The TruBlu CBD Pet Tinctures are THC-free, come in flavors your pet will love, and are available in 250, 500, and 1000 mg strengths. Blue Moon Hemp ensures you have variety when it comes to your furry friends. We just wish there were a lower potency option for smaller pets and complete lab testing for these products.
Starting at $19 for 250 mg CBD, this works out to $0.08 per mg CBD. This rings in at the higher end of the average price for CBD oils for humans on the market. We’ve come to expect a bit of a price mark-up for pet products, but the TruBlu Pet Tinctures cost the same per mg as the TruBlu Tinctures formulated for humans.
These CBD tinctures have potencies ranging from 8.3 up to 33.33 mg/mL. It’s important to note this is specifically for pets who require different doses compared to humans. The lowest strength of 250 mg of CBD might be too strong for pets under 10 lbs, in which case dilution may be necessary.
Blue Moon Hemp sources its hemp from farmers in Kentucky, USA. It claims to be GMO-free, pesticide-free, and THC-free, using organic practices. This hemp source is not USDA organic certified, and we wish Blue Moon Hemp provided complete third-party testing for these oils.
There’s a lack of dosing information and user guideline for these CBD pet oils. This is irresponsible because it can lead to an unpleasant experience with CBD and can potentially cause pets discomfort. Overall, CBD tinctures are versatile, and dosing needs will depend on the pet and condition you’re supporting.
Blue Moon Hemp’s CBD Pet Tinctures are only offered in 30 mL bottles and come in the flavors bacon and tuna — dogs tend to prefer the bacon, and cats love the tuna flavor. While these tinctures are available in 3 potencies, we would like to see a lower strength because these oils will be far too strong for smaller pets.
These pet tinctures are made with simple ingredients — cold-pressed hemp oil, CBD extract, and natural flavors. Aside from the fun flavors for your pet like bacon and bluefin tuna, there’s nothing more about this formulation that stands out.
If you’re wondering if Blue Moon Hemp’s TruBlu CBD Pet Tinctures are a fit for your furry friends, you’ve come to the right place.
We’ll dive deep into Blue Moon Hemp’s line of CBD pet tinctures from its ingredient list, value for your cash, and potency.
By the end of this read, you can make an informed purchase when it comes to buying CBD for your pet.
Overview: TruBlu CBD Pet Tinctures
TruBlu CBD Pet Tinctures are only available in one size, a 30 mL dropper bottle and two flavors — bacon and bluefin tuna.
With the bacon flavor, you have the options of 250 mg, 500 mg, and 1000 mg strengths, while the bluefin tuna is only available in the 250 mg option. Bluefin tuna is for cats, but your dog might like the flavor too.
The ingredients include cold-pressed virgin hempseed oil, CBD extract, and natural flavors.
According to Blue Moon Hemp, these tinctures are the “most evolved tincture” for its “nano-technology and high-speed emulsion methods to create a micro-encapsulation of the molecules which results in greater bio-availability.”
We’ll get into what this claim means and more in this product review.
First, let’s get into the pros and cons of the TruBlue Pet Tinctures.
Pros & Cons
Easy to dose and administer to your pets
Bacon and tuna flavors available
Incomplete third-party testing
Lack of dosing and user guideline information
No potency appropriate for smaller pets
Key Features and Benefits
1. Specialized Flavors
These CBD tinctures have been flavored to make them more appealing for cats and dogs. The option for cats tastes like tuna, while the one for dogs tastes like bacon. These flavors are designed to make dosing more convenient for you as your pets will love them.
2. Multiple Potencies
Dogs come in all different shapes and sizes. We appreciate that Blue Moon Hemp offers three CBD potencies, so you can select the potency that best matches your pet’s size and dosing requirements. However, it lacks a lower potency ideal for small dogs so dilution may be necessary.
About the Company: Blue Moon Hemp
Blue Moon Hemp is a Florida-based CBD company that sells vape pens, e-liquids, gummies, tinctures, shatter, and salves online and in select stores across Canada and the United States.
According to the website, its hemp comes from Kentucky, U.S.A, where the crops are organically grown and processed. However, there are no organic certifications to back this up.
For the most part, Blue Moon Hemp products ring in at a fair value for a decent hemp source. The Certificate of Analysis (CoA) conducted by third-party labs shows the hemp to be clean of pesticides and common contaminants.
One thing we need to point out is Blue Moon Hemp’s customer service — it’s atrocious. Every customer service interaction we’ve experienced has been unpleasant from unanswered emails and rude agents on the ZenDesk live chat.
Blue Moon Hemp also tends to exaggerate the quality of its products — while this is common in marketing — Blue Moon Hemp takes this to another, cringe-worthy level. The brand has made health claims, perpetuated wrong information about what’s in its products, and use nonsense jargon to sell you regular CBD products.
Blue Moon Hemp’s TruBlu CBD Pets Tinctures are specifically for pets unless you’re a fan of bacon and tuna flavored CBD oils.
We recommend these oils for medium to larger pets over 20 lbs because the lowest potency is relatively high at 8 mg/mL for the 250 mg bottle.
If you’re comfortable with diluting the oil to get the right dose for your smaller pets, the TruBlu oils shouldn’t be a problem for you. You’ll get excellent value for your cash as a little will go a long way.
Here is a quick CBD dosing guide based on dog size and symptom severity:
Small 5-10 lbs
1.25 ml – 2.5 ml
2.5 ml – 5 ml
5 ml – 10 ml
Medium – Small (10 – 30 lbs)
2.5 ml – 7.5 ml
5 ml – 15 ml
10 ml – 30 ml
Medium – Large (30 – 50 lbs)
7.5 ml – 12.5 ml
15 ml – 25 ml
30 ml – 50 ml
Large (over 50 lbs)
12 ml – 25 ml
25 ml – 35 ml
50 ml – 60 ml
Blue Moon Hemp’s Tru Blu CBD Pets Tinctures range from $19 – $59 and are available in a 30 mL bottle containing 250, 500, or 1000 mg of CBD.
This price works out to $0.06 – $0.08 per mg of CBD — the same price as the Blue Moon Hemp’s tincture line for humans.
Comparatively, much of the competition has similar prices for CBD pet products which range from $0.10 – $0.16 per mg CBD.
Price Breakdown of Blue Moon Hemp TruBlu CBD Pet Tinctures:
Total CBD Content
Cost per mg CBD
TruBlu CBD Pet Tincture — 250 mg
TruBlu CBD Pet Tincture — 500 mg
TruBlu CBD Pet Tincture— 1000 mg
You’ll find vague dosing information for the TruBlu CBD Pet Tinctures on the Blue Moon Hemp’s FAQ page.
“How much tincture should I give my dog or cat?
A good guide is 1 dropper per 8-10 lbs per day. That is 8mg per day. For a 20-25 lb pet, double that amount.“
This answer doesn’t give us much information about which bottle variation this answer is referring to without first doing the math ourselves. It’s most likely referring to the 250 mg strength since it delivers about 8 mg with each full dropper (1 mL).
Our pets can’t tell us when something doesn’t feel right, so it’s important to monitor our pets for any side effects and start their dosing low and go slow.
CBD has been shown to be safe and well-tolerated for human consumption. That being said, in a collection of human and relevant animal studies, CBD has shown to have the following negative side effects:
Changes in appetite
Low blood pressure
Generally, you’ll want to start your doses by calculating 0.25 – 0.5 mg of CBD per pound of your pet’s weight. Increase the dose gradually until you’ve reached the desired effects — pain relief, improvement in mood, and joint mobility.
If you have a small dog roughly weighing 10 lbs, the recommended dose of 8 mg will be a strong dose — potentially, too strong. We recommend you start at 2.5 mg for a 10 lbs dog.
Potency Breakdown of Blue Moon Hemp TruBlu CBD Pet Tinctures:
Total CBD Content
TruBlu CBD Pet Tincture — 250 mg
TruBlu CBD Pet Tincture — 500 mg
TruBlu CBD Pet Tincture — 1000 mg
Blue Moon Hemp sources its hemp from Kentucky farms that use organic growing practices. It claims its hemp is 100% organic, non-GMO, pesticide-free, and THC-free. While it may be organic, it doesn’t have a USDA organic certificate.
Blue Moon Hemp has a webpage dedicated to third-party lab testing. It says the hemp used is “100% natural, 99%+ Pure CBD manufactured in an ISO Certified Lab and contains No THC (0%).”
While there are lab tests available for the 250 mg Feline and 250 mg K-9 variations, there are no tests available for the 500 mg or 1000 mg variations.
Additionally, the only report shared is the cannabinoid profile and potency, which show the extract type used is an isolate.
We wish Blue Moon Hemp provided complete testing, including:
Microbial and mycotoxin report
Blue Moon Hemp has tested other products for these contaminants, so we’re more likely to believe it has a reliable hemp source. However, full testing for all products should be a standard, as one batch can vary from one to the next.
We can’t imagine too many people would be into the bluefin tuna or bacon flavors for their own CBD supplements. The CBD pet tinctures are formulated for your furry friends.
To comply with FDA regulations, Blue Moon Hemp doesn’t prescribe these products for any specific uses.
Administering tinctures to your pets is certainly easier over capsule formulas, or even pre-formulated CBD pet treats for your picky eaters.
With CBD oils, you can add CBD to your pet’s favorite treats, meals, water, or administer directly into the mouth.
For a pet product line, the TruBlu CBD Tinctures have a decent variety with three potencies — 250, 500, and 1000 mg, and two flavors — Bluefin tuna (only available in 250 mg) and bacon flavored.
Because the lowest strength starts at 250 mg (8 mg/ mL), we would love to see Blue Moon Hemp create an even lower CBD potency for smaller pets.
You can, of course, administer fewer drops for smaller pets, but getting accurate and consistent dosing will be a little trickier.
The formula for these CBD pet oils is simple: organic cold-pressed hemp oil, CBD extract, and natural flavors.
Let’s talk about this section of the product description which contains a mouthful of buzz-words:
“Our Nano-Technology and high-speed emulsion methods create a micro-encapsulation of the molecules which results in greater bio-availability. The end result is more efficiency and better absorption leading to an increased effect. We are certain you will find this to be the best tincture for your pet.”
This basically means that Blue Moon Hemp uses finely milled CBD extract crystals dissolved thoroughly in a lipid — in this case, hemp seed oil — because CBD is fat-soluble.
The description certainly sounds fancy and exclusive to Blue Moon Hemp, but this method has become the standard in tincture production —especially when formulating high-potency products to avoid the extract from clumping in the formula.
Blue Moon Hemp’s Shipping & Return Policy
Blue Moon Hemp products are available for international shipping, and shipping costs will depend on the destination.
All returns must be requested within 10 days of purchase, and a return label will be emailed to you after you speak with a customer service agent. The refund can take up to 5 business days to process and is subject to a 10% restocking fee.
No refunds or exchanges are accepted for products purchased during a promotion.
Final Verdict: CBD Oils Ideal For Medium to Large Dogs
Because the lowest potency of these oils is 8 mg/mL, we don’t recommend these oils for smaller pets (unless you’re comfortable with calculating a diluted solution). These oils should work great for your medium to larger dogs (30 lbs or larger).
Overall, we think these CBD pet tinctures ring in at a decent value. We just wish Blue Moon Hemp would provide complete third-party lab results to verify the quality of its hemp source.