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Do You Really Know How Much CBD You’re Giving Your Dog?

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When giving your dog CBD, it’s important to carefully build up to the dose that’s just right for him. But what if the amount of CBD a product contains varies from batch to batch, and what if the product you’re giving your dog doesn’t contain nearly the amount of CBD identified on the label? 

Those scenarios often occur, and they make it impossible to provide your dog with a consistent, appropriate dose of CBD. A new report reveals just how often CBD products for pets are labeled incorrectly, and the results are eye-opening.

Most CBD Pet Products Are Inaccurately Labeled

Leafreport, an online resource whose stated mission is to bring transparency to the CBD industry, has just released the findings from its pet CBD report

Leafreport sent 55 pet CBD products for independent testing for cannabinoid content.

The results of the study revealed that 56%  of the pet products tested did not contain the amount of CBD listed on their labels. While the industry standard accepts up to a 10% variance in a product’s CBD content, 24 of the 55 products tested did not meet the standard. 

Out of the 24 products whose label claims did not match CBD test results, 58% contained more CBD than indicated. Pet edibles and topicals tended to be haved a greater variance than products like oils and tinctures. 

While 22 of the products were advertised as containing full-spectrum CBD, testing revealed that none of these products contained THC. A full-spectrum product should contain some THC, but less than 0.3%.It’s also concerning to see just how widely CBD content varied. Some products contained up to 98% less CBD than their labels indicated, meaning consumers are getting extremely poor value for your money. Other products contained up to 68% more CBD than listed on their labels, making it difficult to tell just how much CBD is being given. 

Why Third-Party Testing Matters

When buying CBD products for your dog, it’s essential to buy a product that is third-party tested. Third-party testing refers to the process where a manufacturer sends its products to an independent lab. The lab then tests the product contents and confirms that they meet label claims. Third-party testing not only measures the amount of CBD in a product, but can also check the product for contaminants. 

This type of testing helps a manufacturer to continuously evaluate the safety and content of its products.  Independent testing ensures that your dog is getting a consistent dose (when label directions are followed), and confirms that you’re getting the CBD content you paid for. 

Why You Can Trust Zebra CBD

With so many pet CBD products being labeled inaccurately, it’s important to buy your dog’s CBD products from a manufacturer you can trust. You’ll find that in Zebra CBD, thanks to our Label Accuracy Guarantee™.

At Zebra CBD, we formulate all of our dog CBD products for both safety and potency, hen we back up our formulas with third-party testing for every single batch.

We send each batch out to independent, certified labs to test them not once, but twice. The tests ensure that each product meets our CBD and THC content claims. We also have the products tested to ensure they’re free of detectable heavy metals, microbials and unnatural pesticides. 

The result is that you can trust every product you buy from us. You won’t have to worry about fluctuating levels of CBD, and you can give your dog these products confidently, knowing that we’ve verified that they don’t contain detectable levels of THC or other elements that could negatively affect your dog’s health. You can even look up your product’s Certificate of Analysis online to see the results of this testing for yourself.

You’ll also have peace of mind knowing that we work with American hemp farmers, and our products are manufactured right here in the USA. We stand behind all of our products with a 90-day, money-back guarantee. 

When giving your dog CBD, consistent doses are important to getting expected results. With Zebra CBD products, you’ll know that every product has been batch-tested to ensure it contains just the right amount of CBD, so you can use it confidently.

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Paige Cerulli

Paige works as a freelance copywriter and content writer. She often covers health, wellness and chronic-pain topics. A lifelong animal lover and equestrian, Paige particularly enjoys writing about pets and horses. You can find her at

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