Pets suffering from pain, inflammation, arthritis, cancer, seizures, and other issues have found relief through the use of medical cannabis. We Provide Safe, Effective, and QUALITY CBD for Pets. We Use All of Our Own Recipes and Formulations and Make All of Our Own Products In-House in Watsonville, CA.
Medical Cannabis for Pets
It’s no secret that cannabis has a wide variety of medical benefits. What may come as a surprise is that the use of cannabis in animals is nothing new. Cannabis has been used in veterinary medicine for nearly as long as humans for treating common health issues. Thousands of years ago, the ancient Greeks used cannabis to treat horses for colic (a common disorder of the digestive system), inflammation, and even to heal battle wounds!
Veterinarians have recently re-discovered the effects of medical cannabis for pets. We have seen successes in treating many of the same diseases as people. Pets suffering from pain, inflammation, arthritis, cancer, seizures, and gastrointestinal issues have found relief through the use of medical cannabis.
Cannabis affects our bodies and those of our pets through something called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is made up of a network of receptors in cells throughout the body and is designed to maintain a state of normality. Just like our bodies naturally regulate our temperature and blood sugar, the ECS works to maintain things like memory, appetite, energy level, stress response, immune function, and pain levels. We all literally evolved this system to help us survive in a stressful world.
The ECS actually appears to be “designed” to interact with cannabis. Two of the main active compounds found in cannabis, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), are very similar to the natural chemicals within the body that control the ECS. So similar, in fact, that they are able to affect how the body functions by binding with ECS receptors.
While the use of cannabis can be very beneficial, we have to be cautious about excessive amounts of THC. While rarely fatal, dogs and cats overdosed with THC may become unresponsive, lose bowel and bladder function, and temporarily be unable to eat or drink. Veterinary care is often required to support these pets until the symptoms subside.
Unlike THC, products containing primarily CBD do not have the same risks of toxicity or overdose. High CBD/low THC products can be made from either hemp or marijuana. Legally speaking, hemp is cannabis that contains less than 0.3% THC – anything over 0.3% is defined as marijuana. CBD dominant medicines are safe, effective, and when derived from hemp are completely legal in all 50 states without a prescription.
The CBD in hemp no different from the compound found in marijuana. As with any natural medicine, the plant of origin and the methods of manufacture are critical to efficacy and safety. Historically, hemp came from “industrial” sources where plant genetics were focused more on fiber production rather than high-quality CBD. Today, however, there are hemp producers growing plants specifically for CBD and using safe methods such as CO2 extraction to produce higher quality medicine.
While there are uses for medical cannabis that do require the use of THC, CBD based products are highly effective for a wide variety of conditions affecting dogs and cats and an equally wide margin of safety. Some of the most common conditions treated are:
- Pain and inflammation
- Gastrointestinal upset (acute or chronic)
- Anxiety and stress
- CBD also has documented anti-cancer effects
Access to products and/or veterinary guidance can be hard to come by for pet owners who live in places without medical or recreational marijuana laws. In these cases, an excellent place to start is with products made from high-quality hemp. Hemp-based CBD products have the advantage of being legal to sell over the counter in all states and are safe as they contain very small amounts of THC. Fortunately, no matter where you live, your pet can still benefit from CBD therapy.
CBD for Pets
ALL OF OUR PRODUCTS ARE MADE USING CBD ISOLATE, NOT full or broad-spectrum hemp oils.
CBD Isolate is CBD in its purest form. Isolate is produced by removing all other materials found in the hemp plant and by singularly extracting CBD and isolating it from all other compounds. CBD alone has many uses and is now the only other cannabinoid besides THC being regulated in California for human and animal consumption beginning in October of 2021.
Full and broad-spectrum oil, however, can contain over 500 different compounds found in the hemp plant, including different terpenes, essential oils and cannabinoids, all of which may cause different effects when ingested.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are over 400 different strains (types) of hemp, each varying in potency and the compounds they contain. This includes up-to 113 different cannabinoids and over 200 different terpenes, many of which have unknown effects/uses for animals, and some of which may cause your pet to feel uncomfortable or sedated. Since many of these compounds are not yet being regulated for animal consumption, or even listed on the packaging, – the affects you might get from one full spectrum product vs the next might be extremely different. At Holistic Tails, we only use pure CBD Isolate – because it works great and has consistent effects.
All of our recipes are formulated in-house, and every product is manufactured and packed by our very own team in Santa Cruz, CA. We are known for safe, effective, and quality CBD for pets, and our products are produced under the highest human-grade standards.
Total Focus on Quality
We use our own recipes, for a unique product, infused to perfection.
Every batch of products made is re-tested for potency, to ensure quality and consistency.
Our CBD Isolate is triple tested by 3rd party labs & contains no other cannabinoids or terpenes.
We utilize all-natural ingredients to ensure that your pets attain the lasting, vibrant health they deserve.
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Who We Are
Holistic Tails is a Santa Cruz born company specializing in all-natural CBD pet products. We began with a mission in mind; to not only educate the world and provide the best products on the market, but to provide a truly affordable alternative for pets and pet-parents in need. Here at Holistic Tails we understand that your pet isn’t just an animal, but a very important member of your family, and like your family, you only want to serve them the best. Which is why our experts at Holistic Tails have spent nearly 3 years formulating the best tasting, highest-quality recipes infused with American-grown Hemp Cannabidiol. All of our products are all-natural, gluten, grain and GMO-Free, and made locally in Santa Cruz, California.