New Product: CannaDrops Immune Supporter

Meet CannaDrops Immune Supporter Meet CannaDrops Immune Supporter! We have another new product; can you believe it?! Remember our fun turkey tail mushroom taste test video? It was all leading up to this new pet product launch. One that we are especially proud of!

This revolutionary new pet health product combines PCR-hemp oil and turkey tail mushroom for a powerhouse formulation, which may help pets with a variety of health conditions including cancer!

To date, benefits are: 1) Turkey tail mushroom has been shown to modulate the immune system, important for fighting diseases such as cancer, infections, and other illnesses. 2) A stronger immune system can help combat deadly cancer cells, making turkey tail mushroom a potent cancer-fighting ingredient.

Each bottle of CannaDrops Immune Supporter contains 3000 mg USDA Certified Organic full-flower turkey tail mushroom concentrate, and 600 mg USDA Certified Organic, vapor distilled PCR-hemp oil.

CannaDrops Immune Supporter is the first of its kind! The only pet health product on the market to contain the benefits of medicinal hemp and the benefits of medicinal mushrooms! For additional info, read our press release here and purchase CannaDrops Immune Supporter here!

 

New Product: Equine CannaDrops!

Equine CannaDrops with PRC-hemp oil Meet Equine CannaDrops, the newest product in our Healthy Hemp Pet Company line-up. We saw a need in the equine community for animal owners to have the option to treat conditions with an all-natural, holistic product such as PCR-hemp oil… so we went ahead and created one!

Equine CannaDrops offers a cost effective way to treat horses for a variety of conditions. And even comes in a barn-friendly aluminum bottle! Each bottle contains 1600 mg PRC- hemp oil and coconut oil.

As part of our commitment to provide high-quality, natural ingredients Equine CannaDrops contains USDA certified organic full-spectrum hemp oil grown in Colorado, using vapor distillation to maintain 100% chemical free hemp oil.

 

Reported benefits are:

  • PCR-hemp oil may help with occasional stiffness.
  • PCR-hemp oil may help with movement ease.
  • PCR-hemp oil may help with trailer anxiety and to calm nerves.
  • Coconut oil may improve immunity.
  • Coconut oil may alleviate digestive disorders.
  • Coconut oil may heal wounds faster.

As always, a huge thanks to our retail partners and customers for the continued support. For additional info, read our press release here and purchase Equine CannaDrops here!

Healthy Hemp Pet Company’s Retailer Spotlight: Healthy Pets Mountain West!

Healthy Hemp Pet Company: Retailer Spotlight!

As Healthy Hemp Pet Company continues to grow and expand, we are more grateful than ever for our fantastic pet retailers. They really are the lifeblood of our whole company. So what better store to start out our Retailer Spotlight Series with than the first store to carry our products?

Love at First Sample

Three years ago, our founder, Dave, was buying dog food at Healthy Pets Mountain West when he got talking to Kris, the owner. Dave mentioned that he was working on a hemp-based pet product. Kris had lots of questions about what this particular product would do and how it would work.

Since she was so interested, Dave brought her a few bags of the original batch of CannaNatural. Dave asked her to give them away and help him test out. When those ran out, Kris bought a whole case. And Healthy Pets Mountain West has been one of our top retailers ever since!

A Growing Experience

Since her first order three years ago, Healthy Hemp Pet products are now in over 300 stores nationwide! (We have to brag just a little bit!) That’s a lot of growth and we owe it all to our fantastic pet retailers. Each one took a chance on a new, local business, and put time and energy into learning about the benefits of hemp for pets.

Healthy Pets Mountain West just had their 3rd annual Spring Fling with pet psychics and giveaways. We even set up a little taste test booth with our newest hemp-based pet product! A fun post about that event coming soon. We caught up with Kris to ask her what made her pet store unique. Check out the interview video here!

Healthy Pets Mountain West is located in Cottonwood Heights, Utah on 2352 Fort Union Boulevard. Let’s give them back some of the love they’ve given us over the years!

Choosing a High Quality Hemp Oil

Few people have heard of the wellness benefits of hemp oil. Even fewer understand what’s involved in turning a hemp plant into hemp oil. And here at Healthy Hemp Pet, good hemp oil is the basis for every pet formula we sell. So, let’s really dig in to what makes a high quality hemp oil!

Country of Origin

We don’t mean to say that there aren’t good hemp oils coming from foreign sources. But there are definitely bad ones. In our research, we tested hemp oils from Europe and China and found heavy metals, toxins, and/or mysterious chemicals. For us, the first step in choosing a quality hemp oil is to make sure it’s grown locally. We use a grower located right in Colorado.

Organic vs Conventionally Grown

This is more of a personal choice, but we think that less intervention is better. Our partner’s hemp greenhouse is USDA certified organic. They use only ladybugs for pest control and practice biodynamic farming techniques. Plus, they’re a zero waste facility! We love supporting a company dedicated to living gently and improving wellness.

Industrial vs Therapeutic Hemp

Hemp isn’t just grown for its therapeutic properties. It’s a super plant that grows some of the strongest fibers found in nature. Those fibers can be used to make plastics stronger than steel! But that kind of hemp is grown to be strong, not therapeutic. One of the quickest ways to make a cheap hemp oil is to use the leftovers of hemp grown for industrial purposes. The plants grown for their fibers don’t have high levels of cannabinoids and terpenes. Those are the compounds that produce wellness benefits. You need hemp plants selectively grown just for consumption. Ironically, those cheap products end up costing more in the end. Users have to take much higher doses to see the same effects.

Flowers vs Seeds/Stalks/Leaves

Hemp stalks and seeds do have excellent health properties and applications. However, they don’t have the concentrations of terpenes and cannabinoids to make the cut for our oil. Our high quality hemp oil uses only the leaves and flowers of the plant. Those are the parts with the highest concentrations of cannabinoids and terpenes.

Distillation Process & Solvents

Our partner uses a trademarked, breakthrough technique that uses only heated air to gently extract cannabinoids and terpenes using evaporation. Vapors are collected, condensed, and distilled to make a product with higher levels of natural terpenes and improved taste. Some hemp oils use ethanol or butane to distill their final product, which can effect taste.

CBD Isolates vs Full-Spectrum PCR Hemp Oil

There are a lot of thoughts on the discussion between CBD isolates and full-spectrum PCR hemp oils. Isolates do provide the highest levels of the molecule cannabidiol. However, terpenes are sort of like the hunger you feel before a meal. Hunger won’t change the meal, but your experience of it may be very different. Terpenes are organic compounds most popularized by essential oils. They have subtle effects on the body. Overall, we know they enhance the function of cannabidiol. We find that high concentrations of cannabidiol aren’t as important as the wellness-enhancing effects of full-spectrum hemp oil.

Testing for Consistency

How do we know that our high quality hemp oil has higher levels of terpenes and cannabinoids? You can feel the effects, but we also test for them. Our partner tests their products in-house.  Those results are then verified by independent labs. These analyses help us verify that our products deliver the same benefits, every time, no matter the batch. So, you’ll never have to adjust the size of the serving because you bought a new bottle or changed flavors.

We hope this helps you understand our requirements for the hemp oil in Healthy Hemp Pet products!

Announcement: New Natural Hemp Oil Supplier

Healthy Hemp Pet Company has an exciting announcement. We are very proud to announce that we have partnered with a new natural hemp oil supplier!

Part of our commitment to providing premium pet health products means using only the highest quality natural hemp oil. And the science behind how to make that is still evolving! So, we do our best to stay on top of developments in the hemp oil field. That research is how we’ve come to learn about vapor distillation.

Making a More Natural Oil

Vapor distillation eliminates the need for harsh solvents like ethanol or butane. The beneficial terpenes and cannabinoids that give our pet health products their benefits, are gently extracted using only heated air. It also leads to improved proportions, making our products more effective than ever! Once evaporated, the vapors are collected and distilled to produce a purer hemp oil. This process leaves (hey-oh!) even more of the natural plant profile intact. It also drastically improves taste in the final product. Picky pets will notice the difference!

Our new hemp oil has the highest level of naturally-occurring terpenes of any activated edible oil. And our partner runs the first certified USDA organic greenhouse in the state of Colorado. They practice bio-dynamic farming techniques and use only ladybugs for pest control. And further demonstrate their commitment to the environment by being a zero-waste facility.

We may not (yet!) know everything about how hemp provides its benefits, but we’re committed to using only the most natural and highest quality oils available. We do our best to bottle the benefits you find growing right on the stalk. So, for us, Vapor Distillation is a no-brainer!

What else do you know about what makes a quality hemp oil? Not a lot? Don’t worry. Check out our blog post Choosing a High Quality Hemp Oil to find out the oil requirements for a Healthy Hemp Pet product.

Do PCR Hemp Oil Products Produce a “High?”

PCR hemp oil products for pets

 

“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.