How To Check The Quality Of CBD Oil For Dogs


Cannabidiol or CBD oil can provide numerous benefits to your pet pooch. But, the last thing you’d want to happen is to give your dog low-quality CBD oil. In doing so, you might put your furry four-legged friend at a high risk of obtaining adverse effects. Thus, the following are four ways to check the quality of CBD oil for dogs:

Check Third-Party Laboratory Reports

A great reference for high-quality CBD oil for dogs is the existence of third-party lab results. High-quality CBD oil providers should always provide information from third-party testing facilities.

These independent labs test if the CBD-infused product has everything it claims to possess. You should find the following pieces of information in examination results:

  • Cannabinoid profile
  • Terpene profile
  • Existence of heavy metals
  • Presence of mycotoxin (a toxic substance from fungus)
  • Existence of pesticides

Reading this document may show you different results, depending on the product you purchase. Some CBD oil for pets may have tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content, which may not be advisable for specific cases. 

Check the product for THC content by reading the third-party lab results provided. If, by any means, the CBD oil provider doesn’t want to disclose the information from third-party testing, then, that’s your cue to choose another supplier. 

Ask The Manufacturing Process

At the time of writing, the CBD industry might still be in its early days, despite the substance existing for generations. But, accurate data about CBD use for pets could still be lacking at this point. Hence, you should know the extraction process of the CBD in the pet product you plan on purchasing to ensure the quality of the item. 

Some companies adopt cheap extraction and manufacturing techniques to lower the price of their wares. But, applying low-cost production methods can mean that you’re about to purchase a low-quality product. 

Ask the supplier if the CBD oil for dogs they provide comes from the CO2 extraction method. This technique ensures consumers, including pets, that the product is of high-quality. CO2 extraction also assures that the product doesn’t contain additional ingredients, such as mycotoxins and pesticides. 

Check The Color

Newbie CBD oil consumers might think that all CBD-infused products, especially for dogs, have the same color. But, check the color of the oil in the product before attempting to use it on your pet dog. 

CBD oil color varies substantially between products. The hue of the CBD product can depend on several factors, such as the extraction method, carrier oil, and the inclusion of extra ingredients. 

Color can also be an ideal factor to check for the efficacy of a CBD oil product. For example, green CBD oil can be an excellent indicator that the product has many cannabinoids. So, you might be purchasing a genuine full-spectrum CBD oil for “Fido”. 

You need to have a keen eye for the differences in color when judging the hues between CBD oils from different brands. If you find this task challenging, ask someone in your household who has a better perception of the differences in color than you. 

Consequently, you may visit online forums to compare and contrast different CBD-infused products for dogs. Another option is to check social media groups composed of like-minded individuals to ask for advice about the CBD oil you’re about to buy for your pet.  

Search For Brands Valuing Transparency

Communication is vital to establishing an excellent business transaction. Don’t hesitate to reach out to brands before buying their CBD-infused products for your pet pooch. 

There are two reasons behind establishing proper communication with CBD brands and retailers, and these are the following:

  • The brand knows its products the best
  • High-quality CBD comes from trustworthy companies

CBD oil brands that value transparency in communication allows you to gain the right information. Customer service representatives should pay respect to their customers, knowing that the “face” of the company depends on the way they answer inquiries. 

So, only buy CBD oil for dogs from established and reliable brands. One way to check if the company has been in the CBD industry for a relatively long period is through their website. The brand’s site should have a professional look and feel to it, which means the firm takes customer service seriously.


It might look challenging at first to check the quality of CBD oil for dogs. But, always check for third-party lab results. Also, don’t forget to ask for the extraction process and the color of the product. Finally, don’t fret about talking to the company’s customer service; a trustworthy brand selling high-quality CBD oil should value transparency in disclosing information to potential and existing consumers. 

About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. monique s says

    I have heard it is calming for pets so thanks for the heads up on quality checking