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      THE SCIENCE — ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM

      These resources will walk you through the basic science of how and why our products work for animals. Our team here at Dr.Hempdog has helped thousands of animals throughout the years, so we are proud to add our wisdom to these articles, alongside the science, research, and clinical trials to back it up. Each article is typically a 2-5 minute read (though some are a bit longer), and contains all the appropriate links to everything you'd want to know about cannabinoids.

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      COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CANNABINOIDS (AND THE SCIENCE THAT DISPROVES THEM)

      There are quite a few misconceptions about cannabinoids out there, some of which you might even believe yourself. To help clear things up, we’ve compiled this resource detailing some of the most common cannabinoid myths, followed by the scientific evidence that disproves them. Regardless, here’s one simple truth you should know: countless studies show that the right combinations of cannabinoids can be extremely helpful for dogs (and other animals) who struggle with arthritis, anxiety, and other conditions.5-Minute Read

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      A COMPREHENSIVE GLOSSARY OF CBD & HEMP TERMS TO KNOW

      As you integrate CBD and hemp products into your animal’s life, you’ll inevitably encounter a variety of obscure industry terms and scientific phrases that may seem confusing at first glance. To help you navigate the information out there, we’ve compiled this two-part resource detailing the CBD and hemp terminology you should know; we’ll start with a brief glossary of common terms, and then explain how to understand some of the more nuanced definitions you might come across.8-Minute Read

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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.5-Minute Read

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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.4-Minute Read

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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.4-Minute Read

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