There is no regulation of the CBD industry for pets and humans. In Veterinary Medicine Research and Reports, April 2020, a study found that only 10 of 27 CBD pet products had the CBD concentration (within 10%) printed on the label. Surprisingly, four of the 27 CBD pet products tested contained heavy metals. Heavy metals can lead to toxic effects on your pet’s body.
The FDA is still trying to catch up with the rest of the industry and figure out how they will regulate and supervise CBD products. In the meantime, manufacturers and brands can self-regulate. Pet parents must be informed and familiar with the things to look out for when considering CBD products to help their pets.
How to define CBD product quality: What to look for
There are many quality variations in CBD for pets. Due to the lack of federal standards and regulations, the methods used for sourcing, manufacturing, testing, and distribution can vary greatly from one company to another. It is possible to find a safe and high-quality product if you do your research.
These are some things to remember when searching for high-quality CBD products for your four-legged friend.
Transparency about Manufacturing Processes
You want to find a transparent, honest, and open company about their manufacturing processes. The quality of the final product can be affected by manufacturing processes. Knowing this information is crucial in choosing a pet product that is safe and reliable.
This information should be provided by companies that are transparent with customers. It could be worse than that, as this information may not be readily available. It could signal a deliberate attempt to conceal where and how CBD products were manufactured.
CBD products for pets that are high-quality must contain top-quality ingredients. These ingredients should be clearly stated on the packaging. The company should be able to provide more information on ingredient sourcing and the reasons for choosing specific ingredients if you have any questions.
Product Label Clarity
The product label should be able to tell the whole story. Labels should clearly show the ingredients and provide expiration dates. Product labels mustn’t be confusing or misleading. Pet parents should be wary of any company that claims their products are the best for all ailments.
A positive reputation with consumers and veterinarians
It is crucial to build trust in the reputation of companies and the people behind brands. Look for pet CBD companies that produce veterinary-formulated products or are endorsed by veterinary professionals. Check the website for customer reviews and look at the company’s social profiles to see what customers say about the brand. To learn more about the brand’s mission and value, look into the history and founders of the company.
The Best Website in the World and Responsive Customer Services
Online presence and customer service are important aspects of a business. Pay attention to the company’s website, customer service and other practices. It would help if you verified that the website offers secure payment options. Only use secure websites to submit your credit card or debit card details. Are the site’s navigation and organization easy to navigate? It should be easy to find information about shipping policies or returns and check out quickly.
Pets are not safe from cannabis products that were designed for humans. Only look at products and their benefits specifically designed for cats or dogs.
Higher levels of THC in cannabis products from humans can pose a danger to pets. You may find toxic ingredients in human cannabis products that can harm your pet. These include chocolate, xylitol and raisins.
Some CBD tinctures may also contain alcohol. These should be avoided. It would help if you are looking for products that are animal-safe.