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How to Choose a CBD Product For Your Dog - Tinctures or Treats?

So you have heard about the health benefits of CBD for humans, and are wondering if CBD is also beneficial for dogs. The short answer is yes, CBD is beneficial for dogs, especially if the dog suffering from some common ailments or phobias.


In fact, many people are already giving CBD to their furry friends and there are so many CBD products for pets on the market.


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That being said, there are still some problems that dog owners are now facing: which product is right for their dogs? With such a variety of CBD products for dogs in Canada and the USA, there are two that you should consider: tinctures and treats.


If you have used CBD products before, you probably already have some ideas about how these products are used. But is one product better than the other?


Article Summary

  • CBD Tinctures for Dogs

  • CBD Treats for Dogs

  • Which One is Better?



What are the Benefits of CBD Tinctures for Dogs?


CBD tinctures are one of the best products for dogs, simply because they’re reliable, easy to use, widely available, and effective. While CBD is non-intoxicating for dogs, you still only use these tinctures with careful consideration when it comes to dosing. CBD may cause drowsiness in animals as a few rare side effects such as itchiness and vomiting. So be careful when you administer CBD tinctures to your dog. The trick is to start with the lowest dosage possible and work your way up until you find the best dosage for your dog. Or, you can always consult with a vet to find out the best dosage for your dog. Keep in mind though that not all vets are okay with CBD for dogs, so find one that is open-minded about CBD as a potential treatment and have observed the benefits of CBD for pets firsthand. Reasons why CBD tinctures are better for your dog

  • Potency - CBD tinctures are more likely to have more potency than treats. Simply because, treats are processed and cooked with heat, which could destroy the CBD in them.

  • No extra calories and/or ingredients - When giving CBD in the form of treats, you’re risking giving your dogs more calories than necessary. Some treats have a lot of calories as well, so they could be a problem in the future.

  • Dosage - Again measuring the dosage for your dog with CBD tinctures is relatively easy since they come with a dropper. So you'll have more control over how much CBD your dog will take in a session. Don't forget to read the label and the certificate of analysis of the product to see the exact amount of CBD contained in the bottle.

All in all, CBD tinctures are one of the most efficient ways to give CBD to dogs for Canadians. You can simply give some drops of tinctures to your dog whenever and wherever. To start, you can place the dropper inside your dog's mouth. Or, you can mix the oil into your dog's food or a treat.


What are the Benefits of CBD Treats for Dogs?

Compared to CBD tinctures, CBD treats are clearly more fun for you and your dog. They are easy to use, of course, simply give your dog one or two treats when necessary. Some CBD treats are specially formulated for a specific dog's size and weight. So if you have a smaller dog, you'll need a specific CBD treat product for it, the same thing goes for a larger dog. Furthermore, some dog treats have added ingredients to tackle some specific health issues.

Reasons why CBD treats are better for your dog


  • An easy way to administer CBD to your dog - You don’t need to prepare anything before you give CBD treats to your dog. Simply give one or two treats to your dog to calm it down or make it healthier. If you’ve chosen the right product for your dog, I am sure you don’t have to worry about anything else.

  • You don't have to worry about your dog not liking the CBD product - For dog owners who worry about their dogs not liking the taste of CBD, these treats could be the solution.

  • Added benefits from the additional ingredients - As mentioned above, some CBD treats have additional ingredients that may be beneficial for your dog. These added ingredients could just be the deciding point between treats and tinctures.


That being said, you should be careful about the added ingredients. Do your research to know what each ingredient does. And make sure that you don’t give your dog too many treats.



Which one is better - Tinctures or Treats?

The final decision rests in your hands. I think it's safe to say that you know best about your furry friend, or you can consult this matter with a vet to come up with the best conclusion. No matter which product you choose, I am sure that your dog will thank you.



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