More and more dog owners are purchasing CBD for their pets. According to a recent report, pet products have racked up over $9.4 million in sales at regulated adult-use cannabis retailers in California, Colorado, Nevada, and Washington combined. However, there is one issue, and this is the fact that the CBD industry is not regulated. This means that you need to be extra diligent when purchasing CBD products from different companies. With that being said, below are some of the best CBD oil products for dogs to give you a helping hand.
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What should you look for when purchasing CBD oil for dogs?
Before we take a look at some of the best products out there, it is essential to establish the different things you should be looking for when purchasing this product.
It is a great idea to source from hemp grown in the US. Hemp contains much lower amounts of THC when compared with cannabis. To be sold legally, the hemp must contain less than 0.3 percent THC. This means that your dog can get all of the benefits without getting high.
Ideally, you want the CBD oil for your dog to be completely THC free. This helps to ensure your dog’s safety.
One of the most important things you can do for the safety of your dog is to make sure the labeling and dosing is perfectly clear on the label. Use only reputable sources for your CBD oil, and be sure to understand how much to give to your pet.
It is best so stay away from full-spectrum CBD, as it has not been tested for safety in dogs. Dope Dog uses only high-quality CBD, with clear labeling and dosing instructions, that have been tested and shown to be safe for the use in dogs.
You also need to make sure that the CBD has been extracted safely and effectively from the hemp plant. Two of the most common methods are solvent extraction and CO2 extraction. The former is the cheapest approach of the two, whereas the latter produces much higher CBD concentrations when compared with any other method.
We would recommend that you stay away from any CBD products that do not come with a certificate of analysis. Every batch of CBD should come with this. You need to check it for a few different things. You want to make sure there is not less CBD than advertised, and make sure there is not too much THC or no THC at all.
We only trust certificates that have been issued by third-party labs. Otherwise, you're depending on only taking the manufacturer's word, and that is always a risk.
Finally, know where the CBD product has been grown. It is advisable to purchase organic CBD only, as this will lower any toxin risks to the environment.
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What is the best CBD oil for dogs?
There are several great CBD products for dogs. We're going to take a look at some of them below…
Unflavored Dope Dropper 500mg CBD Oil
There is only one place to begin, and that is with this best-selling product, which featured in Oprah magazine.
This is a simple product that consists of two ingredients, so you don't need to worry about a cocktail of ingredients that you don't understand.
The digestive-friendly MCT coconut oil base combined with 500mg of premium CBD isolates in what is Dope Dog's highest strength Dope Dropper.
You can either mix this in with your dog's food or drop it directly into your dog's mouth.
Both ingredients have been sourced in the United States and they are 100 percent human-grade. They have been tested in a lab for potency, purity, and safety.
This product may provide natural pain and anxiety relief, which could possibly support dogs with many different conditions, including aging, epilepsy, arthritis, inflammation, and anxiety.
It is ideal for rehoming, fireworks, storms, grooming, travel, and more.
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Salmon Dope Dropper 200mg CBD Oil
Next, we have the salmon-flavor Dope Dropper. With this product, your dog may enjoy the benefits of CBD, as well as the benefits of salmon, which is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids.
This product is 100 percent THC-free, and all of the ingredients used are 100 percent human-grade.
Like the previous product, you can mix this in with your dog's food, or you can drop it directly into your dog's mouth.
It’s the perfect choice if you are looking for something that will promote mobility and joint function.
Aside from reaping the benefits of CBD, salmon oil offers the following benefits:
- Eliminates dry skin and dandruff
- Soothes temporary skin irritations
- Promotes a silky and soft coat
- Protects dogs from the impact of skin allergies
- Promotes mobility and joint function
- Natural source of essential fatty acids (EFAs)
- Dog-approved flavor and smell
Related: 4 Reasons Your Dog Should be Supplementing with Salmon Oil
CBD Starter Kit with CBD Treats and CBD Oil
If you’re not sure where to begin with CBD oil, you may want to opt for the starter kit. This bundle gives you everything you need as a first-time CBD user. It includes the 200mb Dope Dropper CBD oil in salmon flavor, as well as one trial size of bite-size 3mg peanut butter biscuits.
The Calming Crunchies are a great source of plant-based protein. They also contain vitamin E, niacin, vitamin B, and heart-healthy fats. Additionally, the ingredients include CBD isolate, coconut oil, rolled oats, peanut butter, natural rosemary extract, and rye flour. We recommend one treat per serving for a 20-30lb dog. If your dog is smaller, only half the amount of the treat.
Are you curious of including other Calming Crunchies treats? Learn more at Dope Dog’s CBD Dog Treats!
So there you have it: an insight into some of the best CBD oil products for dogs today. Adding CBD to your dog's diet can promote a healthier, happier dog. However, it is imperative to choose CBD oil with care. As the industry is unregulated, there are many unscrupulous sellers out there, which means you need to be extra cautious when shopping. If you follow the advice that has been provided above, you should be able to find the best CBD oil for your dog without too much trouble.