As a pet owner, you’re always looking for the latest and greatest products for your furry friend. Chances are that you’ve heard or maybe even tried CBD. Did you know that CBD can also benefit your four-legged companion?
Like humans, dogs also have an endocannabinoid system, which CBD interacts with to produce all sorts of positive health effects. While CBD doesn't cure any ailments, it may help to manage:
- Chronic pain
- Age-related conditions (ie. osteoarthritis)
- Joint inflammation
- Digestive and GI issues
- Seizure management
- Skin conditions (when applied topically)
Here’s what you need to know about giving your dog CBD so that you can both make the best of your days.
Factors to pay attention to
There are a lot of factors to consider when buying CBD for your pet. By taking the time to thoroughly research a product, you can have peace of mind that what you're giving your dog is not only safe, but effective
Where and how is hemp grown?
One of the first questions to ask is where hemp plants are grown. You want to buy pet CBD products from a company that grows all of its plants in the United States, preferably one that is certified organic.
Avoid companies that don't specify where their hemp is grown.
It’s also important to buy from a brand that doesn’t use pesticides, GMOs, solvents, or other harmful chemicals. These compounds can seep into the plant, resulting in a lower quality and unsafe CBD extract.
What extraction method is used?
There are many processes that can be used to extract plant compounds from hemp. When buying CBD products for your dog, you want to find a company that uses CO2 extraction. This process doesn’t use any harmful chemicals.
On the other hand, avoid companies that use solvent extraction, which are often done with the use of ethanol, butane, or acetone.
What type of CBD extract is used?
There are three different types of CBD extract: isolate, broad spectrum, and full spectrum. CBD isolate is the least effective and is often chemically processed. For best results, it’s recommended to find CBD pet products that contain broad or full spectrum CBD.
These extracts contain all of the whole plant compounds, including terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids, and other cannabinoids. These compounds work together to provide the ultimate relief and experience for your pup.
How much CBD does the product contain?
Too much of a good thing can be problematic. When giving your dog any type of CBD product, you need to be well aware of how much CBD a serving contains. Be sure that the brand you buy from has their products tested by a 3rd party lab.
A reputable product will have a certificate of analysis (COA). This document provides in-depth details about how much CBD the product contains along with other compounds.
Find a product that works for you and your pup
There is no shortage of CBD products for dogs. In fact, Verma Farms offers drool-worthy oils and chewy treats. Ideally you want to choose a product that’s convenient for you to give and one that your doggo actually enjoys.
One of the go-to options for dogs are CBD oil tinctures. All you have to do is squirt the appropriate amount of oil into your dog’s mouth. Our chicken and salmon flavors are a hit with our furry product testers.
What’s nice about oral administration is that it works quickly. CBD and other compounds are able to soak directly into the bloodstream, which means faster relief.
But what if your dog isn’t too keen on swallowing oil? Some dogs aren’t thrilled about being fed from a dropper. The good news is that you can add a few drops of CBD oil to your dog’s food. This is a mess-free way to help your dog feel his best.
If you’re looking for a more convenient way to give your dog CBD, consider CBD treats. We offer some of the most delicious flavors in the market, including:
- Steak Bites
- Bacon Bites
- Apple Smacks
- Sweet Pet-Tato Bites
- Salmon Bites
CBD treats are perfect for busy pet owners who don’t have time to measure out specific oil amounts. Our CBD pet treats are sure to have your pup sitting on command! Treats are convenient because they’re pre-dosed and your dog doesn’t know that they’re healthy. Talk about a real win/win.
Whether you’re interested in CBD oil or treats for your pup, you’ll find the perfect product at Verma Farms. Browse our Pet Collection today!