According to one study, nearly 60% of pet owners have given cannabidiol (CBD) to their dogs.
Increasingly, this phytocannabinoid is being explored as a natural, alternative way to help treat certain health disorders in pets, from osteoarthritis and seizures to cancer and anxiety. An active ingredient in hemp-derived cannabis, CBD does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana that delivers a psychoactive "high."
Are you thinking about giving your pup CBD to help him feel his best? If so, there are lots of options to consider!
At Bailey's, we specialize in creating high-quality CBD oil for dogs, and we're here to help you choose the best product for your four-legged pal. Today, we're exploring the differences between two of our best-sellers: CBD oil and CBD dog treats, so you know where to start!
1. Why Use CBD Products for Dogs?
There are two distinct reasons why pet owners trust Bailey's to support their pup's ongoing health needs. Let's take a look.
1.1 To Reduce Pain and Improve Comfort
First, our CBD oils and treats can be a gentle and effective way to help soothe a variety of ailments that make everyday life uncomfortable for your pal. This can range from the separation anxiety they feel when you leave for work to chronic pain associated with debilitating diseases and terminal illnesses.
When they ingest the products, the cannabinoids contained in the CBD interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) receptors located in your pet's central and peripheral nervous systems. This helps control inflammation, strengthen their immune response, and reduce pain sensations.
1.2 To Maintain Homeostasis
Second, pet owners also use CBD products for dogs as a proactive means to maintain their pet's overall health. Instead of waiting until their furry friend shows signs of feeling bad, they use CBD to help them stay in a state of homeostasis.
When your pet is in homeostasis, their bodily systems and organs are functioning and communicating as they should. This means your pup is sleeping well, eating well, and feeling great. Their inflammation response is in check, stress levels are low, and their immune system is strong.
CBD can play an important role in promoting homeostasis in your pet. As it binds to the ECS receptors, it helps support those necessary functions and systemic processes, such as:
- Organ health
- Immune health
- Stress response
While CBD can help any dog reach internal balance, it's especially helpful for pups who are aging or prone to ECS deficiencies. On its own, the ECS creates new cannabinoids to communicate with cells and support healthy body functions, but some dogs lack the ability to make enough cannabinoids for these processes. This is where a proactive approach to CBD can make a major difference.
2. Is CBD Oil Better Than CBD Treats for Dogs?
Both CBD oil and CBD treats can offer therapeutic benefits to dogs! However, their suitability can vary based on how you intend to use the product, and what your pup prefers. Let's review the main differences between the two.
2.1 CBD Oil
For pups who need immediate relief from pain or distress, CBD oil is the preferred pick. This product provides quick absorption and enters your pet's bloodstream at a faster pace. This means it can immediately get to work targeting their pain points.
Another benefit of CBD oil is that it allows each pet owner to adjust the exact dosage to fit their dog's needs. If you want control over the specific amount of CBD that your pup is ingesting and need to tailor the amount according to their condition, we recommend starting with CBD oil.
2.2 CBD Dog Treats
Some pet owners prefer our CBD dog treats simply because they're convenient and enjoyable to use! They're also easier to take with you on the go, and there's less mess involved with the application.
Dosing consistency is another important benefit. With treats, you always know exactly how much CBD your pup is getting per item, and you don't have to measure a different dose each time.
2.3 Taking Them Together
Sometimes, owners choose to give their dogs both CBD oil and CBD treats, creating a custom regimen that leverages the strength of each product to address their dog's specific health needs. This usually means administering CBD oil on a daily basis and giving CBD treats as necessary to supplement the effects.
2.4 Importance of Vet Consultation
Regardless of which CBD products you choose, we always recommend consulting with your pup's veterinarian before implementing any changes to their daily routine. Your vet will be closely familiar with your pet's history and can help you create a plan to optimize their long-term health and well-being.
3. How Does CBD Oil for Dogs Work?
Bailey's offers two different types of CBD oil for dogs. The right one will depend on their needs, preferences, and the conditions you want to treat. Here's a quick breakdown!
3.1 Full-Spectrum CBD Oil for Dogs
The first option is our Full-Spectrum CBD Oil for Dogs. This oil is available in the following sizes:
- 15ml (.5oz): 150mg CBD: One-month supply for dogs up to 25lbs
- 30ml (1oz): 300mg CBD: One-month supply for dogs up to 50lbs
- 60ml (2oz): 600mg CBD: One-month supply for dogs up to 100lbs
This oil provides 10 milligrams of CBD per milliliter. It's the ideal way to help pups manage everyday aches and pains, as well as minor emotional distress. Each bottle comes with a user-friendly dosing guide so you can adjust your amount as needed.
To administer the oil, simply mix it into your pup's dog food! It's an easy and delicious way to support their health and help them feel their best.
3.2 Extra Strength 2:1 CBD and CBG Oil For Dogs
For furry pals who need a more powerful formula, we also offer Extra Strength 2:1 CBD and CBG Oil For Dogs. This formula is available in the following sizes:
- 30ml (1oz): 900mg CBD: Contains 600 individual drops
- 60ml (2oz): 1800mg CBD: Contains 1200 individual drops
Best for large-breed dogs, this is our strongest and most therapeutic CBD oil. It can be an excellent source of relief for aging pets who are experiencing a range of conditions, from aching joints to illness. Each bottle comes with a specific dosing chart, so you can be confident you're giving your pup exactly as much as he needs.
Each dropper contains 30mg of plant-based cannabinoids (20mg of CBD and 10mg of CBG). This creates the extra-strength, 2:1 CBD to CBG full-spectrum hemp extract profile that makes this product so powerful.
In addition to CBD, it also contains Cannabigerol (CBG). A type of cannabinoid specifically found in young cannabis plants, CBG is sometimes referred to as the mother of all cannabinoids. It works synergistically with CBD to help promote homeostasis at a systemic level within your pup.
Together, these two hemp-based adaptogens provide the perfect environment for your pet to live healthily and age gracefully.
4. How Do CBD Treats for Dogs Work?
CBD dog treats are specially formulated to contain a specific amount of CBD per treat. While you can find both hard treats and soft-chew treats on the market, soft options are usually easier for pups to eat and enjoy.
At Bailey's, we offer three different kinds of CBD soft chews for dogs. These include:
- Calming CBD Yummies!
- Hip and Joint CBD Soft Chews
- Omega Hemp CBD Soft Chews
All of our chews are cold-pressed and never baked to retain all of the important vitamins in our high-quality ingredients. Here's an overview of how they work.
4.1 Calming CBD Yummies!
Does your pup seem overly anxious or agitated? Pet anxiety is a real condition, and owners know how debilitating and difficult it can be. Our Calming CBD Yummies! are a delicious soft-chew treat designed to promote a sense of calm and relaxation in your pal.
Available in small/medium breed or large breed/extra-strength formulas, there are 30 chews in each bag. The delicious peanut butter and banana flavor will curb their cravings for something yummy, while the CBD helps ease their anxiety and lower their stress levels.
The effects typically take hold in 30 to 60 minutes, delivering effective relief for your pet and for you! These vegan treats are free of any grain or soy, so they're also gentle on your pup's belly and digestive system.
4.2 Hip and Joint CBD Soft Chews
As dogs get older, it's common for them to lose strength, flexibility, and mobility in their hips and joints. This can lead to painful conditions such as canine hip dysplasia.
It can be difficult to watch your pup struggle with basic tasks, such as running or walking. We want to see our four-legged friends moving as comfortably and easily as possible!
That's why we developed our Hip and Joint CBD Soft Chews.
Available in the same sizes and quantities as our Calming CBD Yummies!, these chews are specifically formulated to support dogs who are suffering from mobility issues. They're veterinarian-crafted and include all of the therapeutic benefits of CBD in a delicious chicken-flavored chew.
4.3 Omega Hemp CBD Soft Chews
Our Omega Hemp CBD Soft Chews are a great way to take proactive care of your pet as he ages. These treats are formulated to promote longevity and overall wellness, backed by the power of USDA organic full-spectrum hemp extract. In addition to this extract and naturally occurring CBD, they also contain Omega 3 fatty acids to support your pup's different systemic functions.
Also available in small/medium breed and extra-strength/large breed options, the chews make a natural addition to any dog's holistic health routine. They'll love the yummy bacon flavor so much that they won't even realize the treats are good for them!
5. Quality You Can Trust
Before you purchase any kind of pet care product, especially one that contains therapeutic ingredients like CBD, it's important to do your research.
You want to be absolutely certain that you can trust the source, and this means asking each manufacturer some important questions. Here are a few examples of the claims to check, and how Bailey's measures up.
5.1 Where Do You Derive Your Hemp?
You need to know the source of the CBD you're giving your pup. At Bailey's, we single-source our subcritical C02 full spectrum hemp extract from our USDA organic small family farm partner Moon Mother Hemp Company. Located in Boulder, CO, Moon Mother is known for growing medicinal-grade hemp.
This means your pup is getting the purest and most powerful compounds available, and not a sub-par, less-therapeutic industrial variety.
5.2 Do You Test Your Products?
Third-party lab testing ensures buyers that the CBD products they're purchasing have been independently tested and verified for quality, purity, and potency. We understand the importance of this step, and we're proud to be transparent about our approach.
Every bottle of CBD Oil you purchase from Bailey's will contain a label with the lot number and QR code on it. You can scan the code to see the product's Certificate of Analysis (CoA) results.
5.3 Do Your CBD Products Contain Additives or Contaminants?
We're proud of the fact that all of our organic, full-spectrum CBD soils are free of unnecessary additives or contaminants, including soy and corn. In addition to naturally occurring CBD, our products contain other active ingredients that boost their efficacy and health benefits.
For instance, our CBD Oil for Dogs contains USDA organic full-spectrum whole-plant hemp extract, as well as naturally occurring CBD and terpenes (plant compounds that catalyze a therapeutic entourage effect when paired with CBD and other cannabinoids).
We also add fractionated coconut oil as a natural mixing agent. Filled with healthy saturated fats, the oil promotes your pup's coat, relieves itchiness and allergies, aids digestion, and improves immune system function.
6. Discover the Power of CBD for Dogs
Many pet owners trust Bailey's to deliver top-quality CBD products they know they can trust. Whether you're interested in CBD oil for dogs, soft chews, or both, we're here to help you find the treatments you need.
Our in-house veterinarian, Dr. Robert Silver DVM, MS, CVA, has been studying the effects of phytocannabinoids on cats, dogs, and horses for more than 20 years and personally oversees the development of all our products. We're here to answer any questions you have as you start the CBD journey with your pup.
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