"At present, vets can’t legally prescribe CBD to their animal patients in Canada, but CBD-infused edibles and tinctures are sold legally in some pet stores, and have been well-received.
According to a survey in the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, 64% of dog owners who used CBD to treat their pets’ arthritis pain, seizures, anxiety, or lack of appetite reported that it helped their pets moderately to extremely.
Apart from relief from pain, 50% of dog owners also reported either moderately or greatly improved sleep habits in dogs, and 49% reported less anxiety. Similarly high responses came from cat owners who experimented with cannabis, too.
Although the CBD oil used to make edibles for pets contains no THC (which is toxic to animals and should not be used), veterinarians associations are still wary of it. The legalization of cannabis in Canada to come this October will surely give way to more research into CBD use among pets, and allow more pet owners to make informed choices for their furry friends. "