CBD oil safe for your pets

CBD oil is the talk of the town. But the biggest question is this: are they safe for pets? When it comes to an ingredient that has so many terms and conditions attached to it from both the FDA and DEA, pet parents are right in their concern. But fear not, because we are here to assure you.

What’s the stance by the FDA?

 The official statement on the FDA website states that:

  1. The FDA has banned the introduction of THC or CBD into interstate commerce of any food (including animal food or feed). The exception to this is CBD oil that has been FDA approved (which, so far, has only been approved in one drug for children) or any part of the hemp-plant that does not contain THC or CBD.
  2. The FDA is fully aware of animal food and products containing CBD and other cannabis products. It stresses that none of these are FDA approved, therefore being unable to ensure the safety standard for them. That being said, they also add that “FDA has not directly received any reports of adverse events associated with animals given cannabis products”

But what’s the truth?

The truth is that there is not enough quantifiable content to draw any clear conclusions. Researchers like Stephanie McGrath, veterinarian and assistant professor of neurology at Colorado State University, have been attempting to find clinical data. The data vastly differs depending on the species of the animal, as well as any pre-existing conditions. Moreover, with no ability to verbally convey the side effects, the trials are more complicated than human ones.

However, the conclusion from the limited data drawn is that well-sourced, high quality, pure CBD oil has no adverse on the average pet if used properly.

So what can I do for my pet with CBD oil?

 There is no denying that many pet parents prefer taking the road towards organic medication for their beloved animal friends. This is more from hearing success stories of CBD oil helping pets with pain, anxiety, seizures, and any other ailments that hemp-based products are known to aid with.

The conclusion to be drawn is similar to the one drawn for human use of CBD oil. That even without conclusive research in the extensive list of side effects, it is evident that there are benefits with careful and regulated use. Just take the same care for your pets that you would yourself – no compromise on high quality CBD oil. Check out our shop at Seabedee to browse through high-quality and safety-tested CBD oil and tinctures.