VET CBD Reviews – Is Dr Tim Shu Legit?
Early last year I discovered CBD Oil. It was after my dog Jeff's anxiety issues were getting out of control. I had tried synthetic solutions like Adaptil, but unfortunately, that didn't work. Neither did going to the vet or countless other "Natural Pills". Everything changed though when I discovered CBD Oil first for my use and later that it could be used for pets.
VetCBD isn't the first Pet CBD Oil Company I used, but I've set myself a mission to review all of them on my DoggoReview blog. VetCBD is claimed to operate out of Southern California and from what I gather was founded by a man called Tim Chu who has a Doctorate Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine. He seems to be a genuine person with a solid background to run a company like VetCBD.
How it works
Tim Chu appeared on an interesting podcast with RadioNZ here where he talks more about CBD Oil for pets and how it is beneficial. He also did a Reddit AMA one year ago where he answered a lot of questions. In the AMA he mentioned that "we need more studies", "Cannabinoid therapy can be very safe", "adverse effects with NSAIDS" and some other interesting things.
If you don't have time for either of the above, here is a basic overview:
Chances are, you have heard the acronym CBD thrown around but never quite grasped what it is all about? Time to find out that CBD is short for cannabidiol. There is no need to be afraid. And if you still feel so iffy with marijuana even though it has been legalized in some countries, here is the excellent news: CBD does not necessarily come from the still controversial green herb plant.
CBD may be derived from hemp, too. And here is even more reason to relax: it is practically a defanged upper. Meaning, it keeps you high, alert or excited. However, because the so-called THC has been removed from the compound? There is no mind-altering effect whatsoever such as depression, hallucination or phobia.
Still, please be advised and stay tuned for more findings while keeping your eyes and ears open. In spite of its defanged state, CBD still has the power to react with receptors in the nervous system. So as it is, CBD is valuable for creating a feeling of balance and something short of euphoria.
VetCBD Side Effects
For your pet such as a dog, CBD can be an effective natural medication for anxiety or hyperactivity. Translation: Cannabidiol can have a somewhat calming effect on your pooch. You will find that he or she will tend to sleep longer than usual. Thus far, researchers are yet to find any evidence of side effects.
Still, it will not hurt to consult the vet before you embark on any treatment. CBD can be effective. However, it is always better to err on the side of caution.
VetCBD Products Offered
VetCBD has two tinctures available for sale, 250mg and 125mg of CBD Oil. They are claimed to be free from pesticides, solvents and other nasty stuff, but I can't find any lab reports on their website. To make the products safe for your dog, Tim Chu has made the product Olive Oil Based which separates it from other Human focused CBD Oil.
Where to order VetCBD Products?
Currently, VetCBD does not ship their CBD Oil online, and you will have to go to a physical location to pick up their products. The reason for this is that their products are only allowed to be sold in licensed Californian dispensaries.
They appear to currently in May 2019 have their products stocked in 50 physical stores across California. You can find a store near you by clicking here.
Reviews are not set to public on their Facebook page which makes it hard to see what customers are saying without moderation from VetCBD. One customer testimonial they shared was from an Instagram user by the name of jlaisies
"I have quite the number of dogs in my family so I use CBD to treat them for various reasons. The most common reason for use is anxiety. Since my 10 year old shih-tzu was a puppy, she’s feared loud noises. Thunder and fireworks being the most traumatizing. As she got older, her body tremors went from a few minutes to hours. I was afraid her heart would overwork and stop. I tried a body wrap around her but it wasn’t affective. So I turned to CBD oil. The best result I ever had was on New Year’s eve. Fireworks went off for hours in our neighborhood. But I gave her a dose an hour before sunset and she didn’t shake once or even acknowledge any noise outside for the next 3-4 hours. I highly recommend CBD!""
If you scroll through their Facebook you can read other similar testimonials.
2019 Update! What Company Is Best?
I have now found a company way better than VetCBD that ships products online! They are called LolaHemp and they have really changed my dog’s life by wiping out his anxiety.
Their products are completely natural AND I managed to get the coupon code “DOGGOREVIEW” that will give my friends a 15% discount on all purchases.
Since LolaHemp don't sell CBD treats or topicals I would recommend KingKanine for that. Jeff loves the taste of the Apple Cinnamon treats and the calming effects are wonderful.
It is a bit annoying that you cannot currently order their products online like you can with Pet Releaf and other CBD Oil companies. Even if you want to buy some of their CBD Oil at a physical location it has to be from California. I would also like to see some Lab Reports, more products offered.
With that being said VetCBD looks like it has a good founder and everything looks okay with customers who have managed to buy some products in California. There are no significant complaints I can find on third-party blogs or youtube. There are even people who don't live in California queuing up to order VetCBD products.