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A Hemp-Powered Solution to Your Dog’s Aches and Pains

Moving testimonials show the power of CBDs

By: Laura Dennis

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Did you know hemp-derived cannabidiols, or CBDs as they are commonly called, can help ease suffering associated with age and illness, and even help with your dog’s behavioural issues? This natural solution to pain relief and better health is derived from hemp, a type of marijuana that can be legally grown—it produces less than 0.3% THC so it won’t get your pets high, and can be legally obtained. And the benefits are many, as an increasing number of people who have administered CBDs to their pets as an alternative to pharmaceuticals will attest. They’ve experienced help with a myriad of issues, from osteoarthritis, seizures, anxiety, and loss of appetite to cancer pain, neurological issues and digestive disorders. Here is an array of CBD products paired with testimonials from relieved pet parents who were more than happy to share their personal stories of how CBD products have helped lengthen and improve the lives of their beloved canine companions.

Apawthecary Pets
The extensive line of treats, tinctures, and salves offered by Apawthecary Pets are all infused with 100-percent all-natural hemp and combined with other plant-based ingredients, like coconut oil, to help alleviate pain and stress. From $17,

"Scout is our four-year-old Border Collie…A couple days after we got him home he had his first seizure. As time went on, his seizures went from only happening once every six months to, recently, occurring daily. Our vet on the East Coast prescribed Apawthecary hemp treats, which helped a lot…We looked up Apawthecary Pets to find additional medicines to help Scout with his seizures. I am happy to say that since we have begun giving him hemp tincture daily he has not had a seizure. He went from having daily seizures to not having a seizure in a month! We are so thankful [to] Apawthecary Pets for their advice and expertise. Thank you!" —Scout

True Leaf
True Leaf Pet makes treats, oils, and supplement sticks that are not only hemp-based, but also contain other active ingredients such as turmeric root, salmon and anchovy oil, and pomegranate oil to target specific health issues like heart function, mobility, and anxiety. From $15,

"I recently won a prize pack of True Leaf treats from Modern Dog. When I saw that the three bags, at cost, were over $57, I told myself that I would NEVER buy any. That was before I tried them. My Chihuahua has never liked any Joint Health treat—until True Leaf…I can especially tell, with the joint health, that Mayrose’s knees no longer “pop,” nor does Grady’s spine. I will definitely order more in the future. Wonderful products!!" —M.H., Georgia

Love Grass
This powerful cannabinoid supplement is made from only two ingredients—organic liquid coconut oil and raw cannabis oil, or THCA, a cannabinoid that has been shown to inhibit cancer cell growth. It is non-psychoactive and easily administered; just add some drops to your dog’s food. $25,

"My dog ZEUS was given one to three months to live, after being diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma, a very aggressive cancer … My vet was so impressed with how Love Grass fended off the cancer, at moments shrinking the tumor and keeping it from spreading, that he has endorsed this product and started using it with his other patients. We have had Zeus on a very high daily dosage of Love Grass for 15 months and he has had no negative side effects. I want to share how this cannabis oil has given Zeus a much longer life and a great quality of life with no pain." —Pam, Los Angeles, CA

— Two more to try —
Iceland Pure
Iceland Pure was originally founded to provide the best source of omega fish oils that are essential to your dog’s health, but they have now expanded to offer tinctures made with Colorado-grown, organic CBD hemp combined with pure sardine anchovy oil. From $105/50ml,

Medical Cannabis Dispensary
While dispensaries are widely known as being marketed towards humans, you can now register your furry family members at the Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary in Vancouver, BC. Their oils and treats are specially formulated to address certain issues and can even be mailed Canada-wide!


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By: Laura Dennis
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