All mammals — including you and your pets — have this endocannabinoid system that keeps systems in balance. This means that your pet may be able to experience the same natural benefits of CBD oil that you do. It’s because of this similarity between the bodies of humans and other mammals, many owners have started using commercial CBD-infused products for their pets.
Carella’s first company, Auntie Dolores, had been selling medical marijuana edibles for people since 2008. Though the devoted customers feeding their edibles to their pets had good intentions, it wasn’t a good idea—edible marijuana products for humans contain THC, which can be harmful to animals. According to the A.S.P.C.A. poison center, dogs account for about 95 percent of pet marijuana poisonings. Recognizing an untapped market, Carella decided to spend the next two years developing, and extensively testing, safe, nontoxic cannabinoid chews for pets.
Pet owners are finding that CBD is an incredible alternative option for many common pet issues. From older pets who have joint and pain problems, to animals who suffer from seizures, and even dogs who are overly anxious and prone to barking -- CBD offers an exciting, natural, and organic way to provide your furry friend with some much-needed relief.
However, Bonn-Miller told Live Science that he thinks cannabis research is on the upswing. "If we flash forward five years I think you'll see more studies," he said. Those studies could reveal more conditions that CBD may be helpful for and may also reveal that some of the reasons why people say they use CBD oil are not supported by the science but are instead a placebo effect. "And that's why we need to do the studies," he said.