Dope Dog's CBD pet products are gaining popularity after being featured on the October 2019 O-list in Oprah Magazine. This particular O-list was the first ever pet-themed O-list, and Dope Dog is the star of the show.
The item featured is the "Dope Dropper", which contains 500mg of CBD suspended in biologically appropriate MCT coconut oil. The Dope Dropper is popular for providing CBD benefits for pets, including relief from separation anxiety, reducing inflammation, and promoting calmness and balance.
Dope Dog was founded in 2017 by pet parents Michael and Erin to help treat issues their own dogs' faced.
"Unsatisfied with the quality and strength of products available in the pet market, we knew there was a better way. This is what led to the creation of Dope Dog's first product, Calming Crunchies."- Michael Benatar, Co-Founder
The brand caters to the savvy pet owner with their small batch, human-grade line-up of calming dog treats and other products. Dope Dog is best known for their line of CBD dog treat Calming Crunchies, oven-baked peanut butter biscuits with 6mg of CBD per treat—50% higher than the industry average. All products and ingredients are sourced and created in the United States, a tough claim to make in the pet industry.
Success stories from satisfied pet owners highlight the benefits of CBD for dogs as a daily supplement and show promising signs of Dope Dog's future in the pet industry.
"Since using Dope Dog treats she has been able to socialize with other dogs and stay comfortable throughout new interactions and stressful car rides!" - Jeffery R.
"We appreciate the short and whole-food ingredient list." - Charlene H.
"They seem much happier and playful at home." - Arielle B.
Aside from reaping CBD health benefits for their pets, Dope Dog customers are benefiting from other added values, including a lifestyle brand that is fun to identify with. Fans of these CBD products for dogs happily advertise themselves as "Dope Dogs" on social media posts with the hashtag #dopedog.
In spite of increased research around cannabis and CBD use for dog products, there is no shortage of consumer questions about the wonder plant. Dope Dog uses organic, industrial hemp grown in Colorado. The hemp is extracted by hydrocarbon method and purified by chromatography, making it top food grade. It is also guaranteed to be free of heavy metals, pesticides, and herbicides. Consumers may appreciate that every batch is 3rd-party lab tested to guarantee purity and safety. Dope Dog makes it easy to reference test results with a scannable QR code on all products which links directly to a page on their website, updated with the latest lab tests for each product.
So what's next for Dope Dog, now that they have the Oprah stamp of approval?
There is no doubt of the growing competition within the CBD market and the need for pet product companies to stay ahead of the curve. Luckily, trend spotting seems to be Dope Dog's strong suit. In fact, they recently launched "Soothing Suds", the first CBD pet shampoo designed to soothe dry, itchy skin by reducing topical inflammation.
"We are in research and development to expand our topical line, which will allow our customers to administer CBD onto their pet's skin, coat, and paws in new ways. We expect this to be a game changer because of all the requests we get on this particular topic."
-Erin Mastopietro, Co-Founder
Trendsetting products with a name that can't help but make you smile—it's a smart bet that Dope Dog's here to stay.