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Austin and Kat is a pet-focused brand that offers CBD chews and oils infused with multiple botanical ingredients.
Its third-party tested products are made with THC-free extract sourced from Colorado-grown hemp.
Bottom line: While there’s room to improve, Austin and Kat is a good option for pet owners interested in CBD.
- THC-free products
- Specialized, multi-ingredient formulas for different pets and specific benefits
- Multiple product strengths
- Fairly priced
- Positive customer reviews
- Hemp extraction process is not described
- Some products are missing third-party contaminant tests
- A few products contain the wrong type of CBD
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Austin and Kat Overview
The Austin and Kat story begins in 2014, in Kat Donatello’s kitchen in Maine. She was inspired to make CBD-infused treats for her dogs Brady and Austin.
Kat’s treats were popular with her friends and their dogs, so much so that she decided to turn it into a business.
She gradually refined the recipes and launched Austin and Kat 2016. The company operates out of Seattle, WA, providing CBD health and wellness products for dogs and cats.
Their product formulas use natural ingredients and include other beneficial botanicals. All of the ingredients used are human food-grade, so you can eat them right along with your pet if you’re so inclined.
Austin and Kat sources hemp extracts from a supplier that grows its hemp in Colorado.
- Terpenes: aromatic plant compounds with a wide variety of beneficial properties (1).
- Minor cannabinoids: CBN, CBG, and other beneficial cannabinoids found in smaller amounts than CBD. For hemp, THC can also count as a minor cannabinoid.
- Hemp: non-intoxicating cannabis variety with high CBD and low THC levels (less than 0.3%).
- Full-spectrum: whole-plant hemp extract containing multiple cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. This form of CBD is about 4 times more potent than pure CBD (2).
- Broad-spectrum: whole-plant hemp extract similar to full-spectrum CBD, but with THC removed (may contain trace amounts).
- CBD isolate: pure CBD with all other hemp compounds removed.
Austin and Kat Product Lineup
Austin and Kat has an impressive lineup for a pet-only brand. It offers CBD for your pets in the form of oils or chews and has a good selection of formulas for different health benefits.
Austin and Kat carry several different CBD oils for pets, with a variety of strengths and special formulas designed for specific benefits.
Everyday Wellness CBD Oil
|CBD Potency||3.3-40 mg/ml|
|Total CBD||100–1200 mg|
|Cost per mg CBD||$0.08–0.25|
|Flavors||Coconut or salmon oil|
|Third-Party Test||View report|
The Everyday Wellness CBD Oil comes in either coconut oil or salmon oil versions. They have a regular CBD oil that gives you 3.3-10 mg of CBD per serving, as well as extra strength options with up to 40mg of CBD per ml.
These tinctures also contain CoQ10, a popular supplement touted for its heart and other health benefits, and black pepper fruit, which may enhance the absorption of CBD (3).
We like the formula and the fact that these oils contain multiple cannabinoids and zero THC like a proper, high-quality broad-spectrum extract.
Special CBD Oil Formulas
|CBD Potency||5–15 mg/ml|
|Total CBD||150-450 mg|
|Cost per mg CBD||$0.14-0.23|
|Formulas||Cats, Relax, Joint, Senior, Active, Immunity|
|Third-Party Test||View report|
The special formula CBD oils help pet parents deal with specific health issues. Each formula contains unique ingredients alongside CBD:
- Bailey’s no more wiggles oil is designed to help dogs with anxiety and everyday stress
- Harper’s immunity oil is made to boost your dog’s immune system
- The cat CBD oil is designed to support your feline companion’s health
- Austin’s active recovery oil is made to help active dogs recover
- Bakko’s hip and joint oil supports joint health
- Brady’s senior formula oil supports the overall health of older dogs
These soft-baked dog chews provide the same CBD oil formulas but in a tasty, edible form.
Everyday Wellness CBD Soft Chews
|CBD Potency||2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg|
|Total CBD||75-300 mg|
|Cost per mg CBD||$0.15-0.33|
|Flavor||Peanut Butter Apple|
|Third-Party Test||View report|
The Everyday Wellness CBD Soft Chews are based on Kat’s original home kitchen recipe.
They come in three different sizes, with strengths of 2.5, 5, or 10mg of CBD per chew, so you can choose the one that fits your dog’s size.
They are made in small batches and come in a tasty peanut butter apple flavor. In addition to CBD, these chews contain turmeric and other beneficial botanicals.
Special CBD Chews Formulas
|CBD Potency||10 mg|
|Total CBD||300 mg|
|Cost per mg CBD||$0.17|
|Formulas||Senior, Joint, Relax|
|Third-Party Test||View report|
Austin and Kat also offers three special CBD chew formulas. They provide 10 mg of CBD, with 300 mg per package. Each is designed to help with specific issues:
- The Senior Blend formula is intended for dogs that are 6 years and older.
- The No More Wiggles formula is made to help dogs cope with daily stressors, especially if you have an anxious pup.
- The Hip and Joint formula is formulated with ingredients like ginger, l-carnitine, and glucosamine to promote proper joint health.
While we like these formulas, they seem to contain pure CBD rather than the full-spectrum CBD advertised on the product label.
|Cost per mg CBD||N/A|
These supplement toppers can be added to your dog’s regular food. They don’t have any CBD but contain other natural ingredients that support joint health.
You can choose from one of two formulas: green mussel plus curcumin or green mussel plus glucosamine, Boswellia serrata, and reishi mushroom extract.
The easiest way to compare the prices of different CBD products to see if you’re getting a good deal is to divide the total cost by the amount of CBD. For example, if you have a 1500 mg CBD oil that costs $100, its price per mg would be 100/1500 = $0.07.
Austin and Kat’s prices are considered average:
- $0.08-0.25 per mg of CBD oil
- $0.15-0.33 per mg of CBD chew
As always, buying the higher strength option will get you greater savings since you’ll be paying less per mg of CBD.
Altogether, these prices are reasonable, especially since you’re getting other beneficial botanical ingredients.
Hemp Source and Extraction Process
Austin and Kat doesn’t grow its hemp and the finished hemp extract is provided by a company called Treehouse Biosciences.
This company’s organic hemp is sourced from Colorado, the heartland of America’s CBD industry.
While we prefer brands that grow their own hemp, we like that Austin and Kat is transparent about their hemp extract sourcing. Still, we’d like to see more info about how this hemp is grown and extracted.
Austin and Kat sends its products for third-party testing to Columbia Laboratories, one of the leading food laboratories in the country. They’re tested for both potency and contaminants.
We examine some of these tests in detail below.
Third-Party Test Results
We always check third-party lab test documents to confirm that CBD companies sell safe and accurate products. More specifically, we look at:
- The levels of CBD, which should be within 10% of the label (3)
- The levels of THC
- The levels of minor cannabinoids like CBG (the more, the better)
- Whether there are any contaminants
- Whether the CBD type (full or broad-spectrum or isolate) is accurate
The product tests we looked at (see test CoAs above) showed the right amount of CBD (within 10% of the label).
However, some products are missing tests for pesticides, heavy metals, and other potential contaminants.
Also, the company’s special formula chews only appear to contain pure CBD isolate instead of the full-spectrum CBD advertised on the label. For example, you can see that only CBD was detected in the third-party test of Brady’s senior blend chews shown above.
Austin and Kat offer free shipping on orders over $80, which is pretty standard. Shipping is $7 if your order is under $80.
Their website says they ship from Seattle on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of every week. They try to process all orders within 48 hours, and they ship USPS.
There’s also a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your product, you can contact their customer service team within 30 days of delivery.
Although Austin and Kat isn’t the biggest name in the CBD space, its customer reviews are excellent.
With over 1000 customer reviews in total, Austin and Kat’s products are close to a five-star rating. On top of that, 95% of reviewers would recommend these products to a friend.
We also like the fact that the company was created by a pet owner who formulated the products herself.
Our Verdict: A Great CBD Brand for Pet Owners
Austin and Kat is a solid pet CBD brand. The natural botanicals, herbs, and other ingredients that the company uses provide added benefits and help the company stand out.
It also uses human food-grade ingredients, making all of its pet products safe good enough for us to eat, if we really wanted to.
The product prices are reasonable, especially considering the additional ingredients. Austin and Kat also has great customer reviews.
The company does have some things to improve on. We’d like to know how their hemp extract is made and some products seem to contain the wrong type of CBD.
We’d also prefer if Austin and Kat grew its own hemp but that’s not a major minus since they seem to be working with a reputable hemp supplier. All in all, this is a great pet CBD company.
Gleb is a freelance writer from Vancouver, Canada specializing in CBD and cannabis. He’s read thousands of studies on CBD and other supplements, helping him translate complex science into plain language. Gleb has tried and reviewed dozens of CBD brands and products, written third-party testing reports, and knows the CBD industry inside and out. When not writing, he likes to kickbox, travel, and tell everyone how awesome intermittent fasting is.