CBD Safety, Quality & Dosage for Pets
At Earth Buddy, our main objective is to create safe products for your pets! From meticulously sourcing our ingredients to testing our finished products using third-party labs, we use extra precaution and care every step of the way. Your pet is family to you, and family deserves the best!
Hemp is Non-Intoxicating
When considering hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products, one of the major concerns for pet parents is if it will get your pet “high.” In truth, CBD is a non-intoxicating, non-habit forming antioxidant for the body. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the active compound found in marijuana), CBD for pets is not psychoactive. Your dog will get the relaxation without intoxication. It’s a promising treatment for a number of medical conditions and has been deemed safe by the WHO and other health organizations.
We test our raw botanical extracts for the following: Potency (Cannabinoids, Terpenes); Heavy Metals; Pesticides; Mold, Mildew, and Mycotoxins; and Residual Chemical Solvents.
Our Organic Hemp Farm
When choosing a CBD pet product, pet parents should know where a product’s cannabis plant originates from.
At Earth Buddy, all of the hemp used in our products is grown outdoors in Longmont, CO, under the guidelines of the Department of Agriculture and complies with the 0.3% or less THC limit.
- We use rigorous, organic standards, never spraying our plants with pesticides.
- We test our crop regularly for purity and potency.
- Our water is sourced from glacial melt from the Rocky Mountains, so our plants always receive clean water.
To ensure we produce a potent and healthy plant, we only grow to scale on four acres of land. Because of this, our crop does not require harsh interventions typically used by larger farm operations, including pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, and other chemical applications. We hand harvest and hang-dry our plants in a temperature-controlled facility to ensure that the quality and purity of our hemp is preserved.
We extract CBD from hemp to create a concentrated form consumable for humans (and pets!).
Our farm also doubles as a Hemp Research & Development site, run by professionals with PhDs in Evolutionary Biology and Biochemistry.
Plant quality matters!
Earth Buddy Believes in taking a true small-batch approach by using strict organic cultivation practices driven by science and innovation. We grow single origin hemp, which allows us to NEVER sacrifice quality. Opposite of commodity based CBD pet products, which primary focus is lowering cost we use quality of the plants as the driving factor in our sourcing. The organic hemp used in Earth Buddy products is grown outdoors in the Colorado sun at an elevation of 5,000 feet above sea level. By using a process called supercritical CO2 or mechanically separating bioactive compounds we are able to extract a wide and varying spectrum of cannabinoids, fats, lipids and terpenes.
Earth Buddy believes in the “Entourage Effect” theorizing that a mix of cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes contribute to an overall superior therapeutic effect compared to single-molecule cannabinoid therapies. Recent research has been conducted to support this hypothesis showing that a wide-spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes outperform the isolated single-molecule. This speaks to our natural pet supplements while ensuring our customers that we are not using chemical solvents and frequently testing with independent labs for purity and potency.
All of the Organic Hemp Extract used in Earth Buddy supplements is grown under the guidelines of the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Program. This means that all of our products have less than .3% THC and are non-intoxicating.
At Earth Buddy our goal is to provide locally sourced, minimally processed natural pet supplements that will allow your pet to thrive. In a world where most CBD pet products are highly processed, our focus is the opposite by allowing Mother Nature to provide the benefits to your furry friends.
Dosage for Earth Buddy CBD Pet Products
How much CBD oil should I give my dog or cat?
The ultimate goal of our dosage is to achieve a minimal effective dose. Every dog is a little different, so results may vary with age, breed, size, and predisposition. We base all of our recommended pet CBD dosages on the weight of the animal. That said, we feel that Hemp Extracts are an individualized supplement and have to be monitored on an “as needed” basis. Note: Puppies typically have a healthy ECS (Endocannabinoid System), so they do not need to supplement our hemp extract products. Always consult with a holistic veterinarian if you are unsure.
CBD dosage for pets is not an exact science, as not all CBD pet products are the same. All of our products have Certificates of Analysis by 3rd-party laboratories and we only use full spectrum hemp extract that will contain high amounts of CBD along with many other minor cannabinoids (CBC, CBDV, CBG) and terpenes. As a general starting point with our products we recommend the following dosage, but keep in mind that you know your pet better than us and you can always increase or decrease on an as-needed basis:
1-3mg per 10lbs body weight as a starting dose.
*Many studies involving CBD for animals have shown a much higher dosage for severe issues around 1mg per 2.2lbs of body weight. But since we are using a full-spectrum hemp in all of our products we do not think this is an appropriate starting point for most pets.
For a more in-depth conversation on CBD dosage for dogs and cats listen to our co-founder Sean Zyer and Dr. Casara Andre of Veterinary Cannabis: