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CBD Roundup: Edibles and Topicals for Dogs and Cats

CBD in every form, in a range of price points.

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Chews, biscuits and balms infused with CBD are popping up from dozens of different companies, so how do you know what’s best? We polled retailers for their favorites, and discovered that customers want the same thing you do: options. Stock up on edibles and topicals at a variety of price points.

Mary’s Buddy Balm
Mary’s Whole Pet

KEY FEATURES: A balm with 75mg of activated hemp extract to address a variety of skin problems including dry skin, cracked paws, hot spots and surface wounds.

SALES TIP: Remember the 3 Es: The balm creates a calming effect, it’s easy to use, and it’s blended with essential oils.

maryswholepet.com, (719) 347-5400

$40

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Hemp Oil Ready Packs
Treatibles

KEY FEATURES: Ten pocket-sized servings of organic, full-spectrum hemp oil in convenient, on-the-go doses.

SALES TIP: Forget measuring, these are controlled and consistent doses in 2mg hits for cats and 5mg for medium and large dogs.

treatibles.com, (707) 992-0854

$28

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CBD Hemp Oil Edibites
Pet Releaf

KEY FEATURES: A CBD superfood smoothie and immune system turbo boost with flavors for both dogs and cats.

SALES TIP: Distributed only to independent retailers — never big box stores or large online retailers — with real-live humans who can answer your CBD questions.

petreleaf.com, (844) 646-1646

$23.99

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Fur Baby Fix
Green Helix

KEY FEATURES: An all-natural, proprietary infusion loaded in a syringe and designed to reduce anxiety and manage pain and inflammation.

SALES TIP: Easy squeezy: Add the chicken-flavored sauce to a bowl of food for a stress-free application.

greenhelix.com, (877) 874-3549

$34.99

 

Pet Tinctures
Veritas Farms

KEY FEATURES: Pharmacist-formulated pet tinctures that contain first-cut, full-spectrum hemp oil to help dogs and cats with mobility, pain management and stress relief.

SALES TIP: Yum, yum, treat dogs and cats to bacon and tuna flavored hemp oil.

theveritasfarms.com, (833) 691-4367

$29.99

 

Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp & Mushroom Bites
Holistic Hound

KEY FEATURES: These pasture-raised chicken bites include mushroom-based antioxidants, organic and full-spectrum hemp oil, plus CBD.

SALES TIP: A powerhouse snack for immune support, anxiety relief and reduced inflammation.

holistichound.com, (510) 843-2133

$45

 

5mg Soft Chews
Super Snouts

KEY FEATURES: Nano-sized, water soluble CBD chews offer a greater absorption rate than tinctures and come in a six-pack tube or a 30-count jar.

SALES TIP: Products will stay on the shelves if ill-informed authorities come knocking: The label highlights phytocannabinoids rather than CBD.

supersnoutshempcompany.com,(775) 683-9047

$44.95

 

Full-Spectrum Hemp Soft Chews
Green Coast Pet

KEY FEATURES: These whitefish flavored, cold-extruded soft chews include active ingredients in their raw formats — not cooked or degraded by heat.

SALES TIP: Not just for cats, the all-natural treats come in peanut butter flavor for dogs, too.

greencoastpet.com

$14.99

 

HempBone Bacon Apple Donuts
Phyto Animal Health

KEY FEATURES: A blend of real bacon, apples, cinnamon, flaxseed and 4mg of CBD for a snack with a boost.

SALES TIP: Super safe, these crunchy treats are triple lab tested to verify cannabinoid content and safety.

phytoanimalhealth.com,(888) 871-4505

$34

 

CBD Infused Wellness Dog Biscuits
Austin and Kat

KEY FEATURES: Dog treats infused with full-spectrum CBD, coconut oil, oats, apples, peanut butter, cinnamon and turmeric.

SALES TIP: These small-batch biscuits are made by hand with natural, gluten-free and locally sourced ingredients.

austinandkat.com, (413) 239-7488

$39.95

 

Grain Free Artisanal Hemp Dog Biscuits
Leafy Dog

KEY FEATURES: For dogs who steer clear of grain, these treats contain phyto-nutrients extracted from organic Swiss hemp.

SALES TIP: A portion of all proceeds benefits animal-welfare charities.

theleafydog.com

$25

 

True Hemp Calming Sticks
True Leaf Pet

KEY FEATURES: Hemp seed, omega 3 fatty acids, L-theanine and calming herbs chamomile and lemon balm combine to support healthy brain and nerve function, and emotional balance.

SALES TIP: The stick form occupies a dog’s mind while the ingredients get to work.

trueleafpet.com, (778) 475-5323

$14

 

CBD Oil Collection
CBD DOG Health

KEY FEATURES: Full-spectrum hemp oil blends with lavender in CALM, turmeric and frankincense in EASE, and stands alone in HEAL.

SALES TIP: Cat-safe versions of the oils also are available.

cbddoghealth.com, (252) 512-0129

$24.99

 

Fetch CBD Tincture
Extract Labs

KEY FEAUTURES: Made from American-grown hemp, screened for heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides.

SALES TIP: Created by a veteran with a master’s in engineering and prior experience as an expert instructor in supercritical CO2 extraction.

extractlabs.com, (303) 927-6130

$26

 

PhytoMAXX Hemp Oil
Animal Nutritional Products

KEY FEATURES: Full-spectrum phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil extract with Curcumin C3 Reduct, BioPerine and terpenes.

SALES TIP: The BioPerine and terpenes boost effectiveness and bioavailability.

anppet.com, (516) 448-9765

$20

 

Nano Mist Calming Breath Spray
Creating Better Days

KEY FEATURES: Nano-amplified phytocannabinoids offer higher bioavailability and quicker absorption, and the peppermint oil freshens breath.

SALES TIP: The small, easy-to-use spray bottle makes it easy to treat dogs when out and about.

creatingbetterdays.com, (800) 215-0223

$44

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8 Products to Keep Cats and Dogs Secure in the Car

Car safety becomes a priority for pet parents.

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A GROWING NUMBER OF states — New Jersey, Hawaii, Arizona, Connecticut and Maine, among others — have laws regulating the safety of people and their pets in transit. Even when it’s not mandatory, pet owners are catching on to the importance of safely transporting their animals and limiting driving distractions. Here are eight restraints and other accessories, some crash-tested and all pet-approved.

Buckle n’ Go

K&H Pet Products

KEY FEATURES: Mesh-sided safety seat keeps pet contained. Lead attaches to pet’s collar or harness and snaps into seat belt buckle. Comes in two sizes and two colors.

SALES TIP: One-year limited warranty can add to pet owners’ peace of mind.

khpet.com, (877) 738-5188

$82.99 / $99.99

Impact Dog Car Harness

Kurgo

KEY FEATURES: Available in four sizes, for dogs 10-110 pounds. Crash tests conducted on small, medium and large dummies. Design features four adjustment points and padded chest plate.

SALES TIP: Show Kurgo’s 30-second video of their product crash tests and you’ll likely convert some skeptics.

kurgo.com, (877) 847-3868

$79

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Natural-Step Ramp

Gen7Pets

KEY FEATURES: Getting up and down steep surfaces can be tough on older dogs. This 7-foot long ramp features a wide surface, auto-locks in place and has fake grass for easy gripping.

SALES TIP: Ramp folds up for easy storage and weighs only 17 pounds.

gen7pets.com, (610) 913-1906

$99.99

Bergan Auto Harness

Coastal Pet Products

KEY FEATURES: Crash-tested, available in four adjustable sizes. Run seat belt through harness loops. D-ring connects to any leash for transition from car to walk.

SALES TIP: If the pet is involved in a crash, Coastal will replace the harness for free.

coastalpet.com, (800) 321-0248

$24.99-$33.99

SHERPA Forma Frame Carriers

Worldwise

KEY FEATURES: Crash-tested carriers that use existing LATCH and car seat tether systems for three strong points of contact. Two sizes, for cats and small dogs.

SALES TIP: It’s multi-modal: Extra-small size is part of the Guaranteed On-Board program, a partnership with airlines to standardize pet carriers.

worldwise.com, (303) 623-3327

$149.99 / $199.99

Load Up Harness

Ruffwear

KEY FEATURES: Built with strength-rated hardware and components that withstood rigorous crash testing. Attaches to existing seatbelts, allowing dog to sit or lie down.

SALES TIP: Restraining the dog in the back seat is the goal, while also maintaining comfort on roadtrips.

ruffwear.com, (888) 783-3932

$7.49

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Sleepypod Atom

Sleepypod

KEY FEATURES: Sleek, modern pet carrier doubles as a car seat and airplane travel carrier. For dogs and cats up to 12 pounds.

SALES TIP: Atom has many of the same design features as the Sleepypod Air, with a scaled down size and smaller price tag.

sleepypod.com, (626) 421-6818

$109.99

Drive Harness

EzyDog

KEY FEATURES: Crash-tested safety solution for dogs, featuring an EVA foam that conforms to the dog for a custom fit. Comes in three adjustable sizes.

SALES TIP: Point your customers to the website, which has detailed instructions and video tutorials for getting the perfect fit.

store.ezydog.com, (877) 3EZYDOG

$99

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5 Items You’ll Want in Your Store

Give something for pet fathers this Father’s Day.

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Happy Father’s Day

Offer your male customers a way to show off their pet parent status with the Puppy Daddy necklace by KATE HOLMES DESIGN. The hand-forged sterling silver tag — inspired by a skipping stone — hangs from a sterling silver bead chain, available in 16, 18 and 20 inches. A percentage of sales goes to animal rescue.

$128

kateholmesdesign.com

Pest Control

With warmer weather comes pests. The makers of FIRST SATURDAY LIME have harnessed the power of this all-natural repellant and made it insoluble, therefor safe for humans and pets alike. Use it to create a barrier around your business that keeps out insects and spiders. Available in 5- and 20-pound bags.

$14.99 and $29.99

firstsaturdaylime.com

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Go Pro

PURA NATURALS now has a line for professional groomers: Pro-Coat Grooming. It features the same all-natural, eco-friendly ingredients as the consumer line, rinses quickly and doesn’t clog machines. Made in the U.S., products include shampoo, conditioner, drying spray and facial scrub.

$3.68-$38.95

puranaturalspet.com

Impulse Buy

Put out the LIPPYCLIP and just wait for “What is this?” followed by “Cool! I’ll take one.” This ingenious holder eliminates digging for lip balm in a bag, as it clips onto the outside, a keychain or a leash. Available in fun prints, including Boston Terrier, cats and rabbits. Made in the U.S. by women working from home.

$9.99

lippyclip.com

Temp Control

For stores that breed their own birds and other small animals, BRINSEA offers the TLC Brooder. Both the Eco and Advance models control and display temperature, with the latter also showing humidity and featuring alarms. Its use creates a clean, warm environment for young, sick or injured animals.

$279.99 and $329.99

brinsea.com

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Here Are the Hot-Selling Products and Services for March

See how other pet businesses are doing.

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Snook’s Sweet Potato Fries. We have them sitting on the cash wrap, and people always add a couple to their purchase. They love the price at $1.59 and the fact that they are only one ingredient. — Toni Shelaske, Healthy Pet Products, Pittsburgh, PA

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  • Our best-selling product was Ostrich bones. I think customers liked them because they are something different, not the normal, run-of-the-mill bone, and I’ve seen that customers are wanting different things for their pets. The product that really sold well was the ROAM Pet Treats Boss-trich. — Paula Gorman, Pet Supplies ’N’ More, Muskego, WI
  • Pet Releaf CBD oil. — Krista Lofquist, Wagging Tails Pet Resort & Spaw, West Hartford, CT
  • Treat puzzle toys and treats. West Paw and Outward Hound, primarily. Lots of treats to go in them. We ran two simultaneous promotions: 1. Buy three bags of treats and get the fourth bag free; 2. If you purchase $40 or more of packaged treats, you got a free Outward Hound Pyramid toy. — Michelle Pelletier, Bentley’s Pet Stuff – Grafton, Grafton, WI
  • King’s Cages toy # 248 small, medium and large. A cheap, long-lasting toy that appeals to most birds. Placed at eye level on the toy wall, it’s tough to keep in stock at times. — Paul Lewis, Birds Unlimited, Webster, NY
  • Fluff & Tuff stuffed animals. — Ursula Sanchez, Bucktown Bow & Meow Pet Spa, Chicago, IL
  • We sold a lot of Earth Rated poop bags. Lots of the impulse 99-cent ones at the register but also from our Spring Cleanup end cap. — Jess Smith, Chow Hound Pet Supplies – Standale, Walker, MI
  • Dr. Gary’s Best Breed dog food. Our customers love that it’s made in Ohio and formulated by a veterinarian who truly understands nutrition. We did a promotion to give away small bags to grooming clients who weren’t buying their dog food from us. — Mark Vitt, Mutts & Co. Delaware, OH
  • Beside food and treats, we sold the Worthy Dog Seattle Slicker Raincoats that average around $30. I like this coat since it has a waterproof exterior, hood, hole for a leash to attach to a harness, and has cute designed fabric on the interior of the jacket. — Laura Haupt, Bark & Meow, Tarrytown, NY
  • Duck feet by K9 Kravings. We get a 10-pound bulk box and sell them for 72 cents each. It’s an easy “potato chip” snack for the dogs, and we give them out at events. It really gets people talking. Another big hit has been been Jack & Pup pig ears, $1.99, and they have a Frequent Buyer Program on Astro: Buy 12 get one free. People love that there’s a chew option for that! — Annabell Bivens, The Dog Store, Alexandria, VA
  • Currently, the Off Leash treats by Buddy’s Kitchen are our best seller. They come in four flavors and are perfect to use in classes. They are made to be smelly so as to perk the interest of the dog. They are also truly soft and pliable, unlike other treats. — Sandy House, The Store at Paws, Hamden, CT
  • Best sellers included: Nutrisource kibble, smallbatch raw food and Go Dog (Worldwise) toys. — Jennifer Flanagan, Nature’s Pet Market Sherwood, Sherwood, OR
  • The Honest Kitchen Pour Overs. “Buy three get one free” works well for us as an attention grabber for new wet foods. — Jack Carey, Amoskeag Pet Supply, Manchester, NH
  • CBD oil. We use Holistic Hound. Training was our best selling service. — Dani Edgerton, Paws on Main, Columbiana, OH
  • Live daphnia for fish — I sell a lot cause I am passionate about it. — Danny Bik, Wet Pets SRQ, Sarasota, FL
  • Fromm dog food. While our employees recommend it, I feel like customers are doing their research and finding out about this brand on their own. I feel like we just can’t keep it on the shelf! We also brought in their Crunchy O treat line and that’s doing well too. — Marissa Flatley, Animal House Grooming & Pet Supplies, Abescon, NJ
  • Primal Pet Foods goat milk. We can’t keep it in stock. — Nancy Guinn, Dog Krazy, Fredericksburg, VA
  • With nice weather approaching, people were taking their dogs (and their treats) outside. Frozen raw bones (marrow, neck, patellas) were a huge hit for us in March. — Johnna Devereaux, Fetch RI, Richmond, RI
  • Exo Terra terrariums were hot items again. Our policy is to have ample stock on hand as they are glass and difficult to ship. So we have little internet competition, and many retail stores don’t have the space we do. — Jungle Bob Smith, Jungle Bob Enterprises, Centereach, NY
  • The unseasonably cold and cruddy weather was a huge factor in our sales … lots of cabin fever stories from our customers, so they were looking for “boredom busters.” We sold a good number of Himalayan yak chews, Earth Animal No-Hide Chews and bully sticks. West Paw toys and Soda Pup toys that you can hide treats in were also popular. — Kaye Busse-Kleber, Bark on Mulford, Rockford, IL

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  • Dog behavioral consults … yup the kiddos are acting up! We sell 45-minute consults with our trainer to help diagnose the problem and structure a strategy for a personalized intervention. Some dogs can then get put into our group training classes, while other clients opt for private lessons. It’s great to be able to help get these pups on the right track and to become well socialized family dogs. — Angela Pantalone, Wag Central, Stratford, CT

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