That is why your pet’s mental and physical state are both major factors to their overall health and well-being. Now how can you ensure optimal mental and physical health for your pet? This goal goes far beyond daily exercise and occasional playtime. The nutritional intake of your pet is one of the most crucial components for their total health and longevity. Having a good dog food formula is important, but you should also feed your dog healthy dog treats as well.
Our Edibites are infused with our full spectrum certified USDA organic CBD hemp oil which is extracted from our proprietary strain of hemp, PR-33. PR-33 is grown at our joint-venture certified USDA organic hemp farm in eastern Colorado and was selected because it’s cannabinoid profile was the most optimal for pets. In order for CBD products to be as beneficial as possible, every cannabinoid naturally found in the hemp plant must be present, THC included. This is because all of the cannabinoids in the hemp plant work together in what is called the “entourage effect,” this is why Pet Releaf never uses CBD isolate, CBD alone loses the majority if it’s medicinal benefits. The PR-33 strain is extremely high in the beneficial cannabinoid CBD and extremely low in THC at an almost undetectable level of 0.1%. PR-33 is a proprietary strain and will only ever be found in Pet Releaf products. We extract our CBD hemp oil using a super critical CO2 method, meaning we only use pressurized air to remove the CBD from the plant and never any toxic solvents or chemicals. Our CBD hemp oil uses the flowers, leaves, and some seeds so that our products contain the full spectrum CBD that is extracted from the plant as well as the protein benefits of the seeds.
Along with Canna-Pet, another of the major reputable producers of CBD dog treats and supplements is Treatibles. Looking through their websites and scanning through the ingredients of each of their product lines, from a nutrition standpoint, their dog treat recipes contain primarily, if not exclusively, gluten-free, organic materials. Chemically, a trustworthy CBD treat should contain cannabidiol and other non-toxic, non-psychoactive cannabinoids.
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.
Doubts that linger around cannabidiol in dogs involve the continuing confusion and conflation of CBD with THC, as well as the cannabis plant’s legal status. To reiterate, CBD does not get anyone high, neither human nor dog, since the chemical is non-toxic and non-psychoactive. You may be aware that, in 2015, there was some controversy, as the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to CBD dog treat manufacturer Canna-Pet. The substance of this warning was that Canna-Pet’s site announced claims on their website, touting the medical benefits and medicinal uses of their dog treats.
“CBD oil is highly recognized as a natural way to heal the body with pain and inflammation, as well as support the nervous system, digestive system and many other tissues in the body,” said Clare Christensen, key accounts sales manager for Rush Direct, quoted in a March 2017 article in Pet Product News. Rush Direct offers a CBD oil-based supplement for dogs in treat form, Canabits CBD.
The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), which approves pet food ingredient definitions, addressed the issue at its January 2017 meeting, Dzanis said. “AAFCO has subsequently issued guidelines to note that to date, no hemp-based ingredients have been defined or otherwise sanctioned for use in animal feed, hence any inclusion in a feed or pet food would be objectionable to state feed control officials.”
Sales of CBD pet products doubled in the US from 2014 to 2016, according to MJ Freeway, a data analytics firm referenced by Polly Mosendz in a December 2016 article on Bloomberg.com. Interestingly, the article lumps CBD in the same category as THC, even questioning the ethics of “getting the dog high” (paraphrasing a quote from a senior vice president of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
Our Edibites are handmade and baked in small batches in the Pet Releaf Colorado kitchen. After a year of extensive research and development, we’ve created a proprietary cooking method to ensure that the way our Edibites are baked does not impact the beneficial cannabinoids found in our certified USDA organic full spectrum CBD hemp oil. Whether your dog is in incredible health or is suffering from illness or injury, our Edibites are the immune system turbo boost they need. They contain no fillers, no chemical preservatives and no 12 syllable ingredients. Pet Releaf Edibites are also corn, soy, dairy, and wheat free as well as being completely vegan. Our Edibites aren’t just made in the USA they are also farmed in the USA with 95% of our ingredients coming from American farmers.
Alas, I spoke too soon. There were still 12 treats left to go, and it quickly became a slog — dry and with a bitter edge that became more and more pronounced with my endless mastication. My dog watched me raptly. I washed them down with seltzer, which was helpful. I imagine that for a dog, who has only a fraction of the number of taste buds a person does, the experience would be delightful.