CBD, California, CEO discussed on Let's Talk Pets
Welcome back to pets business on Pelee radio. With us now is Juliana. CEO and founder treatable Juliana. Welcome to the show. Thank you for having me. Absolutely pleasure to have you. This is a very interesting topic in one I hear more and more about these days. So I tell us a little bit about the background in the origin a treatable, and then we'll get into some of the fun education that you can provide the audience. Okay. Sounds good. So we started treatable in two thousand thirteen largely because the patients in California that we're using our human edible products that are infused with teach CNC be they actually started to ask us questions. Like, hey, can I give this savory pret- to my dog? Or can I give a piece of caramel corn to my cat and just witnessing the level of toxic city that we'd seen with dogs getting into you know, they're human companions edibles. This sort of triggered the idea that we needed to figure out which compounds in this plant are appropriate for animals how they differ from what we might give humans and actually provide. Perfect for pet owners that they can use without any concern for MTC. Toxicity. And and thinking about THC just to elaborate a little bit on what you said earlier teach is psychoactive, and I know that we've sort of come to a point in history where we're identifying CBD as the so-called therapeutic can teach see actually has therapeutic value as well. It's a fantastic analgesic. It's just that. Unfortunately, small small doses of THC can be toxic especially dogs. And so what we really set out to do with the treatable product line is to create a product with the connivance profile that we thought was appropriate for animals, and that's actually quite different than what we would suggest humans to us. Gotcha. That's helpful makes a ton of sense. So how does work in specifically how does it work benefit dogs? So CBD is one of many therapeutic can avenue it's that come from cannabis and hemp, and it just happens to have what I think is the longest list of therapeutic value, but there's there's other chemicals in our product that come from the plant that are also therapeutic, and they have different uses, you know, every animal that suffering whether it's from anxiety or arthritis or seizures all of these different animals have different deficiencies happening within their Endo cannabinoid systems. And when we give these animals combination of these therapeutic Cavanaugh, it's that are actually non psychoactive, it can have a profound effect for many conditions that really what's happening is the receptor system of these animals because all animals have an Endo cab annoyed system. Just like humans. Do the receptors are really wide open to receive the. The therapeutic benefits of these avenue. It's when they enter the system, you know, the thinking is that are Indo cannabinoid system creates these chemicals inside us, but when we are deficient when we can't create enough can avenue, it's for our receptor system to bind with that's when it's appropriate to take in cannabinoid from the outside and in the case of treatable, this would be in the form of Fido Canaveral. It's so we're really were dressing. What is considered by scientists to be an Endo can happen? I deficiency within animals. It's really interesting science behind it become questions. What are typically the conditions within a dog that may lead them to a state of efficiency? And Secondly, what are what are the major symptoms that you see dog owners turning to this class of products for sure that's a great question. It's a question we get a lot. And I just want to start off by saying that, you know, we're not veterinarians. We have created this product because the demand. Was there, and we know that CBD and these other chemicals in the product are safe and nontoxic, but we also feel that a lot of research still needs to be done. So we really feel like we've just scratched the surface. There's a lot of questions that are still unanswered. And a lot of that information that answers those questions actually comes from our customers that give us feedback. So that said I just wanted to train the rest of the interview with that in mind. Need more research? And there's a lot that we know, but we still need more research. And some of the things that customers report back to us. Typically, what happens is we get anywhere from three to seven or eight reviews a day coming from our website. So these are customers that have purchased the product used it and reported back to us, and you can go on our website and see all those reviews and testimonials, but essentially there's patterns that were seen and one of the things we hear often is, you know, my elderly dog is acting like a puppy again his hip dysplasia has subsided his arth rightous has subsided. He's generally moving better. His mobility has increased. He appears to be happier. He's sleeping better. He's not as anxious. He doesn't freak out when people come to the door. These are all great uses of treatable with anxiety. Probably being the number one reason for customers purchasing this. Product. The second group would be, you know, the joint issues, the inflammation and pain, and then the third largest group of customers of ours would be elderly animals, lots of elderly animals using our product we feel it's a fantastic product for end of life stage. Hospice care, all of those things just easing the pain and inflammation easing their anxiety easing anything else that might be keeping them up at night. All those are great applications for treatable. And then we are seeing some really profound results with animals that have seizures and animals that have cancer. Again, we're looking very deep acting remedies here in these products, and they work on a very deep level within the animals, you know, constitution. So our dogs typically more or less or equally sensitive receptive to the benefits and effects compared to humans dogs are by. Far the most sensitive animal on earth to Canaveral. It's not because they actually have the most receptors in their body and their brain. So all animals seem to generally be more sensitive than humans when you look at the dosage requirements for humans compared with other animals. It's pretty pretty large like most humans are taking fifty two. Maybe two hundred milligrams of CBD day one hundred pound dog only needs about ten milligrams ten to twenty milligrams per dose. So we think this is again, this is another thing we'd love to see more research. But we think this is because dogs have a plethora of receptors throughout their brain and body. I mean, they've even identified receptors in the hair follicles salivary glands. I mean, it's just seems to be everywhere throughout their body and their brain and not in and of itself makes them more sensitive to mentioned dosing if someone is someone is. Trying this dog or good sources for customers to know. How much does what's appropriate and how to test that? So we suggest one milligram for every ten pounds and Lee arrived at that due to extensive research and information that we solicited from our customers. So early on when we were developing the product of I twenty five hundred bags that we sold how to feedback postcard on it. And basically ask questions like how many milligrams did you give your animal? What condition were you hoping to address how many pounds does your animal? How many doses did you give an across the board? What we saw is that very low doses were having pretty profound effects, and it seemed to be around one milligram for every ten pounds. Of course, there's zero toxicity level to the product. So if you give too much there is not going to be any side effects. But because these products are costly to make and of course, you know, folks are trying to extend the bag of choose. The dropper is as much as they can they typically will use less because of that issue. And that's where we really it really became new information for us. Wow. These dogs are responding fantastically to really low doses. Now, we've talked to cat owners and rabbit owners and other animals that tend to need maybe a little bit more than that every animal's going to be different. But we find that starting low is a great place to start in. If the pet owners not seen the results that they want. That's a good indication to bump up the dose or bump up the number of doses throughout the day. So in full disclosure, I actually my elder dog who is about eight has actually been taking it for about thirty days. So if someone is in in my boat and hers specifically, she's got her one of her front elbows. She had a bit of a wimp and just as she ages genetically, you know, she's going to have some issues with it. So for someone in my shoes who's testing it out with the dogs pushing? In a joint issue, what should consumer expect in terms of? When do they start seeing effects when do the effects can maximize and take full effect with the dog the question? So we suggest one milligram for every ten pounds. And basically all of our products can be dosed out accordingly. So say your dog is eighty pounds. You would be giving around eight milligrams per dose, and then we would suggest you know, give anywhere from three to six doses. A day. And then from there observed we really really stressed this a lot because we know that every animal is different. And because a lot of this information is still unknown the parts that we know are that it's safe and nontoxic, so at least weaken precede with observing our animals in a way that they're gonna tell us when they need the next so often what happens especially with the case seven animal with joint issues and mobility issues. Typically, what happens is the pet owner Gibbs the dose of the product. To the animal, and then they'll see some results within fifteen to thirty minutes. Now that animal that may have had a limp prior could possibly stop having limp. And then maybe three or four hours later. Okay. Now, we see the limp coming back. So it looks like the medicine wore often, it's time for another dose. And then what happens is the pet owners starts to recognize the pattern. Okay. Looks like my dog needs this every four hours. I'm just going to get ahead of it and give it at three hours. And so that there is no drop in that efficacy, and there's no return of symptoms. But we also have customers that are giving this product to their animal once a day and with great results. So again, we're asking the pet owner to observe their animal. They know their animal better than anybody. And they're the ones that decide. Okay. It's time for another dose or maybe we don't need to give another dose until tomorrow. That's great information. Honestly, personally, helpful to helps at all as a data point of wine. My dog does seem to be moving a little better after she's been on it. Okay. So anything else happened as well. Nothing else observable with her. But she really didn't have a lot of other ailments. She does get a little anxious firework time in the summer, but this time of year, there's no thunderstorms or fireworks too much anxiety. But it'll.