“I can’t stress enough that the laws and some of the material is constantly changing,” Dr. Klein said. “It’s important for people to be aware of the concerns and even vets themselves to be aware of the current data. As long as they understand that what they’re giving is not scientifically proven, that it might not be of any benefit, that’s up to them if they want to go down that road.”
In short: “We don’t know,” said Dr. Klein. “The time frame hasn’t been there long enough. And no studies have been done. We do know there are some changes on blood pressure, dry mouth, but those are just preliminary studies.”
The FDA has only approved one CBD-based prescription medication for humans, which is used to treat rare forms of epilepsy. FDA spokesperson Lindsay Haake told NBC News BETTER that “the FDA has placed no restrictions on extralabel use of Epidiolex (cannabidiol) in animals. Veterinarians must follow the principles discussed in the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act (AMDUCA), as well as any state and federal regulations for the handling of the drug.”
The bottom line?
Final word from the vet? “If you’re doing it you’re doing it at your own risk at this time.”
“It’s at my dogs’ groomer,” American Kennel Club Chief Veterinary Officer Jerry Klein, DMV, told NBC News BETTER. “It’s on the counter by the cashier.” And as word of mouth spreads about the many purported powers of the substance, “people are grabbing it from the counter trying to treat anything from anxiety to arthritis to seizures,” he said.
If you’re tempted to join the CBD party, there are a few things any concerned pet parent should know, and some questions to ask.
“I don’t want to be the naysayer because I think there’s potential here for real possible benefits,” Dr. Klein said. “It may be a wonderful product in the future if it’s regulated and we have data.” As for now, he said, “I understand the frustration of owners but there is no accurate information.”
Despite how new the company is, Gold Bee has a lot of recommendations behind it already (Cleveland Scene, Riverfront Times, VentureBeat, CL Tampa, and CityBeat, for example).
You can order concentrates from manufacturers such as Finest Labs.
3. Linalool — sedative and stress-relieving effects
Dogs experience anxiety just like we do. The difference is that your dog can’t tell you what’s making them anxious.
CBD oil is one of the best natural health supplements for alleviating anxiety in humans and dogs alike.