How to's & guides
How do the tinctures work?
Your pet, like any living being, has specific cannabinoid receptors in their brain and central nervous systems that make up what we call the “endocannabinoid system” where the Cannabinoids(CBD products) latch on and support your pets endocannabinoid system by supplying the essential phyto-nutrients they need. The ways of usage is either orally or topically.
Where do I apply these products?
You can apply our products topically or orally depending on what products you and your dog prefer. Our packaging will also include instructions for application.
How often should I reward my pet with a Honest Paws product?
You can treat your pet with these products as often as you’d like! We do suggest following our guideline with the recommended dosage by weight. Occasionally, improvements will take more than one treatment. To control pain, give approximately every 8 hours. For other uses, or to break unwanted behavior patterns, give once or twice a day. Our products are safe to use, all natural, pesticide free, and organic!
What is the proper dosage for my pet?
The proper amount of CBD is an art - not a science. Meaning most pet parents will need to play around with the amount of CBD they give your pet until they see the desired effects. With that said, here are some tips and tricks to get you started:
For pets under 25 lbs, we recommend 5mg of CBD per day.
For pets between 25 and 50 lbs, we recommend 10mg of CBD per day.
For pets over 50 lbs, we recommend 15mg of CBD per day.
With that said, every pet is unique and may require less OR more CBD to get the desired effect. If your pet is new to CBD, we recommend starting with half the recommended amount and then increase from there. Your pet may respond well to 50% of the recommended amount. However, if you do not notice a change, you can increase the dose to the full, recommended amount.
As mentioned before, some pets may require more CBD. In that case, it is perfectly acceptable to increase the amount of CBD given. However, you will want to do so slowly over time. For instance, if our 5lb pet is not responding to 5mg of CBD, then we would recommend increasing the amount by 50% the following day. Meaning, the 5lb pet would receive 7.5mg of CBD. You can continue to increase the amount until you see the desired effects.
Is Honest Paws just for dogs or can I give it to my cat, guinea pig, rabbit, horse or other pet?
All animals have endocannabinoid receptors so our CBD products are completely safe for can be used for any animal, we would just suggest going by the recommended dosage by weight.
Are Honest Paws products legal?
Yes, All of our products are legal and can be shipped across all 50 states. CBD is a safe, lawful and effective option with huge health benefits that won't get your pet "high" or on a "buzz".
Will Honest Paws products get my dog “high”?
CBD is the non psychoactive party of Cannabis. These products do not contain THC- cannabis’ primary psychoactive component. Our products are 100% natural and non-toxic. It is not possible for your pet to “overdose” using our CBD products.
How long does it take for these products to take effect?
It can take 20 minutes to an hour depending on the size of your pet. It is always a good idea when giving CBD to your dog to start off with a small serving and work your way up to a higher serving slowly. Individual results may vary.
I don’t know if I should get the treats, tinctures - can you help me?
There is no real difference between the products other than convenience for the owner. Tinctures may be added to your dog’s food or administered directly into their mouth, treats are taken orally.
What are the known side effects of taking Honest Paws products?
There are no side effects to our products unless your dog has any type allergies from what is listed on the ingredients list. The only side effect would be drowsiness. These products are all natural and made with 100% pure hemp oil.
Can I give my pet these products if they are on other medications?
Absolutely! These products are safe while taking other medications. They will not interfere with any other medications they are taking.
If my pet has multiple conditions that can be supported by CBD, which type of product do I buy?
Honest Paws condition-specific lines are unique in that the CBD oil used in each line is specific to that use case. For instance, the CBD oil in our Calm line contains terpenes that are known for promoting relaxation. Whereas, the CBD oil used in our Relief line contains terpenes that are known for relieving discomfort. If your pet is dealing with two different conditions, you have a couple of options.
For best results, we recommend purchasing one product for each condition. For instance, if your dog experiences nervousness and has limited mobility, we recommend that you purchase something from our Calm line and something from our Mobility line. For dosing, you would have half of your dog’s daily dose come from the Calm product and the other half come from the Mobility product.
Another option is the Honest Paws Wellness line. This line is not targeted toward a specific use case but rather promotes overall wellbeing. The Wellness line has been known to support relaxation and mobility, relieve discomfort, combat seasonal allergies and skin irritation, as well as boost the immune system.
What is the difference between Mobility & Relief lines?
There is definite overlap between Honest Paws Mobility and Relief lines. However, they were developed for two very different reasons.
Honest Paws Mobility line supports your pet’s mobility. More specifically, it enhances your pet’s joint health so that they can move about more freely. This line is great for aging pets that are having a harder time getting around.
Honest Paws Relief line is more focused on relieving discomfort. For instance, if your pet recently had surgery or is perhaps recovering from an injury and cannot seem to get comfortable, this is a great option. The Relief line works by supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself so your pet can be healthy, happy, and comfortable!