CBD Dog Treats:

Friday, March 10th, 2017

CBD Dog Treats: Cannabis for Canines

Over the past couple of years the medicinal marijuana market has expanded their reach to include customers of the canine variety.  People are finding out that the cannabis plant can have substantial therapeutic value for animals as well as humans. This is why we can up with CBD Dog Treats.

While veterinarians are not going to be prescribing weed for your dogs anytime soon, there is a new market of treats and topical creams infused with CBD oils that are helping sick pets deal with their chronic pain.

Denver-based Bark Avenue CBD Dog Treats is one of the many cannabis companies that has entered the CBD pet product market. They are embracing the idea that the pain-relieving effects of the CBD compound will work just as well for dogs, as it does for humans. Hemp-derived CBD oil has become a popular remedial option for dogs due to the lack of THC present, since THC is shown to be extremely toxic to dogs.

CBD Oil Benefits

Products made with CBD extracts have opened up a whole new channel for pet parents who want to explore more holistic remedies. CBD can offer the calming, pain-lessening effects of the cannabis plant, just without the “high” of recreational weed.

CBD has a wide range of medical benefits including, but not limited to:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Muscle repair after strenuous exercise
  • Arthritis
  • Reducing pain
  • Reducing stress and anxiety
  • Reducing nausea
  • Stimulating appetite
  • Lowering blood sugar levels
  • Minimizing aggression disorders and noise phobias
  • Helping with chronic pain from aging
  • Reducing or helping to control seizures

Achy joints, inflammatory joint diseases, or aging can cause our pets to want to slow down but CBD treats can alleviate these joint pains and have them up and moving around again.

The calming effects of CBD products can also be used to calm down many high-strung pets suffering from separation anxiety, aggressive behaviors or noise phobias. (i.e. fear of fireworks or thunderstorms)

One CBD treatment that surprises many pet owners is the fact that it is sometimes used to treat dogs who suffer from seizures. Products with high levels of CBD have been shown to reduce and help manage seizures brought upon by epilepsy or other genetic disorders.

Cannabis-based products have been shown to help mitigate some of the symptoms associated with cancer such as nausea, loss of appetite, or chronic pain. CBD-infused pet products give dog owners an alternative to conventional drugs. Giving smaller doses of CBD, instead of regular pet medications, can lessen the side effects that may occur with larger doses of traditional medicines.

CBD Dog Treats

CBD Dog Treats

Jennifer uses high-quality human grade ingredients with no additives or preservatives for all of her Bark Avenue wellness creations. Consulting with a qualified veterinarian to make sure she was creating a wholesome, well-balanced dog treat.

Bark Avenue’s line of CBD dog treats is unique because it uses a formula specially designed for larger breeds that combines the CBD compound with hip-joint relief properties into one product. The dispensary shops in her local market love to stock it because of the complete relief it provides to pets dealing with the pains of aging and other chronic conditions.

She sources all her CBD oils from reputable sources that conduct third party testing to make sure the THC and CBD levels are appropriate for pets. All of Bark Avenue’s CBD oils are tested for cannabinoid potency, pesticides, heavy metals, bacterial content and mycotoxins (mold).

Is CBD right for your dog?

The use of CBD dog treats has been gaining traction among dog owners. Considering the wave of medical marijuana legalization within many states, CBD manufacturers are finding success within these “open” states. The level of openness to cannabis-based products depends on the general social environment. Take for example Colorado, one of the major hubs of the U.S. cannabis industry, where people are slightly more open to treating their dogs with CBD products than other more conservative states.

For those who have used CBD-based products for their pets, the response has been overwhelming positive and appreciative. Jennifer’s customers claim that her CBD products have greatly improved the quality of life and mobility of their pet. A Bark Avenue customer commented, “Love this product! I have a 10 year old dachshund with a leg birth defect. I tried this product and I noticed the difference in him being able to navigate the stairs much more easily, and noticed a spring in his step. And he loves to beg for more.

What’s Next for CBD Pet Products?

Cannabis is not going away anytime soon and pet owners should consider all sides of the issue when thinking about giving CBD products to the furry friend in their life. Despite the increased interest in pet-specific CBD therapy, the idea of treating an animal with cannabis-derived cannabinoids is still considered radical to many veterinarians and pet owners.

The lack of proper research is a big concern for both vets and CBD pet companies. Jennifer, along with other CBD manufacturers, have started to partner up with university researchers to conduct studies on the benefits of CBD-infused products. It will take at least half a decade to see promising scientific advancement regarding medicinal cannabinoid use for pets. But as Jennifer points out, “The important thing is when you’re educating people you’re ahead of the curve”.

Would you give CBD treats to your pooch? Let us know what you think!

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