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The Ultimate CBD Guide for Dogs

What are CBD dog supplements? How do they work, do they work, and are they safe for my dog? 

These questions come up for every pet parent, and at PetFX, we believe you should be confident that you are choosing a safe, trustworthy option for your dog. This is the perfect guide for all your CBD questions so you can feel confident about using CBD and hemp to help your dog live happier and healthier.

Hemp and CBD, what is it? 

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a compound found in hemp plants. It is a popular supplement because it interacts with receptors that keep the body balanced and running normally.

Hemp is not marijuana, and marijuana is not hemp. This fact is one of the most important to know and share because most of the time, people are unaware that they are different! Hemp and marijuana are both classified as cannabis, but they are entirely different varieties of cannabis species. Hemp differs from marijuana in all aspects: function, cultivation, and application. 

The Endocannabinoid System in Dogs

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a set of signaling molecules in the central and peripheral nervous system that helps regulate functions such as appetite, pain, mood, and memory.

The endocannabinoid system consists of CB1 and CB2 receptors commonly found within the primary nervous system. Just like humans, dogs have CB1 and CB2 receptors in their bodies.

CBD fits like a lock and key into these CB1 and CB2 receptors, serving specific functions in the health and well-being of your pet. These receptors are responsible for processing cannabinoid compounds and work together to regulate bodily functions from muscle improvement to digestive tract functions and mood regulation. Cannabinoids influence certain parts of your dog’s brain, and from the brainstem up, they can alter the function of many parts of the brain. 

CB2 receptors are more involved in processing CBD oils and are activated when your pet ingests CBD pet products. They work hard to bring your dog’s body to a place of calmness, and once CB2 receptors bind to the CBD molecules, your dog’s immune system immediately improves. There will also be a significant decrease in inflammatory symptoms, and your dog will become more physically able and active.  

What are some ways CBD can help my dog?

CBD for Discomfort  

We go through great lengths to make sure our pets are as comfortable as possible and CBD can be a great alternative to manage mild or chronic discomfort due to daily exercise and joint stiffness.  

Research with dogs shows the positive effects of CBD, especially for arthritis, itchiness, and more. According to the American Kennel Club, a study found that dogs given CBD showed improvement in discomfort relief and quality of life.

CBD for Anxiety  

CBD is known to possess calming effects that can provide relief to anxious dogs. CBD for pets may offer an effective solution whether your pup has general anxiety, separation anxiety, adverse reactions to loud noises, or anxiety around new people or places. Some pet owners will give their dogs CBD pet products when they anticipate a stressful situation such as travel or fireworks to help ease anxiety.   

CBD for Inflammation  

CBD is known for its natural anti-inflammatory effects. Your dog may need relief from swelling, allergic reactions, or after minor surgery. 

Choosing the Best Product for Your Dog

Now that you know what CBD and hemp are and are familiar with how it reacts to your dog's system and how it helps, you should keep the following in mind when searching for the best products:


Have you ever been frustrated when the CBD-infused product you purchased for your dog doesn’t seem to work? It's probably because the product has low bioavailability. Bioavailability means the extent an active ingredient, such as CBD, is absorbed from a substance and becomes available for the body to use. In other words, your dog's body breaks down the product before it even gets the chance to work.  

Our supplements are more effective because their bioavailability outperforms other products


Our patented Enteric Coating and Taurinol® work together to reduce the damage from first-pass metabolism. This reduction means that our nutrients are more bioavailable than the competition.

Our products reach your dog's system without being broken down by the liver. We have scientifically proven results supported by multiple patents exclusive to our brand; most importantly, the positive effects of CBD and hemp will show results for your dog where others don't. 

100% Premium Ingredients 

When trying CBD and hemp-infused products for your dog, you should only look for products made specifically for pets with natural, non-toxic ingredients. 

Dedicated to improving the well-being of your dog by harnessing the power of hemp in doctor-formulated products, PetFX products are lovingly formulated and crafted in the USA using premium ingredients.

Sourcing and making our products in the USA ensures that you receive the same standard of quality and consistency in every package. Our products boost your dog’s wellness, making them feel better inside and out using only the highest quality ingredients in doctor-created proprietary formulas. 

Broad-Spectrum Hemp 

Adding a quality CBD or hemp-infused supplement to your dog’s daily routine may help maintain your dog’s comfort and youthful exuberance. Our products provide your dog with the naturally occurring complex of cannabinoids found in hemp, which may provide the entourage effect required to support proper cannabinoid intake. They deliver 2.5 mg of CBD dosage from broad-spectrum hemp (containing less than 0.3% THC) and will not affect your dog psychologically.

Product Certificate of Analysis 

You should be confident that you’re choosing a safe, trustworthy option for an important member of your family. Our products are compliant with federal and state laws, and each product displays a QR code linking to a page containing detailed results on every batch. Our third-party testing is made final by labs that are ISO certified for full traceability, batch reporting and quality assurance. 

Look for the NASC Quality Seal of Approval 

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The National Animal Supplement Council works to promote the health and well-being of companion animals and horses given animal health supplements by their owners and to protect and enhance the animal health supplement industry.

Members of the NASC are concerned and committed manufacturers of animal health supplements from around the world. NASC member companies collectively address issues and implement essential changes, ultimately elevating the industry and resulting in better practices, procedures, and products. 

According to the NASC, to obtain the NASC Quality Seal, one must be committed to quality, vigilance, and continuous improvement to promote the well-being of companion animals.  

Our CannaLove® supplements and infusions are all NASC-approved and compliant. Shop with peace of mind knowing that every product undergoes rigorous testing and analysis to guarantee the highest quality product for your dog.


Keeping your pet healthy and happy is a top priority, and CBD and hemp supplements can help ease ailments and improve the overall quality of life. We are committed to helping pets live longer, happier, and healthier lives by using the proven power of hemp in our doctor-formulated CannaLove® brand. From alleviating daily stressors due to anxiety, separation, or loud and foreign noises to aiding your pet with discomfort, our health supplements provide the solutions you need to help your dog feel their best.