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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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      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 ARE TERPENES AND FLAVONOIDS AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT FOR CBD PRODUCTS?

      You may have heard of terpenes and flavonoids before, but do you know what they actually are? These plant compounds are found throughout nature, yet the terpenes and flavonoids that occur in the hemp plant can be extraordinarily effective at reducing inflammation and pain. 

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