In my ongoing quest to support small businesses, I'm happy to share some intel on a *very local Colorado CBD company called Suzie's CBD Treats. They sell both CBD-infused treats for pets and CBD tincture drops. As you may recall, we use a combination of CBD drops and an over-the-counter med (meclizine) for motion sickness since both Tori and Stix get car-sick because of our long, winding drive down the canyon, and this combo works WAY better than the expensive veterinary prescription med for car-sick pets. Let's look at what makes products from Suzie's CBD Treats special. [Hint: They even sell special peanut butter for dogs with CBD in it.]
Suzie's CBD Treats - a Colorado CBD Company
(Yes, this is a sponsored post.)
I enjoyed a nice laugh with the team at Suzie's CBD Treats because they didn't realize at first how close our two businesses sit in Colorado. A real "Howdy, neighbor!" moment, with us being about 18 miles apart and them being located very near where Mr. Champion of My Heart grew up.
Here's what I like about the Suzie's CBD Treats version of cannabidiol (CBD) and the company itself:
- It comes from plants grown on their own farm here in Colorado, which is USDA certified organic. You can see video clips of their farm / fields on the website.
- They get third-party testing for every batch of CBD produced. More on that below.
- They provide clear dosing instructions, including marked droppers.
- The Suzie's CBD Treats team handles every step of product creation and delivery themselves:
- They donate 10% of profits to local rescues and shelters.
- The company also commits to being loyal to other small businesses and independent retailers.
Suzie's CBD Treats Certificate of Analysis
The certificate of analysis below for Suzie's CBD Treats March 2021 batch of CBD provides information on which cannabinoids get produced in the plants they grow. You can see that the independent testing company identified (at least trace amounts) of 15 cannabinoids. In CBD-world lingo, it's referred to as "full spectrum."
- Delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA-A)
- Delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta 9THC)
- Cannabidiolic acid (CBDA)
- Cannabidiol (CBD)
- Delta 8-Tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta 8THC)
- Cannabinolic Acid (CBNA)
- Cannabinol (CBN)
- Cannabigerolic acid (CBGA)
- Cannabigerol (CBG)
- Tetrahydrocannabivarinic Acid (THCVA)
- Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)
- Cannabidivarinic Acid (CBDVA)
- Cannabidivarin (CBDV)
- Cannabichromenic Acid (CBCA)
- Cannabichromene (CBC)
For perspective, experts estimate there are 600 cannabis molecules and of those more than 180 cannabinoids (and other compounds called terpenes and flavonoids) produced by plants classified as hemp.
Hemp and marijuana are both types of cannabis, but the new rules from the 2018 Farm Bill on the legal status of plants comes from their biochemical / pharmacological qualities (rather than plant species). In a big veterinary magazine article I researched last year about CBD, I wrote the following: " ... hemp is now defined as cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) with less than 0.3%, on a dry weight basis, of THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol) — the psychoactive compound in marijuana. This percentage comes from tests done at harvest. In theory, and probably in reality, licensed growers could harvest marijuana plants early, before THC levels get too high, to fit the hemp classification."
I should probably write a whole other post on the important things I learned in my research last year, but for now, simply know that you can (and should) ASK your favorite CBD company to send you their certificate of analysis like the one below from Suzie's CBD Treats.
Stuck at home ...
Because of the ongoing COVD pandemic, I'm not taking the dogs anywhere, so I haven't had the chance to try Suzie's CBD Treats drops for Stix and Tori's car tummy troubles, but maybe we'll get to take a couple of adventures this summer after more people get vaccinated.
Until then, if you're in the market for CBD products for your pets, take a look at our new friends at Suzie's CBD Treats.
I personally prefer to dose it like a medication or supplement, rather than functional treats, but I'm counter-trend on that. Functional treats are HUGE. Suzie's has a bunch of treats. Heck, they even have special CBD peanut butter for dogs. I'm not kidding.