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The AKC’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Jerry Klein, explains what CBD oil is, what it does for dogs, and its safety concerns and potential side effects.

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is sponsoring a study through the Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to evaluate the use of CBD in treatment-resistant epileptic dogs. The CHF hopes that this will be the first study to gain scientific data on the use of CBD in dogs with this condition.

What Is CBD Oil?

The safety and risks of using CBD for dogs have not yet been researched. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved CBD and has not issued a dosing chart. Therefore, we do not know what size dosage would be toxic. Any medication or supplement carries the risk of a reaction. It is always advisable, when giving your dog something new, to start out with small amounts and then closely monitor the effects. And always check with your veterinarian first.

Why are we hearing so much about CBD oil now? Dr. Klein points to the legalization of marijuana in many places, which has triggered interest in potential health benefits of marijuana-related products. “We are likely to see continued interest in CBD and an increase in research about its uses and efficacy in the coming years,” he says.

While there’s no scientific data on the side effects of CBD usage for dogs, there are potential side effects based on how CBD affects humans. To minimize any potential side effects, make sure you are following the proper dosage.

For further clarification, hemp and marijuana both come from the cannabis plant but contain different THC levels. Marijuana can contain as much as 30% THC, while the hemp plant has a max of only 0.3% THC. So, while marijuana-derived CBD oil is still illegal in most states, hemp-derived oil is legal in all 50 U.S. states.

HolistaPet is a well-known manufacturer of CBD products for dogs, cats, and horses, and they’re among the most affordable for the level of quality and safety you get. Their products contain only organic vegan ingredients and are cruelty-free, non-GMO, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

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Green Roads is among the most reputable U.S. manufacturers of CBD oil for humans, and they’ve branched out to offer high-quality pet CBD oils at an attractive price point. Unfortunately (at least for now), they don’t carry treats or other CBD pet products. There are also limited product reviews since the pet oils are so new to the market.

Since CBD oil for pets isn’t yet regulated, there are some vital factors to consider when searching for the most effective and safe products. 1

Isolate – CBD products made with isolated CBD and no other cannabinoids from hemp.