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Which is the best CBD oil for dogs?

There is evidence to suggest that CBD oil may help your dog's health by supporting the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The FDA supports research into the effects of CBD oils, but more detailed long-term studies are needed before any rock-solid health claims can be made. 
However, we believe that CBD oils can have benefits for your dog; the best CBD oils for dogs should be routinely tested by independent laboratories to ensure consistent quality and purity, and we recommend the Relievet products.

A vet holding a puppy in the palm of his handA vet with a small puppy

Safety

Veterinarians widely hold the view that CBD oil is generally safe for dogs, but there are differences in the quality and the consistency of manufacture. Some CBD products for pets may also contain the psychoactive substance THC, which can be toxic to dogs in quite low doses. So you want to be absolutely sure of the quality of the CBD oil you are giving your dog! CBD is a strong mood-altering compound with potentially significant therapeutic properties. Your dog won't get "high" from CBD oil, but he might feel more relaxed.

Best CBD Oil For Dogs

Is it legal?

Yes, it is legal to give CBD oil to dogs if it comes from legally grown industrial hemp. The crop MUST contain less than 0.3% THC. If the final product contains more than 0.3% THC, then the extract used to make the product very likely is NOT legal.

The best way to check if a CBD product is made from legal hemp is to check for a test from an independent laboratory which confirms the cannabinoid content.

Best CBD Oil For Dogs
- How Does It Work?

Dogs, like humans, have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that monitors a wide range of body functions. When these body functions become disturbed or out of balance, the ECS triggers a chemical response to return things back to normal.

CBD is similar in molecular structure to your dogs natural endocannabinoids, and can stimulate your pet's ECS, helping to keep body functions in normal balance. CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the many cannabinoids found naturally in the hemp plant.

The best CBD oil for dogs comes from the industrial hemp plant, which has lower concentrations of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and higher cannabidiol (CBD) levels, which decreases or eliminates the psychoactive effects.

Why CBD Oil?

Oil is well absorbed from under the tongue. Many CBD oils can taste quite bitter; BUT there is one oil that is blended with coconut oil to make it taste better. Your dog will accept drops of oil under the tongue, which is the fastest way of delivering CBD. The alternative route through the digestive system takes much longer, and absorption is lower.

Relievet CBD oil for dogs uses a broad-spectrum CBD extract in a coconut oil carrier. It should be given under the tongue, and is absorbed in about half an hour, and the effects usually last around 8 hours.

Over a period of some days, you should start to notice that your dog is calmer and more placid, with improved movement and mobility and a more glossy coat.

Best CBD Oil For Dogs
- Seizures in Dogs

If you have spoken to your vet about seizures in dogs, you may have discussed drugs like phenobarbital, potassium bromide, and Keppra. Unfortunately these drugs may have some negative side effects, which may be severe.

The FDA recently approved a THC free CBD oil to treat seizures in humans, but as time of writing (November 2021) there have been no large-scale studies on CBD oil for dogs with seizures.

You should talk to your vet about CBD oil for dogs with seizures, and ask their opinion. While there is no guarantee of helping seizures, the side effects of CBD oil are very minor.

Arthritis

If your dog has arthritis, your vet has probably recommended some drugs that will help, but which also may have serious side effects over time.

CBD oil works with the endocannabinoid receptors in your dogs central nervous system. The endocannabinoid system regulates many of your dogs body systems, including those which regulate pain and inflammation. Ask your vet about CBD oil to help your dog and see what they say.

Old Age

When a dog gets older, health may decline. You can end up with a long list of OTC tablets, as well as prescriptions, which may cause side effects that are as bad as the condition you are trying to treat!

While CBD oil for dogs is not a guaranteed cure, the endocannabinoid system is thought to influence many of the same systems that conventional drugs target. CBD is widely thought to have a good safety profile. Again, talk to your vet about the options

An old yellow labrador lying down in the lounge of a houseAn old labrador

Best CBD Oil For Dogs

CBD products can be produced using different forms of CBD. To be legal, they must be manufactured from industrial hemp plants that contain less than 0.3% THC.

Here are the main points for each type of CBD oil:

1. A Broad Spectrum CBD Oil:

  • has 0.0% THC (the psychoactive element).
  • has a broad range of cannabinoids.
  • contains very few residual flavors and aromas.


2. A Full-spectrum CBD Oil:

  • is made from hemp containing less than 0.3% THC and trace amounts of terpenes.
  • has a full spectrum of cannabinoids
  • can have a bitter smell and taste.


3. A CBD Isolate:

  • this is a powder
  • this contains isolated CBD and no other cannabinoids


We believe that a broad spectrum CBD oil is best for dogs, and we recommend Relievet products.

We hope that our page on the best CBD oil for dogs has been helpful. More detailed information is available at the Relievet website here.

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