5 Things You Need to Know About Cannabis for Dogs

There’s a reason dogs are known as man’s best friend. They’re loyal, they love us unconditionally, and nothing welcomes you home quite like those wet, slobbery kisses. We love our dogs, so why wouldn’t we do everything we could to make their lives better? That’s just what many owners across the country are doing for their beloved pooches, all with a little help from hemp pet supplements. Just like humans, our four-legged friends have been known to experience health benefits from cannabis. When it comes to cannabis for your favorite canine companion, there are a few things you need to know.

Canine Cannabis is Formulated Differently

Your furry friend can take a small amount of CBD-heavy cannabis, which will not make them high like THC-heavy products, and reap the same health benefits as humans when their endocannabinoid system (ECS) is supported. Remember, dogs are much smaller than humans and can take advantage of very small amounts of cannabinoids (like CBD & THC) in a product. In fact, Canna Companion’s supplements are made from hemp, the cannabis species with lower concentrations of both CBD & THC than marijuana. Hemp always contains more CBD than THC, so your pet cannot get high but is able to receive the full benefits of a balanced cannabis product.

Canine Cannabis is Available in Different Forms

Just like people, dogs can be picky, especially when it comes to taking supplements or eating treats. Canine cannabis is available in different forms, from treats and tinctures to capsules. And while some pups enjoy these treats, others may be put off by them. That’s when a capsule comes in handy.

Just like people, dogs benefit from formulation choices when it comes to their supplemental regimen. Canine cannabis comes in a variety of forms including chews, oils, tinctures, capsules and more. However, sometimes it’s difficult to ensure your dog receives the full recommended amount, and Canna Companion understands! That’s why we have two balanced whole plant hemp options for your beloved furry friend: capsules and oil. Both should be administered during or after one of their daily meals. You can find more information on these Canna Companion options and how they differ from each other here.

You Won’t Have to Get a Prescription

While it’s legal in 23 states to purchase marijuana for human consumption, it’s illegal for any veterinarian to write a prescription for marijuana for your pet. While there’s no shortage of interest in how cannabis can support your dog’s ECS to improve his or her quality of life, few veterinarians are advocating for the use of cannabis in treating pets. This is because the FDA has not approved cannabis use for dogs or cats, though scientists are quickly working to change that fact. However, the benefit of hemp-based cannabis products is that you’re able to access cannabis for your canine without seeking a prescription. If you’re unsure of whether or not your pet can benefit from cannabis, you’re more than welcome to reach out to one of our trusted veterinary professionals for advice or a consultation.

Canine Cannabis Helps With Supporting the ECS and Improving Quality of Life

Canine cannabis contains a variety of natural compounds (including phytocannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids) that can be used to support your dog’s neurological, physiological, immunological and endocannabinoid systems. Not only can dog-friendly cannabis products foster optimal immune system and GI tract performance, but it also encourages a normal, calm demeanor, making it a great choice for canines suffering from temporary or situational anxieties. Moreover, canine cannabis can help with mobility issues and joint discomfort associated with normal daily exercise and the natural aging process, helping geriatric and active dogs stay in peak condition.

Overdoses Are Rare

Depending on your dog’s size, weight and species, it is possible for them to overdose on canine cannabis, resulting in mild lethargy or lack of coordination for several hours. Fortunately, these instances are rare and aren’t associated with any known long-term effects. In most cases, overdoses are the result of unclear administration guidelines from the manufacturer. That’s why it’s essential to invest in a pet-friendly cannabis product producer like Canna Companion. We take the guesswork out of administration by providing size-appropriate capsules and clear instructions for our hemp oils, ensuring your pup receives the perfect amount of cannabis support for their needs.

Contact Canna Companion

Giving your dog cannabis is not a decision to make lightly, but for the right dog, a small amount can make all the difference in their quality of life and happiness. At Canna Companion, we want to help your dog feel their best throughout their life. For more information about our canine hemp supplements or to schedule a consultation with an experienced cannabis-friendly veterinary professional, contact us today.

8 Ways to Help Keep Your Dog Healthy

Keeping your canine in good health is a demanding responsibility. As a dog owner, it’s your duty to ensure your dog stays strong, safe, clean and happy. But this can be incredibly difficult if you don’t understand the things your favorite canine needs to flourish. Canna Companion puts immeasurable value on maintaining the well-being and long-term health of dogs, and that’s why we’ve put together this list of eight tips you can use to help keep your canine in peak condition for many years to come.

  1. Brush your dog’s teeth

Dental care is just as critical for dogs as it is for humans. Regrettably, canines are much less receptive to receiving a daily brushing than we are, often retreating away the second they smell that pet-friendly toothpaste or fervently pushing the brush out of their mouths. You may be tempted to abandon playing dentist with your dog entirely, but daily teeth cleanings can help protect them from dental disease and overgrowth of normal oral bacteria. This will also significantly improve the smell of your dog’s breath, so you stand to gain from these brushing sessions, too. If this procedure proves too difficult or takes up too much time, consider arranging occasional teeth cleanings with your local veterinarian. It’s not as beneficial as daily brushing, but a thorough dental checkup a few times a year is much better than nothing.

  1. Clip your canine’s nails

Maintaining your dog’s nails can be a challenging task. After all, most canines aren’t exactly comfortable with having each of their paws held and worked on for several minutes. Furthermore, it can be really difficult to determine how short to cut the nail to avoid bleeding and pain. These factors make most dog owners hesitant to pull out the clippers or grinders, but allowing your dog’s nails to grow too long can cause pain, damage tendons in their legs, and deform their feet over time. Luckily, veterinarians have developed a few tips and tricks to make this important grooming process easier on both parties.

First of all, you need to ensure that your dog stays calm and still throughout your trimming session. Use their favorite toys and treats that take a long time to finish to distract your dog while you work. Trimming nails can take time, so keep a few spare treats close by just in case they burn through the first too quickly. If you’re using a grinder to shorten your dog’s nails, take several minutes to acclimate them to the noises that it makes while feeding them treats. Dogs are much more tolerant of machines that make scary noises when they associate those sounds with tasty snacks.

  1. Groom your dog’s ears and eyes.

Dogs love to get dirty. In fact, they’ll seek out mud, stains, and other messy substances to roll in constantly, especially if it has a strong or interesting smell. During particularly energetic play sessions, an excessive amount of dirt can build up inside of your dog’s ears and cause painful ear infections. (This can happen if too much ear wax is allowed to accumulate, too.) Fortunately, you don’t need a complex tool or product to clean your dog’s ears. Simply find a clean and soft cloth, dampen it with warm water, and gently wipe your canine’s ears down. Just make sure you don’t allow drops of water to get too deep inside the ear canal.

This procedure will work really well for cleaning the gunk that naturally forms near your dog’s eyes as well. Dampen a soft cloth and gently wipe it around your pet’s eye, working outward to ensure none of that nasty material gets pushed further inside. If this problem becomes too prevalent or severe, consider arranging a visit to the veterinarian for an eye checkup to rule out any chance of injury, infection or lodged foreign objects.

  1. Check your dog’s poop

We realize that this isn’t a pleasant process, but looking at your dog’s poop can give you incredibly useful information about deficiencies in their diet or digestion system. A healthy dog’s stool will be moist, firm and carry a mild odor. Greasy and grey poop can be a sign of excessive fat in your dog’s diet (this can eventually cause inflammation in the pancreas and severe damage to your pet’s health). Watery diarrhea is usually either the result of high stress or the presence of a parasite in the body. If your dog’s poop is abnormal, be sure to consult with your veterinarian to pin down the exact cause and potential solutions.

  1. Don’t bathe your dog too frequently

It can be very tempting to bathe your dog several times a month, especially if they develop a penchant for covering themselves in grime, mud or even more unpleasant materials (refer back to the last tip for a prime example). But too many sessions in the bathtub will deprive your dog of natural oils and dry out their skin. To further complicate things, each breed of dog requires a different grooming and bathing schedule depending on the length and thickness of their coats. Do some research online to determine the best bathing practices for your canine and make sure that you use pet-friendly shampoo.

  1. Make sure your home is safe for canines

Dogs have a tendency to prioritize playtime over safety. That’s why it’s critically important to remove sharp corners from your home or apartment. Fortunately, there are several products online that make this process really simple. Make sure to keep your spaces clean (to avoid potential tripping hazards) and free of dangerous foods and chemicals as well. Just in case your dog does ingest something nasty, it’ll be useful to understand how to get it out of their system, and be sure to contact your dog’s veterinarian as soon as possible.

  1. Exercise your dog regularly

Just like grooming, the amount of exercise your dog will need depends on its breed. Check out this great source for a detailed breakdown on each dog breed and how much they need to work out to maintain optimum health. Dogs have a tendency to be overly energetic, destructive and aggressive when they aren’t engaging in enough physical activity. To keep your dog in good shape and avoid these undesirable traits, take them for regular runs, walks and play sessions. This is a fantastic way to build your dog’s confidence, keep their weight in check, and tire them out before bed each night. Best of all, these activities will give you a decent workout, too!

  1. Take advantage of pet health supplements

Supplements are an excellent resource for pet owners looking to improve the long-term health of their pets. At Canna Companion, we pride ourselves in producing supplements that support your dog’s immune system, GI tract and maintain a normal – and relaxed – disposition. As always, you should consult with your local veterinarian before starting your pet on any new supplement regimen. They can help you determine which products will most effectively meet the unique needs of your canine. Implementing a supplement regimen early in your pet’s life is also a great way to help maintain their optimal health.

If you have any questions about which Canna Companion would be best for your canine, call or message us today to learn more.

How to Improve Your Dogs Storm Anxiety

The lights flicker as a loud “BOOM” resonates through the air. To you, a thunderstorm may provide a soothing background soundtrack to read by, but to some dogs, a thunderstorm is much worse. When summer arrives we tend to think of long days in the sun, but with those long sunny days comes the dark and tumultuous storms that characterize the summer for most of the U.S. Whether you live in Montana or Mississippi, your hometown will most likely be visited by thunderstorms at some point during the season. If your dog doesn’t like storms, then the below tips are for you.

In dogs, a fear of thunderstorms is often referred to as storm anxiety or noise phobia. If your dog is suffering from storm anxiety rest assured that you are not alone. Thousands of dogs experience mild to crippling fear during thunderstorms. Typically, a noise phobia is not something that a dog will just grow out of, and if left unchecked you dog’s phobia can take on very real and very serious side effects. In some cases, dogs will run and hide under a bed when a storm approaches, in other more extreme cases, owners have reported their dogs chewing through drywall to reach their safe spot if they are left alone when a storm hits. Sadly, there’s no way to stop severe weather from coming. However, there are several techniques to try when working with your dog to manage their storm anxiety.

There is still debate among dog lovers and veterinarians alike as to what it is that triggers dogs during thunderstorms. Some theories include parts of the storms such as the wind, thunder, or lightning, whereas others predict that it is the lesser seen stressors such as barometric pressure changes, static electricity, or low-frequency rumbles that prompt dogs to engage in fearful behavior. Some dog’s anxiety can become so extreme during storms that they suffer panic attacks. So how can you keep your canine calm the next time a storm rolls through your neck of the woods?

1. Start Rewarding Early

Quite a few pet parents make the mistake of only attempting to correct storm anxiety when a storm is happening. Instead of trying to reason with your dog while his mind is gripped by fear, start by rewarding calm behavior year-round. Try teaching your dog the command “settle,” which can either include having your dog going to a mat and laying down or having your dog lay at your feet. Some have found success with this practice while using a special “settle” item such as a leash, bandana, or vest. For this method, only practice the settle command while your dog is wearing your selected item. This tells the dog that when that item comes out, it’s time to settle.

2. Make a Safe Haven

Often, when dogs are feeling frightened during a storm, they will either run around frantically or will try to climb all over you. Cut this behavior short by providing your dog with a safe spot made just for them. This spot can be anywhere that is at least semi-enclosed. Ideal locations could include in a crate, under a desk, or in a bathroom. If your dog already has a location that it runs to when the weather starts to turn ugly then encourage the use of that space as your pet’s safe spot. Remember that the space should only be semi-enclosed, you want your dog to be able to come and go freely as a sense of confinement can often worsen storm anxiety. When preparing this spot, add a soft blanket, some of your dog’s favorite toys, and a water bowl to turn it into the ultimate storm-time getaway.

3. Functional Accessories

For some dogs, a snug fitting garment can drastically reduce their storm anxiety. You’ve probably heard of such products as the Thundershirt; these products provide targeted pressure along your dog’s body that may allow for your pet to feel more secure and at ease during a storm. The act of having a dog wear a snug fitting garment is often compared to the act of swaddling a baby – both acts work to calm and reassure the wearer that everything is alright. Try to have your pet wear it’s snug accessory a few times when there isn’t a storm present and treat your pet when it is wearing it. Having your dog only wear their Thundershirt or similar product while it is storming may lead to your dog associating the product with thunderstorms as opposed to calm.

4. Canna Companion Cannabis

Animals, like humans, can benefit from the use of cannabis. But, while marijuana can be beneficial for humans, it’s not ideal for pets.  That’s why Canna Companion has created hemp supplement that will help your dog cope with its storm anxiety. No; Canna Companion hemp supplements will not make your dog high; dogs like humans, can receive multiple benefits from low-level intake of hemp. Cannabis helps support a normally functioning cannabis receptor system which kicks into gear during storm-related anxieties.  By giving hemp during this time, the receptor system has more ‘ingredients’ with which to counter that anxiety. 

When creating hemp supplements, Canna Companion uses specific parts of the hemp plant, namely the mature stalks and seeds, rather than relying solely on the flower of the cannabis plant. In addition, when multiple hemp compounds are utilized, e.g. CBD, THC, terpenes, flavonoids, etc., an increase in health benefits and a decrease in adverse effects are observed. Hemp supplements are fully legal and can be just what your pup needs to overcome its storm anxiety.

Make Your Pet Feel Safe During a Storm

Whether you decide to teach your dog to “settle,” make them a safe spot, wrap them in a snug garment, or help their anxiety with cannabis supplements. Remember you will not be able to correct your dog’s anxiety overnight. You can try combining these tactics until you find the right formula that works best for your pet. Each dog is different and will react to storms and your suggested coping mechanism differently.

Rusty

Rusty is our dear family member who is a Shepherd mix and now age 16. Always so active and youthful, we watched with sadness as he had shown his age decline in the past year, which slowed him down and made his quality of life decline. Not willing to throw in the towel, we tried Canna Companion for him. I want to state that we were serious skeptics, and really thought it was a long shot that this would have any positive effect for Rusty. Well, within 2 days of starting Canna Companion, we honestly could not believe our eyes…Rusty was looking good. Now, months later, Rusty is moving around, even trots around the yard, and eats like a horse. If this is a coincidence, then it is the greatest one in history. This former skeptic has to gladly and joyfully say that Canna Companion has given our friend a new lease and serious good quality of life in his “overtime” years. Thank you, Canna Companion, for what can only be termed a miracle for our Rusty. We are happy to put up with his “second childhood,” as, on an almost nightly basis, he starts playing with us at what should be bedtime, and proudly parades around the house with one stuffed animal after another in his mouth. 🙂

Tom G.

Top 3 Reasons Your Cat is Anxious

Many pet parents can attest to the fact that cats are some of the most laid-back animals around. They love to spend their time napping, snuggling and playing with their favorite humans. Regrettably, even the most mellow felines can experience temporary stressors that give them periods of intense stress and anxiety, resulting in a wide variety of problematic behaviors. For example, cats with situational anxiety may become more tense and aggressive, causing them to lash out at random with teeth and claws when you or one of your guests try to pet them. It’s essential to understand the causes of their distress and address them as quickly as possible.

Here at Canna Companion, we’re proud to support the health and happiness of cats and dogs across the country through cannabis-based supplementation. That’s why we produce Canna Companion, a unique blend of Cannabis sativa strains (derived solely from the mature stalks and seeds), frequently referred to as hemp, designed to increase the supportive benefits of cannabis while mitigating its “high-inducing” concentrations of THC. This proprietary formulation utilizes a combination of natural compounds found in hemp at the time of normal harvesting and processing to provide your cat or dog with optimum health, comfort and care. We’re also passionate about offering pet parents proven advice to help them take care of their canines and felines. Today, we’ll be helping you to manage and maintain a healthy state of mind for your four-legged friend by discussing three prevalent causes of the occasional feline anxiety. But before we jump in, let’s take a few minutes to review what to look out for.

Common Symptoms of Situational Cat Anxiety

Luckily, a majority of cat anxiety symptoms are relatively easy to spot. According to PetMD, here’s a list of ten telltale signs your cat is feeling stressed out:

  • Urinating or spraying outside of the litter box
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Excessive grooming (cats may lick a spot on their legs until it turns raw or bald)
  • Excessive scratching
  • Hiding
  • Frequent vocalization
  • Sudden increase or decrease in appetite
  • Sudden increase in sleep or lethargy
  • Unprovoked aggression towards animals
  • Unprovoked aggression towards humans

Note: If you notice your cat exhibiting any of these behaviors for extended periods of time beyond the situational stressor, it’s critical to get them to a veterinarian as soon as possible. Your local animal expert will professionally diagnose your feline’s troubling symptoms and determine whether the cause is simply situational anxiety or a deeper medical issue.

Now that you have a solid idea of how anxiety affects cats, let’s move on to three of its most common causes.

1. Adding a New Pet to the House

Despite their cute and cuddly behavior, cats aren’t always fond of company, and this is especially true with new animals. While your kitty certainly doesn’t mind spending time with you and other family members, the presence of animals outside of their social circle can cause them to feel threatened or distressed. To exacerbate matters further, some cats are very territorial, meaning that introducing a new pet too quickly to their space can be a potent recipe for anxiety and conflict. Fortunately, most cats can learn to like (or at least tolerate) another cat or dog as long as they’re introduced to each other properly. For more advice on this process, be sure to check out this article from The Humane Society. If your cat is still experiencing anxiety after a few months with their new playmate, then we highly encourage you to visit your veterinarian for additional help and counsel.

2. Separation From You

Your cat doesn’t just rely on you for food, water and a fresh litter box. Felines have an innate need for socialization and affection, which you can provide in spades. Even if they don’t always show it, your cat loves and craves your attention and company, which is why they can become deeply distressed when you leave for several hours each day for work or school. In most cases, pet parents will solve this separation anxiety issue by picking up another animal to keep their cat company, but this might not be an option if your kitty isn’t a fan of other pets. Fortunately, by providing your cat with plenty of toys and exercise, you can usually tucker them out or keep them preoccupied while you’re gone, allowing them to sleep or play instead of worrying about when you’ll come back. You can also keep your TV or radio on while you’re away to give your feline something to focus on. In fact, even something as simple as a bird feeder outside one of your windows is a solid source of entertainment for a cat!

3. Change of Home

A large number of cats need time to adjust to a new home. If your cat suddenly becomes anxious when there’s no discernible cause, it’s entirely possible that they may be acting out due to the effects of the transition. You may be able to develop a series of exercises and natural treatments to mitigate this issue.

Note: If your cat is having situational anxiety problems, be sure to chat with your veterinarian about helping them with pet-friendly supplements. For example, our Canna Companion formulation is incredibly effective at encouraging a calm demeanor during moments oftemporary or situational anxieties in cats. Together, you and your veterinarian can develop a perfect treatment plan to meet your feline’s unique needs.

Contact Canna Companion

If you have any questions about Canna Companion and how our supplements can be used to support the physical and mental well-being of your cat, then be sure to call or message us today. Also, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions about how to help your anxious cat. We’re always here to help.

What Are Phytocannabinoids?

Phytocannabinoids are the main group of natural compounds found within hemp. Even in small concentrations, these compounds are incredibly effective at stimulating a mammal’s endocannabinoid system (a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors in the brain and nervous system), fostering an optimized neurological system. Moreover, phytocannabinoids help to maintain a healthy digestive tract in animals while also supporting a normally functioning immune system and encouraging natural immune responses to external stimuli. That’s why thousands of pet parents across the nation utilize animal-friendly hemp supplements to promote relaxation, comfort and increased quality of life in cats and dogs of all ages.

Canna Companion is passionate about supporting the health and happiness of canines and felines through high-quality supplementation solutions, which is why we developed Canna Companion, a unique blend of Cannabis sativa strains (hemp) that is designed to enhance the benefits of cannabis while negating the “high-inducing” capacity of THC. Canna Companion is the result of over 16 years of endocannabinoid system research, and each capsule contains a combination of phytocannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids that facilitate improvements to your pet’s quality of life. Today, we’ll be teaching you more about phytocannabinoids and how they can be used to keep your cat or dog in peak condition for many years to come.

The Science Behind Phytocannabinoids

Cannabis contains a number of naturally occurring compounds, and a majority of these are phytocannabinoids. As of today, 111 phytocannabinoids (which are unique to Cannabis sativa L) have been identified. Some of the most impactful and extensively researched phytocannabinoids are CBD, CBG, CBC and CBN. CBD (cannabidiol) is particularly valuable for pets due to its capacity to generate positive physiologic and pharmacologic effects on mammalian tissues via function of the normal endocannabinoid system, resulting in a range of health and behavioral benefits. These effects are created when exogenous phytocannabinoids synergize with endocannabinoids and impart those biologic effects directly through the endocannabinoid system. It’s taken cannabis researchers decades to fully understand this complex chemical interplay, through the application of the scientific principles of veterinary medicine, pharmacology, and clinical trials, experts in the field of cannabis science have developed specialized pet supplements that allow animals to take advantage of the plant’s invaluable health benefits.

Marijuana vs. Hemp

Cannabis supplements come in two main types: marijuana and hemp. Both marijuana and hemp supplements utilize phytocannabinoids to support the endocannabinoid system. And while marijuana products can be incredibly effective for humans, they don’t work well for pets. That’s because marijuana contains higher concentrations of THC, a psychotropic compound that causes feelings of euphoria. The CBD:THC ratios used in most marijuana products promote relaxation and comfort in humans, but they can cause negative effects in pets, including:

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

These serious side effects make it abundantly clear why most pet owners forgo marijuana products in favor of hemp supplementation. The phytocannabinoid, terpene and flavonoid profiles in hemp work perfectly for pets. Hemp supplements contain smaller amounts of CBD, THC and other non-psychotropic cannabinoids, giving companion animals all of the benefits of cannabis while minimizing its side effects. Additionally, cannabis overdoses occur far more frequently in marijuana than hemp because of its more potent concentrations of cannabinoids. Last but not least, it’s important to remember that possession of any marijuana product is illegal in many parts of the country. Hemp, however, is 100% legal to own and use in every single U.S. state.

Put simply, if you’re looking to provide optimal care and support for your cat or dog through cannabis products, it’s best to stick with formulations derived from hemp.

The Benefits of Canna Companion

Canna Companion is a pet-friendly supplement that combines key phytocannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids to produce the “entourage effect” in pets. The entourage effect occurs when all of the cannabis plant’s major components work in concert with one another, resulting in greater efficacy. Our formulations are a fantastic way to introduce your pet to the many benefits of cannabis without the risk of feeling high or stoned. Here are some of the ways that Canna Companion may help support and maintain your pet’s overall quality of life:

  1. Digestion Support

Both cats and dogs can have incredibly sensitive digestive systems. Fortunately, Canna Companion is formulated to be very effective at supporting digestive processes and maintaining a healthy GI tract for each species.

  1. Joint Flexibility and Mobility Support

Normal daily exercise and activity can cause severe joint discomfort in cats and dogs, especially as they approach their later years of life. This can make it very difficult for your lovable four-legged friend to move through the house and jump up onto the bed for pets each morning. Canna Companion may help to support joint flexibility, mobility and general joint health, making it perfect for dogs and cats of all ages.

  1. Optimized Immunity

The naturally-occurring cannabis compounds found within Canna Companion may help to support your pet’s immune system, keeping their body strong, promoting long-term health.

  1. Promotes a Calm, Relaxed Demeanor

Many pets experience periods of high stress throughout the day. Stress responses in cats and dogs can be triggered by major and minor events alike, including moving to a new home, losing a family member, being caught off guard by loud noises (like fireworks or machinery) or even watching their human leaving for work or school every morning. Regrettably, the negative emotions caused by these stressful situations can result in destructive behaviors. When regularly administered, Canna Companion can encourage a normal, calm demeanor, mitigating the effects of temporary/situational anxieties.

  1. Maintains Neurological Health

Canna Companion uses the entire hemp plant to support your pet’s endocannabinoid system, resulting in a normal, 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 promotes relaxation and comfort for animals of all ages, keeping them happy and in high spirits.

Contact Canna Companion Today

If you’re interested in learning more about our high-quality hemp supplements, then be sure to call or message us. We’d be happy to teach you more about what Canna Companion can do to support the health and happiness of your pet. You can also reach out to us if you have other questions about cannabis sciences or phytocannabinoids for pets. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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.

Myia
Myia

Myia

Thank you so much for working with me on finding the right dose for my little chihuahua with a spine injury that was re-injured so how. She is doing so much better and even playing and running. Just a couple of weeks ago, she was in so much pain. Even the swelling is gone. This is truly a great product. My Vet. is looking into this product because he can’t believe how good Myia is feeling. Thank you again from my heart and Myia’s heart. We love your product!

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George

George

Our Great Dane George is 9 years old, and while we know he’s technically “On borrowed time” for a Dane, George certainly doesn’t know this. His energy and overall demeanor hasn’t changed since he was 2. He’s basically a giant over-sized puppy. His hips had been progressively deteriorating due to dysplasia and arthritis and he had increasingly been in noticeable pain and discomfort. Not to mention it was hurting him to squat and poop so he would hold it… Well, until he couldn’t. Whether it be in our living room or on our bed. We had tried Rymadil and although it seemed to help a bit for the pain, it was really doing a number on his liver enzyme counts.

We had heard from a friend, who had a friend, who had good results with a cannabis product. He had no idea what it was, nor did we. We did a bit of research and decided to try George on Canna Campanion. It seemed a bit of a risky investment at the time because of his size and dosage, we were looking at around $100 for a month’s supply but, as I stated before, we were desperate. It would be one thing if George was an old couch potato who slept all the time but, that’s not what we were dealing with. He would still play with neighborhood dogs even if he was yelping in pain while doing it. So we started him on extra strength for extra large dogs, 2x per day. It said on the description that it would take two weeks to see results and I made note of that.

His condition seemed to keep worsening when we started him on the medication. Then day 11 rolled around… It was like someone switched on a light. Night and day. Happy dog, so noticeably not in pain anymore. He has continued to improve over the last month and a half since we started him on Canna Companion. My wife was exercising him yesterday and made not that he’s no longer running with a “bunny hop” on his back legs, he’s running like a horse again! His pooping problem is also gone. We couldn’t be happier. We know he’s not going to live forever, but at least he’s living in such a better state. We are believers!
Thank you!

Shane, Anne, Georgia, Rocco and George
Seattle Washington

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