CBD oil and treats have recently grown in popularity among the dog community, especially with those who have dogs with anxiety and health issues. There is a lot of information out their about CBD treats and oil and can get pretty overwhelming, so our team has spent time digging deep and found the most important things you need to know, but we still encourage that you do a bit more research to find out what fits for you and your dog.
What is CBD?
CBD is found in hemp and should not contain delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC which is found in marijuana and causes the "hi" effect. CBD should be derived from hemp and never marijuana.
What is CBD used for?
While we found there are still studies happening in regards to the variety of uses with CBD and dogs there are some things studies have observed. Dogs have an endocannabinoid system which is a cellular process in the body that regulates pain, stress, inflammation, etc., just like humans. CBD can help enhance and work with this system in your dog's body and can also decrease cancer cell production.
From tests and studies so far they found that CBD can help with:
Potential Effects of CBD
While we couldn't find any life threatening notabilities on using CBD with dogs we did find some potential side effects your dog can have when using it such as drowsiness and lack of energy or alertness. Each reaction your dog may have can depend on the dosage they receive and the form, be it a treat or an oil, so be sure to research each product you might want to try thoroughly before giving it to your dog.
ALWAYS talk to your vet before using CBD to make sure your educated further on the correct dosage for your dog and maybe even bring in some CBD products your thinking of trying and get their opinion on them.
Choosing CBD that works for you & your dog!
Choose CBD products that are only organic. While CBD oil isn't really organic it should not contain any solvents, pesticides, toxic substances, herbicides, or fungicides.
Don't go for the cheapest option out there. Cheaper CBD options will most likely have more impurities and harm your dog.
Research the product. The manufacturers should provide a sheet or certificate explaining what their CBD product does and how much to give for your specific dog, and there should be no traces of THC in the product.