Pet Owners Are Going Natural
Pet products are a popular and growing component of the hemp market. As more people discover how cannabinoids can help their lives, the interest in hemp for pets is greater than ever. Along with this interest however, comes concern around making sure that these products are safe and effective. Any good pet owner knows that a little research into ingredients is the most important factor when considering any supplement for your pets.
Changing Minds and Comfort Levels Around Hemp for Cats and Dogs
Since there haven’t been a lot of studies done on using Hemp in animals, it is important to discuss whether it is a good choice for your pet with your veterinarian. According to a consumer survey, 70% of current pet Hemp purchasers noted having spoken with their pets’ veterinarians about Hemp before making a purchase. This indicates that, for many pet owners, these discussions with pet professionals are helping them feel comfortable with using these herbal products for pets.
If your veterinarian recommends Hemp and Herbal compounds for your pet, you’ll want to make sure you avoid products with problematic ingredients (like artificial sweeteners) and follow their usage recommendations.
How To Find Good Hemp Products On The Pet Market
Here are a few things to keep in mind when purchasing hemp pet products. Not all hemp oils are the same; you’ll want high-quality Hemp Flower oil to have a better chance of it working.
Look for organic. If the Hemp Flower oil is not organic, it at least should not contain pesticides, fungicides, or solvents. Organic choices ensure that your pet oil does not contain questionable ingredients.
Don’t only shop based on price. Higher quality and purity are usually associated with a higher cost. A cheaper option could contain toxic substances such as pesticides, herbicides, or even heavy metals. Make sure your Whole Flower Hemp oil is free of all additives.
Get the analysis. The manufacturer should provide a certificate that certifies the amount of naturally occuring cannabinoids that is in every batch of their product. Many Hemp products contain only small amounts of naturally occuring cannabinoids.
Buy Whole Flower Hemp Oil as a liquid. The most convenient way to buy Hemp Oil is in liquid form, so that you can adjust your dog, cat, or horse’s usage amount easily.
Our Natural Formulas Are Made By An Herbalist and Pet Owner
Ingredients matter, and that is why all Sun God Medicinals pet oils are certified organic, and only made with natural GMO-free ingredients. Our pet oils are made with certified organic, full-spectrum whole hemp flowers and are formulated along with organic supporting herbs that may help to assist your dogs or cats with body comfort, worry and fear, and muscle ease. These oils are easily absorbed by their bodies and may also be a good source of antioxidants.
Our products are unique, because we pair hemp with other medicinal herbs, so that these botanicals work as a team to assist the natural functions of the body. See this blog for more information on herbs working together.
Keeping Hemp Products Safe For Pets
All of our pet oil ingredients are certified organic so that only the best goes into making them. Our hemp itself is organic, free from fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, GMOs, or chemicals. The herbs in our pet formulas were chosen by an herbalist and pet owner. Our pet products are also third-party lab tested beyond state requirements - to ensure the highest standards of purity and potency are present. This is why we feel good offering these products for your pets.
Can I use hemp products for humans on my pet?
Products meant for human use should be avoided(1). If the product is not made specifically for pets, it is important to read the label to double-check for ingredients that could be toxic to pets like chocolate, certain essential oils, and artificial sweeteners. We would recommend not risking this and instead sticking with formulas specifically for pets, to be safe.
Besides being made without these harmful ingredients, pet-specific oral Hemp Oil products are usually also made with your furry friend in mind as far as how they taste. Pets may not like the flavor of hemp products made for human consumption.
How do I know how much hemp oil to give my pet?
Because there isn’t much research available on using Hemp Oil in animals, it is best to discuss what dose is safe with a veterinarian who has experience using Hemp Oil to help your pet’s condition. That being said, our pet oils come with a recommended usage amount based on the body weight of your pet.
It is always best to start slow, with less than the recommended usage amount and then to work up from that - based upon how your pet does. To make this even easier for consumers, we created pet oils specific to your pet's body size. This makes it easy to select the perfect amount of hemp for your pet.
How do I know which pet oil is right for my pet?
Because the needs of dogs and cats vary, we created four special formulas designed to assist your furry friend to live a comfortable life. Each of these formulas combine hemp CBD, with selected medicinal herbs to support your pet.
Aja Organic Pet Oil - For General Body Comfort, Great For Older Pets
This certified organic whole hemp flower-infused pet oil is specially formulated with supporting herbs that may help your dog or cat with body relief and support their body's natural inflammatory response.*
Great for: Older pets with mild body aches and pains associated with aging.*
Level 1,2, and 3 Herbs: St. John's Wort, Skullcap.
Level 4 Herbs (for larger dogs and horses): White Willow Bark, Nettle leaf
Heka Organic Pet Oil - For Worry and Fear
This certified organic whole hemp flower infused pet oil is specially formulated with supporting herbs that may help dogs and cats with worry, fear, separation, and agitation.*
Great for: Pets who worry! Help relieve their fear & agitation due to separation, travel, or thunder.*
Level 1,2,3, and 4 Herbs: Chamomile, Lemon Balm.
Hercules Organic Pet Oil - For Active Pets and Muscle Support
This certified organic whole hemp flower infused pet oil is specially formulated with supporting herbs that may help dogs and cats with muscle discomfort and muscle tension.*
Athletic & working pets with minor and occasional muscle aches, involuntary muscle contraction, and discomfort.*
Level 1,2, and 3 Herbs: Passionflower, Valerian Root
Level 4 Herbs (for larger dogs and horses): Hawthorn berry, and Meadowsweet flowers
- Cannabinoids and Animal Physiology
- Iffland, K., and Grotenhermen, F., 2017. An update on safety and side effects of cannabidiol: A review of clinical data and relevant animal studies. Cannabis Cannabinoid Research, volume 2, number 1, 139-154.
- FAQs About CBD Use in Pets https://www.aspcapro.org/resource/faqs-about-cbd-use-pets