It’s 2019, and the world has worked itself into a frenzy over CBD-rich hemp. It’s surprising benefits are why it’s so popular right now; and it’s why more people than ever are trying it for their pain, anxiety, and inflammation. It doesn’t stop there, though… more and more veterinarians are recommending it for dogs. That’s right – CBD is great for dogs!
So why has CBD for dogs become one of the biggest health trends in 2019? Has everyone gone mutts?
Well, don’t worry – it’s not as strange as it seems. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the benefits and safety concerns of CBD for dogs; and we’ll also show you how to find the best CBD oil for your anxious pup or your slow-moving old timer.
What is CBD for Dogs?
Cannabidiol, often abbreviated as CBD, is a compound found in both cannabis and hemp. It’s a naturally occurring substanc. Unlike its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD doesn’t doesn’t have any psychoactive effects and it doesn’t get you high.
Is CBD Safe For Dogs?
Absolutely. Although hemp-derived CBD oil will contain THC, it’s present in a such a small amount that you don’t have to worry about your dog getting high. However, this micro-dose of THC is the key that opens the door to the most powerful effects of full spectrum CBD extracts.
CBD is a natural compound that works with the body, so it’s very safe on its own. Before you give your dog CBD though, we recommend consulting with your vet to make sure your Golden is good to go.
CBD Oil For Dogs: Safety Facts
Before we move on, we want to clear up some common questions about the safety of using CBD for dogs.
Can CBD for Dogs Cause Diarrhea?
Yes, CBD for dogs can cause diarrhea if you give them too much. CBD tends to relax the body, and this includes the intestinal areas. However, this is a very rare occurrence, as the amount of CBD needed to produce this effect is very high. So if you follow the directions we outline in this article, you shouldn’t have that problem.
Can CBD for Dogs Be Used with Other Medications?
Most of the time, yes. However, there are certain situations where CBD could potentially have a synergistic effect. That intensifies the other medications’ effects. If you are giving your dog any other medications, you should check with your veterinarian to make sure there will be no negative interactions.
Can Humans Take CBD for Dogs?
Absolutely! Cornbread Hemp’s CBD oil for dogs is made with the same premium distilled full spectrum hemp extract that we use in our CBD oil for humans. The only difference is that our CBD oil for pets is one-third the strength at 250mg of CBD per bottle. Plus, we add our signature corn dog flavoring that cats and dogs love! If you want to try our pet CBD before you give it to your dog, you have nothing to worry about.
If you’re looking to get the therapeutic effects of CBD for yourself, you could always just buy CBD oil for humans!
Is CBD for Dogs Legal?
Yes! The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp-derived CBD products. So as long as the product has 0.3% THC or less, it’s completely legal and you aren’t endangering your pet in any way. This means you don’t have to worry about the law – and you don’t have to go through some shady business!
Benefits of CBD for Dogs
Although we’re just starting to understand its effects, CBD is one of the most abundant and well-studied cannabinoids today. And because it’s completely safe for dogs, thousands of pet owners are now using hemp-derived CBD to manage a variety of doggy illnesses.
At this point, you’re probably wondering: what are the benefits of CBD oil for dogs? Is this really the canine medical miracle we’ve all been waiting for?
To get to the bottom of this question, let’s examine the hemp plant and all of it’s interesting properties.
Why Does CBD Work for Dogs?
All mammals — including humans, dogs, cats, horses, and chipmunks — have a complex biological structure known as the endocannabinoid system. Endocannabinoid receptors are found throughout the entire nervous system, and they’re thought to be responsible for a lot of bodily functions. When these receptors come into contact with the endocannabinoids that the body produces, they help the body regulate things like sleep, mood, appetite, metabolism, pain, and much more.
Since it’s responsible for so many things, an imbalance within the endocannabinoid system can bring problems. Not all hope is lost, though: research has shown that when outside cannabinoids (like CBD) are introduced into the body, they tap into this biological system and return it to homeostasis.
When it comes to dogs, CBD oil has an amazing list of benefits. Here is what the research says CBD can help with:
CBD for Dogs with Anxiety
As a dog owner, you would probably agree that dogs can have all the same emotions as humans. One of these emotions is anxiety, which is ultimately rooted in fear. Anxiety can be extremely tough for dogs to control, and there’s very little you can do to treat them other than making them feel safe.
Sometimes though, there are things that you can’t control, like thunderstorms, fireworks, and trips to the vet.
Most vets agree that more research is needed to make any conclusions on the efficacy of CBD for dogs with anxiety. However, andetodal reports come in every day; and they all suggest that CBD may help reduce anxiety in dogs.
CBD for Dogs with Pain
As dogs get older, they often experience symptoms of pain. These symptoms are hard to spot; and because dogs can’t tell you what’s wrong. Sometimes, that makes it difficult pinpointing where the pain is coming from.
CBD for Dogs with Arthritis + Inflammation
Research clearly shows that the endocannabinoid system is a key player in inflammation. That’s why thousands are using CBD to promote a healthy inflammatory response in dogs and cats.
In this 2018 study, CBD was shown to possibly increase comfort and activity in dogs with osteoarthritis. Scientific research is beginning to support the notion that, through its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD could be a viable treatment for the symptoms of arthritis and inflammation.
CBD for Dogs with Allergies
The symptoms of an allergic reaction in dogs are nearly identical to the symptoms that a human would experience. If your dog has painful, itchy rashes on their body, there’s a good chance they’re having an allergic reaction to something in their environment.
If you notice your dog having an allergic reaction, CBD could help alleviate the symptoms. This groundbreaking 2007 study showed that the endocannabinoid system is linked to allergic skin reactions. Then, in 2012, this study showed that CBD could help treat the symptoms.
Instead of trying a prescribed medication like Apoquel (which suppresses the immune system), ask your vet about CBD: the natural remedy for skin allergies.
Before you go out and buy CBD oil for your dog, it’s important to take note of two things:
- Not All CBD Oils Are Equal
Because it is such a new market, the CBD industry is highly unregulated, and there are a lot of shady business practices out there. Some companies might try to sell you hemp seed oil, which does not contain CBD. Other oils might contain more than the allowed amount of 0.3% THC – this is not only illegal, but it could be fatal to your pet. Make sure what you’re buying is completely organic, and make sure the company has a third-party lab test.
- Even Though It’s Natural, CBD Oil is Still a Supplement
In this article, we’ve explored all of the amazing therapeutic benefits of CBD oil for dogs. With this in mind, you should remember that CBD oil will have a real effect on your dog’s body. Practice caution, give your dog the correct dose, and always keep your CBD oil in a place where your dog can’t get to it!
Best CBD Oil for Dogs 2020:
Your dog deserves the best. That’s why we made our CBD pet oil with the same premium distilled hemp extract we use for humans. We’ve distilled our full spectrum hemp extract to 75% purity, and we removed all of the unwanted plant matter that other brands leave behind. Plus, we’ve added natural corn dog flavoring (made with bacon and soy) to make a delicious CBD oil that will leave your dogs licking their lips and begging for more!
CBD Oil for Dogs Reviews
Check out these real, verified reviews for Cornbread Hemp’s Full Spectrum CBD Oil for Dogs, made with Kentucky’s finest hemp!
Works great, and Bruce likes it!
I was concerned that my Keeshond Bruce was going to be turned off by the smell, as he can be a little picky. I dropped it on his bowl and he lapped it right up! He’s 45 pounds and 1 1/2 droppers did the trick for fireworks. Reordering now!
– Rodrigo E.
This product is amazing and has helped my tripawd border collie with arthritis so much. She has more energy, is more curious and now has a better quality of life. She also loves it and gets excited when I pick up the bottle.
– Sarah K.
The best on the market!
My dogs absolutely love this stuff! My older girl has bad anxiety when it comes to bath time. Since I started giving her this oil on bath days, she doesn’t make a peep. She’s perfectly content and doesn’t even squirm. My younger girl has anxiety around other dogs. To the point of screeching and running away. Since using this before walkies & b each day, she will actually let other dogs approach her AND sniff her without any noise or complaint. It’s gotten to the point now where she will actually go up to other dogs on her own. I cannot say enough good things about this product and company! Highly recommend!!
– Courtney S.
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