NASHVILLE, TENN. — Treatibles announced July 16 it has expanded distribution to Japan through e-commerce platforms. The company produces functional hemp pet products.

"Treatibles is the only hemp-derived CBD product for pets currently available in Japan, in which clinical trials and research with pets were conducted in collaboration with universities and veterinarians prior to the product launch," said Julianna Carella, founder and chief executive officer of Treatibles.

Clinical trials for Treatibles products were conducted by The Society of Animal CBD Research, established in 2019 and led by Dr. Chie Mogi of the Yamazaki University of Animal Nursing.

Takakura New Industries, Inc. will distribute Treatibles’ hemp-infused pet products throughout Japan.

"Getting the Treatibles products approved for distribution in Japan meant finding great partners that could dedicate the necessary resources to this effort,” Carella said. “We are thrilled to be working with such a respected distributor as Takakura New Industries.”

The company plans to further expand its distribution in Japan to include more than 1,000 stores.

"In order to consider and study CBD for pets in Japan, we researched a number of manufacturers in the United States where the CBD distribution is known to be extremely active," said Kozi Kubota of Takakura New Industries.

"We chose to work with Treatibles for many reasons including their authenticity, product quality, variety of products, taste, verified benefits, and more,” Kubota added. “Takakura New Industries Inc is looking forward to working together with Treatibles to improve the well-being of small animals in Japan."

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