As people learn more about the many ways to keep their pets healthy, many are choosing a holistic approach by using cannabidiol (CBD). This natural remedy is becoming more and more popular. It is often used to treat anxiety, arthritis, allergies, stomach problems, and skin irritation.
“There are consumers that have heard of or even tried CBD for themselves but still don’t fully understand what it can do and how it works for their pets,” said Tracy Werner, national sales manager for Ziggy Marley Apawthecary by One Farm, a brand of CBD products for pets based in Niwot, Colorado
“I feel that stress and anxiety relief is still the top [reason for use as well as] pain relief, reducing inflammation, and for cats particularly, stimulating appetite.” CBD for pets is a growing category that includes drops, balms, shampoos, and chews. Many different types of pet owners are becoming interested in it.
“All age groups are open to learning about and trying CBD products for their pets,” Werner said. “Everyone loves their pets and wants to make their lives better, no matter the age bracket.” But some people in the industry said that younger people are more likely to use CBD.
“Many people don’t know that CBD is just as helpful for humans as it is for their pets,” said Chance Smith, founder and CEO of Natures Pet Relief, which makes hemp-infused pet products in Georgetown, Texas.“
I find that ’80s babies and up are [keener] to try CBD. The younger generations are more educated in the benefits of CBD and are also more open to giving it to their pets [for] anxiety, arthritis and allergies.” CBD for pets is becoming available in more and more ways, and manufacturers are focusing on making products that are effective, safe, and tasty.
Cristina Weekes, president of Grand Junction, Colorado-based Kadenwood Pet, which makes Purity Preferred CBD pet products, said, “Designing products for pets requires more than adding additional flavouring to a pet product,” We take into account the metabolism of canines and felines, [which] is important for delivering the highest efficacy and safety.”
Manufacturers agree that educating customers and employees is important if they want to sell CBD products. People may be hesitant to try CBD products because they do not know how to choose the right dose for their pets. It is important for products to include suggestions and guidelines for the right dose.
“Consumers require guidance for serving size, administration forms, frequency [and more],” Weekes said. “Having consumer information in accessible formats is critical to supporting each consumer in a preferred delivery method.”
Weekes said that people need marketing materials, social media content that can be shared, and quick phone or email responses to help them figure out how much and what kind of CBD to give their pet.
Carrying fewer brands could help shoppers who are thinking about buying CBD.
“In the past, when stores would carry five or six CBD brands, some consumers would experience decision paralysis, unsure of the best or most trustworthy option for their pet,” said Chelsea Gennings, co-founder and senior vice president of Pet Releaf, a CBD manufacturer in Littleton, Colorado.
Today, many stores prefer to carry a curated selection of one or two CBD brands. Time and time again, we’ve seen sales of the overall CBD category increase when stores limit their options.”
Ziggy Marley Apawthecary is in Niwot, Colorado.
Ziggy Marley has teamed up with One Farm to make a line of pet products called Ziggy Marley Apawthecary. Romeo, Marley’s dog, is the source of the line.
Officials from the company said that Ziggy Marley Apawthecary believes in using the best things that nature offers and keeping things as close to their natural form as possible. The brand ensures that the environment and pets are healthy and safe by getting ingredients from growers and producers who share the same values of quality and openness.
Officials also said that the hemp farm and where Ziggy Marley Apawthecary makes its products are certified organic by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Four strengths of full-spectrum, supercritical CO2 extracted, USDA organic CBD oils are available at Ziggy Marley Apawthecary.
Supercritical CO2 is a method of extraction, and the company says it is the only method that does not use a solvent. There is a water-soluble CBD, three strengths of true transdermal CBD chews made with peanut butter to help muscles and joints move more easily, and a superfood topper made with bone broth to prevent and treat pain, stiffness, and inflammation in muscles and joints.
The brand’s newest supplements are Romeo’s Agility Chews and Romeo’s Agility Superfood Topper. The company says they are the first of many supplements being made right now to help with specific health goals, with or without CBD as a synergistic ingredient in a whole food wellness product.
Romeo’s Agility Chews are made with organic turmeric, full-spectrum water-soluble CBD, and the fruiting bodies of organic functional mushrooms like turkey tail, cordyceps, and shiitake. All of these ingredients are in a tasty organic peanut butter chew.
The top has organic beef bone broth, organic turmeric, and tart cherry, as well as the fruiting bodies of organic functional mushrooms like cordyceps, reishi, and turkey tail. This formula is available with or without water-soluble organic full-spectrum CBD.
Kradle in Minneapolis
CEO Bill Partyka says that Kradle stands out in the growing CBD market because it comes in an easy-to-use form. CBD oils and tinctures are the most prevalent forms of the substance, but they can be hard to measure and give to a stressed dog, Partyka said. Kradle gives pet owners solutions that are easy to use and fit right into their dog’s routine.
Kradle has taken shapes that dogs already know and like, like hard chews and toys that keep them busy, and added calming features. The company just came out with the All-Day Calming Bone and Sleepy CleanZzz to help pet owners with two problems that are becoming more and more common: separation anxiety and trouble sleeping.
Partyka said that since pet owners are returning to work after the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for an effective way to deal with separation anxiety has become more important. The All-Day Calming Bone is an all-in-one toy for dogs meant to keep them happy, calm, and busy while their owners are at work or away for the day.
The product comes with pieces that smell like chicken and are put in the middle of the toy to keep the dog interested. Partyka said these inserts have a mix of CBD and Kradle’s proprietary BotaniTek formulation, a mix of other high-quality, human-grade ingredients that help dogs feel calm from the inside out.
“Because of all the uncertainty of the past two years, people are not the only ones who find it hard to relax and fall asleep at night,” Partyka said. “The COVID-19 pandemic has messed up their lives just as much as ours.
We get a lot of orders and questions about how to help dogs fall asleep faster and stay asleep in the middle of the night.Kradle’s Sleepy CleanZzz chews are made to help dogs get back into a bedtime routine that keeps them comfortable and calm all night.
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Partyka said that the chews’ fresh mint taste and chewy texture would help a dog’s breath smell better and clean its teeth as it drifts off to sleep night after night. CBD and the BotaniTek formula, as well as cannabinol, are in them (CBN).
Kadenwood in Grand Junction, Colorado (Purity Preferred Pet)
Purity Preferred Pet begins with its sister company, Kadenwood Biosciences, which uses genetics grown on its farms that are unique to the company.
The EcoGen Biosciences division of Kadenwood is responsible for seeds, farming, extracting, processing, and ensuring good quality. There are different levels of CBD in the products made for Purity Preferred Pet so that customers can choose the right strength for their pet’s size and symptoms.
Also, the brand’s hemp undergoes an extraction process that separates the CBD oil from the rest of the plant. This removes THC, other fats, and waxes that are not needed. Other ingredients, like moringa oil, krill oil, and an essential oil called copaiba, are added to the formulas for extra support.
Purity Preferred Pet has soft chews, balms that you put on your pet’s skin, and tinctures. The brand’s new product is soft chews.
“When we were making the product, we tried to come up with a form that was easy to give,” said Cristina Weekes, the president of Kadenwood Pet. “Pet parents are already used to giving essential products like treats in a soft chew form.” “Soft chews are easy to take with you to the vet, on vacation, or when you go hiking or to the beach.”
Green-lipped mussel is one of the principal ingredients in Purity Pro’s soft-chews. Other key ingredients include L-tryptophan and MSM as well as valerian root and turmeric as well as glucosamine and chondroitin as well as omega-3s and omega-6 fatty acids and krill oil. When making products for pets, Purity Preferred thinks about how tasty they are, how cats and dogs use energy, and how effective and safe they are.
Weekes said that medical advisors are a big part of making the new Purity Pro products from Kadenwood.
Natures Pet Relief in Georgetown, TX
Natures Pet Relief is a family-run business that makes all-natural pet products with hemp. The goal of this brand is to give pets the best natural, safe, and effective cannabinoids, like oils, shampoos, and chew supplements, said company representatives.
Chance Smith, the founder and CEO of Natures Pet Relief, said, “I started the company when I found out that my neighbor was giving her Labradoodle Xanax.” “Not long after that, I found out that some of my other friends were giving their dogs medicines for allergies and pain that were bad for the dogs.
I wanted to help, so I looked into natural cures and discovered that CBD is good for dogs. Natures Pet Relief uses the power of natural superfoods such as hemp seeds and turmeric to promote health and wellness and help lower the risk of certain illnesses and encourage a healthy appetite, according to company officials.
CBD Dog Sticks were just released by Nature’s Pet Relief. They are made with real beef and have no fillers, grains, or GMOs. Each stick has 40 milligrams of CBD isolate extract, and each stick has notches so that a 4.5-milligram piece can be easily torn off. The sticks are for all sizes of dogs.
The company says that because the sticks have Bacillus coagulans probiotics, they are a good choice for pets with sensitive stomachs.
Pet Releaf in Littleton, Colorado.
Pet Releaf was started to make natural alternatives to health and wellness supplements for pets that work well. According to Pet Releaf, the brand’s “less is more” approach to both diet and health treatments has made it possible to make products with honesty and integrity.
The company just changed its look and made some changes to its products.Pet Releaf’s co-founder and senior vice president, Chelsea Gennings, said, “As part of our rebranding, our new hemp oil boxes, which used to be made of cardboard, are now made entirely of tree-free, biodegradable sugarcane.”
“We have been a leader in sustainability for a long time. Our bakeries are powered by wind, we only work with regenerative hemp farms to remove carbon dioxide from the air, and our greenhouses are powered by geothermal energy to reduce their carbon footprint even more.”
The company is proud to teach people about CBD and be open about the whole process, from the plant to the pet. Gennings said Pet Releaf’s products are certified by the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC). This ensures that everything Pet Releaf can be tracked and safe.
CBD is available from Pet Releaf in several ways, such as hemp oils for a number of conditions, edible chews, and topical balms. These products help pets stay calm, especially when their owners leave for work or travel, their stomachs hurt, or there is a storm.
Stress Releaf and Hip & Joint Releaf are two new products from Pet Releaf. Both are useful hemp oils for dogs and cats. The Stress Releaf oil is a USDA-certified organic product with ingredients like organic ashwagandha, organic hemp oil, and CBD to help you feel calmer and less stressed.
Hip & Joint Releaf has things like devil’s claw and organic hemp oil that help keep joints healthy and make movement easy. A few changes were also made to the company’s Edibites. Stress Relief Edibites and Hip & Joint Relief Edibites are now available in a family size for homes with more than one dog.
The company made each chew have more CBD and made it last for two years instead of one.Skin & Paw Releaf, which used to be called Canna Care, is a topical that has been improved with a stronger plant-based formula and an easy-to-use package. Now, both cats and dogs can get it.