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September 11, 2018

Canna-Pet, a global leader in cannabinoid nutritional pet products, celebrates five years of improving animal health by providing hemp-rich capsules, biscuits and liquid products to animals throughout the U.S. and the world. Vet-recommended and backed by almost 30 years of research, Canna-Pet pioneered a product line that is both substantive and varied. The company will donate over $1 million to study hemp as an aid for pets with cancer, pain and anxiety. Canna-Pet remains a strong advocate for the hemp industry. It lobbied for and helped draft the 2018 Farm Bill. Passage of the bill will ensure a bright future for hemp farmers nationwide.

Canna-Pet was founded in 2013 to make the world a better place for animals. In conjunction with its non-profit affiliate, Pet Conscious, Canna-Pet helps rescue, rehabilitate and save animals from dangerous and unhealthy environments throughout the world. In 2017, Canna-Pet CEO Dan Goldfarb purchased the landmark John Sowden House as a focal point for hemp and cannabis education, philanthropy and social activism. The house serves as a home for Canna-Pet to host charitable events for non-profit organizations, including Kindred Spirits Care Farm and The Little Red Dog. Upcoming events will benefit Wildlife SOS and Food Forward.

“Canna-Pet is the bellwether brand of the global cannabis lifestyle and food movement,” Goldfarb said. “We are not only pioneering a multi-billion dollar industry in the USA and supporting American farmers and businesses, but also promoting ethical and social responsibility to the food, beverage, and nutraceutical industries that will collaborate within this space.

“Our support of medical pet research has not only improved the quality of life and nutritional health of all animals, but also given pet owners the ability to seek non-pharmaceutical options for lifelong pet health,” he continued. “It’s my hope that cannabinoid nutrition from hemp will soon be accessible to all beings, that the negative stigma around cannabis will disappear, and that Canna-Pet will continue to demonstrate the vast potential of the American hemp industry.”

Canna-Pet has made a positive impact on thousands of rescue animals, providing relief from pain and stress-induced anxiety to dogs, cats, horses, and even rabbits, macaws, and tigers. Through monthly rescue promotions, event donations and sponsorship, Canna-Pet and Pet Conscious have become important and appreciated members of the rescue community. This is due to their direct financial support and Canna-Pet’s products, which were designed to improve the quality of life for all animals.

“I spend a lot of time in shelters working with foster and recently-adopted dogs,” says Heather Gutshall, founder of Handsome Dan’s Rescue for Pit Bull Type Dogs, one of Canna-Pet’s rescue partners. “When I enter a shelter, I have Canna-Pet with me as one of the items in my toolbox to use when I come across an animal suffering from kennel stress.”

Canna-Pet says it is committed to advancing cannabis science and nutrition through clinical trials and research. Furthering its mission to deliver innovative medical solutions to all animals and to create health-conscious products, Pet Conscious committed to donate over $1 million to the Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. The funds will be used for pharmacological studies of hemp products for animal cancer, pain, and epilepsy. Clinical studies begin this fall.

“We are very excited to have partnered with Canna-Pet and Pet Conscious in order to use this health-related Quality of Life assessment to explore the potential of cannabinoid-based products to improve the health and well-being of dogs suffering from anxiety, chronic lameness, cancer, and epilepsy,” says Dawn Boothe, director of Clinical Pharmacology at Auburn University’s School of Veterinary Medicine.

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