Our CBD for pets will give them the same CBD benefits as humans, whether they are dogs or cats. We've found the perfect natural support by combining all of the benefits of CBD oil with animal-friendly flavors. To show your pets how much you care, give them CBD in the form of a tasty treat, an easy-to-use tincture, or a chewable.
With a comprehensive suite of hemp-derived, THC free CBD products leveraging our unique manufacturing techniques, we've established the correct approach to administering ethically sourced CBD to dogs. Our selection of chewables, snacks, and tinctures will appeal to even the pickiest eaters, making it simple and practical to administer on a daily basis. The newest range of pet topicals is designed to help both young and aged animals relax. Believe us when we say that our CBD is safe for dogs and cats of all ages, for pets of all walks
of life!40 Can I give my pet CBD?
In short, yes. You can feed your pet CBD that was designed either specifically for them, or for humans. This is in part because people and dogs both have an endocannabinoid system which operates similarly in the same manner in dogs and cats as it does in humans. Be sure to adhere to dosing recommendations specified for your type of pet, their weight and their ailment.39 Is there a CBD oil specifically for dogs?
CBD oils for dogs and other pets, such as cats and horses, are readily available online and in stores. Check out our Pets section for current offerings. As described in other sections, CBD benefits dogs in the same manner that it does humans. Pain, inflammation, nausea, vomiting, and anxiety can all be reduced with it. It can also assist with a variety of other health issues. This has been proven in studies, which is why dogs are given CBD oil and producers are creating CBD oils particularly with animal consumption in mind.38 How does CBD Work in Pets?
The endocannabinoid system or ECS. Dogs and cats, like humans, have an endocannabinoid system that benefits from CBD oil whose active ingredients have been shown to alleviate numerous ailments. CBD treats, designed specifically with your four legged friends in mind, will certainly ease several conditions they may suffer from, either occasionally or chronically.
CBD interacts with the body via the endocannabinoid system, or ECS. The ECS is a biological system present in all animals that regulates memory, sleep, immune response, and other biological functions. It has two cannabinoid receptor types (CB1 and CB2). These receptors are for endocannabinoids (cannabinoids naturally produced by the brain). They can interact with plant-derived cannabinoids like CBD, causing a range of physiological reactions. When it comes to CBD, many of these reactions are favourable.
The endocannabinoid system processes cannabinoids that enter the body. Many of the conditions we will discuss below manifest much in the same way in pets as they do in humans.
A key lipid signalling system, the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) includes endogenous cannabinoids, their receptors, and metabolic enzymes that process and modulate numerous physiological activities in dogs and cats. Cannabidiol, one of the phytocannabinoids contained in CBD oil, can assist to compensate for endocannabinoid deficits.37 What are Cannabinoids, endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids?
Endocannabinoids, synthetic cannabinoids, and phytocannabinoids are the three types of cannabinoids that bind to the cannabinoid receptors, which activate the ECS. Endocannabinoids also have functions beyond the central nervous system, including the immune system; they interact with the cannabinoid receptors. Phytocannabinoids are plant-based chemicals found in cannabis. Synthetic cannabinoids were developed to interact with the specifications of the ECS.
Cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) and cannabis receptor 2 (CB2) are two important cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body1. CB1 is a pain receptor identified in the brain, fat, liver, skeletal, and muscular tissues9. It is psychoactive, neuromodulatory, and a pain receptor located in the brain, fat, liver, skeletal, and muscular tissues9.
CB2 is a molecule that has anti-inflammatory properties and may be present in immune cells as well as in the CNS. CB2 is also important for immunological function. The cellular mechanisms and organ systems of the animal and human endocannabinoid systems are comparable. The distribution of CB1 receptors in dogs differs significantly from that in humans.
Canine species have more CB1 receptors in their hind brain regions (cerebellum, brain stem, and medulla oblongata) than humans, according to studies. THC binds to CB1 receptors more strongly. As a result of the high concentration of CB1 receptors in the cerebellum of canine species, THC causes a specific neurological activity known as static ataxia - an abnormal gait in which the dog is very unsteady on his feet.
Except for their anatomical location in the central nervous system and immune system, the CB1 and CB2 receptors are physically identical. When given, phytocannabinoids have been shown to promote ECS equilibrium by differential activation of CB1 and CB2 receptors found throughout the body system. 36 What does delivery mechanism mean in relation to CBD for pets?
Gone are the days (and the assumptions) that the only way to consume cannabis was through inhalation or smoking. While there is still the choice to ‘roll up and win’ with your medicine, or casually puff it back with a vape, we have yet to see these be the preferred method of consumption for pets, nor would we ever recommend offering this to them as an option - The Smoking Dog is a bistro, not a suggestion from your vet.
Pets, like their two legged counterparts, may be requiring fast acting pain relief to a targeted area, such as a sore leg muscle, whereby a transdermal delivery may be optimum, or they may be experiencing chronic anxiety or joint pain, where a daily edible makes the most sense. Determining which delivery mechanism is preferred will be somewhat influenced by the nature of the ailment itself.
Let us go into detail on the five (5) most common delivery mechanisms, to help you to gain knowledge and to make an informed decision for Buttercup. If you have been following through this, you may be getting frustrated by the use of stereotypes in pet names. If you are experiencing increased anxiety or restlessness as a result, feel free to try some of your pet’s new tinctures. You may be surprised how delicious the bacon drops are , and may bond while you both decompress. Ok- delivery mechanisms. The quick list is here and we expand on this in the following sections.35 What is the difference between a CBD topical and a CBD tincture for pets?
A topical is applied dermally. A tincture is applied sublingually or added to meals and beverages. To objectively demonstrate therapeutic effectiveness, dosage ranges, and safety, well-controlled clinical studies have influenced the development of such medicines. Because of low oral bioavailability in the cannabis flower, other delivery routes such as transdermal, intranasal, and transmucosal absorption are gaining popularity.
Due to their high lipophilicity, cannabinoids are considered good candidates for sophisticated nanosized drug delivery systems that may be used in a variety of ways. In recent years, nanotechnology-based drug delivery methods have blossomed in a number of therapeutic sectors, with several medicines now reaching the market. There is more than likely a CBD type available today that will, with a little exploration, become the preferred delivery mechanism for your cat or dog.
Most pet parents will go to any extent to aid their beloved companions, and many are now considering medicinal cannabis as a way of pain treatment and wellness management. You may treat your dogs as you would yourself with specially prepared CBD tinctures now available on the market.
Animals, like humans, have an endocannabinoid system that allows them to benefit from cannabinoids like CBD. A CBD tincture can help pets with diseases including arthritis, cancer, seizures, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammation, and low appetite, among others. It has even been shown to increase the quality of life of older animals.34 Do I need a prescription for CBD from my veterinarian?
No. You can access a variety of CBD products formulated exclusively for pets, both online and increasingly in brick and mortar stores. Do your research. Understand what your reasons are for turning to CBD, from which ailments your pet is suffering, and whether you are most interested in a fast-acting product or a daily use dietary supplement. Always consult the manufacturer dosing schedule before administering any new supplements to your pet.33 What does bioavailability mean?
Bioavailability, in a scientific sense, relates to how much CBD makes it into your bloodstream, where it can begin to stimulate your endocannabinoid system (ECS). In practise, this is why some types of CBD take longer to take effect or why some forms of CBD appear to be "stronger" or more fast acting than others.
Let's assume you could inject CBD directly into your circulation without going via any other organs. That technique would be 100 percent bioavailable, which means your body would absorb every milligramme of CBD in the recipe.
If you took the same quantity of CBD oil with meals, however, you might only absorb approximately half of it. That's a significant difference. It also implies that the method you take your CBD has an impact on the portion size you should take.32 What factors affect bioavailability?
The important aspect to remember is that various types of CBD degrade in different ways. Eating CBD isn't as effective as injecting it straight into the bloodstream, though we do not recommend intravenous CBD for your pets, for any reason!
Without getting too scientific, the “filters” that CBD passes through on its journey to the bloodstream are the cause for the differences in bioavailability between various types of CBD.
When your dog consumes en edible for example, it is first broken down by his digestive tract, which then absorbs all of the nutrients and distributes them throughout the body.
However, because this process isn't perfect, not all of the nutrients and other substances in that premium CBD gummy will always make it through the digestive system. This implies that some CBD is also left behind. The leftover CBD must now travel via the liver, which serves as his bloodstream's primary filter. The liver, luckily for Fido (but sadly for CBD), is a powerful and aggressive filter, which means it won't let anything past without a struggle.
As a result, a large portion of the residual CBD is filtered out before it reaches your circulation and communicates with your ECS. This may be why we are seeing growing interest in nano-CBD for pets and humans alike.31 Why does bioavailability matter when choosing a CBD product for my pet?
The important aspect to remember is that various types of CBD degrade in different ways. We saw in the last case that eating CBD isn't as effective as injecting it straight into the bloodstream. Now we'll figure out why it happens.Without getting too scientific, the “filters” that CBD passes through on its journey to the bloodstream are the cause for the differences in bioavailability between various types of CBD.
When you consume anything, for example, it is first broken down by your digestive tract, which then absorbs all of the nutrients and distributes them throughout the body.However, because this process isn't perfect, not all of the nutrients and other substances in food will always make it through the digestive system. This implies that some CBD is also left behind.
The leftover CBD must now travel via the liver, which serves as your bloodstream's primary filter. The liver, luckily for you (but sadly for CBD), is a powerful and aggressive filter, which means it won't let anything past without a struggle.
As a result, a large portion of the residual CBD is filtered out before it reaches your circulation and communicates with your ECS.30 Which has greater bioavailability - CBD oil or CBD tincture?
When compared to CBD oil, CBD tinctures have a greater bioavailability. Because tinctures contain alcohol, this is the case. It acts as a preservative, extending the shelf life of CBD. Water-soluble CBD tinctures can also be used in cooking if you prepare your pets food at home, or should you choose to add these tinctures directly to their food bowls. CBD tinctures for pets enable a faster rate of absorption.
In comparison to oil, the CBD ratio in tincture is lower. It is primarily due to the addition of additional ingredients to improve flavour. The following are some of the ingredients often added: Essential vitamins such as B12, D, C, and others; water; herbs; melatonin; natural sweeteners;
essential oils such as chamomile and lavender; and natural flavours including bacon (a canine delicacy) and salmon (a feline favourite).
Your cat will absolutely love the salmon tinctures- there are truly reminiscent of a cedar plank salmon from that one summer BBQ, where a precious little sliver of sockeye fell off the grill into your pet’s path. The lucky guy. Straight from the source. Easy to digest- yes, and CBD tinctures are pretty comparable. CBD oil can be ingested using the vape method (so not as pet friendly), while tincture can be easily ingested by mixing in food or drinks, due to its alcohol base, and it facilitates quick absorption when taken sublingually.
Despite the fact that CBD is non-intoxicating, dosage for these tinctures should be carefully considered. In animals, CBD can induce sleepiness, as well as a handful of uncommon adverse effects including mild vomiting and itching, so start small and work your way up until you discover the perfect dose to relieve any discomfort. Consult a veterinarian, and if feasible, try to find one that is open-minded about cannabis as a potential therapy and has direct experience with the advantages of CBD for pets.29 What exactly is the entourage effect?
Full-spectrum CBD is frequently preferred over CBD isolation because studies demonstrate that cannabinoids and terpenes coexist in nature and interact in beneficial ways. The entourage effect is a type of synergy that is considered to provide CBD a broader range of health advantages to our furry friends. However, even low traces of THC can create adverse reactions in pets, so it is recommended to begin with CBD isolates
Ethan Russo, M.D. conducted a study that demonstrated the advantages of terpenes in full spectrum CBD, with promising outcomes for a range of ailments. The terpenes pinene, myrcene, and caryophyllene, for example, can assist with anxiety, while mixing terpenes linalool and limonene with cannabigerol (a lesser-known cannabinoid) has shown promise in treating bacterial infections.
The terpenes linalool and limonene, when combined with CBD, even provide effective therapies for dermatologic applications. This research may demonstrate that broad spectrum CBD could provide a more holistic, full-body experience for both humans and pets alike. Another Israeli research comparing the efficacy of CBD isolate against full spectrum CBD found that full spectrum CBD was better in clinical settings for inflammation and anxiety.
Pure CBD elicited a "bell-shaped dosage response," meaning that when the quantity of CBD increased beyond a specific threshold, its therapeutic effect decreased substantially. Fortunately, we offer a range of products to explore, through which you can personally monitor the improvements in the quality of life of your pet.
This isn't to say, however, that CBD isolate isn't beneficial. CBD isolate is used by certain people who are sensitive to THC and want to benefit from the cannabis plant without the euphoric side effects. Users may also check, and perhaps more closely monitor, just how much CBD they're getting from each dosage with CBD isolates. This is particularly relevant when choosing a product for your pet. Look for brands that provide literature on how to determine the best dosing schedule for them, or, since you are already here, click on the pink CBD dosing bubble at the top of this section. 28 What are the beneficial chemicals found in cannabis?
Full-spectrum CBD includes small amounts of all of the compounds listed below, including THC. By comparison, broad-spectrum CBD removes THC, while CBD isolate removes everything except CBD.
CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol are two of the more than 100 cannabinoids (THC). The therapeutic and psychotropic effects of cannabis products are due to CBD and THC.
The aroma of cannabis is influenced by more than 150 terpenes (think: what makes an orange smell citrusy). They may also be beneficial to your health (think: how lavender has a calming effect).
There are roughly 20 distinct flavonoids in cannabis. Flavonoids may be found in a wide variety of plants, including fruits, vegetables, cereals, and other grains. They, like terpenes, have medicinal properties. The flavonoids contained in cannabis have been shown in studies to have anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and neuroprotective effects. 27 What is the best way to administer CBD to a pet?
CBD oil may be administered to a dog in a variety of ways. The technique you use is determined by your dog's needs as well as the items accessible to you. CBD for dogs is available in a variety of forms, including CBD oil, CBD-infused dog treats, and CBD-infused topical treatments.
If your dog has trouble taking medicine, CBD-infused dog treats may be useful. Many brands provide nutritious snacks that are made with healthy, delectable ingredients. You may also manufacture your own CBD-infused dog treats in the comfort of your own home. Check out some of our recipes in the CBD Ideas for Pets section on our site.
CBD-infused topical therapies including lotions, gels, and balms can help with skin problems and sore regions. If your dog, for example, injures his knee, rubbing CBD-infused gel into the afflicted region can rapidly relieve the pain. Applying a soothing CBD balm to sensitive skin might also help to alleviate the rash's appearance.
CBD oil, on the other hand, is one of the most convenient delivery techniques. Try this approach if you're wondering how to get CBD oil into your pet's mouth:
Have your pet sit right in front of you.
Make sure your pet is as comfortable and peaceful as can be. *a great effect of the CBD.
Drop the right amount of droplets into his mouth, preferably under the tongue (sublingually), by gently opening his mouth.
Give him a treat and plenty of compliments. This will make him eagerly anticipate his next dose.
Your dog will get accustomed to this routine over time, making it easier for you to administer the remedy. If your pet refuses to take CBD oil drops sublingually, you can add easily add CBD oil directly to his diet by adding it into his food bowl. Make sure he consumes all of it by thoroughly mixing it in.26 What effects does marijuana have on animals?
Cannabis products are toxic to animals due to high levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in plants or plant-based diets. THC toxicity is considered to be 4 to 6 times more common in dogs than in people.25 What should I do if my dog or cat eats marijuana or treats containing marijuana?
The best approach is to keep the goods secure and out of reach of pets. Because these products are toxic to animals, if an animal ingests them, contact your veterinarian right once.24 What are the general reactions of animals to CBD?
While there is less research on the advantages of CBD products for animals, many people have used them to help their pets live a happier life. If you're considering trying this product, make sure it's of acceptable quality and reaches or exceeds the CBD levels allowed by law.23 Is it possible to use these goods with my cat?
Yes, Both dogs and cats can benefit from these products.22 What is the Best Way to Give CBD to Dogs and Cats?
The amount of CBD consumed varies with species, size, and form. Starting with the smallest measurement and monitoring your pet's improvement is recommended. It's suggested that you stick to a CBD regimen for at least 30 days to achieve optimal wellbeing. If you don't get the desired benefits after a few days, gradually increase the daily serving size. Pet-Friendly Properties of CBD from Birch + Fog: We combine the Superior Broad Spectrum CBD molecule found in our high-quality human products with aromas and textures that your cat or dog will like. You may tailor your CBD for dogs program to your pet's size and needs with our wide range of dosages and concentrations.21 What is the typical CBD dosage for dogs and cats?
If you find a CBD product that matches your needs and want to give it a shot, start with a low dose and gradually increase it to see what works best for your pet. In general, 0.5 to 2 milligrams per kilogram of your pet's weight is recommended for osteoarthritis treatment, although this can vary depending on your pet's needs, health, and species (cats would likely require a little greater dose than dogs due to their faster metabolism). For conditions including seizures, osteoarthritis, and persistent anxiety, we recommend giving your pet a CBD dose twice a day. For acute anxiety induced by vehicle travels or fireworks, give it to your pet a few hours before the event and again shortly after — just make sure to try it out a few times beforehand to acquire the right quantity. And, regardless of what ailment you're trying to treat or how your veterinarian feels about CBD, it's vital to let them know if you're giving your pet CBD, especially if you're using it for a long time. It's a good idea to keep an eye on your pet and have blood work done if he or she is taking a supplement or a prescription (such as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine), and CBD products and supplements are no exception. Bottom line: When it comes to your personal health and well-being, proceed with caution. Pets are, after all, family members.20 Is it possible for pets to get a CBD overdose?
CBD has no known toxicity thresholds and, when used as directed, is unlikely to cause an overdose.19 Do the CBD pet products from Birch + Fog contain full-spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD?
All of our CBD products for pets include the same Superior Broad Spectrum CBD ingredient as our CBD products for people. As a result, all of our veterinarian-formulated CBD for pets is prepared with high-quality hemp extracts and plant terpenes derived from hemp grown in Canada, then thoroughly tested in ISO-certified labs for THC-free* purity.18 Is it safe for pets to use CBD supplements alongside other medications?
While CBD is harmless for pets, it may interfere with the efficiency of several medications. The effects of CBD on over-the-counter and prescription drugs are still being investigated. Please see your veterinarian if you have any concerns about introducing CBD into your pet's daily wellness routine or if there is a danger of drug interactions.17 Is it possible to provide CBD to pets that was actually made for humans?
Our Superior Broad Spectrum CBD compound, which is safe for both people and pets, is the foundation of all Birch + Fog CBD products. Our CBD for dogs and cats, on the other hand, was developed by a veterinarian utilizing pet-safe ingredients in every tincture, ointment, and treat to support their health and provide the finest results. Although CBD in the form of high-quality hemp extracts and terpenes gives the same benefits to dogs as it does to humans, it is always best to use products designed specifically for dogs to ensure quality, safety, and effectiveness.16 What can CBD do for my dog or cat?
CBD for dogs is made up of exceptional hemp extracts that offer the same benefits to dogs as they do to humans. The endocannabinoid system, which is prevalent in both humans and pets, interacts with CBD. CBD may have a similar beneficial effect on both due to their similar physiologies. CBD's strong properties, which help to build balance throughout the body, may benefit pets in need of wellness assistance, extra relaxation, or a daily health boost. Visit our blog to learn which CBD product is best for your pet.15 What are the advantages of using CBD
supplements for my dog or cat?
CBD for dogs is meant to support your cat or dog's overall health, produce a sense of relaxation, and aid in the management of signs of everyday stress or discomfort. CBD is being given to pets by a growing number of pet owners for everyday health and stress alleviation. Owners have reported positive results for common problems like separation difficulty and, in some cases, even noise aversion.14 Why are there various CBD concentrations for pets?
CBD oil tinctures, nibbles, and chews are available in various CBD strengths for pets. Serving recommendations for each of our veterinarian-formulated products are dependent on the amount of CBD in the product and your pet's weight. Because each pet is unique, it's vital to provide the proper amount of food for the best results. We recommend that you choose the proper miligram (mg) choice for your dog or cat and follow the recommended dosing guidelines for each product.13 Is CBD going to make my pet "stoned" or "high"?
CBD will not make your pet feel euphoric. CBD, or cannabidiol, is included in our Broad Spectrum CBD and other hemp extracts. CBD and THC are non-psychoactive cannabinoids that don't give you the "high" that marijuana and the more well-known cannabinoid THC do. Birch & Fog uses industrial hemp grown in the United States that has been carefully bred to contain less than 0.3 percent THC. We also adhere to strict production guidelines to ensure that our products have undetectable THC levels, and each batch is thoroughly tested in third-party ISO-certified labs to assure purity and quality.12 CBD is typically produced from which plant in pet supplements?
CBD in cannabis pet supplements is usually extracted from hemp, a kind of cannabis with naturally low levels of THC, the psychoactive element found in marijuana. CBD looks to be non-psychoactive and safe for use on dogs as a result.11 Do veterinarians advise their customers to take CDB?
While CBD research for humans and pets is still ongoing, a veterinarian's decision to recommend CBD for your pets is based primarily on their discretion and personal understanding of the products. Regardless of your veterinarian's stance on CBD, if you have any concerns about starting or continuing a daily CBD regimen for your dog or cat, we strongly advise consulting with your pet's primary healthcare provider.10 Is The Anti-Cruelty Society using CBD for its animals?
The Society has utilized CBD oil to help alleviate anxiety in some animals. Product use will be based on identifying the best quality in order to have the greatest impact. The society is closely working with Society doctors to monitor the results of field experiments to see if the product will help animals live longer and better lives.9 So, how useful is CBD in the treatment of pets?
CBD products aren't backed by all veterinarians, and they're not regulated by the FDA, but that doesn't mean they're completely ineffectual - or hazardous. Based on a few published trials, CBD appears to be useful in decreasing pain scores in dogs with osteoarthritis. A small Cornell University study on 16 dogs with osteoarthritis discovered that a daily dose of CBD oil reduced pain and improved activity. CBD oil was observed to lower the frequency of seizures in puppies with epilepsy in another investigation. Instead of full-spectrum or broad-spectrum options, the majority of research have used CBD-only formulas with a single component. There hasn't been any randomized, controlled clinical studies in dogs and cats to look at these signs, but anecdotal evidence suggests that CBD can aid. According to a 2018 study published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 22 percent of 833 veterinarians polled thought CBD products were "extremely beneficial" in treating anxiety in dogs, while another 65 percent thought they were "somewhat helpful." According to the same poll, 61 percent of 379 vets said CBD products were “somewhat effective” in addressing storm or fireworks phobias. (See also: I Was a Complete Skeptic of CBD Until It Helped My Anxiety)8 Are There Any CBD Side Effects in Pets?
Unless you're using extremely large amounts (i.e. 20 or 30 to 100 milligrams per kilogram twice a day) for a long time, there are contraindications to consider before feeding your pet CBD. CBD products may cause your pet to have some unpleasant side effects, such as loose feces or gastrointestinal irritation, however they are not life-threatening. And, similar to how you would feel tired after popping a melatonin gummy, your pet may feel lethargic after taking CBD, although this is usually only a brief side effect that fades after a few sessions. If your pet has a heart condition, however, you should utilize isolate CBD products rather than full-spectrum CBD products containing THC because the mind-altering component might cause an increase in heart rate. Furthermore, CBD products change how the liver metabolizes other medications, which could have significant side effects if your pet is already taking anti-seizure or pain medication – something to keep in mind if you're using CBD to treat your pet's epilepsy or arthritis. CBD for dogs may make people feel tired, at the very least. CBD has been observed to raise liver enzyme levels in mice, signaling that it may inflame or damage liver cells, according to the Cleveland Clinic. If your pet has liver problems, he advises that you stay away from CBD pet products. All of these potential side effects and drug interactions underline the significance of consulting or at the at least notifying your veterinarian before starting any supplement regimen, CBD or otherwise, to ensure you're not causing more harm than good to your pet.7 What Should You Look for in a CBD Supplement for Your Pet?
Reminder: Because CBD pet products aren't regulated by Health Canada, you'll have to conduct your own research to figure out what's in them if you're looking for a good bargain on another website. The first step is to look for the company's Certificate of Analysis on the internet, which will show the exact amount of CBD, THC, heavy metals (think: lead, mercury, and arsenic found in the soil the hemp was grown in), and pathogens like E.Coli and salmonella (which could have transferred from any organic fertilizers used) in the product. If any of the hazardous chemical levels exceed the legal limit (in this case, the online certificate will say "no pass"), or if the CBD concentrations mentioned in the certificate differ from what's advertised on the container, you should avoid the product. CBD pet products that make medical claims on their labels, websites, ads, or other materials, such as claims that it will cure epilepsy or cancer, should be avoided because no such claim has been scientifically proven. Apart from CBD's safety for pets, we advocate feeding your pet a treat or mixing a tincture with food (rather than applying it topically) because studies have shown that this strategy has the best absorption and thus efficacy.