These soft-gel CBD capsules are great for medium to large dogs. The easy to swallow softgels pack in 15 mg of full-spectrum hemp extract each. We love seeing pet products like this using full-spectrum extracts designed for pets — something that’s relatively hard to find in a marketplace dominated by isolate-based pet products.
Compared to Bluebird Botanicals Hemp CBD Capsules, these have the same pricing at $39.95 for 30 capsules. Overall, these bottles contain 450 mg of CBD which works out to roughly $0.09 per mg of CBD. This is about as low as you can expect to pay for pet capsules of this strength and quality — which are generally more marked up in price.
Companion Capsules each contain 5 or 15 mg of CBD, which may seem low in potency, but it’s important to remember pets don’t require as much CBD as we do. The 5 mg variant is likely more appropriate for small pets, while the 15 mg option may work well for medium to larger dogs.
These capsules are made from full-spectrum hemp extracts sourced from Colorado, USA, which is free of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and heavy metals. The hemp seed oil comes from Canada and is certified organic.
Companion Capsules are geared towards improving the general wellbeing of your pets. The strength is high enough to provide benefits, but without the inclusion of additional ingredients with known benefits, these capsules have no clear focus.
Bluebird Botanicals offers two CBD capsules, in 5 or 15 mg strengths. The 5 mg option is available in bottles of 60 and 120, while the 15 mg product comes in bottles of 30 or 60. This is a solid selection of CBD pet capsules considering it’s already a fairly niche product.
Bluebird Botanicals utilize a simple formula of full-spectrum hemp oil extract and a hemp seed carrier oil.
Hemp seed oil is particularly cheap to manufacture despite containing omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. However, there are more advanced carrier oils that provide much better bioavailability.
Are you familiar with the benefits CBD and interested in passing on those same benefits to your furry friends?
The Companion Capsules range from Bluebird Botanicals could be what you’re after. Capsules are one of the best methods to ensure a consistent dose every time and are easily consumable.
This review takes an in-depth look at Bluebird Botanicals to see how they compare to the competition. Read on to find why we think these capsules might be a good choice for medium to large pets.
Overview: Companion Capsules
Bluebird Botanicals’ offers two different CBD companion capsules: Companion Capsules and Concentrated Companion Capsules. Both products are third-party tested and made with full-spectrum hemp extracts.
The standard capsules contain 5 mg of CBD per capsule and are generally better suited for smaller dogs or cats – these capsules can be purchased in quantities of 60 or 120.
The concentrated capsules contain 15 mg of CBD, making them ideal for medium-sized animals. Larger animals may need multiple capsules to hit their optimal dosage level – these capsules are available in 30 or 60 count bottles.
Bluebird Botanicals’ also offers Companion Oils which allow you to customize your pet’s dose a little bit easier.
Pros & Cons
Provides consistent dosage
Has no taste
Capsules can be difficult to administer to dogs and cats
Key Features and Benefits
1. Consistent Dosage
Each capsule is guaranteed to contain 5 or 15 mg of CBD — depending on which product you choose — so there’s no need to take time to measure out a proper dosage for your furry friend.
You’ll know exactly what they’re getting every time.
These capsules are unflavored, which makes them a good choice for pickier pets. They can be easily hidden in cheese or other treats to make them as appealing as possible.
Companion Capsules (standard and concentrated) contain 5 or 15 mg of CBD, respectively, which may seem low at first glance, but it’s important to remember that animals require a much lower dosage than humans.
Overall, these capsules cover a good range of pets but Bluebird Botanicals may benefit from adding a high strength option for bigger animals.
Potency Breakdown of Bluebird Botanicals Companion Capsules
Companion Capsules Variant
Total CBD Per Bottle
Potency (CBD per Capsule)
Bluebird Botanicals Companion Capsules
Bluebird Botanicals Companion Capsules
Potency Breakdown of Bluebird Botanicals Concentrated Companion Capsules
Companion Capsules are made from hemp seed oil imported from Canada, and full-spectrum hemp extract sourced from Colorado, USA.
We’re not given the exact location in Canada, but it’s certified organic, and the test results show that the products are free of pesticides, fertilizers, and heavy metals.
Bluebird Botanicals states these products can improve your pet’s general wellbeing.
Some of the appropriate uses for these capsules include improving the appetite of your pet, reducing pain, or helping them control anxiety when left alone or during travel.
Depending on which product you choose, the Companion Capsules come in three sizes. 60 and 120 count bottles for the 5 mg variety, and 30 or 60 for the 15 mg option.
According to the Bluebird Botanical website, its simple formula is “full-spectrum hemp extract emulsified in organic hemp seed oil”.
Hemp seed oil in itself has health benefits of its own. Comprised of 3:1 ratio of omega-6 and omega-3, respectively, hemp seed oil is known to have antioxidant effects, as well as promoting heart health.
Unfortunately, hemp seed oil isn’t quite as effective as medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) insofar as providing a quality carrier oil – hemp seed oil is much cheaper and less effective in terms of absorption.
We’d like to see Bluebird Botanicals utilizing better carrier oils in the future.