Is CBD Right For Your Dog?

Is CBD Right For Your Dog?
Is CBD Right For Your Dog?
Senior dogs crippled by sore joints, pups with cancer diagnoses…Increasingly, pet owners are turning to CBD to help their dogs and are reporting remarkable results.


Senior dogs crippled by sore joints, pups with cancer diagnoses… Increasingly, pet owners are turning to CBD to help their dogs and are reporting remarkable results. Online, through your local dispensary, at pet stores—CBD is suddenly everywhere. Here’s why.

Medical marijuana has a surprising growth market: pets. People looking to help their senior dogs regain mobility or ease the pain of dogs battling cancer are turning to a hemp-derived product called CBD, or cannabidiol.

The stories are compelling—old dogs playing like puppies again, dogs battling cancer once again devouring their dinner, pups (and people) who suffer from seizures seeing a diminished or complete cessation of incidents. And that’s not all. From anxiety reduction to diminished pain, CBD seemingly does it all.

Q: But what exactly is it?

CBD is derived from hemp but, unlike THC, is not psychoactive, meaning it won’t get you—or your pet—high.

CBD is said to offer relief from pain, anxiety, and depression, stimulate the appetite, and quell inflammatory response. Proponents testify it’s a remarkably effective, natural way to deal with all manner of ailments, including seizures, while helping people and pets alike relax. Many, many dog people have found that their dogs have a new lease on life following the administering of CBD.

Q: Where can I find it?

You’ll find pet-specific CBD products available in tinctures, oils, dog treats, and orally administered sprays, available through pet stores, dispensaries, and online shops. 

Owners report that dogs suffering from pain, anxiety, loss of appetite, and seizures, among other ailments, have shown remarkable improvement without suffering the side effects of conventionally prescribed medicines. The anecdotal evidence from pet owners having seen a remarkable turnaround in their pets after administering CBD is pretty darn compelling, but as with everything, check with your vet. There are many proponents within the veterinary community who have seen success treating a wide variety of ailments.

Q: But is it Legal?

In the U.S., if you are in one of the nine cannabis-legal states (meaning they allow for recreational use—think California and Colorado), you can pick up CBD anywhere. Other states allow for medicinal marijuana (and derivative) use, and still others allow access to CBD. Most retailers, advocates, and aficionados say that CBD products derived from hemp are okay to use, buy, and sell.

In Canada? No problem. Canada is the second nation in the world to legalize both the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana and marijuana-derived products like CBD. And Health Canada recently approved a clinical trial to research the use of cannabidiol (CBD) to treat animal anxiety.


CBD For Canines!
These CBD products are formulated specially for dogs


MediPets CBD

Keep your dog’s mind and body healthy with these CBD Chicken Meatballs. Each meatball contains 7 mg of CBD to make dosing easy. The CBD is sourced from industrial hemp and the treats are made in the USA. From $40,


Medix CBD 

Reduce anxiety and insomnia in your dog while providing pain relief with Medix CBD’s Oil for Dogs.
Dogs love the smoky bacon flavour! From $30,


Healthier Pet 

These Health Drops have been specially formulated to work quickly and effectively to treat a variety of ailments. The combo of hemp seed oil and fish oil with the CBD has added health benefits too. From $70,


Austin and Kat

Made with whole ingredients like salmon, blueberries, egg, and full spectrum CBD, Austin’s Active Formula wellness dog biscuits are nutrient-dense and perfect for the active dog. They’re also gluten and grain free! From $50,


Blue Ridge Botanicals 

These bacon-flavoured CBD drops are formulated to assist with a variety of inflammatory and pain inducing ailments. Studies have shown CBD to slow the spread of cancer and reduce the size of tumours. From $31,


Tuscan Naturals 

Improve your pup's quality of life with Tuscan Natural’s Simply Pure CBD Oil. It is designed to relieve pain and nausea, reduce anxiety, inflammation, and autoimmune disorders, and increase appetite. From $25,


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