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CBD for dogs is all the rage at the moment!! And we at It's a Dog's Life have been curious about the use of CBD for dogs for some time. So in this blog, we will look into the current research on CBD use for dogs and the possible risks and benefits to help you make an informed decision.

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a type of chemical naturally found in cannabis. While CBD is a component of marijuana (one of the hundreds), by itself it does not cause a “high.”

Lockdown and Separation Anxiety

CBD oil is very effective at greatly reducing nervousness, anxiousness, and stress in dogs. Research has shown that CBD will calm and relax your dog's mind. So CBD is great for trips to the vet, car rides, separation anxiety, depression, fireworks, and noisy kids. There are also reports of renewed energy, alertness, playfulness, especially in our elder canines.

Lockdown has been stressful for most and caused some of us to have social anxieties and it’s no different for our pooches. Even our dog’s who were happily left alone at home before lockdown, are now experiencing separation anxiety. You may not know the reasons behind your dog's anxiety but know you have a remedy that can help, CBD oil is a great option for socializing your pet. And research has shown time and again that there are NO SIDE EFFECTS.


Only a few reliable studies have been done on the effects of CBD in dogs. One study from 2018, sought to assess the safety, anti-inflammatory properties, and anti-pain properties of CBD oil in dogs with osteoarthritis. Eighty percent of the dogs showed improvement in their pain and mobility, as measured by two veterinary resources — the canine brief pain inventory and the Hudson activity scale. The study also showed no observable side effects. However, while these studies and others like them could give a glimpse into CBD's health potential for dogs, more studies are needed.


CBD for pets comes in many forms, like treats, oils, and creams. However, from our own research, we have found rubbing the oil onto your dog's gums and under the tongue has the most effect.

Every dog will respond differently, which is why it’s important to start with a small dose, monitor your pet’s results, and adjust from there. Most products will offer dosing suggestions.


  • Start with a low dose

  • Monitor your pet’s reactions

  • Increase doses slowly if needed

  • Talk to your veterinarian before giving your dog CBD. Especially if your dog is taking medication

  • The best way to give your dog CBD oil is to rub it onto your pet's gums or drop it under the tongue.


  • CBD provides fast results, usually, signs of improvement begin within a few days.

  • CBD reduces separation anxiety, stress, and nervousness allowing your dog to be more calm and relaxed.

  • CBD reduces the effects of arthritis quickly and increases mobility.

  • CBD hydrates your dog's skin.

  • CBD reduces inflammation and alleviates joint pain.

  • Studies have proven CBD as highly effective at reducing canine seizures.

  • CBD boosts your dog's immune system to provide optimum protection.

  • CBD improves a dog's appetite.

  • CBD improves alertness and mental clarity in dogs.

  • CBD improves your dog's gastrointestinal health.

  • CBD is important for effective canine cancer pain management.

  • CBD aids in post-surgery recovery.

  • CBD improves comfort and pain relief for the last days of life.

  • CBD aids in weight loss.

  • CBD has no known side effects.


If you decide to try CBD for your dog, talk to your vet first. Then start with a small dose and carefully monitor your pet's response. CBD oil is a versatile product that will keep your doggo’s tail wagging. It can treat a wide range of conditions from anxiety to chronic inflammation, and can even be used to support your dog’s overall health. Finding a quality product that your dog likes and actually, works can be difficult, it’s important to stay vigilant and be wary of individuals and companies who are looking to make a quick buck, without providing an honest and quality product. If you search on Google, you can access hundreds of CBD pet products and while they might look legitimate and cool, there are some that lack potency or can even be harmful to your pet. We ‘highly’ recommend Taily, their products are natural, broad-spectrum, THC free, and come in three pooch tasty flavours. You can follow them on Instagram and find their CBD products here!


We love Taily's CBD so much that we have decided to become brand ambassadors. The team truly believes in CBD for doggos and we have been using Taily CBD oil on our own dog's since last year and have been amazed by the results. If you do decide to try Taily CBD oil, then use this link here!


For more blog posts on CBD for pets click here!

For further research on promising CBD clinical trials click here!

To read the 2018 study on CBD and Dogs click here!

To buy recommended Taily's CBD products use this link!

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