Your dog relies on you for every aspect of their physical and emotional wellbeing. It’s up to you to ensure they have everything they need, an appropriate diet, regular exercise, medical care, and companionship. The bond you develop helps you tune-in to signs they may be feeling unusually tense, physically uncomfortable, or anxious. If you’ve been looking for a safe, natural way to calm canine distress, we’ve got two new products you may want to consider.
What is Broad-Spectrum CBD?
CBD (cannabidiol) is just one of more than 100 cannabinoids found in natural industrial hemp extract. The cannabinoid-rich oil also contains plant terpenes, flavonoids, omega-3 fatty acids, and other phytonutrients. CBD products that contain all these potentially beneficial plant elements in the same ratios as the original plant source are commonly called full-spectrum. Our CBD Oil Pet Tinctures are made with full-spectrum CBD oil.
Why are we telling you about full-spectrum CBD? Because broad-spectrum CBD is quite similar, but there’s one important difference. Broad-Spectrum CBD products contain 0% THC*. The trace amounts of THC (0.3% or less) produced by the plant are reduced to non-detectable levels during extraction and processing.
How Does CBD Work for Dogs?
CBD works for dogs the same way it works, or could be working, for you. This non-intoxicating cannabinoid interacts with the receptors of the largest regulatory system in the body, the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The communication between ECS messengers and receptors helps keep numerous functions throughout the body working as they should.
The two main ECS receptors, CB1 and CB2, are found in varying concentrations throughout your dog’s body. CB1 receptors are highly concentrated in areas of the brain that regulate cognitive function and emotional responses. CB2 receptors are predominant in areas regulating organ function, muscle movement, and immune system responses.
CBD helps support your dog’s ECS by mimicking the effects of the two main chemical messengers produced as needed in their body (endocannabinoids). When internal or external factors create a demand for ECS messengers that exceeds the available supply, supporting ECS function with CBD helps restore essential balance (homeostasis).1
Which Zesty Paws® + CBDistillery CBD Treat is Best for Your Dog?
We’ve partnered with Zesty Paws® because they specialize in pet products and supplements designed to help pets look and feel their best. The company has more than 175,000 5-star ratings, and like CBDistillery, a reputation for producing high-quality products. What does that mean for your four-legged friend?
Zesty Paws® + CBDistillery soft chews are made with US and globally sourced ingredients, naturally flavored, and made without synthetic colors or preservatives that can be harmful to dogs.
Each Bag of Zesty Paws® Hemp Elements Plus Soft Chews contains 225 mg of broad-spectrum CBD. With 45 soft chews in the bag, that breaks down to 5mg of CBD per treat. To determine which product might be best for your canine, consider the range of supplements that complement the health and wellness potential of our CBD.
Zesty Paws® Mobility Bites
A dog struggling with mobility might limp, favor one side, resist climbing stairs, or refuse to play. You might also notice changes in appetite and decreased social behaviors. To support joint health and mobility, consider treating your furry friend to Zesty Paws® Hemp Elements Plus Mobility Bites. Zesty Paws® + CBDistillery Mobility Bites are formulated with a blend of supplements shown to support hip, joint, and muscular health. In addition to the hemp-derived CBD, each chewy treat contains glucosamine for lubrication, chondroitin to support cartilage and connective tissue, and OptiMSM®, for additional joint support and comfort.2,3
Zesty Paws® Cognition Bites
Fear of separation, unfamiliar people, loud noises, and age-related cognitive decline can cause confusion and anxiety. Signs of canine anxiety can include excessive barking, destructive behavior, aggression, and more. As the broad-spectrum CBD in Zesty Paws® Hemp Elements Plus Cognition Bites interacts with numerous receptors supporting cognitive function and emotional balance, the complementary supplements provide considerable health and wellness potential of their own. This cognitive-specific formula includes Omega-3s to support brain health, a premium form of alpha-GPC for memory recall and brain function, and Ashwagandha for clarity, focus, and relaxation.4,5,6
Treating Your Dog to High-Quality CBDistillery Broad-Spectrum Extracts
CBD-infused dog treats are nothing new. However, it’s important to realize that far too many companies selling pet-specific CBD products rely on low-grade hemp extracts. Many dog treats of questionable quality also contain too little CBD to be of much value.
Purity and potency are important factors to consider when selecting CBD products for any member of your family. Industrial hemp is well-known for its ability to absorb heavy metals, pesticides, and other potentially toxic compounds from the soil as it grows. Any substances absorbed from the ground can contaminate the plant extracts.7
Our partnership with Zesty Paws® ensures that the broad-spectrum CBD in the dog treat that’s best for your pet is sourced from non-GMO industrial hemp. Our crops are grown using natural farming practices, and every product we offer is third-party tested and US Hemp Authority certified. You can verify the purity and potency of Zesty Paws® + CBDistillery soft chews by viewing the third-party test results on our product pages or scanning the QR code on the back of the bag.
Investing in the Health and Wellness Potential of Zesty Paws® + CBDistillery Dog Treats
Our partnership with Zesty Paws® gives you two new options for sharing the health and wellness potential of CBDistillery products with your dog. Each chewy bite delivers a consistent serving size of CBD in an amount that works well for most dogs up to 25 pounds. For larger dogs, simply increase the number of treats you offer based on their weight. You’ll find serving suggestions on the back of the bag. Although these beef flavored treats are new, our reputation for providing high-quality CBD pet products is well-established.
To learn more about the many potential benefits of CBD, visit CBDistillery to download The Ultimate CBD User Guide. Then consider how you and your canine companion might benefit from our selection of high-quality CBD tinctures, topicals, capsules, vape e-liquids, and CBD pet products.
1. Journal of Young Investigators. C Sallaberry, L Astern. (2018 June 01) The Endocannabinoid System, Our Universal Regulator.
2. Top Dog Tips. J Jurchenko. (2020 July 02) 8 Signs Your Dog is Experiencing Joint Pain.
3. Zesty Paws®. (2021) Hemp Elements Plus Mobility Bites for Dogs – What’s Inside?
4. American Kennel Club. S Gibeault. (2017 August 01) Strategies to Help Manage Cognitive Decline in Senior Dogs.
5. American Kennel Club. R Kriss. (2021 January 15) Understanding, Preventing, and Treating Dog Anxiety.
6. Zesty Paws®. (2021) Hemp Elements Plus Cognitive Bites – What’s Inside?
7. Ministry of Hemp. K O’Connel. (2017 April 27) How Hemp Can Heal Our Soil & Why It Matters to Consumers.
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