What is the problem with Amazon and pet hemp oil?
You have many people who are looking to try out CBD oil for their pets because they may be experiencing Joint Pain, Anxiety, or Skin Issues or several other medical issues. The problem is there is no transparency on Amazon from the companies selling pet CBD on the platform. When it comes to selling CBD products companies should provide a 3rd party Lab Report that shows customers, they are buying a safe product for their pet. The report contains the amount of CBD versus what is advertised on the label also hat it contains less than 0.3% THC. The report will verify that there are no harmful metals or pesticides.
It is concerning that many companies on Amazon are getting away with misinforming pet owners about the benefits of their pet CBD product, by selling hemp seed oil while making CBD type claims. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a cannabinoid found in the stalks and leaves of the hemp plant. Hemp seed oil, however, is an ingredient that has been widely sold in grocery stores for decades. It is derived from hemp seeds and does not contain any CBD. That hasn’t stopped thousands of Amazon customers from writing reviews about the nonexistent “CBD” in hemp seed oil. Since they continue writing “CBD” in the product reviews, those products will appear in your CBD search results.
Hemp seed oil is very good, it is rich in Omega 3s, but CBD is completely different and far more valuable because it addresses so many health conditions in both people and pets.
Amazon is not intentionally fostering scam companies,
The problem is anyone selling CBD on Amazon must navigate Amazon's Terms of Service — and Amazon technically doesn't allow CBD. The terms of service have WHyinadvertently created a bonanza for scam CBD sellers. That said, some Amazon sellers have found ways around these rules. To avoid getting kicked off the platform, they use vague language. This can allow them to sell real CBD on the platform, as long as, CBD does not appear on the label or in the name.
Unfortunately, this creates an opportunity for bogus Amazon pet CBD sellers to mimic the legitimate sellers on Amazon. The real pet CBD sellers have no way to distinguish themselves, thus putting them on the same footing as the scammers. The risk is how bad this will hurt the industry because people that buy these bogus products on Amazon might mistakenly believe CBD doesn’t work.
What do pet owners need to know?
Its important for the pet parents to have transparency on what they are buying. They should only do business with companies that provide access to a certificate of analysis (COA) from a 3rd party lab. Its important that the date and batch number match what is printed on the product purchased. know for sure that what I’m about to give my dog is safe and contains no harmful metals, pesticides, fungicides, and less than 0.3% THC? And what kind of CBD am I giving my dog? Is it Full-spectrum, Broad-spectrum or is it an Isolate.
High quality pet CBD companies such as Happy Paws 4 Life (happypaws4life.com) provide a copy of the COAs and they educate pet parents on dosing for both therapeutic and wellness.