In summary, many vets out there would probably like to recommend CBD oil for your dogs anxiety, inflammation, seizures, skin condition, or post-surgery recovery plan.
Unfortunately, a lack of FDA approval of CBD products prevents them from doing so. If you live in California, Colorado, or Oregon, your vet may suggest looking into CBD, but they can’t prescribe it as a treatment.
Despite widespread changes at the state level, marijuana remains federally illegal, and the prohibition on hemp was only officially lifted in 2018. Right now, we’re only at the beginning of the cannabis revolution. So expect the veterinary profession as a whole to take a little more time to fully embrace CBD as an effective treatment and supplement.
As momentum gathers, and clinical studies are undertaken on CBD’s effect on dogs and other pets, expect FDA approval for CBD products, and veterinary prescriptions, to follow!