I’ve been hip to the CBD trend for about a year now, and have only learned more thanks to the Coffee Joint. I knew that it worked well for my body, but was excited to see how my pup would enjoy natural medicine. He’s an 8-month-old Australian Shepherd puppy, so I like to use it to treat his separation anxiety, as well as to help him calm down for the night. I’ve used another company’s tincture to treat him before, but I enjoy Extract Labs’ formula and was excited that they came out with a pet product of their own. Both their pet and human products can be found here at the Coffee Joint.
I thought the packaging was really clean, and it’s very obvious that it’s for pets. Because it’s for my pet though, I would prefer if the dosage information was in milligrams of CBD, not milliliters of liquid. It recommends starting with 0.5 to 1 milliliters but doesn’t specify how much CBD is present. I like to give my pup a designated 15 milligrams of CBD, so it’d be difficult for me to use this tincture if I wanted it dosed like that. I also noticed that my pup had a significant energy spike immediately after ingesting the tincture, which is not ideal for an Australian Shepherd puppy. It still had its calming effects but set in after about an hour.
After Continued Use…
After noticing a consistent and significant energy spike once my pup ingested the tincture, I decided to give it to him during mealtime. I dropped one milliliter on two cups of his dry kibble, and was delighted; when ingested with a meal, he was calm in about half an hour. Once we had settled into a routine, I noticed that his energy spike wasn’t nearly as bad as when he first started ingesting it, and his separation anxiety was eased as well.
While I like Extract Labs a lot, I don’t think their Fetch tincture is right for my pup. Considering he’s already hyperactive, a tincture that has unsure dosing and an initial energy spike isn’t ideal for him. I would recommend this tincture for aging pups, that don’t necessarily need precise dosing and would benefit from some energy. You can find both a 250 and 500-milligram bottle for your furry companion here at the Coffee Joint.
~written by Melinda Gardner~