CBD Products and Pets

The Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act of 1994 (AMDUCA), allows vets to recommend extralabel uses of authorized human and animal medications for animals under specific conditions. Amongst other constraints, these guidelines allow off-label usage of a drug only by a qualified veterinarian in the context of a legitimate veterinarian-client-patient relationship as well as when the health or life of an animal is in jeopardy or the animal is suffering.

cbd and pets

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Furthermore, under 21 CFR 530.20, off-label use of an authorized human drug in a food-producing pet is not permitted if an animal drug is approved and available for use in food-producing animals.

In addition, under 21 CFR 530.20( b)( 2 ), if scientific data on the human food safety element of using the accepted human medication in food-producing animals is not readily available, the veterinarian has to take proper procedures to guarantee that the pet and its food will not enter the human food supply.

For more details on extralabel use FDA accepted medications in animals,
see Extralabel Use of FDA Approved Drugs In Animals.

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