What's CBD and why would I give it to my pet?

CBD, cannabidiol, is one of over 60 cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant.

Cannabidiol acts on endocannabinoid receptors found throughout all tissues and in all animals. It has been shown to be especially helpful in the treatment of pain and inflammatory conditions. It also has a mild sedative effect which can also be helpful for managing anxiety and insomnia. Furthermore, CBD has neuro-protective properties.

Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive. Therefore, it can be given to your pet for medical purposes without disorienting your pet or affecting its cognition.


As Dr. Edmunds mentioned, CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, which is a compound found in cannabis and hemp.

We do not make any health claims about cannabinoids or any of the other ingredients in our products. The results noticed by pet owners using our treats are empirical and anecdotal. Some of the use cases from those pet owners include:

• Pain, inflammation, separation anxiety, mood disorders, and stress.
• Anxiety from fireworks, grooming, car rides, panic, obsessive behavior, and socializing with animals or people.
• Seizures: CBD is the same compound in Epidiolex (a pediatric epilepsy medication). Some pets are using Treatibles for epilepsy.
• Cancer: Some pets are using Treatibles for the associated pain and symptoms of cancer.
• Heart conditions and their associated symptoms.
• Pancreatitis: Treatibles used to stimulate appetite, calm inflammation and reduce anxiety associated with the disease.
• Musculoskeletal issues, joint/muscle pain, hip dysplasia, trouble walking, and arthritis.
• Palliative care for cancer and other serious diseases
• Quality of life at the end of life: Treatibles are used by some pets for support during hospice care.
• Trauma and the accompanying emotional and side effects.
• Appetite stimulation.


CBD is a non-psychotropic phytocannabinoid found in both Hemp and Marijuana. The CBD in Treatibles is derived from hemp that is grown for medicinal purposes. It is 100% legal and can be purchased in any state or over the internet.

We are not veterinarians and cannot make any health claims about cannabinoids or any of the other ingredients in our products. However, all animals have an endocannabinoid system which regulates many homeostatic functions and can provide overall health and wellness.

The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA)  conducted a survey of pet owners and found that 61.8% to 95% of the participants rated the health benefits of CBD-laced treats for their pets as ‘moderate to excellent:’ https://www.ahvma.org/wp-content/uploads/AHVMA-2016-V42-Hemp-Article.pdf

The testimonials for CBD use with pets, as posted on the AVMA website, are similar to the testimonials we receive for Treatibles: https://www.avma.org/news/javmanews/pages/130615a.aspx

Our customer testimonials tell us that Treatibles have helped provide their pets with relief from a myriad of conditions including pain, inflammation, seizures, anxiety, cancer, and more.

This study concluded that cannabinoids could help prevent the affects of inflammatory disorders such as allergic skin diseases in dogs.


This study found CBD to have anticonvulsant effects in animals:


This study shows that CBD has an anti-anxiety and antidepression effect in animals:



This question has been very thoroughly answered in the postings below. From a veterinary perspective, I have found many pets with anxiety, GI distress, and seizure disorders benefit from CBD. Like with any other medication, the keys to safe and effective use are in choosing the right preparation and giving the correct dosage. Just like with us humans, the amount (in milligrams) CBD is critical to success. My very strong recommendation to anyone who wants to use any type of cannabis for their pets is to get the advice of a veterinarian that has experience with using cannabis as medicine. If that is not available to you where you live, I have two resources that will be helpful. My book, "The Ultimate Pet Health Guide" is a roadmap for pet owners to integrate nutrition, holistic care, and Western medicine to keep pets healthy.


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