This past week, Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, DABVT Director, Veterinary Services & Senior Veterinary Toxicologist, presented at the National Animal Supplement Council’s annual meeting. The virtual conference attracted a variety of attendees that have roles across the animal supplement industry. The agenda covered the topics of Science & Compliance, Sales & Marketing and Business Growth.
Dr. Brutlag presented during the CBD legal information section. She focused on CBD and the possible affects that it could have on pets. Dr.Brutlag displayed real time data that illustrated the increase in cases that the Pet Poison Helpline has seen over the past several years. This data helps to identify common CBD supplements that may cause adverse events for pets. She went on to explain the clinical signs in dogs and cats associated with reported doses of CBD. Dr.Brutlag ended her presentation with a summary that exhibited the category with the highest clinical signs was vaping juice and the lowest being dog treats.
As the CBD industry continues to grow, there is an increase of both human and animal supplements that have become readily available on the market. It is important for pet owners to understand their CBD supplements products and distribution of them among their pets to ensure their animals safety.