Dope Dog’s CBD pet products are gaining popularity after being featured on The O-List in the October 2019 issue of Oprah Magazine. This October issue is the first-ever to feature a pet-themed O-List.
The item highlighted is the Dope Dropper which contains 500mg of CBD suspended in biologically appropriate MCT coconut oil. According to Dope Dog’s website, the Dope Dropper is popular for helping with separation anxiety, reducing inflammation, and promoting calmness and balance.
Dope Dog was founded in 2017 by pet parents Erin Mastopietro and Michael Benatar to help treat issues their dogs faced. “Unsatisfied with the quality and strength of products available in the pet market, we knew there was a better way. This is what led to the creation of Dope Dog’s first product, Calming Crunchies.”, said Benatar, Co-founder.
The brand caters to the savvy pet owner with their small-batch, human-grade line-up. They are best known for their line of Calming Crunchies, including an oven-baked peanut butter biscuit with 6mg of CBD per treat, 50% higher than the industry average. All products and ingredients are sourced and created in the United States, a tough claim to make in the pet industry.
Dope Dog uses organic, industrial hemp grown in Colorado. According to their product descriptions, their hemp is extracted by the hydrocarbon method and purified by chromatography, making it top food grade. It is also guaranteed to be free of heavy metals, pesticides, and herbicides. Consumers may appreciate that every batch is third-party lab-tested to guarantee purity and safety. Dope Dog makes it easy to reference test results with a scannable QR code on all products which links directly to a page on their website, updated with the latest lab tests for each product.
The competition in the CBD market for pets is growing. Luckily, trend spotting seems to be Dope Dog’s strong suit. They recently launched Soothing Suds, the first CBD pet shampoo designed to soothe dry, itchy skin by reducing topical inflammation.
“We are in research and development to expand our topical line, which will allow our customers to administer CBD onto their pet’s skin, coat, and paws in new ways. We expect this to be a game-changer because of all the requests we get on this particular topic.”, said Erin Mastopietro, Co-founder.