The Benefits of Whole Plant Cannabis Products

There are quite a few CBD and hemp-based cannabis products out there which claim to unlock the potential benefits of the endocannabinoid system. Where on earth does a pet parent start? Unfortunately, cats and dogs can’t read labels, so it’s up to you to do the research and make a decision as to what product will best fit your pet’s unique needs.

Because every product is different, it’s crucial to know exactly what you’re giving your pet. At Canna Companion, we’re dedicated to providing high-quality cannabis pet supplements and demystifying the science of hemp. We’re breaking down the differences between single compound and whole plant cannabis products to help you better understand their benefits and decide what’s best for your furry friend.  

Whole Plant Cannabis vs. Single Compound

Both single compound and whole plant cannabis products interact with the endocannabinoid system, which is made up of a network of cannabinoid receptors in the body. Those receptors affect cellular stress and can be stimulated by the administration of cannabis. But the two types of cannabis-based products interact with the endocannabinoid system very differently.

Single Compound

Single compound cannabis products, also referred to as CBD products, contain a cannabinoid and terpenoid profile mostly made up of one compound. This single compound outweighs any benefits that might be conveyed by traces of other substances, leaving CBD products to affect the body exclusively as a single compound formulation. When administered regularly over a prolonged period, single compound products can actually throw off the entire endocannabinoid system, unbalancing things and resulting in less efficient support.

Whole Plant

Despite what the name suggests, “whole plant” doesn’t mean grinding up an entire Cannabis sativa plant and turning it into a pill. The term actually refers to the substantive properties of a cannabis product. While single compound cannabis products have just one compound in their cannabinoid and terpenoid profile, whole plant formulations utilize the entire spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenoids. For this reason, whole plant formulations are also referred to as “full spectrum” products.

At Canna Companion, we use a blend of the stalks and seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant to produce a supplement that includes the full range of cannabinoids and terpenoids. And we rely on the natural makeup of the plant itself to do it! The hemp plant contains a broad chemotypical composition that we make use of through normal harvesting and processing.  

The Entourage Effect

The cannabis plant contains over 500 naturally occurring chemical compounds, including flavonoids, phytocannabinoids, and terpenes. Each of these compounds acts as an important building block in chemical structures, but together, they can work to regulate and maintain a number of physiologic and pathophysiologic processes in pets.

Whole plant formulas produce a phenomenon known as the “entourage effect,” a synergistic relationship between those various compounds of the plant. Most notably, the entourage effect allows pets to enjoy the benefits of cannabis while limiting the negative effects caused by marijuana, which contains a much higher concentration of the psychotropic compound THC.

The Benefits of Whole Plant Cannabis

We believe strongly in the benefits of the entourage effect, so we developed a unique whole plant formula that creates a synergistic relationship between key phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. These various compounds work together to effectively unlock the major supportive benefits of the plant, as nature intended!

As a crucial part of its unique formula, Canna Companion contains an optimal ratio of CBD to THC. What that means is that our hemp-based supplement will not get your pet “high.” What they will do is support key bodily functions while minimizing those adverse side effects associated with marijuana.

Here are some of the ways a whole plant hemp supplement like Canna Companion can maintain your pet’s quality of life:

  • Support digestive processes and a healthy GI tract
  • Promote long-term health by supporting and maintaining the immune system
  • Ease joint discomfort stemming from normal daily activity
  • Support healthy neurological function
  • Provide end of life comfort and support overall quality of life as pets age
  • Encourage a calm demeanor, particularly during periods of high stress

Keep Your Pet in Peak Condition

At Canna Companion, we’re passionate about helping you keep your pets happy and healthy—that’s why we use only high-quality ingredients in our formula. Our whole plant products are a wonderful way to introduce cats and dogs to the supportive health benefits of cannabis while minimizing the negative effects caused by marijuana. Contact us today to learn more about how our hemp-based supplements can support your pet, or to schedule a complimentary consultation with a veterinary professional.

Can My Pet OD on Hemp?

If you’re thinking about ordering a hemp-based pet supplement or oil for your beloved canine or feline, you might have some concerns about the risks of these products. After all, despite the potent benefits that pet-friendly cannabis products bring to the table, a high enough concentration of the natural compounds they contain can lead to side effects that inhibit your animal’s ability to enjoy life to the fullest. But what exactly are these effects? How long do they last? And what can you do to prevent these issues from affecting your pet when using a hemp-based oil or supplement?

At Canna Companion, we’re proud to support the health and happiness of dogs and cats across the nation through cannabis science. That’s why we develop a selection of high-quality hemp oils and supplements for pets, including Canna Companion, a unique blend of hemp designed to enhance the supportive benefits of cannabis for dogs and cats while minimizing “high-inducing” concentrations of THC. Our team is also passionate about providing pet parents with all the information they need to understand and take full advantage of cannabis products to ensure optimal health, comfort and care for their four-legged companions. Today, to help you determine whether hemp products are the right choice for your cat or dog, we’ll be discussing hemp overdoses in animals.

How Do Hemp Overdoses Affect Cats and Dogs?

Because hemp contains such a low amount of THC, your pet can’t get “high” off of hemp-based products, regardless of their size, weight or species. Regardless, overdosing on hemp can still cause undesirable effects in your dog or cat. For example, if your pet ingests too much of a hemp product, she may become lethargic and uncoordinated, causing her to stumble around or simply rest until these feelings subside. The length of these adverse symptoms will vary for each pet, but most animals will recover fully from a hemp overdose within a matter of hours. There are no known long-term side effects of overdosing on hemp.

Because all pets respond differently, you may see some adverse side effects even if you administer the recommended dose. Ultimately, the ideal dosage amount comes down to your pet’s individual reaction..

Is Hemp for Pets Worth the Risk?

Thanks to the host of phytocannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids found in the cannabis plant, hemp-based pet products are a phenomenal way to provide natural support for the health and balance of your animal’s neurological, physiological, immunological and endocannabinoid systems. Many pet parents will use hemp products to foster optimal immunity and neurological support for their canines and felines, keeping them in peak condition. It’s also worth noting that the natural compounds in cannabis can reduce the joint discomfort associated with normal daily exercise and the natural aging process, making hemp-based oils and supplements a great choice for geriatric or highly active cats and dogs. And while there will always be a small chance that your pet will overdose on these products, there are things you can do to decrease these odds even further.

How Can I Prevent My Pet From Overdosing on Hemp?

Unfortunately, cannabis dosages are largely unregulated and unmeasured. Believe it or not, a majority of products you can buy from dispensaries don’t even specify the exact amounts of THC or CBD in each serving, making it very difficult for pet parents to assess how much of the substance they should give their pet. In most cases, accidental hemp overdoses occur in pets because their caretakers are following inaccurate or unclear administration instructions, causing them to give their pup or kitty too much of a hemp-based supplement or oil. However, pet parents can avoid this issue by investing in a hemp product provider with clear administration guidelines.

Here at Canna Companion, we employ licensed veterinarians to create our administration guidelines and maintain strict quality control for your pet’s health. When you order one of our hemp-based supplements or oils, we provide you with detailed information on how much of that product your pet will need based on his or her specific size, weight and species. Not only does this process severely reduce the chances of your animal overdosing on hemp, but it also ensures that they receive the perfect level of endocannabinoid system support, fostering maximal benefits. That’s why thousands of pet parents across the country trust in Canna Companion products when they’re looking to improve their pet’s quality of life through the incredible supportive effects of hemp.

Contact Canna Companion Today

Interested in learning more about the advantages or risks of hemp for dogs and cats? Then be sure to call or message us! Also, feel free to contact us if you have any questions about Canna Companion or our industry-leading hemp products. We would be more than happy to chat with you and provide any other information or resources you need to take care of your favorite canine or feline.

Cannabis, Marijuana, Hemp—What’s the Difference?

Have you found yourself googling, “What are the different words for cannabis?” or spending too much time researching cannabis vs. hemp, CBD vs. marijuana, or hemp vs. marijuana? There’s a wide range of pet products and supplements out there, with even more misinformation on the substances in those products. Cannabis, hemp, marijuana—isn’t it all the same thing? The short answer is no! But the long answer is a little more complicated. Before delving into the world of cannabis products, it’s important to first understand the differences and overlaps between each of these terms. We’ve broken down the basics of each subject, so you can be better prepared to choose a product that is safe and works for your pet.

Cannabis

Think of this first subject as the umbrella term that ties marijuana and hemp together—because it’s the source of both! Cannabis is a group of flowering plants that includes the species Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. The plants contain hundreds of different naturally occurring chemical compounds, most of which are cannabinoids. You’ve probably heard of at least two of them: CBD and THC.

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychotropic cannabinoid, meaning that it doesn’t cause the feeling of euphoria or being “high.” THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive cannabinoid that causes the “high” associated with marijuana use.

Though the term “cannabis” is sometimes used interchangeably with “marijuana” to refer to the medical and recreational drug, this substitution is incorrect on a number of levels. It’s also worth noting that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved marijuana for use in treating dogs or cats. But hang in there—we’ll get to hemp and all its potential benefits for pets soon enough, right after we take a closer look at what makes up marijuana.

Marijuana

Marijuana contains higher concentrations of the psychotropic compound THC, the substance which causes euphoria. Its legality and usage (either recreational or medical) is restricted by state. While medical marijuana is legal in over 20 states, possession of the drug is still illegal in much of the U.S. Recreational marijuana products are also largely unregulated, with unclear dosages and unknown concentrations of cannabinoids. Without proper knowledge of the ratio of THC to CBD in a product, you can’t be sure how much of the substances you’re ingesting or giving to your pet, who is far more sensitive to these compounds.

It’s also illegal for a veterinarian to prescribe marijuana for your pet! Marijuana supplements and other products made from the dried flowers of cannabis plants can be beneficial to humans, but potentially harmful to your cat or dog. Marijuana often contains a much higher concentration of THC than hemp, and the THC and CBD levels in this substance can cause negative side effects in pets, such as low blood pressure, lethargy, and incontinence. In addition to those side effects, the concentration of cannabinoids in marijuana makes it easy to accidentally overdose on the drug. The main takeaway? This is not something you should give to your cat or dog.

Hemp

Hemp, on the other hand, is not marijuana—it’s a different member of the cannabis family, though you may also see it used interchangeably with cannabis. Largely made up of natural compounds called phytocannabinoids, hemp has lower concentrations of CBD, THC, and other non-psychotropic cannabinoids than marijuana. These lowered levels allow pets to reap the benefits of cannabis while minimizing the potentially dangerous side effects of other forms of the plant. And while marijuana is illegal in many U.S. states, hemp is legal in every part of the country.

Even small concentrations of the compounds found in hemp can allow pets to enjoy the supportive benefits of the cannabis plant. The combination of phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids in Canna Companion’s hemp-based pet supplements helps maintain a healthy digestive system, normal immune system, and other natural bodily functions. As with any supplement, you should consult your veterinarian before beginning to give it to your pet. He or she can help you determine whether a hemp-based supplement will meet the unique needs of your cat or dog.

Support Your Pet’s Health with Canna Companion

At Canna Companion, we’re passionate about supporting the health of your pets, and we work towards that goal with our cannabis pet supplements. Specially formulated with a unique blend of Cannabis sativa strains designed to promote comfort, mobility, digestion, and more, our supplements can help your dog or cat live a happy and healthy life. Contact us today to learn more about our offerings or to schedule a consultation with a veterinary professional who can help you figure out if cannabis is right for your pet.

The Endocannabinoid System Explained

If you’ve ever looked into the benefits of cannabis-based supplementation for pets, odds are good that you’ve gotten caught up on some of the complex terminology and jargon surrounding the topic. Most pet parents are already aware their animal’s body contains special cell membrane receptors called cannabinoid receptors, but they still aren’t quite sure how these receptors work. Put simply, cannabinoid receptors are activated by three major groups of ligands: endocannabinoids, phytocannabinoids and synthetic cannabinoids. Cannabis contains a variety of compounds, including phytocannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, and when these compounds are introduced into the body through pet-friendly cannabis supplements, they interact with an animal’s endocannabinoid system (comprised of many cannabinoid receptors), supporting a number of positive effects pertaining to healthy immunity, mobility, neurological function and more. That’s why thousands of pet parents across the nation are investing in cannabis products to support the health and happiness of their beloved cats and dogs.

At Canna Companion, we understand how complicated the world of cannabis science can be. That’s why we’re committed to connecting pet parents with all the resources and counsel they need to gain a comprehensive understanding of cannabis and how it may help foster improved health, comfort and care for companion animals. If you’re considering using hemp-based supplements as part of your dog or cat’s holistic care, it’s important to understand how these cannabis products will interact with your pet’s endocannabinoid system. So today, we’ll be taking a few minutes to explain how the mammalian endocannabinoid system works.

Defining the Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) can be defined as a homeostatic receptor system whose sole function is to listen to and correct cellular stress chemokine production.  The receptors of that system are found within every tissue of the body, with a heavy percentage in neurological tissues. The ECS consists of four known receptor subtypes, their signaling pathways, endogenous ligands (endocannabinoids), and the synthetic and catabolic pathways for said ligands. When concentrations of the phytocannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids found within cannabis interact with the neuromodulatory lipids and receptors that make up the ECS, modulation of numerous physiologic and pathophysiologic processes can be observed, resulting in optimal health and comfort through adjunctive and palliative means.

A Rundown on Phytocannabinoids, Terpenes and Flavonoids

Now that we understand the effects that cannabis compounds can have on a mammal’s body via interaction with the endocannabinoid system, let’s take a few minutes to discuss the differences between phytocannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids.

Phytocannabinoids:

Phytocannabinoids are compounds which occur naturally in the cannabis plant.  Phytocannabinoids account for 111 of the 545 known compounds found within the cannabis plant.  The most impactful and heavily researched phytocannabinoids to date are CBD, CBG, CBC and CBN, and their natural (acid) forms found within the cannabis plant. CBD (cannabidiol) is particularly beneficial for pets because it works in conconjunction with THC (in very small amounts) to produce positive physiologic effects on mammalian tissues via the ECS, resulting in a number of valuable health and behavioral benefits. However, phytocannabinoids are only a part of the chemical equation of cannabis supplementation. To achieve maximized support and health through the “entourage effect”, phytocannabinoids must synergize with the other natural compounds found in cannabis, including its terpenes and flavonoids

Terpenes:

Terpenes account for more than 140 of the compounds found in cannabis and are the main building blocks of all plant resins and essential oils. They’re a major source of a plant’s scents, flavors and colors. Furthermore, terpenes represent a large class of aromatic organic hydrocarbons structurally related to isoprene. The isoprene unit forms monoterpenoids, sesquiterpenoids, diterpenoids and triterpenoids, and each of these compounds produces different effects when introduced to an animal’s endocannabinoid system. The terpenes found in cannabis exhibit a wide range of biological activities. Some of them potentiate and mitigate the effects of phytocannabinoids, flavonoids and other terpenes, and some produce their own effects by means of the endocannabinoid and other systems. Consequently, terpenes are commonly utilized to increase the efficacy of pulmonary medicines, including bronchial inhalers and suppressants.

Flavonoids:

Flavonoids often occur as the pigments in fruits and flowers and have become incredibly popular in the fields of nutrition and medicine due to their potent antioxidant benefits. Over 23 flavonoids have been identified in Cannabis sativa L., and these represent seven chemical structures which can be glycosylated, prenylated or methylated. Regrettably, only a few of these 23 flavonoids have been extensively researched to gain a better understanding of their biological and physiological effects on mammals. Regardless, the flavonoids which have been studied demonstrate numerous and impactful physiologic benefits when introduced into the endocannabinoid system, particularly when combined with phytocannabinoids and terpenes.

Compound Synergy and the Entourage Effect

Once again, all three types of cannabis compounds we’ve discussed are most effective when they work together. When the cannabis plant’s major phytocannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids are introduced to the ECS simultaneously, they synergize as nature intended, producing an entourage effect that results in more powerful and pronounced biological and physiological benefits in companion animals. However, the entourage effect only comes about when the entire cannabis plants’ chemical composition is used, which is why pet parents who want to provide maximum quality of life for their pets when utilizing cannabis-based supplementation invest in whole-plant products* like Canna Companion.  We use the mature stalks and seeds of the cannabis plant when producing our hemp supplements, providing perfect concentrations and ratios of phytocannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids that optimize the benefits of cannabis in cats and dogs without making them feel high or stoned.

*References biochemical composition of mature stalks and seeds of hemp plants at harvest.

The Benefits of Canna Companion

Canna Companion is a pet-friendly hemp supplement which combines key phytocannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids to produce maximal ECS support for cats and dogs. Our formulations are a fantastic way to introduce your pet to the many benefits of cannabis. Here are some of the ways that Canna Companion can help support and maintain your pet’s overall quality of life:

  1. Digestion Support

Canna Companion is effective at supporting digestive processes and maintaining a healthy GI tract in cats and dogs.

  1. Joint Flexibility and Mobility Support

Normal daily exercise and activity can cause joint discomfort in felines and canines, particularly as they grow older. Canna Companion helps to support joint flexibility, mobility and general joint health, making it a great boon for dogs and cats who struggle with joint issues.

  1. Optimized Immunity

The naturally-occurring cannabis compounds found within Canna Companion help to support your pet’s immune system, keeping their body strong and happy throughout their life.

  1. Promotes a Calm, Relaxed Demeanor

Many pets experience periods of high stress throughout the day, resulting in destructive behaviors like chewing and scratching. When regularly administered, Canna Companion can encourage a normal, calm demeanor, mitigating the impact of temporary/situational anxieties.

  1. Maintains Neurological Health

Canna Companion uses the best parts of the hemp plant to support your pet’s endocannabinoid system, resulting in a healthy and properly functioning neurological system.

  1. Provides Comfort and Care

Old age and adverse health conditions can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms that lessen an animal’s quality of life. Canna Companion encourages relaxation and comfort in cats and dogs of all ages, keeping them happy and lively.

Contact Canna Companion

If you’re interested in learning more about Canna Companion supplements, then be sure to call or message us today. You can also send us a message if you have any other questions about the endocannabinoid system, the cannabinoid receptor system or cannabis science in general. We’d be more than happy to set you up with any information you need to provide the highest level of care and support for your canine or feline.

5 Ways to Use Hemp to Help Your Small Breed Dog

Hemp refers to special strains of Cannabis sativa commonly used for oils, ointments, nutritional benefits and other purposes outside recreational marijuana use.  Because hemp variants contain lower ratios of THC (the primary intoxicant in cannabis), they are capable of providing animals and humans alike with many of the benefits of cannabis without making them feel high or “stoned.” That’s why many pet owners across the nation make use of animal-friendly hemp products, to foster optimal health, comfort and care for their cats and dogs.

At Canna Companion, we’ve invested nearly 20 years of research into understanding the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and the beneficial effects of cannabis products on canines and felines.  Canna Companion supplements were created, providing hemp-based pet supplement which enhances the benefits of cannabis while negating the “high-inducing” capacity of THC. We also take pride in providing pet parents with all of the knowledge and support they need to understand and leverage the effects of cannabis to ensure their pets stay healthy and happy for many years. When administered properly, hemp products can be incredibly effective at supporting the health and well-being of every canine breed, even the smallest ones! Today, we’ll be discussing five ways hemp products can be used to help and support the wellness of your small breed dog. But before we jump in, let’s take a few moments to go over the important differences between hemp and marijuana products.

Hemp vs. Marijuana Products

There are two primary types of cannabis: marijuana and hemp. Both marijuana and hemp products utilize natural compounds that support the endocannabinoid system of mammals, but marijuana contains higher THC amounts than hemp. As a result, marijuana products can cause a host of negative effects in pets, including:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Anxiety
  • Aggression
  • Incontinence
  • Inability to walk straight
  • Lethargy or excessive pacing

Because of these serious side effects, most pet parents heavily favor hemp supplementation, and we agree. Hemp products contain smaller amounts of CBD, THC and other helpful cannabinoids, giving companion animals all of the benefits of cannabis while minimizing its side effects. Moreover, cannabis overdoses occur far more frequently in marijuana than hemp because of its more potent concentrations of cannabinoids. And, most importantly, it’s critical to remember that possession of any marijuana product is illegal in many parts of the country. Hemp products, however, are 100% legal to own and use in every single U.S. state, provided the ingredients are sourced from seeds and mature stalks of the cannabis plant, thus not under DEA control.

Now that you have a solid understanding of how hemp products differ from marijuana products, let’s talk about the benefits of hemp products and how they can be used to provide the highest quality of care for your favorite four-legged friend.

1. Using Hemp to Support Your Dog’s GI Tract

Dogs of every age and breed have a penchant for eating things they shouldn’t. If your small dog loves to vacuum up food dropped by your kids, at every opportunity, odds are good that you can attest to that fact. Despite their relatively hardy GI tracts, every canine can experience stomach sickness and discomfort, especially when they eat things that are bad for their system (like spoiled or rotten food). That’s why it’s always a good idea to bolster your pup’s GI tract through supplementation. Hemp supplements like Canna Companion are very effective at supporting a dog’s digestive processes and maintaining a healthy GI tract, making them a great boon for owners who want to keep their canines in top form.

2. Optimizing Your Dog’s Immune System

Your dog’s immune system is his or her body’s first line of defense against a variety of foreign invaders. Keeping this system in peak condition plays a pivotal role in ensuring your dog stays healthy and strong, particularly as they grow older and their immunity weakens. Leading cannabis researchers have found that a healthfully functioning endocannabinoid system is a key component to a happy immune system.  Natural hemp supplements utilizing ratioed compounds for ECS support are even more effective at encouraging maximal immunity in dogs when paired with a healthy diet and a consistent exercise routine.

3. Supporting Your Canine’s Joints and Mobility

Daily exercise and activity can put incredible strain on your dog’s body, often resulting in joint discomfort that negatively affects their quality of life. This issue is particularly problematic for working dogs or canines who are approaching seniority. Fortunately, hemp supplements can be used to mitigate all joint discomfort associated with normal daily exercise and activity, supporting general joint health and ensuring that your dog won’t be slowed down for long after a hard day of jumping, running and playing.

4. Maintaining a Normal, Calm Demeanor

It’s no secret many dogs struggle with temporary and situational anxieties. These feelings of distress can stem from the absence of a family member, spending time inside of a moving vehicle or hearing loud and upsetting sounds (like fireworks or thunder). If your small dog is grappling with these emotions, then you should consider alleviating their concern with hemp products. For example, our Canna Companion supplements are very effective at encouraging a normal, calm demeanor in canines by mitigating the effects of temporary and/or situational anxieties, making them a great tool for keeping your pup feeling safe and remaining calm.

5. Fostering Optimal Neurological Function

Regrettably, a wide number of situations (including the normal aging process) can cause a dog’s mental health and performance to wane over time, decreasing their quality of life and making it more difficult to perform daily activities. Luckily, hemp products contain a variety of phytocannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids that support the endocannabinoid systems of dogs, promoting healthy neurological function regardless of age or condition.

Contact Canna Companion Today

Be sure to call or message Canna Companion if you have any questions about our pet-friendly hemp supplements and hemp oils for dogs. You can also contact us if you want to learn more about the effects of cannabis on animals or how hemp for dogs can be used to maintain health and happiness in your canine. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cannabis for Dogs: Benefits, Uses & Considerations

Cannabis for dogs. Perhaps you’ve been seriously considering cannabis for your pet, or maybe this is your first time even contemplating the idea. You’ve probably found yourself wondering a great many things when it comes to administering cannabis to your furry best friend; including is it safe, is it legal, and around a million other questions. At Canna Companion we understand that you just want what’s best for your pet, that’s why we’ve spent nearly 20 years researching the endocannabinoid system. Our specialists have engineered Canna Companion products to deliver high impact results while minimizing adverse effects.   

An Overview of Canna Companion

Canna Companion was founded by Drs. Sarah Brandon and Greg Copas, Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer, respectively. Both are high achieving, compassionate veterinary professionals who share over 40 years of combined veterinary experience. Furthermore, the doctors are viewed by their peers as some of the world’s foremost leaders in the investigation of cannabis science and its potential to complement veterinary medicine.

As aforementioned, Canna Companion is the result of nearly 2 decades of research into the endocannabinoid system. At Canna Companion, we’ve combined the scientific principles of veterinary medicine and pharmacology with multidisciplinary research through rigorous testing and informal clinical trials to develop a new kind of holistic care supplement. Everyone at Canna Companion diligently works to develop effective products through evolutionary research and development. Our Consultations and Customer Service Departments are available to help you meet the needs of your pet, while educating you and the community about cannabis therapy in companion animals.  Feedback gained from such communications directly helps the company assist other pet parents and their companions.

Canna Companion itself is a proprietary blend of Cannabis sativa strains; more commonly referred to as hemp, which uses only the seed and mature stalks of the cannabis, ensuring a federally legal product. Our veterinarians crafted Canna Companion to enhance the health benefits of the cannabis plant while negating the ‘high-inducing’ capacity of THC. Through our years of research and development, our specialists created Canna Companion without using any of the following ingredients, all while remaining cruelty-free:

  • Corn
  • Wheat
  • Sugar
  • Soy
  • Genetically modified ingredients

What does this mean? Our specialized formula provides your pet’s endocannabinoid system with natural compounds that support its normal function. The success of Canna Companion is due to our understanding of the endocannabinoid system and developing supplements which best support its normal function: to listen to and correct cellular stresses. The unique blend of cannabis compounds allows for all the benefits of the Cannabis plant while negating the ‘high-inducing’ capacity of THC. In layman’s terms, this means that your pet will not become “high” after taking Canna Companion supplements.

Hemp, Not Marijuana

While marijuana may offer humans benefits and relief from troubling symptoms and conditions, the same cannot necessarily be said for animals. One key difference between hemp and marijuana is the amount of THC. THC is a psychotropic compound and, like most compounds, in large doses can be harmful to animals. Animals who ingest marijuana, or more specifically high levels of THC, have the possibility of developing the following negative side effects:

  • Abnormal blood pressures
  • Anxiety
  • Aggression
  • Incontinence
  • Inability to walk
  • Extreme lethargy or excessive pacing

It is because of these potential negative side effects that Canna Companion is made of hemp and not marijuana. When making the distinction between the two, it is important to remember marijuana and hemp are both members of the cannabis family thus both contain beneficial phytocannabinoids and terpenoids used to help improve the overall quality of life for your pet. However, the concentrations of these compounds in marijuana are difficult to administer to pets in proper dosage. Because of these concerns, Canna Companion is made of hemp, which contains only trace amounts of THC, and uses ingredients made from the seeds and mature stalks of the hemp plant, complying with federal regulations.

At Canna Companion, we only use the highest quality hemp to create our products. Our dedicated team works to ensure each ingredient meets our unique quality standards and is free of pesticides and chemicals. Our supplements are made to ensure consistency in quality and dosing, so you’ll never have to worry about adjusting your pet’s dose from batch to batch.

Why Animal Lovers are Turning to Hemp Supplements

The most important concept to understand about hemp supplements is how they support the cannabis receptor system during its normal daily functions.  

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system, also known as the ECS, consists of four known receptor subtypes, signaling pathways, endogenous ligands (endocannabinoids), and the synthetic and catabolic pathways for said ligands. Experts have identified five endocannabinoids, and the most abundant and deeply researched are 2-AG and anandamide, the body’s CBD and THC, respectively. These endogenous compounds are classified as neurotransmitters and neuromodulators and assist in a variety of normal cellular processes.  So, how does all of this information pertain to you and your four-legged companion? Put simply, by using the compounds found within pet-friendly hemp supplements, in combinations which best support the natural functions of the ECS, you can help your dog achieve outstanding health and wellness.

Hemp Benefits for Your Pets

GI Tract

Hemp supports digestive processes and can work to assist your pet in maintaining a healthy GI tract. We know that cats and dogs can have sensitive digestive systems; that’s why we’ve created our supplements to help support your pet’s GI tract.

Immunity Boost

The naturally-occurring cannabinoids found in hemp promote optimal responses from your pet’s immune system.  Canna Companion is developed with non-psychotropic hemp, meaning that your pet’s immunity will be assisted without the “high” side effects common with marijuana-based products.

Mobility and Joint Support

ECS support has been shown to help with the joint discomfort associated with normal daily exercise and activity and your pet’s overall joint health. If you’ve seen a decline in your pet’s mobility such as your pet not racing to meet you when you come home or struggling to get up the stairs, then Canna Companion may be right for your pet.

Neurology

Hemp can help your pet to maintain healthy neurological function. The neurological benefits gained from Canna Companion supplements can be broken down into three larger categories: comfort and care, calm and relaxation, and a healthier functioning neurological system.

Calm and Relaxation

Fear and anxiety can sneak up on a dog from out of nowhere. Even if you have a calm, level-headed dog you may find that when you start your move across the country to a new home or when you bring home a new baby your usually calm, cool, and collected dog becomes a nervous bundle of fluff. Even smaller occasions such as noisy holidays, fireworks, or the absence of a loved one can bring about temporary nervousness and anxiety in your pet.  When administered regularly, Canna Companion can help your pet relax during these periods of stress.

Comfort and Care

Hemp is becoming more commonly used for end of life care and comfort. If you have an aging pet who’s quality of life is affected by age-related processes, then hemp supplements may be an option for your pet. Canna Companion supplements may help promote relaxation and comfort for animals of all ages.

Healthier Neurological System

The ECS is incredibly effective at supporting and maintaining healthy neurological function in dogs, making Canna Companion supplements an excellent choice for pet parents who want to keep their canines in peak condition at all times.

Canna Companion supplements, as mentioned above are not marijuana, and yet, the phytocannabinoid, terpene and flavonoid profiles in hemp work perfectly for pets. Because our pets are smaller than the standard human, they can take advantage of small amounts of CBD, THC and other naturally-occurring, non-psychotropic cannabinoids found in hemp. It is this unique pairing that allows for animals to receive the benefits of hemp without the “high” associated with marijuana products.

All Canna Companion products are formulated by veterinarians who have taken an oath to protect your pet’s welfare, and getting your pet “high” is not protecting its welfare. While small traces of THC are present in Canna Companion supplements, these levels are below the threshold where a euphoric effect could be obtained. Canna Companion is formulated to provide a CBD:THC ratio >2:1 which means CBD helps keep in check any undesirable THC effects.

Are Hemp Supplements Safe?

The first note that should be made on this topic is that every pet is different and nothing is wholly safe.  When considering whether hemp supplements are right for your pet, you should evaluate your pet’s health and consider the reason you’re seeking a cannabis supplement in the first place. Moreover, it’s important to understand the goals you want to meet with hemp therapy. Have you spoken to your veterinarian about hemp supplementation and how it can be used to maintain your dog’s health? Do you have enough information about the ECS to determine whether hemp is the best choice for your companion? Getting in touch with your veterinarian and educating yourself on hemp supplementation and the ECS is the best way to address potential concerns and decide whether you should move forward with hemp therapy for your canine. You can also reach out to us with a message or phone call for more detailed information on Canna Companion.

As to the question of whether or not your pet can overdose on hemp supplements, the answer is yes. As with anything, when taken improperly or excessively, adverse side effects can be observed. In the case of over-ingestion, your pet may be lethargic or exhibit uncoordinated behavior for several hours. Diarrhea is also expected due to natural hemp fiber content in capsules, CBD sensitivity (at moderate to high doses) or excessive oil consumption (oil in general is a laxative).  At this time, there are no long-term side effects reported. If your pet does ingest more Canna Companion or other hemp supplements than recommended,  contact your veterinarian and our customer service team.

An important step in determining your pet’s ideal intake level of hemp is to simply weigh your pet. Canna Companion offers supplements for feline patients and small, medium, large, and extra large dog formulations for our canine patients.  All capsule products are available in regular (CBD:THC 3:1) and extra strengths (CBD:THC 5:1), and our Whole Plant Hemp Oil is somewhere in between (CBD:THC 4:1).

When it comes to the difference between regular and extra strength supplements, there are a few differences that should be taken into account. First, Canna Companion formulas have different CBD:THC ratios and terpenoid profiles, and we intentionally build in ranges to the ECS is fully supported. Regular strength formulas have 3:1-4:1 CBD:THC ratios; while our extra strength formulas have a 5:1-6:1 CBD:THC ratio. Our hemp oil has 4:1-5:1 CBD:THC.  Typically, we reserve our extra strength products for neurological health and end of life comfort, or for those pets who are not seeing desired results with our regular strength formula. Oils are best reserved for very small patients, those who will not take capsules well, super-geriatric patients, or those who need an ECS boost here and there.

Hemp supplements can, generally speaking, be taken with other medications with no known negative side effects. That being the case, you should never change prescription medications or your pet’s regimen without consulting your veterinarian.

Achieve Long-Term Health with Hemp

Hemp supplements can be used to achieve long-term, age-appropriate health for most pets. Many pet owners have been turning to cannabis for dogs in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. With few recorded side effects and numerous benefits, hemp supplementation is quickly becoming a must-have in many households. If you would like to learn more about Canna Companion hemp supplements or about hemp supplements in general, contact one of our veterinary professionals for a free consultation.

5 Bodily Systems Cat Cannabis Helps

Your cat is so much more than a source of companionship and entertainment; he or she is an essential member of the family who never fails to brighten your day, raise your spirits and comfort you. Here at Canna Companion, our mission is to ensure that your precious pet stays happy and healthy for many years to come. That’s why we’ve combined science and nature to create some of the most powerful natural pet supplements in existence.

Each capsule of Canna Companion contains a unique blend of Cannabis sativa strains (commonly referred to as hemp) that optimizes the incredible benefits of the Cannabis plant. Unlike marijuana, hemp products made from seeds and mature stalks of cannabis plants are completely legal to possess in any part of the United States. Furthermore, because hemp does not contain a large concentration of phytocannabinoids, it can be used to maintain the health and well-being of your cat without the risk of them becoming high or stoned. To help you determine whether Canna Companion is a good fit for your feline, let’s look at five cat ailments that cannabis can mitigate or prevent.

1. Joint Discomfort

As cats age, they become more susceptible to mobility problems and joint discomfort. Over time, normal daily exercises and activities begin to become synonymous with soreness and achiness. In more severe cases, even the act of stepping into a litter box can be incredibly difficult for older cats, and getting around the house can become troublesome, impacting their much-needed independence. To make matters worse, cats instinctively hide their pain to avoid appearing weak or vulnerable to potential predators, meaning you may need to be very perceptive in order to recognize such discomfort in your cat.

One of the best ways to prevent joint discomfort in cats is with a proactive supplement regimen. Canna Companion’s plant-based supplements help to support joint flexibility and mobility in cats of all ages, making them a superb way to provide their body all it needs for normal movement.   

2. Gastrointestinal Health

Cats actually have very sensitive digestive systems, causing them to vomit, go off their food and develop GI discomfort for no apparent reason. A healthy endocannabinoid system, your cat’s cannabis receptor system, is pivotal in maintaining a normally functioning GI tract.

The GI tract is a system of organs (including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine) that allows for the digestion of food, absorption of nutrients, and elimination of solid wastes. This section of your cat’s body is intimately linked with the immune system and provides the means by which all cells obtain nutrients and moisture, which is why it’s so important to ensure that it functions properly. Canna Companion’s hemp supplements help to support proper GI tract health and digestive processes, by supporting a normally functioning endocannabinoid system.  

3. Immune System

The immune system is an incredibly complex array of cellular signaling and bodily responses which require cooperation from nearly all areas of the body: bone marrow, spleen, GI tract, skin, lungs and more.  Even your cat’s fur plays a protective role for the immune system, quickly shedding fur when a predator attempts to grab them, reducing the risk of physical injury the immune system must heal. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) also plays an important role in supporting a healthy normally functioning immune system and proper hemp supplementation can assist the ECS in its efforts.

Canna Companion is developed with the ECS and your cat in mind. The naturally-occurring cannabinoids (like CBD and THC) found in hemp help to support your pet’s immune system and promote their long-term health.

4. Neurological Health

Your cat’s nervous system allows each component of his or her body to effectively communicate with the others. It’s no surprise that a neurologic system not at peak performance, can cause significant reductions in your cat’s quality of life.  In order fully support this complex and delicate aspect of your cat’s body, you’ll need to make use of the best and most effective pet supplements in the industry.

Unlike many supplements and tinctures made from cannabis plants, Canna Companion products contain multiple compounds aimed at fully supporting the normal function of your pet’s endocannabinoid system. Put simply, a strong endocannabinoid system in your cat will support healthy neurological function, helping him or her maintain top feline performance.

Order Canna Companion for Your Cat Today

Canna Companion’s Regular Strength Capsule for Cats is a fantastic product to support and maintain your cat’s health.  Our supplements  support your cat’s endocannabinoid system, encouraging a calm demeanor, decreasing the severity of your pet’s temporary and/or situational anxieties and enhancing your cat’s quality of life. See our FAQ or contact us to determine which type of Canna Companion will work best for your cat.

Note: Be sure to consult with your veterinarian before starting your cat on any new supplement or health product.

If you’re interested in learning more about cannabis for cats or want more information on Canna Companion, then don’t hesitate to call or message us today. We look forward to hearing from you!

What Does CBD Do for Dogs?

Here at Canna Companion, we understand full well how important your canine is to your family. Your dog is a constant source of entertainment, joy, comfort and unconditional love, which is why it’s imperative to protect his or her mental and physical well-being through supplementation. Unfortunately, it can be incredibly challenging to determine the best ways to do so, especially considering the fact that there are thousands of dog health supplements on the market. How are you supposed to research and understand the effects of these products, let alone decide on the ones which will suit the needs of your lovable four-legged family member? In this blog, we’ll be helping you to sift through your list of options by discussing the uses and benefits of pet supplements that utilize CBD (cannabidiol).

Understanding the Benefits of CBD for Dogs

CBD is one of the many active cannabinoids found in cannabis. This extraordinary chemical compound is found throughout the cannabis plant in its natural state, cannabidiolic acid (CBD-A.) All types of CBD are phytocannabinoids, one of 111 compounds unique to the cannabis plant. Moreover, biologically active compounds like CBD have been proven to demonstrate a number of physiologic and pharmacologic effects on multiple mammalian tissues by supporting the endocannabinoid system (ECS), resulting in a variety of invaluable health and behavioral benefits. Put simply, with the help of high-quality cannabis products for pets, your pet’s endocannabinoid system gains unrivaled support for their GI tract, immune system, mobility, joint health, neurological systems and more, maintaining their overall quality of life.

When paired with other active cannabinoids, CBD can also produce the “entourage effect.” The entourage effect results when the cannabis plant’s major phytocannabinoids and other components are permitted to synergize with each other, creating an increase in health benefits and a decrease in adverse effect.  Cannabinoids combine with terpenes and flavonoids to produce complex molecules which the ECC (your pet’s natural cannabis receptor system) then utilizes to activate receptors throughout the body. The liver plays an important role as well in that each pass these compounds make, a slightly different molecule is made which supports the ECS in its own unique way.  These larger molecules allow for smaller amounts of the individual compounds which lessens adverse reaction risks, while still allowing your pet to reap the health benefits of the cannabis plant.

Are CBD Products Safe for Dogs?

Regrettably, not all cannabis products are designed with the well-being of our animal companions in mind. In fact, because marijuana products contain high concentrations of the psychotropic compound known as THC, they can lead to several negative effects for pets, including low blood pressures, anxiety, aggression, incontinence, an inability to walk, extreme lethargy, excessive pacing and more. Considering how distressing these adverse conditions are, it’s no surprise some pet parents are hesitant to invest in cannabis products due to concerns for their companion’s safety. However, it’s important to remember that animal-friendly cannabis supplements use hemp as the base ingredient, a variant of Cannabis sativa which is more appropriate for pets because of its low levels of THC. Consequently, hemp products have all of the benefits of CBD and other cannabinoids without subjecting your pet to large quantities of THC, effectively preventing them from feeling high or stoned.

Bear in mind overdoses can still occur when using hemp-based pet supplements,and can cause your pet to become extremely sedate, develop diarrhea, and other short-term symptoms. Cannabis dosages are largely unregulated, meaning that even if you purchase hemp supplements for your dog, they may contain ratios of CBD:THC which are not ideal for your canine’s system. To exacerbate matters, many companies  in the industry do not provide Certificate of Analyses, 3rd party test results which prove a company’s claims.  This can make it difficult to determine how much of the beneficial substance you are giving to your pet. Because most pets are significantly smaller in size than humans, it’s important to know exactly how much you’re giving them in each serving to avoid instances of overdose. That’s why we highly recommend choosing a hemp supplement provider with clear and regulated administration guidelines. After all, the safety of your dog is too important to leave to chance.

Canna Companion’s Industry-Leading Administration Guidelines

Canna Companion works with a team of licensed veterinarians to guarantee each and every supplement we produce meets our strict quality standards. Thanks to our tireless commitment to safety, transparency and clarity for customers, veterinarians and pet parents around the country use Canna Companion to take the guesswork and risk out of administering hemp to canines. Our hemp supplements are carefully measured and crafted, ensuring a standardized amount per capsule every time. Moreover, our user-friendly dosage recommendations take the unique weight, size and conditions of your pet into consideration to guarantee your dog receives the perfect levels of CBD, THC, terpenes and other compounds naturally found in hemp seed and mature stalks to achieve optimal health.

Choosing the Best CBD Supplement for Your Dog

Now that you have a basic understanding of how CBD and hemp supplements can benefit your canine, all you need to do is decide on which cannabis products will provide the most value for your dog. We recommend consulting with your veterinarian before starting your canine on any new form of medication or supplementation. These experts in the field of animal health can give you detailed information on your dog’s specific needs and help you determine which products will work best for them. Remember, your veterinarian should be your first source of advice and counsel when it comes to the health and wellness of your pet. Together, you’ll find a high-quality product that offers your pet all of the support he or she needs to stay happy and healthy for many years to come.

Canna Companion Benefits

Canna Companion is a unique blend of hemp that is specially designed to enhance the health benefits of cannabis while negating the adverse effects of all compounds, including CBD. As we mentioned earlier, each capsule contains multiple cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, which boost the benefits of CBD and other natural compounds within the plant while reducing the adverse effects of THC. Our supplements can be used to help support and maintain your canine’s overall quality of life, all while adhering to the ever-changing legal landscape. Here are some of the specific benefits that Canna Companion may provide your pet:

GI Tract Support

Canna Companion can be used to support normal GI tract health and function by supporting key digestive processes.

Immunity

Your dog’s immune system is his or her first line of defense and our hemp supplements help to support the immune system, a great boon for owners who want to keep their dogs in peak condition at all times.

Mobility and Joint Support

Normal daily exercise and activities can cause discomfort in dogs, especially once their joints begin to degrade as part of the normal aging process. Canna Companion supplements mitigate this by helping with joint discomfort and supporting general joint health in dogs of all ages.

Neurology

Canna Companion can be used to maintain healthy neurological function, supporting your dog’s mental health and performance.

Comfort and Care

Canna Companion can be used to assist in “end of life” comfort and care.

Demeanor

Canna Companion encourages a calm and relaxed demeanor in dogs, helping them to overcome temporary and/or situational anxieties.

Contact Canna Companion Today

Be sure to call or message Canna Companion if you’re interested in purchasing Canna Companion for your dog. You can also reach out to us if you want to learn more about our high-quality hemp supplements and how they can be used to maintain the well-being of your dog. We pride ourselves in offering exceptional customer support and are more than happy to provide you with any additional information or resources you need to care for your companion.

Benefits of CBD for Dogs

The cannabis plant contains a large number of chemical compounds, and many of them may offer substantial health benefits for mammals. Consequently, hemp supplements that utilize these compounds can be used to support and maintain the long-term health and well-being of companion animals. At Canna Companion, we’re passionate about teaching pet owners across the nation about the incredible impact that cannabis can have on their favorite four-legged friends. Today we’ll be discussing one of the most potent, natural occurring chemical compounds in the hemp plant: cannabidiol.

What is Cannabidiol?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a powerful chemical compound that’s very prevalent, natural occurring, in the cannabis plant. It’s one of over 80 chemical compounds that are known as cannabinoids (compounds that are secreted by the cannabis plant). When cannabis is consumed or administered, these cannabinoids bind to receptor sites, called the endocannabinoid system, located throughout the body. Bear in mind that cannabinoids have a different effect on the system depending on which specific receptors they connect with, and some of the compounds have a stronger affinity for certain receptors. As a result, each type of cannabis product has a unique “cannabinoid profile” to support the endocannabinoid system.

The Effects of CBD

Amounts of CBD found in the hemp plant at the time of harvesting promotes a calm demeanor, which is incredibly useful for animals that are struggling with situational anxiety, behavioral problems or sleep loss, such as during a thunderstorm or fireworks display. Because CBD is a type of cannabinoid, it has the capacity to bind to cannabinoid receptors, allowing your pet to benefit from its phenomenal effects, making it a great tool for supporting its normal functioning endocannabinoid system.

Choosing the Right Cannabis Supplement for Your Dog

By investing in high-quality pet supplements that make use of cannabis compounds derived solely from lawful sources (either hemp or the mature stalks and seeds of cannabis), you can provide your dog with all of the support they need to stay happy and healthy for years and years to come. However, it’s imperative to avoid marijuana products. Marijuana contains much higher concentrations of THC than hemp, allowing it to create powerful feelings of euphoria. This effect can promote relaxation and relief of stress for humans, but the same is not true for animals. Regrettably, marijuana-based products can cause a multitude of problems for cats and dogs, including:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Increased anxiety
  • Aggression
  • Incontinence
  • Inability to walk straight
  • Extreme lethargy or excessive pacing

Additionally, despite the fact that medical marijuana is legal in over 30 U.S. states, it’s still illegal to possess marijuana products in many parts of the country and not recommended to give to a pet.

Canna Companion supplements are much safer for your pet and are designed to give them all of the benefits of cannabis while minimizing its potential negative side effects and are derived solely from the mature stalks and seeds. Furthermore, unlike marijuana, our product is completely legal to possess in any part of the United States, allowing you to provide optimal care for your animal without worrying about legal complications or consequences.

Canna Companion

Canna Companion is a unique blend of hemp that’s designed to magnify the benefits of cannabis while negating the drawbacks and euphoric effects of THC. Each capsule contains a mixture of ingredients that are naturally found in the cannabis plant stalk and seed. When creating our supplements, we use the the stalks and seeds, rather than relying solely on its flowers. This revolutionary technique actually increases the benefits of our products and further mitigates the adverse effects of marijuana. We also maintain strict quality standards to ensure that your dog receives the best and most effective product possible to support its endocannabinoid system.

You can use Canna Companion to help support and maintain your dog’s overall quality of life. Here are some of the incredible benefits that our products may provide:

GI Tract Support

Our hemp supplements may help to support your dog’s proper GI tract health.

Immunity

It’s imperative to keep your dog’s immune system in good condition to protect them. Canna Companion supports your dog’s first and best line of defense.

Mobility and Joint Support

Daily exercise and activity can cause pain and discomfort in dogs. Canna Companion supplements may help by supporting general joint health and reducing joint discomfort associated with regular activity or old age.

Demeanor

Canna Companion encourages a calm and relaxed demeanor in dogs, aiding them with the process of overcoming temporary and/or situational anxieties.

Order Canna Companion for Your Dog Today

Check out our online shop to learn more about our quality hemp supplements and find the perfect product for your dog. Just be sure to consult with your veterinarian before starting your pup on any new supplement regimen.

Finally, if you have any questions about cannabis for dogs, then don’t hesitate to call or message us today. We value the health of your dog just as much as you do, and we’d be happy to connect you with any additional information or resources that you need to take care of them.

Ultimate Guide to Cannabis Oil for Dogs and Cats

Cannabis oil is revolutionizing the world of petcare. This incredibly beneficial resource is derived from the cannabis plant and can supply the bodies of mammals with a host of natural compounds that support a healthy body and relieve normal mental distress. Consequently, more and more veterinary experts are recommending cannabis oil products to pet owners.

At Canna Companion, we take pride in manufacturing the most effective and affordable cannabis pet products in the industry. To help you determine whether our high-quality cannabis oil is the best choice for your pet, we’re going to discuss some of the positive effects that it can have on cats and dogs. But before we hop in, let’s take some time to learn more about different types of cannabis oil.

What Exactly Is Cannabis Oil?

Cannabis oil is essentially a liquid that is extracted from cannabis plants. It’s a form of cannabis concentrate with two primary variants: high-THC and high-CBD. Here’s a quick rundown of both types.

High-THC cannabis oil contains large amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is one of more than 113 cannabinoids (chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant that interact with receptors in the bodies of mammals to produce a multitude of effects) that we’ve discovered in the plant so far. THC is very widely known because of its psychoactive effects. In humans, this specific cannabinoid can cause powerful short-term feelings of euphoria, elation and relaxation.

Although products with high levels of THC can produce fantastic results for people, they aren’t ideal for pets. That’s because tetrahydrocannabinol can cause many adverse side effects in dogs and cats, including low blood pressure, increased anxiety, aggressive behavior, extreme lethargy and incontinence. High-THC products can also make it difficult for pets to walk straight. Put simply, when choosing cannabis oil for your product, it’s much safer to choose one that doesn’t contain large doses of THC.

High-CBD cannabis oil contains large supplies of cannabinol (CBD), another cannabinoid that affects the body. Unlike THC, CBD is unable to cause mammals to feel “high.” Researchers have been using preclinical trials to study this chemical compound for several years, and they’ve found that CBD has the potential to be very effective as a health product in the right quantities.  

Since high-CBD cannabis oil contains significantly lower amounts of THC, it’s much safer for dogs and cats to ingest. Regardless, high-CBD medical and recreational marijuana products can still contain too much CBD or THC for pets to safely consume and may cause them to accidentally overdose. That’s why it’s imperative to purchase cannabis oil that’s specifically designed for companion animals.

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Cannabis Oil for Pets

When given cannabis oil that contains an ideal dosage of THC and CBD, mammals can experience phenomenal benefits that support and maintain their quality of life. That’s because certain cannabinoids in cannabis oil interact with receptors in the bodies of animals to provide health benefits. Cannabis oil is particularly useful for animals nearing the later stages of life because it helps reduce normal age-related joint discomfort, allowing them to remain healthier and happier well into their final years.

Regrettably, there are a few key drawbacks to using some forms of cannabis oil. Once again, giving your cat or dog cannabis oil that isn’t created for them can result in overdoses. Life-threatening overdoses are incredibly rare, but many animals that ingest too much THC or CBD will struggle with walking and eating properly. Moreover, possession of cannabis oil that contains more than 0.3% THC is still illegal in many parts of the country, meaning that purchasing certain high-THC products for your pet could subject you to severe legal consequences.

Canna Companion’s Cannabis Oil

Canna Companion Whole Plant Hemp Oil is derived from a unique blend of mature stalks and seeds of low-THC Cannabis sativa strains, frequently referred to as hemp. Our cannabis oil for pets is designed to enhance the benefits of the cannabis plant while negating the “high-inducing” capacity of THC. All of our products are developed by licensed veterinarians, and these animal experts maintain strict quality control on our cannabis oil to ensure that your cat or dog receives a safe and effective dosage. Most importantly, all Canna Companion hemp products are completely legal to purchase and possess in any part of the United States.

Our cannabis oil products are ideal for:

  • Pets that require joint flexibility and mobility support from daily activities
  • Pets that suffer from temporary stress or situational anxieties
  • Supporting the immune system and neurological function

Order Cannabis Oil for Your Pet Today

Be sure to visit our online shop to see our full selection of hemp supplements for dogs and cats. We offer a variety of products to meet your pet’s specific needs, including Extra Strength formulations (with heightened CBD:THC ratios) for even more pronounced results and end of life comfort. Last but not least, be sure to call or message us today if you have any questions about our products or want to learn about how cannabis can help keep your pet in peak condition for many years to come.