Why Every Pet Owner Should Be Giving CBD A Try

  • 30/05/2020
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Chances are you have probably heard of CBD in one form or another. More and more people are using CBD daily for numerous reasons, but did you know that your dog can also benefit? Dogs, like humans, naturally have an endocannabinoid system in their body that can process CBD through CB1 and CB2 receptors. Research on CBD is in its early stage, however initial results from studies have shown promising results in treating conditions like anxiety, pain, cancer and arthritis.

At this point in time there are no FDA approved dog products, and veterinarians are hesitant to recommend CBD because of its association with cannabis, and potential retributions for doing such. So don’t expect your veterinarian to recommend, let alone prescribe CBD anytime soon. In this article we will guide you through what to look for in CBD products and how to see if CBD is working for your four legged best friend!

Just because CBD is being sold openly, does not mean that every product is safe and effective. Quality various greatly in the CBD industry and the marketplace is relatively unregulated, so buyers must proceed with caution and do their research. When searching for the right CBD product you always want to look for three important attributes, the origin of the hemp, traceability and third party laboratory analysis.

Origin of the Hemp – You always want to make sure that your CBD products are made with hemp grown and extracted here in the USA. Some brands in the industry source their hemp overseas. Oftentimes hemp grown overseas is contaminated with heavy metals and pesticides that do not belong in your CBD products.  

Traceability – You want to make sure the CBD product you choose has full traceability from seed to sale to ensure a clean and potent product each and every time. Having traceability also increases accountability on the brand producing the product.

Third Party Laboratory Tested – All CBD products should be third party laboratory tested by ISO accredited laboratories to ensure both potency and purity in the products that are on the marketplace. Third party laboratory results should have a batch number that can be found on your finished products. This helps to ensure that “what is on the label is what is in the bottle”.  

CBD comes in various forms like treats, oils and topicals. CBD oil taken orally or inside of chews seems to be the most effective at this time, however more research is needed before making a final conclusion.

When giving CBD to your dog we recommend starting with 2mg per 1kg, if you are using a CBD oil. We recommend always starting with a low dose and monitoring your pets reactions. When browsing the marketplace you should always look for THC-free CBD products, as ASPCA lists THC as a toxic substance for both dogs and cats.

One brand that checks off all of these attributes and has only THC-free products is GoGreen Hemp. GoGreen Hemp is one of the oldest and most trusted CBD-only brands in the industry and provides clean and effective products to both humans and pets. All of their products are third party laboratory tested and they use USA grown and extracted hemp in all of their products.

Here are some of their most popular dog products below:

CBD Bacon Flavored Oil Tincture – This oil tincture is loaded with 500mg of their broad-spectrum THC-Free CBD. The bacon flavor makes this an easy addition to any dog’s diet.

CBD Dog Chews – These CBD dog chews have been featured in national publications and are one of GoGreen Hemp’s top selling products. They are beef flavored and have 2mg per chew.

Yes 2mg per chew may seem like a small dose, however there is a catch. They use their nano-technology in their dog chews so this small dose packs a big punch.

We hope this article has been beneficial and happy shopping!

 

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