CBD for Pets: What You Should Know

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If you're one of those pet parents that always look for new and exciting ways to support your fur-baby, is CBD peaking your interest? 

Whether it's Hemp vs. CBD, best CBD products to try, or CBD dosage for dogs, we're sure you have lots of questions about how CBD can keep your bestie feeling Zesty.

That's why we are here to talk about CBD and how our new Hemp Elements Plus™ products can help your pet.

Let's get started!

What is CBD & Does It Make Pets Feel High?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of 120+ naturally occurring phytocannabinoids found in the hemp plant.

"Hemp is NOT marijuana," stated Dr. Lindsay Butzer. "While they both come from the same green, leafy plant: Cannabis sativa L., the difference is the amount of a substance called THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is the intoxicating substance in marijuana."

The big difference is that hemp contains no more than 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis. On the flip side, any plant with more than 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis is considered marijuana.

CBD products must always be formulated and regulated to contain less than 0.3% THC. So, even though hemp comes from the Cannabis sativa family, its composition in CBD-based supplements will not get pets high.

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What Makes CBD So Special?

Fair question! Here’s the science behind it, according to Dr. Lindsay Butzer.

Humans and dogs have something called an Endocannabinoid System (ECS) that’s made up of receptors on cell membranes that may regulate several processes in the body. The ECS has cannabinoid receptors, and CBD binds with those receptors and may help act on those processes.

Here's a pawsome example of CBD's benefits!

As recently as September 2020, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study[i] by the Baylor College of Medicine found that daily cannabidiol may help dogs maintain mobility.*

The study, published in the journal PAIN, revealed that dogs who took CBD were able to move more than dogs that did not. Further research revealed that CBD was addressing the source, rather than just masking symptoms.*

Pretty cool, right?

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Zesty Paws® + CBDistillery™ = A Paw-erful Pairing!

With benefits like those, we couldn't pass up the chance to bring those exciting benefits of CBD straight to you.

That’s why we have formed a pawsome partnership with CBDistillery™, a Colorado-based company that specializes in high-quality, fairly priced, U.S. grown, hemp-derived CBD products. 

Together, we’re providing premium plant-based cannabinoids for your pet in our NASC-certified Hemp Elements Plus™ collection!

It's simple. You and your dog already love our Bites products. So, we combined the best of our yummy Bites with the goodness of CBD to create this new collection. 

Hemp Elements Plus™ products feature Plant-Based Cannabinoids from Broad Spectrum Hemp, and they're made in the USA from US and Globally Sourced Ingredients. When added as a supplement to your pet’s daily routine, you may notice that your pet has a little more pep in their step and is even eager to go on longer walks.

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How Can Hemp Elements Plus™ Help My Pet?

Supplements like Zesty Paws® Hemp Elements Plus™ soft chews with plant-based cannabinoids can benefit your dog in many ways. So, let's talk about them!

Hemp Elements Plus™ Mobility Bites™: "These soft chews may help maintain the health and resiliency of joints and connective tissue to support your dog’s mobility,” said Dr. Butzer. 

Hemp Elements Plus™ Aller-Immune Bites™: Help Fido with their sensitive skin, seasonal allergies, immune function, and tummy health with these tasty soft chews to keep your dog’s tail wagging.

Hemp Elements Plus™ Calming Bites™: Keep your pup chillin’ with the best of them! These calming soft chews have just what Fido needs to stay relaxed and care-free from normal stress to keep feeling at ease.

Want to Learn More?

We’re happy to answer any questions you have about our Hemp Elements Plus™ collection. Just reach out to one of our Customer Care Specialists at (800) 738-0661 or email us at bark@zestypaws.com.

Oh, and we’re just getting started! Be on the lookout for even more Hemp Elements Plus™ products. 

That's all for now, but check in with us or share photos of your furry friend on FacebookInstagramTwitter, or Pinterest using #ZestyPaws.

As always, we’ll be here to Keep Your Bestie Feeling Zesty!

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