CBD for Pets Becoming Popular as FDA Considers Regulations

CBD is becoming popular among pet owners as the benefits for humans are benefits for pets too, after all, pets also have an endocannabinoid system in their bodies.

CBD for pets grows in popularity as FDA weighs regulations – VTDigger

As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is gathering comments from the public about a proposed rule governing products that contain cannabis compounds, many people are sharing not just their own personal experiences with CBD, but their pets’.

Included in the nearly 5,000 comments posted so far are dozens of stories about how CBD has helped pets overcome seizures, anxiety, and arthritis pain — the same ailments some human users seek it out for.

“I use CBD (no/low THC) for my dog with cancer, and cats who have high anxiety (used to be feral),” said Bonnie Altman, whose comment was posted July 3. “I am very thankful that I am able to at least do that and hope I can continue. I don’t use it for myself because I don’t have the medical need.”

“I gave my dog CBD oil in the last year of his life,” wrote Sharon Sloan in a comment posted July 19. “He was able to walk again, smile again, eat again, and stay awake. I believe it took his pain away.”

The FDA is still working to come up with rules for marketing products derived with cannabis, which is not officially permitted to be included in dietary supplements or food. But human CBD users are way ahead of the process. They’re purchasing the compound in foods and personal products in the states where it’s legal in the hopes of treating chronic pain, anxiety, obesity, and an array of other ailments.

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