CBD Treats for Dogs: How Much Should I Give My Dog?

Parents have this weird habit of stuffing veggies kids don’t like into something and making a delicious dish out of it. Which obviously all kids love. I have had my broccoli like this too. Well, you are a pet parent too, so why not use this easy trick? CBD treats for dogs are made using a similar trick. The treats taste and smell delicious but they contain CBD or Cannabidiol. CBD helps in pain relief when your dog is in physical or mental pain. Even though helpful CBD treats might be for your dog you cannot stuff a lot of it in your pet’s mouth. There is a limit to everything and crossing this limit can have certain repercussions. If you are considering CBD treats for your dog, here is all you need to know regarding how many CBD dog treats to give and the side effects of an overdose.

What are CBD treats?

If your dog is refusing a direct intake of CBD oil through CBD capsules or a dropper then CBD treats are your ultimate choice. These are small crunchy or soft treats that are infused with CBD oil. They look and taste amazing so your dog won’t have any issues having them. Moreover, it saves you the trouble of measuring CBD oil with a dropper.

But what is CBD oil exactly? Is it even safe?

Cannabinoids are compounds that are extracted from the cannabis plant. The two most popular ones are THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol and CBD or Cannabidiol. We don’t need to get into the chemical differences between these two but what you need to know is that THC is psychoactive whereas CBD is non-psychoactive.

For the ones not too cool with medical terms let’s understand what CBD is in simpler words. Before you start panicking by reading the term cannabis, let’s clear your doubt.

Difference between CBD and THC

The cannabis extract that makes you high and euphoric is the one called THC. This compound derived from the Marijuana plant affects our nervous system (psychoactive) and increases dopamine (happy hormone) levels resulting in a better mood and feeling of pleasure.

CBD on the other hand is non-psychoactive, which means it will not make you high (rather it prevents euphoric effects) but will give you better sleep, reduce anxiety, and will also help you get relief from the pain.

CBD is derived from hemp plants as well as Marijuana. The THC content in Marijuana is higher than in other cannabinoids. Similarly, Hemp has a higher CBD concentration, therefore hemp is used for dog CBD.

Dog CBD is available for consumption and tropical usage as well. If your dog is not having proper sleep may be due to a mental issue or old age you can use CBD to help it sleep while the vets work on resolving the main issue. CBD oils are great to get rid of the pain as well. So if the lack of sleep or frustration of your dog is due to some pain in the bones or muscles, CBD oil will help your dog get pain relief. Let me remind you that pain relief doesn’t imply that the problem has been resolved, it is only to keep your dog at ease and save him from suffering in so much pain. Please make sure a vet has checked your dog and is resolving the main reason behind the pain.

Coming back to your question of whether CBD products are safe for dogs? They are absolutely safe for dogs as long as they have less than 0.3% THC in them.



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