Pet CBD Treats: Do They Actually Work?

February 26, 2022 4 min read

Pet CBD Treats: Do They Actually Work?

There’s no doubt that high quality hemp-derived pet CBD is considered a less invasive, therapeutic supplement for our beloved pet companions. This is especially true for our canine friends. It seems everyone is on board with hemp for dogs, and for good reason…

 According to research, hemp-derived CBD is not at all psychoactive, unlike its infamous cousin, Delta 9 THC. Which means you don’t have to worry about your dog getting “high” off of CBD.

And since our canine friends have an Endocannabinoid System like we humans do, consuming hemp-derived cannabinoids like CBD seems only natural [¹].

After all, researchers have discovered that pet CBD helps animals maintain a normal and relaxed disposition. And that’s not all… 

Benefits of CBD Oil for Dogs

One study, involving dogs with Idiopathic epilepsy, showed that 89% of the dogs who received CBD experienced a significant reduction in their seizure frequency. Another study, involving Osteoarthritic dogs, found that CBD decreased their pain and increased their overall activity [²,³]

While more studies are needed, especially when it comes to determining how much CBD you should give your dog, it’s clear that there are some pretty intriguing benefits surrounding CBD for dogs.

But the studies mentioned above used CBD oil for dogs, not CBD dog treats. So…

Are CBD Pet Treats Ineffective?

Not exactly… You see, the issue isn’t so much with the CBD. No, it’s actually with the pet treat itself. Unless your CBD pet treat is made with wholesome ingredients and a high quality pet CBD, then yes, that pet CBD treat will likely be ineffective. Or worse, even harmful to your dog.

The problem with most pet CBD treats is that during the baking process, the CBD breaks down significantly at a certain temperature. Once the CBD is broken down, the pet CBD is not as bioavailable, or as easily absorbed, as it was before it was baked [].

If your dog can’t absorb the pet CBD in the treat, they won’t be able to reap the benefits that CBD can offer them — hence the reason why so many pet owners see more positive results with pet CBD oil.

The key to creating high quality, effective pet CBD treats is to use very low temperatures. The other thing you need to be on the lookout for is added ingredients…

 

 

Pet CBD Treat Ingredients: Less is MORE!

Dogs don’t need added ingredients for their food or treats, especially if those ingredients include the following [,]:

  • Brewers yeast –– unnecessary filler
  • Cellulose –– unnecessary filler
  • Artificial flavors and colors –– synthetic chemicals 

The fewer the ingredients in your pet CBD treat, the better — especially if those ingredients are easy to pronounce. Can you say Gum Arabic, Sodium Alginate, Microcrystalline Cellulose three times fast? Neither can we.

That’s why we urge you to check the label of your pet CBD treats and make sure they don’t contain any unnecessary, added ingredients.

With all that said, you’re probably wondering…

Where can I Buy Pet CBD Treats near me?

As much as we love to see CBD pet treats more readily available at your local pet store, we can’t say we always love the brands they’re carrying.

If you want to find the best pet CBD treatsthat are truly effective and safe for your pet to consume, then we encourage you to only buy CBD pet treats from reputable pet CBD brands online.

Online pet CBD brands allow you to view their up-to-date Certificates of Analysis (independent lab test results) and real-life reviews from pet owners.

We too are pet owners, and here at Leaf Remedys, we create high quality hemp-derived pet CBD treats with simple and tasty ingredients like: 

  • Bananas
  • Oats
  • Peanut Butter
  • Organic Tapioca Flour
  • Coconut Flour
  • Hempseed Oil
  • Hemp-derived CBD Isolate Extract
  • Glucosamine
  • MSM
  • Chondroitin 

One pet treat contains 10mg of hemp-derived CBD Isolate, and we always stick to low temperatures when it comes to our baking process.

We started making pet CBD treats because we wanted our pets to live their best lives, feeling young, capable, and free. Now we have several positive reviews coming in each day about how much pet owners love our CBD pet treats. Ah… there’s nothing more thrilling than to see a happy, wagging tail or to hear a cheerful roaring, purr.

Pet CBD Treats: Bottom Line

If there’s one thing you take from this article, it’s to stick to reputable pet CBD brands that truly value your pet’s health.

Feel free to reach out to our Leaf Remedys team for any questions or concerns. We’re always happy to help!

Sources:

  1. The Endocannabinoid System of Animals
  2. Randomized blinded controlled clinical trial to assess the effect of oral cannabidiol administration in addition to conventional antiepileptic treatment on seizure frequency in dogs with intractable idiopathic epilepsy
  3. Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Clinical Efficacy of Cannabidiol Treatment in Osteoarthritic Dogs
  4. Kinetics of CBD, Δ 9-THC Degradation and Cannabinol Formation in Cannabis Resin at Various Temperature and pH Conditions
  5. Some food toxic for pets
  6. Benefits of High-Fiber Dog Foods