CBD and hemp product claims spike by 300 percent, says Trupanion

The statistics show CBD’s exponential growth in pet health between 2017 and 2018

Pet insurance claims for cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp products increased by 300 percent between 2017 and 2018.

This is according to Trupanion, which says it has seen a large increase in submitted claims relating to CBD products over the past six years.

The insurance company found more than 20 percent of Americans were living in states where recreational marijuana use was legal by 2017. This is up from five percent before California, Massachusetts, and Nevada were added to the list of states where it’s legal.

Based on Trupanion’s data, the U.S. states with the most claims for CBD are:
1) Washington
2) New Jersey
3) Florida
4) New York

There is an abundance of anecdotal evidence supporting the benefits of CBD and hemp products to pets, but little formal research.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is toxic to pets, causing balance problems, irregular heartbeat, incontinence, or worse. Inhalation by second-hand smoke can be dangerous too, as well as edible forms of THC.

The top conditions pet owners use CBD or hemp for their pets are seizures, musculoskeletal issues, such as arthritis and hip dysplasia, cancer, and behavioral issues, like anxiety.

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8 thoughts on “CBD and hemp product claims spike by 300 percent, says Trupanion

  1. This is a poorly written headline and one of several reasons I will stop renewing VPN. Does this mean animals are being harmed by CBD products, resulting in ER or GP sick animal visits, requiring insurance claims for compensation? Or does it mean insured clients are requesting reimbursement for the purchase of CBD based products for their pets?

  2. I totally concur with the previous comments. Still not totally sure if this is about claims for the use of these products or claims relating to health problems resulting from the use of them.

  3. Im confuses by what this article is trying to get across. It’s like there’s two thoughts, neither completed. Hmmmm.
    BD is safe. Don’t feed your pets weed.

  4. This article does not clarify == are claims associated with products clients bought on their own, or are these recommendations by or products bought from veterinarians? Just curious if that many veterinarians are recommending CBD products, which is a legal quagmire right now…