CBD to the Rescue

CBD to the Rescue
Learn about the different ways to administer this powerful plant


Products containing Cannabidiol (CBD) are being reported to help dogs with problems ranging from anxiety to canine cancer. Here’s how to give it a try.

As natural, hemp-derived products containing CBD become more commonplace, you may be wondering: what the heck is CBD and how do I try it out? We’re here to help. In short, CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp plants (no, it will not get your dog high) that is increasingly being reported to help with a host of canine illnesses, from anxiety to seizures to cancer. It can be administered via tinctures, treats or oils—here are a few to consider. (Remember, always consult your vet.)

Iceland Pure, known for their high-quality fish oils, rich in fatty acids such as omega-6 and omega-3, now also offers CBD Tinctures—organic, Colorado-grown hemp blended with their pure sardine-anchovy oil. Administer by adding drops to your dog’s daily meals. (From $105/50 ml, IcelandPure.com)

Medipets CBD offers a line of CBD products made especially for your pets. Their MediPets oil and Pet Food are organic and 100% natural, available in enticing bacon flavours for small, medium, and large dogs. Medipets CBD advises adding eight to ten drops to your dog’s food, treats, or water bowl one to two times a day depending on your dog’s condition. (From $20/25mg, medipetscbd.com)

Tuscan Natural Simply Pure CBD oils are organic and made with olive oil to help your dog’s coat keep its healthy shine. Made without pesticides or solvents, it can be added to your dog’s daily dinners to relieve pain and nausea, and stimulate the appetite. (From $53/150mg, shoptuscannatural.com

Gotantler Natural’s new line of Pet Support Health Oil for pets is all-natural and has anti-inflammatory effects, helping with multiple issues including pain and anxiety. Gotantler Natural's suggests starting with three to four drops a day as every dog requires different dosages. If necessary, you can then increase the daily amount until your dog is at a comfortable dosage. ($75/60ml, gotantlernaturals.com

Green Coast Pet makes hemp-powered soft chews as well as tasty HempButters that dogs love. Designed to help maintain hip and joint mobility as well as a healthy inflammatory response, their hemp chews, such as chicken and whitefish, are easy to chow down on, enabling a higher absorption of active ingredients such as hemp seed oil and extract. ($30, greencoastpet.com)

True Leaf’s pet products do not contain CBD, but instead use hemp seed oil in their supplement sticks, oils and chews. They include calming herbs such as extracts of chamomile and lemon balm and other active ingredients including salmon, relaxing L-Theanine, and cold-pressed hemp seed oil. Your dog will love these functional treats made with tasty ingredients like chickpeas, sweet potatoes, and coconut oil. (From $11/200g, trueleafpet.ca)

Medical Cannabis Dispensary has a Pet Division which offers membership for your pups, allowing them to have access to CBD oils, creams, and capsules. (CannabisDispensary.ca)

*Remember, it is always recommended to consult your veterinarian prior to administering CBD to your dog.

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