What Is CBD Oil?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis and hemp. Dr. Klein says it is essential to note that in most cases, CBD does not contain delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties. In fact, most CBD products are derived from hemp and not from marijuana.
How Can CBD Help My Dog?
Like humans, dogs and cats have an endocannabinoid system that allows them to benefit from CBD oil. This system allows the active ingredients in hemp to help relieve many symptoms.
CBD dog treats and oils can ease several conditions your pup may suffer from either occasionally or chronically, including:
- Anxiety and stress
- Moderate to severe pain
- Chronic inflammation
- Joint pain
- Digestion problems
CBD Oils vs CBD Treats: Is There A Difference?
So, you’re probably wondering if treats or oils are more effective for your dog. In general, CBD oil is a better delivery system. In humans, research has shown that the most effective way for the body to absorb CBD oil is by placing it under your tongue. This hasn’t yet been proven in dogs, but some experts assume it’s similar for dogs.
For dogs who aren’t fans of oils, CBD treats (the canine alternative to CBD gummies) can be a great alternative. They come in a variety of flavors (bacon, heck yeah!) that dogs will love, and dosing guidelines can be easier to follow than with CBD oils.
Some people believe that the baking process can potentially decrease the efficacy of the CBD in the treats, but based on our research, we’ve found many customers who use CBD dog treats and swear by the benefits they’ve seen in their dogs.