The popularity of cannabidiol has gone up in a brief period. Advocates of CBD claim that it can treat all sorts of medical problems, including both common and chronic health conditions. But, this is the big question: “Does CBD for pets work?”
There have been numerous healing lotions, pills, injectable medications, and a host of other drugs for pets. There may be some legit medicinal properties in some of the said products, but many of these are mere ‘snake oils’. For the uninitiated, a ‘snake oil’ is a product having no medicinal value retailed as a solution for every disease. CBD oil is no snake oil; rather, it has many medicinal values.
Many forms of cannabidiol are available for sale, including capsules, topical products such as salves and creams, soft gels, gummies, and what have you. Numerous concentrations of cannabidiol oil are also made by many different companies.
Cannabidiol oil was formed mainly for consumption by human beings, and it is thought to treat conditions like anxiety, acne, mental depression, chronic pain, insomnia, glaucoma, epilepsy, and more. For human beings to know whether it can help with the said health issues, CBD was mostly tested on animals to discover the same. Naturally, it did not take much time for owners of pets to ask about CBD oil’s potential applications.
There is a big obstacle regarding CBD oil’s consumption for pets too, not just humans. It is unregulated at a federal level. No federal agency keeps a close watch on the making of this product. When an item is not closely regulated, it is not 100% sure as to whether it has the same ingredients or level of ingredients as mentioned on its label. This means that the research showing or disproving that CBD works well for pets has been limited.
Without the studies, there is no known CBD dose to treat certain diseases. The product appears to be useful in treating some health conditions of pets, and it seems to cause no major side effects.
When there is not enough scientific research to support the health benefit claims of CBD for humans, there is at least some anecdotal evidence. In other words, it is at least possible to get feedback from human users of CBD. However, in the case of pets, asking for direct ‘feedback’ is impossible. Besides, a vet can only examine how their ‘pet’ patient responds to CBD, and come up with his or her assessment on the same. However, it is likely for the assessment to be rather hazy, which could then negatively affect whatever little evidence there is.