August 8th is #NationalCBD day! At Figo, we're celebrating with some groovy goodies full of the good stuff. If you're searching high and low for snacks that will calm your dog or cat, take a look at some of our favorites below.
How Can CBD Help My Dog or Cat?
CBD can be a useful therapy for a variety of pet ailments. First, it's important to note that you must not give your dog any treat or product containing THC, which is harmful to animals. CBD however, is 100% natural and non-toxic, so many pet parents give it in treat or oil form to their pets. In fact, "CBD is often mentioned as a useful therapy for a variety of conditions, including pain management, arthritis, anxiety, seizures, and even cancer", according to PetMD.
How Much CBD Should I give my Pet?
Of course, as with any treatment or supplement, it is vital that you consult with your vet before giving it to your pet. They can help you determine the correct dosage. The amount you can safely give your pet will vary by weight and whether you have a cat or dog. This is particularly important if your pet is currently on any other kind of medication.
Now that you know a little more about CBD itself, without further ado, let's explore some Figo favorites!
1. Honest Paws
Honest Paws has a full line of CBD treats for dogs, each with its own area of focus. From mobility relief to wellness bites, Honest Paws has it all. We love their focus on education. Their blog is full of valuable information from veterinarian JoAnna Pendergrass, so pet parents can be informed before they purchase.
2. Gold Bee
Gold Bee not only gets big points for its beautiful branding, but we also love that they offer a simple product line. If your dog gobbles up treats with ease, you may want to try their calming apple & PB bites. Or if you're looking to sneak a bit into their meals, the peanut butter tincture may be for you instead.
Active, calming, or hearty - CBD brand Royal has it all! Lab-tested and made in the USA, you can feel good giving Royal CBD treats to your pup. Plus, Royal makes it easy to bundle in some human CBD gummies for yourself!
4. Petly CBD
Petly earns the distinction of being a CBD brand just for pets. They have a wide variety of products, so your pup is guaranteed to like at least one! We're giving a special shoutout to their CBD cat food topper; one of the only cat-specific CBD treats we found on the market! Even the friskiest feline won't be able to turn down their popular salmon flavor.
5. Verma Farms
Called the creme de la creme of CBD dog treats by Forbes, Verma Farms offers delightful bites that will leave your pet feeling zen. Indulge in premium flavors like steak bites and apple smacks, and get peace of mind knowing each bottle is pesticide and toxin-free. Every treat is lip-licking good!
Bonus: Red Belly Honey
Do you feel compelled to cook up your treats rather than grab them from a bag? Look no further than Red Belly Honey. We adore their recipe for icy watermelon "pups" filled with fresh watermelon, coconut water, and their CBD honey. Need some more inspo? Check out our IG live with founder Joline Rivera on Figo's Instagram!
Lizz Caputo is a Content Strategist at Figo, animal enthusiast, and owner of a rescued senior American Bully. Her hobbies include checking out new restaurants in her area, boxing, and petting dogs of all shapes and sizes.
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