How to choose the best CBD products for your pet
Over the past few years, CBD has grown in popularity for pets. A quick internet search will bring up all kinds of CBD oils, treats, and supplements. With so many overwhelming options, you might be wondering: How do I know which is the best CBD product for my pet?
Three Dog Bakery in Mt. Juliet shares their expertise with us on how to choose the best CBD products for your pet!
What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol and is a compound found in cannabis and hemp. When CBD is extracted from the flowers and buds of hemp plants, it does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol or THC for short.
THC is the chemical in cannabis that produces the “high” associated with marijuana use. By following the proper dosage of CBD products, your pet will not become “high”.
Marijuana is not safe for pets and no marijuana-derived CBD treats or products should be given to your pet.
As with any wellness plan, you should consult your veterinarian first before treating your dog with CBD.
Understanding CBD for Your Pet
When your pet consumes CBD, it passes through the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system is shared by all mammals and other vertebrates like lizards, birds, fish, and frogs, to name a few. This ECS is made up of receptors, enzymes and endocannabinoids.
When the ECS processes CBD, it impacts various bodily processes, including but not limited to sleep, appetite, digestion, and skin health.
What should I look for on a label?
To get the best CBD product for your pet, we recommend checking the label.
Here’s what to look for:
Make sure the product is THC-free. THC is a chemical found in marijuana that is not safe for pets and treats or CBD products derived from marijuana should not be given to your pet.
Make sure the label has clear dosage instructions. The best CBD will explicitly state whether it is for dogs or cats with different strengths. Instructions for use should provide clear serving instructions.
Look for a certificate of analysis. A certificate of analysis is a document associated with cannabis products, including CBD for pets. This document is provided by a third-party laboratory that confirms the exact content of a CBD product.
If you cannot easily find a certificate of authenticity, you can contact the company to request one. If you learn that they have chosen not to do these third-party lab tests, you should be wary of their products.
Where can I get CBD products for pets?
Three Dog Bakery in Mt. Juliet offers CBD products for pets and can provide helpful information on finding the right products to keep your pet feeling great!
Visit Three Dog Bakery in Mt. Juliet to shop for CBD products and learn more ways to help your pet live a happy, healthy, and comfortable life.