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.
All warm blooded creatures have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is included in verging on each framework in you and your pet’s body. – cardiovascular, absorption, unwinding, and even the subjective and memory capacities. The ECS is likewise a key variable in the mammalian body’s mitigating endeavors. The ECS is controlled by receptors, which researchers call the CB1 and CB2 receptors.
Sales of CBD pet products doubled in the US from 2014 to 2016, according to MJ Freeway, a data analytics firm referenced by Polly Mosendz in a December 2016 article on Bloomberg.com. Interestingly, the article lumps CBD in the same category as THC, even questioning the ethics of “getting the dog high” (paraphrasing a quote from a senior vice president of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
Like the others, True Leaf also makes several different products to best suit the needs of dogs of all shapes and sizes. And currently their products focus on treating three different situations: Immune support, calming formula for anxious pups, and hip and joint support. Each of these also comes in three different forms, with chews, sticks, and oil available.
Yes. Due to the tenuous legality of cannabis generally, CBD treats are not offered by big box retailers. Both PetSmart and Amazon have no results when you search for the two major brands we’ve mentioned. Both Canna-Pet and Treatibles offer their products direct from their websites, and each have posted lists of boutique retailers and veterinarians nationwide that do stock their merchandise. These physical locations tend to be, but are not exclusively, found in states where medical marijuana is legal.
“CBD oil is highly recognized as a natural way to heal the body with pain and inflammation, as well as support the nervous system, digestive system and many other tissues in the body,” said Clare Christensen, key accounts sales manager for Rush Direct, quoted in a March 2017 article in Pet Product News. Rush Direct offers a CBD oil-based supplement for dogs in treat form, Canabits CBD.
The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), which approves pet food ingredient definitions, addressed the issue at its January 2017 meeting, Dzanis said. “AAFCO has subsequently issued guidelines to note that to date, no hemp-based ingredients have been defined or otherwise sanctioned for use in animal feed, hence any inclusion in a feed or pet food would be objectionable to state feed control officials.”
Our Edibites are infused with our full spectrum certified USDA organic CBD hemp oil which is extracted from our proprietary strain of hemp, PR-33. PR-33 is grown at our joint-venture certified USDA organic hemp farm in eastern Colorado and was selected because it’s cannabinoid profile was the most optimal for pets. In order for CBD products to be as beneficial as possible, every cannabinoid naturally found in the hemp plant must be present, THC included. This is because all of the cannabinoids in the hemp plant work together in what is called the “entourage effect,” this is why Pet Releaf never uses CBD isolate, CBD alone loses the majority if it’s medicinal benefits. The PR-33 strain is extremely high in the beneficial cannabinoid CBD and extremely low in THC at an almost undetectable level of 0.1%. PR-33 is a proprietary strain and will only ever be found in Pet Releaf products. We extract our CBD hemp oil using a super critical CO2 method, meaning we only use pressurized air to remove the CBD from the plant and never any toxic solvents or chemicals. Our CBD hemp oil uses the flowers, leaves, and some seeds so that our products contain the full spectrum CBD that is extracted from the plant as well as the protein benefits of the seeds.
My dog has anxiety that is too high for CBD treats to help, but perhaps these would work for him. Even CBD hemp oil hasn’t been enough on it’s own for high anxiety, like car rides or fireworks. My dog gets 25 mg of CBD hemp oil (Pet Releaf or Canna Canine) on a Ewegurt treat (bought these based on your review!) twice daily, plus a low dose of Prozac. (He is intolerant of common sedating drugs like Valium and Trazodone.) When a high anxiety-provoking event occurs or is anticipated, I break out the big guns: Fairwinds Companion Tincture, which is 5:1 CBD to THC, and designed for pets and humans. It is available at marijuana shops in WA.
Each of these no-nonsense biscuits contains 4mg of CBD. There are only five ingredients involved in their making, which is so straightforward and simple that you probably could make them on your own for much cheaper. But you probably won’t (I’m a devoted dog mom too, but I don’t have time to DIY everything), and if you’re looking for nothing but CBD with an appetizing bacon flavor to please your pupper, here you go.