Animals, like humans, can benefit from the use of cannabis, which may help improve your pet’s quality of life. Cannabis is a beneficial supplement option for many individuals and comes in two main types: marijuana and hemp. While marijuana can be wonderful for humans, it’s not ideal for pets.
Marijuana causes the feeling of euphoria because it contains higher concentrations of the psychotropic compound, THC. While the effects promote relaxation for many individuals, the same is not always true for animals. Marijuana products can lead to negative effects for pets, including the following:
- Low blood pressure
- Inability to walk straight
- Extreme lethargy or excessive pacing
While overdoses are rare, they do occur far more frequently with marijuana than with hemp due to the higher concentrations of cannabinoids. Our hemp supplements are designed to give your companion animal the benefits of cannabis while minimizing the negative side effects commonly associated with marijuana.
HEMP IS BETTER FOR PETS
Even though hemp is not marijuana, the phytocannabinoid, terpene and flavonoid profiles in hemp work perfectly for pets. Due in part to their small body size, dogs and cats can take advantage of small amounts of CBD, THC and other naturally-occurring, non-psychotropic cannabinoids found in hemp. They can thus utilize the full value of one of the most beneficial plants on Earth while avoiding the feeling of being high. Even in small concentrations, these compounds help maintain animals’ healthydigestive tracts while also aiding a normally functioning immune systems and encouraging natural immune responses to external stimuli.
HEMP SUPPLEMENTS USE MORE OF THE PLANT
When creating our hemp supplements, Canna Companion uses parts of the stalks and seeds, rather than relying solely on the flower of the cannabis plant. When the full spectrum of cannabinoids from the cannabis plant is used, as opposed to a single-compound only product, an increase in health benefits and a decrease in adverse effects are observed. Many cannabis products do not offer animals the desired and most efficacious results of the “entourage effect” our hemp supplement provides. The entourage effect results when the entire cannabis plant’s major phytocannabinoids and other components, present at the time of harvesting, are permitted to work synergistically with each other, as nature intended. Instead of focusing on one small portion of the plant, your pet can benefit from a whole-plant product like Canna Companion. What this means for your pet is a better supplement delivered in a smaller dose specifically designed for them.
CLEAR ADMINISTRATION GUIDELINES, EVERY TIME
Cannabis dosages are largely unregulated and unmeasured. Most products bought in dispensaries don’t even tell you the exact amounts of THC/CBD in each serving size, making it impossible to determine how much of the beneficial substance you’re ingesting. Since pets are far more sensitive to cannabis, knowing precisely how much you’re giving your pet is incredibly important when determining their supplement schedule so you can avoid instances of accidental overdose. Our licensed veterinarians have been using and developing the Canna Companion product to what it is today and continue to maintain strict quality control for the health of your pet. That’s why many veterinarians and pet parents around the country administer Canna Companion.
HEMP HAS ALL THE BENEFITS AND NONE OF THE RISK
While marijuana is not overtly poisonous to most pets, it’s not uncommon for animals to overdose on high concentrations of CBD and THC found in medical and recreational marijuana products. Since it’s still a member of the cannabis family, the hemp plant has many of the benefits of marijuana without the risk of your pet feeling high or stoned.
HEMP IS LEGAL
While medical marijuana is legal in over 20 states, it’s important to remember that regardless of its health benefits, possession is illegal in much of the country––even for use as a pet supplement. Hemp, on the other hand, is completely legal to possess in the entire country, and our supplements are no different. Canna Companion is classified as an animal health product and does not have high concentrations of phytocannabinoids (naturally-occurring cannabinoids found in plants).
Hemp is a wonderful way to introduce the benefits of cannabis to your pet. Rather than using a medical or recreational marijuana product, full of undisclosed amounts of THC and CBD, our hemp supplements are developed by veterinarians removing the guesswork. Ultimately, the cannabis plant is beneficial and using it can only help support your pet’s overall health and wellbeing.