With CBD being legalized across the USA, many people have turned to CBD not just a regular health and wellness option for themselves, but for their pets as well. In the same way that people find that CBD helps them with supporting their mental health, joint and mobility health, gastrointestinal health, brain health, and more, people want to extend those benefits to their beloved animal companions, too.
As much as it helps people, it seems to help dogs as well, and people have taken notice. The CBD market has become vast in products for dogs, from CBD oil for dogs to pet CBD salves and much more. You can now find it in virtually any form you could possibly want for you and your pet alike.
Now that there are so many options, it can be a lot to try to find the right CBD treat to give your dog. Read on to find out why people are giving their dog CBD, and how to find the best CBD for dogs (spoiler: you don’t have to go very far!).
Things To Look For When Buying CBD Treats
If you want to do your own research (and you should), there are a number of things to consider when buying CBD products. The CBD market is still fairly new at just a few years old, and the regulations surrounding CBD are steadily evolving and changing.
If you are looking into purchasing CBD for your dog, there are a number of resources available to learn more information about what CBD is and how it will affect your dog.
Some of the things you should be looking for if you are doing CBD research are:
- The ingredients found in the CBD treat, not including the CBD
- The amount of CBD included per treat
- What instructions are included with the treat
- Where the hemp is grown and the CBD is manufactured
- How long the brand has been in business and has been making CBD products
- Any media around the company
- Any studies or publications pertaining to the company and its products conducted by CBD journalists
- The price of the CBD treats as compared to similar items from other brands
- Third-party lab testing to confirm the brand has been tested for toxic substances like pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, or solvents
- Which form of CBD it is — full-spectrum (<0.3% THC), broad-spectrum (nondetectable THC), or isolate (CBD only, no THC)
You cannot always judge CBD products strictly on price, and getting the most or least expensive product available won’t always dictate its quality. High-quality products will often be organically-derived and formulated with ingredients that have purpose. On top of that, it’s worth checking the quality assurance behind a product, too — check to see if the products has been tested to prove it’s free from chemicals and toxins.
How CBD Can Help Your Dog
While the research is still in the preliminary stages, anecdotal evidence and early reporting has suggested that CBD has real-world use cases for dogs, and that it is safe for canine consumption.
Since CBD is derived from hemp, which is legally required to have almost no THC, it does not result in psychoactive effects, and it won’t get your dog “high.” CBD companies complying with federal regulations keep their CBD products under the legal limit of 0.3% THC, which is far too low to risk your dog getting any kind of THC toxicity, even if they were to accidentally consume a whole bottle.
Scientists and veterinarians have found that CBD interacts with the same endocannabinoid receptors as they do in humans, which means that it is capable of supporting general wellness and holistic health.
CBD has been seen to soothe feelings of tension in dogs and relieve overall feelings of nervousness and discomfort, all without intoxicating or sedating them. Regular doses of CBD can help keep your pet calm, especially in scenarios with triggers for environmental distress.
With proper dosage, there has yet to be found harmful risks or side effects with giving dogs CBD. Some have conjectured that minor possible side effects could parallel those found in human cases with CBD, like the possibility of lethargy or GI upset — this mostly stems from cases of CBD tinctures made with oils that can upset the stomach in high quantities.
VETCBD Hemp is a CBD brand for pets, and it was founded by veterinarians who all seek to improve the lives of the animals we share our world with. Our company mantra is based on a foundation of education, research, and advocacy, working to support a larger use of cannabinoid therapeutics in all of the ways it can help both our lives and the lives of our pets.
Our CBD is extracted from premium American hemp, sourced meticulously to ensure that it complies with legal ordinances to contain less than 0.3% THC per volume. We only use full-spectrum extract, as studies have shown that the therapeutic benefits of CBD are stronger in full-spectrum CBD, as compared with broad-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate.
We have all of our products tested by a third party accredited state-licensed lab both to ensure our products hold the correct potency, and to verify that our final products are free from anything that would compromise the safety and quality being delivered to your pet, including heavy metals, mycotoxins, pesticides, and solvents.
We sell our CBD as both tinctures and balms. Our balms are topical treatments made with organic extra virgin olive oil and beeswax. It can be used to support minor skin irritations, to target local inflammation, or to promote overall skin health. Our tinctures are made with organic extra virgin olive oil as well, and can be used to support joint mobility, to support normal brain function, to help maintain normal gastrointestinal health, and to help keep your pet calm.
Hopefully this helped you consider your options for buying high-quality CBD products and treats for your dogs. There are a lot of factors involved in choosing the right products, as you want to make sure the CBD you are buying is pure and will help your dog maintain their health.
We hope you consider shopping with us at VETCBD Hemp. Our tinctures and balms have been designed by veterinary professionals who all have the best interests of your pet in mind. We base our products in research, and work diligently to ensure we support the wellbeing of your pets through scientific research, data, and results.
At VETCBD Hemp, our CBD products are made with only the best care, and we hope both you and your dog will enjoy our efforts.