CBD Oil For Pets
CBD has experienced a lot of success with humans. It’s only natural that pet owners would want to know if the same cannabinoid would ideal for a man’s best friend.
Can pets use CBD in the UK?
The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) website states “As there are currently no CBD products authorised in the UK for veterinary use, a veterinary surgeon may prescribe a legally obtained human CBD product under the provisions of the prescribing cascade. Administration of an unauthorised product containing CBD without a veterinary prescription is an offence under Regulation 8 of the VMR. Companies supplying CBD products for human use in line with the requirements of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency must not indicate or recommend their products for use on animals.”
There has been no indication that CBD is toxic to dogs or cats, but there is currently a shortage of information surrounding the right dose and how CBD mixes with additional medications.
Is CBD toxic for pets?
In America (US), there are many pet CBD brands aimed explicitly at dogs and cats, in the US You can give your pet CBD oil which is marketed for humans.
According to Dr Kramer from the American kennel club, CBD is also used because of its anti-inflammatory properties, cardiac benefits, anti-nausea effects, appetite stimulation, anti-anxiety impact, and for possible anti-cancer benefits. However, there’s no conclusive data on this use.
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Buying CBD for Pets UK
If you and your veterinarian decide that you should try CBD as a treatment for your dog, there are a few things to keep in mind when purchasing CBD oil. Not all oils are the same; you’ll want high-quality CBD oil to have a better chance of it working.
Don’t always shop based on price. Higher quality and purity are usually associated with a higher cost. A cheaper option could contain toxic substances such as pesticides, herbicides, or heavy metals.
Make sure your CBD oil is free of additives. Get the lab analysis. The manufacturer should provide a certificate that certifies the amount of CBD that is in the product. Many CBD products contain only small amounts of CBD. You’ll also want to make sure there is little or no THC in the product.
Flavoured CBD oil like our CBD salmon drops is perfect for adding your dogs/cats’ favourite treat. It contains zero THC, so it is optimal for animals.
How could CBD help your pet?
Like humans, cats and dogs have an endocannabinoid system that can benefit from CBD products. A daily intake of CBD could relieve symptoms, ranging from anxiety and stress to chronic inflammation and joint pain.
We are not and do not pretend to be vets, and we are not qualified to offer advice on giving animals CBD. If you are seriously considering trying CBD oil with your pet, you will need to talk to a vet first. Legally, only your vet can prescribe a legal human CBD product for your pet.
CBD Hemp Oil for Dogs, Cats & Pets
You may find CBD oil for pets advertised for sale on websites like “Amazon”, which are misleading with titles like “Hemp Oil for Dogs, Cats & Pets | High Strength 15,000mg” these products will normally be cheap but contain hemp oil only. Hemp oil is good for pets as it is rich in omega 3 & 6.