Is It Really Possible to Wind Back the Clock On Your Pet’s Health?

By Chelsea Hunt-Rivera / May 22, 2018

All natural herb scientifically proven to reduce seizures, battle arthritis, and reverse – if not eliminate – joint and hip pain.

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Seeing our pets age is a heart breaking process.

In the beginning, it starts off slow.  Fido stops jumping on the couch, or maybe Missy stops climbing trees.  But over time, what started off as “the aging process” turns into a daily struggle to move.

As Pets Live Longer, Suffering Increases

Yelps of pain just to get up off the floor.  Weekly seizures. An inability to walk, run, or enjoy life.

Fortunately, healthier diets and better veterinary care mean pets are living longer.  Unfortunately, many pets live out their elderly years in a depressed, pain-filled state.  

But for a hand full of pet owners willing to go out on a limb, these medical nightmares are not only disappearing…

Their Pets Are Behaving Like They’re 3, 5, or Even 10 Years Younger!

How?

Hemp-derived CBD Oil.  Now, before you click away, relax.  Hemp-derived CBD oil will not get your pet “high.”

However, it might result in fluffy acting like you just wound the clock back a few years.  And here’s why.

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The active ingredient in CBD oil is called cannabidiol.  It’s one of the two primary compounds found in the cannabis sativa plant (with the other being THC, the part that gets users “stoned”).

CBD Oil Will NOT Get Your Pet ‘High’

The CBD half, however, has no munchie inducing side effects.  

What it does have, however, are a host of medically beneficial properties.  In fact, over the past few decades, research studies have shown cannabidiol to:

  • Reduce Anxiety & Behavioral Problems1, 2
  • Help with Epilepsy & Seizures3,4
  • Help Reduce Sleeping Problems
  • Practically Eliminate Pain & Inflammation5,6,7,8,9
  • Reduce Arthritic/Joint Inflammation
  • Help with Mobility Issues
  • Help Reduce Chemotherapy/Radiation Side Effects
  • Diminish Skin Problems
  • Help Control Allergies
  • Increase Appetite10
  • Reduces Nausea & Vomiting11
  • Boost heart health12,13,14
  • And More!

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Not to mention CBD’s calming effects, which have been shown to help owners whose pets suffer from:

  • Noise anxiety (thunder, fireworks, etc.)
  • Hyperactivity
  • Aggressiveness around other animals (dogs in particular)
  • Compulsive self-chewing
  • Sleeping problems

And with thousands of user reports showing dramatic health improvements – sometimes as early as the first dose – it’s no wonder CBD oil has pet owners raving.

What Is CBD Oil?

As mentioned above, both CBD and THC come from the Cannabis Sativa plant (aka marijuana).  Don’t get the two confused, however.

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Per the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act, the seeds and stalks of the cannabis sativa plant are exempt from federal regulations.  This is because they do not contain, or contain extremely small amounts, of “resin” (THC).

So, similar to olive or coconut oil, CBD is one of many plant-extracts.

However, as is the case with wine, tomato sauce, and most any plant-based product, the methods used to grow and process these plants can result in products of dramatically different qualities.  

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So, when choosing a CBD oil for your pup (or cat or horse), here’s what you want to look out for.

How to Choose a Safe, Healthy Oil

First, the extraction method.  This refers to the technology the manufacturer uses to extract – or pull – CBD from the hemp stalk itself.

In order of best to worst, here’s what you want to look out for:

  • Supercritical carbon dioxide extraction (best)
  • Sub-critical carbon dioxide extraction
  • Pharmaceutical grade ethanol extraction (not harmful, but can kill the plant’s waxes, leading to a less effective product)
  • Solvent-based extraction (involves use of petroleum-based chemicals like propane, hexane and butane; worst)

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In terms of supercritical and sub-critical, both result in a high purity, all natural, non-toxic and non-flammable product.  But because these processes are more expensive, products manufactured using these methods can cost more.

Quality > Price

As is the case with most things in life, however, you get what you pay for.  And with your pet’s health, and potentially life, on the line, using substandard products may have little to no effect (or in some cases, cause more harm than good).

Second, you’ll want to look for CBD oils extracted from 100% organic hemp stalks.  This is particularly true if your pet is suffering from seizures or aging-related pain.  

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Just like any other plant, hemp stalks grown using non-organic methods can absorb toxic, pro-inflammatory pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones.  These, in turn, can aggravate and excite the nervous system and inflammation centers that lie at the heart of your pet’s seizures and arthritis.

The result?  More pain and suffering.

Absorption Matters

Third, absorption.  

This is because cannabinoids are fat soluble (meaning our bodies absorb and process them in our fat cells).  Because of this, consuming CBD oil with a (healthy) fat source can improve your pet’s ability to absorb the CBD’s health-boosting properties.

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To address this, manufacturers add coconut oil to their blends.  This is because coconut oils have high amounts of anti-inflammatory, antibiotic medium chain triglycerides (known as MCTs).

However, if you really want to take things to the next level, we suggest you look for companies that use MCT Oil instead.  This is because high-quality MCT oils contain a wider variety of health-boosting acids compared to coconut oil.

Check the Facts

Last, you’ll want to look for a CBD oil that publicly publishes a Purity Report from a third party testing center.  This report not only highlights the oil’s THC content but will also discuss the presence – or lack – of heavy metals.

THC?  What? I thought you said my dog wouldn’t get high from this?

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Relax.  To meet federal requirements the hemp stalks used to create CBD products cannot contain more than 0.3% THC (while the leafy marijuana plants people use to get high contain anywhere from 5-35% or more).

So, when shopping, what you want to look for is a high concentration of pure CBD and 0.3% or less THC (despite federal regulations, some manufacturers cut corners and end up creating products with concentrations above the legal limit).

Part Organic, Part High Tech, 100% Healthy

So, where might you find such a product for your pet?

Lucky for you, we just so happen to know of a company that meets all the requirements defined above and it’s called Honest Paws.

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Honest Paws CBD products are:

  • Made using supercritical CO2 extraction
  • Grown on 100% organic farms under the warm Colorado sun
  • Contain 100% natural MCT oil that’s extracted and refined from renewable coconut farms
  • Contains zero THC and a whopping 88% CBD (as outlined in our independently tested and verified purity report)

And since we know each individual case requires a different approach, we’ve created a variety of product lines to get your pet feeling young and healthy again.

Delicious Health Boosting Treats

First, we have the Calming CBD Dog Treats.

These treats are perfect for pets who deal with:

  • Excitement/anxiety when it’s time to take a bath
  • Nervous tension / aggressive behavior (especially around other animals)
  • Self-chewing
  • Anxious/excited behavior when traveling (via car or plane)
  • Sleeping problems
  • General or social anxiety

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So if you need a way to calm your pet down – without feeding them heavy prescription sedatives – this is your go-to solution.

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For more information on our Calming CBD Dog Treats, see the image below: 

 

 

Second, are the Relief CBD Dog Treats.

What do you get when you combine CBD’s all natural pain killing properties with Turmeric?  

A super-charged, all natural disease destroyer.

Proven to be dramatically more effective than traditional NSAIDs like aspirin and ibuprofen,15 super anti-inflammatory turmeric is one of the most effective all natural painkillers in the world.25,26

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Meaning, these treats – which contain organic turmeric – are perfect for pets who struggle with:

  • Jumping up on the couch and/or bed (which may or may not be a bad thing ; )
  • Getting in the car
  • Climbing stairs
  • Aging-related arthritis16,17
  • Getting up off the ground
  • Playing fetch
  • Climbing into their four-story, Lord of the Rings-esque cat tower

Further, as you may or may not know, you know chronic inflammation lies at the heart of many major diseases.28  Because of this, our highly anti-inflammatory Relief CBD Dog Treats are a great tool in the fight against:

  • Cancer19, 20
  • Depression18
  • Diabetes22
  • Digestion23, 24
  • Skin problems21
  • Cholesterol27
  • And more!

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For more information on our Relief CBD Dog Treats, see the image below:

 

 

Third, we have our Restore CBD Dog Treats.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past five years, you know coconut oil has exploded in popularity as an all natural health booster.  And for good reason.

Not only is this yummy, all natural fruit a powerful anti-inflammatory, it also contains antibiotic, antifungal, and antiviral compounds (not to mention being jam-packed with healthy omega-6 fats).

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Meaning, the CBD / coconut blend found in our Restore Treats is great for owners looking to protect their pets from:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney infections
  • Liver disease
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Arthritis
  • Low energy
  • Digestive problems
  • Epilepsy/seizures
  • Rashes
  • Dry, itchy, irritated skin
  • Cracked paw pads
  • Dry, dull coats
  • Shedding/dandruff
  • Allergies
  • Nausea
  • And more!

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For more information on how our Restore CBD Dog Treats can help your pet look – and feel – younger, see the image below:

 

 

All Natural, Non-GMO, Soy Free Ingredients

More importantly, all three of our delicious treat lines are:

  • Made using 100% all natural ingredients
  • Non-GMO
  • Soy-free
  • Cruelty-free
  • Crafted with lip smacking organic peanut butter your pets will love (especially your dogs)
  • Contain flavor enhancing malted barley, organic eggs, and organic barley flour*
  • And are made in the USA

*In full transparency, the malted barley in our blend is the one and only ingredient that is not 100% organic; however it is taken from an all-natural, sustainable source.

Purity Solutions

Next, we have our highly concentrated Purity Solutions.

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To avoid contamination, the recommended delivery process is to add a full dropper (1 ml) directly into your pet’s food. However, the solution may also be delivered sublingually or directly into your pet’s mouth (under the tongue if at all possible).  Our tinctures (liquid drops) are crafted for pets that deal with chronic medical conditions (or in situations where your pet needs rapid relief).

This is because forcing a food, supplement, or medicine to pass through the stomach, liver, and GI tract can kill some (or many) of its health enhancing properties (not to mention how slow this process is).

On the flip side, ingesting a supplement under the tongue allows it to be absorbed into the bloodstream in a matter of minutes.

Fast Acting, Heavy Duty Relief

Our tinctures provide pet owners with fast acting, heavy duty relief (and remember, because our products have no THC in them, your pet will never get “high”).

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And with three different concentrations, you’ll have zero problems finding the perfect match for your pet’s weight and health needs.

For more information on our concentrated, 100% CBD Oil Purity Solutions – including an easy to read weight chart that explains exactly what dosage you should start your pet off with – please see the image below: 

 

 

Conclusion

Similar to the human body, your pet’s health depends on eating a clean diet and getting consistent exercise.

And while us humans have full control over what we put in our bodies, our pets are 100% dependent on what we put in their bowls.

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Because of this, feeding your pet a high-quality diet free of additives, chemicals, and toxins is one of the most powerful things you can do to improve your pet’s health.

Further, using all natural supplements – including CBD oil – is a great way to supercharge your pet’s diet.  And because CBD oil contains an extremely high concentration of health-boosting compounds, it is a powerful tool in the battle against aging.

For more information on our all natural CBD Dog Treats and Purity Solutions, see product details below: 

 

 

Disclaimer: Representations regarding the efficacy and safety of Honest Paws’ products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA only evaluates foods and drugs, not supplements like these products. These products are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease. Click here to find evidence of a test, analysis, research, or study describing the benefits, performance or efficacy of Honest Paws’ products based on the expertise of relevant professionals.  

About the author

Chelsea Hunt-Rivera

Chelsea Rivera is a Dedicated Pet Parent who loves to create amazing content for pet owners and is helping change pet wellness as the Head of Content for Honestpaws.com.


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