You love your pup, so of course you want to reward them from time to time. And what better way than with a delicious dog treat. Add some healthy ingredients like CBD and natural chicken flavoring and you’ve got yourself a serious doggie snack!
CBD dog treats are a popular way to give cannabidiol to dogs. They’re much easier to administer than pills and creams. If you have a picky dog who you have to wrestle to the ground to give them their medicine, they’re a good option.
But how exactly do these cute little treats affect your dog? Does Fido feel any different than before you gave him his special snack? And how does CBD impact your dog’s health?
These are all great questions. In this article, we’ll dive into the details and explain how exactly CBD dogs treats affect a dog.
How Do CBD Dog Treats Work?
CBD dog treats are infused with a special ingredient called cannabidiol, or CBD. This compound comes from cannabis plants, and is usually extracted from industrial hemp. Once CBD enters the body, it interacts with a system called the Endocannbinoid System, which is in charge of maintaining bodily homeostasis.
The Endocannabinoid System is made up of endocannabinoids and their receptors. Endocannabinoids are found in humans and all animals with a vertebrae. They activate the ECS when bodily functions fall out of balance.
Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid, or a cannabinoid that comes from plants. While it’s not exactly the same as your dog’s natural endocannbinoids, it works in a similar manner by activating the ECS. When the ECS senses that there’s too much (or too little) of one function, such as pain or inflammation, it works to regulate that function and return it to normal.
This is why pet owners give their dogs CBD infused treats. Studies show that CBD may be able to help dogs fight common health concerns such as arthritis, anxiety, and maybe even cancer.
Do Dogs Get “High” from Taking CBD?
No. Pure CBD will not get a dog high. The compound that gets people and animals “high” is called THC. So long as the CBD oil is extracted from industrial hemp, there will be either no or very little THC present. Your dog will not feel any more or less mentally clear than before you gave them the treat.
What Are the Potential Health Benefits?
CBD is still a relatively new commodity. Scientists are studying it right now in order to learn more about how it works and its potential health benefits. Right now, the FDA does not acknowledge CBD as a drug or dietary supplement. However, preliminary studies have shown that giving your dog CBD may have potential therapeutic value.
Research has shown that CBD may help support dogs who struggle with health conditions such as:
The list of potential benefits is quite long. In time, we will know more about how exactly CBD benefits dogs. But right now, the research looks promising. If you’re interested in learning how your dog could benefit, we recommend talking with your pet’s veterinarian.
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