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Cannabinoids compounds derived from cannabis are fast becoming recognised for their ever-widening scope of medical and therapeutic applications among humans. The endocannabinoid system which facilitates this is also present across the animal kingdom.

Producers of pet foods and supplements have not hesitated to identify this and are incorporating scientific principles of veterinary medicine and pharmacology to develop new product ranges. Indeed, hemp foods are already widely used at an agricultural level on account of their rich nutritional value and sustainable sourcing.

CBD has been a prominent focus of development but as with human application the importance of the entourage effect of cannabinoids working in synergy has been underlined and promoted.

Derived from the cannabis plant, such products are focused on both addressing particular conditions and encouraging a holistic approach to healthcare. Cat, dog and horse owners and competitors aren’t ignoring this, all too aware of the potential steep costs and damaging side effects conventional veterinary treatment can have.

With pet wellness products market estimated to be worth $3.2 billion, it will be no surprise to see savvy entrepreneurs looking closely at this market.

Another area of this market to note is animal bedding. Derived from hemp hurds of the inner stem, this material possesses unique properties that can establish it above traditional wood shavings, being ultra absorbent, easily degradable and sustainably sourced.