Is CBD Safe for My Dog (or Kitty)?

The short answer is an emphatic “Yes”.

Cannabis has been used therapeutically for centuries around the world. Prior to 1937, in the US, cannabis was among the top three prescribed remedies and widely used in Veterinarian medicine. There are tens of thousands of published studies on the therapeutic value of cannabinoids and the US government holds the patent on cannabinoids for their neuro-protective and anti-oxidant properties.

Even the DEA Law Judge Francis Young, in 1988 went on record stating “Cannabis is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.” Sadly, as a result of prohibition, we have lost more than 80 years of information.

The good news? The negative and highly stigmatized position about plant is changing.

That said, my caveat is that not all CBD products are created equally (or safely), nor are all products exactly how they are marketed. Knowing what you are purchasing for your dog is key to safety and success, and that’s where we come in.

TIP: Following our rigorous (and snobbish) product selection process, we recommend only a handful of brands, but can help you evaluate any product you are interested in purchasing.

 

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