The celebrities of the cannabis world, THC and CBD are both types of cannabinoids. These compounds have an anti-inflammatory effect by stimulating the body’s endocannabinoid system.
The endocannabinoid system (or ECS) reaches across the brain, the digestive system, and the central nervous system, and is found in dogs, humans, and most mammals. Its receptors are activated by naturally-made cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids, as well as the cannabinoids found in cannabis.
While THC and CBD are similarly effective, CBD has the advantage of being non-psychoactive, meaning that dogs won’t get high on their own supply.
The hemp used to make quality pet products is legally restricted to 0.3 percent THC, meaning that even full spectrum extractions with high amounts of CBD only contain small traces of THC.