As our 6 year old Belgian Shepherd Malinois ages, we are noticing increased daily anxiety levels, increased food sensitivities, and deterioration and pain in his hip and knee joints. Like all other pet parents, we began to worry and decided to take our pup to the veterinarian to get some answers.
We found out that joint issues are very common in aging pups, and that the pain Hyper was experiencing could be related to joint disease, hip or joint dysplasia, or even arthritis!
We were advised to begin giving him prescription anti-inflammatory medication for his hip and knee pain and wanting to explore more natural routes. So, we have turned to the world of pet friendly CBD products because of their known medicinal properties!
Intro to Canna-Pet
Canna-Pet was recommended to us by Hyper’s best fur-friend and a long time enjoyer of Canna-Pet products! We were really excited to give this brand a try as our first experience with CBD treats.
Canna-Pet is on a mission to provide pet parents with a product backed by research. Their website provides tons of information for those in search of the best possible product for their pups. They not only give a snapshot of the manufacturing process of CBD from Hemp and their product, but Canna-Pet also discusses the value and benefits of giving your furry fluffy babies Hemp CBD products. Canna-Pet takes this a step further by providing links to scientific articles discussing cannabidiol products and our pups.
As a company, they are committed to the health and safety of our pups. Canna-Pet uses organic Hemp to extract the CBD that is used in their products. Hemp is a type of Cannabis plant that is grown specifically for industrial and medicinal uses; it is not used as a psychoactive agent nor is it a pharmaceutical drug. None of Canna-Pet’s products have THC. This means that your pup will not feel any psychoactive side effects – they will not feel or get high.
Canna-Pet’s products and ingredients are high-quality, organic, ethically-sourced, and they do not use harmful ingredients, chemicals, or by-products. They also offer a 50% discount to various organizations and shelters to give back to animals in need.
These are things we look for in all of our products!
How We Tested This Product
Canna-Pet offers capsules, oils, and biscuits. Knowing that our pup is particular, we decided to order all three flavors of the Canna-Biscuit products.
Since our fur-babies can’t tell us when they feel sick and what might have caused it, it was important for us to closely monitor Hyper over the first week. We looked for signs of increased or decreased anxiety at home and in situations that are typically high-stress for him, signs of nausea or pain, and an upset stomach. Our findings and observations were then compared to his anxiety and stress levels, signs of pain, and digestive issues prior to using Canna-Pet products.
Why Should You Trust This Review
Like most pet parents we wanted to research CBD and Hemp before giving it to our pup. We read reviews of many different products and looked specifically at how other pups reacted to CBD and Hemp products. We then thoroughly researched Canna-Pet as a company and the products they offer.
Additionally, we do not have a paid partnership with Canna-Pet nor were we paid to review Canna-Pet products. We purchased the Canna-Biscuits using our own money. That means that all our opinions about Canna-Pet and their Canna-Biscuits are our own!
Who is Canna-Pet for?
Canna-Pet, the self-proclaimed pioneer of CBD for pets, offers CBD products for cats, dogs, and horses. These products include oils, capsules, and treats and can be used to treat a variety of symptoms, according to their website.
Researchers believe that CBD can help animals with symptoms related to cancer, digestion issues, anxiety, joint and mobility, pain, inflammation, seizures, and more!
Canna-Pet products can be given to your pups, no matter the size, age, personality, or breed!
Ordering & Shipping
After conducting our research on the Canna-Pet products we decided to take the plunge and ordered three flavors of the CBD Canna-Biscuits.
You can sort through their products by your pup’s aliments, by type of CBD product (oil, capsules, or treats), by CBD level, by the animal, or by packages and sales.
We decided to purchase the Canna-Pet Organic Biscuit Assortment. This package included the Organic Maple Bacon, the Organic Peanut, Banana and Apple with Flaxseed, and the Organic Turkey biscuit recipes. This package of 3 biscuit flavors was on sale for $39.99 and originally priced at $50.97.
The biscuits are baked in the USA and all have organic, non-GMO ingredients. Since Hyper suffers from a sensitive stomach, we really loved that the Canna-Biscuits are made from all natural and healthy ingredients.
Canna-Pet automatically applies any additional coupons available once the item is placed in the cart. This was such a nice surprise! They do not typically offer free shipping and use the US Postal Service with two shipping options: Standard First Class Mail and Priority – we chose Standard First Class Mail.
After completing our order, we received two emails: an order confirmation and a link inviting us to register our Canna-Pet account. With this, we can track all our orders, get customer support, and receive notifications of upcoming sales! Yes, please and thank you!
We were so excited to receive our Canna-Pet Canna-Biscuits two days after placing the order! We noticed that while we paid for Standard shipping, Canna-Pet actually shipped our Canna-Biscuits via Priority Mail – Thank you, Canna-Pet!
The three Canna-Biscuit boxes came neatly packed into one small shipping box, without any extra packaging materials. Whether intentional or not, we love when companies try to limit their carbon footprint!
Under the boxes, was an invoice and an informative brochure about their products.
One side of the brochure helps pet parents understand the dosage of each product. While the other side provides a snapshot of the research on CBD and our furry friends. We really liked reading about the research behind CBD, and the benefits of giving our pup these biscuits.
The simple design of the boxes provides us, pet parents, with a lot of additional information! This includes dosage information, a complete list of ingredients, and an analysis of the nutrients in the biscuits.
Canna-Pet uses organic, non-GMO ingredients in their biscuits. Like other pet parents, we want what is best for Hyper. With ingredients like Organic Barley Flour, Organic Applesauce, and more, we feel certain that these treats are good for our pup’s health!
While the recommended dosage for a pup Hyper’s size (95 + pounds) is 4 biscuits every 12 hours. We decided to begin by giving him less than the suggested dose; for the first week, we only gave him two biscuits every morning after his breakfast.
The box does not list the milligrams of CBD within each treat and we wanted to make sure that Hyper did not have any negative side effects. (After some digging around on their website, we found a page that lists the milligrams in each serving of the Canna-Pet products)
This is Hyper, before his daily Canna-Biscuits:
This is Hyper after his daily Canna-Biscuits treats:
Let me tell you, he LOVED these treats! A picture is worth a thousand words, right?
Here are a few things we noticed after our first week using Canna-Pet’s Canna-Biscuits.
Hyper has always had fluctuating levels of anxiety. We rescued him after his first family could not handle his energy levels. We believe that he was neglected by his family and that they used a water hose as a way to discipline him and correct his behavior. Because of this, he has a lot of anxiety when left alone or around water.
We work on obedience and agile training with only positive reinforcement (treats). We also shower him with lots of love and cuddles every day. While Hyper gets lots of love from us, the underlying anxiety he has as a result of the first few months of his life is ingrained in his personality.
We noticed an instant difference in Hyper on the first day! And, we still see a continued difference in him when he takes his Canna-Biscuits! He is calmer and seems to be less stressed.
Over the past week, we have observed that Hyper is able to enter a deeper sleep for longer periods of time. Whereas he typically will wake up from every noise he heard. He was also calmer in the car, at doggy-day care, and was able to enjoy his time visiting his human-grandma and his time at the park!
Over the years we have changed Hyper’s food and treats many times as a result of his food sensitivities. We were hoping to notice a positive change in Hyper’s digestive struggles while using Canna-Pet products. However, we did not notice any changes, positive or negative, while Hyper was taking the Canna-Biscuits.
Joint Mobility & Pain:
We have noticed signs of pain in Hyper’s hips and joints after visits to the park or any type of physical activity. Sometimes we see him limping or needing to take long breaks after a few ball throws. Additionally, after physical exercise, it seems to be hard for him to stand from a sitting position.
We gave Hyper his daily dose of Canna-Biscuits and took him straight to the park. While he did need a break after a few games of fetch, he did not exhibit any of his usually post-park symptoms of pain!
We are not saying he is cured, but we do think that the CBD helped his pain and possibly any inflammation as a result of our time playing fetch in the park!
What we like about Canna-Pet’s Canna-Biscuits:
- Organic non-GMO ingredients
- Links to research based articles about CBD and pet health
- Coupons automatically applied to order
- Fast and reliable shipping
- Hyper loved the taste of these treats!
- We believe he has less anxiety
- We believe he is feeling less pain related to his joints and hips
What we did not like about Canna-Pet’s Canna-Biscuits:
- The website is a bit cluttered and you can easily get lost in all the information.
- The 2015 FDA debacle.
- Canna-Pet has made many changes to its brand and claims over the last 5 years. In 2015 they were sent a warning regarding the health claims listed on their website. Since then, as mentioned, they have changed the language on their website.
- Canna-Pet does not list the amount of CBD on the box.
- Strict return and warranty policy
How much does Canna-Pet Cost
Canna-Pet products vary in price depending on whether you are interested in the oil, capsules, or Canna-Biscuits. They often have their products on sale, and will offer additional savings when you place the item into your cart. While the prices listed here are current at the time of publishing this article, they may change at any time at the discretion of Canna-Pet.
The Canna-Pet CBD Advanced Formula Capsules are available in two different doses: Advanced Small for pups under 20 lbs and Advanced Large for pups over 20 lbs. The bottles can be purchased with either 30 or 60 capsules.
The Advanced Small (dogs under 20 lbs) dose costs $29.99 for 30 capsules or $57.99 for 60 capsules. The Advanced Large (dogs over 20 lbs) dose costs $33.99 for 30 capsules or $64.99 for 60 capsules.
The Canna-Biscuits Advanced Formula are $16.99 per box. They can be purchased in a package of three, either three of the same flavor or one of each, for $50.97. These packages are almost always on sale for a great value!
Canna-Pet also has their Advanced MaxCBD formula, which they state has much higher levels of CBD. The Canna-Pet Advanced MaxCBD Liquid comes in a 10ml bottle; the cost of the only liquid CBD Canna-Pet product is $99.99.
Canna-Pet also offers their Advanced MaxCBD formula in capsule and biscuit form. The Max CBD capsules cost $39.99 for a bottle of 10 and $119.99 for a bottle of 30 capsules. The Canna-Biscuit Advanced MaxCBD Maple Bacon flavor costs $38.99 for a box weighing 8 oz.
Additionally, pet parents can browse Canna-Pet’s Packages site for many different combinations of liquid, capsules, and biscuits!
Canna-Pet Shipping, Returns, and Warranty
Canna-Pet does not typically offer free shipping. They use the US Postal Service with two shipping options: Standard First Class Mail and Priority – we chose Standard First Class Mail.
We received a tracking number after our order was processed, but didn’t need to use it as we received our Canna-Biscuits within two days!
Canna-Pet’s shipping and warranty policy is very strict. If first-time Canna-Pet customers are not completely satisfied with their order, they can request a refund within 30 days of their purchase.
They have linked a Money Back Guarantee Form on their website detailing the steps. Pet parents must return the opened and unopened items. Canna-Pet customers who have ordered before do not qualify for the Money Back Guarantee.
Is Canna-Pet a Good Choice?
We observed that while on the Canna-Pet Canna-Biscuits, Hyper was calmer, had less anxiety, and seemed to have less hip and joint pain.
Moving forward we are going to only give Hyper his Canna-Biscuits when needed, such as long car rides or in situations where he may feel hip and joint pain (like going to the pup park for a few rounds of fetch).
We would recommend Canna-Pet products to other pet parents for their beloved fur babies.