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What’s the Difference Between Hemp Dog Treats and CBD Dog Treats?

Hemp vs. CBD

Hemp dog treats and CBD dog treats are the same and can be used interchangeably.  CBD dog treats are called by active cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, cannabidiol, or CBD for short.

Hemp dog treats is called by the variety of cannabis plant, that happens to be high in CBD compounds.  The  plant is also known as “Industrial Hemp”. One will often read that a product is manufactured using hemp oil or industrial hemp. Again, this is one and the same.

In summation, this type of product will either be called by the active compound CBD, or the variety of plant the active compound comes from, hemp.

To further confuse people, CBD has been cracked down by anyone and everyone. From Facebook advertising to listings on EBay, Amazon, to merchant processing, and the list goes on.  People that work and manufacture in this industry  are come up with new acronyms such as “PCR Oil”. This is just as the general public is starting to educate themselves to the term “CBD”.  One of the reasons the term “hemp” started being used in place of CBD. Another way to seem more innocuous and fly under the radar. It is a delicate business balancing act, and being able to have people find your product and not get shut down.

New Trend?

Be on the look out: “PCR Oil”, or phytocannabinoid rich oil may be the next synonymous term birthed from the controversial “CBD” moniker after businesses start encountering more and more problems; and other creative ways to describe products using CBD or hemp oil.  This will continue until the hemp plant is re-classified out of Schedule I drug status, and hopefully lands and is managed under the Department of Agriculture to be listed as an industrial crop like corn or soy. Until then, the public can expect to have confusing labeling and names for the same type of product that change frequently and faster than the general public can keep up with.


With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp has now been re-classified and it is legal to grow in the US. Previously it had only been legal in a handful of states. Soon many other states began to follow and thus the passing of the bill. This enables the USDA to administer farm programs and provide guidelines and eligibility for growers and extractors. It is the first step to legal regulation of the hemp industry. There is still much to do and large bridges to close the gap, but it’s a start. We will keep you abreast of new developments as they unfold.

Don’t be afraid to ask your CBD manufacturer if they are using oil that is coming for USDA certified facilities. Any added form of safety in a not so fully regulated industry helps every little bit.

We at Bark Avenue Hemp Treats use a vertically integrated CBD manufacturer.  They grow, harvest, extract and test all under one roof.  FDA approved facility, non-GMO, organic with complete SDS information and licenses and certificates.  This is the best way to have full quality control over your supply chain. Less outsourcing means less room for error. We take product safety very seriously, and that means your pet’s health is our number one priority.

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What is CBD Oil versus PCR Oil?

We first heard of this of all places, at Super Zoo in 2017, the world’s largest pet retailer trade show in the world. A former Colorado oil vendors happened to be there as we shared information on the cannabis industry happenings.

What is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, just one of many cannabinoid compounds in the cannabis plant.  This makes up a large portion of the industrial hemp plant from where the oil is extracted.  The other cannabinoids can consist of CBG, CBN, CBC’s,etc.  Aside from these general CB compounds in the cannabis plant, there are also THC compounds. THC is famously responsible for the “high”.  Industrial hemp that is rich in CBD does not generate a “high”.

Many people who do not operate in the cannabis space are unfamiliar with these nuances in terminology.  Least of all, being aware of pharmaceutical companies that are positioning themselves for the CBD market to be blown wide open. One such entity is GW Pharmaceuticals out of the UK who has a trademark pending on the terminology “CBD”. If they are awarded this trademark, all business using the term “CBD” will have to cease and desist in its usage. In the meantime, this term is steadily growing, and commonly associated to describe the oils extracted from the hemp plant. Currently this trademark term is being used generically, and the trademark owner may need to take aggressive measures to retain rights to the trademark.  GW Pharma is fighting for the sole use of the “CBD” term.

What is PCR Hemp oil?

In comes PCR oil.  It stands for phytocannabinoid rich oil. In essence, this is a much more complete definition of what CBD oil truly embodies.  We believe it’s a much more targeted definition of what the cannabis oil truly is.  Phyto, meaning  of a plant, or relating to a plant. In short, it is ALL the plant derived cannabis compounds in the oil, and not just the CBD compound in particular. In short, it is a fancier name for what is commonly known as CBD.

Any full spectrum oil is just this, a whole plant oil with all the benefits that nature had intended. This includes the trace amounts of THC, and all the other 113 active cannabinoids.

If GW Pharmaceuticals wins the right to exclusively use the term “CBD”, the next game of semantics will be on. We will have to find a new generic term to replace this.  Perhaps this will be the use of “PCR”.  As language and uses constantly evolve, the uses of terminology in the cannabis space will not be an exception. It will be interesting to see what happens to this common use of this acronym in the next couple of years or so. Watch out for a possible rise of “PCR” and other terms to substitute “CBD” in the event this happens.

In just under a year,  CBD was used to describe any and all products made with industrial hemp. Now there has already been a shift in the cannabis space where people are no longer embracing it as a marketing term.  This all due to the consequences of garnering unwanted attention.

Case Study:

When Bark Avenue Hemp Treats started out, we used Bark Avenue CBD Dog Treats as a descriptor. And within a few months, products using the terminology “CBD” were starting to get flagged by numerous organizations. We had our credit card processing shut down; the denial and or ending of listing products on platforms such as Amazon and EBay; and the dis-allowing the promotion of our Facebook advertising page.  In a similar fashion, Google Ad Words soon followed.

So, these are just some of the examples of what operators in the cannabis space have to deal with.  Aside from the typical business fires that one has to douse on a day to day basis, we have those specific to an emerging market. So those of us who choose to work with products like this, despite it being “everywhere”, doesn’t mean it can be treated just like any other legal product on the market.  This is the main reason we started making a concerted effort to using “hemp”; sadly, just the general public just started opening their eyes to the terminology of “CBD”.  It’s a tricky, daily balancing act of trying to be a popular well known brand whilst flying under the radar; and –keeping abreast of the laws and expensive attorneys to keep one’s company out of trouble.

Consequently,  there was a large oil producing company that literally had to re-brand their company since it had “CBD” in its name. To this day, I only remember them by their original name…

CBD vs. Hemp

Thus far “hemp” has been the more accepted “innocent term” in contrast to CBD. But, people are still confused about CBD and hemp.

CBD is the active compounds extracted from the hemp plant via the oils. Hemp is a subset of the actual cannabis plant where the CBD’s are extracted. So, it’s a choice of whether to call it by the plant that supplies the active compounds or, to call it by the active ingredient extracted from the plant. But they are one and the same.

The beauty about the hemp plant is that it can be used for clothing, fiber, building material, a substitute for some plastics, and lastly for the oil.


If CBD becomes a proprietary term for use only by GW Pharmaceuticals, this will be a much more complicated market with made up monikers. This will further confuse the general public.  And it will a create a setback on any educational progress we have made about what is CBD good for.

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CBD DOG TREATS: The Newest Trend in Canine Medicine?

  • What is CBD?
  • CBD Oil Benefits
  • Bark Avenue CBD Dog Treats
  • CBD for Dogs- Good or Bad?  

Owners will do anything to ensure the happiness and health of their pets. In today’s pet market, treats infused with cannabis are helping sick pets deal with their chronic pain. Is CBD dog treats the newest trend in Canine Medicine?

Vets won’t be prescribing weed anytime soon. But the marijuana market has expanded to include patients of the canine variety. There has been success with medical cannabis on cancer patients with chronic illnesses. This has led people to believe that weed products can provide the same relief to their pets. The cannabis compound known as CBD offers health benefits found in medical marijuana, without the side effects. CBD dog treats can provide relief from illnesses that limit mobility, lower energy levels and cause overall discomfort. Denver-based Bark Avenue Hemp Treats is one of the many companies that has entered the CBD pet market by creating a line of specialized dog treats. They believe that the restorative powers of the CBD will work just as well for dogs, as it does for humans.

What is CBD?

CBD and THC are the primary compounds found in the cannabis plant. THC is the highest occurring compound, and it generates the “buzz”. On the other end of the spectrum is CBD. CBD is not a psychoactive stimulus. Therefore it does not get you “high”. Instead, it provides calm and pain relief without the heady effects.

CBD tinctures, and edibles have become popular treatment options for humans and pets because of the small doses of THC. Albeit a let down to recreational cannabis users. It is this unique feature of CBD is what makes it an appealing remedy.

CBD works by binding to the receptors within your body that make up the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS regulates appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory. Both humans and dogs have this similar internal natural system. These specific receptors are primarily located in the brain, central nervous system, organs, and immune cells. Simply put, the CBD compound interacts naturally with the immune and nervous systems.  Hence, both humans and dogs benefit from the calming and relaxing benefits of cannabis therapy.

CBD Oil Benefits

There are many reasons people are seeking out CBD treats for their dogs, from managing painful post-op care to dealing with weak bones. CBD is proving the relief that these pups need, without all the side effects of medications. Products made with CBD extracts have opened up a whole new channel for pet parents who want to explore more natural remedies.

CBD oil can be made into a variety of treatment options. Products taken orally such as tinctures, edibles, or oils. Topical creams and salves provide localized relief for animals with dry cracked noses and paws.  Products infused with CBD oil have been shown to provide relief for a broad range of ailments and symptoms, including, not but limited to:

Arthritis in Dogs

Achy joints, arthritis, or other illnesses can cause our pets to want to slow down. CBD treats can alleviate these joint pains and have them moving around again. The compound in CBD is a potent pain reliever because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It doesn’t just mask the pain, but it helps soothe chronic pain that prevents the body from healing properly.Arthritis in Dogs

Dog Anxiety

The calming effects of CBD work well with dogs who struggle with separation anxiety, depression, and noise phobias. Dogs who experience severe separation anxiety are often depressed or anxious. When their guardians leave them alone, it may result in disruptive and destructive behaviors. Examples include drooling, urinating, barking, chewing on objects and pacing. People have given CBD dog treats to their pets during high-stress situations (i.e. home alone, thunderstorms or fireworks) to help them relax and get through the particular stressor.

Calming hemp snacks

Loss of appetite

Many dog owners have used CBD treats to boost appetite and reduce nausea in dogs that won’t eat. CBD is sensitive enough to ease digestive issues while providing the necessary pain relief. This is perfect for the dog-won’t-eat-his-food-but-will-eat-treats scenario.

what does CBD do for dogs

Anti-Inflammatory agent for dogs

CBD interacts with receptors in the brain, and central nervous system. It also cooperates with organs and acts as a calming immune-boosting agent. Some veterinarians have even used CBD hemp products as an anti-inflammatory medication to assist during post-operative care.

anti-inflammatory CBD

Aggressive behavior

CBD-infused products can help with minimizing aggressive behaviors and stress disorders. It can helping calm down a dog who struggles with controlling their temper.calming hemp snacks for Angry dog

Dog seizures

One CBD remedy that surprises many pet owners that it is used to treat dogs who suffer from seizures. Products with high levels of CBD can help manage seizures due to epilepsy or other genetic disorders. There have been numerous cases of cannabis managing and reducing the frequency of seizures in humans and animals.

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Cancer Pain

Cannabis products help mitigate some of the symptoms associated with cancer such as nausea, loss of appetite, or chronic pain. No owner wants to see their pet deal with the side effects that come with a cancer diagnosis. Pet parents are seeing great results with CBD products because it’s helping their pets feel more comfortable during these difficult times.

CBD-infused pet products give dog owners a choice instead of conventional drugs. Giving smaller doses of CBD, instead of regular pet medications, can lessen the side effects that may occur with larger doses of traditional medicines. “Owners just want their pets to be happy,” Jennifer told SimpleWag in a phone interview. “For older animals, these treats make them comfortable, and it takes a bit of the edge off.”

Bark Avenue CBD Dog Treats

Jennifer Chiongbian, Bark Avenue CBD Dog Treats CEO, with her impressive culinary skills and passion for animals created a brand dedicated to making high quality functional treats.  Jennifer’s CBD Dog Treats is the first formula specially designed for larger breeds that combine CBD and hip-joint relief properties into one product. Her CBD dog treats are made in an SQF3 manufacturing with the highest safety and food quality standards.

As a lifelong pet owner, she has formed a pretty good idea of what dogs can and cannot eat. Jennifer uses human grade ingredients with no additives or preservatives for all her Bark Avenue CBD Dog Treats. She understands the importance pet owners place on feeding their dogs all-natural, high-quality treats. She also consulted a qualified veterinarian to make sure she was creating a wholesome, well-balanced dog treat.

All her CBD oils from reputable sources that conduct third party testing to ensure the THC and CBD levels are appropriate for pets. Bark Avenue’s CBD oils are tested for cannabinoid potency, pesticides, heavy metals, bacterial content and mycotoxins (mold).

CBD for Dogs- Good or Bad?

CBD products are a safe, alternative for pet parents who want more transparent treatment options for their four-legged family member. Jennifer believes that the level of openness to cannabis-based products depends on the general social environment. Take for example Colorado, the mecca of the U.S. cannabis industry, therefore people are more open to treating their dogs with CBD products. Many individuals who use cannabis-based products for their pain management know the benefits and are keen on sharing it with their dogs. “Why can’t my dog get to experience the same benefits I do?”

On the other hand, some of her old colleagues in New York prefer to use more traditional pet medicine, refusing even to try Jennifer’s Bark Avenue treats.

Bark Avenue Hemp Treats caters locally to nationwide and . However, with a planned expansion later this year, she plans to take full advantage of the expanding CBD dog treat market.

CBD Reviews

Here are some Bark Avenue Hemp treat customer’s testimonials. The majority of the responses she has received have been positive and appreciative. Most pet owners claim that her CBD products have significantly improved the quality of life and mobility of their pet. A happy customer commented, “Love this product! I have a ten-year-old dachshund with a leg birth defect. I tried this product, and I noticed the difference in him being able to navigate the stairs much more easily. Also noticed a spring in his step. And loves to beg for more.”

Another customer, Candy, shared her positive experience with Bark Avenue CBD Dog Treats and how it reduced her aging dog’s painful symptoms, “These CBD treats are great! My dog is doing so much better..He is an old dog, and I would like him to be as comfortable as possible, and this is the only thing that is helping him.”

While Erica, another satisfied customer, uses the CBD-infused treats for both of her dogs. “I have a medium sized Poodle and a Siberian husky.  They go absolutely nuts for these treats. They love every flavor! My poodle has the tendency to bark at the wind, and these treats have a nice, calming effect with him. Both dogs don’t exhibit any digestive issues, which is great because my poodle has a sensitive stomach. Such an incredible value with so many benefits!”


Bark Avenue’s CBD Dog Treats have provided comfort and relief to hundreds of dogs and their owners. They saw a need for all-natural CBD dog treats and filled it.  This was also a chance to provide pet parents an alternative pain management option. However, even with all the success stories, the lack of proper research is a big concern for both vets and pet parents. Cannabis remains a Schedule I drug in the US, and that’s why veterinarians are hesitant to prescribe any cannabis-based medicine. This will change in the very near future. It will take at least half a decade to see any promising scientific advancement regarding medicinal cannabinoid use for pets.

Until then, people will continue to rely on the testimonials of dog owners who have tried these products. “Dogs can’t talk, but humans can,” Jennifer says. Pet owners are very sensitive to the body language of their pets, and know if something is awry.

Cannabis medicine will continue to develop. What people need now is assurance that the effects of the cannabis products will not harm their pets. The important thing is to understand is the promising medicinal benefits CBD can provide pets. As Jennifer points out, “The good thing is when you’re educating people you’re ahead of the curve. But you have to do your due diligence.”

Cannabis is not going away anytime soon. Therefore, pet owners should consider all sides of the issue when thinking about giving CBD products to their pets.

Are CBD dog treats right for your canine? Let us know what you think!

Jennifer Chiongbian is the founder and CEO of Bark Avenue CBD Dog Treats, based in Denver, CO.  You can find her hanging out with her rescue dog, Scarlett. She volunteers for Retriever Rescue Organization of Colorado and as a diver at the Downtown Denver Aquarium.  She is also a lead instructor for Cooking Matters Colorado, part of the No Kids Kids Go Hungry campaign. Jennifer is a Culinary Institute of America graduate with extensive experience working at luxury resorts, restaurants, and various management positions.

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CBD Peanut Butter Dog Treats Recipe: Gourmet, All-Natural

CBD peanut butter dog treats for dogs are for our pets that are family. So we need to care for them like we would any other member. That’s where these PAWsome, all-natural, gourmet CBD peanut butter dog treats by Bark Avenue comes in.


CBD is also known as Cannbidiol. Many people have heard of THC, which is the chemical in Marijuana that gets the user “high.” However now, CBD is coming to the forefront because of its medicinal properties, without the effect of THC. CBD helps with nausea and pain. It’s anti-convulsive, anti-depressant, anti-psychotic, and anti-inflammatory. Because of this, its uses are endless. It not only benefits humans, but many pet owners are turning to CBD to help their fur babies too.


Fido’s chef is a trained pastry chef with over ten years of experience from working in luxury hotels to casinos. She has always been very compassionate towards animals. Having moved from New York to Denver, her company saw a need for a different type of pet care, and developed their all natural, wellness line of CBD Peanut Butter Treats for dogs.

Their dog treat recipes are manufactured in an SQF3 facility made with the highest food safety and quality standards for maximum pet safety.


These treats are the perfect size for small to medium dog. Each treat contains two to five milligrams of human grade CBD. The makers recommend one milligram, for every ten pounds of dog weight. Each bag contains 20 yummy treats for the small medium breed. Super Saver 6 packs available.


Sized perfectly for larger dog breeds, these tasty treats are sure to please your fur baby! Each treat includes five milligrams of human grade CBD. The recommended dosage for larger dogs is one treat for every forty to fifty pounds of dog weight. Each bag contains fifteen treats.


The variations you can choose from are:

  • Peanut butter for both large and small breed
  • Hip & Joint Formula- These dog treats combine 5 milligrams of CBD, and 300 milligrams of glucosamine and 110 mg of chondrointin per treat. The glucosamine and chondrointin is vital for hip and joint health, while the CBD will offer pain relief. The best dog treat recipes for a true double functional dog treat!


To get your PAWsome pet some of these fantastic, gourmet CBD treats for the holiday, just head to the Bark Avenue Hemp Treats website.

Make your own CBD diy dog treats with this video.

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