You may have heard about hemp oil being used not only for human consumtion, but for pets too. But what exactly is hemp oil for pets? Does it really work? And more importantly, is it safe?
WHAT IS HEMP OIL FOR PETS?
Like our other hemp oils, pet hemp oil is made with bio dynamic full spectrum hemp oil made right here in Australia with the inclusion of organic extra virgin olive oil.
CAN HEMP OIL GET MY PET HIGH?
Unlike marijuana, full spectrum hemp oil has less than 0.3% THC which is far below an intoxicating level for a pet. THC is abbreviated for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the chemical compound responsible for the intoxicating effects associated with cannabis.
IS HEMP OIL SAFE FOR DOGS AND CATS?
Studies have shown that hemp oil products have a wide margin of safety in both dogs and cats. Multiple veterinary studies published in the past two years have shown that, even when given high levels of CBD, pets experienced no major adverse effects. As more research is conducted, we will all gain more information regarding the effect of long-term use of CBD products in pets.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF HEMP FOR PETS
Hemp-derived products work conjointly with a pet’s natural endocannabinoid system, which helps to regulate many of the body’s different functions in our dogs and cats.
Hemp products may also help pets in the following ways:
- Anti-inflammatory (i.e. hypersensitivity, dermatitis)
- Reduction in pain
- Reduction in seizures and convulsions
- Immune system support (i.e. autoimmune disease, cancer)
- Nervous system support
- Cardiovascular system support
- Reduction in anxiety
- Gastrointestinal support
WHY USE HEMP OIL FOR PETS?
The biggest advantage to using hemp oil is that it is dispersed to pets using a measured dropper. This allows you to dose your pet much more accurately and adjust the dose (up or down) as often as needed. Also, since oil is administered either under your pet’s tongue, cheeks or in your pet’s mouth, it has the potential to be absorbed more quickly through mucous membranes than if your pet swallows a pill or capsule.
Disclaimer: In accordance with Australian Hemp regulations, these products are non-therapeutic. We are not able to offer medical advice or dosage suggestions.