Hemp and marijuana are both derived from the same plant species: Cannabis sativa. Within C. sativa are varieties that are bred for various purposes. Plants grown to produce fiber and seed products are called “hemp” and plants grown for medicinal or recreational purposes (traditionally, a high THC content) are referred to as “marijuana.” These definitions have led to the conventional notion that marijuana products are high in THC while hemp products contain little or undetectable THC and are high in full spectrum oil. As the cannabis industry continues to grow and research attempts to further elucidate genetic differences between cannabis and hemp, this terminology and how we classify cannabis plants could (and should) change.

For policymakers, a limited and often misinformed knowledge in cannabis genetics makes differentiating hemp and marijuana a difficult and superficial task. In the 1970s, Canadian scientist Ernest Small published a taxonomic report in which he drew an arbitrary line: he decided that 0.3% THC in a sifted batch of cannabis flowers was what determined the difference between hemp and marijuana. This decision, written 30 years ago in obscurity has had far reaching ramifications for how countries all over the world regulate cannabis. In the US, any cannabis plant with a THC content higher than 0.3% is deemed marijuana and therefore federally illegal.

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is an intricate network of receptors located throughout the body of all humans and animals. It regulates all bodily processes such as sleep, mood, digestion, memory, hormones, and reduction of discomfort and promotes and restores optimal balance throughout the body and brain, known as “homeostasis.” The ECS was discovered in the early 1980s, but evidence indicates that some version of it has existed in all vertebrates for at least 600 million years, suggesting that these receptors play a crucial role in the functioning of life.

The two major cannabinoid receptors are CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are most abundant in the brain and central nervous system. CB2 receptors are found primarily in the gastrointestinal tract and immune system; however, both are found throughout the body.

Endocannabinoids are molecules that are produced naturally by cells in the body (“endo” means “within,” as in within the body) that bind to and activate cannabinoid receptors. When the body does not produce enough endocannabinoids or cannot regulate them properly, we are more susceptible to illness.

Formulated by Heidi Hill, homeopath and owner of Holistic Hound in Berkeley, CA who has 16 years of knowledge and experience in animal nutrition & health. Each batch is third party tested for potency and purity.

Our Full Spectrum Hemp Oil:

  • USDA Certified Organic hemp oils available in four potencies -100, 250, 500, & 1,000 mg. Unflavored in an MCT organic coconut oil for easy administration to dogs and cats.

Full Spectrum CBG:

Our Bites and Chews:

  • Each bite is infused with a minimum of either 3 mg or 7.5 mg of CBD derived from full spectrum hemp organically grown in Colorado.
  • Bites are made with organic chicken or grass fed lamb liver.
  • Each soft chew is infused with 6 mg of broad spectrum water soluble CBD and 225 mg KSM-66 Ashwagandha extract.
  • Hemp Soothing Balm is infused with 150 mg of CBD derived from full spectrum organic hemp oil, butters and essential oils.

Our Functional Mushrooms:

  • Bites, Soft Chews, and Mighty Mojo Mushroom Powder contain a blend of five USDA Certified Organic mushrooms: Reishi, Shiitake, Mesima, Poria & Turkey Tail. Reported benefits include:
    • Helps maintain a normal inflammatory response
    • Antioxidant protection
    • Helps support liver and kidney function
    • Helps support blood sugar and blood pressure within normal ranges
    • Helps maintain normal histamine levels and supports seasonal skin allergies

Other Ingredients:

  • Most of our ingredients are organic and GMO free. Our chicken is organic, and our lamb is grass fed from New Zealand for optimal palatability.
  • Each Broad Spectrum Hemp & Mushroom Soft Chew is infused with 6 mg of water soluble CBD derived from broad spectrum hemp oil and 225 mg KSM-66 Ashwagandha extract. Ashwagandha works synergistically with other herbs and is known to provide the following benefits:
    • Helps lowers cortisol, the stress hormone, to reduce stress and promote calmness
    • Helps lower levels of blood glucose and cholesterol
    • Helps regulate the inflammatory response
    • Helps improve brain function, including memory
    • Helps improve energy, strength, and muscle function
  • Our Full Spectrum Hemp Soothing Balm is infused with 150 mg of CBD derived from full spectrum organic hemp oil, butters and essential oils

Testing:

  • To guarantee a quality product, our products have been third-party tested to ensure that they are free of pesticides, heavy metals, and other toxins.  Our products are also tested for consistency and potency so you can be sure you are giving your pets the same bite or tincture each time.

Full Spectrum – Full spectrum oil includes all the beneficial constituents of the hemp plant that work synergistically for what is known as the entourage effect for a more powerful, potent and more beneficial product. In addition to CBD, full spectrum would include the following:

  • Other minor and/or major cannabinoids such as CBG, CBC, THC (within the legal limit of <.3%)
  • Terpenes
  • Flavonoids
  • Fatty acids
  • Vitamins & minerals

Broad Spectrum – Contains CBD and possibly some of the above, with undetectable THC.

Isolate – Contains cannabinoids such as CBD or CBG, with no other beneficial constituents present. We believe isolates are not as beneficial as full or broad spectrum products.

Many people choose full spectrum hemp supplements to help with overall physical and mental well-being, as well as the following:

  • Helps maintain normal emotional balance and calmness
  • Supports immune system function
  • Supports a healthy inflammatory response
  • Helps maintain a healthy intestinal tract

Our understanding and knowledge of the benefits of hemp is in its infancy so we will almost certainly learn of many more in the years to come.

At Holistic Hound we offer a full and broad spectrum option for you to choose from that are both safe and effective for dogs and cats.

Full Spectrum Hemp (< .3% THC)

  • USDA Certified Organic Full Spectrum Hemp Oils – 100, 250, 500, and 1,000 mg CBD
  • Organic Full Spectrum CBG Oil 300 mg CBG
  • Full Spectrum Hemp Soothing Balm For Dogs
  • Full Spectrum Hemp and Mushroom Bites with 3 and 7.5 mg CBD
  • Broad Spectrum Hemp (undetectable THC)
  • Mighty Mojo Water Soluble Broad Spectrum Hemp Oil 250 mg CBD
  • Broad Spectrum Hemp and Mushroom Soft Chews with 6 mg water soluble CBD

In addition, our products are third party tested for potency and purity so you can be confident you are getting a safe and effective product. Our recommended serving size is conservative and we have had great results; however, you can safely increase the dose incrementally to get the desired effect.

USDA Certified Organic Full Spectrum Hemp Oils, Full Spectrum Hemp Oil w/ CBG, and Bites:

Holistic Hound products can be administered once or twice daily, or as needed. Because our full spectrum hemp oil is non-intoxicating, you can give more or less until desired results are achieved. For optimal results, give away from food.

Broad Spectrum Hemp Oils and Chews:

Holistic Hound products can be administered once or twice daily, or as needed. Because our broad spectrum hemp oil is non-intoxicating, you can give more or less until desired results are achieved. Give orally, directly in the mouth, or with meals.

In each of our tinctures, we are also including graduated droppers measuring in mL for more accurate administration, every time. Directions for use are updated on the back of the label:

1 “full dropper” = 1 mL

USDA Certified Organic Full Spectrum Hemp Oil w/ 100 mg CBD:

Dogs:

  • Up to 10lbs: 0.3 mL
  • 10 – 25lbs: 0.3 – 1 mL
  • 25 – 50lbs: 1 – 1.5 mL

Cats:

  • 5 – 10lbs: approx. 0.3 mL
  • 10 – 25lbs: 0.3 – 1 mL

USDA Certified Full Spectrum Hemp Oil w/ 250 mg CBD :

Dogs

  • Up to 25lbs: 0.25 – 0.3 mL
  • 25 – 50lbs: 0.3 – 0.6 mL
  • 50 – 75lbs: 0.6 – 1 mL

Mighty Mojo Broad Spectrum Hemp & Mushroom Oil w/ Water Soluble Hemp:

Dogs

  • Up to 25lbs: 0.25 – 0.3 mL
  • 25 – 50lbs: 0.3 – 0.6 mL
  • 50 – 75lbs: 0.6 – 1 mL

Full Spectrum Hemp and Coconut Oil:

Dogs

  • Up to 25lbs: 0.25 – 0.3 mL
  • 25 – 50lbs: 0.3 – 0.6 mL
  • 50 – 75lbs: 0.6 – 1 mL

Full Spectrum Hemp w/ 300 mg CBG:

Dogs

  • 25 – 50lbs: 0.25 – 0.5 mL
  • 50 – 75lbs: 0.5 – 0.8 mL
  • 75 – 100lbs: 0.8 – 1.25 mL

USDA Certified Organic Full Spectrum Hemp Oil w/ 500 mg CBD:

  • 50 – 75lbs: 0.25 – 0.5 mL
  • 75lbs+: 0.5 – 1 mL

USDA Certified Organic Full Spectrum Hemp Oil w/ 500 mg CBD:

  • 75 – 100lbs: 0.25 – 0.5 mL
  • 100 – 150lbs: 0.5 – 1 mL
  • 150lbs+: 1+ mL

Lamb Liver Full Spectrum Hemp & Mushroom Bites:

  • 3 mg CBD per bite: One bite per 25 lbs of body weight once or twice daily, or as needed
  • 7.5 mg CBD per bite: One bite per 50-60 lbs of body weight once or twice daily, or as needed

Chicken Full Spectrum Hemp & Mushroom Bites:

  • 3 mg CBD per bite: One bite per 25 lbs of body weight once or twice daily, or as needed
  • 7.5 mg CBD per bite: One bite per 50-60 lbs of body weight once or twice daily, or as needed

Broad Spectrum Hemp & Mushroom Soft Chews:

  • ¼ chew per 10 lbs of body weight
  • ½ chew per 25 lbs of body weight

Mighty Mojo Mushroom Powder:

  • ¼ teaspoon (0.5 g) per 10 lbs of weight daily (approximately 240 servings for a 10 lb dog or cat)
  • ½ teaspoon (1 g) per 25 lbs of weight daily (approximately 120 servings for a 25 lb dog)

Full Spectrum Hemp Healing Balm:

  • Apply topically to affected areas.

Holistic Hound products can be purchased online on our website or in retail stores across the nation. Click here to find a retailer near you.