The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
All mammals have a biological and neurological system specifically tasked to receive and process nutritional cannabinoids. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, nausea, mood, and memory.
Cannabinoids (like hemp) are naturally occurring compounds present in trace amounts in several plants, most notably (though not exclusively) in cannabis. Cannabinoids have been cultivated for thousands of years, in part because they uniquely interact with the ECS. For more information on the ECS see this article.
Cannabinoid receptors (there are two primary types CB1 & CB2) exist throughout the body and brain of your pet.
Cannabinoid Nutrition Adapted for Pets
Scientific study on the effects of isolated non-psychoactive cannabinoids and terpenes on animals is documented back to the 1980s. The tremendous potential for these phytochemicals had long been apparent, provided they could be isolated from plants other than marijuana, and used holistically in combination rather than isolation.
In 2013 Canna-Pet® became the first company in the world to release products formulated specifically for pets made with non-GMO hemp extracts and containing multiple cannabinoids and terpenes like hemp, ß-Caryophyllene, myrcene, and pinene. We chose hemp for these products because it is an abundant source of cannabinoids, it has been used in food products for decades, and it is an emerging American agricultural crop.
Canna-Pet® products are unique due to our specialized lab facilities and proprietary extraction methods, which ensure consistent formulations, abundant in phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids – all in our proprietary ratios.
With vast amounts of data to draw upon from surveys, ongoing clinical research underway at several veterinary universities, and our in-house phytochemical research efforts, we continue to refine and evolve Canna-Pet® products daily.
Only Canna-Pet® products contain two dozen cannabinoids and terpenes – in addition to hemp – all from permissible plant-based sources.
Since 2013 we have produced and delivered millions of cannabinoid products to an enthusiastic global audience. Our products are recommended and sold by veterinarians, covered by major insurers like Petplan and Trupanion, and in clinical trials at prominent veterinary universities.
In the end, it is about results, and that is why over 95% of those who try our products permanently incorporate Canna-Pet® into their pet’s diet.