It’s a fact of life that the puppies we fall in love with eventually grow up and grow old like everybody else. And just like us, the days sometimes get a little harder when they do. Fortunately, nature has given us CBD, and it might just be the answer our senior pups are looking for.
How Do I Know the CBD I Buy is of Quality?
Although CBD is legal, the FDA has yet to make a formal set of regulations to prevent illegitimate companies on the market. So it's on customers to look for reputable brands and products themselves. The good news is there are a few things you can look for that will tell you the company you buy from is reputable.
1) Organic and ethical Sourcing. Look for CBD oil that is grown using organic practices and is not grown with harmful chemicals and pesticides. Hemp plants are bio-accumulators, meaning they absorb nutrients as well as harmful chemicals from the ground as they grow, so having organically grown hemp is extra important when it comes to CBD.
2) Full/Broad Spectrum CBD. Full spectrum and broad spectrum CBD contain all the beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes originally present in the hemp plant (Broad spectrum just means all THC is removed). They add to the healing properties of CBD in effect call the "Entourage Effect"
3) 3rd Party Testing. The best way to know the product you buy contains all the CBD stated on the label is through laboratory results. Avoid companies who do not laboratory test or will not disclose results when asked.
What's the Verdict?
We’ve heard plenty of stories ourselves from friends and customers. And while we’re the first to say more science should definitely be done, we also think the experience of those we trust is worth something, too. What that means when it comes to CBD for your senior dog is simple: it can’t hurt to give this safe and natural treatment a try.
And above all else, make sure the CBD you’re buying for your furry family member is from a reputable source. We recommend trying Brady’s Senior Blend CBD Biscuits. Not only does each cookie come with 10mg of full-spectrum CBD, it’s also infused with botanicals chosen specifically for our senior-canine citizens like: glucosamine, chondroitin, turmeric and New Zealand Green Mussel. Above all else, we just want our loved ones to feel more comfortable, and CBD can help.