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INGREDIENTS
" A quick internet
search will pull up hundreds
of animal treats and
snacks containing
hemp
and hemp derivatives, such
as CBD and various oils, "
said Louise Calderwood,
director of regulatory affairs,
American Feed
Industry Association (AFIA),
Arlington, Va. " There is only
one problem: there is no legal way to offer
Treatibles Extra
Strength Soft
Chewables for dogs
contain 7 mg of
CBD per chew.
Treatibles
hemp in animal food or treats. "
Dana Brooks, president and chief executive officer,
Pet Food Institute, Washington, DC, said, " Cannabiscontaining
and cannabis-derived products, like CBD
oil, have become the topic of conversation for both
humans and pets. However, the FDA has not approved
these products for inclusion in either human
food or pet food and prohibits the addition of CBD
to prepared foods. While the FDA determines a new
ruling on ingredients, such as CBD, research is underway
among regulatory bodies, academia and pet
food makers to confirm the benefits and safety of
CBD for pets. "
Why CBD?
" CBD is being included in pet treats and supplements
for the same reason they are being produced for human
consumers, for their purported health benefits, "
said Hilary Brown, director of research and
Rover's Wellness'
Broad Spectrum
Hemp Chews for
dogs are infused
with broad-spectrum
hemp oil and
include naturally
occurring CBD.
Rover's Wellness
development, SōRSE Technology, Seattle. " Consumers
are typically interested in using CBD for their animals'
general wellness. "
They are also looking to give CBD to their pets for
the following conditions: cancer; epilepsy and seizures;
stress and anxiety; digestion and nausea; pain and inflammation
due to joint problems; aging and degenerative
diseases; and skin inflammation and allergies.
" Until more research is done on the impact CBD and
other cannabinoids have on animals or humans, it is best
practice for companies producing products for consumption
not to make medical claims that cannot be proven
without the data to back up the claims, " Brown said.
While medical claims should not be made, scientists
do understand how CBD functions in the body. Through
the endocannabinoid system (ECS), CBD can help the
body maintain balance.
" The ECS has three components: endocannabinoids, receptors
and enzymes, " Brown said. " Endocannabinoids are
molecules produced by the body that help keep internal
functions running smoothly. The body produces them as
needed, making it difficult to know what typical levels are
for each. They are similar to the phytocannabinoids like
CBD produced by cannabis plants.
" Endocannabinoid receptors are found throughout
your body, " Brown added. " Endocannabinoids bind
to them in order to signal that the ECS needs to take
action. Enzymes are responsible for breaking down
endocannabinoids once they've carried out their function.
Phytocannabinoids are the active chemical com36
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