The cannabinoid is plant-based and studies have shown that CBD may have a variety of positive effects on animals including managing pain, controlling seizures, or acting as an anti-inflammatory. However, scientific research is ongoing. CBD products can support pain relief and anti-anxiety for pets.
It is important to know that CBD products with little to no THC in them are safe for your pet, but products developed for humans should never be given to your pet. It’s estimated that dogs, for instance, have a 4-6x higher THC sensitivity than humans.
According to the Anti-cruelty Society, CBD found in cannabis pet supplements is usually sourced from hemp. Hemp is a variety of cannabis that naturally contains deficient concentrations of THC, the primary psychoactive compound found in marijuana. So, CBD is non-psychoactive, has no toxicity level, and appears safe to be used on pets.
If you’re a pet owner & considering using CBD for your pet, make sure to choose a product that is of high quality and meets or exceeds the standards for the acceptable level of THC (less than .3%).