Project Description

If you have any reason to suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please contact your veterinarian or one of the other resources listed:
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435
• Pet Poison Helpline® 24-hour animal poison control service at (855) 764-7661

CBD oil

Cannibidiol, which comes from the hemp plant has become increasingly popular. There are reports that it can treat pain, anxiety, inflammation, and even cancer in humans. However, it is also being advertised for pets. It is important to realize that their is no scientific data on the use or dosage for CBD in pets. These products are also not regulated so there is no way of ensuring the efficacy for various purposes.

Signs and symptoms of toxicity: lethargy, ataxia, urinary incontinence, vomiting, hypersensitivity

Toxic consumption: There is no established threshold for toxicity. Mild cases may be managed at home, however more severe cases should be handled by a veterinarian.


– CBD, Hemp Pet Treat Dangers & Overdose Treatments. ASPCApro. [updated 1/19. accessed 8/21/19.]

– Are There Safety Concerns About CBD Products and My Pets? ASPCA. [updated 6/19. accessed 8/21/19.]

– McMahan, Dana. What you need to know about CBD oil and your pets. NBCnews. [updated 2/19. accessed 8/21/19.]

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