About Cannabidiol Dog Treats

Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the key cannabinoids contained in cannabis.

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a biological signaling system consisting of endocannabinoids (a neurotransmitter), cannabinoid receptors (CBRs), and enzymes. The ECS is expressed in the central and peripheral nervous systems of the vertebrate.

How Does ECS Works?

The biological effects of the ECS are through the interaction of endocannabinoids with the receptors and the enzymes as explained below


Enzymes are the component of ECS that break down the endocannabinoids after producing the response to prevent its continuous action

The two main enzymes are:

  • Fatty acid amide hydrolase which breaks down AEA
  • Monoacylglycerol acid lipase which breaks downs 2-AG

What is the Stance of the Veterinarians on CBD use in Dogs?

According to asurvey of 2,131 participants by VIN News Services, 63 percent of veterinarians said they get inquiries regarding CBD oil for pets at least once a month. But due to the possibility of fines and license suspension in some areas or states, veterinarians aren't always willing to talk about it. But fortunately, California recently passed a law that prohibits state authorities from punishing veterinarians for discussing cannabis use with clients, including potential side effects and toxicities, concerning their pets.

Before selecting any products, conduct adequate research and ask your veterinarian about any potential effects or toxicities on your pet.