Owners are buying CBD for their pets to ease pain and thunderstorm anxiety
Some of the CBD industry’s biggest consumers aren’t even human.
Dogs and cats are increasingly taking the non-intoxicating cannabis compound as their owners seek to provide relief to their four-legged friends for everything from anxiety to pain and seizures. While there’s scant data proving CBD works for any of these ailments, some people are swearing by it and more vets are prescribing it.
“I don’t think people should think of this as a panacea and start giving CBD to their pets for every ailment,” said Dr. Francisco DiPolo, a veterinarian at Worth Street Veterinary Center in New York City, who prescribes it for some of his patients. “I think it’s powerful and we need to learn more about it.”
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