In order to make that CBD into an easily ingestible material, researchers have found ways to condense it down into an oil, which can then be added to food or swallowed directly. This oil, known as hemp oil, is produced by a variety of manufacturers, and as legalization takes place in more and more states the market seems to be growing exponentially, and even more big names are getting into the ring. Each of these brands will also produce several different kinds of hemp oil, but if you are looking for the natural, plant-based oil that will bring about the most relief, keep your eye out for phytocannabinoid hemp oil. Other CBD oils might be made in a lab.
Doubts that linger around cannabidiol in dogs involve the continuing confusion and conflation of CBD with THC, as well as the cannabis plant’s legal status. To reiterate, CBD does not get anyone high, neither human nor dog, since the chemical is non-toxic and non-psychoactive. You may be aware that, in 2015, there was some controversy, as the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to CBD dog treat manufacturer Canna-Pet. The substance of this warning was that Canna-Pet’s site announced claims on their website, touting the medical benefits and medicinal uses of their dog treats.

A comparable plant that has gained wide acceptance and use is the opium poppy. In Washington’s time, it was the opiate properties of the poppy that were used and abused in liquid form as laudanum tinctures and smoked as opium. In our own time, chemicals derived from the opium poppy are used in the production of heroin. However, this same plant also gives us widely accepted medicines such as codeine and morphine. Over time, CBD advocates anticipate changes in the legal status of cannabis so that beneficial products can continue to be researched, refined, and distributed in forms that are both safe and well-regulated.
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.
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 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.”
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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.
Considering how much trends in human food and medicine influence pet food and medicine, it’s not difficult to see a link between the increasing number of US states legalizing marijuana use in humans – whether for medicinal or recreational purposes – and the growing popularity of CBD pet products. Yet just as marijuana is still illegal at a federal level, and even its strongest proponents agree much more research on its effects needs to be conducted, CBD for pets falls into very murky scientific and regulatory areas.

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.”
Before you decide to slip your pup a sample—or even one of your edibles (hint: they can’t eat chocolate)—be warned that animals are incredibly sensitive to THC. This is due to abundant receptors in their brains, their heightened sensitivity, and their propensity for experiencing static ataxia. Like humans, dogs suffer from a variety of ailments, such as aching joints and anxiety, that could possibly benefit from treatment with cannabinoids. But because we know even less about the effects of cannabis on dogs than we do of its effects on humans, you should consult your veterinarian before proceeding further. Cannabis has the potential to cause numerous negative health effects in pets, and unlike in humans, it can even be lethal for your animal.
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