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.
Comprehensive research shows that CBD products have a low side-effect profile. However, the one notable concern is CBD's interaction with enzymes in the liver that metabolize the majority of pharmaceuticals. In most cases, studies have shown that this interaction is uncommon, but it can occur. By delaying the rate a pharmaceutical is metabolized, you potentially raise its potency and its side effects. This could be one of the reasons, CBD is able to lower the use of other pharmaceuticals.
While hemp seed oil is made from the seeds of the plant, it has very little CBD, not enough to provide pain or anxiety relief. I've been using CBD oil with my dogs for a few years with my dogs and I love the idea of incorporating CBD dog treats into their diet because treats can taken on a drive, a walk, or to the vet's office with no mess. I've spilled a 1/4 of a bottle of essential oils into my bag once. That sucked. It would suck even more if it was a bottle of CBD oil. CBD dog treats are also an excellent option for dogs, like Sydney, that don't like CBD oil.
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 company used to call them biscuits, but didn’t want them to be confused with regular ol’ dog treats because they contain 2mg of phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil (sourced directly from a Colorado Department of Agriculture provider) each. “These are not training treats. These are health products or supplements,” Polly Patterson, COO/CMO of HHPC, tells Leafly, adding that they were created in partnership with veterinarians. The green-lipped mussel ingredient is a unique and special touch—it is a rich source of glucosamine and chondroitin, which are popular supplements for aging dogs with aching joints and muscle pain.
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.”
There are plenty of THC-free (or less than 1% THC) CBD hemp oil supplements for dogs that you can buy online or in some pet stores. There are oils and tinctures that you can drop directly into their mouths or mix into their food. These are not usually labeled specifically as “treats” because CBD is not an approved ingredient in FDA-regulated dog food, but for the right dog, they just might hit the spot. Here, I’ve included the best treat-like supplements for your pup—because shouldn’t Fido enjoy his cannabis experience too?