A Natural Fix

Does your dog suffer from osteoarthritis or other issues causing chronic pain? Or is your dog battling cancer? If so, cannabidiols, or CBD’s, may help. Derived from hemp plants and grown legally, CBD’s are being used to treat everything from cancer to autoimmune disorders to arthritis, often relieving chronic pain and inflammation without the use of pharmaceuticals. And the list of benefits keeps on growing—improvements in appetite, mental activity, and mood have all been attributed to the use of CBD’s.

If you’re worried about the psychoactive effects traditionally associated with cannabis products, don’t be. CBD’s are made from hemp (marijuana’s less “experimental” cousin), and contain less than 0.3% THC, meaning your dog gets all the health benefits, but none of the high. As a bonus, many CBD products come in delicious treat form or can be easily added to your dog’s food at mealtime. Here are a few to try:

Iceland Pure CBD Tinctures
Iceland Pure CBD Tinctures are made with Colorado-grown, organic, cannabis-rich CBD Hemp, combined with pure, human-grade sardine anchovy oil, an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids. Just add drops to your dog’s dinner to deliver the health benefits, from anti-inflammatory to pain relief, derived from of the phytocannabinoids it contains. $105/50ml bottle, icelandpure.com

Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary
While cannabis dispensaries are mostly known for providing medical marijuana to humans, the Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary in Vancouver, BC also provides CBD treats and oils especially for your furry friend. Registering your pet as a member also provides your veterinarian with more detailed information about the products your pet is using. cannabisdispensary.ca

Love Grass 
Love Grass makes powerful cannabinoid supplements for dogs, cats, horses, and people, made from only two ingredients—organic liquid coconut oil and raw, uncooked cannabis oil, or THCA, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that has been shown to have numerous health benefits, from inhibiting cancer cell growth to diminishing anxiety, seizures, and nausea. To administer, simply add drops to your dog’s food. $25, lovegrasslovesyou.com

Enliven Essentials SuperFood CBD Pet Snacks 
These human-grade CBD biscuits are gluten-free with no artificial preservatives or added flavourings, just quality organic ingredients combined with CBDs to create a treat your dog will love. He’ll think he’s simply getting a yummy cookie, but he’ll actually be getting natural pain relief and numerous other phytocannabinoi benefits! $12/pack of 10, enlivenessentials.com

Treatibles puts their products through rigorous testing to ensure they contain the highest quality CBD-enriched oils. Their plant-derived wellness chews are infused with non-psychoactive phytocannabinoid-rich oil extracted from medicinal grade hemp, and includes other wellness promoting ingredients in their products, such as turmeric, pumpkin, and coconut oil. They also offer CBD oil and gel caps. From $24, treatibles.com

Apawthecary Pets
Apawthecary Pets infuses their line of treats, tinctures, and salves with 100 percent all-natural hemp to help alleviate aches, pains, and stress caused by injuries, illness or old age. Committed to researching and developing healthy alternativse to pharmaceuticals and their harsh side effects, their natural solutions are powered by Hemp-derived terpenes from seed and stalk and combined with other natural ingredients, like coconut oil, chosen for their overall health benefits. $17 – $30, apawthecarypets.com

Reilly’s HEMPVET
Created by a dedicated team of veterinarians and supplement formulators, Reilly’s HEMPVET produces phytocannabinoid-rich chews that target specific health and wellness issues with added supplements. Choose from five different formulas to help your pup with immune support, joint mobility, stress and anxiety, senior health, or everyday wellness. From $17, reillyshempvet.com

True Hemp Products from True Leaf Pet
True Leaf Pet makes functional hemp-based products combining hemp with other active ingredients like L-theanine, turmeric root, green-lipped mussel, and calming herbs in formulations to improve immunity and heart function, mobility, and anxiety. Their tasty, dog-approved True Hemp Chews and Supplement Sticks provide hip and joint support, calming, and antioxidant support. $12 – $16, trueleafpet.com

Pet Winery
Pet Winery’s CBD Oral Spray, part of their CALM Line, is a hemp-infused peppermint breath spray that uses nano-amplified cannabinoids to immediately ease your pet’s nervousness. It’s refined from legal, non-GMO and non-psychoactive hemp, making it completely devoid of side effects and psychoactive properties. It’s also infused with peppermint, so when you spray it in your dog’s mouth you get the added bonus of fresher breath along with the host of other benefits the spray provides. $30, petwinery.com

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