Honestly, these treats resemble peanut butter cookies that I make for my fellow human beings—with the added nutrition of carrots for your dog. If you told me they were peanut butter munchies for me, I’d definitely accept them without question and dole them out to my friends at a party. But they’re for dogs—gourmet, fancy dogs! And they contain 5mg of Colorado-cultivated CBD per biscuit.

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Researchers have shown that CBD carries many potential health benefits. These health benefits include; Reducing inflammation & pain, improving circulation, promoting bone growth, reducing stress levels and anxiety, reducing nausea and stimulating the appetite, increasing cognitive functions, lowering blood sugar levels, reducing seizures, inhibiting cancer cell growth, and improving overall wellness and health for your pet.
I am not a veterinarian or canine/animal nutritionist. I am a blogger, and all information shared is based on my personal experience with my four dogs and research about raw feeding, canine health, and nutrition that I do for my four dogs.  Please do not use content from this blog in place of veterinarian care.  I do not offer coaching or consultations; the most I can do is share my personal experience.
Cannabidiol (CBD) interacts with receptors in the brain, central nervous system, and organs and acts as an anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting agent. There are a number of reasons why your pup would need an anti-inflammatory agent. Whether it’s to aid in post-operative care or alleviate pain associated with illness or disease, CBD has been proven to fight inflammation in dogs (and people).

Several companies have already managed to stand out from the pack and make a name for themselves. We happened to see a few of these companies at the 2018 Global Pet Expo in Florida and learned about the products and their effectiveness right from the source. If you’re considering trying CBD oils for dogs or hemp dog treats, I strongly recommend starting with the following companies, each of which provide unique products.

HonestPaw’s CBD Dog Treats have provided comfort to hundreds of dogs and their owners. The company saw the need for an all-natural, organic CBD dog treat and jumped at the chance to provide pet parents with an alternative pain management option. However, even with all the success stories, the lack of proper research is a big concern for vets and pet parents alike. With that said, even the likes of Cancer.Gov has sung the praises of medical marijuana for humans. Hopefully, that trend will continue and more studies will emerge on CBD for pets.

There are several supplements that I use to ease Rodrigo's anxiety.  When I have a heads up about a storm or fireworks, then I can plan his supplements and treats accordingly.  Sometimes, it's easier to give him treats, but as I stated above, all of the treats I've tried with my dogs have been a bust.  They just DO NOT WORK!  Other pet parents swear by them, but my dog is still stressed out, which is why I lean so heavily on Ewegurt and CBD oil for anxiety relief.  Every dog is different and reacts differently to the various products available.  I get that.  I just want something that works for Rodrigo because there are times when giving my dog a treat to relieve his anxiety would be so convenient for me and fun for him, but I didn't think that was a possibility until I was introduced to cbdMD dog treats.


The bodies of most mammals contain native receptors for cannabinoids. These receptors in the brain run throughout the nervous system. From there, they influence the workings of internal organs and systems. Their function is to regulate and govern things as diverse as memory, emotional states, pain tolerance, and hunger. For patients — human or canine — who experience excessive pain, anxiety, or lack of appetite, CBD supplements may be useful in providing relief from these symptoms.
But I'm not comfortable giving my dog something I wouldn't try for myself, because I am a crazy dog lady. So that's what I did. I bought "Holistic Hound CBD Dog Treats" in pasture raised savory chicken-flavor and "Treatibles Hemp Wellness Dog Chews with naturally occurring CBD" in blueberry, and, on two separate evenings, I hunkered down to eat them.
The cannabis genus of plants has a conflicted reputation, mostly because marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, meaning it “has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States,” according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Times, attitudes, and even laws, change, and it’s been a decade since California pioneered the legal use of marijuana specifically for medicinal purposes. As of this writing, 25 states and the District of Columbia permit the sale and consumption of marijuana, both as medicine and as a recreational narcotic.
And then, finally, there is also a significant body of research that suggests CBD can be helpful in fighting cancer and getting rid of tumors. Of course, nothing has come forward to state for sure that CBD will cure cancer, but we do know that it is helpful in treating the nausea, loss of appetite, and pain that can result from the cruel disease and the often harsh treatments we now have for it.

Prolonged exposure to sunlight or heat can cause the Hemp Treats to prematurely spoil. When temperatures rise above 160°F, it will cause the phytocannabinoids in the Hemp Treats to break down and become ineffective. Refrigeration is the easiest way to extend the product’s shelf life. However, refrigeration will not be needed in the majority of cases.
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Along with Canna-Pet, another of the major reputable producers of CBD dog treats and supplements is Treatibles. Looking through their websites and scanning through the ingredients of each of their product lines, from a nutrition standpoint, their dog treat recipes contain primarily, if not exclusively, gluten-free, organic materials. Chemically, a trustworthy CBD treat should contain cannabidiol and other non-toxic, non-psychoactive cannabinoids.
Cannabidiol is not a psychoactive agent. Before we even get to CBD dog treats, some may shake their heads, cluck their tongues, and say they don’t want their dogs getting high. That objection is very common, but just as easily dismissed. CBD is not toxic, and it does not have a particularly strong effect, if any at all, on the receptors in the brain that are influenced by THC. CBD does not affect perception and is incapable of turning normally functioning people or their dogs into Cheech, Chong, Harold, or Kumar. CBD treats for dogs are not the canine equivalent of pot brownies.

One of the most obvious uses of CBD has been to increase appetites and decrease anxiety in dogs. This means that it is great for pets who might have certain digestive problems, and also that it can be given to those super nervous dogs out there. With a little CBD, you’ll never need to worry that your neighbors are being bothered by your lonely pups worried barking. Instead, Fido will be mellow as can be, waiting calmly for you to get back home.

The dosage is one treat per 25 pounds of body weight.  Rodrigo weighs 65 pounds, so I gave him two dog treats.  And since I was handing out treats, the other dogs lined up as well – two per dog (although Sydney and Scout should have had three each).  And, as I stated, 30 minutes later, the dogs were all dozing on their beds (what dog mom's office doesn't have dog beds?) and slept soundly through the night despite the fireworks.

We received a bag of cbdMD dog treats along with CBD oil and other products in exchange for our honest thoughts.  What surprised me was that cbdMD offers dog treats in various strengths, so I requested 750 mg dog treats (I'm used to 200 mg).  And they worked – I saw a difference within 30 minutes.  The first time the dogs tried their new dog treats by cbdMD, I was sitting in my office, fireworks were STILL going off two weeks after the Fourth of July and Rodrigo was panting and trying to get as close to me as possible.
HonestPaw’s CBD Dog Treats have provided comfort to hundreds of dogs and their owners. The company saw the need for an all-natural, organic CBD dog treat and jumped at the chance to provide pet parents with an alternative pain management option. However, even with all the success stories, the lack of proper research is a big concern for vets and pet parents alike. With that said, even the likes of Cancer.Gov has sung the praises of medical marijuana for humans. Hopefully, that trend will continue and more studies will emerge on CBD for pets.
Honestly, these treats resemble peanut butter cookies that I make for my fellow human beings—with the added nutrition of carrots for your dog. If you told me they were peanut butter munchies for me, I’d definitely accept them without question and dole them out to my friends at a party. But they’re for dogs—gourmet, fancy dogs! And they contain 5mg of Colorado-cultivated CBD per biscuit.
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