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Can I give my dogs CBD?

So you have already hopped on board the CBD hype train and can’t help but wonder, can I give my dog CBD?

So your dog has not been it’s excited, happy, and energetic self? CBD could be the answer to get your best friend back into their energetic and rambunctious yet loveable selves. In this article, we’re gonna break down any questions you might have about this cannabinoid and how it will affect your K9 best friend!

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What is CBD?

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CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is one of the active compounds in the cannabis and hemp plants. The better-known compound is THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, which is what makes people “high.” CBD is non-psychoactive, but it has quite a few of the same possible benefits as THC. We break it down more in our article What is CBD?

Medical Side Effects of CBD in Dogs

As we write this article, there have been no formal studies on how CBD affects dogs, but something that scientists do know is that this cannabinoid interacts with the endocannabinoid receptors in the nervous system of any species, which ultimately can help maintain balance to the body and keep it at a normal healthy state. I encourage you to do intensive research on your own before giving your best friend any new products and I also recommend checking out CANNANINE’s very informative article on the CBD side effects for dogs.

Can I give my dog my own CBD?

Where the jury might still be out on whether or not you can give your dog the same CBD you consume yourself, we over at Hometown Hero recommend you get your K9 best friend a product that is specifically formulated for them.

Warnings when using CBD on your Dogs

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If you’ve decided to start treating Fido with CBD, you have to remember two very important things. The first thing, keep any CBD products locked away where your dog cannot get into them, as they will undoubtedly consume more than the recommended amount and we all know what happened to that nice steak you left out on the counter when you had to run a quick errand. The second thing that is very important when you start treating your pooch with CBD is to keep any CBD products FAR AWAY from their regular treats, so you do not accidentally give your best friend too much of the wrong treat.

Don't be afraid to reach out with any questions you might have about CBD, especially before giving it to your goodest of good boys or girls. We are always happy to help!

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