THE BEST 3 CBD DOG TREATS
By: The Drawing Room from House of Puff
HOW SHOULD I DOSE MY DOG WITH CBD?
Start low and go slow. That’s the standard recommendation for humans, too, as we start consuming any cannabis or hemp-derived products. And it’s the same for dogs. Rianna Young of Happy Hounds CBD explains the formula they’ve developed, “When it comes to dosing—we always say 1 mg per 10 lbs. This is technically a low dose. But all dogs respond differently. That’s why starting low and slow is the name of the game.” This approach also helps prevent giving your pup too much.
CAN I OVERDOSE MY DOG WITH CBD?
What happens if your hungry hole accidentally scarfs down a whole bag of CBD dog treats? Luckily, a CBD overdose is mild. Since CBD doesn’t affect the brain stem, your pup is highly unlikely to experience adverse effects. Rianna counsels, “Giving your dog or cat too much CBD is not life threatening. But it can cause an increase in drowsiness and dry mouth. So ensure their water bowl is full and that they initially have your undivided attention.”
OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER ABOUT DOSAGE
Us humans turn to CBD for a myriad of reasons, including general health and wellness. With dogs, it’s not much different. The most common reasons for giving CBD to dogs is to calm them, manage physical ailments, and maintain overall wellness. How you should dose your dog depends on the outcome you’re looking for. For example, dosing to ease anxiety can be completely different—and likely much lower—than dosing to alleviate arthritis pain. Dosing is also dependent on other factors like age, size, and breed.
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD FOR DOGS AND FOR HUMANS?
Not really. The most critical difference is dosing. That’s why we like the 1mg for every 10 LBS rule. A second, less important difference is the flavor. Many CBD and cannabis products have added flavoring. So any high quality CBD product that’s made specifically for dogs is likely to contain dog-safe flavors and ones that are more appealing to a dog’s palate. While most of us humans might prefer a fruity edible to a beef-flavored one, we know our dogs are going to go for the beef every time.
SHOULD YOU TALK TO YOUR VET BEFORE GIVING YOUR DOG CBD?
Yes, absolutely. While CBD is typically safe to give dogs, you should always consult your veterinarian. If your dog is already on other medications, you’ll want to make sure that CBD won’t counteract their effectiveness.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO GIVE CBD TO YOUR FURRY FRIEND?
Humans have a wide variety of CBD products to choose from. We’ve got tinctures, edibles, oils, flower, and more. There aren’t quite as many options for our 4-legged friends yet. But there are a few. CBD dog treats are the most popular. But you can also use human-grade hemp-derived CBD oil. If your dog has a sensitive stomach and doesn’t tolerate much other than their standard diet, you can squirt CBD oil on your dog’s usual treats or food.
Just let it soak in before you give it to them to make sure they actually ingest it. You can also use CBD oil topically to soothe their skin or inflammation. But if your fur baby isn’t wearing the cone of shame, just know that they’ll likely lick it. So make sure you’re not giving them too much if they do.
HAPPY HOUNDS CBD DOG CHEWS
Happy Hounds CBD offers their Mobility CBD Dog Chews in a smoky bacon flavor your dog will absolutely love. Rianna explains, “They’re made to help your dog thrive. They’re not just CBD dog chews and tinctures. They’re packed with superfoods to help dogs be healthier and live longer.” Each treat has 2.5mg of CBD, and they’re made for dogs of all ages and sizes. Happy Hounds’ treats were developed to increase mobility, lower anxiety, calm inflammation and joint pain, and improve your pet’s life. Plus, they also make tinctures you can sprinkle on your pet’s normal feed.
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