WHY HEMP FOR PETS
Just like humans, our pets can benefit from the use of cannabis. From improving stiffness in older dog and cat joints to supporting normal neurological and emotional health and gastrointestinal and immune system functions, cannabis compounds can help improve your pet’s quality of life. Cannabis is a beneficial supplement option for many individuals and comes in two main types: marijuana and hemp. While marijuana can be wonderful for humans, it’s not ideal for pets.
Marijuana causes the feeling of euphoria because it contains higher concentrations of the psychotropic compound, THC. While the effects promote relaxation for many individuals, the same is not always true for our pets. Marijuana products can lead to negative effects for pets, including the following:
- Low blood pressure
- Inability to walk straight
- Extreme lethargy or excessive pacing
While overdoses are rare, they do occur far more frequently with marijuana than with hemp due to the higher concentrations of cannabinoids. Our hemp supplements are designed to give your companion animal the benefits of cannabis while minimizing the negative side effects commonly associated with marijuana.
Hemp is Better for Pets
Even though hemp is not marijuana, the phytocannabinoid, terpene and flavonoid profiles in hemp work perfectly for pets. Due in part to their small body size, dogs and cats can take advantage of small amounts of major cannabinoids like CBD and THC, as well as minor cannabinoids like CBDA, CBG, CBC and CBN and other naturally-occurring cannabinoids found in hemp. They can thus utilize the full value of one of the most beneficial plants on Earth while avoiding the feeling of being high. Even in small concentrations, these compounds help maintain animals’ healthy digestive tracts while also aiding a normally functioning immune systems and encouraging natural immune responses to external stimuli.
Hemp Supplements Use More of the Plant
When the complete spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenoids from the cannabis plant are used, as opposed to a single-compound only product, an increase in health benefits and a decrease in adverse effects are observed. Many hemp products do not offer pets the desired and most efficacious results of the “entourage effect” our CBD supplements provide.
The entourage effect results when the entire cannabis plant’s major cannabinoids, like CBD & THC, minor cannabinoids like CBDA & CBG, and terpenes like beta-caryophyllene and myrcene are permitted to work synergistically with each other – just as nature intended.
Instead of focusing on one small portion of the plant, your pet can benefit from a whole plant product like Canna Companion. Our products rely on a unique, balanced approach to cannabinoid ratios and terpenoid combinations, allowing for low average CBD mg/product. What this means for your pet is a better supplement delivered in small quantities specifically designed to support the endocannabinoid system’s health benefits while greatly limiting adverse effects.
Clear Administration Guidelines, Every Time
Cannabis administration is largely unregulated, and many pet products don’t even tell you the exact amounts of CBD per serving, making it nearly impossible to know how much of the beneficial compounds your pet is ingesting. Canna Companion products are formulated by veterinarians, tested for potency and have clearly labeled administration guidelines on every package.
Our CBD capsules are available in cat and small, medium, large & extra large dog sizes with clearly labeled weight ranges on our sustainable packaging. Canna Companion CBD oil products contain oral dosing syringes and dosing charts on the outer box. You never have to guess or worry that your pet is receiving the right amount of CBD.
Hemp Has All the Benefits and None of the Risk
While the compounds in marijuana are not overtly poisonous to most pets, the amount of CBD and THC in marijuana-based products make it easier for pets to overdose. Hemp, marijuana’s less concentrated member of the cannabis family, has many of the benefits without the risk of your pet feeling ‘high.’ Hemp is higher in CBD than THC which means your pet cannot get high with accidental overdose. And hemp always has less CBD than marijuana, making CBD overdoses extremely rare.
Hemp Is Legal
Medical marijuana is legal in most states, but it’s important to remember that regardless of its health benefits, possession is illegal in much of the country––even for use as a pet supplement. Hemp, on the other hand, is completely legal to possess in the entire country, and our supplements are no different. Canna Companion products are classified as dosage form animal health products and are manufactured in our FDA registered GMP facility in Washington state.
Hemp is a wonderful way to introduce the benefits of cannabis to your pet. Our hemp CBD supplements are developed by veterinarians, removing the guesswork for you and your pets’ doctors.