Dope Dog Releases Asian Carp CBD Dog Treats
Trendy Fish Protein Is Attracting Conscious Pet Parents Nationwide
By: Dope Dog
Just this week, Dope Dog added an Asian Carp flavor to their Calming Crunchies CBD treat line. Asian Carp is a smart and thoughtful choice, for a number of reasons. This fish is non-native to the United States, and has been recently deemed an invasive species. Asian Carp was introduced in the 1960s by a group of scientists to control weeds and parasites in the Mississippi River. Fast forward a few decades, these fish are now negatively affecting the ecosystem and have been officially deemed an invasive species.
Asian Carp now make up almost 90% of the bio mass in the Mississippi River and are outcompeting other species. Asian Carp eat a lot, and not much is off limits. In fact, Asian Carp can eat up to 40% of their body weight in a single day. Some carp can weigh up to 110 pounds! Ultimately, the native fish populations are not able to compete with these aggressive invaders.
Based off recent facts, the consumption of Asian Carp is sustainable and conscious-minded choice. Using Asian Carp in food products will help clean them out of the waterways that they are disrupting. Dope Dog likely took this into account when selecting Asian Carp as their first, and only, animal protein source in their line of CBD treats for dogs. Not to mention, Asian Carp is also rich in dietary minerals and vitamins and is higher in protein than most popular meats such as beef and lamb. It is naturally high in antioxidants, beneficial fatty acids, and low in fat, making it a healthy option as well. Dope Dog goes into more detail about why they chose this fish in a recent blog post.
Dope Dog clearly caters to the savvy pet owner with their eco-conscious line-up. All products are designed and manufactured in the United States, an uncommon practice in the pet industry. Aside from reaping the health rewards of CBD, Dope Dog customers are benefiting from other add values including ease of use, accessible product information, and peace of mind knowing that products are designed thoughtfully.
"We appreciate the short and whole-food ingredient list." - Charlene H.
In spite of increased research around cannabis application in pet products, there is no shortage of consumer questions about this wonder plant. Dope Dog uses organic, industrial hemp grown in Colorado. According to their product descriptions, the CBD 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 also appreciate that every batch is 3rd-party lab tested to guarantee purity and safety.
So what's next for Dope Dog?
There is no doubt of the growing competition in the CBD market and the need for companies to stay ahead of the curve. Luckily, trend-spotting seems to be Dope Dog's strong suit.
"We get out into the community often to keep a strong pulse on our customer. Currently, we are in research and development for a topical line for skin, coat, and paws. We expect this to be a game changer because of how many customer requests we get for this type of product."
-Erin Mastopietro, Co-Founder
Trend-setting products with a name that can't help but make you smile -it's a smart bet that Dope Dog is here to stay.