CBD watchdog site Leafrerport has picked the brains of pet owners, finding fully half of them using CBD for their pets. Among those surveyed, 50% said they were using CBD for their cat or dog, and 74% of those who use it said they would be likely or very likely to recommend pet CBD products to other pet owners.
The survey of 1,448 pet owners found that 38% of those who used CBD for their pet did so because their veterinarian recommended it. The main uses were for easing a pet’s anxiety or stress (44%), and the most popular delivery format was pet edibles, used by 53% of those giving CBD to their pets. Sixty-seven percent of CBD users said it had resulted in moderate to great improvement in their pets.
More than 70% of consumers who use CBD for their pets said they make their purchases online, with 38% saying they bought it in a physical store.
“For many of us, our pets are beloved members of our family, worthy of the highest level of devoted care and attention,” said Lital Shafir, head of product at Leafreport. “Although the research on the use of CBD in pets is still relatively low, many pet owners appear to be convinced of its efficacy. This is interesting because our previous research has shown that many vets support the use of CBD for inflammation, pain, seizures, allergies, and anxiety in pet populations too, emphasizing its low side-effect profile. Our aim with regular reports such as this is to help consumers become more savvy about CBD and its potential benefits.”
Leafreport launched the survey via SurveyMonkey, with questions targeting U.S.-based pet owners. To read the full report on the survey, click here.