More and more people are turning to Hemp derived CBD as medicine and relief for their pets. We recently received a survey from a consumer who shared they are giving the Procana Vet Formula to their dog to control her seizures. They commented ” It’s been life changing for her . Thank you!”
CONSUMERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF HEMP PRODUCTS FOR ANIMALS
There was a recent study done to determine which hemp products pet owners are purchasing, reasons for their purchases, and the perceived value of these products on pets’ health. Out of an anonymous online survey given to pet owners 58.8% indicated they currently use a hemp product for their dog. Most dog owners (77.6%) indicated they use the product for an illness or condition diagnosed by a veterinarian, with the most common conditions including seizures, cancer, anxiety and arthritis. The information from this survey can serve as the basis for controlled clinical trials in areas including pain management, behavioral interventions for sleep disorders and anxiety for dogs, and pain management, inflammation reduction, and improvement in sleep patterns for cats.
The most common reasons for choosing to use hemp products included a positive feeling about the fact that the products come from natural sources, and that the products could be used as an adjunct to other therapies. Furthermore, nearly 90% indicated that they thought hemp products were “very safe,” though they would prefer verification on the contents, especially that of CBD, the active major constituent.
Lori R. Kogan, PhD; Peter W. Hellyer, DVM, MS, DACVA, & Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA, From the Department of Clinical Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80526. Available from: https://www.ahvma.org/wp-content/uploads/AHVMA-2016-V42-Hemp-Article.pdf