These days people are opting for the healthier version of products, they are reading the labels on the backs of products, checking the origins of manufacturing and enquiring about the treatment process involved in the production of these items. We want to live a long, full life and if it means doing a bit of extra reading then so be it.
We look after our homes, our family members and this most certainly includes our pets, if we’re all eating well and make nutritionally sound changes then they need to get on board, am I right? And a healthy pup is a happy pet.
So how can we take care of them better than we already are? Well, in recent years the extraction of what’s known as CBD oil which is found naturally in the wild growing hemp plant, has been a medical success in aiding the body’s ailments organically.
The process of extraction is quite complex to ensure it’s done as chemically-free as possible and to obtain the purest possible form that contains little to no THC (the psychoactive component of the oil), to see more of the method click here
Introduce CBD into your pets’ diet
There are various items and methods of adding CBD oil into your dog’s meal, some of which we will discuss in this article, and some you may have already tried.
For dogs, giving them the medicine of sorts is not always as easy as it looks in the movies where dogs practically ask for the drops. We need to be innovative and sneak it in without them realizing, basically what I do with vegetables for my kids who are ‘allergic’ to anything vegetable related. Queue the rolling eyes from my side.
One blog I came across when looking into CBD for my dog was where a woman had made home-made doggy treats and biscuits for her pup, and as they were cooling she dropped a few spots onto each biscuit so it could soak into the treat before it was completely set. And when she gave them to her ‘Bobby’ all he saw was a treat and he was none the wiser. Brilliant.
Other options are to simply mix it into the main meal in their bowl or make doggy gummies which seem to surprise and excite them at the novelty. For some great CBD recipe ideas and to brush up on your chef skills try something new this weekend and shock your pup with a unique treat.
What to look for in a CBD product
The extraction and manufacturing process of any product, CBD or other, is determined by whether chemicals were added in the collecting, processing and bottling stages, these will react with the oil and ultimately alter the purity of the final liquid. This will determine the difference between a high and low-quality commodity.
Try to find out where the hemp is sourced, most countries and especially in the States, have heavily regulated farming bill compliances that need to be followed and make for ethically produced products.
A big factor that industries are trying to push is adding flavorings and GMOs into the products thinking it makes them more appealing to consumers, and for some, it works but for the majority of people they are looking for natural organic items.
We want a substance that Mother Nature herself brings into the world, not something man-made and certainly not one that’s been overly tested in the lab and tweaked to what the industry thinks is the best version. Take a look at a knockout post on all products CBD and the blog articles related to its uses and effects.
The safety of CBD
If you’re buying a 100% pure hemp product then yes it is safe to give to your dog, with no traces of THC your pet can get all the benefits of a naturally great product and none of the harmful side-effects related to the psychoactive part of the plant, this is why it is vitally important to check that it is 100% bio and sourced with the environmental factors considered.
Your dog will be feeling his usual self in no time and isn’t that all we want from our ‘children?’