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Can CBD Help My Dog?

Updated: Nov 12, 2023

Our dogs are more than companions: they are beloved members of the family. When our dogs exhibit signs of distress, we, as responsible pet owners, are eager to help them. That is why it is worth exploring options of alleviating medical or mood-related issues. CBD products for dogs are a relatively new addition to the marketplace, but there is an overwhelming abundance of options.

Why Should I Give My Dog CBD?

The American Kennel Club, the largest registry of purebred dogs in the U.S., has stated that there is anecdotal evidence that CBD is an effective treatment for canines suffering from pain, neuropathy, and seizures. CBD is also frequently used for its anti-inflammatory properties, cardiac benefits, anti-nausea effects, appetite stimulation, and anti-anxiety impact. If your dog is suffering from these issues, we recommend asking your vet about treating them with CBD.

What Should I Know about Purchasing CBD?

Whether you are purchasing CBD for your dog or for a human, make sure you are doing business with a reputable company. Legit Pet is one of many CBD for pets manufacturers that provide hemp-based products, including cat and dog treats. A trustworthy CBD company will have their ingredients prominently listed on their site as well as lab reports. Lab reports are obtained by sending products to third-party laboratories for chemical analysis. This is done for the purpose of revealing what cannabinoids are in a product, and in what amount. To verify whether a lab report product is safe for your dog, you will want to see CBD as the only cannabinoid, with a “0” or “ND” listed alongside the others. This means that your dog is not receiving any other unwanted compounds.

How Do I Give My Dog CBD?

CBD dog products are typically available either as treats or liquids. Liquid CBD tinctures allow you to control your dog’s dosing more precisely, and allow you to add it to your food of choice if your dog has dietary restrictions. You can also get treats that are formulated with CBD for an easier method. Whichever product type you use, pay careful attention to the dosing instructions. Some companies, such as Honest Paws, have different potencies of tinctures for different-sized dogs.

Have you ever used CBD for your dog? Let us know about your experience in the comments. Thanks for reading, and best wishes to you and your furry companions!

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