Why Earth Buddy?

Our Mission

To elevate the physical & mental health of pets and the important role they play in our lives.

Our Vision

To create and spread knowledge about the use of natural solutions for pet health in support of pet parents, independent retailers, and holistic practitioners. We aim to do all this while being conscious of our impact on the planet.

How Earth Buddy Started

Started in a small bakery in Denver, from scratch, we created the most innovative & palatable natural pet supplements!

We are a small, family & friend owned company based in Longmont, Colorado. We started in a bakery in the back of a local pet shop in Denver called Cosmos. From day one we have done everything with love, passion and innovation and we continue to do so now.

Keeva’s Story

Small dog Keeva, the inspiration for Colorado dog company Earth Buddy to make CBD treats for pets.

                 Keeva,  2003-2018

Earth Buddy came to life when we saw the incredible benefits of hemp in our own pets and saw a need in countless other pets for what we were doing. Keeva, our co-founder Sean’s 13yr old Collie mix, was the first inspiration due to her variety of health issues like brain function, sore joints, and low appetite. After adopting her from a family member, Sean’s hope was to give her some quality of life before she passed. Concerned they weren’t going to have much time with Keeva, Sean and his family decided to strictly feed and supplement her with species appropriate, whole food ingredients that were traceable and of the highest quality. In addition to upgrading her diet, Sean supplemented Keeva with medicinal mushrooms and full spectrum CBD from a local organic hemp farm. Keeva’s quality of life immediately improved and they were able to keep her healthy and happy for another 2 wonderful years.

In this pursuit, Earth Buddy was created in 2016 with a goal of providing small-batch, natural pet supplements with organic hemp plant compounds that give our best friends the quality of life they deserve as they grow older. We share our facility with PhD Scientists on the cunning edge of cannabinoid science and regenerative farms to formulate the safest and highest quality cannabinoid supplements and natural remedies for pets ever created! With over 15 years of pet nutrition and industry experience our focus is on transparency and quality sourcing. At the heart of our company we are pet parents that want what’s best for all of our furry friends!

Treat them with love, treat them with dignity, and don’t forget some Hemp Hearts or Calming Chews!


What We Do – Cultivating All-Natural Supplements for Dogs & Cats

Hemp Extract Cultivation

Jack Russel mix standing in front of Earth Buddy's organic hemp used for pet CBD products.

  • We grow all of our hemp on a small, regenerative organic farm in Colorado. All of our products are made with love in our own Kitchen, Never co-manufactured. This ensures our hemp is always single-origin and extracted without the use of harsh, environmentally toxic chemicals.
  • Our farm practices less invasive horticulture, or regenerative farming, to grow a healthy and potent crop, never spraying any pesticides. We use an aquaponics system that captures glacial melt from the Rocky Mountains. The aquaponic pond contains a rich ecosystem of fish, frogs, and turtles. We also compost on the farm and add these nutrients back into our soil along with the hemp stalks that were grown the prior year.
  • All of our hemp is grown outdoors in small batches with the latest science in seed breeding technology and are never clones. At harvest time, in the fall, they are hung in a temperature controlled facility to dry and trimmed for extraction. Our focus is growing high medicinal plant varieties of CBD, CBG, and new cannabinoids as research emerges.
  • We use minimally processed, whole food ingredients sourced locally and organically whenever possible and always traceable.

Functional Mushroom Cultivation

  • Our functional mushrooms for dogs and cats are sourced from USDA Organic facility in the USA with industry-leading extraction technology.

All Earth Buddy mushroom supplements contain agarikon mushrooms to support a healthy immune response

  • Most functional mushrooms for dogs and cats are spray dried powders or untested mushroom tinctures that lack transparency and are often sourced overseas where environmental factors can contaminate quality. Earth Buddy uses triple-extracted mushrooms for dogs and cats that contain some of highest potencies on the market!
  • All of our functional mushrooms for pets are cultivated from local species, native to the USA, and are grown on organic rye berries and organic millet.

Our Philosophy

Earth Buddy Hemp Hearts treats with turmeric, blueberries, and oats on a wooden board.

At Earth Buddy, we believe in minimally processing whole food ingredients to supplement a healthy diet. Our pets thrive on whole food diets just as much as we do, so allowing Mother Nature to provide as opposed to highly refining ingredients is always the right choice for our pets.

Synthetic or highly refined versions of natural ingredients are confusing for the body to process and absorb. This is why we’re using science and innovation to preserve the full spectrum of nature and keep every element in our products as close to their natural state as we can.

We are dedicated to following the scientific research and sharing our deep insight to the veterinary community, which is why we are a proud sponsor of a non-profit organizations (veterianarycannabissociety.org) dedicated to educating pet owners and veterinarians. We also offer a wide range of pet health resources for nutrition and veterinary services on our Resources Page.

Meet the Earth Buddy Family

Co-founder of Colorado dog company Earth Buddy, Sean Zyer, holding a small dog in a hemp fieldSean Zyer, Founder

After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado in 2008, I have only had one career and that is helping pets stay healthy. From working for major pet food brands to large pet supply distributors, I can confidently say I Love what I do! I have had the fortune and honor to have rescued many dogs throughout the past 15+ years and there is special place in my heart for rescues. Tito (pictured left) was my first rescue buddy, who I lost to cancer in January, followed by my 2nd rescue Keeva Founder of Earth Buddy, Sean, with his blind & deaf dog Iggy.(story above).

I now have Iggy (pictured right), who is a blind and deaf pit-bull mix that is loads of fun and affection! She is double merle, which comes with a lot of challenges, but it is my mission to help dogs like her and provide a quality of life with natural remedies for pets like cannabis, functional mushrooms, and more!

We are extremely passionate about keeping our pets healthy and we create all of our products with our own in mind. We hope that Earth Buddy products can give your furry kids the same quality of life and dignity that it has given ours!