If you visit here regularly, you know I’m a believer in the science that shows cannabis is good medicine. It seems odd to refer to science as having “believers,” as if it were some weird cult. Of course, in today’s alternate universe, science has become a strange cult instead of the empirically based thing it is.
But let’s not digress.
My 10-year-old maltipoo, Riley, has been a reactive dog since Day 1. Between trainers and various holistic measures, like Rescue Remedy, we’ve tried it all. About a month ago, we finally asked our holistic vet for something stronger. Prozac. About three weeks into the regime, he was noticeably more mellow.
And then, in the same week that a friend told me about cannabinoid products for dogs, the veterinary chiropractor mentioned them, too. She said her clients were getting really good results, especially those with anxious dogs, or dogs with cancer symptoms or undergoing chemo.
And that’s how I found Treatibles— safe, human-grade cannabis dog treats made in California from high-quality, medicinal grade hemp plants grown in Colorado.
Pain, anxiety, seizures
Treatibles does not make health claims about the cannabinoids or other ingredients in their products, but pet owners say that the dog chews are helpful for a variety of problems, including pain and inflammation, separation anxiety, seizures and neurological issues, joint and muscle pain, dysplasia, trauma, behavioral issues and….well, more.
Chew ingredients are plant-based, hemp-derived and phytocannabinoid-infused. Dogs don’t get high because there’s very little THC in the products. That’s the psychoactive ingredient in the marijuana we know and love as humans and it’s not necessary or desirable for dogs.
The nutritious ingredients include pumpkin for healthy digestion, coconut oil for its antioxidant qualities (not to mention how good it is for shiny coat and healthy skin), hemp seed oil, turmeric and cinnamon or their anti-inflammatory properties. No preservatives, additives, by-products or artificial flavors.
A bag of pumpkin-flavored treats came right away and Riley loved them. It seems to have a calming effect on his reactivity with the only side effect being a little stinky gas. If you’ve got a dog with any of the issues I listed above, these treats are worth trying. Even if anxiety is only occasional, like freaking out over 4th of July fireworks, which many dogs do, this natural solution is a good option.
Treatibles (what a great name) come in blueberry or pumpkin and are sized to fit the weight of your dog. Find out more about Treatibles on their website, HERE. Oh, and no one paid me a dime or gave Riley free treats for this review.