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Why We Love CBD For Dogs

5 min read

When we say CBD can be a meaningful part of your entire family’s wellness ritual, we mean it. At Onyx + Rose, our products include three thoughtfully formulated CBD pet products designed to help your best bud live their best life. Our CBD pet products are customer favorites for dog people that love spoiling their pups. As pet owners and lovers ourselves, we know the ins and outs of all the joy + love our furry best friends bring into our lives. That said, we also know how stressful and downright upsetting it can be if your dog isn’t thriving or worse, scared, or in pain. Here’s a closer look at how CBD can be a worthwhile addition to your dog’s wellness regimen. 

Can CBD Help My Dog?

As CBD has gained popularity as a natural alternative and health powerhouse, it has also become increasingly popular in pet health for its potential anti-inflammatory and calming effects. Your dog, like all mammals, has a naturally occurring endocannabinoid system. Dogs produce endocannabinoids, and their endocannabinoid system typically responds to exogenous cannabinoids such as those found in high-quality hemp extract. For many dog owners, CBD is a viable alternative to prescription medications that are often expensive, require a vet trip, and can have adverse side effects. 

How Much CBD Do I Give?

Wondering how much CBD to give your precious pooch? We've got you covered. Check out this handy chart below to find a good starting point for your pet.

Help Fido Chill 

If you’ve ever had a dog that struggles with separation anxiety, you know first hand how stressful the experience is for the owner as well. Distressed behavior, self-injury, and household destruction are all possible for dogs with separation anxiety. Leaving a stressed-out dog behind every time you leave the house isn’t exactly fun for the dog owner, either. When treating a dog with separation anxiety, the goal is to resolve the dog’s underlying anxiety by teaching them to enjoy being alone or at least tolerate it. With the help of CBD dog treats or pet oil, there’s a chance your anxious pup’s tolerance for being alone could improve. And if CBD helps your dog relax, you and your dog both benefit from feeling less stressed out. That’s a win-win in our book. 

The Golden Years

As our dog's age, they begin to show less interest in activities they once enjoyed. Mobility is key for daily walks, a jaunt to the dog park, and chasing after unruly squirrels. The better your aging dog’s mobility is, the more likely they are to enjoy their favorite activities.  Chronic conditions that senior pets face, such as arthritis and hip dysplasia, can also cause a lot of pain. If your dog seems to be slowing down or suffering from a chronic inflammatory condition, consider adding CBD to their wellness regimen. While the research on CBD and dogs is limited, one study showed that 2mg of CBD administered twice daily improved mobility for dogs affected with Osteoarthritis.

The Paw-Fect Placebo 

One aspect of CBD for dogs that is interesting is that there is little to no chance of a “placebo effect” when it comes to pets. Unlike you, your dog isn’t aware of the CBD you’re giving them. To them, it’s just a tasty treat. Watching your pet improve after being given CBD speaks to the potential healing power of hemp. For many of our customers, CBD’s potential benefits and the positive impact on their pet’s wellness have been a total game-changer. We’ve had hundreds of customers write in and share their stories, such as Abby K. and her dog. Here’s her review of Slow Your Wag: “We have a very anxious English Setter whose anxiety has shown up more since he is getting older. All we do is give him one of these and he’s back to playing and wagging his tail! Also good for joint support as well. We love these and highly recommend it!”

O+R Has Your Back

Finding a company whose quality you can trust for your family is everything when it comes to CBD. When you buy wellness products from Onyx + Rose, you can rest assured that you’re giving yourself and your family (including your pets) CBD that is high quality, domestically grown, and always reliable. We also make lab reports available for every product and batch because we believe that transparency matters. When it comes to your dog’s wellness, we recommend talking to your veterinarian about your pet’s unique needs and medical history. As always, our inbox and DM’s are always open to answer any questions about our pet products. Now, go love on your furry best friend!