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      Our team here at Dr.Hempdog has helped thousands of animals throughout the years, so we are proud to share those experiences through these articles, alongside the science, research, and clinical trials to back it up. These resources will walk you through the basic science of how and why our products work for animals. Each article contains all the appropriate links to everything you'd want to know about cannabinoids.

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      ANANDAMIDE & 2-AG: THE CANINE BODY’S NATURAL ENDOCANNABINOIDS

      You’ve already heard of well-known cannabinoids like CBD, but did you know that your body produces several cannabinoids of its own? These natural cannabinoids (known as “endocannabinoids”) come in the form of anandamide and 2-AG, which are already helping to keep you and your dog healthy on a daily basis. We’ll give you a simple crash course on everything you need to know about anandamide and 2-AG, so brace yourself.

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      UNDERSTANDING THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM OF DOGS

      Scientists have discovered a new frontier for veterinary medicine, and it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Thanks to exciting new findings, we’re finally beginning to understand the unparalleled potential of the endocannabinoid system, which plays a vital role in keeping every animal on Earth healthy. If you want to learn about how the endocannabinoid system could be the secret to optimizing your dog’s health, take this opportunity to check out the scientific information we've compiled in this article.

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      IS IT LEGAL TO USE CBD FOR YOUR DOG? THE ANSWER IS YES! HERE'S THE CURRENT LAW AND THE HISTORY

      We’ve been in the CBD industry since the beginning, so we’ve heard (and answered) almost every question out there about the legality of CBD. Our journey started in 2015 when it first became legal to grow and possess hemp—yet just because it was legal, didn’t mean there weren’t major complications that we had to overcome (oh, the stories we can tell!). Thankfully, legislation has finally caught up to the many studies supporting CBD’s medical benefits and safety:

      It’s now completely legal to buy, possess, and use CBD for your dog, provided that it’s sourced from federally compliant industrial hemp.

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      WHAT IS THE ENTOURAGE EFFECT AND WHY IS IT CRUCIAL TO USING CANNABINOIDS SUCCESSFULLY?

      Did you know that CBD is most potent when used alongside certain other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that occur in hemp (which are often lost in extraction)? This synergy between various hemp compounds is known as “the entourage effect,” which studies show to be one of the primary reasons why full-spectrum CBD is so effective for dogs, as opposed to the more widely found broad-spectrum and isolate CBD products. Below, we’ll break down the science behind the entourage effect, why you’d want to use full-spectrum CBD products for your animals over broad-spectrum or isolates, and how to identify a superior full-spectrum CBD product.

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      WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT USING TOPICAL CBD FOR INFLAMMATION AND PAIN IN ANIMALS

      Did you know that you don’t actually have to ingest CBD to benefit from it? As CBD products become more and more popular, you’ll see them in many varieties, such as tinctures, treats, and topicals. Topical CBD products are different from any other type of CBD product because they interact with your endocannabinoid system in a unique way, and current findings show that they could be incredibly helpful for animals suffering from certain localized skin ailments and surface inflammation.

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