Hemp… Over the last few years, hemp has gained popularity as effective treatment for a variety of problems–for both humans and dogs.
It started as a small secret among small groups of natural-health focused labrador retriever owners. But recently, it started to show significant promise within the scientific community too.
Since hemp is still “new” for many lab owners… people are worried that it might not be the best choice for their best friend.
Is it safe?
Does it even work?
How much do they need to take?
Is this just some “new-thing?”
… And so much more
That’s why we decided to put together this article revealing the top 5 hemp myths–helping dog owners discover the truth about hemp.
And if it's really an effective solution to help relieve your lab's hip and joint pain.
Five things you might not know about this magical (but misunderstood) herb that can benefit your labrador retriever:
1. Hemp is NOT Psychoactive
One of the biggest concerns is where hemp comes from.
Since it comes from the cannabis plant, people often think it will get their dog “buzzed.”
This is because it is confused with its famous cousin, THC (or tetrahydrocannabinol)–which is what gives that feeling.
Using a modern cold-pressed CO2 extraction method, only the hemp is extracted from the plant.
It keeps all the health and pain-relief benefits–and you don’t have to worry about your dog getting buzzed.
2. Hemp is Both Legal and Safe
Since hemp does NOT include psychoactive elements, it is both safe and legal.
In fact, many studies have shown hemp to be completely non-toxic and safe for consumption…
… Even when used in high doses, combined with other meds, or over long periods of time–unlike common prescriptions given to dogs to help with pain support.
Hemp supplements for dogs are a great way to ensure your pup is getting the tastiest, highest quality ingredients to support their joint health.
Like these tasty treats from Vet Naturals…
3. Hemp is an Anti-Inflammatory
When dogs are in pain, most vets recommend NSAIDs and other over-the-counter pharmaceuticals.
While these can have their place, they are often followed by unwanted side effects too.
That’s why so many dog owners are choosing to go with safe and natural remedies.
Hemp contains anti-inflammatory properties that soothe irritated joints and suppress the production of inflamed cells…
… Which helps manage joint pain, aches, and flare-ups.
4. CBD Reduces Anxiety
Yes, labs get anxious too… and it can be crippling.
Common things like traveling, thunderstorms, and being left at home can stress out your dog.
When their joints are aching and screaming at them too… it only makes matters worse.
Hemp can help minimize feelings of anxiety…
Which helps soothe your dog and promote feelings of happiness, comfort, and relief.
5. Hemp relieves aches and pains
Hemp is an amazing solution for naturally reducing pain.
According to one study, dogs given hemp treatment experienced LESS PAIN and increased activity with NO side effects.(2)
Wow. No wonder why it’s gaining so much popularity.
Plus, hemp provides healthy joint nourishment and pressure relief…
Which can naturally “block” pain signals, so your labrador retriever can stay active and comfortable as they age.