CBD oil can be refereed to as:
Hemp Extract (CBD)
Hemp oil Does NOT contain CBD
CBD oil is made from the hemp plant and it contains less than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive chemical found in cannabis.
“When it comes to pain management, there's a significant amount of evidence that supports the use of CBD. And since cannabinoids work differently in the body than narcotics and also non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, they can be used together without the risk of drug interactions.”
A “clinical study recently completed at Cornell suggests that 2 mg/kg of cannabidiol (CBD) oil twice daily can help increase comfort and activity in dogs with osteoarthritis.” “The study was headed by Joe Wakshlag, DVM, PhD, DACVN, DACVSMR, associate professor and section chief of nutrition at Cornell.“ (ElleVet was the CBD oil used in this recent study at Cornell)
“It can be hard to pick the best CBD oil because product labels often don't list what they contain and, even then they do, many have been shown to be wrong.” https://www.consumerlab.com/reviews/cbd-oil-hemp-review/cbd-oil/
“What to look for? “look for products that list the amount of CBD or cannabidiol per serving (and don’t confuse that with the amount per entire bottle).” https://www.consumerlab.com/reviews/cbd-oil-hemp-review/cbd-oil/
“Our tests of CBD products revealed that two products contained less CBD than listed and one contained significantly more. Actual doses ranged from just 1.3 mg to 22.3 mg, and we found that you can't rely on listed amounts of "cannabinoids" to tell you how much CBD is in a product.” https://www.consumerlab.com/reviews/cbd-oil-hemp-review/cbd-oil/
I did not see any results with the first CBD oil that I gave my dog in hopes of managing pain and discomfort. Following the advise of Dr. Becker (see video above) I did order a second brand after reading the reviews at ConsumerLab.com.
Charlotte’s Web Paws is the brand I’m currently giving my dog and I just reordered because I believe it is working great. Abby is my logo dog and she is now 14-years old with what the vet described as 4+++ Hip Dysplasia. I took her off of all prescription pain medications some time ago because of all the other problems (including pain) that resulted from there use.
I recommend starting your search at consumerlab.com before purchasing a brand.
“it’s important to understand the difference between medicinal marijuana for humans versus pets. It’s primarily about THC levels — humans can tolerate a significantly higher level of THC than is safe for pets.”
“Marijuana for humans contains much more THC than pets can safely consume; CBD oil for pets is made from hemp plants and contains very low levels of THC, which removes the risk of toxicity” “The Pet Poison Helpline reported a stunning 448 percent increase in calls for marijuana poisoning over the past six years, with the majority involving pets who ingested marijuana-laced food products.”
A recommended resource for trusted sources is the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC)
“NASC Primary Suppliers are responsible suppliers of animal health and nutritional supplements for dogs, cats, and horses. These companies are committed to quality, vigilance, and continuous improvement to promote the wellbeing of companion animals. Primary Suppliers must sign and abide by the NASC Code of Conduct when they join. Primary Suppliers must complete an independent facility audit and comply with the NASC’s stringent quality requirements to earn permission to display the NASC Quality Seal on their products.” https://nasc.cc/members/