A Vet Explains How to Choose the Right CBD for Your Pet

CBD (cannabidiol) oil has been increasingly popular among pet owners because of research supporting possible benefits of this supplement in animals. With its popularity has come an increase in the amount of CBD pet products on the market. You have many choices for CBD brands. How do you know which product is the best to use for your pets? Are all CBD products the same? Here, we’ll discuss factors to consider when choosing hemp oil for dogs and cats. 

Product Safety

When considering CBD for cats or dogs, it is important to choose a safe product. One concern regarding safety in hemp products is the amount of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in a product. THC can cause serious problems if ingested at a certain amount, which can be indicated by seizures and other neurological signs. When choosing a CBD product, make sure that the THC content is low to non-existent. This will demonstrate that the CBD has been extracted properly from the hemp product. Purity Preferred products contain no THC, which helps protect your pets from those side effects.

Independent Testing by a Third Party

Look for brands that have been third party tested. The level of Broad Spectrum CBD should be validated by a third party Certificate of Analysis. Additionally, look for verification of 0% THC. This can provide more assurance that the brand is as reliable as it says. Purity Preferred CBD products are third-party tested, which adds more trust.

Directions for use Instructions Are Clearly Indicated

Studies have shown that dosage determines how effective CBD products will be for your pets, so it is very important that CBD directions for use for dogs and cats are clearly indicated on the label of a product. The product label should clearly indicate the quantity of serving by weight of the dog or cat.  Purity Preferred products are clearly labeled and formulated to help aid in calming and supporting joint mobility in pets. They offer a line of products with different milligram strengths relating to the size of the pet and that show dosages based on the ailment being addressed.

Final Thoughts

A bottle of CBD oil that is labeled for your pet does not necessarily mean it is a good product. You want a brand that puts great effort into compliance, testing and safety. The Purity Preferred brand is designed to provide maximum benefits for your pets while keeping safety and quality at the top of their priorities.

Dr. Dwight Alleyne is a veterinarian with more than a decade of experience in treating cats and dogs. He is the creator of The Animal Doctor Blog, where he provides general health advice and pet product reviews.


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