In our last article, "Can CBD Help Our Canine Friends" sparked a lot of interest in many of our followers. As dog owners ourselves, we've tested different brands to see what would work the best for our furry friends. Here are two excellent products we love and use.
As a review, Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in hemp, and it interacts with your pet's endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system regulates your bodies digestion, mood, and sleep. Your pet's body naturally produces it's own cannabinoids that bind to cannabinoid receptors in the central nervous system, and the peripheral nervous system. This infrastructure is what allow phytocannabinoids, or cannabinoids found in plants like hemp to provide powerful benefits. Of all the phytocannabinoids currently being studied, CBD has shown the most therapeutic promise in clinical research.
Therabis, founded by Dr. Stephen Katz, a passionate veterinarian was motivated to develop something for his clients with pets that weren't able to maintain their everyday routines as they aged. Dogs that loved to jump on the couch, and cuddle with their owners suddenly weren't able to make it onto the couch at all. Since there are limited options for treating arthritis, joint mobility, and hip dysplasia, Dr. Katz wanted to find an all natural solutions for these pets, and their families. The Therabis formulation is a proprietary cannabinoid blend with companion ingredients create a synergistic effect with the CBD, making it more effective while using less. Therabis offers three excellent products, Stop the Itch, Calm and Quiet, and Up and Moving. These products come in easy to serve single dose sachet that is sprinkled onto your pet's favorite food.
Another favorite CBD product for dogs is PAWS, by Charlotte's Web that provides a full spectrum of phytocannabinoids,
terpenes, and flavinoids that do not exist in a single compound product. These are some of the benefits of CW Paws: Helps maintain cognitive function, assists normal hip, and joint mobility, supports the immune system, brings about a sense of calm, aids the digestive tract, and sustains blood sugar levels. It comes in a oil form that can be added into your pet's food, or directly into mouth. Charlotte's Web, known for their high quality hemp oil has introduced a dog line. CW Paws is specifically designed to work with your animal's metabolic processes using the whole plant compound.
Keep in mind that CBD provides many great health benefits for your furry friend, but remember it takes more than one dose for you to see the effects.