not dose your pet through smoke, or a concentrate. Smoke is an irritant and doses in concentrates are difficult to control. Concentrate products could also contain dangerous residues from extraction.
Always consult your veterinarian for the best treatment approach for your pet.
- How much should I give my pet?
Typically, CBD doses are between 0.1-0.5mg/kg once or twice per day. Recent studies with dogs show that a dose of 2-2.5mg/kg twice per day is generally well-tolerated. Keep a dosing journal! It’s a great way to track how much you’re giving your pet, improvements in their health, and reactions. If you are considering dosing your pet with THC, veterinary oversight is critical to ensure the safety of the animal.
- How long will it take before I see an improvement in my pet’s health?
Immediate effects can usually be seen in 3-5 days, with more significant improvements seen in 10-14 days. The time it takes to see results varies from pet to pet, as each pet’s cannabinoid receptors react differently to the administration of CBD.
- Can CBD interact with other medications I’m giving to my pet?
Drug interactions are possible. Non-drug contraindications include: heart disease, liver disease, pregnancy and/or lactation, stud use, and use in immature animals. Consult with your veterinarian about potential contraindications specific to your pet.
- Are your products safe for pets with allergies?
Our products are made from high grade, pesticide free, non-GMO, medicinal CBD hemp; and all our therapeutic products are non-psychotropic. If you see any signs of an allergic reaction in your pet, discontinue use and consult your veterinarian.
- Will my pet get “high” from your products?
No. Our product line does not contain any THC, meaning it is non-psychotropic and will not get your pet “high”.
- Can I take your products myself?
Consult your physician before taking any products containing cannabinoids.
- Can I add your products to my pet’s food?
Yes! The LovePet drops are a great therapeutic addition to your pet’s meals, or added to a treat.
- Can I use the oil to bake or cook?
The carrier oil in our Pet Drops is unstable at high temperatures and can release toxins when it is heated. Do not use it in baking or cooking.
- Where can I learn more about the science of cannabis?
Visit our Science page to learn all about cannabinoids, and why and how they work.
- Is CBD legal as medicine for my pet?
No. Cannabis, including CBD from hemp, is not legal for animals. Veterinarians cannot provide medical recommendations for cannabis for pets, or provide cannabis products to their patients. Veterinarians can, however, discuss how medical cannabis might be beneficial for your pet’s specific conditions or needs.