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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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PETS+ Readers Share Hot-Selling Products and Services for January

Facebook live was a great help to one of our retailers.

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Zignature dog food. Frequent buyer programs. Extensive social media campaigns. — John Kasabucki, Woodbury Pet Commons, Woodbury, CT

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  • Benebones and Earth Animal No Hide Chews. We can’t keep either on the shelves! — Melissa Flatley, Animal House Grooming & Pet Supplies, Abescon, NJ
  • Safe Paw Ice Melter. We are one of very few places that sell the 35-pound bucket in addition to the smaller jug. We really believe in the non-toxic aspect as opposed to what others call safer-for-pets ice melt. We also stress the fact that Safe Paw does not deteriorate wood and concrete. We promote it in our newsletter as well as social media. At other stores, this product goes in and out of stock. We work hard to keep it in stock so our customers can be sure that they will be able to find it at our store. — Todd Ruppenthal, Happy Husky Bakery, Evanston, IL
  • Our best seller in January was the full line of Fromm’s new Crunchy Os. Anything from Fromm sells well for us, but the fun names, bright packaging and promotional coupons make them especially attractive. — Jack Carey, Amoskeag Pet Supply, Manchester, NH
  • We sold out of our Natural Dog Company paw soother rollers, which glide onto cracked and dry paws like a deodorant stick. We also have been educating clients about how soothing Nagayu C02 bath tablets are on dry and flaky winter skin and coats, and selling it as an upgrade on baths for $10-$20 extra. — Adrienne Preuss, Animal Loving Care, Brooklyn, NY
  • Ratherbee Blue Rat cat toys and Greenies did well in January. — Keefer Dickerson, Nashville Pet Products, Nashville, TN
  • A new canned cat food topped the list for January: Weruva Cats in the Kitchen Goldie Lox. — Eric Mack, Purrrfect Bark Market, Columbus, NC
  • Nutrisource. Customers like that it feeds out better than any other mid-grade food and has shown better results. My moderate-income customers buy it and rotate proteins. — Jennifer Flanagan, Nature’s Pet Market Sherwood, Sherwood, OR
  • CBD oil and supplements. We have Pet Releaf, Super Snouts and Colorado Hemp Honey. — Jodi Etienne, Razzle Dazzle Doggie Bowtique, Kankakee, IL
  • Boots! And all things ice related. We sold out of ice melt, Musher’s Secret, PawZ Wax and rubber boots, Hott Doggers boots by Muttluks, Alcott boots, Ethical Pet boots and sweaters, Hugglehounds coats and any other warm winter gear we had laying around. It was a cold one up in the Mitten. — Jess Smith, Chow Hound Pet Supplies – Standale, Walker, MI
  • The cold weather in January boosted our sales of the Kurgo Loft jackets. I did a Facebook Live and featured my Pug wearing one of the jackets. We sold out the next day. The jacket is popular because it is lightweight, reversible and water resistant and comes in some great colors! — Wendy Megyese, Muttigans, Emerald Isle, NC
  • Vital Essentials treats and their raw bar. Sometimes we do a BOGO sale on the raw bar. — Sandy House, The Store at Paws, Hamden, CT
  • Elevate dog food, sold to brick-and-mortar stores only! — Greg Gorski, Cody Pet Depot, Cody, WY

Services

  • Self-wash. We did about 340 baths. We run a “Downtown Tuesday Special at 50%.” We also ran a promo in December that gave customers $10 for every $50 spent, but they had to return in January. — Jennifer Larsen, Firehouse Pet Shop, Wenatchee, WA
  • Our top-selling service in January was our Ditch the Itch Package. We discuss skin, coat and comfort when checking in clients and how the dry, cold air of winter affects our pets’ skin just as it does ours. The package includes an oat protein shampoo and deep moisturizing conditioner. We also take the opportunity to discuss nutritional support for the skin and the benefits of adding omega fatty acids to their pets’ routine. — Teresa Hogge, Belly Rubs N Suds, Ashburn, VA
  • Fifty percent of sales was for 20-minute dog walks. Our customers appreciate the value of having a midday potty break for their pets, and we appreciate the brevity so we can visit more customers during the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. timeframe. — Sherri Schott, Rishlyn Rovers Pet Services, Perry Hall, MD
  • Our best service in January would be our W.O.D.S. Program (Work Out Doggie Style). Who would expect something like this is a MALL?! WODS is an innovated exercise program for dogs and their humans, developed and designed by Cool Dog Gear. Think about it: Who could ask for a better gym partner than your dog? WODS is a one-on-one, by-appointment, 45-minute workout session. We guide the human/dog team through a series of obstacle and exercises that mentally and physically challenge both the human and their dog. I sometimes refer to it as preschool for agility with a twist. There are no rules. We work within the ability levels of both the human and dog. They both go home tired! We offer classes every day at both of our stores — and we still have a waiting list! — Sue Hepner, Cool Dog Gear, Roslyn, PA

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Here Are April’s 5 Business-Boosting Products

…From having the right photo to disaster preparedness brochures.

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Free Images

Customers make the best models for marketing materials, but sometimes you just don’t have the right photo. Enter PIXABAY. This online service offers free stock images licensed for commercial use without attribution. There are plenty of pet-centric options for social media posts and more.

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Hair, Hair Go Away

Pet hair sticks to just about everything. The FURZAPPER helps unstick it. This tacky, flexible disc goes through the washer and dryer with bedding, towels, clothing and whatever else that needs hair, dust and/or debris removed.

$14.99 for two-pack

furzapper.com

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Fitness Fun

Boarding and daycare facilities, pick up KYRA’S CANINE CONDITIONING. This new book from Kyra Sundance features activities designed to build confidence, strength, coordination and mental focus in pups. Fun training sessions make excellent add-on options.

$19.99

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No Escape

Having a dog get loose while in your care can be devastating — to the pet parents and your business. DIG DEFENCE helps secure fenced areas by extending your fence below ground. The galvanized steel barriers come in a variety of sizes and quantities, and are easy to install.

Price Varies

digdefence.com

Planning Brochures

Provide customers with tips on how to get their pets safely through hot and cold weather, disasters and holidays with PET SITTERS INTERNATIONAL brochures, which feature a back panel for customization to your business.

$18 and $20 for 100 per individual topic

petsit.com

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From Soft Chews to Dog Harnesses, Here Are April’s 10 Latest Pet Products

Don’t forget the high-tech fountain!

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Fiesta Fun

From ZIPPYPAWS comes the new Fiesta plush squeaky-toy line, starring Liam the Llama. Pups with the entire collection can follow Liam and his friends — including Carmen the Cactus and Santiago the Sugar Skull — as they help Piñata find his missing candies.

zippypaws.com

$6.99-$13.99

High-Tech Fountain

Not all people like the sound of running water. With that in mind, EYENIMAL created the SmartBloom Pet Fountain. It can be set to run continuously, periodically or when activated by a motion sensor — all three settings encourage cats and small dogs to drink. A charcoal filter cleans and aerates the water.

eyenimal.com

$76.99

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Soft CBD

For dogs and cats who don’t like hard treats, HOLISTIC HOUND introduces Soft Chews. The water-soluble, full-spectrum hemp and mushroom supplements also contain ashwagandha to further promote calmness, hormone balance, immunity and joint health. Each chew contains 6 mg of CBD, with beef broth and beef liver for palatability. Available in packages of 30.

holistichound.com

$45

Home Security

Thanks to tight wire spacing, the Deluxe Critter Home from PREVUE PET PRODUCTS proves the ideal home for guinea pigs, ferrets, chinchillas, rats and sugar gliders. Pet-safe locks also help keep small animals contained in the roomy 37-inches-long by 23⅛-inches-wide by 63⅜-inches-high space.

prevuepet.com

$224.99

Go Fish

SPECTRUM BRANDS adds Electric Green Long-Fin Barbs to its GloFish offerings. Like others in the species, they have vivid fluorescent color and bold stripes, and display best under GloFish Aquarium LED Lights.

glofish.com

$9.99-$11.99

Such A Skamp

WEST PAW launches Skamp, the latest in its Zogoflex Echo toy collection. Dogs will love how far it flies and the three lobes for interactive play. Skamp also floats! Pet parents will appreciate the soft, hollow construction that proves easier on puppy and senior teeth, and its nontoxic, BPA- and phthalate-free status. Made in the USA, dishwasher safe and available in Jungle Green, Melon and Eggplant.

westpaw.com

$17.95

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TGIF

With the Friday Collective line, EZYDOG has elevated the look of its most popular products: the Quick Fit Harness, Chest Plate Harness, Double Up Collar and Zero Shock Leash. The accessories feature genuine ultra-soft denim with leather and brass accents, and the same trusted functionality and durability.

ezydog.com

$19-$40

Fancy!

ADVANTEK created the Pet Gazebo for those dogs, cats and other animals who need a bit more space and style in a kennel. The portable, lightweight and easy-to-assemble gazebo comes in 3-foot, 4-foot, 5-foot and 8-foot heights, with side paneling available to connect multiple units, as well as additional accessories and canopy color options.

advantekpet.com

$129

Graze on This

Wishbone Graze for Dogs and Cats uses free-range, grass-fed New Zealand beef and lamb as its main protein source to entice even the pickiest of pets. From WISHBONE FOODS, it also contains a blend of farm-fresh fruits and herbal botanicals, and comes enriched with vitamins A, B complex, D3 and E, plus minerals and taurine. Recipes are cooked in small batches at low temperatures to help keep enzymes, vitamins and minerals intact. There are no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, by-products, fillers or corn on the ingredient list. Available in 4-pound and 12-pound bags for dogs and cats, and also in 24-pound bags for dogs.

wishbonepet.com

$14.99-$59.99

L.I.D. for Kitties

KOHA introduces Limited Ingredient Diet, its first shredded L.I.D. for cats. The single-protein beef, chicken, duck, lamb and turkey entrées in gravy contain no grain, potato, pea, carrageenan or GMO ingredients. Available in 2.8-ounce pouch and 5.5-ounce can.

kohapet.com

$1.99 per pouch, starting at $2.49 per can

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