By Angela Ardolino
Updated on November 9, 2020
In 2019, the global CBD pet market size was valued at USD 27.7 million.The global CBD pet market is expanding significantly and is expected to reach 399.2 million USD by 2027 according to a report by Grand View Research. This is a statistic dispensary and hemp-based boutiques should be looking into extensively. The growth is there, the market is there, and there should be funds allocated to marketing specifically to the pet industry.
And now, finally, multiple states allow CBD and other hemp-derived products to be sold at marijuana dispensaries for the first time; opening a new sales outlet for the growing industry.
Did you know that dogs have more receptors in their endocannabinoid system than humans do? This means they benefit from cannabis medicine even more than we do. This also means their sensitivity to THC is much higher, making that 0.3% THC in hemp products a perfect option for arthritis, seizures, anxiety, allergies and among other conditions.
Despite the common misconception of THC toxicity in dogs, THC is not only incredibly effective for animals but incredibly safe as well. The word toxicity conjures fears of poisonous chemicals, contaminants, and dangerous side effects. To most people, toxicity means, ‘may cause death,’ when in reality, the effects of THC in our pets are overwhelmingly beneficial and safe despite ‘intoxicating’ effects.
In addition, there is clinical research that provides evidence as to the safety of cannabis and THC, even at extremely high doses. One of the clearest examples proving THC’s relative safety in comparison to other common medications is from a study from The Mason Research Institute.
We understand the excitement over CBD treats for dogs and we even carry our own freeze-dried salmon treats here at CBD Dog Health! While treats can be an effective way to help anxiety and some other small ailments, using a tincture applied to the gums, or rubbing it to your pet’s inner ears, is much more therapeutic. The tincture provides a much faster onset that is more cost-effective for the pet parent.
The beauty of cannabis medicine for pets is that there is no “placebo effect”. It either works or it doesn’t. When you apply our CALM tincture to the dog terrified of thunder, or the EASE tincture to the arthritic dog, pet parents will often notice the difference quickly and return each month for another bottle.
Increase Your Education
Increasing the focus on education with hemp-based products will be helpful in distinguishing your organization from the next with the rise in cannabis sales. The benefits of cannabis, and preference for natural products, will drive customers to where they will dedicate their ‘cannabis life’ for their pets.
Exploring and learning all the benefits cannabis medicine has to offer will allow you to share your knowledge with all the clients who come your way. Understanding how to address the concerns and questions with THC will prove of particular importance. Most dispensaries carry broad-spectrum or CBD isolate due to concerns with THC levels. Our products at CBD Dog Health contain 0.3% THC resulting in a full spectrum product.
Focus on anxiety throughout your education in regard to CBD-based products will also prove helpful. According to the Clinical Ethology of the Veterinary Faculty report, around 88.0% of the treated patients showed anxiety-related disorders as of 2018.
One of the best methods to increase your focus on education is through the use of blogs or content.
We encourage you to take a look at the products at CBD Dog Health. Our founder, Angela Ardolino, is a cannabis expert and uses CBD for all the animals on her rescue farm, Fire Flake Farm. When she was on the search for a safe, non-GMO, full-spectrum CBD that was formulated specifically for dogs, she was stunned when she couldn’t find anything that met her standards.
The products she did find were sourced from industrialized hemp oil, usually from other countries, had little transparency (that’s what the Certificate of Analysis is for), and didn’t meet any type of regulation.
That’s when she decided to change the market and develop a product designed specifically for pets.
Products at CBD Dog Health
The products at CBD Dog Health contain full-spectrum hemp extract, a wide range of cannabinoids, and terpenes to produce to entourage effect. The tinctures and other products available with CBD Dog Health are of such high-quality, Rodney Habib (the world’s largest pet influencer with millions of followers) has chosen us in particular as top in the industry. Rodney Habib and Angela Ardolino developed an excellent podcast together about CBD and how it helps our pets that can be found here.
One of the biggest differences at CBD Dog Health is the use of our essential oils to target specific ailments. These essential oils have terpenes that the cannabis plant had to create a more synergistic effect to certain ailments. Another huge difference is that we have made it consumer friendly by separating it by ailments to take the guesswork out of the customer’s purchases.
CBD-enriched hemp oil for separation anxiety or travel
Extra-strength cannabinoid formulations for serious conditions like cancer, pain, and/or PTSD
Award-winning salves for skin conditions
The products are very carefully formulated with all-natural ingredients and full-spectrum cannabinoid blends. The potency and purity of the products can be proven by reviewing the certificate of analysis from a third-party lab that’s available on every product page.
Our Chief Veterinarian: Dr. Zac Pilossoph
To oversee the CBD product line and answer questions, CBD Dog Health also has a Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Zac Pilossoph. He is one of the world’s most cannabis-focused veterinarians and plays a vital role in ensuring the quality, control, and consistency of CBD Dog Health’s hemp-based product lines.
Dr. Pilossoph works alongside Angela Ardolino, the founder of CBD Dog Health and a certified cannabis specialist, as a premier advisor for pet parents and other veterinarians.
Dr. Pilossoph began studying medical cannabis following his graduation from Tufts University Veterinary School of Medicine. He saw the frustration from pet parents who weren’t able to receive a sufficient amount of information in regards to how CBD could help their pet. He then dedicated himself to advocating and educating the public about evidence-based medicinal cannabis information for animals.
Partnering with CBD Dog Health
Our team here at CBD Dog Health is proud to offer one-on-one training about cannabis medicine for pets. As an added bonus, you are provided with the opportunity to join us on our education tour as we educate others about the benefits of cannabis medicine. Unlike many other organizations, we are dedicated to providing full support and education to our wholesale merchants. We provide all the tools necessary for you to be successful in this industry.
If you’re interested in carrying a line of pet-specific products, CBD Dog Health does offer a wholesale option. Simply fill out the wholesale form, our team will review your information, and we can discuss the next steps.
Every retailer who carries products sold by CBD Dog Health can also be found in our retail locations page here. Prospective customers are able to search based on their location and find a retailer carrying the products nearby. Not only do retailers carry CBD Dog Health products, but veterinary offices do as well as you can see here.
About Angela Ardolino
Angela Ardolino is a holistic pet expert who has been caring for animals for over 20 years and operates a rescue farm, Fire Flake Farm, in Florida. She is also the owner of Beautify the Beast, a natural pet salon and shop. After getting her certificate in Medical Cannabis Biology and Therapeutic use from the University of Vermont School of Medicine, she founded CBD Dog Health to provide high quality, all-natural medical cannabis products designed specifically for pets. Angela has seven dogs, Odie a 12-year-old mini-schnauzer, Nina an 8-year-old Doberman. Jolene a 7-year-old mutt, Maza a 7-year-old mutt, Rhemi an 8-year-old poodle, Potato a 15-year-old shih-tzu, and Miss Daisie a 15-year-old black lab, plus 4-10 more at any time she is fostering or boarding. She uses Full Spectrum Hemp Extract on all her pets at her rescue farm every day, and has since 2016. She is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, the Veterinary Cannabis Association and has trained hundreds medical doctors and veterinarians about the therapeutic uses of medical cannabis on animals. Visit www.angelaardolino.com for more information.