As with many products of agriculture, the more scientists research the common flora of our planet, the more salutary uses they find for plant matter. Any cannabis advocate will tell you that marijuana is not the only product that derives from the cannabis plant. Famed dog lover and first American president George Washington grew cannabis, which was then referred to popularly as hemp, for its uses as a textile. It was harvested, processed, and fashioned into rope, fishing nets, and even clothing. Oils extracted from it had a number of uses that had nothing whatever to do with drug use or abuse.
Brand ambassador and inspiration for Tater’s Sweet Potato Tots by Treatibles. When Mariah Harmony from Villalobos Rescue Center shared the story behind his adoption and how much of a difference Treatibles has made in his life, we were inspired to share his story. When we discovered that Villalobos Rescue Center’s annual veterinary bills exceed $500,000, we knew we had to help.
We commonly hear about dogs being more receptive to Hemp CBD than traditional medications, especially with anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-anxiety medications.We recommend that you always check with your veterinarian before starting, stopping, or adjusting the dosage of any prescription medication. Many drugs, especially anti-seizure medications, must be weaned off slowly or else deadly withdrawal symptoms can occur.
“The pet product market is very excited about CBD products,” said Brad Solomon, founder/partner of Prana Pets, quoted in the Pet Product News article. “Many retailers want to carry these products, but they are concerned about the legality of CBD. Everybody we speak to agrees about all the amazing benefits associated with this category. Our client testimonials are enough for us. Every client who has tried our CBD products is experiencing positive results.”
All available evidence indicates that long-term use of Hemp Treats causes no long-term side effects. However, Hemp CBD has only truly been available for pets for the last few years, so there is of course still time to find an issue. However, phytocannabinoids work naturally in the body because they act like self-created cannabinoids — they can increase their concentrations, as well as attach to the same receptors.
Honestly, these treats resemble peanut butter cookies that I make for my fellow human beings—with the added nutrition of carrots for your dog. If you told me they were peanut butter munchies for me, I’d definitely accept them without question and dole them out to my friends at a party. But they’re for dogs—gourmet, fancy dogs! And they contain 5mg of Colorado-cultivated CBD per biscuit.
I am not a veterinarian or canine/animal nutritionist. I am a blogger, and all information shared is based on my personal experience with my four dogs and research about raw feeding, canine health, and nutrition that I do for my four dogs. Please do not use content from this blog in place of veterinarian care. I do not offer coaching or consultations; the most I can do is share my personal experience.
However, there are veterinarians that support THC-free hemp supplements for animals. Miami-based veterinarian Dr. Patricia Khuly, VMD, has recommended hemp supplements to her patients, and has even made homemade versions using hemp oil for her pets. “I find they can be somewhat effective as part of a well rounded chronic pain protocol,” she tells Leafly—though she has never used them for pet anxiety or improving fur and skin. “Hemp oil sounds interesting for use in the same way fish oil would be implemented for these other indications,” she adds, “especially for my vegan clients who prefer to source non-animal based products for their pets.” She would like to see more research first, though.