Hard or Soft CBD Pet-Friendly Treats?

Hard or Soft CBD Pet-Friendly Treats?

When it comes to administering CBD to our precious pets, it’s extremely important to choose a product that is safe for them. The hemp industry is fairly new, and while it is true that our pets can take cannabidiol for the same reasons that we take it, that does not mean that all CBD products are created equally on the pet market.

When choosing a treat formula for your pets, it’s important to make sure that it contains lab-tested hemp extract, along with ingredients that are proven to be safe for them to ingest. But it is important to consider your pet’s unique preferences in addition to the safety of the overall product.  

Pets can be quite particular about flavor, smell, and texture, and if your pet does not like the CBD product you’ve picked out for them, then there is a good chance that you will have a hard time getting them to take their daily dose of hemp.

What are CBD Pet Treats?

CBD pet treats are edible treats that contain an active and effective amount of hemp extract in the formula. They are ingested by your pet just like any treats and formulated with safe and tasty ingredients to appeal to your pet’s palate.  

When CBD is taken in the form of an edible, such as a pet treat, it offers very long-lasting effects, during which the cannabidiol can be felt for several hours at a time.  CBD pet treats can be administered daily, and we know that the more consistent one’s routine is with hemp, the more effective it can be.

Today, there are lots of CBD pet treats on the market, in various flavors, consistencies, concentrations, and more. If you’re choosing between hard and soft treats, keep in mind that soft treats are gentler on your pet’s oral health, and less dehydrating as well.

Hard Treats

Hard treats are any treats that need to be broken down thoroughly by the teeth.  The hard texture requires more work on your pet’s part, but many pets love the crunchiness that they offer. Hard treats can be useful at dislodging debris stuck between a pet’s teeth, as the texture of them can act almost like dental floss.

However, hard treats are not ideal for all pets. Any pet with sensitive teeth or dental issues of any kind may have trouble chewing them adequately. Cats and dogs are notoriously vulnerable to dental issues, including gum disease and cavities. Therefore, hard treats may actually be difficult for them to consume.

Furthermore, it is worth noting that hard foods in general can be dehydrating to your pet. Cats and dogs are biologically designed to eat raw meat, which contains ample amounts of moisture in the tissue. Hard foods do not provide them with the right amount of moisture, and dehydration can lead to serious kidney issues later on.

Soft Treats

Soft treats have a soft and chewy texture that is easier to ingest. Your pet does not have to work as hard to break down the formula in order to swallow it efficiently. Chewy, soft treats are great for pets who are prone to dental issues, because the teeth and gums are less likely to hurt when chewing them. And, pets tend to love chewy treats, because the texture is more similar to that of raw meat.

Soft treats also come with the advantage of containing more moisture, as hydration is always a crucial component to maintaining your pet’s health.  Therefore, soft treats can be easier on your pet’s kidneys, which are prone to various issues especially as they age.

Which Treats are Right for Your Furry Friend?

At the end of the day, we believe that soft treats are a far better option for the majority of pets. They are easier on a pet’s teeth and gums, and do not contribute to dehydration in the way that hard foods can. Bear in mind that there is no difference between the two when it comes to how effective the CBD is, or the shelf life of the product.

Chill Paws CBD Pet Treats

At Chill Paws, we have developed the perfect CBD treat formula that our furry friends absolutely love. Our 150mg CBD Dog Treats (Peanut Butter Flavor) have a soft and chewy texture that is extremely easy to chew and digest, while the rich and creamy peanut butter flavor makes them absolutely irresistible to canines. They have an irresistible chewy texture and a great flavor that dogs absolutely cannot get enough of.

Each chew is made with completely natural, and American-grown ingredients that are gentle on your pet’s body, while ensuring that each dose supplies them with some of the highest-quality hemp.

If you wish to give your beloved canine our CBD Dog Treats, speak with a veterinarian beforehand to get their advice, as they know your pet’s medical needs and history. It is best to give your dog one treat per day to maintain active levels of cannabidiol in their bodies.

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