Pet Health

CBD PET HEALTH

CBD PET HEALTH

Have you heard about the latest all-natural remedy to help your dog with anxiety, chronic pain and other health issues? An increasing number of pet parents are turning to Cannabidiol (better known as CBD oil) in an effort to improve their dogs’ lives. Some dogs, however, turn their snouts up if you try to apply CBD oil on their tongue or mix it in with their food. CBD dog treats and other edibles can be a good alternative

What is CBD?

CBD is extracted from the flowers and buds of cannabis (marijuana or hemp plants). CBD, however, doesn’t produce the “high” associated with marijuana because it doesn’t contain the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

For further clarification, hemp and marijuana both come from the cannabis plant but contain different levels of THC. Marijuana can contain as much as 30% THC, while hemp has a max of only 0.3% THC. So, while marijuana-derived CBD oil is still illegal in most states, the hemp-derived oil is legal in all 50 U.S. states.

Human use of CBD oil is growing in popularity, but are CBD oil, treats and other edibles safe for dogs?

Many vets recommend CBD products for dogs, even as veterinary scientific research into this new remedy is in its infancy. Studies in humans, however, show that cannabinoids have anti-inflammatory effects and can help with anxiety, aggression, pain, seizures, muscle spasms and neurological disorders.

How Can CBD Help my Dog?

Like humans, dogs and cats have an endocannabinoid system that allows them to benefit from CBD oil. This system allows the active ingredients in hemp to help relieve many symptoms.

CBD dog treats and oils can ease several conditions your pup may suffer from either occasionally or chronically, including:

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Moderate to severe pain
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Arthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Seizures
  • Digestion problems

CBD Oils vs CBD Treats: Is There A Difference?

So, you’re probably wondering if treats or oils are more effective for your dog. In general, CBD oil is a better delivery system. In humans, research has shown that the most effective way for the body to absorb CBD oil is by placing it under your tongue. This hasn’t yet been proven in dogs, but some experts assume it’s similar for dogs.

For dogs who aren’t fans of oils, CBD treats can be a great alternative. They come in a variety of flavors (bacon, heck yeah!) that dogs will love, and dosing guidelines can be easier to follow than with CBD oils.

Some people believe that the baking process can potentially decrease the efficacy of the CBD in the treats, but based on our research, we’ve found many customers who use CBD dog treats and swear by the benefits they’ve seen in their dogs.