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CBD & Hemp: Legal or Illegal?

June 28, 2020

By Nicole R. Cammack

In Part I of our CBD Education Series we discussed the history of cannabis, which dates back over 6,000 years! We know that hemp and marijuana are both types of cannabis and that THC and CBD are just two types of cannabinoids out of over 400 that exist within cannabis. Even though we’re waiting for research to catch up to the popularity of CBD, we explored how CBD works and the different types of cannabinoids that can interact with the endocannabinoid system of humans or pets. Did you know that Hemp & Marijuana plants can be highly toxic? It’s true,...


CBD & Hemp: Hemp, CBD (and other) Safety Considerations

June 28, 2020

By Nicole R. Cammack

In part I and part II we discussed the history of CBD, how it works, and the legality behind CBD for pets & people. While this can all seem a little overwhelming, especially considering the wide availability of CBD – the main take away is that it is important to be safe when choosing any supplement. One of the reasons I decided to put together such a robust series was to explain why it was so important to look for quality and transparency in products. I can tell you all day that quality and transparency are important, but if I...


CBD & Hemp: What is CBD & how does it work?

June 26, 2020

By Nicole R. Cammack

History & Today The use of cannabis goes back through civilization as one of humanity’s oldest crops, with records of use dating as far back as 6,000 years ago.1 Even then, claims of benefit from cannabis included constipation, gout, rheumatism, and absent-mindedness.2 For canines & felines, numerous potential therapeutic uses of cannabis have surfaced over the last decade. Although there is more research for use in humans, like many supplements, animal research into CBD is lacking to validate these claims and benefits. In addition, the minimal research that is available needs significant expansion and validation. It’s important to remember that just because something...


June 2020: Journal of Animal Sciences Grain Free & Heart Disease Summary

June 24, 2020

By NorthPoint Pets

Background & History of DCM Investigation In June of 2018 a blog titled “A broken heart: Risk of heart disease in boutique or grain-free diets and exotic ingredients” was published on the Tuft’s University blog ‘Petfoodology’. This blog was followed by a commentary article in JAVMA causing increased media and public attention. It’s important to note that neither of these papers were peer reviewed, and the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) disseminated it as gospel.  This is unfortunate considering 80% of veterinarians believe or look at AVMA as a source of truth even if an article does not contain true or accurate...


How to determine food & supplement quality

June 19, 2020

By Nicole R. Cammack

Transparency, or Lack Thereof Transparency has become a feel-good word for those who don’t know any better. However, for those that do, it’s become a cringe-worthy tagline that is an Achilles heel. In some ways, by leaning into companies who claim to be transparent, without holding them accountable to transparency one could argue that consumers and retailers are their own worst enemy. The fact of the matter is that many products within the pet industry, including food and supplements, lack measurable transparency, and quality control. Meaning that their benefits, or claim of benefit, could be overshadowed by poor sourcing, toxins, and/or...


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  • At NorthPoint Pets we pride ourselves on research based pet nutrition with an individual approach, dedicated to finding an appropriate solution for every pet. We’re trying to help your pets stay happier, and healthier, longer. Four Paws at a time.

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    Pets before Profits, Formulated with no nonsense and no bull.



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