Pet Pot: Cannabis for Pets Is Showing up on Store Shelves

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Cannabis products are now not just for human consumption.

Recently, there’s been an upsurge in pot products for pet lovers to treat a number of ailments for their furry friends.

Many companies are now producing products with cannabidiol, a cannabinoid found in hemp and cannabis place. Early studies have confirmed that its use can reduce seizures, relieve pain, and mitigate anxiety.

Chews, treats, oils, topicals, and other CBD pet products are legal in the U.S. Experts warn pet owners that it’s important to be skeptical of products that make health-related claims about their products, as it is illegal, yet hasn’t stopped some companies from doing so.

In Canada, CBD is regulated by Health Canada regardless of its derivation, and products for pets are untested and unregulated by any authorizing agency.

As with any supplement or medication, it’s always best to check with your veterinarian before beginning use for your furry friend, but if these possible outcomes prove to be true, CBD could be quite useful in the lives of many pets with health problems.

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