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Pet owners turning to CBD to help with hyperactivity, anxiety

Posted: 9:15 AM, Feb 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-20 15:35:48Z
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Many people are turning to CBD oils for everything from a sleep aid to muscle pain relief. Now the question is, is it safe for your pets?

Owner of Music City Hemp Store, David Duncan, says CBD oils for pets are quite popular with his customers. In fact, over the last few months he’s sold more than 250 small bottles. He says most of his customers come in to help with hyperactive pets or pets with anxiety.

Duncan tells us you can just put it straight in your pets mouth or on their food.

But veterinarians are hesitant to give out CBD. That’s because Richland Animal Clinic Vet, Dr. John Mark Russell, says there’s not enough research on CBD effects on pets.

"We know anecdotal stories, we've heard clients talking about helping with seizures, arthritis, and anxiety but the science isn't there yet," said Dr. John Mark Russell.

If your dog is hyperactive, Doctor Russell says a good way to ease their anxiety is making sure they get lots of exercise.