Pot for pooches: Fredericton company to make cannabis-infused dog food

A Fredericton company is making sure furry four-legged friends won’t be left out when recreational cannabis becomes legal in October.

Pet food manufacturer Corey Nutrition plans to launch a line of cannabis-infused dog food.

Emily Corey, the company’s vice president of research and development, said the food will be different from human cannabis edibles in one important way: it will not include THC, the psychoactive chemical found in cannabis that produces a high in the user.

“We intend to not use any product that contains THC and have it all be CBD, which is the part that won’t get the animal high,” said Corey.

CBD stands for cannabidiol, and while it won’t get your dog high, it does have an effect.

Corey said CBD can help ease anxiety in dogs, and cites her dog as an example of a dog that could benefit from cannabis-infused dog food.

“I’ve got a dog who is highly anxious in certain situations … things

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