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CBD Oil For Golden Retrievers: Everything You Need To Know

CBD Oil For Golden Retrievers: Everything You Need To Know
CBD Oil Golden Retrievers

The cannabis industry made a boom in the US and Canada in recent years. We have seen the emergence of various companies that advertise their cannabis plant based products as highly beneficial to human and animal health. In this article, we will focus on the benefits and potential risks of using CBD oil in Golden Retrievers.

What is CBD Oil?

CBD oil can be derived from two sources, hemp plant or marijuana plant. These are very similar plants, but the main difference is in the levels of CBD and THC compounds in each plant. Most of the CBD oil today is derived from the hemp plant since it contains high levels of CBD and very low levels of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

THC is a psychoactive compound that causes a “high” effect in humans. It’s found in higher concentrations in marijuana.

On the other hand, Hemp has very low levels of THC and is legal to use since 2018.

CBD Oil & Golden Retrievers: What Health Problems Can It Treat?

While there is no clear scientific evidence that can confirm CBD oil is beneficial to Golden Retrievers, many owners claim it immensely helped their dogs.

Anecdotal evidence from Golden Retriever owners suggests that CBD oil can improve the overall health of your dog. They claim CBD oil can treat pain and control seizures in Golden Retrievers.

Below is the list of all health conditions CBD oil is said to treat.

  • Inflammation
  • Epilepsy
  • Pain management
  • Overal and separation anxiety
  • Seizures
  • Obesity
  • Cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Chronic neurodegenerative diseases
  • Lack of appetite

CBD oil can be useful for Golden Retrievers that have cancer as it will greatly reduce the pain they feel. Also, it will improve the dog’s appetite. This is crucial for dogs going through cancer treatment as it will help them maintain their weight mass and add to longevity during the treatment.

Potential Side Effects Of CBD Oil In Golden Retrievers

It is important to notice that the FDA has not yet approved CBD and has not issued an official dosing chart. The safety and risks of CBD oil usage have not yet been researched to reach a conclusion. Therefore, the actual dosage limit that would be toxic to your Golden Retriever is not known. Please, always consult your veterinarian before giving CBD oil to your dog. The professional must determine the right dosage before giving the medicine to your Golden Retriever.

There are few known side effects of CBD oil usage:

  • Lethargy
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Dry Mouth
  • Drug Metabolism Inhibition with high doses of CBD

Things To Know Before Buying CBD Products 

If you already decided on buying and giving CBD oil to your Golden Retriever, you need to follow these guidelines to keep your dog safe.

  • Buy CBD products made in the US or Canada
  • Closely examine Certificate of Analysis and all the ingredients in the product
  • Buy organic products that don’t contain pesticides
  • Always buy tested, 100% safe, and high-quality products
  • Buy CBD as a liquid, as this way you can adjust dose drop by drop.


As we mentioned before, there is still no conclusive evidence that proves CBD oil’s effects on Golden Retrievers’ health. On the other hand, we have countless testimonies from dog owners that suggest CBD oil is highly beneficial to a dog’s health. In the end, this is a personal decision of the dog owner. We all love our Goldens, and as an owner, I would try anything that can help my dog, or at least ease his pain.