Can hemp hurt dogs?


The answer to this depends on many things but dogs should not react negatively to high-quality hemp-based foods unless they are allergic to them. Dogs should not be susceptible to hemp overdose if we’re considering the typical understanding of an overdose. But high doses of hemp and various CBD products can result in adverse side effects. Thankfully, in most cases, your dog is eventually going to sleep off these effects and be alright. That’s because hemp and CBD do not react with critical mental receptors or cause respiratory depression. We’re a producer of various hemp-based food products and we know that if pet owners followed recommended dosages, there shouldn’t be any problems. You can take it from us that following dosage guidelines will free you of any guilt related to hurting your dogs. You may discover that it has nutritional benefits that will improve your pup’s health.

Is hemp safe for dogs?

Hemp is extracted from the seeds of the cannabis plant and this part has less than 1% of THC in them. THC is the compound in cannabis products that concerns pet owners because no one wants to get their dogs high. The consumption of hemp has also been popularly researched and studied because more and more people are turning to it for nutritional benefits. That means there are several sources which can confirm that large doses of CBD or hemp can give humans and dogs an upset stomach, extreme drowsiness and, in theworst-case scenario, diarrhoea. This would require that they ingest extremely large doses of over 30mg per kg of body weight. Based on current studies, dog owners who are active believers and the pups that respond positively to it, hemp is safe for dogs. Overdoses or harmful side effects rarely occur in practice because pet parents should take the care to stick to the general guideline and recommended dosage.

Can you give your dog too much CBD/hemp?

We’ve already discussed that it is possible in the paragraph above. In most cases, an excess of the CBD/hemp-based product will result in sleepiness and requires that your pup sleeps it over. Regardless of that and other symptoms, hemp has a good safety profile and is unlikely to cause serious effects even in large doses. However, it is natural for you to be concerned about it and even paranoid for the most pet-obsessed parent. Our natural hemp dog food productsare perfectly portioned with safe amounts that limit the chance of overdose. Not just that, we’ll give you all the information you need to give your dog all the goodness they need without putting them at risk.

When to go to the Vet for a Dog CBD Overdose

If you recognize any of the above-mentioned symptoms, it is advisable to call the veterinarian and consult. Some dogs are more prone to these side effects and as soon as you suspect that lethargy is affecting their daily activities then you will need to make more serious considerations. You can give us a call and we can discuss dosage modifications or alternative guidance for the use of our products. We’re here to help you find the right hemp dosage, but we also know it takes time, patience and experience with our packaged products.

Benefits of hemp for dogs

1. Immune system boost

Hemp products have health properties that are backed by the perfect balance of essential fatty acids. The omega-3 and -6 fatty acids are the key compounds in hemp that help humans and dogs regulate the inflammatory response and so much more. Dogsdon’t naturally produce these fatty acids and they could greatly benefit from the introduction of them. The enhanced inflammatoryresponse helps to better respond to injuries, infections, allergies, and other ailments. Hemp-based products can, therefore, help with the dog’s inflammatory response pathways, support reducedjoint discomfort, and help keep your dog active.

2. Healthier skin and shinier coats

The fatty acids we’ve touched on already (omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids) are also helpful to improve the skin and coat quality of your pup. Hemp is already a popular ingredient for the mainstream cosmetic products we use as human consumers. You can understand why they can offer the same benefits for your pups. Hemp is directly related to improved coat quality, or even as a response to common skin problems like those related to insect bites or otherwise.

You can help to ensure your dog’s health if you simply rely on the tried and tested foods, we have here at Whooch. We’repassionate about the product and we wouldn’t be in the business of dog food if we weren’t producing the good stuff. We believe that the food humans eat, is exactly what our beloved pups should be too. And that’s what defines our hemp-based product range.