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What is CBD and How Can It Help My Dog?

CBD has been making substantial headway in terms of an effective alternative for otherwise potentially harmful conventional medications. If you’re one to stay up on the latest trends in holistic wellness, you likely know first hand just how beneficial the powerful herb truly is. Remarkably, the benefits of CBD aren’t only for humans, but for our four-legged friends as well and the advantages are notably comparable. However, with all of the talk surrounding CBD, there is also a bit of uncertainty. What exactly is this powerful herb? Where does it come from and how safe is it really?


Not to worry, in this article we’ll cover all the bases and make sure you’re well informed on the phenomenon that is CBD.

What is CBD

Let’s start with the basics.

CBD is derived from the hemp plant. The hemp plant is a species that falls under the Cannabis L. Sativa “umbrella.” Another species that falls under this umbrella is a marijuana plant. Here’s where a lot of confusion starts. While these two plants share several qualities, they are also quite different.

First off, the hemp plant contains no more than 0.3% THC. THC is the component of the plant that leaves its consumer feeling that “high,” euphoric feeling like we commonly see in movies. However, the tiny traces of THC in the hemp plant are nowhere near the amount needed to experience any psychedelic feelings. In other words, your dog will not get high from CBD products.

Additionally, hemp CBD has proven to be incredibly safe for your pup whereas products derived from the marijuana plant are not. Therefore, always ensure that the CBD you purchase for Fido is specifically formulated for dogs (aka produced from hemp).

When CBD is derived from the hemp plant, it is in liquid form. The CBD oil is then either packaged in tincture form or is used to make treats geared to promote overall wellness as well as target specific ailments.

Benefits of CBD Oil

The results of CBD are truly incredible. Take…

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