Hemp Science

Many people don’t realize that hemp has been legal in the United States since the passage of the 2014 Federal Farm Bill.

Our hemp oil partner is certified by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
We get it. There’s just a wee little bit of history around Cannabis in the United States. And Cannabis—specifically marijuana—is still illegal, for human recreational use at least. Well, in some states…

Both hemp and marijuana are members of the Cannabis family of plants. So yes, it IS confusing. Know this: we aren’t talking about marijuana for pets. We’re talking about hemp. Hemp for pets.

The thing is, clinical trials on the potential health benefits of the Cannabis plants and the natural cannabinoids found in them are limited. Limited for humans. And even more limited for companion animals.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved the use of Cannabis as a treatment for any medical condition. Even so, the NCI has shared what they suspect cannabinoids may do for humans. The Cannabis plant produces a resin containing compounds called cannabinoids, in addition to other compounds found in plants, such as terpenes and flavonoids.

There is general agreement that chemical components of cannabis, called cannabinoids, activate specific receptors throughout the body to product effects in the central nervous system and the immune system.

The organic full-spectrum terpene rich PCR hemp oil that we use in Healthy Hemp Pet Company products appear to have health benefits when used by companion animals. Anecdotal evidence also suggests that phytocannabinoids from industrial hemp may help to support overall health by reducing aggression, anxiety and behavior problems though this has not yet been studied in companion animals.

Our products have helped our companion animals. We thought they might help yours too.
We strongly encourage you to do your own research.
Any information is presented for informational purposes only and is not intended as an endorsement of any product. The information is not intended as a substitute for visits to your local veterinarian.

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