You’ve probably heard about CBD. It’s the non-psychoactive component of cannabis and some say it has many therapeutic benefits.
“A lot of people want it to calm their pets. So dogs who have noise aversion or dogs who have a little anxiety, it seems to help with. A lot of people are using it for pain management,” says veterinarian Joseph Zuckerman.
In a recent survey of veterinarians, nearly two-thirds said they were asked about cannabis by their patients at least once a month.
CBD is legal for human use in 47 states, including Texas. Physicians can recommend it to their patients and consumers can often buy it on their own.
Cannabis for pets is largely unregulated and it can be difficult to know which CBD products have been formulated responsibly.