All of our Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC are meant for human consumption only. Additionally, it’s only suitable for individuals 18 or 21 years or older, depending on the state’s laws. However, there might be some confusion about giving your pets THC since it’s hemp-derived. We have compiled a list of things to know about hemp-derived THC, and why it’s still not a good idea to give it to your pets
When you hear the words “hemp-derived”, CBD might come to mind. Although CBD also comes from hemp, it is a different cannabinoid from THC. While certain CBD can be safe for pets, there are currently no forms of THC that are safe for pets.
CBD For Pets
You can give your pets CBD that is specifically marked for animal consumption. You can find pet treats, CBD pet sprays, and more. You’ll know it’s for pets because it will be labeled accordingly. However, other products like CBD Tinctures or CBD Edibles should not be given to your pet
The way it works is your pet has what’s called an Endocannabinoid System (ECS) similar to humans. This is what helps regulate certain functions like pain receptors, hunger, fatigue, etc. However, CBD lightly binds the ECS, but products like Delta 8 THC bind the receptors a lot stronger. This can result in your pet getting some negative side effects from THC.
THC Side Effects in Pets
If your pet does come into contact with THC (Delta-8, Delta-9, Delta-10), it can have some negative side effects. This includes hyperactivity, drooling, and vomiting, and can affect their heart rate. If your pet for whatever reason consumed any form of THC you will need to call your veterinarian or call the Animal Poison Control Center.
Although Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC are less concentrated than Marijuana, it’s still psychoactive. In other words, it still has the ability to get you high regardless of the type of THC it is. Pets should not be using THC, only CBD that is labeled for pet consumption.
A lesser-known fact is that THC is poisonous for dogs according to the Pet Poison Helpline. When a dog gets into an edible or secondhand smoke it can cause it to experience some side effects. You don’t know what type of side effects it will have so it’s best to avoid exposure to your pets altogether
We encourage you to store your THC products in a hard-to-reach place and not to smoke any Delta-8 Flower or Vape Delta-8 around pets or minors.
Storing Your THC Products
In order to avoid your pet getting into your Delta-8 or Delta-10, we recommend storing your products securely. This can include purchasing glass jars or placing them in hard-to-reach places. It will not only prevent your pets from getting into them but also help maintain their freshness.
It’s recommended to use a tight lid jar in order to store your Delta-8 flower. This not only preserves its freshness but also prevents the degradation of the flower. It’s important to store it in a dark cover, that’s room temperature.
Tinctures & Edibles
Just like the flower, we recommend storing your Delta-8 Tinctures and Edibles at room temperature. Avoid sunlight in order to prevent the gummies from melting. Keep the lid tight in order to prevent the tincture from spilling or things like dust from getting into it.
Most THC vape products like cartridges and pods are made into a thick distillate. In order to prevent this from getting clogged, you will want to store it in the upright position and avoid extreme temperatures. If it gets too hot, it can leak out, but if it’s too cold it might not hit.
In conclusion, you will want to avoid giving your pets any type of THC products. Although Delta-8 and Delta-10 are hemp-derived, you don’t know what type of reaction your pet will have. It’s best to properly store your Delta-8 and Delta-10 where they can not be reached by pets or children. It will not only keep members of your household safe but also keep your products fresh.