Vets can’t green-light CBD use for dogs

I wanted to pick your brain about using CBD for my middle-aged dog that weighs 65 pounds and is starting to have some problems with arthritis and getting up and down the stairs.

When I go online, I read lots of testimonials about how much comfort dogs have from taking CBD. What would be the right dosage to give him and do you have a preferred brand? I did ask my vet but she did not want to discuss the issue, saying that her hands were tied but that whatever I chose to do was up to me.

I was hoping it might help on days with lots of noise as well as cold days in the winter when he has more trouble getting around. I want to keep my dog comfortable and it seems that CBD is helping lots of dogs and people alike.

Your veterinarian was correct in not wanting to prescribe, recommend, dispense or administer CBD products because veterinarians — and the sentiment from the American Veterinary Medical Association — believe in being science-based in our approaches to treating our patients and will not do so based on current anecdotal information, especially where legal issues are still potentially at hand.