Rodrigo has a laundry list of fears, and most of them are adorable. He's afraid of baby gates, brooms, and a cleaned or re-arranged garage. Yep, you read that right. J used to fix up TransAms and BMWs, and when he started his business this summer, he sold all of the cars and parts. Rodrigo took one look at our clean and organized garage, backed up and ran to another room. Nope! He wasn't having it. I had to walk with him, while he was glued to my side, around the garage before he gave his okay. Now he doesn't care. Adorable.
We commonly hear about dogs being more receptive to Hemp CBD than traditional medications, especially with anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-anxiety medications.We recommend that you always check with your veterinarian before starting, stopping, or adjusting the dosage of any prescription medication. Many drugs, especially anti-seizure medications, must be weaned off slowly or else deadly withdrawal symptoms can occur.
In treat or biscuit form, with tastes and flavors that appeal to dogs, CBD treats may work for dogs who refuse, reject, or are resistant to medications in pill or tablet form. They may also be useful for dogs who are not keen on injections or for whom standard medicines have proven ineffective. Given the skepticism surrounding medical uses of cannabis, CBD treats should be approached when other avenues have been exhausted, and only after thorough conversations with a veterinarian.
Let’s start with the basics. Phytocannabinoids are the naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the cannabis and hemp plants. What’s a cannabinoid, you ask? Well, to put it simply they are the chemical compounds produced by cannabis flowers that scientists and doctors have discovered can be useful for treating a variety of ailments, from nausea to arthritis. Now, there are two cannabinoid, Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but the one that seems to have the most health benefits is the CBD. Still with us so far? Ok good!
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.
As with many products of agriculture, the more scientists research the common flora of our planet, the more salutary uses they find for plant matter. Any cannabis advocate will tell you that marijuana is not the only product that derives from the cannabis plant. Famed dog lover and first American president George Washington grew cannabis, which was then referred to popularly as hemp, for its uses as a textile. It was harvested, processed, and fashioned into rope, fishing nets, and even clothing. Oils extracted from it had a number of uses that had nothing whatever to do with drug use or abuse.
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.
If you’re in the market for CBD dog treats, we recommend Honest Paws. Honest Paws uses 100% pure hemp oil for dogs excels in calming a stressed, anxious pooch. Does your dog have trouble sleeping? This CBD hemp oil dog treat acts as sleep aid as well! Lastly, you don’t have to worry about all the icky stuff that comes in a lot of other dog treat brands. Honest Paws CBD dog treats is all-natural, Organic, Non-GMO, Soy-free, and lab approved!
Joey, I don’t know if your gf and Phoebe has went on their trip, but everything that I’ve read it takes about 2 weeks for CBD to build up in a dogs system and since your dog is a shitzu I would suggest a 1.5mg bag of treats from where ever you get them from. She is a smaller dog and there are 2 dosages I’ve seen. 1.5mg for dogs up to 45 or so and 5mg for dogs 45 +. As for the liquid I have no idea as I haven’t researched that. It sucks that no one replied to your question. I hope you were able to find the answer if they flew already. Good luck!