What To Know To Keep Your Pets Hemp Healthy & Well In 2023?

For so many pet owners across Canada taking advantage of the benefits of hemp health and wellness for their pets. How important is it what to “know when buying hemp supplement(s)” and why?

With so many Illegal hemp oil product sold on the market for pets its become the wild west, and making the right choice we can not stress enough! Typically illegal hemp oil products are sold in tincture bottle for pets with no VHP/NN # (Veterinary Health Product Number) printed on the product label (Major Red Flag).  As these products show to be contaminated with extremely harmful levels of pesticides, heavy metals, molds, bacteria’s, and other harmful substances vary common in illegal cultivation. These toxins cause long-term damage to unknowing pet owners pets’ liver, kidneys, and other organs, leading to health problems and unexpected veterinary costs.

One of the main reasons why illegal hemp oil is dangerous for pets is that it may contain higher levels of THC than 10ppm. THC is the psychoactive compound found in cannabis that is responsible for the “high” associated with marijuana use. When consumed, THC can cause a range of negative side effects in pets, including confusion, vomiting, hallucinations, unexpected bowel movement and even seizures but not limited to other symptoms. Pets may also experience low blood pressure, an increased heart rate, and drooling. Additionally, pets may experience behavioral changes such as agitation, restlessness, and changes in appetite.

More importantly illegal hemp oil products are mislabeled, with inaccurate information, lacking other required information, No VHP/NN # on product label, limited or no ingredients list, quality of ingredients from the black market sold to unknowing pet owners. Typically, in many cases tinctures hemp oil bottles leads to accidental overdosing or underdosing the patient (dogs or cat). It can be vary confusing for pet owners to know how much to give their pets. As tincture are administered by milligrams per drip to weight of animal to correct amount of drips given in a single dosing to animal can get very complected.

It is important to note that not all hemp oil products are created equal. It is crucial to purchase products from reputable and legal sources and to consult with a veterinarian before giving hemp oil to your pet if on other medication(s).  In conclusion, illegal hemp oil can be dangerous for dogs and cats due to its potential high levels of THC and many contamination with harmful substances slowly poisoning your pets . Misleading labels and inaccurate information can also lead to accidental overdose.

It is important to note that while hemp (cannabis sativa) oil is considered to be safe and effective, it is always recommended to consult with a veterinarian before starting any new supplement and has a VHP/NN # (veterinary health product number) printed on product label like Mojo Pet Supplements VHP/NN Hemp (cannabis sativa) Tablet Chews, and SQF Certified Manufactured