CBD Oil for Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019

You may be familiar with the natural wellness properties of CBD oil for yourself, but did you know that CBD supplements for dogs might also benefit your furry loved one?

In our complete guide to CBD for dogs, you’ll learn about CBD and the types of CBD products available for dogs, how to give CBD products to your pet, and how CBD can improve your dog’s health and overall wellness. 

Cannabidiol or CBD is one of over 100 cannabinoids, naturally occurring compounds found in cannabis plants. CBD is found in significant levels in hemp, a type of cannabis plant. Unlike marijuana (hemp’s cousin), hemp is federally legal in the U.S. We’ve discovered how to extract CBD from hemp in order to make all-natural, non-intoxicating CBD products for both humans and their pets.

With studies and anecdotal evidence continuing to reveal more exciting natural benefits of CBD oil for dogs, many pet owners have begun to incorporate CBD oil into their dog’s diets to promote general well being.

CBD oils for dogs contain cannabinoid concentrations that are more suitable for pets. CBD serving sizes in pet-specific CBD products are adjusted to account for a pet’s size and weight. As nearly all pets are significantly smaller than adult humans, not as much CBD is needed to adequately stimulate the endocannabinoid system. Serving methods that lend themselves to administering a product to a cat, dog, or horse. Pet-specific CBD supplements also generally are available in a versatile pourable liquid that is simple to measure and mix into food, and easy-to-administer CBD-infused treats. Formulated with flavors pets love. To help with dogs who are picky eaters and don’t particularly enjoy CBD oil’s naturally light grassy flavor, CBD is available in the form of treats that feature natural bacon and apple ingredients and cinnamon flavors. From a Spoon: An easy way to give your dog their Vitality™ CBD liquid is to measure out your desired serving for your dog onto a spoon. Your dog can then lick the CBD liquid from the spoon. This method works best for pets who don’t mind the taste of Vitality™. On a Treat: Vitality™ can also be dripped onto your pet’s favorite treats and given to them anytime throughout the day. Generally, wide, dry dog treats work the best for absorbing the CBD liquid. You want to try not to wet the treat too much. If you are using smaller treats, you may want to split your Vitality™ CBD liquid among a few treats. Mixed into Food: Many of our customers will mix their pet’s Phyto Animal Health CBD liquid directly in with their pet’s food. Whether it is wet or dry food, Vitality™ can be dripped into your dog’s food and then mixed thoroughly to ensure even saturation throughout the food. Dripped onto Your Dog’s Paw: A clever way to get your dog to take their daily Vitality™ CBD supplement is to drip the oil directly onto their paw. Slowly drip the desired about of CBD liquid onto your dog’s paw. Your dog will then naturally lick the CBD liquid off their paw. Are you using a large serving size? Administer part of the serving to the paw, allowing your dog to lick it off completely. Then complete the serving. This will keep Vitality™ from spilling off your dog’s paw and onto the floor.