Veterinarians’ views on pets being treated with CBD vary widely, with some citing the lack of scholarly literature on it specifically in relation to pets. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates pet food in the US, decidedly does not approve of CBD. “With regard to its use in food, FDA's position is that CBD … is an unapproved drug, hence any food (including animal feed or pet food) containing it would be actionable as an adulterated product,” wrote David A. Dzanis, DVM, PhD, DACVN, in a recent Petfood Insights column.
With that said, cannabis remains a Schedule I drug in the US, and that is why veterinarians are hesitant to prescribe any cannabis-based medicine. It will take at least half a decade to see any promising scientific advancement regarding medicinal cannabinoid use for pets. Until then, people will continue to rely on the testimonials of dog owners who have tried these products.
Most people when they hear hemp, automatically associate it with Marijuana. While both Marijuana and hemp originate from the same Cannabis Sativa L. plant, they vary greatly in their genetic makeup, usage, and cultivation. Marijuana is formulated to have large concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that leads to a psychoactive “high effect”. On the other hand, hemp’s levels of THC is minuscule and does not have any mind-altering effects on the body.
True Leaf is a Canadian based company that has really taken advantage of the recent interest in hemp based remedies to grow from small business to major player. The company currently has its wares in more than 1500 stores across the United States, Canada, and New Zealand, and interestingly doesn’t use CBD in any of their products; instead, they make use of other parts of the hemp plant.
If you’re in the market for CBD dog treats, we recommend Honest Paws. Honest Paws uses 100% pure hemp oil for dogs excels in calming a stressed, anxious pooch. Does your dog have trouble sleeping? This CBD hemp oil dog treat acts as sleep aid as well! Lastly, you don’t have to worry about all the icky stuff that comes in a lot of other dog treat brands. Honest Paws CBD dog treats is all-natural, Organic, Non-GMO, Soy-free, and lab approved!
These gluten-free treats, made with chicken soup, will satisfy the pickiest of eaters with their umami taste. I have a picky dog that routinely turns down treats from strangers if they don’t smell good enough—no Milk-Bones accepted—so I’m constantly looking for the smelliest, most pungent treats to give her. Unfortunately, premium juicy meat treats tend to leave stains in my pockets. But you get the best of both worlds with these biscuits: savory taste with yuck-free packaging.