After feeling or seeing what CBD can do for humans, you might be thinking about giving it to your pet. Which might make you wonder… “Is it legal to give my pet CBD oil?”
Great news! Pet CBD oil made from industrial hemp (hemp with 0.3% THC or less) is federally legal.(1) But there are some caveats pet parents should know about before shopping for CBD oil. Read on to learn what the law says about CBD products for dogs and cats.
Here are the main points you need to know about CBD for pets.
The legality of any CBD product depends on the CBD’s origin, what form it comes in, and how it’s marketed. We fetched the laws as of 2021. Read on to get caught up faster than a hyperactive labrador can run zoomies around your living room.
Beyond what Uncle Sam says, keep in mind that states have their own laws about CBD. Some states are more lenient, and some have strict regulations. You should check out the latest laws about CBD for pets in your state.
We have a whole section dedicated to CBD Laws in all 50 states under the Blog tab at the top of this page. You’re welcome!
There are some mighty specific laws about vets and CBD. Keep these nuggets in your paw-cket so you know how to approach the topic with your veterinarian.
To get around talking about CBD directly, many vet offices have printed or online resources about CBD to help you decide if it’s right for your pet.
You should always talk to your vet about anything you give your pet whether it be CBD or supplements.
Now here’s something to wag yourtail about. For pet parents, it’s pretty easy to get your paws on legal CBD oil. Unless you live in a state that’s not-so-friendly to CBD, you can probably snout it out at a local retailer. And, pet CBD products can be ordered online.
Wherever you shop, find a CBD oil made for pets. CBD made for humans could contain more THC than is safe for your furry friend.
You may be able to dig your claws into CBD for dogs and cats at local pet stores. If you choose to buy your pooch or kitty CBD in person, find a reputable retailer with knowledgeable staff.
If paws on the ground shopping isn’t convenient for you, don’t worry — there’s always virtual CBD shopping! This is also the way to go if you’re wanting to stay well within the lines of federal law. You can easily avoid CBD dog treats and other prohibited products, choosing legal hemp-derived pet CBD oil drops.
CBD for pets is legal as long as it’s made from industrial hemp, has ≤ 0.3% THC, and hasn’t been added to pet food, treats, and snacks.
Veterinarians can’t prescribe CBD to pets. They also can’t discuss or recommend CBD oil in many states.
CBD oil for dogs and cats can legally be purchased at in-person establishments in most areas. It can be bought and sold online as well.
We’re not legal professionals or otherwise qualified to offer legal advice. So, while we do our very best to be thorough, up-to-date, and 100% correct, the content above is for informational purposes only. Please also note that the laws surrounding CBD are subject to change. We recommend checking our source(s) to see if the information or legal status have been revised since our content was published.
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