CBD is generally considered safe for dogs and cats, though there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you should always speak with your veterinarian before giving anything new to your pet, even a natural supplement like CBD. It’s also possible that your pet may experience minor side effects, especially during the adjustment period, such as sedation or an upset stomach.
If you’re considering giving CBD to your pet, make sure you check out the ingredient list or only purchase CBD products designed for animals. Many CBD products intended for human consumption contain other ingredients aside from CBD, such as sweeteners, flavors, and carrier oils, and sometimes these ingredients are unsafe for dogs or cats.
For example, xylitol is a common sweetener found in some CBD products that is highly toxic to dogs. Chocolate is another example of a common ingredient that’s safe for people but extremely toxic for dogs and cats.