Has this product been researched?

Yes. Following Elite’s ongoing collaboration with university research studies and the ongoing positive results, we are proud to have the whole pet products available to the public through our retail partners nationwide. Elite continues to support the ongoing research studies at CSU veterinary school and makes ongoing donations to pet rescue centers nationwide to collect additional feedback and responses from consumers.

An early link to information about the study is available here.

Is this a hemp or medical cannabis product?

When asked if our plants are hemp or cannabis (or marijuana even), there is a bit of clarification needed:

In botanical terms, all are ‘cannabis’ (‘marijuana’ is just a derogatory term used during prohibition). Hemp is generally referring to fiber and oilseed varieties that produce very little in the way of cannabinoids such as CBD. Some companies (primarily in Europe where there is an abundance of hectares of fiber and oilseed hemp) will process massive amounts of bulk to retrieve small amounts of oil/cannanbinoids. On the other side of the cannabis family are what are considered drug varieties and they come in 4 primary ‘types’ – three of which include: Type1=THC dominant, Type 2=balanced THC:CBD, and Type 3 = CBD dominant.

In Colorado – there is a unique situation where farmers are allowed to grow CBD rich cannabis strains (type 3 drug varieties), harvest them at a strategic date/timeframe, and maintain compliance with ‘industrial hemp’ regulations – that is ensuring there is very little (below .3% THC) in the final plant material. This allows for the ‘hemp’ farms to produce a full-spectrum cannabinoid rich oils that are still derived from ‘industrial hemp’.

So while we call our plants ‘hemp’, that is simply a nomenclature issue based on regulatory compliance.

In the words of the late Jack Herer – “It’s all hemp! Food, Fiber, Fuel, and Medicine!!!”

Is this product legal?

Yes. The product is derived from compliant industrial hemp crops harvested in Colorado and audited by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. All oils were processed in our laboratories in Loveland, Colorado that was the first to obtain certification from the Denver Health Department for CBD oils sold in the City of Denver. Despite ongoing controversy, naturally occurring cannabinoids in legal hemp crops were defined as legal by the 9th circuit court in the 2004 HIA vs. DEA precedent.

What is the appropriate dosage?

The doctors that we collaborate with have recommended between 1/2 to 1mg per pound of the pets body weight.

Increments up to a full ML is marked on each graduated dropper to help ensure you provide consistent amounts to your pet.

  • The 600mg formula has 20mg per ML
  • The 1200mg formula has 40mg per ML
  • The 2400mg formula has 80mg per ML

Feel free to start lower, but also note that the studies we have been involved in went up to a significantly higher dosage amount with no negative side effects.

Where can I purchase Whole Pet CBD?

National sales and wholesale distribution is currently available through Mary’s Nutritionals (htttp://Marysnutritionals.com).  You can also see our Retailers list on the home page for a list of locations where you can get Whole Pet products.

Will it get my pet ‘high’?

No. While our oils are full spectrum, whole-plant extractions, there are only trace amounts of THC (the chemical in cannabis that gets you ‘high’) in the oils used in the Whole Pet products.