How Honest Paws Got Started?
Min Lee and Chelsea Rivera co-founded Honest Paws, and in December 2019 they announced a new partnership with American Distribution and Manufacturing Company (ADMC). Chelsea is an expert in holistic pet wellness and also founded SimpleWags. She also writes most of the blog content on the Honest Paws website.
Chelsea was driven to start the company after her dog, Baby Rose, was diagnosed with a debilitating condition. Her veterinarian told her that her dog would need medication that would leave her feeling lethargic, so Chelsea decided to do some research. She came across CBD for pets and after a month of treatments, her dog’s condition disappeared and her over all mobility had improved.
While the company is based in Texas, the manufacturing is done in Colorado. Honest Paws creates their products with full spectrum CBD oil extracted from hemp plants and 99% of the ingredients are locally sourced, organic, and GMO-free as well as being human-grade. The coconuts are sourced from South America, but they’re processed in the US.
How We Tested?
Before finding this article you may have come across other Honest Paws Pet CBD product reviews. Unfortunately, anyone can gather information from other reviews and make their own. Or maybe the review is skewed because they received the product for free in exchange for a more positive outcome.
Too put your mind at ease, this review isn’t sponsored or supported by Honest Paws Pet CBD in any way, shape or form.
We went through the ordering process mentioned in this review and paid with our own money. We also did not contact Honest Paws to let them know that we would be reviewing their products at any point.
Since our review of Honest Paws is completely independent, we were not influenced by them in any way. Our goal is to provide you with a sense of what the actual consumer experience is like from beginning to end.
We provide real reviews because you deserve real tried and true opinions, along with pros and cons that can help you make a well-informed decision about whether the product in question is something your own dog will enjoy or benefit from, and whether you will benefit in any way.
In summary, we ordered CBD products from Honest Paws, making sure to test those made for dogs. A real dog ingested the CBD products and provided us with quick, trustworthy feedback.
Why You Should Trust Our Review of Honest Paws?
We actually tried these CBD products on one of our dogs. We did not copy or sum up information from other pet parents’ experiences, and we did not re-post Honest Paws own claims. We also wanted to see the products for ourselves as well as monitor how our dog responds to this CBD vs. what he has tried in the past.
Because my dog takes CBD for health purposes and joint pain, without issues, he was the dog we used for this review. His name is Sampson and he is a 6 year old shepherd/pit bull mix who eats anything and everything, but can sniff out unusual ingredients in his food. Sampson doesn’t have any health concerns, conditions, or special needs outside of some joint pains on occasion, but could stand to lose 5 to 10 pounds.
After placing an order with Honest Paws and receiving the products, Sampson spent the next 2 weeks testing the Honest Paws Pet CBD products for dogs.
During the trial period, we watched for changes in Sampson’s health and behavior. Since he usually has joint pain when taking long hikes and walks, we made sure to keep him active and monitor his reaction to the CBD during this time.
Who This Review Is For?
With so many CBD pet product reviews out there for average pet owners, we wanted to go further. Average pet owners just want a little push to decide if a CBD product is safe, inexpensive and tasty enough for the average dog to take.
This review is different. We wrote it with extra-engaged pet parents in mind. Pet lovers, like us, only want the very best for their furry family members. People who want lab tested products as well as quality ingredients and do not mind spending a few extra bucks for peace of mind.
We began by going to Honest Paws website and checking out what products they offer for dogs. Not only do they have CBD treats, balms and tinctures but they also have products for cats and horses.
The reviews on their website are mostly positive and the products have very detailed descriptions with nice packaging. The site also offers a blog page that offers articles about the many benefits of pet CBD and how it works.
With great marketing and so many good reviews, it’s hard not to be convinced they offer good products, but that is not enough for us.
We ended up purchasing some CBD products for Sampson, and were not required to create a profile or sign up for a subscription. They offer tincture’s and treats that are targeted to help with calming, wellness, as well as calming peanut butter and wellness coconut oil. We selected the Calm CBD oil as well as the wellness coconut oil. The CBD oils are offered in different mg’s based on your dogs weight.
You do have the option to sign up for auto-refill and receive your product every 30 days and save 15%. You can cancel at anytime. Shipping is free after you spend $49.95.
Once we placed the order, we were notified via email when the order is processed, then again when it shipped and were also provided with a tracking number.
Honest Paws does offer a 30 day money back guarantee if you or your pet is not completely satisfied with their products.
My Honest Paws package arrived in my mailbox, less than a week after I placed the order. It was packed in a small recyclable box with bubble wrap to keep items safe during transport. It also included instruction cards with ingredients for their products.
The CBD coconut oil was wrapped up well to prevent leakage. The CBD tincture bottle comes sealed and packaged in a box like package. All products have recommended dosing, ingredients and what it can be used for.
What Does Sampson Think About Honest Paws?
I started my dog Sampson out with the CBD oil for calming. This is because we were travelling and needed him to stay calm in the car. When I administered it, I added it directly to his food about an hour before we were planning on leaving top give it time to take effect. You can administer it directly into your dogs mouth for quicker activation, but I have learned it is not worth the fight with my dog.
Honest Paws recommends choosing a potency level based on your dog’s weight and then giving your dog one full dropper (1mL) per day. Following these guidelines, your CBD oil should be enough for a 30-day supply. I gave my dog a full dropper full.
He did become very relaxed once in the car, and laid down. Normally he is climbing all over the seats and looking out the windows, during car rides. The CBD oil seemed to relax him and put him in a napping mood.
I did use the coconut wellness oil product with his food nightly and he did not seem to notice. I mixed it up with the food so he couldn’t avoid a glob of it. You also can heat it in the microwave for a few seconds to help liquify it for better mixing, but mine was pretty soft.
Sampson did not notice the coconut wellness oil mixed into his food and ate it with no problem.
During the two week trial of Honest Paws products, Sampson did show improvement with his car behavior and his skin and coat appeared softer and shinier. He did not have any adverse reactions to the CBD oil tincture or coconut wellness oil. Some dogs do not handle coconut oil well but he has no problems.
What We Liked:
- Variety of pet products and strengths
- Some products are suitable for cats and dogs
- Informative CBD articles on website
- Hemp sourced from a GMO-free Colorado farm
- Test results available on website
- 30-day 100% money-back guarantee
What We Did Not Like:
- Products are limited to certain animals
- Shipping is free after $49.95
- Not the cheapest pet CBD option
- Dosage may take some testing
How Much Does Honest Paws Cost?
Honest Paws Pet CBD tinctures are made specifically for animals, and dosages are based on the animals weight. These products run between $24 and $45. They also offer dog treats or “bites” for $24.95 for a package of 30 pieces on up to CBD oils for $44.95.
If you sign up for an auto-refill each month, you can save 15% per order and they do offer free shipping on orders over $49.95.
Honest Paws Returns & Warranty
Honest Paws offers a 30-day money-back guarantee and will do everything possible to keep customers satisfied. It provides you with the option to return or exchange products by calling 1-844-729-7790.
Is Honest Paws A Good Choice?
I would have to say yes. My dog did well on both the CBD tincture and coconut oil. Sampson did not notice either of the products mixed into his food and after two weeks, there was improvement to his coat and skin, which I credit the coconut oil for.
Honest Paws’ CBD oil is impressive in that they use human-grade ingredients. Not only do they offer quality broad-spectrum CBD products, but they use organic hemp, which means no pesticides.
Honest Paws offers different levels of the tinctures, they also offer CBD infused dog treats, soft chews, coconut oil, and peanut butter.
Honest Paws also provides all certificates of analysis (COA) directly on their website and you will find it on product pages. They also offer a 30 day refund if you see no improvement in your pet’s comfort levels or general happiness.
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