CBD Safety, Quality & Dosage for Pets

Is CBD Safe for Dogs & Cats?

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!

Will CBD get my Pet "High"? Hemp is Non-Intoxicating

When considering hemp-derived cannabidiol or CBD for dogs & cats, 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 dogs & cats is not intoxicating. CBD for your dog or cat will provide the relaxation without intoxication. CBD for dogs and cats is a promising treatment for a number of medical conditions and has been deemed safe by the WHO and other health organizations.

Lab Results

One of the main indicators of the CBD oil for dogs & cats you are considering is safe, is whether or not the pet CBD company is transparent with their 3rd-party lab testing. We test our raw botanical extracts for the following: Potency (Cannabinoids, Terpenes); Heavy Metals; Pesticides; Mold, Mildew, and Mycotoxins; and Residual Chemical Solvents. We take this a step further and require COA's (certificate of analysis) from all of our raw ingredient suppliers and do our best to only source USDA Organic certified raw ingredients.

Quality Matters.

Our Organic Hemp Farm

When choosing a CBD Oil for dogs or cats, 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 Colorado, 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.
  • We use regenerative farming methods along with aquaponic irrigation.

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, along with various other cannabinoids, 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.

Our Approach

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 extraction for our various hemp extracts or mechanically separating hemp trichomes to form Kief, 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 Pet 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 0.3% THC and are non-intoxicating.

Colorado Grown

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

Earth Buddy Philosophy: CBD Oil dosage for Cats & Dogs

Our philosophy on CBD dosage is very clear and simple: "The optimal CBD dosage for dogs and cats is the minimal dosage required to illicit the desired response with a minimal side effect profile." We believe in administering the minimum CBD dose for dogs and cats because that is the whole point of a botanical extract. Botanical medicine is used with goal of using a small amount and if we achieve the desired response without side effects there is no reason to add an additional risk to your pet. For more frequently asked questions about how to use CBD oil for dogs and cats, check out our Cat & Dog CBD FAQ Page.

How much CBD oil should I give my dog or cat?

The ultimate goal of our recommended CBD dosage for dogs and cats 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 cat or dog CBD dosages on the weight of the animal. That said, we feel that Hemp Extracts are an individualized pet supplement and have to be monitored on an “as needed” basis.

Can I Give My Puppy or Kitten CBD?

Puppies & kittens typically have a healthy ECS (Endocannabinoid System), so we suggest refraining or using extremely low dosage in supplementing our hemp extracts for cats and dogs under the age of 1 year old. Always consult with a holistic veterinarian if you are unsure.


More Information on CBD Dosage for Dogs & Cats

CBD dosage for dogs and cats 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 extracts that will contain high amounts of CBD along with many other CBD oil dropper graphic showing suggested cbd dosage for dogs & cats.minor cannabinoids (CBC, CBDV, CBG) and terpenes. As a general starting point with our products we recommend the following CBD dosage for dogs and cats, 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 CBD dose for dogs and cats regarding severe health issues around 1mg per 2.2lbs of body weight. But since we are using full-spectrum hemp extracts for dogs and cats in all of our products we do not think this is an appropriate starting point for most pets. Recent research conducted by Earth Buddy on whether or not lower CBD oil dosage for relieving signs of stress in dogs and cats showed significant reduction in overall dog stress signals and stressed cats, by using consistently over 21 days.

For a more in-depth conversation on CBD dosage for dogs and cats listen to our founder Sean Zyer and Dr. Casara Andre of Veterinary Cannabis.

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