Paw-sitive Results With Honest Paws
Here at Modern Dog, we are big supporters of CBD and all the benefits it provides to our best friends. We've seen firsthand how it can change lives and improve a dog's quality of life. One company who strives to improve lives through CBD is Honest Paws. We chatted with the company owner and founder who shared with us the story behind Honest Paws and their goals for helping pets and pet owners alike.
What passions, life events, or furry friends inspired you to start your company?
My relationship with my dog - like many others - is incredibly special and important to me. When you see your dog as a member of the family, you want to make sure that you go above and beyond for them to give them the best life possible. When Baby Rose, my 12-year old Maltipoo, started having seizures, the vet told me I should get her on meds. Unfortunately, he couldn’t guarantee it would make the seizures go away. The only thing he could guarantee was that my dog would be pretty lethargic as the meds had a sedative effect. No thank you. I knew I had to find something effective and accessible, without all the side effects. I started looking for natural treatments and found CBD, which had no side effects. I decided to try it and within a month, Baby Rose’s seizures had stopped.
I was in shock. Not only because of the results but because the majority of pet owners I told had never heard of it. I knew there was an opportunity to spread the word of CBD! Despite terrible side effects, people still use traditional medications for ailments that CBD can improve. In my experience, this is because people are unaware of all of the incredibly effective home remedies available to them. This makes sense given that most vets don’t talk about CBD due to legal limitations. I spoke with my brother Erik, a former bomb tech turned entrepreneur, and we set up a plan with ideas on how to build what is now Honest Paws.
With that said, I believe Honest Paws is truly an effective solution. Not to mention, we put a strong emphasis on educating our consumer. In fact, you can learn about a myriad of holistic home remedies on our blog.
What does your work offer to pet owners? What are your goals for this venture?
Honest Paws offers an opportunity for pet parents to maintain their fur babies’ health and boost their everyday wellness. We have a variety of unique products that cater to our client’s unique needs. We offer tinctures in a variety of strengths, depending on the size of the pet. We offer ailment specific treats and chews. We even have CBD-infused peanut butter and coconut oil. Our diverse product line allows customers to integrate CBD into their pet’s life in a way that works best for them.
We strive to be a brand that customers can trust. We do this through transparency. We are very involved in the manufacturing, creation, distribution, and marketing of the products in order to make sure they are the best of the best. We also offer a Certificate of Analysis so customers know what their pet is getting. Honest Paws aims to improve the lives of pets and their pet parents so that they can enjoy a healthier, happier, and longer life. We also offer opportunities for personal and professional growth in a wide variety of fields.
What is your personal connection to pets, and what effect does this have on your work?
Baby Rose is my whole heart. I have had her since she was 8 weeks old and I can’t imagine life without her. I know what it’s like to witness your dog in pain and feel so incredibly helpless. I want to mitigate that feeling through holistic wellness. These personal hardships and seeing my own dog suffer from seizures inspired me to create a platform where I could inform pet owners of different subjects including illnesses, medication, and CBD, as well as provide them with a premium product they can trust.
How is your work a benefit to pets and pet owners?
As the content manager, I make sure that the information provided by Honest Paws answers all the questions that pet parents might have for different situations. This benefits both pet owners - by giving them some direction - and their pets - by providing solutions to their ailments.
How can pet owners get in contact with you/find out more about your work?
You can contact us through our amazing customer service team on the website. They are available to help pet owners with questions regarding products. At Honest Paws, we’re all pet parents and know how hard it can be worried about your pet’s health, so we’re always happy to provide support!
What advice can you offer to other entrepreneurs looking to get started in the pet industry?
Education and research are key. Always be on top of what the new trends are. Having a passionate team can benefit you in so many ways because they grow alongside the brand and care for it as much as you do. Be compassionate towards the people you are trying to reach. Anybody can create a product, not everyone can create relationships with the people they want to reach out to.
Find out more about Honest Paws at honestpaws.com!