Will my pet insurance pay for CBD?
You purchased pet insurance to plan for the day(s) that your best friend falls ill, but will the company reimburse you for the costs of CBD?
We reached out to 5 top carriers in the pet insurance industry and the answer from each of them is “NO”.
It is true that prescribed drugs from a veterinarian are covered in most pet insurance plans, but since CBD is considered a supplement – it is not a drug. CBD is not covered under pet insurance plans. What may be covered by some carriers is synthetic cannabis made in a laboratory not in the ground.
Hemp is a member of the cannabis family, but it contains only trace amounts of THC (if any), the compound that gets humans high. For this reason, hemp is an ideal product for pet owners who want to avoid the psychoactive effects of THC while still providing their pets with the many benefits of cannabis. Some of the top benefits of hemp for pets include: Relief from pain and inflammation: Hemp contains compounds like CBD and THC that have been shown to be effective in reducing pain and inflammation. This can be helpful for pets that suffer from conditions like arthritis or other chronic pain. Anxiety relief: Hemp can also help to relieve anxiety in pets. CBD has been shown to be effective in reducing anxiety in humans
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