CBD Products for Dogs: What You Need to Know


by Three Dog Bakery of Franklin & Mt Juliet

Most people by now have heard of CBD, but might be confused about what it really is, how it’s used and why it’s beneficial for dogs.

CBD (cannabinoid) is naturally found in the oils of the leafy parts of the hemp plant. Dogs have receptors all over their bodies linked to what’s called an Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Plant-derived CBD from full-spectrum hemp oil turns on these receptors in the ECS that stimulate your dog’s own anti-inflammatory abilities. Studies have shown that regular use of full-spectrum hemp oil can significantly boost the anti-inflammatory power of the immune system, resulting in a variety of health benefits for dogs.

It is recommended to use full-spectrum hemp oil because, in addition to CBD, hemp oil contains a variety of other beneficial plant compounds that also communicate with your dog’s cannabinoid system. Products called isolates remove these other beneficial compounds to isolate the CBD and may not be as effective for your dog’s overall health.

Hemp used for CBD is a non-psychoactive plant, different from the cannabis plant used for marijuana that contains psychoactive levels of THC, and is completely safe for dogs. CBD is legal in the state of Tennessee but is not in certain states, so be sure to check local regulations when traveling with your CBD products!

There are HUNDREDS of CBD products for dogs in the market at this point, and not all of them are created with equal care. Three Dog Bakery partners with Pet Releaf, which grows their own hemp at a Certified USDA Organic Hemp Farm in Colorado.

Adding CBD can benefit any dog – even a completely healthy one! But some health conditions that can be improved are:

  • Anxiety, situational or chronic
  • Chronic pain
  • Joint inflammation
  • Allergies
  • Age-related conditions
  • GI issues
  • Seizure management
  • Skin conditions, when administered topically

Three Dog Bakery partners with Pet Releaf for their exceptional growth and production standards, and carries the entire complement of their line including oils and treats. For situational anxiety, Three Dog Bakery carries additional treats from Super Snouts Hemp Company and Colorado Honey Hemp. The Three Dog Bakery staff would love to talk with you about your specific health concerns and how hemp oil can be beneficial!

Three Dog Bakery has two locations in Middle Tennessee – Franklin (1556 W McEwen Unit 112) and Mt Juliet (1982 Providence Pkwy #102). Visit them at www.threedogbakerynash.com and Like them on Facebook.