You may have seen some glowing testimonials online from pet parents that CBD has helped their dog with anxiety, arthritis, digestive problems and other ailments and want to give it a try for your pup. The key to CBD and pets is to go with a trusted manufacturer that produces high-quality products.
Honest Paws is an up-and-coming brand in the crowded pet CBD marketplace. They make a variety of CBD products specifically formulated for pets, including oils, soft chews, bites, peanut butter and a skin balm. But are their products trustworthy and effective?
- Pros & Cons
- Key Features
- Products & Pricing
- Recommended Dosing
- Customer Reviews
- How Did Honest Paws Get Started? (Video)
- Alternatives To Honest Paws
- Independent lab testing (all results available on website & with product packaging)
- CBD derived from organic hemp grown in Colorado
- GMO-free and soy-free
- Treats include glucosamine for joint health
- Supercritical CO2 extraction
- Products for dogs, cats and horses
- Made in the USA
- 30-day money-back guarantee (full refund or exchange)
- Lab results say they don't test for pesticides (many others do)
- They don't tell you the quantity of treats in each bag and how many ounces the oils are (and product images on website are too small to see)
- Full spectrum CBD (contains CBD, CBG, CBC, terpenes and other cannabinoids for the full entourage effect)
- 30-day money-back guarantee is one of the best — you can get a refund even if you’ve opened the product (many others only give refunds for unopened products)
- Their Mobility Soft Chews are designed to reduce joint pain: ingredients include CBD, chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine HCL, hyaluronic acid and Boswellia serrata powder
- Offers several different oils geared toward specific health concerns:
- Wellness for overall health (CBD only)
- Calm for anxiety (CBD and chamomile)
- Relief for aches and pains (CBD and ginger)
- Mobility for joint stiffness (CBD and turmeric)
You can save 15% if you subscribe to monthly auto shipments on all products. Shipping is free over $40.
The milligrams are the concentration of CBD in each bottle (higher mg work better for bigger dogs).
- $39.95 per 125mg bottle (dogs under 25 pounds)
- $49.95 per 250mg bottle (dogs 25-50 pounds)
- $79.95 per 500mg bottle (dogs over 50 pounds)
- $39.95 for cats
- $149.95 for horses
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CBD Dog Treats
- Bites (Calm & Relief): $24.95 per bag
- Soft Chews (Calm & Mobility): $39.95 per bag
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Other CBD Products
- Coconut Oil: $23.76 per 120mg jar (for dogs and cats)
- Peanut Butter: $25.46 per 160mg jar
- Skin Balm: $29.95
CBD dosing can be confusing for pet parents because every manufacturer is unique in its dosing guidelines. That’s why we always try to give you a good idea of each company’s recommendations in our product reviews. Here’s the lowdown on Honest Paws’ dosing suggestions.
This is what Honest Paws says on their website about getting started with CBD and your pet.
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.
IMPORTANT: We at Canine Journal recommend consulting with your vet before starting any new treatment. They can help you determine the best dosage recommendations for your pet.
Honest Paws recommends giving your dog one full dropper of CBD oil each day. However, it’s hard for us to give you more details than that. Unlike some other companies that have detailed dosing guidelines posted on their websites (which include how much CBD is in each dose), Honest Paws doesn’t post that information on their site. And it’s unclear if that information is included in their product packaging.
Honest Paws’ chews and bites are 5mg per treat. They recommend:
- Less than 25 pounds: One treat per day
- 25-50 pounds: Two treats per day
- Over 50 pounds: Three treats per day
We’ve been buying Joint Support Hemp Chews for our 12 yr old GS who has a really hard time getting up. It has worked really well for him and he looks forward to getting them twice a day. Also their customer service is great. Called yesterday about my auto-renew order and Jonathan was very helpful and said he would look into it and email me today…and he did!!! Thank you Honest Paws for helping my dog and great customer service! – Guest, Trustpilot 4/9/2020
I’ve just been using the CBD calming treats for a short time, but I can already see a difference in my skittish adoptee from Puerto Rico. There are so many new things that frighten her, but the treats are helping tremendously. I will probably go on auto order now that I know how well they work. I did a lot of research before I chose Honest Paws and I would recommend them to anyone who wants to try CBD for their dog. – Nana C., BBB 3/28/2020
Be very weary of ordering from this company. They BAIT AND SWITCHED me. My dog has anxiety and I wanted to try CBD. I had a coupon for 15% off at Honest Paws because I was a first time customer, so decided to try out Calm Aid for him. Before I finalized my order I got a pop up offering a second jar of Calm Aid. Since my dog is big and it was recommended that I use 3 pills daily, I decided to add the second jar. Everything looked fine until I got the email confirming my order where I noticed that the second jar was not discounted at all – a classic BAIT AND SWITCH. I contacted the company immediately and the discount was not applied for the second jar. They did say I could return the second jar, which I did as soon as it arrived. However, when they received the return, they only credited me for the first (discounted) jar. After reaching out again, there had been complete radio silence. – Alison S., Trustpilot 1/22/2020
Check out this short video to learn the story behind Honest Paws and its dog-loving owners.
Honest Paws gets excellent overall reviews from pet parents for the effectiveness of their high-quality CBD products and their customer service. Their pricing is fairly competitive among the top brands, and their 30-day money-back guarantee is among the best in the industry.
However, it’s a head-scratcher that the third-party lab they use doesn’t test for pesticides when many others do. To be fair, though, Honest Paws does say they use organic hemp for their CBD extract (organic=no pesticides). If you want to compare other high-quality options, read our best CBD oils for dogs article and our reviews of several other CBD treats.
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