Canna-pet claims to have invented the hemp-nutrition pet market, and brings more than thirty years of research into their products. Canna-pet also has a huge variety of treats and oils available, and they even have their very own “Hemp Science for Dogs” book available on their website, to help teach interested pet parents about the many benefits that hemp-based treats and supplements can have on their dog’s health.
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.
True Leaf is a Canadian based company that has really taken advantage of the recent interest in hemp based remedies to grow from small business to major player. The company currently has its wares in more than 1500 stores across the United States, Canada, and New Zealand, and interestingly doesn’t use CBD in any of their products; instead, they make use of other parts of the hemp plant.
There are several supplements that I use to ease Rodrigo's anxiety. When I have a heads up about a storm or fireworks, then I can plan his supplements and treats accordingly. Sometimes, it's easier to give him treats, but as I stated above, all of the treats I've tried with my dogs have been a bust. They just DO NOT WORK! Other pet parents swear by them, but my dog is still stressed out, which is why I lean so heavily on Ewegurt and CBD oil for anxiety relief. Every dog is different and reacts differently to the various products available. I get that. I just want something that works for Rodrigo because there are times when giving my dog a treat to relieve his anxiety would be so convenient for me and fun for him, but I didn't think that was a possibility until I was introduced to cbdMD dog treats.
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.