Hippie Hounds uses independent, 3rd party testing for all of our hemp products. Our hemp oil is initially tested for a Certificate of Analysis. This analysis provides molecular profile, such as cannabinoids and terpenes present. A Certificate of Analysis also includes freedom from testing that includes heavy metals, pesticides, and solvents. Once our hemp is put into our products, they are tested for cannabinoid potency to ensure the correct amount of CBD is present in every treat or tincture.
There are several distinct differences between hemp and marijuana. Hemp is known for its industrial uses and typically high in CBD. Marijuana laws have been implemented on a state basis and the crop is known for having high levels of THC. Hemp and marijuana are both of the genus, cannabis. The legal difference between the two is the percent of one cannabinoid, THC. At the time of harvest the top-cola of the plant is tested for cannabinoid potency. If the cannabinoid THC is higher than 0.3%, the crop would be categorized as federally illegal marijuana. If the cannabinoid THC is lower than 0.3%, the crop would be categorized as federally legal hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp on a federal level, making CBD explode onto the market. The marijuana market is home to the worlds most talented growers, those that can alter genetics to increase the percentages of certain cannabinoids and terpenes in their plants. This knowledge has expanded to hemp farmers who are now growing hemp crops for higher levels of your lesser known cannabinoids, such as CBG. As we learn which cannabinoids and terpenes work for certain ailments, we will be able to tailor-make specific products for symptoms. The growers are then able to grow for that specific profile and use these plants in the most effective way.
Hippie Hounds Treats are produced with 100% human grade ingredients. In our treats you will find, whole wheat flour, peanut butter, pumpkin, cornstarch, baking soda, coconut oil, full-spectrum hemp oil, and natural antioxidants for preservation. Our tinctures contain MCT (medium-chain Triglycerides) and full-spectrum hemp oil.
Our products are formulated and developed by Veterinary professionals. Each treat and tincture is made by hand with precision and profound diligence. Product formulation is critiqued heavily as we strive to bring the best hemp option for canines.
You will often see products that say on label: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or even just a single cannabinoid: CBD, CBG, CBN, etc. When shopping for products, it's important to understand the distinction between the three. An isolate product is a product that only contains one cannabinoid. Isolates have their place, they can be used on their own for minor symptoms and they can also be mixed with other cannabinoids and terpenes to make a personalized option. Broad spectrum products contain many cannabinoids and terpenes, but do not contain any THC. If you are drug tested for THC and would like to use a CBD product, it is highly encouraged to use a broad-spectrum or an isolate. Full-Spectrum products contain all the cannabinoids and terpenes present in the plant, including low levels of THC. Some methods of extraction can damage cannabinoids and terpenes. Terpenes have a much lower boiling point than cannabinoids. All of Hippie Hounds products are full-spectrum. Contact our office if you'd like a personalized recommendation for your dogs symptoms.
We are all familiar with the skeletal system, muscular system, urinary system, etc. A system that is finally making its way into textbooks is the Endocannabinoid System, or ECS. The ECS was originally discovered in 1992. The primary function of the ECS is to assist the body in achieving homeostasis. Homeostasis is balance, the bodies ability to maintain a relatively stable internal state that persists despite changes in the outside world. The Endocannabinoid system is made up of three parts: cannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes. Cannabinoids can be both exogenous and endogenous, meaning inside or outside the body. Exogenous phytocannabinoids found in cannabis are CBD, THC, CBN, CBG, and many more. These phytocannabinoids work inside your ECS to alleviate symptoms and help your body achieve balance. Cytochrome P450 (CYP's) is a super family of enzymes that break down cannabinoids. CYP's are also responsible for breaking down many of the pharmaceutical medications prescribed to both humans and animals. The medications you take are working on your enzymes, some medications inhibit CYP's and others induce CYP's. This means that certain medications can speed up the breakdown while others can slow it down, if these medications are coupled with cannabis, it will also effect the breakdown of cannabinoids.
We have a recommended starting dose based on weight listed on our packaging. 2.5mg for up to 20 pounds. 5mg for 21-50 pounds. 10mg for 51-80 pounds. Cannabis medicine is dosed based on severity of symptoms, not size. Dose varies based off personal needs. Our treats take 30-45 minutes after administration to become effective. Contact our office with any comments, questions, or concerns.