Best Hemp Oil For Dogs

Best hemp oil for dogs

Dogs bring so much joy to our lives, it makes sense that we would care for their health with utmost prudence and painstaking discretion.

More and more pet parents are considering using CBD oil as a natural, holistic therapy for dogs with anxiety, arthritis pain, seasonal allergies, or even dogs diagnosed with cancer. But what is the best hemp oil for dogs?

The “wild west” days of manufacturing and selling cannabis products outside the sphere of regulatory influence continue to be problematic–all the more reason for dog owners to take a very cautious view of CBD as a substitute relief and alternative treatment option and closely consider the criteria that determine the safest and most clinically effective hemp oil for dogs.

There are a few good quality CBD-rich products available to choose from–But which product deserves your highest praise and ultimate trust?

A good starting point for conducting your own detailed research is to review the following list of benchmark criteria that can point you toward a safer, more desirable companion-care-product & unlock the true healing potential of CBD for your dog.

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You love your dog, so choose the highest-quality CBD product to help him live a long and happy life.

How Safe Is Your CBD Oil?

The Internet abounds with all kinds of promotional offers where hemp CBD oil is sold for very low prices–or given away for free–but buyer beware, you may subjecting your furry friend to a lot of potential risks if you decide to buy these cheaper, untested, ‘budget’ priced pet care products.

The foundation of cannabiniod therapy for dogs begins with legitimate, well-founded scientific investigation. Whether your intention is to bring temporary relief following pet surgery or to care for an older dog with joint pain, using grounded scientific principles can help you make a better choice for the best CBD for your dog.

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Use the 8-Consumer-Tips as a guide to lead you to the best CBD Oil for your dog.

Best CBD Hemp Oil for Dogs

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A GOOD CBD OIL

What makes for a clinically effective hemp oil for dogs can be put into a short list of 8 Consumer Tips that dog owners should keep handy to remind them of the most important hemp product “qualifications” before purchasing any CBD product for their dog.

For the most part, cannabis products—whether from federally legal hemp or still federally illegal marijuana—are not FDA regulated, leaving plenty of room for suspicious production methods and dubious business practices.

So before you buy any CBD oil for your dog, look for a CBD product that matches the following sensible consumer buying guidelines.

8 Consumer Tips to Buying The Best CBD Oil For Your Dog:

1. Ask For a Certificate of Analysis (COA)

First and foremost, any company selling CBD products should be able to provide a Certificate of Analysis (COA) from an Independent 3rd Party lab for each product.  A COA includes an analysis of CBD and THC levels, along with validated screenings for any residual contaminants.

When requesting a COA from the manufacturer, ask whether third-party testing was completed at multiple stages of production and if that COA was for the ‘raw extract’ or the actual finished product your giving your dog. Of course, the most important COA comes from the final product with a batch number that matches the product item you purchased.

Also beware of companies placing multiple hemp products in their line under the same lab test profile. All CBD products should be tested individually in small batches and assigned their own lab identification number for verification and historical tracking.

⇒ Important Inclusions In a Certificate of Analysis (COA) Report⇐

  • The cannabinoid profile tells you the amount and concentration of each cannabinoid present (CBD/THC/CBDa, etc.).
  • Similar to the cannabinoid profile, the presence of a terpene profile indicate the quality and potential efficacy of the product.
  • The elemental analysis is vital for determining the presence of heavy metals, such as lead, in the product.
  • A pesticide and fungicide analysis indicates whether any toxic chemicals are present in the product.
  • Bacterial, microbe, and mycotoxin testing indicates whether the product has any bacteria or pathogens that could sicken your dog.

Your intention is to improve the health and well being of your dog and he trusts you to provide the best possible care. If a manufacturer refuses to provide a current COA, then run as fast as you can to a reputable company that believes in full disclosure and transparency in their CBD product.

CBD-rich products should be lab tested for consistency and verified free of pesticides, residual solvents & other contaminants.

Hemp CBD is a plant-based product, so some variability is expected between batches, but each company should have an “acceptable” range of variability so that dosing stays consistent. Since many pet owners will be giving their dog repeated doses of CBD over many months or years, you want to make sure the manufacturer is conducting tests to ensure purity & consistency across numerous batch runs of the same product.

Armed with this information, you will know exactly what you are buying and this analysis report becomes the foundation for determining the exact proper starting CBD dosage for your dog.

2. Look For a Preferred Extraction Method

Generally speaking, the hemp plant seeds & growing medium (soil, water, air) determine the final CBD end-product; not the extraction type–

But for the purposes of selecting a certain type of extraction that best suits CBD oil for dogs, the preferred method is one that uses zero-solvents to obtain cannabidiol. The preferred extraction method, known as CleanPull Technology™, is unique in the hemp extraction industry because it is a ‘solvent-free-method’ that results in a cleaner, healthier CBD tincture that’s free of any residual chemical solvents that can potentially harm your pet.

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Zero-solvent extraction produces a cleaner, safer CBD oil for dogs.

CleanPull Technology™ is a proprietary extraction method used by K9 Medibles for it’s exclusive, 2-In-1, hand-crafted, Canine Support Formula. The down-side to this unique artisanal extraction technology is that this method is more costly to perform–But dog owners who want the the most effective, highest grade, premium CBD for their dogs will prefer the safer, solvent-free CleanPull Technology™ method over chemical solvent extraction techniques.

Other methods of CBD extraction, like CO2 / Super Critical, use a degree of alcohol (ethanol, butane, etc.) to remove the plant cannabinoids. It’s best to avoid pet care products extracted with toxic solvents like BHO, propane, hexane or other hydrocarbons. These solvents tend to be more cost-effective in mass production on the manufacturers side but are less desirable for end-user pet care products compared to the zero solvent extraction method.

Terpenes Are Really Important, Too!

While Super Critical & CO2 are considered a safe extraction methods, they also have a negative downside in that they have a hard time pulling beneficial terpenes (essential oils) from the organic plant structure. So what you gain in a more economically produced CBD using CO2, you lose by not capturing the whole essence of the plant and therefore miss out on the full medicinal benefits of the entire hemp plant.

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Whole-plant extracts are more clinically effective and have fewer adverse side effects than pure CBD at higher doses,

Unfortunately, CO2 extraction removes a lot of the therapeutically beneficial terpenes that contribute to the synergistic ‘Entourage Effect’, where the whole plant contributes to a greater over-all therapeutic effect for your pet.

Compared to chemical extraction methods, CleanPull Technology is more environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient leaving a much smaller carbon-footprint on the planet.

For now, each extraction type has its pros and cons but for the beginning CBD shopper, look for an extraction method that preserves the integrity of the whole plant (Full-spectrum) and offers a safer, more clinically effective product to care for your dog.

3. Don’t Buy CBD Based On Cost Per Milligram 

It’s a common misconception that the higher the CBD (cannabidiol) concentration content in a CBD product (mg’s per bottle), the more powerful that product will be. In theory that may sound good but that doesn’t tell the whole story. With CBD more is not necessarily better and with certain exclusively formulated CBD products like Canine Support Formula, giving more CBD to your dog may not even be necessary to achieve the desired therapeutic outcome.

Compared to full-spectrum, whole-plant extracts, CBD isolates have what is known as a ‘bi-phasic’ effect – which is a dose-dependent bell-curve response whereby there is a diminishing return on therapeutic effectiveness as you increase the dose (see graph below).

Making Cannabinoid Therapy More Predictable

Essentially, using whole hemp extract reduces the guess-work involved in determining your dog’s optimal CBD dosage from the start.

What can be really interesting about the ‘Entourage Effect’ for our canine friends is that when hemp / cannabis products are used in their natural, unaltered full-spectrum form, it’s easier to predict an effective dose to achieve your dog’s unique ‘Sweet-Spot’ of therapeutic relief. And that’s important when you’re trying to help your dog feel better ASAP!

Dosing your dog with full spectrum plant extract would mean a better healing response with a more predictable outcome than single ingredient CBD.

In the end, choosing a CBD product based entirely on the cost per milligram is neither prudent nor economical because CBD potency is not determined by concentration volume alone.

CBD Concentration Vs Effective Clinical Dose

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The graph above resembles a bell– which is why it is referred to as a bell-shaped-response-curve. It clearly demonstrates that if you give too little of a CBD dose (low dose) or too much (high dose) it didn’t work as well to achieve Peak-Effectiveness.

CBD is a bi-phasic compound which simply means at low levels is produces a known therapeutic response but at high (or very high) amounts will produce the exact opposite effect (hence it’s bell shaped response curve). It’s the dosing area or “Goldie-Locks” concentration in the peak of that curve that delivers the precise, expected therapeutic effect to help comfort your dog.

So while CBD may not be lethal–it can certainly be dosed in weight appropriate amounts that benefit your dog the most. More is not better! When referring to CBD product potency, what we are really talking about is ‘effective-therapeutic-dose’. The degree to which CBD can effect a dog’s health is directly related to the capacity of that CBD product to be absorbed, transported and made available to individual receptor sites in the dog’s body – And that is determined primarily by the method of delivery.

A CBD product’s ‘bio-availability’ (the amount absorbed) is just as important as the milligram concentration since what makes CBD so beneficial is its direct effect on the Endocannabinoid System – And that is dependent on how much cannabidiol actually reaches those receptor sites.

So, although the amount of CBD should be clearly stated on the label and verified by lab analysis, I believe the ‘potency’ of CBD depends more on how much your dog can actually absorb into its system at pre-determined levels, rather than how much is listed in mg concentration on the bottle.

4. Choose Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil 

What differentiates full-spectrum from the standard CBD oil is the number of cannabinoids in the product. The hemp plant is made up of over 100 cannabinoids, with the 2 most recognized being CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).

In addition to these primary cannabinoids, there are several other cannabinoids in full-spectrum hemp that also have medicinal healing properties. Among them, CBN, CBG, CBV and a list of acidic forms like CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid).

With a full compliment of cannabinoids and all of the original natural plant terpenes intact, whole plant, full-spectrum hemp is a better CBD oil for improving canine health.

While there’s no formal regulation on how many cannabinoids qualify for ‘full spectrum’ status, a full-spectrum hemp CBD means it contains all of the cannabinoid compounds (including a small amount of THC) plus the naturally occurring plant terpenes, essential fatty acids, flavanoids and vitamins & minerals that contribute to what is known as the Entourage Effect.

Results from studies on full-spectrum CBD extract showed that the synergy between the cannabinoids yielded greater relief for neuro-degenerative conditions, including epileptic seizures.

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Full-spectrum hemp is clinically more effective compared to Broad-spectrum or CBD isolates.

So depending on the symptom or medical condition you’re trying to address with your dog, a full spectrum CBD oil can provide a greater therapeutic effect than ‘broad-spectrum’–where THC was removed with chemical solvents–or CBD isolates, as all the cannabinoids naturally present in the plant work together in unison to support and balance your dog’s normal homeostasis.

What’s important to understand about this enhanced synergistic effect is that each plant component increases the clinical effectiveness of the other ingredients. Studies have found that when you use a full spectrum hemp oil, the cannabinoids and terpenes naturally found in the whole plant create a synergistic effect, otherwise known as The Ensemble or Entourage Effect, and the interaction between the plant compound creates an amplified effect as well as providing additional healing benefits. In other words, the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts!

Pet owners should avoid refined CBD ‘isolates’ or distilled products labeled as ‘pure-CBD’. Research has found that these CBD isolate products (like that found in the FDA approved Epidiolex) were less effective than equivalent doses of CBD in extracts that also contain the full complement of cannabinoids and terpenes as found in full-spectrum extracts.

Full-spectrum hemp oil contains all of the plant cannabinoids and beneficial terpenes that contribute to the holistic therapeutic Ensemble Effect.

Related studies report that it takes a lot less whole-plant CBD (about 22% of the dose of pure CBD isolate) to treat severe seizures.

Because of the inherent plant synergy, even a touch of THC (or anticonvulsant terpenoids such as linalool) can make a difference between control of seizures and the lack of it. If it takes five times (5X) as much of the pure-isolate compound CBD to achieve the same effect, that doesn’t mean that CBD is ineffective medicine–It means that the whole-plant does it better!

Whole-plant extracts not only are more effective but also have fewer side effects than pure CBD at higher doses — The International Cannabis & Cannabinoid Institute

The bottom line is that whole-hemp CBD extracts work in harmony with all the plant constituents and will have a decisive advantage over pure compounds and ‘broad-spectrum’ extracts (where THC is removed) in almost every instance. Dog owners are encouraged to check the labels for brands that use the “whole-plant” or Full-spectrum CBD.

Pro-Care Tip: Because of their lower mass and higher levels of cannabinoid receptors in the brain, dogs are very sensitive to the psychoactive effects of THC–so every effort should be made to know the concentration of all cannabinoids in a CBD product as well as understand the ramifications of over-medicating or mistakenly giving dogs a high-THC cannabis product intended for human consumption only (read more about Ataxia in Dogs).

5. Look For Clearly Marked Product Labels

Due to a current lack of adequate governmental regulation with regard to hemp-derived CBD products, consumers purchasing CBD products for their dogs need to be wary of unscrupulous actors with poor production processes & intentionally deceitful labeling practices.

Choosing among the many un-regulated CBD brands (which typically have less manufacturing oversight than ‘kitty litter’) can be problematic for novice CBD shoppers. Many brands offer different types of CBD oil based products with varying levels of concentration so it’s important that you pay particular attention to product labeling.

Accurate Label Claims

Look for products with labels that clearly show the quantity of CBD per dose–along with the total cannabinoid content for the entire bottle.

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A premium CBD product label has Daily Dosage, Recommended Use, and Supplement Facts including Active Ingredients and manufacturers data & storage information clearly visible.

Other items to look for on a clearly marked CBD product label:

  • look for the amount of CBD listed on the bottle label and compare it with the actual active CBD extract shown in the manufacturer’s COA lab report,
  • look for the manufacturing date and batch number listed on the product if it becomes necessary to trace that product back for quality control,
  • look for a label that indicates how much actual dosage (mg’s) it is per serving? You should always ask to clarify this as some companies aren’t very clear about proper dosing for dogs.

Dosing guidelines are of particular concern since many caring pet owners are administering CBD doses based on stated human levels, not recommended canine levels–which are far less!

Beware Of CBD Sellers Making Unsubstantiated Health Claims

Dog owners need to be aware that many hemp-derived CBD products are incorrectly labeled. But they need to be particularly wary of any CBD product that makes explicit health claims or statements about curing-a-disease. The FDA has cautioned that marketing hemp-derived CBD or THC products as single ingredient or in ‘dietary supplements’ is unlawful because both CBD and THC are active ingredients in FDA-approved drugs and were the subject of clinical investigations before they were marketed as foods or dietary supplements.

Most recently, an FDA warning letter went out to a CBD manufacturer explaining that it determined several of company’s CBD products…“are unapproved new drugs sold in violation of sections 505(a) and 301(d) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA).”  The agency cited the following health claims as problematic, among others.

  • CBD can counteract the growth of [and/or] spread of cancer.
  • CBD has been shown to be effective in treating Parkinson’s disease.
  • CBD has been linked to the effective treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dog owners also need to be wary of a company making marketing statements or label claims of their hemp-CBD product being ‘certified organic’. The requirements for USDA organic certification are rigorous and the application time is consuming, so the cost to gain USDA Certified Organic status could easily be more than a manufacturer is willing to pay (but that doesn’t stop them from making false assertions about their products be organic).

Mislabeled Product Ingredients

Best CBD oil for dogsThe problem of mislabeling CBD products is rampant. A study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicated that more than two-thirds of CBD products tested by researchers (69% of 85 products audited) had an incorrect amount of CBD and/or THC on the product label–And there is no way for consumers to know the difference.

In 2017, a broader analysis of 84 products from 31 companies found that 43% contained more CBD than was indicated on the label and that 26% contained less CBD than was indicated on the label; additionally, THC was found in 18 out of the 84 samples even though none of the labels indicated that the products contained any amounts of THC.

Worse still, there were contaminants found in CBD products–toxicologists found evidence of pesticides, heavy metals, bacteria, and other compounds in widely available products without any mention of them on the label.

Misrepresenting Product Contents

Another product survey found significant discrepancies among some of the leading hemp-derived CBD brands that falsely claim full-spectrum CBD-rich oil is in their products; lab tests of several samples revealed only one cannabinoid – CBD – was present, indicating that these products were made with a CBD isolate rather than a more efficacious whole plant CBD-rich extract.

Additional problems arise with some overly processed hemp-derived CBD products that are tainted with toxic solvent residues, corn syrup, artificial flavors and colors, and other contaminants.

As an advocate for your pet’s health you should be selecting products with premium quality ingredients–unfortunately, that means relying on the manufacturer to provide accurate list of ingredients.

Product labels should include the following information:

  • Name and place of business of the manufacturer or distributor,
  • Identity of the product and it’s total Cannabinoid content,
  • Net quantity of contents in terms of weight, numerical count, or other appropriate measure,
  • A batch, lot, or control number,
  • Production date or expiration date (products susceptible to spoilage must bear a “use by” date),
  • Instructions for use,
  • Dosing guidance,
  • Appropriate warnings for use, including any medical contraindications,
  • Instructions for appropriate storage.

Special Note; Cannabidiol CANNOT be pressed or extracted from hemp seeds. Hemp seeds do not contain detectable amounts of CBD. CBD can be extracted from the flower, leaves, and, only to a very minor extent, from the stalk of the hemp plant. So be very clear when reading product labels, hemp seed oil does not contain cannabidiol.

Though some companies will use the oil from hemp seeds as a base to add CBD concentrates to make it a viable source of CBD. Only an independent 3rd party lab report (COA) will show you the actual concentration of cannabinoids present in that CBD product.

6. Hemp Source / Seed Origination

Most consumers will never go so far as to investigate the source of their dog’s CBD product to the level of the originating seed–and that’s a shame since the most transparent CBD companies will know this information and be willing to share it with you.

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Every type-III feminized hemp seed from K9 Medibles has its THC producing ‘synthase-enzyme’ turned “off” to ensure full compliance with Federal legal standards.

The originating plant source (biomass) of CBD is the most important factor in determining the quality of a CBD end-product because it influences everything that follows in the production process of CBD oil. Commercial CBD can come from a cannabis plant or from industrial Hemp and the molecular structure of the Cannabidiol from each source are exactly the same.

This means that most overseas companies are stripping CBD from industrial hemp byproducts as a secondary market that were not originally intended for CBD extraction. These sub-standard products can contain harmful adulterants & chemicals not intended for human (or canine) consumption. The majority of these products are imported, extracted and sold as fancy labeled bottles with exotic carrier oils and superfluous flavor enhancing additives. None of which contribute to the health of your dog!

These imported products might look like they are domestic but this is done under clever marketing where only the extraction work is done here in the US while the original product is coming from foreign countries with little to no vigilance towards organics because the plant was being grown industrially for fiber or some other non-edible constituent.

Hemp Is A Bio-Accumulator

Since hemp is a known bio-accumulator of soil toxins it’s important to know where and under what conditions the hemp was originally grown before importation. Although CBD can be sourced from both cannabis and hemp plants; products brought to market from overseas can be more risky because adulterants that are poisonous or toxic to the body are condensed within the ‘isolation process’ and this leads to very high amounts of very harmful contaminants being diluted back down into carrier solutions for possible ingestion.

Look For Made In America

Look for a trusted CBD product from a known growth source and from a country that monitors its soil conditions. Primary sourced material grown and extracted here in the United States or Canada has had the soil, the plant material, the resin, the carrier oil, and the final alchemy all tested for pesticides, fungicides, heavy metals plus anything that could be in the water.

Hemp grown in the US are more highly regulated through agricultural standards than imported hemp from China or Eastern European countries.

If you live in a “CBD-only” state, choose CBD products made with American-grown hemp (from Colorado, Kentucky, Oregon, Montana, Vermont, Tennessee, etc.) rather than foreign sources to protect your dog against potential toxins accumulating in the hemp plant.

7. Sublingual Tinctures Are Preferred Over CBD Treats

CBD dosage for dogs is measured in mg’s per kg body weight. Start low, go slow & monitor your dogs progress.

CBD can be delivered in many different forms–but which one is best to help improve your dog’s health?

Whether CBD oil is ingested as a edible treat, situated under the tongue as a sublingual liquid or applied topically to your dog’s skin, can play a role in the uptake, distribution, clinical effect and eventually the elimination of the compound from the body.

To a large extent, the therapeutic effects provided by CBD can only be realized if the cannabidiol is presented to specific receptors found throughout the Endocannabinoid system present in a dog’s central nervous system and body tissues.

Ultimately, the method of CBD delivery is critical to how quickly & how effectively cannabinoid therapy will work for your dog!

Why Is Sublingual CBD Better Than Edible Treats?

Sublingual dosing means that you are administering CBD through tissues beneath the tongue. Through this method of administration, the cannabinoids come into close contact with blood rich tissues in the mouth and are immediately absorbed into the bloodstream. For CBD to have any influence over your dog’s functional body systems, it first needs to be absorbed.

When we talk about the absorption of CBD, we’re referring to its transfer from the site of administration (Eg. oral mucosa) to the bloodstream, where it can then be transported throughout the body to interact with and/or influence cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2), and non-cannabinoid receptors like serotonin receptor 5-HT1A and vanilloid receptor TRPV-1 in the brain.

Therefore, how much CBD gets absorbed depends on the route of administration, or how it’s consumed–And that depends on CBD being readily absorbed intact and made available in the bloodstream.

Sublingual CBD Is A Better Delivery Method

Sublingual CBD avoids the normal digestive processes by enzymes and acids in the stomach and by-passes the First-Pass metabolic breakdown in the liver. It’s possible that with edible treats, 20-90% of the original oral dose of CBD is lost due to stomach acids and enzymes and breakdown by the liver resulting in a much lower bioavailability.

Sublingual CBD delivery is more easily absorbed and faster acting compared to edible treats.

Sublingual CBD application is considered a better choice of dosing dogs than ingestion of edible treats because it is the quickest form of therapeutic relief–ideal for dogs whose conditions require them to rely on fast-acting effects. Time is of the essence in certain circumstances where dogs with chronic pain or suffering from seizures need fast relief and sublingual application can deliver the effects of CBD in as little as 30 seconds up to 2 minutes.

Sublingual CBD is also more easily adapted for delivery to dogs because canine patients need only a small dosage amount of CBD to deliver a ‘therapeutic effect’. A dropper bottle dispensing single measured drop(s) is infinitely more precise and easily tolerated when a dog is having difficulty eating solid food or swallowing water than a CBD-laced cookie or edible treat.

In essence, CBD delivered via sublingual administration is more highly absorbed, has a quicker therapeutic action, provides for more accurate dosing and delivers a better therapeutic effect than edible forms–making sublingual CBD delivery more economical, more potent and superior to edible treats.

8. Look For A Health Enhancing Carrier Oil 

A canine friendly ‘carrier oil’ can add to the already beneficial effects of full-spectrum CBD.

Coconut oil’s popularity as a natural remedy has grown exponentially in recent years because of its versatility in addressing a multitude of canine health conditions such as joint problems, diabetes & obesity, and skin irritations.

Coconut oil can also improve your dog’s brain energy metabolism and cognitive function by reducing buildup of brain lesion-causing amyloid proteins.

Avoid any CBD products made with Avocado oil as a carrier oil. Avocado leaves, fruit, seeds and bark may contain a toxic principle known as Persin. This oil base is well tolerated by people but can be toxic to dogs if even small amounts leach out of the seed into the ‘meat’ or fruit–Another reason to choose a CBD product intended for use in dogs, not humans!

Other Essential Oils that are put into CBD products as flavorings for human taste but are harmful to dogs include, but are not limited to:

  • Cinnamon
  • Citrus (d-limonene)
  • Pennyroyal
  • Peppermint
  • Pine
  • Sweet birch
  • Tea tree (melaleuca)
  • Wintergreen.

Another reminder, Hemp SEED Oil is a common carrier added to CBD products but does NOT contain Cannabidiol, so look for the COA showing the actual cannabinoid content of a CBD product.

Tincture Bottle Color

Since cannabinoids are lipid-based they can oxidize and degrade over time from exposure to heat and light. Not to worry, a good oil manufacturer will produce a bottle color (dark green, brown or purple) that inhibits light across the visible spectrum from entering the bottle and altering or destroying the CBD inside.

Darker bottles also protect against components like terpenes–which are considered ‘volatile hydrocarbons’– from being degraded from exposure.


Best Brand of Hemp Oil For Dogs

It’s not easy to find a reliable, affordable CBD oil you can confidently give your dog. Information about CBD is fragmented all over the Internet and may not always be current or accurate.

With new CBD research studies are being published in medical literature and veterinary journals at an ever increasing rate, dog owners need to pay close attention when searching for CBD oil to make sure that you are buying the most credible, clinically effective, science-based cannabidiol product available to help care for their dog.

Seed-To-Shelf Transparency

For conscientious dog owners, deciding which CBD product is best for their dog is no easy task. But to have trust in a company it’s important pet parents have access to information from seed-to-shelf to know where the hemp is grown, how it was grown as well as analytical data that verifies the processing & validates the precise content and make-up of the final CBD product.

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To better serve dog owners, Hemp growers and CBD manufacturers need to be transparent about their process from Seed-to-Shelf.

Factor in the broader concept that consumers want to partner with a company that is ecologically conscious and naturally sustainable and it becomes a quagmire to choose the best CBD-rich hemp oil for your dog. Sometimes misguidedly, dog owners will place their trust in a source and treat that content as gospel–without much questioning.

For manufacturers of CBD products, it’s important to accurately portray their products to the consumer with properly referenced labeling and validated science without making unfounded medical claims.

With proper due diligence and by following the 8-Consumer-Tips, pet parents can avoid common pitfalls and marketing schemes and uncover a CBD product that delivers the best healing experience for their beloved furry home companions.

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Curtis Barnes

Owner / Founder at K9 Medibles
Curtis has been passionate about the welfare of animals since his first dog rescue as a teenager growing up in Oregon.

After studying Sports Medicine & Biology at the University of Oregon, Curtis went on to excel in a career of Clinical Nutrition sales, later owning a healthcare company serving private-practice physicians.

Known for his expansive knowledge on natural health and alternative medicine, many physician friends came to expect they would receive an extended medical education when he detailed the latest clinical food-science-research.

Curtis believes that natural plant-based therapies can be applied to veterinary care which led him to study the science of Cannabinoid Medicine.

His expertise in Functional Medicine led him to formulate a unique hemp-based canine care product, Canine Support Formula, fulfilling a dream to combine natural pet-care strategies with the new therapeutic potential of medical cannabis.

In reverence for his own dog, Curtis has dedicated his company, K9 Medibles, to improving the health and longevity of all dogs. With a soft-spot for older, senior dogs, he affectionately calls every dog a "pup".

As a Native Oregonian, Curtis loves the beautiful scenery & outdoor activities of hiking and biking in his home State.

To learn more about Curtis and how he can help your dog, visit https://www.k9-medibles.com/about-us/
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