If you stay up-to-date with the newest and trendiest topics in the world of holistic health and medicine, you’ve most likely heard about CBD oil. This amazing herb is turning heads, every single day. From supporting healthy joints to promoting relaxation, the benefits of this herb are phenomenal. For many reasons beyond what we’ve listed above, it was only a matter of when researchers began studying whether or not CBD could also have beneficial effects on our four-legged friends.
Hello good news! Recent studies have indicated that cannabidiol (CBD) can help promote calmness and wellness in our puppers! CBD oils, creams, and treats are now being used to help support our fur babies in numerous ways; the results are incredible!
You’ve heard a ton about it from friends, but what exactly is it?
CBD is cannabidiol, a natural cannabinoid substance that is derived from the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids, in general, can produce profound effects on the body’s central and peripheral nervous systems as well as the immune system. The cannabis plant is more so an umbrella term, encompassing multiple species of plants - including the marijuana and hemp plants.
Here’s where misunderstandings happen. First, hemp is used in a wide array of ways, including fibers, fuel, and fabrics. It’s likely that hemp is already part of your daily life. Industrial hemp is even used in clothing manufacturing, health supplements, as well as beauty products. Products derived from the hemp plant are legal in all 50 states of the US. Hemp may even be in your local grocery store. Who knew!
Hemp has little to no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another commonly known cannabinoid. THC is the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, associated with “getting high” or “stoned”. The THC levels present in hemp can be no higher than 0.3%, legally. Thus, hemp for doggos will not produce any “high” feelings.
Next up, while the marijuana and hemp plants fall into the same family, they are so so different. Their genetic makeup differs as well as their usage and cultivation, to name a few. The key difference that we want our paw parents to be aware of is the THC levels present. The amount of THC in a marijuana plant-derived CBD, for instance, can be as high as 20%+. Giving your pup CBD derived from the marijuana plant can be very toxic to your dog.
Also, CBD derived from the marijuana plant is only legal in states where medical and recreational marijuana is legal. Thus, many paw parents won’t really have the opportunity to mistake the two strands. But, do note, it is important to recognize that CBD products are not created equal and not all cultivated the same way (or even from the same plant for that matter).
Cannabidiol hemp oil is a 100% natural, lab-tested cannabinoid that can potentially help and support overall health and a healthy immune system. Once the liquid of the plant has been extracted, it can be used in a laundry list of ways! One of the most frequently studied ways is through the use of CBD for joint and bone support and relaxation promotion (in us humans and animals).
Yes, it’s unlikely that vets will start stocking their shelves with CBD oils and treats. However, holistic veterinarians are over the moon about CBD oils!
A major misconception: CBD dog treats and oils for dogs will get your four-legged friends “stoned’. This is definitely NOT the case. As we mentioned above, CBD that you will purchase for your puppers comes from the hemp plant and has less than 0.3% THC present, making it more than safe from getting your pup “high”.
On the other hand, if your dog were to ingest or eat a CBD edible from the marijuana plant, it is possible that they could get “high”. More likely than not, they will get ill.
If any of our readers use marijuana recreationally, it is super important that you keep the “mary j” out of your doggo’s reach. Your dog will not benefit from the edibles or oils from the mary j plant.
CBD hemp-derived oil is the path to truck on through!
Now that you know what this magical herb is, here comes all the beneficial goodness it brings with it!
Hemp plant CBD may play a role in supporting your pup’s bone, joint, and connective tissue health (and in us humans too)! This oil can help relieve any joint stiffness associated with normal activity and exercise as well as help normalize inflammatory responses.
In humans and dogs, studies continue to suggest that cannabidiol can be of benefit through promoting relaxation.
As humans, we definitely know what it’s like to be stressed as heck, some of us more than others…. What paw parents may not realize is that their cute puppers can experience stress too, from numerous different factors.
As more and more studies are getting published and becoming available to the general public to access, more and more cannabidiol products are being created every day.
We highly recommend incorporating cannabidiol gradually into your pupper’s life. Even though CBD oil is non-toxic and 100% natural, it is still something new to your dog’s system. It’s best to dose low and go slow, maybe starting with half the recommended dose first. Believe us, your four-legged BFF will reap the benefits soon enough! Just hang tight.
Paw parents commonly choose an oil to first start their dog on CBD. The oiled products typically come with a dropper, making it easy for paw parents to control the dosage they want to administer.
Here, at Petly CBD, we have three different CBD Hemp Oil Drops available, based on your pup’s size and weight:
Paw parents have reported that their four-legged pooches do not have any issues with the taste of the hemp-derived CBD oil.
Once your dog gets adjusted to taking CBD oil, paw parents may be curious to try CBD dog treats.
These hemp-derived treats are an easy way for paw parents to ensure that their furry friend gets to reap all the benefits of CBD through a yummy, beef flavored treat that your paw friend is sure to love!
Our tasty, naturally beef flavored CBD Pet Chews are a hit with the doggos! Our pet chews will help promote relaxation and bone and joint support. These are also great for restless sleepers or puppers who get a little too excited in public.
With 2 mg of broad-spectrum CBD oil per chew, your doggo will thank you later with all the pets and cuddles.
This is so important. With the increasing popularity of CBD products comes the increasing popularity of companies and products available online. We hope that you give Petly CBD a shot, but if you decide to buy CBD oil elsewhere, we want to send you off with a few things to be aware of.
Most likely, you’ll find cheap or cheaper versions of CBD oil each page you scroll onto. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that all quality is created equal for the price. Be sure you are purchasing products from not only a reputable company, but also one who sources their hemp from the USA.
Manufacturers should be able to provide you with a certificate of analysis. This will provide you a breakdown of all the chemical ingredients in the product. You’ll want this certificate because there are some companies that sell products with very minimal traces of CBD, yet still sell it as a CBD product.
Makes you wonder what else is in the liquid substance that you’re putting on top of your pup’s food…...Hmmmmm.
Non-GMO? Soy free? All-natural? If the answer is no, to any of these, it’s likely that the product contains pesticides, fungicides, or even solvents. The oil could potentially do more bad than good to your pup (and we know you do not want that).
If the CBD isn’t 100% natural, its positive benefits may not even be applicable.
The potential adverse effects of CBD vary from species to species, dog to dog, human to human.
Studies have suggested that the potential associated side effects of CBD oils and products are extremely mild or may not even occur at all. Tiredness has been reported in some instances. Most pet owners do not see or find any negative effects from CBD products, however, it’s always better to be safe than sorry here.
You only want the best for your fur child. It may seem impossible to figure out, but you’re determined.
We understand the feeling, really. Your animals mean more than the world to you! We are pet parents too and truly get it.
Given that we are so incredibly fortunate to be able to choose 100% natural, non-toxic alternatives means that we can ensure that our pups are living their best life, every day.