Is CBD for Dogs Just Hype? We Polled Hundreds of Owners & Here’s What They Said
You’ve likely heard a lot about CBD and dogs in recent months. In fact, beginning in summer of 2018, it was one of the most commonly searched topics on Google for dogs owners.
But is it all just hype, or is there science and data to back it up?
We’ve previously covered what scientific research is saying about CBD for dogs. Just this year, 3 studies have come back with very promising results, although more research needs to be done.
In this resource, we’ll focus on what actual users say about the product. What did they give it for? Was it effective?
Survey Results on CBD for Dogs: Over 400 Owners Polled
In an effort to understand the most common reasons pet owners gave CBD to their dogs, and whether the product was perceived to be working, we set out to survey a large audience of dog owners who had recently used CBD oil.
A total of 455 people completed our survey. The following data represent their responses:
Why do you give CBD oil to your dog?
How effective do you believe CBD oil was for your dog?
In summary, a total of 73.3% of respondents felt that CBD oil was ‘Very effective’ or ‘Somewhat Effective’ as remedy for their dog’s condition. 20.8% of respondents were not sure whether CBD oil helped, and only 5.7% believed that CBD was ‘Not effective at all’.
Responses by Condition:
For respondents that gave CBD oil for anxiety, the following graph represents how effective they claimed the product to be:
For respondents that gave CBD oil for pain, the following graph represents how effective they claimed the product to be:
Joint Pain & Mobility Problems
For respondents that gave CBD oil for joint pain, the following graph represents who effective they claimed the product to be:
Seizures & Epilepsy
For respondents that gave CBD oil for seizures or epilepsy, the following graph represents how effective they claimed the product to be:
Allergies & Inflammation
For respondents that gave CBD oil for allergies & inflammation, the following graph represents how effective they claimed the product to be:
Learning More About CBD Oil for Dogs
The survey was conducted between February 2018 and September 2018. The audiences polled include the iHeartDogs.com Facebook page, the iHeartSeniorDogs Facebook group, and the CBD for Dogs & Cats Facebook group. All data is self-reported. Responses represent all CBD products, not exclusively one brand.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified healthcare professional.