The medicinal and industrial use of hemp and CBD isn’t a new concept. In fact, hemp has been cultivated by humans for over 6,000 years. This said, it’s only been over the past few years that hemp CBD products for pets have taken off. With the rising popularity of these animal wellness products, it’s important to take your time choosing the best option for your pet.
CBD dog treats are used for a variety of reasons, including anxiety, pain and arthritis. A study published in the Journal of FVETs, (Frontiers in Veterinary Sciences) found that dogs given hemp CBD for osteoarthritis endured less pain and appeared more active. The article also reported that owners saw did not witness side effects in their pets. This is great news for pet owners, especially for older dogs who are becoming less active due to ailment or injury.
Check-List for Choosing CBD
One question we get at Emisha frequently is how to choose the best CBD from all of the available options. From one dog parent to another, save valuable time and money by considering some of the following points:
Calculate the amount of CBD in each treat/package
The FVETs study found effective dosing for dogs at 1.1mg/lb. We recommend checking the total dose per treat/package to understand if the product is a wellness supplement versus an expensive bag of treats.
Checking THC levels
THC level checks can be another way to narrow the CBD selection. Hemp CBD should contain less 0.3% THC. Companies that receive THC-Free certification provide hemp with negligible levels of THC. It can be comforting to know your dog will not get “high” or intoxicated to receive the associated health benefits.
Request to view labs and quality reports
To round out the search we advise people to work with companies that are clear on their source of CBD and can provide lab or accredited university test results to customers. Usually, these tests are performed by a 3rd party without interest in the brand.
If you like reviews to factor into your decision, a little extra digging to ensure the reviews are legitimate customers. Ask questions like:
- Does the reviewer’s account link back to a legitimate website or social media account?
- Does the review sound fake?
Knowledgeable and Helpful Employees
It’s perfectly appropriate to contact a company before you invest in a CBD dog treat provider. Speaking one-on-one will give you a better idea of why their product is a better fit than other pet health products on the market.
At Emisha, we ensure that each of our employees are comfortable discussing every product we sell. This allows us to help our customers make efficient and well-educated decisions on the best dog treats for your pet.
When you speak to a company and the staff is unsure of important information regarding their product it should raise a red flag. Especially when the product hosts a medicinal ingredient. CBD is safe for animals, but it’s still crucial to be cautious when dealing with any pet health and wellness product.
Treat Flavor and Consistency
Dogs aren’t usually known for picky pallets. Still, choosing the best CBD products for your dog should include taste as a determining factor. The taste and texture of dog treats could affect whether your pet will ingest a treatment. Some CBD treats are designed without considering flavor, while others mimic regular CBD-free snacks. Texture is also important. If the treat is too hard or too soft, it might seem unpalatable to your pet.
At Emisha, our bacon cured flavored treats give your pet the taste of beef and bacon they crave. We add synergistic ingredients like flaxseed oil and vitamin E, which both combat inflammation and promote joint health; make our treats good to taste and good for them.
Appropriate Dosage Instructions
Hemp is a naturally occurring substance, but it requires regulation and moderation. Before you select a brand of CBD dog treats, check the instructions for dosage. The dosage should be defined by weight. Not all dogs should absorb the same level of CBD. For example, a miniature poodle doesn’t require the same amount of CBD as a fully-grown Newfoundland dog.
Some dog treats may be prepackaged in perfect dosages. This makes it easy to give your dog the exact right amount of CBD for their size and weight. Check with your vet to determine whether the instructed dosage is appropriate before use. Your vet should be made aware of any medical conditions which have encouraged the use of CBD products.
Try Emisha’s CBD Dog Treats
Emisha began out of a dire need to help a family pet overcome seizures at the age of 10. Working with CBD has shown us the power of natural holistic treatments. Using only the highest quality ingredients in our products, Emisha strives to provide every pet with a happy and great quality of life.
Try Emisha’s CBD Dog Treats for an option that delivers consistent 2 mg dosing, is THC-Free certified, lab-tested and filled with delicious and synergistic ingredients.