These days, many dog parents love the idea of holistic treatment for their furry companions and one popular option is CBD for dogs. At Naked Dog Bistro, we offer both homemade CBD dog treats and our own homemade CBD oil for dogs. Here’s a quick look at CBD and our products.
What Is CBD?
Both marijuana and hemp plants contain cannabidiol or CBD. For our products, we derived the CBD from hemp, and we do this because the CBD from hemp plants contains only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychoactive chemical that you find in marijuana.
Naturally, we don’t want our CBD for dogs to be psychoactive, and our CBD contains less than 0.3% of THC. Any CBD product with less than 0.3% THC is legally allowed to be sold anywhere in the United States, as well, so we can ship our CBD oil and CBD dog treats throughout the United States.
How To Administer CBD Oil
If you opt for our CBD dog oil, you can administer the oil directly into your dog’s mouth or put the oil on a treat or even in your dog’s food. We have CBD oil for small breeds and CBD oil for larger breeds.
With the small breed bottle, one pump from the bottle will deliver 2 mg of CBD. With the larger breed bottle, one pump equals 4 mg of CBD. For either option, you can provide your dog with a dose every 12 hours.
As a side note, our CBD oil is not just good for dogs, it is also human-grade. This means that dog parents can use this product, as well, if they choose. We do have customers who will share the product between themselves and their canine companions.
Naked Dog Bistro CBD Dog Treats
Our homemade CBD dog treats can be a great option to consider because dogs are so enthusiastic about our tasty treats. We have treats for small breeds which contain 1 mg of CBD per treat. Our large breed treats contain 3 mg of CBD. Both treats are gluten-free and made using the finest ingredients including oat flour, peanut butter, bacon, coconut oil and eggs.
Pharma Hemp Products
In addition to our homemade CBD dog treats and our CBD oil, we also sell freeze-dried CBD treats from Pharma Hemp. These high-quality treats contain full-spectrum cannabinoids, including CBD, CBDA, CBN, CBG and terpenes, and with less than 0.3% THC, just as with our homemade treats. The Pharma Hemp treats are available in salmon, chicken, bacon and peanut butter varieties.
While the FDA has not approved CBD as a treatment for anxiety (either for humans or canines), a study from Cornell University showed that giving CBD chews to dogs prior to a stressful event decreased anxiety-related behavior in more than 80% of the dogs. While more research needs to be completed, and other studies are currently in the works, CBD may be a good option to try with your anxious dog.
Of course, while trying CBD for dogs can be one option, we have several other suggestions for parents of anxious dogs. One of the best ways to reduce anxiety in dogs is to provide them with plenty of exercise. Long walks and games of fetch and tug or even using agility equipment can reduce anxiety because exercise releases endorphins and these hormones help to calm both dogs and humans alike.
Many dogs love massage, and this can definitely reduce stress and anxiety. You can gently massage your dog’s ears, neck, back or even give them a gentle tummy rub to soothe anxious pups. Consider turning on some calming classical music or even nature sounds, such as the sound of a babbling brook and birds chirping.
This can be a great way to distract your pup if outside noises are making them nervous, and it will help reduce your stress, as well. Petting a dog for just a few minutes has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety in humans and even help boost our mood, so these calming activities are beneficial for us, as well.
For some dogs, a special type of weighted vest can help calm an anxious pooch. We sell the Thundershirt anti-anxiety wrap and this can be a great option to consider on those severely windy days or perhaps on a stressful day, such as the Fourth of July, as many dogs are quite upset by fireworks.
We also recommend opting for some extra exercise on these types of stressful days and consider playing some calming music while the fireworks are going off, as this can muffle the noise. Of course, you also could try providing your dog with some CBD oil or CBD treats before the fireworks.
Visit Our Dog Boutique & Bistro
If you live in or around Laguna Beach, we always welcome dog parents and their doggie companions to come in and browse at our exclusive dog boutique and dog bakery, pick up some CBD for dogs and maybe some cool dog collars or special dog gifts.
We also bake homemade dog treats fresh every day in the Naked Dog Bistro kitchen, and you can even order custom dog cakes and dog cupcakes for that special dog occasion. If you don’t live in the area, we can ship our CBD oil and CBD dog treats right to your home.