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How to Give Your Dog CBD


H
umans
have
learned
from
personal
experience
that
conditions
like
epilepsy,

arthritis
,
digestive
trouble,
anxiety,
and
others
can
be
helped
by
taking
regular
doses
of
the
non-intoxicating
cannabis
compound,
cannabidiol,
or

CBD
.
In
fact,
humans
love
their
CBD
so
much
that
industry
research
firm
Brightfield
Group
estimates
that
the
U.S.

CBD
market
will
reach
$24
billion

by
2023.

Of
that
enormous
number,
seven
percent
of
it
will
be
spent
on
the
pet
marketplace.
That
is
a
lot
of
dog
treats.
But,
some
dogs
need
more
than
just
a
treat.
In
consultation
with
your
vet,
regular
doses
of
CBD
could
make
a
difference
for
your
dog,
especially
if
they’re
generally
anxious,
or
are
a
bit
older
and
have
a
condition
like
arthritis
or
epilepsy.

Trying
to
give
a
dog
medicine
of
any
kind
can
be
a
tricky
proposition.
Here
are
a
few
tips
on
how
to
get
your
dog
to
take
their
CBD
medicine.

Put
CBD
in
a
Dog
Treat

There’s
nothing
better
than
watching
your
dog
erupt
with
joy
when
they
hear
the
word
“treat,”
so
why
not
trick
your
dog
into
taking
their
medicine
with
something
they
love?
Many
pet
CBD
tinctures
are
likely
to
have
a
strong,
earthy
flavor
and
oily
texture,
so
pick
something
healthy
that
also
has
a
strong
taste
and
smell,
like
jerky
or
peanut
butter.

Or,
if
you
prefer
to

make
your
own
dog
treats
,
add

some
CBD

isolate
to
your
recipe
(make
extra
sure
that
you
use
CBD
only,
since
consuming
THC
can
potentially
make
dogs
very
sick).
The
only
downside
to
making
your
own
CBD-infused
dog
treats
is
that
proper
dosage
becomes
more
difficult.
You’ll
have
to
do
a
little
math,
and
the
dose
will
vary
due
to
your
dog’s
age,
weight
and
condition.

Dog Treat


Sneak
some
CBD
into
your
dog’s
treats
for
effortless
dosing.

photo
credit

Even
though
there
are
few,
if
any
substantive
studies
on
pets
and
CBD,
a
tacit

rule
of
thumb

is
to
give
your
dog
0.2
milligrams
of
CBD
per
pound.
So
a
25
pound
dog
would
get
5
milligrams
of
CBD
per
dose.

Shop
Around
For
a
Treat
Your
Dog
Will
Love

As
every
dog
owner
knows
too
well,
pet
tastes
can
range
from
the
finicky
to
the
downright
slothful,
so
finding
a
CBD
treat
that
has
the
texture
and
flavor
your
dog
will
love
can
be
somewhat
challenging.
Take
some
of
the
guesswork
out
by
consulting
with
your
vet,
and
ask
friends
and
family
what
CBD
treats
their
dogs
love.
Because
if
your
dog
isn’t
eating
the
treat,
they
are
not
getting
the
medicine
that
they
need.

The
Direct
Route

Unless
your
dog
is
the
animal
equivalent
of
an
adorably
docile
koala,
chances
are,
they
are
not
going
to
love
having
medicine
delivered
to
their
mouths
straight
from
the
dropper.
However,

this
method

offers
the
benefit
of
quicker
absorption
since
CBD
will
not
have
to
run
through
the
digestive
system.

To
administer
CBD
through
a
dropper
or
syringe:

  1. Fill
    the
    dropper
    with
    the
    proper
    dosage
  2. Hold
    your
    dog’s
    head
    still
  3. Aim
    toward
    the
    back
    of
    the
    dog’s
    head
    (do
    not
    tilt
    the
    head
    back),
    and
    put
    the
    dropper
    or
    syringe
    into
    the
    corner
    of
    their
    mouth
    between
    the
    cheek
    and
    teeth
  4. Next,
    hold
    their
    mouth
    closed
    and
    encourage
    swallowing
    by
    stroking
    their
    throat
    or
    blowing
    on
    their
    nose

If
you
have
to
keep
your
pup
still
to
give
them
medicine,
enlist
a
helper
to
give
you
a
hand.
If
no
helper
is
handy,
try
sitting
on
the
floor
and
holding
the
dog
against
your
body
or
on
your
lap.
If
you
have
a
large
dog,
try
standing
behind
and
having
them
sit
against
your
legs.
If
your
dog
is
small,
holding
them
close
to
your
body
in
a
wrapped
towel
can
help.
Should
your
dog
put
up
a
fight,
speak
to
them
calmly
and
try
again

never
get
upset
or
force
your
dog
to
ingest
anything.

Mix
CBD
in
their
Regular
Food

Mixing
CBD
in
a
dog’s
regular
food
has
a

few
benefits
:
You
won’t
be
adding
more
calories
to
their
feeding
regimens
(important
for
pets
on
restricted
diets)
by
adding
extra
CBD
treats.
And,
it
is
easier
for
you
as
a
pet
owner
to
include
it
in
your
dog’s
regular
feeding
routine.

Dog Food


Hiding
CBD
in
your
dog’s
normal
food
is
also
a
great
idea.

photo
credit

This
tip
works
better
with
dry
food
since
it
is
more
likely
to
mask
the
taste
and
the
texture
of
CBD,
which
may
not
blend
in
as
well
with
the
wet
food

although
CBD
isolate
works
pretty
well
when
mixed
thoroughly
into
wet
food,
too.

Something
to
remember
with
pet
CBD

is
that
dosing
and
consistency
matter,
and
you
may
have
to
endure
some
trial
and
error
before
you
find
the
dose
that’s
just
right
for
your
beloved
pup.


Do
you
have
any
tips
for
people
looking
to
give
their
dogs
CBD?
Share
them
in
the
comments
below.


Photo
Credit:

Jamie
Street

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