How does Hemp Bombs compare to other CBD brands for dogs? Our in-depth review looks at price, customer reviews, CBD extract, and more. We test the Hemp Bombs CBD Gummies. YUM! See our complete Hemp Bombs CBD review and discover why these gummies earned 7.8 out of 10.
Hemp Bombs CBD for Dogs Review (2022)
Despite their slightly off-putting labeling, Hemp Bombs is a legitimate CBD brand that produces a mild isolate hemp extraction, which is designed for all types of pets.
In our review of the Best CBD Oil for Dogs, we focused on full-spectrum products that contain CBD as well as other cannabis compounds, which didn’t leave much room for CBD isolates like this brand. So, here’s our review of Hemp Bomb’s CBD oil and dog chews.
What we liked
- A good option for those looking for a CBD isolate
- Zero THC
- Great value for money
Things to consider
- Lack of owner reviews
- Not organic
- Treats aren’t particularly healthy
See how Hemp Bombs compares to other CBD oils for dogs in our review of the Best CBD Oil for Dogs.
Who are Hemp Bombs?
Founded in 2016, Hemp Bombs likes to say that they got into the market “before CBD was cool.” Whether or not you agree with that statement, this Tampa Bay-based brand has established a wide customer base, catering mainly to the recreational CBD market with things like vape juice, gummies, and even a tattoo aftercare balm. Right now, you can find at least some of their products in over 25,000 stores across the country, although only a small proportion of those are likely to stock their pet-specific options.
As you might guess from the branding, Hemp Bombs don’t farm their own plants, which is disappointing. Aside from the actual industrial hemp cultivation, however, Hemp Bombs handles the rest of the production process including the manufacturing of their CBD isolate.
Unlike the vast majority of CBD producers, Hemp Bombs opts for a pure CBD extraction in all of their products. This is good news for tiny dogs or those with sensitive stomachs, though we’re not sure why Hemp Bombs doesn’t also offer a more potent spectrum option. Their pet products are centered around added flavors and soft textures to help pets accept their new CBD schedule.
Hemp Bombs: Pet product reviews
Hemp Bombs Pet CBD Oil 250mg Tincture
Grapeseed and MCT carrier oil infusion
Beef and chicken flavor options
8 cents per mg of CBD at largest size
Although Hemp Bombs only make one type of CBD oil for pets, they offer that oil in several different formulations. There are two natural flavorings, Beef and Chicken, and three concentrations: a 100mg, 250mg, and a 1000mg option. This should help owners achieve the right strength dosage for their dog’s size and overall needs.
For a non-organic isolate extract, each of these strengths offers reasonable value for money, at between 8 and 14 cents per mg of CBD. (Note: this would count as awesome value for money in an organic full-spectrum oil, but Hemp Bomb’s CBD oil is a very different product).
To carry their CBD isolate, Hemp Bombs again breaks the mold, opting for a combination of MCT oil and grapeseed oil. Like the more traditional MCT oil, grapeseed is also a known source of omega-6 fatty acids, which can help maintain organ health when consumed in moderation.
What are customers saying?
“We have an older dog bothered by arthritis. I put these drops right on her dog treat, After letting the drops absorb for a minute, she took the treat with no problem.”
“I give this to my dog for hip dysplasia and I give it to my cat because she is slowing down at the age of 12. Both seem to be doing better.”
“I’ve tried other brands and she will only take the chicken CBD Oil from HEMP BOMBS.”
Hemp Bombs CBD Dog Chews 120mg
Main ingredients: Oat Flour, Potato Flour, Coconut Glycerin, Peanut Butter
12 cents per mg of CBD
Full ingredient list
Oat Flour, Potato Flour, Coconut Glycerin, Peanut Butter, Calcium Carbonate, Sunflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Lecithin, Salt, Sorbic Acid, Calcium Propionate (to maintain freshness), Rosemary Oil.
Hemp Bombs CBD Dog Chews are peanut butter-based treats, with each bite containing 15mg of their same CBD isolate extraction. You can buy them in 8- and 15-count bags, which we think are good sizes, as it allows first-time consumers to try them without having to pay out for a significant portion.
Older pups and those with dental issues might benefit most from Hemp Bombs treat recipe, as they’ve been formulated with a soft texture. A look at the owner testimonials suggests that dogs who have trouble chewing were able to successfully chomp down on these treats.
While the ingredient list for Hemp Bombs treats doesn’t reveal any outright unhealthy or filler ingredients, there also aren’t any stand out foods that get us excited about this product. Ingredients like sunflower oil and coconut glycerin are ok, but should definitely be consumed in moderation, which is why we didn’t feature these in our 2022 best CBD treats for dogs.
What are customers saying?
“The dog chews/treats are great for my dogs and work really well. My little chihuahua calms down after a few minutes and goes right to sleep.”
“Didn’t do anything for my dog, and he didn’t like them, crumbled up in his food.”
Hemp Bombs CBD Gummies Review
We weren’t sure what to make of Hemp Bombs CBD when we first decided to review their max strength CBD gummies. On one hand, their CBD gummies have received great reviews elsewhere on the web. On the other hand, the neon colors and bomb-forward branding is more aggressive than their peer group. Despite the branding giving us an initial pause, we decided to put the 15mg CBD gummies product through its paces.
Taste (10 out of 10)
We rarely give out perfect 10s, but the max strength Hemp Bombs CBD gummies are perfect on this front. The gummies taste exactly like sugar-coated gummy bears from the grocery store. With each gummy only being 15mg, you don’t get the slight hemp aftertaste that many CBD edibles have. Put simply – I was extremely impressed with the taste of this product and would happily buy them again. Only Seabedee Sour Neon Gummies and Green Roads Relax Bears come close.
Delivery (9.5 out of 10)
It really couldn’t be any more convenient to get a dose of CBD. Much like the Green Roads Froggies, I popped one of these CBD gummies first thing in the morning on my way out the door. The main difference between these gummies and the Froggies is the amount of CBD in the Hemp Bombs CBD version and the size – more on that in a minute. If you don’t mind starting off your day with something sweet, then this is a perfect on-the-go product from a delivery standpoint. The only reason we took off half a point is that each gummy is 15mg. So, if you need a higher dose, you may have to take a handful of gummies. Some people won’t mind, but others will.
Potency (6.0 out of 10)
At 15mg per gummy, the Hemp Bombs CBD gummies are more interesting from a dosing standpoint than a potency standpoint. Each gummy (5 to a bag) is 15mg of CBD, which means that the entire bag is 75mg. So, one gummy is not going to knock your socks off. If you need a smaller dose (15mg), then you’ll appreciate not having to eat ¼ of a larger gummy. (kind of gross for the next serving) But, most people will need more than one. On a serving size basis (1), the potency is very middle-of-the-road.
Effect (7.5 out of 10)
We approached rating the “effect” of this product in two different ways. First, we took one serving size (one gummy) and took notes. Then, we took our targeted dose (multiple Hemp Bombs gummies) and noted the effects. As mentioned, one gummy is not going to knock your socks off – even though they are labeled “max strength.” One of these CBD gummies is a beginner’s dose, in our opinion. With one gummy, there was no noticeable effect to a reviewer that takes CBD on a regular basis. A 15mg dose seems to operate in the background – providing a sense of calm in social situations, but nothing that you’ll consciously feel.
When we took our target dose (multiple gummies), the product delivered. With a higher dose, you’re going to get the body feel that only edibles provide. Generally speaking, that means less of a head effect and a sense of relaxation concentrated in the muscles throughout your arms, legs, and torso. They’re a little bit more delayed than an oil and certainly more delayed than a vape. But, at our target dose, this product delivered exactly the effect we were looking for. The only downfall of having to take four Hemp Bombs CBD gummies at once is the price.
Price (6.0 out of 10)
The price is the main downside of this product. We commend Hemp Bombs CBD for putting CBD into such a delicious, easy-to-take product. That said, at $14.99 for the sample bag, that’s $3 per gummy. If you’re like me and are going to take down 3-4 a day to get to your target dose, that can turn into an incredibly expensive habit. Hemp Bombs does offer discounts as you increase volume. They offer a 60 pack of CBD gummies for $119. You can get the price-per-gummy down to $2 a pop with this approach. But, still a bit expensive at $.13 per-milligram of CBD. The taste and effect are worth the price, but probably as an occasional treat, rather than a daily habit.