Because of these pet issues, new treatments and medications have been developed to help treat these pet issues. One such treatment is CBD oil, an alternative to traditional pet medication that has multiple benefits.
What Is Pet CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is classed by the Ministry of Health as a prescription-only medicine. This means that, like THC, any product containing CBD must be registered as a veterinary medicine before it can be imported, manufactured, sold, or used in New Zealand.
CBD Oil for Dogs and Cats
With the legalisation of CBD oil spreading through governing bodies worldwide, its potential for pet health has also gained plenty of attention.
Managing Director of Helius Animal Health, Leila de Koster, says the country’s new Medicinal Cannabis Scheme, allowing for local cannabis production, also provides the opportunity to develop therapeutic cannabidiol (CBD) products for pets.
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Helius Group has invested $2.5 million to establish Helius Animal Health and has partnered with Auckland businesspeople, Leila and Karl de Koster.
Paul Manning, Chief Executive of Helius Therapeutics, says while medicinal cannabis products for pets is a novel concept in New Zealand, the sector is experiencing rapid growth globally, with significant untapped opportunities locally.