Hemp Treats and Soft Chews for Dogs were developed by Innovet to make a simple method of delivery for the daily supplementation of dogs in a way that was easier and more portable for pet owners. Not only can you take it with you very easily, but it’s also not messy, no measuring is required and the best part is that your pet will absolutely love the taste.
Our owners, Dave and Matt, both had rescue dogs themselves and they understood the need for healthy alternatives to more traditional treatments for many things. They also completely understood that some small dogs need soft chewy treats because of Pearl, the chihuahua, who had brittle teeth and wasn’t able to even eat regular dog kibble. Poor Pearl wanted treats too, and goodness knows that she needed the health benefits!
Matt and Dave formulated the Chewy Treats especially for Pearl and perfected them to share with your pets too. All of the flavors have been dog tested and dog-approved too. In fact, we are excited for you to try all the flavors and let us know what your dog thought of them.
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What Are They For?
Our Hemp Treats and Hemp Chewy Treats are for dogs that may be going through pain for any reason, perhaps experiencing aches and pains due to aging, or perhaps for the dog that has a chronically upset stomach. There are many reasons that our chews can be helpful. Let’s take a look at the reasons many people are using our chews and why people are turning to CBD to help their pets.
First of all, CBD is short for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is a phytocompound found in cannabis plants. It is called a cannabinoid, which is not so much about the plant that it comes from and more about the molecular structure of its molecule. In other words, cannabinoids can come from other plants too. Echinacea is full of them, for example. There are many different types of phytocannabinoids (plant cannabinoids) and they are found in plants all over the world but CBD is only found in cannabis plants.
Cannabis includes both hemp and marijuana but CBD, for the purposes of selling as oil and dietary supplements, such as our dog treats and our PurCBD oil for pets, is extracted from hemp due to the naturally low percentage of THC found in hemp vs marijuana.
THC is a psychoactive compound that is found in marijuana in larger percentages, which is responsible for the ‘high’ that people experience when they use marijuana. In fact, THC is being manipulated to occur in even higher percentages than ever before in marijuana.
Thanks to legalized medical marijuana businesses, growers are cultivating strains that are increasingly strong and some people aren’t comfortable with this type of high they experience. More and more humans are also turning to CBD because it has many of the same health benefits without the negativity of the high.
CBD doesn’t have any ability to make you high and the THC volume is less than .03% which makes it impossible to get high from using a CBD product. This is important for you to know because THC in high volumes is not safe for dogs. Our treats are guaranteed to be safe, without THC, but rich in other cannabinoids. Why is that important? Because the other cannabinoids also have certain health benefits that can be wonderful for your pet.
When CBD is combined with other cannabinoids, they will work together as a team within the body, something referred to as the ‘entourage effect’ which packs a one-two punch for a lot of things, such as stomach troubles. Why would a dog need that? If you have a dog that is undergoing cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy, CBD can help settle their stomach and enable their body to tolerate the treatment much better.
How Does It Work?
We know that it sounds almost too good to be true. In fact, back in the beginning of the company, Matt and Dave though the same thing. It was only after having seen the benefits of CBD with Matt’s dog, Maximus, that they realized all the hype actually had merit. Maximus was battling nasal cancer and had stopped walking. He wasn’t interested in food anymore either. One dose of CBD had Maximus eating and up and walking on his own. That’s when they knew it was true, it could help.
The problem that they discovered, however, was that there was little regulation on the industry and people had gone a bit crazy with the marketing. Some companies were making promises they couldn’t keep, selling products made with inferior ingredients at exorbitant costs, and there was no integrity in companies that were marketing these products, especially the ones for animals.
This is where they saw the need for improvement and since then, they’ve been creating products that are safe, all-natural, and they guarantee their products with a 30-day money-back guarantee because they know they are selling you quality products. They know that you will be pleased with the products you order and how your dog responds.
The CBD in our hemp treats is sourced from organic farms. It’s the best quality Matt and Dave could find for these hemp treats. Your dog will love them and it makes giving him or her doses very easy. Just offer it to them and watch them gobble it right up.
Once it is in their body, it interacts with their endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system is probably the body system that is least known by people, yet it is likely the most important one in the body and all mammals have it. In fact, mammals, fish, birds, and reptiles have an ECS and it is thought that all living creatures have one, since all of them that have been checked have had one.
The ECS is like middle management. It is up to the ECS to make sure that the body maintains balance in all systems. This state of being is referred to as homeostasis; it is essential for the body to function properly. Indeed when illnesses and inflammation exists, the body is not in balance and it can be the imbalance that causes the illness and it can be an illness that causes the imbalance. It can become a very vicious cycle.
Once inflammation gains a foothold in the body it can cause things like arthritis, liver disease, or even be a precursor to diabetes which becomes a chronic state of inflammation in the body. Many modern medications exist but some of them can be very bad in the end, having potential side-effects that are often worse than the original condition. Antibiotics can kill off all of the beneficial flora of the intestines and cause bowel problems and vomiting, just to use that as a quick example.
CBD is all-natural, being a plant extract. It is known to be safe and has been used for generations in many different forms. It is thought that the Chinese were using hemp as an herbal supplement going back to as far as 6,000 years ago. Not only do writings from that period exist, but there have also been samples of hemp found in food storage jars from that period in time.
We’ve learned that the ECS uses plant cannabinoids, aka phytocannabinoids, to boost the immune system and help it run efficiently. We know that when the CBD enters the body it helps to block pain signals from reaching the brain and slow them down, making the pain more tolerable.CBD has been referred to as the Boy Scout Molecule because it seems to know exactly what is necessary and it just goes straight work.
Some of the things CBD can do for your dog include:
- Manage weight and metabolism
- Help regulate blood sugar for diabetics when used with proper diet and medication
- Improves coat and skin and relieves skin conditions
- Improves mood and helps with behavioral issues
- Decreases anxiety, especially separation anxiety
- Helps to reduce the size of cancer cells and slows the growth of new cancer cells
- Settles stomach and reduces gastrointestinal issues such as IBS
- Helps to control seizures and tremors
- Manages pain
- Works as an anti-inflammatory
- Improves the function of the immune system
- Reduce symptoms of senility by working as a neural protectant
That’s quite a long list but these are things that people are successfully using CBD for right now. Our Hemp Treats and Hemp Dog Vitamin Chews with CBD are designed so that you can also give your dog these benefits as well. Once in the body, CBD looks for a receptor that is part of the ECS. There are receptors located all over the body. The ones in the brain are different and THC will seek those out, explaining why it has psychoactive properties. CBD will seek out CB2 receptors and they can be located nearly anywhere in the body.
Once it finds a receptor, it binds to it. They fit together like a key going into a locking mechanism. When they form a bond, a lipid is created which is set free into the neural pathways. As it travels, it coats the neural network with an armor that protects it, helps keep it functioning better, which saves memories, maintain mental acuity, and can help to fight Alzheimer’s and senility in both humans and animals.
As that lipid molecule is traveling, it is looking for cells that need its services and it always seems to find a way to where it is needed the most, that’s the Boy Scout Molecule factor. When it is moving in the neural network, it can travel in either direction, toward or away from the brain. Thoughts, messages, and signals are all traveling toward or within the brain.
Pain, for example, is traveling from the source of pain to the brain to let the brain know there is pain. The brain reacts and you are miserable as a result. With CBD in the system, however, the pain signals are blocked from ever reaching the brain by the very existence of the CBD in their way.
It’s a simple solution and it works without adding chemicals to the body. It doesn’t take days or hours to work either. It starts looking for receptors immediately and will have made its way into the neural network within ten to fifteen in most cases.
CBD works to bring balance back, at a cellular level, and this is how it works where needed and does so many things. Where there is a need, CBD works to fulfill that need by prompting the body to do what is necessary to bring about a positive change.
This is why CBD is not a cure for anything. CBD simply helps the body to run more efficiently and help itself where possible. If you have a disease or chronic condition, it will not cure you of this but what it can do is help to control the pain and discomfort associated with those symptoms.
Why Our Treats Are Superior To Other Products
Our products are made with no artificial preservatives, by-products, or chemical additives. Everything was very thoroughly researched, one ingredient at a time, to ensure that your dog gets only the best product.
Even the flour in our products is chickpea flour, which adds protein for dogs who need that extra protein as a source of energy, without adding potential allergens for those dogs who have wheat allergies.
Flaxseed is included as an additional source of Omega 3, 6, and 9 support to the body. Omega vitamins are essential to rebuilding tissues in cases of injury or illness. They support healthy skin, hair, and tissue in the body.
Cranberries and blueberries add antioxidant support. Antioxidants are important to helping to rid the body of free radicals, which are a normal part of the cells breaking down in the body Oxygenation happens when we age but it also happens in excess and is suspected of being the root cause of cancer. By boosting antioxidants in the body, it further supports a healthy immune system. This helps fight all illness and disease, again helping the body to do its natural work.
All of the flavors that create our delicious flavors like Maple and Bacon, Steak and Cheese, or Salmon and Sweet potato are from actual sources of those items. It’s real food with the best quality of hemp that you can get.
The recommended dosage is right on the bag to make it even easier for you to know how much you’ll need to use. These are recommendations, however. You cannot overdose on hemp and cause any serious or life-threatening issues. If you give your dog too much, they might get diarrhea so it is recommended to follow the directions on the bag. That said, if your dog is in extreme pain, an extra treat will not harm him. You may also want to add some regular PurCBD oil to their regimen if their pain is serious.
There are no long term side-effects from using CBD. Your dog will not become addicted to the Hemp Treats or Soft Chews for Dogs either. CBD is not an addictive substance. There are no withdrawals or dependency associated with using CBD. In fact, in humans, it has helped addicts be able to quit smoking and even opioids.
Data is still being collected about CBD use because it wasn’t legal until fairly recently. Scientists are basically trying to catch-up for years of not being able to obtain samples for testing. There are so many tests being conducted right now that data changes daily. There have been several studies conducted with laboratory rats, but few studies on other animals at this point. Even human research is slow to catch up.
Most data is obtained from interviewing those who have used CBD and the results that they got. Please, read our reviews from those who have used products already and the results they personally achieved. We also invite you to read more information and follow the links from our site to other articles that can help to educate you more about CBD, hemp, and chronic conditions that your pet may have been diagnosed with and alternate treatments for them.
InnovetPet has worked hard to offer solutions that are natural and affordable. No one should have to sacrifice quality due to money. We believe strongly that all animals deserve access to premium products, with natural solutions, at a reasonable price.
We also set-out to create personal relationships with our customer base, proving to them that their pet is as important to us as they are to them. Everything we do is with pet health and safety in mind. From the early days to now, we’ve added many new products and will continue to do so as more is learned about CBD and the specific benefits that it has for dogs, cats, horses, and all other animals.