CBD Treats for Dogs and Cats

Dog and cat treats featuring CBD or similar ingredients from hemp and cannabis-based products marketed as pet supplements are quickly growing from a niche-market to the mainstream. To date, the FDA has not approved any CBD-based human foods or supplements, or any part of the hemp plant for use in pet foods or treats.

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CBD dog treats blamed for pets’ death, illness

Currently, few studies have examined the effects of varying dosages of CBD on dogs and cats.
A woman in Augusta, Georgia, USA, believes that dog treats containing cannabidiol (CBD) caused the death of one of her Chihuahuas and sickened the other.
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CBD not GRAS for lack of nutritional benefit evidence

CBD differs from other hemp products in that researchers have not established any specific nutritional use or benefit from CBD.
To achieve recognition as generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials, pet food ingredients must meet specific requirements, beyond simply being safe.
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How CBD pet product brands avoid federal warnings

CBD pet product brands must follow specific guidelines when marketing and labeling their products.
In the CBD pet products arena, the president of the National Animal Supplement Council has noted misconceptions about the legal nature of the chemical along with other products derived from hemp.
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