CBD for Pets
Not all CBD products are created equally and we strongly suggest that you learn about the company you are considering purchasing product from before you spend your hard earned money.
Important questions to consider:
Is the company a pet only company?
This is important because many well know human supplement companies seem to have simply slapped a pet label on their human product with little or no consideration of how to dose that product in pets. In short, it seems that a lot of companies just want to make money off of your pet and don’t necessarily have your pet’s best interest at heart. Additionally, when you have questions, you may not be able to talk to a veterinarian that can discuss what the potential side effects are, what drugs can be given with certain supplements, etc. At Dr. Fossums Pet Care these questions are routinely answered by either Dr. Fossum herself or Dr. Brian Beale, our chief medical officer.
Frequently asked questions:
The medicinal properties of hemp have been known for thousands of years. While there is a paucity of clinical research on CBD and CBG in animals, there is a tremendous amount of anecdotal information about the benefits of using hemp extract in companion animals. Whenever you are considering giving a product to your pet you must weigh the risks with the benefits. From 2010 to 2019 there were 46 million doses of hemp extract given to animals, with only 11 minor adverse events. Thus, there appears to be very minimal risk with hemp extract, particularly considering the tremendous potential benefit.
CBD that comes from hemp plants that contain less than 0.3% THC is federally legal; however, some states such as Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota do not allow CBD products to be sold. State regulations regarding CBD are changing rapidly so check back in on a regular basis.
No, there is no detectable THC in our products. THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid that causes humans and animals to feel “high”.
There is some clinical evidence in dogs that suggests that giving hemp extract may alter the dose of some compounds. There are some drugs that should not be given with hemp extract so please see your veterinarian before starting your pet on hemp extract or changing current doses of other compounds. If using hemp extract in conjunction with other drugs, you may want to start at a lower than suggested dose of hemp extract initially to see how your pet reacts to it.