As pet owners, we can all agree on one thing…dogs age way too fast!
Many dogs start to decline physically and all too often they’ll suffer a painful age related ailment like arthritis that restricts their movement and eventually impacts their Quality Of Life.
If you’re a dog parent, you’ll inevitably have to find a way to care for your furry companion’s joint pain and mobility issues. Fortunately, recent studies have shown how CBD oil from hemp can help relieve many of your dog’s physical woes & give them the life they deserve.
Continuing research has demonstrated the immense health benefits of using a full spectrum CBD oil as a supplement for various canine ailments, including arthritis. Likewise, other benefits of CBD for dogs include easing anxiety, reducing epileptic seizures and alleviating symptoms of skin allergies.
What Is The Best CBD Oil For Dogs With Arthritis?
One of the most commonly diagnosed medical conditions of older dogs is arthritis.
Fortunately, ‘arthritic pain in dogs’ is one of the most well-researched topics in veterinary medicine, and CBD for dogs with arthritic joint pain is probably one of the best home-care-treatment options to effectively comfort and care for your aging canine.
CBD is one of the many chemical compounds extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant.
But unlike the other psychotropic compounds like THC that are extracted from cannabis, CBD is non-psychotropic, so your dog consuming hemp oil will not result in a “high” sensation.
What To Look for In a Hemp CBD Oil Product for Your Dog
But trying to find the best CBD oil for dogs with arthritis can be quite overwhelming, so here are some consumer guidelines for selecting the best CBD oil for your dog!
When it comes to the best CBD oil for dogs arthritis, we recommend the following guidelines:
✅ US HEMP SOURCE
The hemp source is the primary driver of a CBD oil’s clinical value. The hemp plant is a ‘bio-accumulator’, meaning it will absorb other elements in the soil–including toxins and chemicals that are harmful to your dog. So look for a company that uses organic growing farm methods.
The hemp components that eventually end up in your dog’s body should be sourced from all-natural, organic ingredients from sustainable farming techniques that follow regulations to ensure there are no pesticides, herbicides or undesirable chemicals used in growing the hemp plants.
Avoid products that do not test for pesticides (even if they claim ‘organic’) because adjacent farm acres may not be fully compliant with animal-friendly ingredients.
Finally, to ensure a natural product, sourcing CBD oil from hemp farmers based in the United States is another way to protect your dog’s health against the lack of industry regulations.
✅ FULL SPECTRUM (Whole Plant Extract)
Look for a full spectrum, whole plant extract. Full-Spectrum oils are the least processed and contain the most complete range of cannabinoids (plus all the other natural plant components).
Although whole plant extracts contain a small amount of THC (still less than the 0.3% federal guideline), full spectrum CBD oils will contribute to the ‘Entourage Effect’ from the combination of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids it contains.
Many pet owners who have compared a variety of extracts believe the “whole is greater than the sum of its parts” approach has given their dog a greater, more enhanced clinical effect in managing their dog’s arthritis pain.
Full spectrum CBD oil contributes to a better clinical response, known as the ‘Entourage Effect’.
Special note; CBD isolates are the purest chemical form of cannabidiol, having gone through the process of removing all the other cannabinoids and critically important minor cannabinoids and essential terpene oils. This extended processing leaves behind only the isolated isomers of cannabidiol, which, while not containing the other components of the plant (and thus not benefiting from the entourage effect), are a cheaper, less effective, version of the ‘whole-plant concept of care’.
✅ CONTAINS BOTH CBD + CBDA (2-In-1 Symptom Relief)
For many dogs with arthritis, pain is a fact of daily life. Inflammation combined with joint pain makes it difficult to walk, let alone exercise or play.
Arthritis in dogs is a multi-symptom disease with joint pain & inflammation being the two primary disease indicators–so any therapy intended to bring about significant relief should address BOTH symptoms of pain & inflammation.
Therefore, the best CBD oil for dogs with arthritis will be a combination of the two major cannabinoids, CBD (Cannabidiol) for inflammation plus CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid) for analgesic/pain relief.
CBD, and it’s less recognized older brother CBDA, have different actions in your dog’s body to bring about the desired two-tiered relief. Research has shown CBD to be important as an anti-inflammatory by working through immune cells associated with the Endocannabinoid System.
Further research indicates CBDA works differently than CBD as a COX-2 inhibitor. This enzyme control has similar pain-relieving response as NSAIDS or prescription medications but without the negative side effects.
Thus, the best hemp oil to comfort dogs with pain and inflammation is a combination oil product consisting of both CBD PLUS CBDA. The best of both worlds!
✅ PRICE Vs CLINICAL EFFECT (Value Is In The Results)
As previously mentioned, many CBD oil products–including CBD isolates–can be found for cheap (or even free from unscrupulous marketers). But these bargain-basement oils may not contain the stated amount of CBD (or in some instances, none at all).
Worse still, these “value” priced products can contain low-quality ingredients or harmful substances and flavor additives not intended for pets. To provide the best CBD oil for dogs with arthritis, prioritize the pricier, quality-over-affordability oils.
But just because something is expensive doesn’t make it the best in its class as much as something that’s cheap and is a throw-away.
The true value of a CBD oil is its acute effect in reducing your dog’s pain & inflammation using the least amount product. Therefore, the focus is always on ensuring a balance between a ‘quality value’ with ‘clinical effectiveness’.
Accordingly, trying the product and assessing its effect on your dog is a pet parent must–ultimately, your dog’s health is worth the price you’re willing to pay!
✅ EXTRACTION METHOD
Generally speaking, the hemp plant seeds & growing medium (sun, soil, water, air) determine the final CBD end-product oil quality; not the extraction type–But for the purposes of selecting a certain type of extraction that best suits CBD oils for dogs, the preferred method is one that uses zero-solvents to obtain cannabidiol.
CBD oil is extracted using a number of different methods, by far the most popular is CO2. As a cost effective but relatively clean process, CO2 leaves a great yield while preserving most of the original integrity of the plant.
With CO2 extraction, a compressed liquid carbon dioxide is used to pull the CBD compounds from the plant. The CO2 then evaporates, which leaves behind the relatively clean oil.
Contrasting CO2 with CleanPull Technology extraction, CleanPull Technology® is an extraction method that is considered a better, cleaner, chemical-free extraction method.
CleanPull Technology® is a proprietary oil extraction method that, along with no heat, uses ZERO SOLVENTS to preserve the pure, natural integrity of all the natural hemp plant phytonutrients.
Compared to chemical solvent extraction methods, CleanPull Technology® results in a cleaner, healthier CBD tincture that’s free of any residual chemical solvents that can potentially harm your pet.
Just as important, CleanPull Technology® is more ‘environmentally-friendly’ and energy-efficient method, leaving a much smaller carbon-footprint on the planet than CO2 or alcohol based processes.
✅ INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY TESTING
First and foremost, any company selling CBD products should be able to provide a Certificate of Analysis (COA) from an Independent 3rd Party lab for each product.
A COA includes an analysis of cannabinoid profile (concentration amount of each cannabinoid present, including CBD, CBDA and THC levels), along with validated screenings for any residual contaminants (solvent residue), as well as a profile of the presence (or absence) of terpenes naturally found in hemp.
The elemental analysis should also include determination of heavy metals, such as lead in the product. Also, a bacterial, microbe, and mycotoxin test indicates whether the product has any bacteria or pathogens that could unintentionally sicken your dog.
Why Canine Support Formula Is the Best CBD Oil for Dogs with Arthritis
1. Organic Grown Oregon Hemp
K9 Medibles hemp farm is located on the Eastern edge of the majestic Cascade Mountain Range where they are soaked with the natural sunlight of Oregon Summer climate. Grown in nutrient-rich volcanic soil and fed by the waters of the Deschutes river, K9 Medibles’ uses sustainable, organic farming methods to produce the finest CBD oil made exclusively for dogs.
Most consumers will never go so far as to investigate the source of their dog’s CBD oil product to the level of the originating seed–and that’s a shame since the most transparent CBD companies will know this information and be willing to share it with you.
K9 Medibles is proud to say we use a Type-III feminized hemp seed from the Oregon CBD Biotechnology Company which has its THC producing ‘synthase-enzyme’ turned “off” to ensure full compliance with federal legal standards.
The Lifter seed varietal produces the most beautiful, robust flowering tops with complex terpene aromas that make Canine Support Formula truly unique in the CBD oil industry.
2. Full Spectrum Whole Plant Extract
K9 Medibles’ uses only full-spectrum hemp extract as the foundation of our 2-In-1 Canine Support Formula. The hemp plant is made up of over 100 Phyto cannabinoids but the two most recognized for effective canine pain & inflammation are CBD (Cannabidiol) and CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid).
In addition to these primary cannabinoids, there are several other complimentary cannabinoids in our full-spectrum hemp oil that also have medicinal healing properties. Chief among them, CBN, CBG, CBV, plus the yet undiscovered medicinal plant components contained in natural hemp.
Studies have found that when you use a full spectrum hemp oil, all of the cannabinoids and terpenes naturally found in the whole plant create a synergistic effect, otherwise known as the ‘Entourage Effect’ and the interaction between all of the plant components create amplified effects as well as providing additional healing benefits for your dog.
3. Combination of CBD + CBDA
The superior quality and clinical effectiveness of our CBD oil is from our exclusive a 2-In-1 combination hemp oil made with both CBD+CBDA. These primary cannabinoids are exquisitely paired in a 2:1 ratio (CBDA:CBD) to effectively alleviate pain & reduce inflammation in dogs with arthritis.
Because arthritis affects different dogs in unique ways, it’s important to make sure you adjust your dog’s individual dosage as needed. We make it easy with our CBD Dosage Calculator based on your dog’s exact weight.
Read Elizabeth’s glowing review of how K9 Medibles’ helped her dog with hip and joint pain (with the added benefit of calming her anxious pup).
4. Incredible Value + Superior Results
Canine Support Formula offers the best value with the most effective pain relief for dogs with arthritis.
Because of the special, intimate, hand-crafting of Canine Support Formula using the CleanPull Technology® extraction, our exclusive 2-In-1 CBD oil is more costly to produce; but gives your dog the purest, most effective, full plant CBD oil made for dogs with arthritis pain.
K9 Medibles offers two tincture bottle sizes (1 oz/2 oz) so even small dogs (or small budgets) can get their dog started with the best CBD oil.
5. CleanPull Technology Extraction
K9 Medibles is the only manufacturer to use CleanPull Technology® in it’s exclusive 2-In-1 Canine Support Formula. CleanPull Technology® is a proprietary extraction method that’s cleaner, and safer for CBD products intended for canines.
CleanPull Technology® is the most pure extraction method since it uses no chemicals (and no heat that can destroy delicate plant components) to extract the full plant cannabinoids and the process leaves the integrity of the original plant components intact. CleanPull Technology® ensures there are no “residual” solvent chemicals left in the final product.
The down-side to this unique artisanal extraction technology is that this method is more costly to perform. But dog owners who want the most effective, highest grade, premium CBD tinctures for their dogs will appreciate the safer, solvent-free CleanPull Technology® method over chemical solvent extraction techniques that can potentially leave harmful residual toxins in the final oil product.
6. Third Party Tested
K9 Medibles organic, full spectrum hemp oil is completely free from corn, soy, and GMOs as well as other contaminants. Every batch is third party lab tested for purity and potency and presented for easy view on our website portal. But what makes Canine Support Formula so unique is that our CBD pet products are formulated with organic coconut oil to further enhance the health of your dog.
7. All Natural Ingredients
Many brands offer different types of CBD oils-based products with varying levels of concentration, so it’s important that you pay particular attention to product ingredient labeling.
Instead of the typical less-expensive hemp seed carrier oil, K9 Medibles uses healthy organic oil as a carrier oil in Canine Support Formula. There are no other added flavors, colors or unnecessary preservatives in this oil. K9 Medibles uses only organic, full spectrum hemp oil completely free from corn, soy, and GMOs as well as other contaminants.
Canine Support Formula is a 2-in-1 CBD-rich oil made exclusively for dogs. Our premium CBD bottle label shows recommended Daily Dosage, Supplement Facts (including active ingredients) plus an expiration date & storage information appropriately listed in order.
Our Canine Support Formula is verified to contain 1350 mgs of total cannabinoids (900 mg’s CBDA + 450 mg’s CBD) in organic coconut oil.
Every bottle that leaves our facility has the manufacturing date and batch number listed on the product to trace that product back for quality control.
K9 Medibles Is The Gold Standard In Caring For Dogs With Arthritis
Your dog trusts you to provide the best possible care throughout its entire life. If you’re looking for a natural remedy to soothe your dog’s arthritis pain & improve his mobility, Canine Support Formula is the perfect solution.
By trusting the experience of our pet parent community and following these 6 simple guidelines, your choice of CBD oil for your dog should be crystal clear–Canine Support Formula is the best CBD oil for dogs with arthritis.
Give your dog the pain-relieving benefits of anti-inflammatory CBD plus the added pain-relieving benefits of CBDA in one all-natural product, without breaking the bank!
Curtis has been passionate about the health and welfare of animals since his first dog rescue.
After studying Sports Medicine & Biology at the University of Oregon, Curtis went on to excel in a career of Clinical Nutrition, later owning a health care supplement company serving private-practice physicians.
Known for his expansive knowledge of natural health and alternative medicine, Curtis believes that natural plant-based therapies can be applied to veterinary animal care which led him to study the science of Cannabinoid Medicine. His expertise in Functional Medicine led him to formulate a unique hemp-based canine care product, Canine Support Formula, fulfilling a dream to combine natural pet-care strategies with the new therapeutic potential of medical cannabis.
In reverence for his own dog, Parker, Curtis has dedicated his company–K9 Medibles–to improving the health and longevity of all dogs.
To learn more about Curtis and how K9 Medibles can help your dog, click HERE.