All you need to know about CBD for Cats and Dogs

Our complete guide to treat your pets with CBD

With its many benefits that we’re not done discovering, many wonder if CBD would not also work on cats and dogs. But before you treat your pets with CBD, there are a couple of things you need to know ... here’s our complete guide!

What does CBD do to pets?

The effects of Cannabidiol on animals. 


The first question many people ask is whether CBD also works on animals. And the answer is quite simple: yes, because like humans, our furry friends have an endocannabinoid system, which interacts with Cannabidiol to produce effects! 

For more details on the endocannabinoid system, feel free to check out our article on the 4 main benefits of CBD and the effects of CBD on the brain!

On the other hand, it would seem that our favorite molecule does not act exactly the same way on them. It is therefore up to scientific research to provide us with more answers by carrying out more studies in the coming years... 

However, the first results are very encouraging and show that our best friends could gain a lot by using cannabis, too!

The Benefits of CBD on Cats and Dogs

When used correctly and in the right dosage, CBD products seem to improve the quality of life for dogs and cats, so much so that more and more veterinarians are recommending their use as complementary therapy. To give you an idea, here is a list of the main areas of action of Cannabidiol for animals! 

  • Pain and Mobility. In 2018, researchers at Cornell University conducted a study on the effects of CBD on osteoarthritis in dogs, with stunning results: over 80% of the dogs experienced significantly reduced pain and increased mobility! 
  • Sleep and Anxiety. In a 2016 study by U.S. veterinarians, more than half of those surveyed noted an improvement in anxiety and sleep symptoms in their pets. 
  • Aggressivity. Because we are immediately in a better mood when we are less stressed! This is what Italian researchers have discovered, when they administered CBD to shelter dogs, which the molecule helped to reduce their aggressive behavior!
  • Many diseases. In this same study conducted by American veterinarians, 77.6% of respondents who used CBD on their animals indicated that they used it to relieve the symptoms of a disease: osteoarthritis, but also epilepsy, or even cancer!
  • Especially since 62.4% felt that these CBD products were more effective than other treatments ... This deserves serious attention, right? 


    Our guide to treat pets with CBD

    What type of CBD should you use for an animal?

    If CBD seems to work well for our favorite hairballs, it does not mean that we can give them any product. No need to let Bailey pull on your vape ...

    For dogs and cats, the best product remains CBD oil: it is the easiest to administer, to dose, and above all, it is the fastest acting! 

    We therefore advise you to pour a few drops of oil directly into your pet's mouth, so that the molecule is directly absorbed by the oral mucosa. And if Tiger is acting up, don't hesitate to mix it with his food. 

    How to dose Cannabidiol for Cats and Dogs?

    If Cannabis is most often harmless, our small furry friends are however not safe from poisoning with too strong a dose. That's why it's important to dose the product we administer. 

    We hope you haven't forgotten our motto: start low, go slow. Well, it also applies to animals! If it’s possible for you, do not hesitate to ask your vet for advice, and especially, start with a weak dose: one generally advises between 0,2 and 0,5 mg of CBD per kilo. You can then increase very gradually, while carefully monitoring the reactions of your pet. If your pet starts vomiting, shaking, feeling disoriented or having digestive problems, something is wrong, and in this case, don't wait to consult a vet!


    Of course, the best thing to do is to turn to an oil specially designed for animals ... and that's good, because Cakespace is working on developing its own line! Don't hesitate to join us on Instagram to keep up, and for more fun and useful content about CBD! 

    Cake it easy, 

    Cakespace Team