Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
The smell of Joy Organics’ CBD Pet Tincture is incredibly mild, almost to the point of being non-existent. The light hint of aroma is similar to the plant-based smell of most cooking oil, like grapeseed oil, which is one of the carrier oils used in this formula.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
Just like the smell, the tincture has very little flavor to it. (Yes, we tried it for ourselves—the ingredients are so wholesome!) There’s no flavor additives or animal products to give this tincture any flavor, but no flavoring should be necessary anyway for a product that can be dropped in your pet’s mouth and instantly absorbed! The near flavorless formula is perfect for picky pets, as it can be added directly to any favorite food.
The pet tincture is light gold and thin enough that it is easy to measure out in single drops. Four drops give approximately 1.1 mg of CBD, so it’s easy to use this product to create a tailored CBD regimen based on the pets breed, size, and condition.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
We had one trusty product tester this time around. Caesar, a 75-pound pit-mastiff mix who suffers from hip dysplasia, has also previously tried and approved Joy Organic’s CBD Dog Treats (shown in image below). But at only 2 mg per treat, it took 3-4 before we noticed the big dog getting any relief, so we were excited to give this pet tincture a shot instead.
Caesar is new to tinctures and wasn’t thrilled about having anything “dropped” in his mouth. He’s a nut for peanut butter, though, and eagerly licked his 8-milligram-CBD-and-peanut-butter concoction from the spoon. Later, we found that 1 dropper full (which averaged to be about 30 drops or roughly 8.25 mg) placed on top of his regular food did the trick every time. It took only about 15 minutes for his rear limp to subside, and he didn’t seem to need a second dose for over 8 hours. After increasing the dose one more time to approximately 12 mg, we noticed he was a tad bit more sluggish than usual. Backing down to the 8-9 mg doses corrected this problem quickly, and since then Caesar has experienced nothing but relief when using this tincture.
Best Used For
This tincture is a great option for any pet that may benefit from CBD and offers an easy, tangible dosing option for every pet owner. With a low potency of 1.1 mg per drop, this tincture could easily be used for small and large animals. There are a number of conditions frequently affecting household pets that CBD may be useful for. Studies show that Cannabidiol is a natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. One study links CBD to symptom management for dogs with osteoarthritis. Other evidence suggests that CBD may combat cancer cells, and pet owners have reported success using hemp products for cancer-related symptom management. CBD may address another common concern for many domesticated animals: obesity. Studies show that CBD may be useful for increasing fat burning, regulating glucose levels, and managing diabetes, all of which could be useful for pets.
Best used with (Complimentary Product)
While the tincture can definitely hold its own this product works well alongside Joy Organic’s CBD Pet Treats (or another quality, low-dose CBD treats for pets). By giving Caesar the tincture first, he was able to get relief quickly (as opposed to the 1.5+ hours it takes for the treats to take effect) Two low dose treats given 4-6 hours after the tincture dose seemed to help to extend the relief to all day, without needing another tincture dose in the afternoon.
This 30 mL bottle contains 250 mg of CBD and costs only $35. Even for Caesar, who is a particularly large dog, that rounds out to less than $2.50 per dose. At roughly 8 mg per dose, the bottle offers him about 31 doses. For a smaller dog who needs only 5 mg of CBD a day, each dose costs approximately $0.70 and the bottle would last for 50 doses. The price of this tincture is $0.14 per 1 mg of CBD, which is on the low side of the average price for this type of CBD products for dogs.
There are other CBD pet tinctures that compare in terms of effectiveness for the pet, but this one has one clear benefit for pet owners: it has no odor. Many other pet tinctures are flavored (usually with some sort of meat and veggies combination) and can have a very strong odor. Pets may love it, but it’s not always so easy on an owner’s weak stomach. This tincture has no stink and is equally as easy to dose as the leading competition.
Joy Organics Pharmaceutical Grade CBD for Dogs, Cats, and more. Serving Size: Mix 4-8 drops in food for every 10 lbs of body weight.
Ingredients: Organically GRown Full Spectrum Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil.
Zero Dairy, Soy, Gluten, Tree Nuts, Shellfish, Sugar