We know there are a lot of hemp products on the market, and there are so many that claim to be the best, or veterinarian tested, or number 1, and it can be confusing to sort out which is an excellent CBD product and which is a gimmick that won’t help your pet.
Table of contents
- Clinical Trials and Long Term Safety Studies
- Has the actual product been tested in a clinical trial?
- Does the company grow and extract its hemp?
- Has a long-term safety study been done on dogs and cats?
- What is the mg per ml?
- Is the dosing based on science?
- What is the extraction method?
- Is there a COA?
- Is the company knowledgeable and able to answer your questions?
- Our Commitment
Clinical Trials and Long Term Safety Studies
Has the actual product been tested in a clinical trial?
Can you see the results and read the paper? A clinical trial is crucial because CBD is different and won’t have the same results. ElleVet has completed one study with Cornell and is in 4 additional clinical trials with the University of Florida Veterinary School.
Does the company grow and extract its hemp?
If they don’t grow their own, they are most likely buying from the same few bulk manufacturers in Kentucky and Colorado. Look for words like “grown for us,” or sourced. That means bulk manufacturing. Is there a COA (certificate of analysis) and terpene profile available upon request? Ensure that an analysis is available for every batch and that the bottles and bags all have a batch number.
Has a long-term safety study been done on dogs and cats?
Safety is essential for your beloved pet, especially cats, who often can’t tolerate products that dogs can handle. Ask for the results! Is the product hemp-derived CBD and not marijuana-derived CBD that has been diluted to reduce the THC? The product should be legally documented hemp CBD.
What is the mg per ml?
ElleVet hemp CBD has 50 mg per ml. Many other products have far less mg of hemp CBD per ml and are much less potent. Price per mg is how to determine value. Is there at least 50% CBDA in the product? CBDA is essential for the absorption and anti-inflammatory response. Without CBDA, a product won’t work very well and won’t work in some animals.
Is the dosing based on science?
Has the company done a pharmacokinetic study or metabolic testing on their product with a university or accredited institution? This is how the proper dose is determined, and without this study, you cannot know the correct dose or how often to give it. A metabolic study should be done for every product, which is how accurate dosing is determined. Different issues require different dosing; for example, stress requires a much different dose than joint discomfort, and our clinical trials show that.
What is the extraction method?
CO2 is not a suitable extraction method because you cannot preserve the acidic forms (CBDA and CBGA) necessary in a good product.
Is there a COA?
A Certificate of Analysis shows you the potency (mg/ml), the cannabinoids present, including CBDA, and the terpenes present? ElleVet has done pharmacokinetic studies on both cats and dogs, and our dosing is based on our studies and analysis by Cornell University vets.
Is the company knowledgeable and able to answer your questions?
Many questions come up with the use of hemp CBD + CBDA for your dogs and cats, and you need to be able to get complete and accurate answers. ElleVet customer service is available for all your questions and has veterinarians on staff to consult as needed.
We all want to help our pets live happy and comfortable lives, and we want to do our best for them. Trusting a company and a product is essential, and asking these questions will help you advocate for your pet and make sure she is getting the best possible outcome. Knowing that what you are giving your pet is the best hemp CBD product available, backed by science and evidence, gives you the peace of mind that you are doing your very best for your pet.