4 Reasons Pet Parents Are Turning To CBD



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As younger consumers begin to get jobs and have more disposable income, we’re seeing an increase in new pet parents. Combined with the boom of pandemic pets, shopping behavior has changed dramatically.

Amazon search data reveals a 35% increase in the number of searches for organic pet food. Between July 2020 and July 2021, millions of searches for pet food products included specialty keywords such as “raw”, “vegan”, and “protein.”

Social listening data indicates a 16% increase in discussions around preventative care. No matter the driving factor, pet parents are interested in natural, sustainable options that do more for their pet. Options might be immune-boosting probiotics or CBD.

Here are four reasons pet parents are turning to CBD for pet care:

1. CBD from hemp is legal in all 50 states

Unlike marijuana, hemp is legal in all 50 states thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. By definition, legal CBD is a hemp-based product containing less than 0.3% THC.

As pet CBD products continue to hit the market, these natural supplements are becoming a popular choice for optimizing your pet’s care. 

While CBD is legal, no law accounts for using cannabis in veterinary medicine. Since it’s tricky to create a care plan with your primary veterinarian, we advise you to do your due diligence in selecting the brand for your pet. 

For instance, Canna Companion products are classified as dosage-form animal health products. They’re manufactured in an FDA-registered GMP facility. We also have a certified NASC Seal and share our full manufacturing and testing processes on our website.

2. Pet parents are interested in holistic pet care

Everything from toys to food to supplements is being carefully scrutinized before buying. 

For instance, the infamous KONG chew toy brand is a staple for many dog parents. Although the toy provides the same entertainment benefits as any other dog toy, KONG toys also stimulate mental exercise for your dog’s mind. It helps to strengthen overall health. This chew toy has grown popular for its holistic view of playtime.

Similarly, brands like Earth Animal incorporate ethical sourcing, sustainability, recycling, and charity into their philosophy. Doing so makes it a veterinarian-recommended brand for nutritious pet food. 

These products are backed by strong values and a holistic approach to pet care. Similar oriented products like whole plant pet CBD get pushed to the forefront of people’s minds.

Our team at Canna Companion maximizes the benefits of the cannabis plant with this type of holistic approach. Rather than focusing on one small portion of the plant, our CBD products for pets use the full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenoids from the cannabis plant. 

With this holistic formulation, your pet can benefit from a better supplement regimen than what is out there on the market. Our pet CBD oils and capsules can be used in small quantities to ensure the greatest health benefits while limiting adverse effects.

All the ingredients in our products are naturally found in the cannabis hemp plant. And they complement a holistic approach to your pet’s health care regimen. We have no unnecessary fillers, so you can trust your CBD pet product the same way you trust your pet food and toy brands.

3. Hemp-based supplements are better for pets

The phytocannabinoid, terpene, and flavonoid profiles in hemp work perfectly for pets. These non-psychoactive cannabinoids allow your pet to get the full benefits of the cannabis plant without feeling a ‘high’. 

Due to their small body size, dogs and cats (as well as other companion animals) can better use these compounds in a way that humans may not be able to. 

4. CBD has a lot of great benefits for pets

It’s no secret that CBD has become popular for its host of benefits, for both people and pets. A good CBD supplement for your pet can help support and maintain their overall quality of life simply and easily. 

High-quality hemp oil and CBD can support: 

  • Mobility & Joint Function
  • Demeanor & Emotional Health
  • Neurological Function
  • Gastrointestinal Health (GI)
  • Immune System

At Canna Companion, our formulations and hemp oil ratios are based on the scientific principles of veterinary medicine, pharmacology, and decades of research into the endocannabinoid system.

Interested in exploring CBD for your pet?

CBD is a wonderful way to introduce the benefits of cannabis to your pet. Our hemp-based, whole plant supplements are developed by licensed veterinarians, which means you don’t have to think twice.

Looking for more information on how CBD can help your pet with their specific needs? Book a free consultation with our professionals to find out how you can incorporate CBD into your pet’s regimen.


All Canna Companion Blogs are approved by veterinary professionals including the product development veterinarians.

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