We Have CBD Oil For Any Sized Dog
Browse our great selection of CBD products for dogs! Something for every pup, we carry a large selection of CBD treats, CBD oil for every dog size, CBD paw protector wax, CBD Hot Spot relief salve, CBD balm for dry, cracked paws and a CBD spray that can be sprayed right on your dog’s food for easy dosing. All products are made in British Columbia.
How does CBD affect dogs?
Before diving in, let’s first clear up one thing: Giving CBD oil to your dog is not the same as giving marijuana to your dog. CBD does not have the ability to get anyone, or any dog, high. Marijuana, on the other hand can be extremely harmful to your pets, and every precaution should be taken to ensure your furry buddy doesn’t snag that weed cookie or joint off the counter. You’d think this is obvious, but since emergency pet marijuana ingestion calls have increased by a disturbing amount in the past year, we feel that the warning needs to be reiterated.
“At certain dosages, THC can be toxic for dogs,” says Dr. Stephanie McGrath, a neurologist at Colorado State University’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. “But CBD comes from the hemp plant, which has THC levels of .3 percent or under. Our findings tell us that such a small amount is absolutely safe for dogs.”
Now let’s touch on full spectrum CBD oil. Along with a very small amount of THC, full-spectrum CBD contains other benificial naturally occuring cannabinoids and terpenes found in the hemp plant. The majority of us human users prefer a full-spectrum CBD because for lack of a better term, it just works better. When all these compounds team up, they work synergistically to offer the body more relief. This phenomenon has been called the ‘entourage effect’, and it applies to dogs, too!
A lot of the pet CBD oil suppliers out there are selling full-spectrum CBD, but pet owners who aren’t comfortable about the trace amounts of THC can always opt for isolate-based CBD oil, which has been stripped of everything but CBD, making it a zero THC product.
In 2016, Dr. McGrath led a study on CBD for dogs with epilepsy and found that 89 percent of dogs who received CBD during the clinical trial had a reduction in frequency of seizures. While the benefits of CBD in humans are still being researched, the FDA has officially approved the use of CBD for epilepsy and seizures with a drug called Epidiolex.
Cornell University did a studty in 2018 and found that 2 mg of CBD, per kilogram of dog, twice daily can help increase comfort andease of activity in dogs with osteoarthritis.
Medical experts do acknowledge that the CBD research has only just begun, and only a small portion of the possibilities have been clinically tested, but as of right now, there are no known adverse side effects for dogs taking CBD. If your dog is currently on other medications, it’s still smart to keep an eye on your dog to ensure that there are no adverse interactions between the CBD oil and your pup’s meds. (And of course, we recommend always speaking to your vet first.)
We’re still waiting for the official studies on dogs with anxiety or arthritis, but the pet owners who have tried it seem to swear by it in the form of success stories and customer reviews.
How much CBD should dogs have?
Bad news: There are no Health Canada-regulated dosages for dogs taking CBD.
Good news: Absolutely no adverse effects of giving a dog “too much” CBD have been found. While discussing dosage, Dr. McGrath mentioned that her epilepsy study uses higher dosages than other ongoing studies and that she saw no negative side effects from implementing this high dosage.
How effectively and the speed at which CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream is referred to as bioavailability, and the general opinion is that oral dosing is the quickest and best method for dogs, (hence why nearly every retailer sells theirs with a dropper). For animals with strict diets, or picky dogs who will notice the new smell and taste in their food, CBD oil can also be absorbed through the dog’s inner ear or the gums.
Dogs can also lick oil right from the dropper itself, or right off of your hand.
1. Honest Botanicals
Honest Botanicals CBD Oil for Pets is our #1 staff pick. Honest Botanicals cares about your pets as much as you do, so you know they are making the highest quality CBD Oil to ensure your pup is getting the best possible medicine available.
- Sizes: 250mg, 500mg, 1000mg
- Price: $35 – $100
- Ingredients: CBD Isolate and MCT Oil
2. Apawthecary Pets
If you want to treat your dog to a tasty CBD Oil, than you need to try one of many flavours from Apawthecary Pets. Made with love in British Columbia.
- Sizes: 120mg, 300mg, 600mg
- Price: $35 – $115
- Flavours: Bacon, Seafood, and Unflavoured
- Ingredients: Full Spectrum CBD and MCT Oil
MOST CUSTOMIZED FORMULA
3. Miss Envy
Canna 9 CBD Oil Supplement from Miss Envy is another one of our favourite customized CBD formulas that we carry. Containing a proprietary blend of organic oils and minerals, this mixture has the ability to reduce high blood pressure, inflammation and arthritic pain, as well as acting as a natural relaxant for an anxious dog.
- Size: 250mg CBD in 100ml bottle
- Price: $50
- Ingredients: Flax seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, sunflower oil, cod liver oil (source of Vitamins A & D), sesame oil, rosemary extracts, C02 extracted CBD hemp oil.
BEST FOR SMALL BREADS
4. Mary’s Medibles
We recommmend Mary’s for all those little pups out there, because it comes in the lowest dosage available at 125mg CBD. This is a premium CBD Oil made with wild Alaskan fish oil.
- Sizes: 125mg, 250mg, 500mg
- Price: $35 – $65
- Ingredients: CBD Oil and Wild Alaskan Fish Oil