CBD is a powerful compound that more and more pet owners are embracing as both a medicine and supplement for their furry friend.
Unfortunately, administering CBD oil can be hard due to its unpleasant taste.
Luckily, CBD treats make it easy to ensure your pet gets their daily dose of CBD.
In this article I take a look at CBD treats for dogs, what they are and how they work, and I’ll also direct you to some reliable brands of CBD pet treats that we’ve given our dogs.
Top 4 CBD Treats for Your Dog
I’ve come with this list of the 4 most popular dog treats for those who want an easy way to give their dogs CBD.
Right now both Cana-Pet and King Kanine and the brands that we use and recommend most. I will update this list as I find more products that are worth recommending.
|1.||Canna-Biscuits for Dogs|
|2.||King Kalm Crunch|
|3.||Zesty Paws Calming Bites|
|4.||True Hemp Chews|
What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural compound found in cannabis and hemp plants.
Unlike THC (or tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive compound in “marijuana”), CBD produces no psychoactive effects.
In short, this means it won’t produce the iconic “high” we normally associate with cannabis.
In fact, CBD produces very little side effects.
In rare cases it may make pets slightly drowsy, but it is generally an extremely well-tolerated, reliable, and safe medicine.
For more info about the safety of CBD for pets, click here.
What are the Benefits Of CBD?
CBD has become extremely popular over the last years, both as a medicine and a regular nutritional supplement.
That’s because it has many health benefits.
When used as a medicine, CBD can act as a pain killer, anti inflammatory, anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, antiemetic, appetite stimulant, and much more.
Given these properties, CBD can help you manage the symptoms of a wide variety of health conditions affecting your pets, including:
- Chronic pain
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Nausea and vomiting
- Tremors and seizures
- … and much more
As a supplement, CBD can help promote homeostasis, keeping your best friend’s body in perfect balance and helping them stay healthy and happy.
The list of benefits of CBD goes on and on, and I explore them in more detail in my benefits article which you can read here.
What are the Benefits of Using CBD Treats?
If you’re already familiar with CBD, chances are you’re most familiar with CBD oils.
These oils are highly concentrated and contain hemp extract.
They are usually administered directly underneath your pet’s tongue in order to ensure fast relief from symptoms.
And while CBD oils offer the fastest onset out of all CBD supplements/medications out there, there is one downfall to using them:
CBD oil is naturally quite bitter, meaning your pet won’t exactly be lining up to get his/her daily dose of CBD.
That’s where CBD treats and biscuits are a great alternative.
These treats contain the same extract found in the oils and disguise it inside a tasty treat that your pets will love.
Unfortunately, the effects of the CBD will take longer to set in, seeing as it has to pass through the digestive tract in order to be absorbed into the body.
Nonetheless, CBD treats are a great alternative for those of you who struggle to get your pet to take regular CBD oil.
Dosing With CBD Biscuits
Getting the correct dosage is obviously important when using CBD.
When using CBD oils, dosages are usually measured in drops.
With biscuits, the dosage varies depending on the exact brand of treat you use.
Canna-Pet Canna-Biscuits, for example, contain 80mg of hemp extract per biscuit.
Given this dosage, recommended serving sizes are as follows:
- Dogs under 20lbs (9kg): 1 biscuit every 12 hours
- Dogs 21-44lbs (9.5-20kg): 2 biscuits every 12 hours
- Dogs 45-95lbs (20-43kg): 3 biscuits, every 12 hours
- Dogs over 95lbs (43kg): 4 biscuits every 12 hours
Remember, these dosage recommendations are specific to Canna-Pet Biscuits.
Always check the dosage guidelines specific to the brand of biscuit you’re using to ensure you’re getting the dosage right.
The Best CBD Treats and Biscuits for Your Dog
A few years ago, my dog Rosie was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and cancer.
Obviously I was devastated and immediately started looking for ways to help her deal with her symptoms and keep up a high quality of life.
It wasn’t long before I heard about the power of CBD and, after doing plenty of research, I decided to give it a go.
Only days into treatment, I noticed huge improvements to Rosie’s condition:
She was in significantly less pain, regained her regular appetite, and became more active.
My vet was just as surprised as I was by the results.
Here are the top brands of treats that I currently use and recommend to our readers:
1. Canna-Biscuits by Canna-Pet
The products I used with Rosie included CBD oil, capsules, and treats by Canna-Pet.
These products are great, and Rosie was a huge fan of Canna-Pet’s Maple Bacon treats. She’d wag her tail as soon as she heard me open the packet.
Canna-Pet’s products are all made to the highest quality standards, and make dosing extremely easy.
Plus, the fact that the brand gets so many positive reviews made it really easy to trust that the products I was using were reliable.
For more details on my experience with Canna-Pet, check out my review of the product here.
2. King Kalm Crunch
Alternatively, also check out some of the other phytocannabinoid rich dog treats I review on this site, including the King Kalm Crunch Cookies by King Kanine.
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