A newer pet food product category getting a lot of buzz at US pet trade shows the past two years has been pet treats and supplements featuring cannabidiol (CBD). Sorry for the bad pun; this oil derives from the hemp plant, though a different species than ones containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana responsible for the psychoactive reaction, or high (buzz), in people or animals who imbibe it. CBD does not cause the same reaction, say its proponents in the pet industry.
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.
In treat or biscuit form, with tastes and flavors that appeal to dogs, CBD treats may work for dogs who refuse, reject, or are resistant to medications in pill or tablet form. They may also be useful for dogs who are not keen on injections or for whom standard medicines have proven ineffective. Given the skepticism surrounding medical uses of cannabis, CBD treats should be approached when other avenues have been exhausted, and only after thorough conversations with a veterinarian.
Yes, they do! The reason you won’t find CBD on the label is that CBD is not the best term to describe these products anymore. There are hundreds of different molecules in hemp that all contribute to the overall therapeutic effects. So many companies are now calling these products Full Spectrum Hemp, Hemp extract, or Phytocannabinoid-rich (PCR) Oil instead of CBD hemp.
Activated hemp is one of the leading ingredients in the cultivation process for hemp pet nutrition. These phytochemicals are formulated from whole plant extracts, which produces a natural and safe supplement for your pet. The abundance of hemp in our products come from the activated hemp, which has been carefully cultivated in U.S. soil and formulated and processed in U.S. laboratories.
While hemp seed oil is made from the seeds of the plant, it has very little CBD, not enough to provide pain or anxiety relief. I've been using CBD oil with my dogs for a few years with my dogs and I love the idea of incorporating CBD dog treats into their diet because treats can taken on a drive, a walk, or to the vet's office with no mess. I've spilled a 1/4 of a bottle of essential oils into my bag once. That sucked. It would suck even more if it was a bottle of CBD oil. CBD dog treats are also an excellent option for dogs, like Sydney, that don't like CBD oil.
Hemp Treats take approximately 40-60 minutes to enter the bloodstream and between 6-8 hours to exit. If faster relief is needed, check out PurCBD+ Oil — it takes approximately 20 minutes to enter the bloodstream. Depending on your pet’s unique body chemistry and medical condition, some effects may take longer to see the Hemp Treats helping with. However, you have 30 days from the date of purchase to request a return and refund if you feel that your pet is not benefiting from our product.
Treatibles makes a wide variety of products, from CBD infused treats to oils and even gel caps. This company also produces its treat in a number of different flavors, and even makes grain free products so even those with especially sensitive stomachs can enjoy the benefits that CBD yields. The company also has some specific feeding instructions, recommending 1mg of oil for every 10 lbs your pup weighs.
Treatibles’ exceptional full spectrum oil is sourced from our own organic hemp fields across four states. Along with master cultivator partners, we have created a proprietary formula that contains a beneficial blend of naturally occurring compounds, producing truly distinct oil. All Treatibles products are virtually free of THC, non-psychoactive, and non-toxic.
“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.”
The company used to call them biscuits, but didn’t want them to be confused with regular ol’ dog treats because they contain 2mg of phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil (sourced directly from a Colorado Department of Agriculture provider) each. “These are not training treats. These are health products or supplements,” Polly Patterson, COO/CMO of HHPC, tells Leafly, adding that they were created in partnership with veterinarians. The green-lipped mussel ingredient is a unique and special touch—it is a rich source of glucosamine and chondroitin, which are popular supplements for aging dogs with aching joints and muscle pain.