You may be thinking CBD oil for your French Bulldog? Isn’t CBD oil just marijuana? It’s important not to take a naïve approach to holistic healing for your pet. Educating yourself on a healthier alternative and keeping an open mind can lead to wonderful benefits for you Frenchie!  In this blog post, we’re going to answer the burning question about what CBD oil is and if it really works!

Where Does CBD Oil Come From?

CBD oil is a non-psychoactive chemical compound from the cannabis plant. The cannabis plant has multiple species, the two most widely recognized being hemp and marijuana. The biggest difference between the two of them is the levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) they contain. THC is the thing that gives the feeling of being “high.”

While the marijuana plant contains a high level of THC, hemp does not. Most CBD products are derived from hemp. Because hemp contains very low levels of THC, you don’t have to worry about it altering your French Bulldog’s mental state.

How Does CBD Oil Help My Frenchie?

First, CBD oil is not a cure-all but there have been instances where it’s been found to work particularly well. For French Bulldog’s with chronic pain, tummy issues, muscle trauma or neurological issues, CBD oil can be useful in conjunction with current therapy and medications.

If you plan on starting CBD oil for your Frenchie, start out with small amounts and then closely monitor the effects. It would also be a good idea to check with your veterinarian before you start giving your Frenchie CBD oil.

There are several ways to administer CBD oil to your Frenchie! Many pet products are available that contain oil, such as treats. You can also buy the CBD oil and drizzle it over their food. My pup responded great to this method. I give her a probiotic treat from Healthy Treatz, along with the CBD oil. It has tremendously helped her digestion!