Austin and Kat began at home in my kitchen, where I first started baking CBD rich hemp to help Brady, my Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, cope with the symptoms of older age. He still had his bright, colorful spirit, but at 12 years old, he was beginning to need some help getting up in the morning—and getting around throughout the day.
I tried countless nutritional supplements and natural remedies in hopes of finding one that could help put the spring back in Brady’s step. A seemingly never ending quest, it was quite the happy day when I stumbled across cannabidiol (CBD). Still in its early stages, CBD had already shown significant benefits for dogs - especially aging ones.
After checking in with our vet, Dr. Mike, and getting the go-ahead, Brady and I decided to give it a try.
My first batch of hemp-infused bites came out of the oven as hard as a walnut shell (and they probably didn't taste too great, either)!
Still, Brady chomped them up excitedly, and about an hour after scarfing down his first, he was prancing around the house like his much younger self again. What a pleasant surprise! I followed up the next day with another serving, and the day after that...the same thing. I had never seen such a marked, positive change in his demeanor and mobility. In my craziest dreams I couldn't have anticipated this!
With how much Brady enjoyed them (and really, what they did for him) I decided to let Austin, our black lab puppy, give them a try. Unlike Brady, Austin was always up by 5:30am each morning - and bouncing off the walls by 5:31am. But after starting him on a regimen of hemp with naturally occurring CBD, he seemed to calm down and chill out... (at least as much as a one-year-old can!)
With every batch, I fine-tuned my recipe. I learned everything I could about CBD and just how much is the right amount for pups of all sizes. All the while, word of my CBD-infused hemp bites started to spread. Friends kept popping over to grab a batch for their dogs, and before long I couldn’t even walk down the street without somebody stopping me to ask about them!
So I decided to make a business out of it, with the aim to provide pet owners and their pups the very best functional wellness supplements made from the finest ingredients; and third-party tested for safety and purity (and peace of mind). Austin, as CPT (Chief Product Tester) seemed fitting to be our namesake representative.
So far, it’s been the journey of a lifetime. And we’re excited to continue making a difference in the lives of you and yours.
The shelves of your local pet store are bursting with hemp-infused products of all types, some making some pretty outlandish claims. Knowing which ones are both safe and effective for your pet isn’t easy. I know; I’ve spent countless hours in those aisles myself. That's the exact reason I decided to make Austin and Kat products with our pet's health and wellness my top priority.
In fact, Austin enjoys our CBD products every day. I want you to feel as comfortable giving your pets Austin and Kat oils and hemp bites as I am with mine, which is why everything we offer is....