C B D Dog Treats: Are They Worth It?

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Updated On October 30, 2020

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It's not really surprising many people are looking into C B D dog treats considering the popularity of C B D oil.

In theory, C B D (cannabidiol) treats are a great idea. They're convenient and easy to give your pet ... but just because the treats have C B D oil, does that mean your dog's actually getting the benefits? Hear what some hemp industry experts have to say so you can decide if they're the best way to support your dog with C B D benefits.

But first, what's the deal with C B D oil and why's it so popular?

The Benefits Of C B D Oil For Dogs

Cannabidiol (C B D) oil comes from the hemp plant, which is part of the cannabis family. C B D is also found in cannabis, which contains T H C, the hallucinogenic component. But most C B D oils give you the benefits of C B D without the T H C. So don't worry, it isn't going to make your dog “high.”

Research shows that C B D oil is a very effective natural immune system support. It's also proven to be valuable for managing and preventing:

  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Anxiety
  • Digestive issues
  • Neurological disorders (such as seizures and epilepsy)
  • Blood disorders
  • Tumors and cancers

It may also fight off free radicals to help prevent the development of cancerous cells. Knowing this, it's easy to see why people are choosing to give C B D treats to their dogs. But are they the best option?

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C B D Dog Treats - Are There Any Concerns?

We know many people who give their dogs C B D oil every day and talk about how it has helped them and their dogs. We really do think it's an amazing natural supplement. And we think it's important to know what you're feeding your dog. Since C B D dog treats are so popular, we wanted to know what to look for, and let others know too.

  • Does the cooking process change C B D as we see with nutrients in kibble?
  • How do you know what potency to feed and what should you look for when checking potency?
  • How do I know if the treats contain high quality or low quality hemp C B D?

The Challenge Of Baking C B D Dog Treats

The C B D in treats is affected during the cooking process. C B D can start to break down at 200 degrees and is almost completely broken down by 350 degrees. And cooking can degrade the bioavailability of C B D oil meaning your dog won't be absorbing it well. So unless the treats are baked low and slow there is a risk that the amount of C B D originally added will be less.

Another thing you want to consider when looking at treats is what else is in that treat. Adding C B D won't matter if the product contains artificial flavors or preservatives. The amounts won't likely be high enough to combat the health impact of additives.

Potency and C B D Dosage For Dogs

The general rule of thumb is to give 1mg to 6mg of C B D per 10 pounds of body weight, depending on the dog. And you'll need to know the C B D potency of the treats. For anxiety or health prevention, you'll find that the lower doses work well. But if your dog is dealing with pain or immune issues, you'll need a higher amount. 

A It's best to start with a smaller dose and work your way up. If you find a low dose isn't the best fit for your dog, it's best to check in with your holistic vet. Together you can determine the best dose, or if treats are the best way to dose his C B D. Most C B D dog treats on the market test as low as 3% to 6% C B D per the amount of hemp oil used. And some only use hemp C B D powder. A credible C B D pet product will also have third-party test results called Certificates of Analysis. 

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What's the difference between low-quality and high-quality C B D oil?

An The highest grade C B D oil won't be made with flavor additives or preservatives. It will be made of high-grade supercritical Co2 extracted oil, and it'll be delivered in the method with proven bioavailability. That means it's bonded with only organic high MCT coconut oil.

You'll also want to look for a pet C B D product with zero active T H C. T H C is the psychoactive part of cannabis and marijuana that gives that “high” effect. C B D from organic hemp plants will contain less than 0.3% T H C. And this is what makes it a safe option for use for your dog. Again, if you are looking for maximum health benefits for your dog, you'll need to reach for a quality C B D oil to give also. That way you can dose accurately and the treats are just a nice bonus for your dog.

To sum it all up ... treats can be a fun way to give your pet their daily dose of C B D. But make sure you are giving them treats with the proper ingredients and high-quality C B D!

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