Who doesn’t love to give their pet treats? Mine are all spoiled with treats a few times a day.
Last week, my husband picked up some great pet samples for me at PepCom Tots & Tails in New York. Today’s treats are from Pet Ness. According to their website, Pet Ness developed because the owners wanted to give their pets the best possible quality of life. They have treats, biscuits, and tinctures, including a tincture for cats, all containing full spectrum hemp oil. The hemp oil is sourced in Colorado.
There is so much news lately about the benefits of CBD and hemp oil, so what’s the difference? In basic terms, hemp oil is a broad combination containing cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes to give the full benefits from the plant while CBD Oil is one cannabinoid that is isolated.
Cali, my 11 lb. morkie, has some anxiety and also some joint issues. I’ve been giving her CBD oil for several months now, and it definitely seems to help. I use it twice per day, dropped on her food.
Pet Ness offers tinctures that you can add to your dogs’ food, like I do, but they also offer treats that can be used for specific situations. For example, if you have a dog that stresses about visitors, or vet appointments, you could feed their calm treats about an hour before the appointment.
With names like Mobility, Thrive, Calm, and Happy, Pet Ness makes it pretty easy to figure out which treat might be the right one for your dog. Mobility is for joint care. Thrive is formulated for heart health. Calm has ingredients to help with anxiety, and Happy helps boost mood.
The first treat I checked out was Happy biscuits. Happy contains 1.5mg of hemp oil per treat. Small dogs would get one treat while larger dogs could have up to three. I picked up the cute package and was overwhelmed with delicious smells when I opened it. Cali came right over to see what I had. I was trying to decide if I should taste one of these myself, they smell SO good! Happy treats are a vegan blend of oats, sweet potato, pumpkin, carrots and more. They smell and look like a delicious little cookie. The treats are about an inch in diameter, and a lovely orange color with flecks in them, probably from the oats. They are hard and crunchy, but softer than a typical dog biscuit. My little Morkie had no trouble chewing it up. It didn’t take Cali long to learn the smell of these treats, and the second the bag opened she would appear from wherever she was napping hoping for another. They were definitely a hit!
Calm was the next treat I checked out. These have 4mg of hemp oil each along with chamomile, lamb, and palm fruit oil. These treats are formulated to help with anxiety, sleep issues, and to help calm tummies. Like the other treats, it is recommended you feed 1-3 treats depending on the weight of your dog. The Calm treats have a stronger smell, a bit mineral-ish, kind of earthy. They are softer and smaller than the Happy treats. Each one is a small little nugget, maybe half an inch long. They are drier and more crumbly than the first treats.
What did Cali think? Well, she didn’t come running when I opened the bag. The first time I fed her one she sniffed it and jumped back. I wish I had a video! She picked it up in her mouth and kind of tossed it and then did a silly little doggy dance around it. Finally, she started rolling on it! I know others have dogs that find things outside and roll all over them, maybe trying to mask their own scent? Cali loves to roll on things, but I’ve never seen her roll on a treat. Why she chose to roll on this treat, I have no idea.
I’ve offered her the Calm treats a few more times, and they just aren’t her thing. Maybe it’s the lamb as it isn’t something I usually feed? Whatever it is, there is no way for me to see how she reacts to the ingredients if she won’t eat it.
Bottom Line: Happy Biscuits were definitely a hit. I like the all natural ingredients, my dog likes the taste, and the little bit of hemp oil is a nice bonus. I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy the Calm treats, but maybe that is just my picky dog that won’t eat them. I do feel the crumbly soft chews are a little messy compared to the Happy Biscuits, and with the hemp oil concentration, I would like them to stay together better so I have a good idea of how much oil my pet is getting.
Both the soft Calm treats, and the Happy Biscuits are available on the Pet Ness website for $34.99 for 120 gm/4.23 ounces. This seems a little pricey to me, but not out of line for a quality treat with lab-tested hemp oil.
Check them out at Pet Ness