For our UK customers:
Current regulations prevent companies from selling CBD products designed for pets. However, under the guidelines of the UK Government’s Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), vets can prescribe “human” CBD products to be given to animals.
These are normally just off-the-shelf, non-prescription CBD oils which can be added to a pet’s food, but you still need to take care when using them.
So, let’s recap: UK CBD sellers can only sell (human) CBD products as “food supplements”, and so are not allowed to make any medical claims or talk about the natural benefits of CBD.
And yet, the VMD classes CBD as a “veterinary medicine”, and recommends (human) CBD for pets. All clear? No, we don’t think so either!
At Purity Pet Company, we can help you navigate this confusion, and provide you with the most up-to-date information.
We abide by all the rules and regulations of the VMD, the MHRA and the FSA and, while we cannot recommend specific products for pets, we can connect you to our network of vets who can help answer any questions you might have.
VMD statement on veterinary medicinal products containing Cannabidiol in the UK:
We consider that veterinary products containing Cannabidiol (CBD) are veterinary medicines and should be regulated as such. We have made this decision on the basis that products containing CBD fulfill the following definition of a veterinary medicine in the Veterinary Medicines Regulations (VMR) by virtue of the effects they have:
Any substance or combination of substances that may be used in, or administered to, animals with a view either to restoring, correcting, or modifying physiological functions by exerting a pharmacological, immunological, or metabolic action, or to making a medical diagnosis.