All of the Ingredients in Our CBD Dog Treats Broken Down
Dogs love treats. Canine caretakers love treats because they reward and train good behavior. And both dogs and their humans love Fully Activated’s CBD Dog Treats because of the unique ingredients we use.
Before we start breaking down our Dog Treats ingredient list, let’s consider what makes a treat attractive to dogs and their owners.
Why do dogs love treats, really?
If you have spent a lot of time with dogs, you know that dogs usually don’t understand punishment, but they are great at doing whatever possible for rewards. Even brilliant dogs are, well, dogs. They don’t naturally understand what their people want them to do. Canine psychologists have confirmed that treats build momentum in the training process.
Giving out treats comprises a large aspect of the bonding that takes place between you and your dog. So, why not give your dog a treat that's both delicious and beneficial for his or her health?
Let’s consider the nutritional impact of the ingredients in Fully Activated’s Dog Treats, beginning with the main ingredient, CBD.
What does CBD do for our canine companions?
A lot of what scientists know about CBD for dogs comes from clinical studies of CBD as a treatment for arthritis and seizure reduction in dogs. Researchers confirm that CBD doesn’t cure arthritis. If you give your dog CBD-enriched treats, x-rays of their joints won’t change.
However, dogs that experience joint pain, arthritis, anxiety or a variety of other ailments, may appear more comfortable and relaxed when given CBD.
Clinical trials have shown that CBD has no toxic effects in dogs. Whenever you buy CBD products, it’s important to know whether the product contains any appreciable amount of the psychoactive chemical in cannabis, THC.
Our CBD dog treats are full spectrum, so they contain a range of useful hemp compounds, but the traces of THC found in our laboratory analysis are far below the levels that would have any behavioral effect in your dog—or in you, if you chose to eat them. (And you could.)
You can find our dog treats’ test results here.
What about fish oil, glucosamine, and chondroitin?
Fish oil, glucosamine, and chondroitin are well-known supportive supplements for normal structure and function of joints in people who have degenerative arthritis. They have also been tested as supplements for dogs.
There are at least 212 published studies of fish oil for joint health in dogs. One of the more important clinical trials of fish oil for arthritic dogs found that fish oil doesn’t necessarily reduce pain, but it may help to reduce inflammation.
Your vet may recommend fish oil if your dog can’t be given other anti-inflammatory drugs because of stomach problems or diabetes.
There have been at least 52 published studies of glucosamine and chondroitin for supporting joint health in dogs. Glucosamine and chondroitin are usually given together.
The Journal of the American Medical Veterinary Association reviewed the research and found that these two supplements have a modest direct effect on arthritis in dogs, but that the increased attention owners give their dogs when they are supplementing with both glucosamine and chondroitin treats has a major effect on the wellbeing of dogs.
What about all the other ingredients in Fully Activated’s CBD Dog Treats?
Fully Activated’s ingredient list is notable for what it doesn’t contain. No wheat. No soy. No corn.
Dogs can consume small amounts of grains, but like their humans, they can develop food sensitivities to grains, especially wheat and corn, as well as gluten. And soy protein can have some detrimental effects on clotting factors, especially in older dogs. All of these ingredients can aggravate skin allergies.
That’s why Fully Activated avoids these problem ingredients. Our dog treats have crunch from barley combined with natural flavors that let your dogs know they are part of the family. They can enjoy some of the same pizza or banana or peanut flavors you do while they get the nutrients they need for normal joint health.
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