Feeding hemp oil to your pets - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

This optimum plant-based hemp nutrition is easy to digest, leading to elevated health in your pet. This product is 100% legal and contains CBD and THC within the legal limit, so you don’t have to worry about pooch or kitty breaking the law! Customers report a dramatic effect on three primary areas: skin and fur, joints and mobility, along with mood and anxiety...


Benefits of hemp oil

  • It is considered a super food that can ease joint pain and inflammation
  • The oils and protein contribute to improving skin and coat health
  • It builds a strong immune system and results in enhanced blood circulation.
  • Unlike soy, nuts and other legumes, hemp does not contain trypsin (enzyme) inhibitors and oligosaccharides, which can cause stomach and gastric upsets
  • Free of phytoestrogens (unlike soy based feeds)

Shows potential in:

  • Research is showing that hemp improves joint function due to the properties of the omega fatty acids
  • Hemp Seed Oil moisturises skin and fur better than any other substance
  • It improves heart functions and helps keep your pet’s brain healthy, leading to a longer and happier life
  • Preventing skin disorders such as dry nose, acne, eczema, rashes and dandruff
  • It can thicken fur texture and lessen shedding

What is hemp?

Hemp is not the same as marijuana. Hemp, unlike marijuana, contains a almost no amount of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the compound that gets you ‘high’. Marijuana does contain THC (0.3% or less). The sale of hemp seed foods was prohibited in Australia until November 2017, when amendments to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards legally permitted their retail sale.

Why hemp is a great choice

Hempseed oil is typically cold pressed and uses temperatures below 38ºC and does not need to be chemically extracted or refined, making hemp a more stable, and therefore a healthier, option.

Hemp seed oil provides not only Omega 3 and Omega 6, but also Omega 9. In addition to this, hemp also contains GLA: gamma linolenic acid. GLA is an omega-6 but unlike other omega 6, GLA ‘produces anti-inflammatory prostaglandins in the body’ ie. hemp seeds are highly anti-inflammatory.

It’s highly palatable for animals and can be a cost effective.

Naturally occurring cannabinoids plus hemp’s high nutrient content

Facts about hemp

  • For at least the last 12,000 years hemp has been grown and processed for it’s fibres and food products.
  • There are over 7000 different products that can be made from hemp.
  • Hemp seeds have a rich nutrition profile including protein, unsaturated fats, fibre, minerals and vitamins (vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, iron, zinc, B6, among others)
  • Hemp has one of the lowest levels of unsaturated fats and highest level of polyunsaturated fats, compared to other vegetable oils
  • Hemp seeds are very high in protein; around 35%, and contain all of the required amino acids
  • Hemp seed oil provides not only omega-3 and omega-6, but also omega-9 in the most efficient form of any plant oil

How to feed hemp oil

Use once daily. Small animals (under 10kg) = 1/4 dropper. Medium animals (10-25kg) = 1/2 dropper. Large animals (25kg+) = 1 dropper.

Add it directly to food but if your pet is anything like our dog, they’ll lick it right off the spoon! You’ll soon start to notice a positively glowing coat and any pain or skin conditions will begin to heal. Many of our customers also report a rapid elevation in their pets’ moods, the result being less anxious animals. Hemp Seed Oil For Pets is great for external use. It alleviates dry skin, improves fur & coat, strengthens nails, is great for a sore cracked nose or paws, and helps relieve joint pain.

Always consider the source and quality of the oil as rancidity can be a problem, as with any seeds, due to the oils.

*For Animal Oral Use Only

Our Hemp seed oil contains CBD and THC within the legal limit in Australia which is:
The total cannabidiol (CBD) content of the hemp seed oil is 0.0075% (75mg/kg) or less, and
The total tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of the oil is 0.005% (50mg/kg) or less.
As I’m sure you already understand Hemp oil and Medical cannabis oil with high THC are 2 different products.
Cannabis oil is a restricted product in Australia requiring a licensed doctor’s prescription.
I hope this clarifies things for you, if you require further information please be in touch.

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