The FDA held a comment period for individuals to share their input on the safety and efficacy of CBD and it appears that commenters not only addressed how CBD affects humans, but also their pets. The firm that sifted through the submissions, PARC, shared its takeaway with Marijuana Movement.
According to Marijuana Movement, several individuals provided the following accounts.
Judy Hoover indicated that she gives her 20-year-old dog CBD. Previously, he “could not go up and down the stairs” and now he “runs up and down the stairs,” so “it does work.”
Niki Gurule also wrote,
“I use CBD oil for my dog who is 13 and has autoimmune disease and hip problems. She stopped going on her daily walks and wouldn’t jump into the car or up on the couch anymore as she had her whole life. She was on prednisone for the autoimmune issues. Since I started giving her CBD oil orally daily, she is now walking 30 min on a treadmill daily, jumping up onto the couch by herself and into the car without aid,”
“She no longer limps or yelps when touched. She is off of her prednisone now and is showing improvement in all her thyroid levels and immune issues are gone.”
Deb McClellan also shared,
“I first became familiar with CBD oils when my dog developed arthritis in her hips and spine. I honestly believe we got her an additional 2 years of comfortable, content life with the CBD oil.”
An anonymous individual wrote,
“CBD ahs been very useful for the treatment of both my dog’s and mine own anxiety. My dog used to destroy many of my belongings in the house if we left him alone for too long. After beginning treatment with a low dose of CBD my dog has ceased to have that behavior and overall seems more relaxed.”
Although this anecdotal evidence is all and well, there are still no conclusive studies concerning the impact of CBD on pets. Therefore, those who do decide to give CBD to their pet may want to do so being aware of this.