CBD for pets is more popular than ever, and if you take a look at the benefits of CBD, it’s easy to see why. 

More and more pet parents are seeing firsthand how CBD can help support healthy hip and joint health, help with occasional discomfort, promote relaxation, support the immune system, and more! 

Here at Honest Paws, we hear testimonials like this every day from the customers who trust us with their four-legged friends’ wellbeing. Just take a look at some of the success stories proudly published on our site!

In light of the skyrocketing popularity of CBD, more and more companies seem to enter the market every day, and while that does mean a wider range of products for discerning pet parents to choose from, it also presents one very big problem: unregulated products that can be unsafe for your canine companion or feline friend. 

The fact of the matter is that CBD isn’t regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. This is because federal law doesn’t require supplements to be proven safe before they are marketed to the public. As a result, holistic alternatives like CBD aren’t put through any strict quality or safety audits. 

Unfortunately, this has resulted in many CBD companies selling low-quality products or products bearing false advertisement. For instance, in a recent cannabis study, a group of researchers found that out of 84 CBD products that they tested, only 31% of them contained the amount of CBD that had been advertised on the packaging!

So the question is, how can pet parents ensure that the CBD they’re purchasing for their beloved furry friend is safe and of the highest quality? 

The answer is simple: only buy CBD products for your pet that are certified with the NASC. 

What is the NASC?

The NASC stands for The National Animal Supplement Council

This organization was founded in 2001 due to the lack of official governing bodies who could monitor the manufacturing of supplements for pets. The NASC exists to improve and standardize the animal supplement industry while also protecting and enhancing the health of animals throughout the U.S. 

So how can you determine whether a company is certified with the NASC?

Fortunately, the NASC keeps an up-to-date list on their website of all the pet brands and companies that are currently NASC certified. The businesses on this list have all adhered to the NASC’s quality standards and have further submitted to independent audits to ensure compliance with the organization’s rigorous quality system requirements.

These comprehensive quality audits have allowed these companies the privilege of displaying the NASC Quality Seal on their website and products. From the NASC website: “When you see the Quality Seal on a product, you can trust it comes from a reputable company that has successfully passed an independent quality audit.”

Purchasing CBD from an NASC-compliant company ensures you're doing business with a brand that is both ethical and 100% dedicated to providing you with the safest and highest quality of products.

And when it comes to your pet’s wellbeing, we know you only want the best for your four-legged friend. 

That’s why here at Honest Paws, we’re proud to be NASC-certified for all of our CBD products. 

It’s just another part of our ongoing commitment to achieving the highest standards when it comes to holistic wellness options for your pet. And if the glowing reviews for our products are any indication, this commitment is doing exactly what we hoped it would: supporting the health and happiness of pets nationwide!