Questions [and Answers] Veterinarians Get About CBD Pet Products |
With the increasing amount of research being conducted on cannabidiol (CBD) and its effect on the human body, many have considered the effects of cannabis on other animals, such as pets. Most vertebrates have an endocannabinoid system, the system in which cannabinoids such as CBD interact. This similarity between humans and other animals has peaked the interest of both pet owners and the scientific community.
From this interest has sparked a new demand: CBD for pets.
As a veterinarian, you may have noticed an influx of CBD dog treats and other CBD pet products entering the market. This may have prompted some questions of your own, including how to sell CBD in your industry.
While they have not taken an official stance on the use of cannabis for pets, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) states, “Veterinarians making treatment decisions must use sound clinical judgment and current medical information, and must be in compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations” (source).