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Pets are animals that are kept by humans for both pleasure and companionship. Humans love their pets and from pre-historic times have kept them for these purposes and sometimes as a form of security. Pets are found in every society and the relationship between them and their owners is anything but one-sided rather, it benefits both humans and animals.

One type of animal that has been a good pet over the years are dogs. They are perhaps the most commonly used as pets. Lots of homes and households have at least one and they can serve different purposes from been a companion to offering pleasure or as a form of security. All these are dependent on the breed of the dog. They also offer some health benefits which you can check out in this article.

While dog breeds such as Chihuahua, Border Collie, Bulldogs, Cocker Spaniel, Golden Retriever, etc. are mostly used for pleasure or for companionship, breeds such as German Shepherds, Bloodhounds, Dutch Shepherds, Labrador Retrievers, Belgian Malinois are used for security and even in the military and the Police Force. They can be trained to apprehend criminals, detect things like drugs and also used in search and rescue operations.

Dogs have many traits that endear them to humans. They are friendly, loyal to their owners and have protective capabilities. They also have the great visual ability as well as a great sense of smell. Best of all, they are submissive and can be trained to obey orders.

The fact that dogs can do all these makes them very useful in many ways and humans who own them do everything to care for them and keep them as healthy as possible. They feed, bathe, and walk them. They also take them to the veterinary for checkup and care of their health when they are ill.

How CBD Helps Your Dog’s Health

Part of taking care of your pet’s health includes administering drugs and medication they need. This is either to heal them of a particular ailment or to help maintain their wellbeing. One popular drug to use these days when caring for pets is CBD.

CBD or cannabidiol is a compound that is becoming increasingly popular for its many health benefits. Interestingly, it can be used to treat different diseases and ailments in both humans and animals. With daily usage, it can be used to keep your dog in good health and maintain its wellbeing. It can also be used to treat common dog ailments such as rabies, hepatitis, distemper, cancer, arthritis, pain and so on.

Cannabidiol is extracted from the hemp plant. It is a plant which contains several other compounds of which cannabidiol is the most useful and most popular. It is derived from its leaves, stem, seeds and stalk and it does not contain THC. THC is the substance that gives the cannabis plant its psychoactive effect which makes anyone who takes it get high. As a result of this, it is safe to be administered to anyone or animal without the fear of any psychoactive effect.

Different Forms of CBD

Cannabidiol can be retailed in different forms for your pet’s use. These include oils, treats, soft chews, or pills. The oil can be administered in droplets under the tongue using tinctures. The oil can also be applied to the skin. CBD can be mixed in your pet’s food and it can be administered as treats; hard, crunchy snacks loved by dogs that can serve as dietary supplements. They can also be given as pills directly to your pet. To know which of the above may be best in your case, check out this article: https://ministryofhemp.com/blog/cbd-products-pet/.

Dosages

When administering CBD to your dog, you may need to talk to and get a recommendation from your vet especially on how to use it. Currently, there are no specific dosages for administering CBD to your dog but there are generally accepted guidelines and dosage calculators that can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. It should be noted that whatever dosage administered is based on factors such as the age of your pet, its size and the kind of ailment you are treating.

Buying CBD

To buy CBD, look for reputable sellers online to avoid purchasing poor quality products that may harm your pet. The CBD market is not yet regulated as it is still a relatively new market and there are several vendors and retailers of these products. Do your research and ask around. Make sure you buy natural and organic products and avoid buying cheap products as they might not be pure but may contain impurities that may be harmful to your furry friend.

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