AHVMA Publishes Study Finding Hemp Products Help Pets

February 25, 2016

According to a survey published in the Spring 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (JAHVMA), 64.3 percent of dog owners and 66 percent of cat owners felt that consumption of hemp products helped pets either moderately or a great deal.

The survey was conducted by a team from the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. 632 people responded to the survey, with 457 using or having used a hemp product for their dog and 104 people using or having used a hemp product for their cat.

In addition to the relief from pain, 50.5 percent of the dogs and 44 percent of the cats were perceived by their owners as having either moderately or greatly improved sleep habits from the use of hemp products.

An additional 49.3 percent of dog owners reported that the hemp products helped moderately or a great deal with their pet’s anxiety. For reducing inflammation in cats, the owners perceived the products were similarly helpful in 56.3 percent of the felines.

The most common side effects reported by both dog and cat owners were sedation and overactive appetite.

Learn more about the study by visiting the AHVMA website: http://www.ahvma.org/hemp-and-pet-pain/

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