The Safety And Effectiveness Of CBD For Pets Is Up To Debate. But What Does Research Say?
CBD’s popularity has increased in leaps and bounds, with people using it for various conditions. Seeing its wonders in humans, more and more people are wondering if it would be an effective treatment for pets too. Vets are usually not comfortable talking about or recommending CBD due to the legal ramifications. A recent survey of 2,131 vets in the U.S. found that 63% of them were asked about CBD oil for pets at least once a month, but vets were unable to provide proper advice due to the laws around this issue. Studies have found that dogs and cats absorb and eliminate CBD differently and do see some minor side effects of CBD consumption. However, we do need more data to understand the efficacy and safety of CBD for pets.
Some clinical trials and studies have found enough positive signs to warrant digging further into this. A small clinical trial found that CBD could potentially be used as an epilepsy treatment in dogs. It looks like the method of administration could also impact efficacy with oral consumption of CBD oil being more effective than a gel capsule or cream. Another small study administered CBD oil to dogs suffering from osteoarthritis. The study found that the most effective dose was 2 mg per kg of body weight, and 80% of dogs showed improvements in movement and a reduction in pain. The bottom line is that there is no denying research is scarce and we are still taking baby steps in this field. To understand more about the long-term effects of CBD on pets, side effects, health benefits, and proper dosage, we need a lot of research into this.
If you do decide to administer CBD to your pet, it’s essential that you consult a veterinarian first — it’s even better if you can get a second opinion. Don’t fall for advertising, look at the existing evidence.
Select CBD products that have some sort of third-party certification of authenticity and avoid products that have pesticides and heavy metals and ensure the quality is verifiable.
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