CBD for Pets: The New HUGE Boom!

This morning, NIA will be announcing the company that it believes has created what will quickly become the #1 CBD brand for dogs!

An article was just published three days ago in the Pennsylvania newspaper The York Dispatch entitled, "Pet owners turn to CBD-infused treats to soothe pets".

Here is an excerpt of the article:

Pet owners convinced: Yet some pet owners contend that their own observations provide important anecdotal evidence — and that when it comes to making their dogs and cats feel better, they know best.

Liz Ryan, a dog walker who lives near Patterson Park, estimates that she spends anywhere from $75 to $100 on CBD oil and treats every month. She said she’s been giving her dogs Jethro, Avett and Ruth Bader CBD for about a year to reduce their anxiety levels.

“They’re my kids and my family, and their well-being is my No. 1 priority,” she said.

Webb said she’s willing to spend any amount on Drogo and her other dog, Matilda. She said she heard about the CBD products sold at The Dog Chef on Facebook and bought a bunch to keep in her freezer for rainy days.

“These brownies really work,” she said, adding that while she’s bought some prescription medications for Drogo as well, he responded best to the CBD. “I’m delighted he actually wanted to eat them.”

Dog Chef owner Kevyn Matthews said his shop’s CBD-infused treats — also available as carob “chocolate” bars — have become its top sellers over the past two years. The brownies sell for $10 each, the bars for $35.

“You don’t want to overdo it,” he said, adding that the CBD he uses is tested and distributors provide him with the milligram dosage. “But if you give them too much, they’ll just be tired, that’s all.”

Tanya Grim said The Dog Chef’s CBD products gave Jake, her Shar-Pei lab mix who died in February, a better quality of life in his final months.

“We noticed he powered up the stairs on his own, which he hadn’t done for months, and we were blown away by it,” the Arbutus resident said, noting that she often worried about Jake’s liver when she gave him prescription medications for his arthritis. “It doesn’t cure old age, but his personality traits started coming out again.”

And Crady Seymour, a Reisterstown resident and dog mom to Hendrix, an “anxious, yip-yip” miki, and Bodie, a husky-lab mix that suffered from joint pain as a result of Lyme disease, said giving her pets CBD as opposed to prescription medicine is well worth the risk, as it not only treats their symptoms better but also proves less of a hassle.

“The only way I could get Bodie to take his (prescription) medicine was to grind it up and stick it in Chef Boyardee,” Seymour said. “Why go through all that when you can just squirt a drop of CBD under the tongue?”

Robin McDonald, owner of the pet store Howl in Hampden, said customers’ interest in CBD products has surged since she introduced them about 18 months ago. She said she fields a couple of questions about them from patrons every day and restocks her inventory frequently.

McDonald never imagined when she opened Howl 17 years ago that she’d be selling CBD for animals. But she’s not complaining.

It sells itself, especially once they try it,” she said.