25 Jul Avoid Pet CBD Scams with These Tips
Do CBD scams exist in the pet CBD market? Absolutely. It’s important for pet parents to know what to look for. We’ve explained what to look for when buying pet CBD products, even what to avoid – but how do you know the difference between legitimate products and CBD scams? The tips in this simple guide will help you spot them rather quickly.
Excessively High Amount of CBD on Label
When you’re trying to determine CBD scams from legitimate CBD products for pets, looking at the milligrams of CBD listed on a product label is a good place to start. Pets require accurate doses based upon their weight. Their doses are much smaller than a human’s dose. That being said, products that have thousands of milligrams of CBD are not ideal.
Pets should start with the smallest dose suggested for an animal body which is 0.05 mg per pound.
Look at the Wording Used for the Product
When looking for pet CBD scams, how things are worded is important. CBD can be listed as several different terms. It’s important to know them and what types of phrasing would lead you to believe that a product is not actually CBD.
These are other ways to describe CBD oil:
- Hemp CBD extract
- Hemp extract
- CBD extract
- CBD oil
- Hemp CBD oil
- Hemp oil
These are all acceptable. Now, if you come across a listing that says hemp oil but contains no CBD, it is not actually hemp oil – it is something else, such as hemp seed oil. Hemp seed oil is okay for your pets, in small amounts but is merely nutritional. There are no cannabinoids in hemp seed oil – meaning there is no CBD.
One thing to keep in mind is – hemp oil is CBD oil, so keep this in mind when buying pet CBD products.
No Dosage Suggestions
While this isn’t a huge red flag, not all pet CBD manufacturers suggest the right dose for pets. However, if an appropriate dose, such as the starting dose we mentioned above, is not included in any text regarding the product, it’s best to avoid that brand.
It is very important for a pet CBD manufacturer to know what the appropriate dose of CBD for pets is.
Why would price be a factor when trying to avoid CBD scams? Some companies, especially those attempting to pass off a non-CBD product as CBD, likely have a very cheap price. Check a few reputable pet CBD websites, including Pet Health CBD, and see what the average cost of CBD is among comparable products.
Should you see a listing on a mass retail website or resale site that seems too good to be true as far as price is concerned, this should raise a red flag. For example – if you see a 300 mg pet CBD product for $10, it’s probably not what’s advertised or is a poor-quality product. It’s best to avoid buying products like this.
Study the Ingredients List
It is very important that pet CBD products are made with ingredients that are safe for pets to ingest. Make sure you’re reading every single ingredient. If you don’t recognize an ingredient – take a few minutes and look it up. Avoid products that contain additives and fillers.
Avoid products that are not made with all-natural ingredients. Also avoid products from companies that do not provide some level of third-party lab results, whether it is just the CBD or the finished product. Some companies do not display their finished product lab results to protect their formulas from being stolen by other companies.
We hope that these tips will help you avoid CBD scams. It is important that the CBD products you’re buying for your pets are clean, safe and natural. Ask questions if something doesn’t seem right, or if you are just unsure about an ingredient.