Does your dog suffer from noise anxiety, joint-pain, or dry, itchy skin? Almost every dog will experience at least one of these issues in their lifetime. But more often than not, dogs will suffer from some of them continuously. Recently, the use of CBD for humans has increased immensely. But, some veterinarians and scientists in the industry have been recommending cannabidiol, or CBD, for pet use. So, what is CBD?
What is CBD?
CBD is a byproduct of the cannabis plant. Cannabis is often associated with the psychoactive effect or "high" that is an effect of the cannabinoid, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) - another chemical naturally found in the marijuana plant. While CBD is a derivative of the marijuana plant, it does not induce a high and has been found to provide many benefits for humans, AND for our dogs. Among the long list of benefits CBD offers, anxiety relief is the most well known. CBD can alter the way dog's brain receptors respond to serotonin, a chemical directly linked to mental health. CBD can reduce stress and the correlating physiological effects such as elevated heart rate, improve PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) symptoms, aiding in better sleep, and much more.
What Can CBD Do For My Dog?
Fueled by the increasing acceptance of CBD use and slew of research-backed benefits easily found on the web, people are turning to CBD to help their dogs overcome many issues. Issues that CBD, more specifically, Green Gruff can aid in are anxiety, nervousness, joint and hip pain, and dry or itchy skin. While CBD benefits go much further than these issues, these are some of the main problem solutions it can offer. You can visit our Benefits page to read more about what CBD can do for your pup. At Green Gruff, we always recommend solidifying the quality of CBD before administering it to your four legged best friend. So, how do you go about doing this?
Certificate of Analysis and Other Proof of Quality
Since CBD is currently an unregulated industry in the US, it can be a struggle deciding which products have been responsibly formulated. There are a few key indicators on deciding which CBD supplement is best for your dog. Make sure to look for products that claim to follow Good Manufacturing Processes. This accolade increases the chance that the product has been produced in a high-quality, and clean environment. Green Gruff is proud to say that we adhere to these guidelines. But, most importantly, search for products that offer a COA, or Certificate of Analysis. A Certificate of Analysis is a document provided by a commissioned, independent third-party testing facility. A COA shows the levels of all active, cannabis-derived ingredients in the product. The COA also displays if there are any contaminants such as heavy metals, pesticides, or fungicides in the product. If you cant find a CoA on the company's website, that's a big red flag and we recommend staying away. But, you're in luck. Green gruff supplements have an easily accessible COA for all of our products and can be found here.
Green Gruff Benefits
CBD supplements can show huge benefits for our four-legged friends, especially when used daily. Routinely giving your dog Green Gruff with CBD chews can provide them with continuous relief and the ability to proactively avoid some issues altogether. Green Gruff with CBD chews are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and other ingredients that can provide your pup with both immediate and proactive relief. We see the benefits of Green Gruff with CBD chews in our dogs every day. It has helped all of our pets in many ways and we're sure yours can benefit too. Giving your dog Green Gruff with CBD can allow for mail-man chases, long games of fetch, and head-out-the-window rides for years to come.