Pet Age recently spoke with Ian Quinn, CEO of Phyto Animal Health, on the current status and future of cannabidiol and hemp-based products in the pet industry.
Q What is the mission statement for Phyto Animal Health?
A Phyto Animal Health’s mission is to bring safe and healthy cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp-based products to market for all of our favorite furry friends while at the same time making sure that all of its products promote a healthy planet.
Q How do your products promote optimal pet health?
A Phyto Animal Health products promote optimal pet health by providing animals with much of the same benefits that cannabidiol (CBD) provides humans. All mammals have an endocannabinoid system that processes cannabinoids, making CBD just as beneficial for pets as for their owners. Some of the benefits of CBD for pets include promoting cardiovascular function, supporting healthy joints and boosting neurological health and emotional behavior.
Q Which Phyto products are beneficial to senior pets, and how?
A Senior pets often suffer from inflamed joints, weakened endurance as heart health declines and weakened neurological health that comes naturally with age. CBD can provide pain relief to senior pets due to anti-inflammatory characteristics, promote sharper neurological function as their brains age and strengthen heart health.
Q What pets can benefit from your products?
A Every mammal has an endocannabinoid system that can process CBD, but Phyto Animal Health has specific formulations that are targeted for pets. The Vitality daily CBD oil supplement is best for pets like dogs and cats. Animals should never be given CBD from marijuana, so Phyto products are made with CBD hemp oil. Livestock animals benefit most from our Vitality-X supplement, which goes through an additional filtering process.
Q What is your most unique product?
A Phyto Animal Health’s most unique product is the extremely concentrated Vitality 1700 Oral Concentrate with award-winning full-spectrum CBD hemp oil and 1700 milligrams of CBD. It comes in a 10-gram oral applicator and is intended for medical use in veterinary clinics and animal hospitals.
Q What information and education do you offer retailers who carry your products?
A Phyto Animal Health’s advisory board of veterinarians is always available to provide information and education to retailers. There is a form on the website that retailers and veterinarians can fill out, and Phyto Animal Health will personally reach out to them with more information.