Plain ol’ hemp seed oil (not full-spectrum) comes chock full of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids, Omega-9, GLA (gamma linolenic acid), and a collection of healthy proteins and amino acids.
Dogs have this system, too.
After first determining the proper dosage for your dog’s weight, simply measure it out with the dropper and either give directly by mouth, on a treat, or mixed in with food.
A Note On *Regular* Hemp Seed Oil
The variety of ways to give CBD or full-spectrum hemp oil to your dog makes it super convenient. Lots of pups actually enjoy the taste!
Here’s a part of the brain you may not have heard about before: the endocannabinoid (EC) system. Sounds complicated, right? It’s really just a science-y term for the system that tells us things like how hungry we are, if we’re in pain, and how our body feels and reacts to stimuli.
Humans (and dogs!) commonly use it to help improve skin and coat health, reduce joint pain, and boost immune system function. Unlike CBD or full-spectrum hemp oil, however, its benefits are mostly nutritional and will not aid symptoms of stress or anxiety.
We all have these naturally-occurring compounds inside us called cannabinoids. They interact with receptors in the EC system and help control those important body functions. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of those compounds.
For those unfamiliar: CBD for these types of products is derived from hemp plants. It’s holistic healing powers boast the ability to remedy aches, pains, nausea, and eradicate anxiety in dogs, according to VETCBD. CBD does not contain THC — the chemical compound in cannabis that gets you stoned. Exposure to cannabis can have some negative effects on dogs depending on how much they ingest, so you definitely shouldn’t give your pups weed, people. They live the best lives, they don’t need to get stoned.
Veterinarians have been lobbying since last year to be granted access to marijuana and hemp in order to conduct research that would better elucidate its effect on pets, and have only recently received some funding to do so.
McGrath’s concerns are definitely valid. Despite the abundance of people singing the praises of CBD, its effects and benefits are still widely unknown. CBD is thought to be harmless for your pets, but its probably best to seek out the advice of vet before passing any CBD products along to your pooch.
BarkShop started selling dog supplements last year — carrying everything from multivitamins to dental hygiene treats — according to BarkShop GM Melissa Seligmann. In January they made the decision to develop CBD offerings for their customers.
“We sold out of all our initial inventory that we bought for a two-month run on day one, and we’ve had a hard time keeping it [CBD supplies] in stock,” Seligmann said.
As their champions, we refuse to let that happen if there’s something we can do to help. CBD extracts & biscuits have the potential to remedy a wide variety of issues, and may be the answer to giving your dog his life back.
There are also two forms of crunchy chicken-flavored biscuits infused with full-spectrum hemp oil, organic flax seed, nutritional yeast, parsley, and cage-free eggs. The Original CBD Biscuits contain 1.75 mg of CBD and are best for small-to-medium dogs, while the Big Dog CBD Biscuits contain 5 mg of CBD and are best for large-to-extra-large dogs.
What is CBD?
It’s important to note that it may take anywhere from 5 days to 2 weeks for the effects of the biscuits to kick in. The CBD needs time to build up in dogs’ systems to perform at its best, and it pays to be consistent.
CBD (cannabidiol) is a natural substance found in hemp plants whose health benefits come free of the effects of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive substance in marijuana that produces feelings of being “high” or intoxicated.
CBD doesn’t do that—it’s completely non-psychoactive. Rx CBD Extract contains MCT (medium chain triglycerides) oil from organic coconuts, and human-grade CBD hemp oil derived by CO2 extraction. It’s a completely natural remedy that’s 100% vegetarian and gluten-free.