Hemp is becoming a popular ingredient for pet wellness as natural, holistic products are becoming more available. CBD and full spectrum hemp products are very attractive to pet parents, as they can help ease physical discomforts and normal stress. Since hemp products are relatively new on the market, it’s natural for first-timers to be a little nervous about giving their pet hemp products. Here’s what you need to know:

Benefits of Hemp

Nervous pets, and pets experiencing joint discomfort (especially related to old age) have shown to find the most comfort in hemp products. Full spectrum hemp products are used to help calm stressed pets and help ease their discomfort in the most natural way possible. The reason that pets respond to full spectrum hemp products is because of their endocannabinoid system.

Diagram of the CB1 and CB2 receptors in an animal’s body

Full spectrum hemp oil comes from the hemp plant. Hemp contains many cannabinoids that can have different benefits. At Holistic Hound, we’ve carefully formulated a line of full spectrum hemp products, but many hemp brands use isolates containing CBD only, and not the other cannabinoids that are found in hemp. The reason we see such great results with this natural herb is because our pets, like humans, have an endocannabinoid system.

The endocannabinoid system runs through their entire body. When you give your pet hemp products, hemp will naturally interact with the endocannabinoid system, helping pets with a variety of symptoms.

While THC is another cannabinoid found in hemp, many hemp products for pets have removed the THC completely (these are called ‘broad spectrum’ products). We carry both full-spectrum and broad spectrum products so that you, as your pet’s owner, can decide what you’re most comfortable with or what is the best product for your pet. However, it’s important to note that full spectrum hemp products only contain a trace amount of THC – 0.3% or less – and it does not have a psychoactive effect.

How much do I give my pet?

Every animal will react differently, so following the directions provided by the manufacturer is essential. Since our full spectrum hemp products are non-psychoactive, you can increase the dosing as much as you’d like until the desired results are achieved. The first time you give your pet a hemp product, make sure you are present and able to closely monitor his reaction.

Our full spectrum hemp and functional mushroom products are carefully created to give your pet the best and safest products. We have used these products on our pets with excellent results. If you want to try our full spectrum hemp products or have any questions about our other products, contact our customer service about our organic full spectrum hemp bites, oils, soft chews, and more.