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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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      HOW TO EASILY FIND AND INTERPRET A CBD COMPANY’S LAB WORK

      If you’re using a CBD product for your dog and you’ve never looked at its lab work, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Lab work (AKA a Certificate of Analysis, or COA) can tell you everything you need to know about how effective and safe a product is. At first glance, COAs may seem overwhelming, but we’ll show you how you can easily read them to learn everything you need to know about the product in a matter of minutes.

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      HOW FULL-SPECTRUM CBD IS SUPERIOR TO BROAD-SPECTRUM & CBD ISOLATE PRODUCTS

      CBD can be an absolute life changer for the health of many animals, yet as you dive into the realm of CBD products, it’s often difficult to know what to pick for your dog. To help clear things up, we’ll walk you through 1) the different types of CBD, 2) what the science says about each, and 3) what to look for when you buy.

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      IS CBD SAFE FOR DOGS? HERE'S THE SCIENCE PROVING THAT IT IS

      We all want to keep our dogs safe, so it’s normal to be cautious when looking into new foods, supplements, or other such products to give them. Fortunately, studies clearly show that high-quality CBD products are safe for animals, and furthermore, that they can be extremely helpful in assisting dogs suffering from many conditions. 

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      WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD OIL FOR DOGS AND HUMANS?

      CBD products meant for humans and dogs might seem like they’re a world apart, but in reality, they’re similar in many ways. Most CBD products contain comparable sets of active ingredients (i.e. CBD and other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids), so companies often sell identical CBD tinctures for humans and animals, with only minor changes to flavor. This means that most of the time, CBD oil meant for dogs is ok for humans, and vice versa—however, that isn’t always true, so it’s best to use CBD products for their intended species. 

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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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