A Complete Introduction to CBD for Pets
A Complete Introduction to CBD for Pets
Apr 19, 2024 - Antelopepets

While CBD has entered the mainstream for us humans, there’s still some questions regarding its benefits in pets. If you’ve been wanting to introduce your pet to CBD but don’t know where to start, don’t worry. We’ve compiled everything you need to know about CBD into this handy guide, including benefits, safety, and our favorite products on the market!

What is CBD?

CBD, which is also known as cannabidiol, is the second most active ingredient in cannabis. While it is an important part of medical marijuana, it does not necessarily need to come from marijuana plants and can instead be found in hemp or created in a lab setting.

Unlike marijuana, CBD does not induce a “high” and pure CBD has been proven by the World Health Organization to not be addictive or have any adverse effects/issues. 


Is CBD safe for pets?

CBD is not only safe for your pet to ingest or use topically, but also has many health benefits that can be taken advantage of as well! The National Animal Supplement Council (known as the NASC) has recently released a study that states that CBD can be used long-term. Findings from that same study also proved that long-term use of CBD had no adverse effects on healthy, adult dogs. 

On top of that, it is highly unlikely that your dog will overdose on CBD when given the proper dosage. 

The benefits of CBD in pets

Like humans, CBD has many benefits for your pet. Some of the benefits pet owners have reported include:

  • Helping with behavioral issues.
  • Reducing joint pain/tension. 
  • Balancing mood and reducing anxiety.
  • Helping simulate your pet’s appetite and/or reduce their nausea.
  • Providing help in reducing epilepsy symptoms.

The National Animal Supplement Council (also known as the NASC) 

Where to start with CBD products

Super Snouts Hemp Co. makes NASC-certified CBD and hemp chews, tinctures, peanut butters, and balms that we can’t get enough of. All of their products use broad spectrum, water-soluble hemp that’s farmed right here in the USA and has no detectable traces of THC. 

In particular, we’re big fans of their Chill+Out Broad Spectrum Calming Hemp chews. These chews promote calmness during separation, travel, fireworks, and regular day-to-day tension. They also can help curb destructive behaviors and support a normal disposition and emotional balance in your pet. All’s that to say that these chews really do it all. 

Super Snouts also makes chews that can help support mobility, chews that help with allergy relief, and chews that support your pet’s digestion