by Denise Carey-Costa
A 2019 article in Canine News stated:
Like humans, dogs and cats have an endocannabinoid system that allows them to benefit from CBD oil. This system allows the active ingredients in hemp to help relieve many symptoms.
Much has been said and argued about the benefits of CBD oil as treatment for various physical and mental ailments, but more and more information and evidence are coming to light that CBD oil is indeed beneficial.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is extracted from the flowers and buds of cannabis (marijuana or hemp plants). CBD, however, doesn’t produce the “high” associated with marijuana because it doesn’t contain the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Aaron Thames, a California resident has been active in the field of medical marijuana since studies were first launched in 1996 under California Proposition 215; also known as the Medical Use of Marijuana Initiative or the Compassionate Use Act. He first experimented with CBD as a treatment for dogs when he rescued an American Bulldog/Cane Corso/Mastiff mix from the East Valley Shelter in Los Angeles, California in 2015.
The dog named Wully was suffering from allergies affecting his skin and eyes. To stop the itching, scratching, biting and chewing Wully was given a dose of Bravecto. Unfortunately, the drug brought on a series of “Lethargic Idiopathic Head Tremors.” This condition is characterized by repeated voluntary head and neck muscle contractions.
Aaron decided to try hemp based treats for dogs to see if that would help Wully’s head tremors. He gave him four treats a day. Soon the tremors went away, but the side effects of multiple treats were weight gain.
Watch Wully’s heartwarming video here.
Because of his recent discovery and the marked improvement shown by Wully, Aaron was prompted to learn more about the CBD industry through clinical trials held at Colorado State University. His business Farmacopeia Life was launched. Unlike other sellers of CBD products for pets, Aaron has a lifelong affiliation with the animal rescue world beginning in his childhood when his mother Patty Thames rescued many dogs from Amish breeders in Iowa.
Aaron currently operates his own rescue known as Memories of Besa founded in 2015 and dedicated to saving Bully breeds. The rescue was set up in memory of the passing of Aaron’s first Pit Bull, Besa. Aaron pulls dogs from California shelters, assists others rescues, and does his own fostering.
Taking this knowledge of dogs and dog care and combining it with what he learned through analyzing CBD market research, he was able to create the most concentrated and high-grade CBD within the pet industry market. Since developing and marketing his product, Aaron has received positive feedback and testimonials of its effectiveness.
A dog with a tumor in his throat was treated with Aaron’s CBD oil and within two weeks the tumor shrunk. A person suffering from a tiny melanoma on their skin used the CBD topical treatment twice a day and eventually the melanoma vanished. The topical ointment also helps clear up eczema and topical tumors. The oil has also served as relief for chronic pain and arthritis in pets and people.
Frequent customer Anastasia Devaris has used Aaron’s CBD oil for both of her dogs that have been stricken with cancer and another dog that has a torn ACL in the back leg.
Anastasia has written:
Excellent, and thank you soooo much for your magnificent, healing products. All my dogs and I are truly healthier and happier. Had bought other brands long, long ago but I DO see the difference.
In addition to treating pets with his product, Aaron has also found a way to assist other rescues financially through his “Rescue of the Month” program. In this program, a rescue can share the product link on their websites and social media and receive a percentage of the profits for that month.
Overall, the goal of Aaron Thames and Farmacopeia Life is to provide pain relief for pets and people without opioid dependency. Also, to help educate the public about the benefits of CBD.
To learn more about Farmacopeia Life visit the website:
Or the Facebook pages:
*This story was first published in Pet Rescue Report.