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.
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.
Let’s start with the basics. Phytocannabinoids are the naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the cannabis and hemp plants. What’s a cannabinoid, you ask? Well, to put it simply they are the chemical compounds produced by cannabis flowers that scientists and doctors have discovered can be useful for treating a variety of ailments, from nausea to arthritis. Now, there are two cannabinoid, Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but the one that seems to have the most health benefits is the CBD. Still with us so far? Ok good!
Scientific research has shown that cannabidiol does not operate, or at least operates very weakly, on the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors in the brain. Those two receptors are the ones most powerfully influenced by THC, which creates the cognitive changes associated with feeling “high” or “stoned.” In fact, the CBD found in dog treats counteracts and suppresses the effects of THC. Cannabidiol binds to different receptors that suppress pain, moderate body temperature, alleviate pain, and lessen anxiety, among other effects.
While it seems highly unlikely that CBD will be incorporated into complete pet diets anytime soon, if ever, given the FDA and AAFCO stances, that hasn’t stopped manufacturers of related products from trying. In March 2017, Naturally Splendid Enterprises, maker of HempOmega hemp seed oil, commissioned a study to show that its proprietary encapsulation process may protect the omega-3 fatty acids, minerals and vitamins in the oil during the pet food manufacturing process. If it ever (legally) makes it into formulations, that is.
Before you decide to slip your pup a sample—or even one of your edibles (hint: they can’t eat chocolate)—be warned that animals are incredibly sensitive to THC. This is due to abundant receptors in their brains, their heightened sensitivity, and their propensity for experiencing static ataxia. Like humans, dogs suffer from a variety of ailments, such as aching joints and anxiety, that could possibly benefit from treatment with cannabinoids. But because we know even less about the effects of cannabis on dogs than we do of its effects on humans, you should consult your veterinarian before proceeding further. Cannabis has the potential to cause numerous negative health effects in pets, and unlike in humans, it can even be lethal for your animal.