“Will it get my dog high?”
This is our favorite question as a pet hemp product supplier. We get commentary about “pot for pets” “canine cannabis” and, our favorite, “doggie doobies.” We get it. Hemp is often associated with marijuana. It’s natural to assume hemp does all of the things marijuana does.
We’re even informed by our retailers that occasionally customers will take Healthy Hemp Pet products themselves, hoping to use it to get high. (Eugh, let’s hope it’s the coconut flavor and not the salmon oil!) So, let’s do the downlow about what gets an animal high.
Hemp & Marijuana Are Similar
Hemp and marijuana are two varieties of the Cannabis plant. Think about them like cousins that share the same last name. They’re similar, but spend any time around them, and the differences will be obvious.
Both plants contain a number of phytocannabinoids, chemicals that work on the body. The two main ones are CBD, or cannabidinol and THC, or Tetrahydracannabinol. (We promise that’s the longest word we’ll use in this post.)
Both marijuana and hemp contain CBD. So, whether you are high (on marijuana) or not (on hemp) you will feel relaxed. That relaxed feeling is brought on by the CBD.
THC Content of Hemp & Marijuana
However, marijuana also has 5%-30% THC. THC is almost totally responsible for the hallucinations, psychoactive effects, and sedated feelings we may recognize as being “high.” It’s the chemical that is tested for during a drug screening. THC is also what makes a user, we’ll say it, act kind of stupid. And it can absolutely be fatal to pets in the wrong doses.
Industrial hemp has less than .3% THC. That’s an industry and a legal standard. Anything over that amount is considered marijuana and is illegal to consume or grow, except in states which have legalized recreational or medical marijuana use.
Healthy Hemp Pet Products
So, the products you buy from Healthy Hemp Pet are made using hemp oil, not marijuana. The products contain phytocannabinoids like CBD, but almost no THC, the primary chemical in marijuana. That’s why our products are called PCR hemp oil products. They are Phyto-Cannabinoid Rich. But those cannabinoids aren’t the ones associated with being high.
Our experience with PCR hemp oil products is that they tend to help support healthy joints, reduce stress, and maintain a normal inflammatory response. As long as you adhere to dosing guidelines and veterinary advice, the worst thing that will happen is Daisy may get a bit more tired than usual, because she is so relaxed. (Lower her dose a little until you achieve desired results.) But we promise, she won’t be hearing colors or seeing sounds.
Like history? Check out how hemp and marijuana were conflated in the first place.
Healthy Hemp Pet products use organic hemp grown in Colorado. Our suppliers control the product from the field to the lab. Every batch is tested by in-house and independent labs to assure accurate levels of quality phytocannabinoids and terpenes.
Then we add even more quality ingredients. For example, CannaNatural and CannaCrush use green-lipped mussels to make a formula that’s an ideal response to movement concerns. CannaBalm features pure white beeswax to moisturize and protect skin.
Our formulas are grain-free without gluten, solvents, pesticides, soy, fragrances, dyes, or additives.
The Agricultural Act of 2014 made it legal to grow industrial hemp with a dry-weight THC content of .3% or less. And that’s when we started selling pet health products with PCR hemp oil. This is a young industry, and we’re super proud to have gotten in at the ground floor! We like to think of ourselves as a company of pet industry rebels.
We are invested in providing excellent customer service! You can get a hold of us at woofwoof@HealthyHempPet.com
We know that hemp has intense cultural and political stigma, and we’re proud to work towards educating pet owners about its benefits and doing our part to help further the science supporting it.
All products are made here in the U.S. and most of our products are small batch. (The CannaNatural is not. It sells too quickly!)
Our products are formulated under the direction of veterinarians. We elect, under their advice, to use hemp oil with the full-spectrum of phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavinoids. Some companies use zero-THC formulas, but after the results we’ve seen, we think that small amount of THC has beneficial effects.
Proud members of the National Animal Supplement Council, an industry working tirelessly to help regulate the pet health market.
Proud member of the International Hemp Research Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to increasing the research, knowledge, and awareness of industrial hemp throughout America.
Proud member of the National Hemp Association, a non-profit supporting all aspects of the hemp industry, educating people about the uses for hemp, and making industrial hemp legal at the federal level.
Giving back to our community, by supporting Nuzzles & Co., a private, non-profit, no-kill rescue and adoption organization in Summit County, Utah.
We’re not your average pet company.