With the loosening of cannabis laws in the United States, pet owners might wonder whether products that help humans can also work for dogs and cats. Research suggests they might. More and more veterinarians are using products containing CBD to reduce pain, anxiety, gastrointestinal issues and seizures in dogs and cats.
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How to choose a CBD or hemp product for your pet
You should ask your veterinarian for help choosing a product. However, in some states, vets can get in trouble for recommending products. They will let you know if that’s the case.
When selecting products, keep a few things in mind. Because CBD products for pets are sold as over-the-counter supplements, they are not approved or regulated by a federal agency. That means quality can vary. In fact, one study showed that more than half of CBD products were not labeled correctly. Most contained more CBD than listed on the package.
Try to choose products that print lab test results on the packaging. That way you know that the product has been tested and verified. (Third-party lab results are especially helpful, because they show that an outside lab has verified the product.)
Always follow the instructions on the label, including dosage and frequency.