I was skeptical at first, but the research was promising.
CBD has gained popularity recently as effective treatment for a variety of problems–for both humans and dogs.
It started as a small secret among small groups of natural-health focused dog owners. But recently, it started to show significant promise within the scientific community too.
Because CBD has exploded in popularity so suddenly, I had a ton of questions.
Is It Safe? (Yep!)
Is It Legal? (Yes!)
Will My Dog Get High? (No!)
Is It Effective? (Definitely!)
How much do they need to take? (Dosaging is on the package!)
Is this just some passing trend? (I hope not!)
And most importantly…
Will it give Maggie the relief she so desperately needs??
That’s why I decided to put together this article revealing the top 5 CBD myths–helping dog owners discover the truth about CBD.
If you have a suffering pup just like my Maggie: read on!
1. CBD is NOT Psychoactive
One of the biggest concerns is where CBD comes from. Since it comes from the hemp plant, people often think it will get their dog “buzzed.” This is because it is confused with its famous cousin, cannabis, which contains THC (or tetrahydrocannabinol).
Hemp plants contain only a tiny percentage of THC, and are used for medicinal and industrial purposes.
When using a modern cold-pressed CO2 extraction method, only the CBD and beneficial terpenes are extracted from the plant, ensuring no psychoactive chemicals are present in your CBD.
It keeps all the health and pain-relief benefits–and you don’t have to worry about your dog getting buzzed.
2. CBD is Both Legal and Safe
Since CBD does NOT include psychoactive elements, it is both safe and legal.
In fact, many studies have shown CBD to be completely non-toxic and safe for consumption…
Even when used in high doses, combined with other meds, or over long periods of time–unlike common prescriptions given to dogs to help with pain support.
CBD supplements for dogs are a great way to ensure your pup is getting the tastiest, highest quality ingredients to support their joint health.
3. CBD is an Anti-Inflammatory
When Maggie was in pain, most vets recommended NSAIDs and other over-the-counter pharmaceuticals.
While these can have their place, the side effects were just not worth it for Maggie.
That’s a big reason why I decided to research with safe and natural remedies.
CBD contains natural anti-inflammatory properties that soothe irritated joints and suppress the production of inflamed cells…
Which greatly improved Maggie’s joint pain, aches, and flare-ups.
4. CBD Reduces Anxiety
Maggie’s anxiety was crippling.
Not only was she in pain, but common things like traveling, thunderstorms, and being left at
home would stress her out so much.
CBD definitely helped soothe Maggie’s anxiety, which gave us both happiness, comfort, and relief.
5. CBD relieves aches and pains
CBD is an amazing solution for naturally reducing pain.
According to one study, and even my own experience with Maggie, dogs given CBD treatment experienced LESS PAIN and increased activity with NO side effects.(2)
Wow. No wonder why it’s gaining so much popularity.
Plus, CBD provides healthy joint nourishment and pressure relief…
Which can naturally “block” pain signals, so your dog can stay active and comfortable as they age.