Ultimate Guide to Cannabis Oil for Dogs and Cats

Cannabis oil is revolutionizing the world of petcare. This incredibly beneficial resource is derived from the cannabis plant and can supply the bodies of mammals with a host of natural compounds that support a healthy body and relieve normal mental distress. Consequently, more and more veterinary experts are recommending cannabis oil products to pet owners.

At Canna Companion, we take pride in manufacturing the most effective and affordable cannabis pet products in the industry. To help you determine whether our high-quality cannabis oil is the best choice for your pet, we’re going to discuss some of the positive effects that it can have on cats and dogs. But before we hop in, let’s take some time to learn more about different types of cannabis oil.

What Exactly Is Cannabis Oil?

Cannabis oil is essentially a liquid that is extracted from cannabis plants. It’s a form of cannabis concentrate with two primary variants: high-THC and high-CBD. Here’s a quick rundown of both types.

High-THC cannabis oil contains large amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is one of more than 113 cannabinoids (chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant that interact with receptors in the bodies of mammals to produce a multitude of effects) that we’ve discovered in the plant so far. THC is very widely known because of its psychoactive effects. In humans, this specific cannabinoid can cause powerful short-term feelings of euphoria, elation and relaxation.

Although products with high levels of THC can produce fantastic results for people, they aren’t ideal for pets. That’s because tetrahydrocannabinol can cause many adverse side effects in dogs and cats, including low blood pressure, increased anxiety, aggressive behavior, extreme lethargy and incontinence. High-THC products can also make it difficult for pets to walk straight. Put simply, when choosing cannabis oil for your product, it’s much safer to choose one that doesn’t contain large doses of THC.

High-CBD cannabis oil contains large supplies of cannabinol (CBD), another cannabinoid that affects the body. Unlike THC, CBD is unable to cause mammals to feel “high.” Researchers have been using preclinical trials to study this chemical compound for several years, and they’ve found that CBD has the potential to be very effective as a health product in the right quantities.  

Since high-CBD cannabis oil contains significantly lower amounts of THC, it’s much safer for dogs and cats to ingest. Regardless, high-CBD medical and recreational marijuana products can still contain too much CBD or THC for pets to safely consume and may cause them to accidentally overdose. That’s why it’s imperative to purchase cannabis oil that’s specifically designed for companion animals.

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Cannabis Oil for Pets

When given cannabis oil that contains an ideal dosage of THC and CBD, mammals can experience phenomenal benefits that support and maintain their quality of life. That’s because certain cannabinoids in cannabis oil interact with receptors in the bodies of animals to provide health benefits. Cannabis oil is particularly useful for animals nearing the later stages of life because it helps reduce normal age-related joint discomfort, allowing them to remain healthier and happier well into their final years.

Regrettably, there are a few key drawbacks to using some forms of cannabis oil. Once again, giving your cat or dog cannabis oil that isn’t created for them can result in overdoses. Life-threatening overdoses are incredibly rare, but many animals that ingest too much THC or CBD will struggle with walking and eating properly. Moreover, possession of cannabis oil that contains more than 0.3% THC is still illegal in many parts of the country, meaning that purchasing certain high-THC products for your pet could subject you to severe legal consequences.

Canna Companion’s Cannabis Oil

Canna Companion Whole Plant Hemp Oil is derived from a unique blend of mature stalks and seeds of low-THC Cannabis sativa strains, frequently referred to as hemp. Our cannabis oil for pets is designed to enhance the benefits of the cannabis plant while negating the “high-inducing” capacity of THC. All of our products are developed by licensed veterinarians, and these animal experts maintain strict quality control on our cannabis oil to ensure that your cat or dog receives a safe and effective dosage. Most importantly, all Canna Companion hemp products are completely legal to purchase and possess in any part of the United States.

Our cannabis oil products are ideal for:

  • Pets that require joint flexibility and mobility support from daily activities
  • Pets that suffer from temporary stress or situational anxieties
  • Supporting the immune system and neurological function

Order Cannabis Oil for Your Pet Today

Be sure to visit our online shop to see our full selection of hemp supplements for dogs and cats. We offer a variety of products to meet your pet’s specific needs, including Extra Strength formulations (with heightened CBD:THC ratios) for even more pronounced results and end of life comfort. Last but not least, be sure to call or message us today if you have any questions about our products or want to learn about how cannabis can help keep your pet in peak condition for many years to come.