CALIFORNIA: Some pet owners are claiming that hemp-based treats cure many of their pets’ ailments. The treats are infused with cannabinoids or CBDs but don’t have THC, so the animal doesn’t get high. One of the hemp-based treat brands called Treatibles has been used by some owners for anxiety or stress in their dogs. Andrew Mizia stated that his dog Fred can be stressed when around other dogs, and he stated the following regarding the result when he gives the canine the treat, according to ABC Channel 7.
These treats are flying off the shelves, because many pet owners have claimed that the treats can cure illnesses ranging from arthritis to epileptic seizures. The manager of one store that carries a large variety of calming treats claims that the Treatibles are more effective in treating anxious animals because of the cannabinoids. The manager of the Holistic Hound, a store in Oakland, Dianne Krenzer, stated the following. “I’ve never seen a product that has had such broad popularity and interest. Humans and animals have an endocannabinoid system and we have receptors throughout our bodies. So if anxiety is an issue, the CBD works on the stress receptors.”
The treats are intended primarily for dogs, but have even been used with other domestic and farm animals. They contain 40mg of CBD per treat. The manufacturer recommends one treat per 20 pounds. And some owners even rave about the success they’ve had with the treats in saving their animal’s lives. An owner named Wendy who has a 15-year-old lab mix named Kali decided to try the treats out of desperation, as she had scheduled an appointment to euthanize the dog in order to alleviate its chronic pain. Wendy stated the following, according to the Examiner.