CBD Oil Products for Horses & Dogs
Learn more about how CBD can benefit all members of the equine family and dogs. Read below to learn how it all started with H & J Equine Supplements, Earth Buddy Dog CBD biscuits and even Boulder Hemp. Our hemp products are a natural alternative to pharmaceutical supplements that provide fantastic benefits.
The H & J Story starts out with Heidi and Jeri developing a CBD product for Jeri's horse Burt who suffers from arthritis. Hearing how CBD helped dogs and people, Jeri started searching for a CBD product for her horse. Unfortunately, she couldn’t find a product she was comfortable with. So after a random conversation with Heidi Jarvis, PhD., the two of them started playing around in the kitchen to come up with a product that they knew the horses would eat. Burt was a great test subject since he is pretty savvy about medicine and would spit it out, eat around it or simply refuse to eat it at all. They realized that the product had to be easy for the owner to administer with little or no waste since full-spectrum CBD oil is expensive. That's when Heidi Jarvis Ph.D and Jeri came up with the idea of a CBD disc along with a propriety blend of anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxing herbs. Heidi and Jeri wanted to make sure that the discs were of the highest quality, made with no artifical ingredients and as organic as possible. Which includes the full-spectrum CBD Oil from Boulder Hemp which is extracted using CO2 instead of ethanol.
Jeri asked a few of her friends if they would test the product on their horses and the results came back better than expected. The comments ranged from inflammation decreased significantly, older horses playing like young horses in the pasture, horses that were ready to retire from the show ring all of the sudden were showing again, and the younger horses in training were getting more focused or trainable.
Heidi and Jeri realized that they created a great product and that is how H & J Equine Supplements, LLC was formed.
Now let's talk about the Earth Buddy Pet story.
Earth Buddy came to life when we saw the incredible benefits of hemp in our own pets and saw a need in countless other pets for what we were doing. Keeva, our co-founder Sean’s 13yr old Collie mix, was the first inspiration due to her variety of health issues like seizures, sore joints, and low appetite. After adopting her from a family member, Sean’s hope was to give her some quality of life before she passed. Concerned they weren’t going to have much time with Keeva, Sean and his family decided to strictly feed and supplement her with species appropriate, whole food ingredients that were traceable and of the highest quality. In addition to upgrading her diet, Sean supplemented Keeva with medicinal mushrooms and hemp extracts from a local organic hemp farm. Keeva’s quality of life immediately improved and they were able to keep her healthy and happy for another 2 wonderful years. Throughout this time Sean & Sarah worked tirelessly to provide that same experience for pet owners that shopped at Sarah’s Dog Biscuit Bakery in Denver, called Cosmos. In this pursuit, Earth Buddy was created in 2016 with a goal of providing small-batch, natural pet supplements with organic hemp plant compounds that give our best friends the quality of life they deserve as they grow older. With over 25 years of combined pet nutrition and industry experience our focus is on transparency and quality sourcing. At the heart of our company we are pet parents that want what’s best for all of our furry friends!
Treat them with love, treat them with dignity, and don’t forget some CBD Oil Hemp Hearts!
What We Do
- We grow all of our Hemp on a small, organic farm in Longmont, Colorado. All of our products are made with love in our own Kitchen, Never co-manufactured. This ensures our hemp is always single-origin, never 3rd party sourced with low traceability.
- Our farm practices less invasive horticulture to grow a healthy and potent crop, never spraying any pesticides.We use an aquaponics system that captures glacial melt from the Rocky Mountains. The aquaponic pond contains a rich ecosystem of fish, frogs, and turtles. We also compost on the farm and add these nutrients back into our soil along with the hemp stalks that were grown the prior year.
- We use minimally processed, whole food ingredients sourced locally and organically whenever possible and always traceable.
At Earth Buddy, we believe in minimally processing whole food ingredients to supplement a healthy diet. Our pets thrive on whole food diets just as much as we do, so allowing Mother Nature to provide as opposed to highly refining ingredients is always the right choice for our pets.
Synthetic or highly refined versions of natural ingredients are confusing for the body to process and absorb. This is why we’re using science and innovation to preserve the full spectrum of nature and keep every element in our products as close to their natural state as we can.
Sarah Farley, Co-Founder
Beautiful Colorado has been my home for the last 48 years and 20 of them in the pet industry. For the last 35 years I have been blessed to share them with my wonderful husband, Chris. We love to camp and bring our 2 rescued 9 yr old pups with us. Like most of you, Maggie and Baby are our furry kids. Helping to keep our furry companions healthy and happy is one of the best reasons to wake up and go to work. Thank you for helping us do
Sean Zyer, Co-Founder
After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado in 2008, I have only had one career and that is helping pets stay healthy. From working for major pet food brands to large pet supply distributors, I can confidently say I Love what I do! I have had the fortune and honor to have rescued many dogs throughout the past 10+ years and there is special place in my heart for rescues. Tito (pictured above) was my first rescue buddy, who I lost to cancer in January, followed by Keeva (story above). I now have Iggy, who is a blind and deaf pit-bull mix that is loads of fun and affection! Sarah and I are extremely passionate about keeping our pets healthy and we create all of our products with our own in mind. We hope that Earth Buddy products can give your furry kids the same quality of life and dignity that it has given ours!
Introduction to Boulder Hemp - CBD for People
Boulder Hemp is a collective of scientists, engineers, innovators, farmers and medical professionals.
We grow all of our hemp in Boulder County, Colorado – at an elevation of 4,995 feet above sea level, using strictly organic cultivation practices. All products are carefully crafted in small batches, using a science driven approach, and tested by multiple independent labs for purity and potency.
Jeremy Widmann, PhD., Co-Founder
Jeremy attended the University of Colorado Boulder where he obtained his PhD in biochemistry, focusing on RNA evolution and function. His work focused on large scale computational analyses, studying patterns in RNA sequences across all domains of life, giving insight into the origin of life from an RNA world. Interested in human health and genomics, Jeremy took a position at the molecular diagnostic startup, ArcherDx.
As Asst. Director of NGS Assay Design, he conceived, designed and developed the software suite used to design Archer’s human cancer diagnostic tests.
Jeremy’s experience with Cannabis includes over a decade of cultivation, implementation of an extraction facility in a commercial Cannabis grows, and is the Co-Founder of Saint Vrain Research, one of the premier industrial hemp research and production facilities in the US. Combining his passion for Cannabis, evolution and human health, Jeremy hopes to aid in development of Cannabis-based personalized medicine with the Just Beat it line of products. When he’s not in one of our cultivation facilities or in the lab formulating new products, you’ll find Jeremy on the track racing his motorcycles or up in the mountains hunting, hiking and fishing.
Kathleen Widmann, RN, Managing Partner and Director of Production
Kathleen raised a family in Steamboat Springs, then headed to San Diego, and eventually pursued a nursing career. She practiced as a Registered Nurse for many years at one of the largest hospitals in San Diego. The time finally came for Kathleen to move back home and joined the team at Boulder Hemp in 2017. Kathleen is committed to the research, science and the mission of bringing CBD to all.
She brings with her a heart for the health and wellness of all people, her years of nursing experience, and an organized mind.
As the Director of Production at Just Beat it, she brings her greater level of knowledge, skills and abilities to her position providing essential support, training and direction of the entire facility. When Kathleen is not in the shop assuring smooth production of our CBD products and shipping to our customers, she enjoys the outdoors, travel and hiking.