The popularity of CBD-infused products is sky-rocketing these days—and not just among humans. Many pet wellness brands are expanding their lines to include supplements containing CBD. This compound, also called cannabidiol, has been known to reduce anxiety, inflammation and other ailments in people and animals. But, with so many different options on the market, it’s hard to know where to start. We asked some experts to weigh in on CBD for dogs. Spoiler alert: Overall, it’s safe for canines when used correctly. Their expert insights are below, along with a list of the best CBD products for dogs out there.
Note: We are strictly discussing CBD here, not THC, which has psychoactive properties and is still considered a Schedule 1 drug by the DEA, despite its legalization in many states. Research on the effects of THC on canines isn’t pretty (thus far). It can result in death, so please don’t feed your dog anything with THC in it. Store THC products safely where your dog can’t get them!