What to Look for When Buying CBD Products for Pets

by Robert Johnson Blogs on Latest News

It’s hard for a pet owner to have not heard some of the discussions around CBD products for pets. It is currently one of the biggest health trends in the natural pet wellness industry. CBD dog treats and oils are lining shelves at pet stores around the country. Reviews of CBD products are all over the internet. But are these products safe? Is there truth to the claims made by CBD pet product manufacturers?

There were several studies done to prove the effectiveness of CBD in managing symptoms associated with a wide range of illnesses like cancer, arthritis, and seizures. These products were also found to help manage stress in senior pets, especially those suffering from cognitive dysfunction. These studies have not reported any significant side effects, and neither have many of the pet owners who have used CBD products in the past. But vets prescribe caution, especially for pets on medication for other illnesses. The quality of the product is also very important because many of these products are so new they are still unregulated by the FDA. Here are some of the other things to look for when considering getting CBD oil for dogs and other animals. 

1. Do Not Skimp on Cost

The purity of the CBD is a major factor that determines the effectiveness of the product. Many cheap CBD dog treats do not contain the amount of CBD the label claims the product has. This was reported in 2017 study in JAMA where only 24 of the 84 tested samples of products purchased online contained the promised amount of CBD. 

These products are likely to include fillers and even contaminants such as pesticides and heavy metals. When buying CBD for pets, make sure the product does not have additives that could be toxic to pets.

2. Buy Products that Come with a COA

A Certificate of Analysis (COA) issued by an independent lab that confirms the veracity of the manufacturer’s claims. This includes claims that the CBD product does not have THC levels of more than 0.3%. Products with levels higher are illegal in parts of the United States and may not be safe for your pet.  Look for companies that support research and are willing to display lab tests on their website.

3. Check Where the Product is Manufactured

Suppliers who claim to manufacture their own CBD at GMP certified and FDA registered facilities are likely to be more reliable. This label ensures little or no contamination, so the CBD derived is purer.

4. Do Your Research

Like with all wellness medications, CBD products come with their side effects. Because of this concern, it is important to always read labels carefully and consult with your vet before administering any new products. Some of the possible side effects could include drowsiness and dry mouth. After getting a vet’s approval, start with small amounts and observe very carefully for possible effects.

CBD products for pets are a growing market that could have the potential to help many four-legged friends. Since the products are so new and sometimes unregulated, it is important to understand each product before purchases it and take the necessary precautions when using it. 

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