Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract for Calming + Hip & Joint has no smell, which is actually comforting – it feels like nothing was added that doesn’t need to be there, and you don’t need to worry that you’re giving your dog something she shouldn’t have.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
While the extract we tested had no taste, the oil is also available in chicken flavor, which may be useful for picky dogs who struggle to get their daily dose of CBD.
Dog owners can appreciate the unflavored oil as well, though – again, nothing about it feels unnatural or harmful.
The oil has a smooth consistency and is exactly what is expected of a CBD oil – not too thick, and not too runny. The clear liquid can easily be mixed into meals or snacks without your dog ever noticing something is different about his food.
Charlotte’s Web recently redesigned their packaging system, switching from a dropper to a pump. While the pump makes it easy and less messy to dispense the oil over food (because you no longer have to unscrew a cap), the dropper was convenient for dosing it orally. Now there is no real easy way to squirt a dose right into your dog’s mouth.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
The Calming + Hip & Joint Oil is great for dogs both young and old. It’s specially formulated to ease hip and joint stiffness, which tends to occur as dogs age. But it’s also great for keeping a young pet calm and relaxed in both body and mind when things get a bit overwhelming.
The broad spectrum hemp oil is equipped with dozens of phytocannabinoids, which are naturally occurring chemical compounds that offer different medicinal benefits. The phytocannabinoids work with a dog’s endocannabinoid system the same way they do a human’s, binding to specific receptors and communicating with the brain and nervous system.
Effects are felt a bit faster than with a dog treat, which must be digested before getting to work. Within 20 minutes or so, the hemp oil starts getting to work and stays at work for several hours. We gave a dose to Rocco, a small two-year-old dog, for several days and noticed he was much more relaxed than he usually is during foreign situations.
We suggest following the dosing guide based on your dog’s weight every morning for optimal results. A few pumps over a bowl of breakfast is a great way to ensure your pup will have a great day.
Best used for
This oil offers a decent daily dose of CBD and other phytocannabinoids, and it’s an easy way to ensure extra picky dogs will not spit up their CBD as they could with a treat. The broad spectrum oil means that it’s not just isolated CBD, but all beneficial parts of the hemp plant – your dog is getting a full array of medicinal effects to support a calm demeanor and healthy joints.
The oil is portable, though not quite on-the-go ready as dog chews. While you can squirt the oil directly into the dog’s mouth, the new pump system makes it much easier to simply disperse it on top of a meal.
Best used with (Complimentary Product)
As stated, sometimes hemp oil is not as easy to take while traveling as treats are. That’s why we suggest using this product along with Charlotte’s Web Dog Chews, which come in both Cognition and Calming varieties. Each Chew is specially formulated with natural ingredients to promote specific functions.
The Calming chews have Valerian root, passion flower, and chamomile to help your dog manage daily stress. The Cognition chews have elderberry powder, vitamin E, and a few omega-3 fatty acids to support brain health and development.
Depending on your pet’s needs at the time, Charlotte’s Web Chews are a great and easy way to make sure your dog is getting some CBD while on the go.
Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract for Dogs is $64.99 for a 30 mL bottle, with about 510 mg of CBD in total. This breaks down to about $0.13 per mg. Compared with other products on the market, such as cbdMD CBD Oil for Dogs Peanut Butter Flavor, which breaks down to $0.09 per mg of CBD, the Charlotte’s Web variety is priced slightly higher.
But what you’re paying for with Charlotte’s Web is not only the quality of the product, but also the special formula which promotes a calm demeanor and healthy joint function. It’s very comparable to other products on the market, considering the medicinal benefits of the hemp extract.
Charlotte’s Web as a company is very trustworthy and of the highest standard. They are approved by the US Hemp Authority, products are non-GMO, and everything is subject to regular, rigorous testing – from the hemp to the soil to the water sources, their entire grow process is regulated and monitored to ensure safety and quality.
Charlotte’s Web’s manufacturing facility is FDA-regulated and you can find lab results on their website by entering your specific batch number here, or by emailing or calling customer service.
Their hemp extract oil has very few ingredients listed – just hemp extract and MCT (fractionated coconut) oil, which is healthy for dogs and humans in general. Owners can feel good about giving their dog Charlotte’s Web products.
Hemp Extract for Adult Dogs
Helps support Calming + Hip & Joint
17 mg Plant-Based Cannabinoids per serving
Net Contents:1 fl oz (30 mL)
Active Ingredients per 1 mL:
Hemp Extract: 25 mg
[Minimum naturally occurring total phytocannabinoids, 17 mg]
MCT (Fractionated Coconut) Oil
Cautions: Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven. If animal’s condition worsens or does not improve, discontinue use and consult your veterinarian.
For use in dogs only.
Directions for Use:
4 pumps = 1 mL
Under 25 lbs: 1 pump
25-75 lbs: 1-2 pumps
Over 75 lbs: 2-4 pumps
Natural settling may occur. Shake well before each use. Give suggested amount twice per day.
Warnings: For animal use only. Keep out of reach of children and other animals for which this product is not intended. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.
Store in a cool, dry place away from light. Do not use if safety seal is broken.
Canine’s Best Drops
Naturally packed with a broad spectrum of hemp’s naturally occurring and beneficial phytocannabinoids, Charlotte’s Web™ Hemp Extract eases hip and joint stiffness in adult dogs caused by routine activity, while helping keep your pet calm and relaxed from normal levels of pet anxiety. The result is a pooch with a relaxed disposition in both body and mind, one able to maintain a level demeanor both at exercise and at rest. Treat them the way they treat you, with the best you can give: Charlotte’s Web the World’s Most Trusted Hemp Extract™. Who’s a good dog owner? You.
Helps support Calming, Hip & Joint
Like a lot of families’ four-legged pals, Charlotte’s Web™ Hemp Extract is nurtured from the very start. Seed to shelf care ensures our products are as pure and loyal to your pets as you are to them.