How Does CBD Work for Dogs?
Given what you’ve already heard about the effects of CBD oil and its therapeutic properties for humans, it might seem a little strange to go off and buy CBD for dogs, or to think about giving CBD to your pets.
However, what few people realize is that active cannabidiol (CBD) works by interacting with endocannabinoid receptors that exist in nearly all life forms on earth – including dogs. What this means is that, from a physiological standpoint at least, hemp CBD for dogs functions in much the same way that it does in humans.
Most pet owners use pure CBD for dogs to try and treat either pain or anxiety/stress that stems from the dog being separated from their owner. Treatable pain can of course exist in a variety of forms, including aching joints from arthritis, acute injury, infection, or simply from the inevitable onset of old age.
We’ve received loads of feedback from satisfied customers that a simple morning dose (or perhaps a morning and evening dose) of CBD treats has worked wonders in improving their dog’s mobility, and/or simply giving them a better quality of life.
Additionally, many owners have chosen to use our PureKana hemp CBD for pets for younger dogs that suffer from separation anxiety. This of course includes separation for days at a time when you might have to board your dog at a kennel, but it could also include day-to-day separation while you’re at work, school, etc.
Stress can be incredibly difficult for dogs of all ages, and many people don’t realize that it can lead to adverse health conditions over the long term. In many cases, CBD hemp treats in the morning can provide a safe and incredibly effective form of stress relief that allows your dog to relax in a much healthier state while you’re away.
CBD for Pets… How do you Know How Much to Give Them?
When you buy CBD for pets, it can be really tough knowing exactly how much to give them, or if the amount you do give them is even working at all. That’s why we’ve spent over a year trying to perfect our PureKana formula, which we believe by now is one of the best in the industry.
We’ve created two different varieties of CBD treats based on your dog’s size – one for large dogs and one for small dogs.
However, the range is far more inclusive than this might seem, as the small dog treats tend to scale on the more “minimal” side, while the large dog treats scale on the “maximum” side. In other words, you can use quarter, half, or three-quarter sized treats in order to try and perfect the “dose” that your pet is getting.
We typically recommend a single CBD small dog treat for dogs 10 lbs and under. Above this size, you may want to start adding approximately half of a treat for every 10 lbs of weight; in other words, a 20 lb dog would get 1 ½ treats, a 30 lb dog would get 2 treats, and so on. For reference, our small dog hemp for pets treats come with 25 treats per bag, each of which contains 1 mg of hemp extract.
In contrast, the larger treats come in bags of 20 with 50 mg extract per bag, meaning 2.5 mg per individual treat. We recommend the large dog treats for dogs 40 lbs and up, but of course this is only a rough estimation.
Be Advised… Not All Hemp Treats for Dogs Are Made the Same!
One thing you really need to be aware of when buying CBD for pets is to realize that there is a huge discrepancy between manufacturers in terms of the quality of products that are out there on the market. Given that CBD is not yet an approved medicine (for either dogs or humans), many companies out there are taking advantage of the loose regulations surrounding the nature of the industry.
In other words, they are effectively marketing “hemp treats” or “CBD for dogs” that contains virtually no active cannabidiol whatsoever (cannabidiol is the scientific name for CBD).
They are getting away with this by using hemp seed extract or hemp powders, rather than actual CBD extract that is taken from the leaves and flowers of industrial hemp plants. While hemp seeds contain beneficial plant protein and are highly nutritious in their own right, they don’t actually contain any of the therapeutic CBD compound that is believed to help with things like stress, pain, anxiety, inflammation, etc.
Quality CBD for pets will have been made using the same raw plant material and the same extraction equipment as “regular” CBD oils for humans. And indeed, here at PureKana this is exactly what we do.
The extract that we use in our CBD for dogs treats is the very same extract that we use for our industry-leading CBD oils, CBD capsules, and other CBD-infused products. All of our products are sourced from organic hemp plant material off of licensed Pilot Research Farms in Kentucky, thus we ensure that you’re getting nothing but the highest quality, most CBD-rich strains grown on American soil.
And in order to prove it, we have our CBD dog treats lab tested and verified for content and purity just like all of our other products. Like you, we are of the firm belief that our “furry friends” are just as much a part of the family as anyone else, and this is why we put nothing but our best resources into extracting and producing every batch of PureKana hemp dog treats.