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We believe your pet should have access to the purest, most effective supplements designed to support their wellness. It is with this mantra our founder, veterinarian Dr. Tim Shu combined his veterinary expertise with his medical cannabis and hemp knowledge to craft full-spectrum CBD products to help your pet live their best life.

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Despite these obstacles, many vets have seen first-hand the benefits of CBD in their practice. This is what they say.

Encouraging interest and educating the public is necessary to help people understand the benefits of cannabis. We have seen many people, in various fields, go from being highly against cannabis to a type of sponsor encouraging its use.

Mostly positive experiences

For those who are interested in utilizing CBD for their pet, remember the following:

Paul Rowan, DVM of The Center of Animal Healing, claims CBD oil has been useful in helping his patients reduce seizure activity. CBD oil has also significantly reduced cancer and tumor growth.

When pet owners ask her about cannabis treatment, Dr. Trina Hazzah, a veterinary oncologist at an animal hospital in Los Angeles, says, “What’s the worst that can happen — they stare at the wall for a while if they get too much? But, what’s the worst that my chemo can do? Much worse than that. And you can use cannabis to help balance the side effects of chemotherapy and other western treatment.”

In the terrain of veterinary medicine, the situation hasn’t really changed. There are not yet CBD products approved for use in animals, therefore veterinarians (under federal law in the U.S.) are not at liberty to legally administer, recommend or prescribe CBD for pets.

The answer is… there is no definitive answer. Currently, CBD has been reported heavily via anecdotal evidence given by pet owners to assist in pain & arthritis relief. However, it’s important to note that due to the evolving, growing nature of this sector, there are going to be diverse opinions. Thus far, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) believes that research of CBD as a treatment for animals is still very limited. On the other hand, it can’t be denied that there are success stories – both within scientific and anecdotal evidence.

Dr. Wallace Graham of VCA Oso Creek Animal Hospital has made clear:

So why don’t some vets recommend CBD?

Given this, CBD for animals looks different depending on the state and even on a clinic basis. In fact, recently in California, on September 27, 2018, lawmakers passed legislation that makes it legal for licensed vets to discuss cannabis products with their patients. While this doesn’t go the lengths of allowing a prescription, it’s still forward momentum. So far California is the only state to pass this kind of bill but the veterinary boards in Colorado and Oregon allow vets to also discuss cannabis with their patients.

Some of the most interesting stats to come out of this survey based on first-hand observations or owner reports of:

Acute pain, with 23% assessing it was very helpful and 60% as somewhat helpful.

This doesn’t mean you can’t purchase CBD for your dog on your own will, on the contrary – you can legally purchase hemp-derived CBD products for dogs, as long as you’re 21 or older. But in most cases, you might not have the liberty to go through a vet for final approval.