While hemp oil for pets is very quickly picking up speed as a viable way to treat various four-legged ailments we realize that there are still some pet owners out there who are still in the dark about these products.
There is something of a stigma around the use of the hemp plant because many people still equate hemp with marijuana which gets you high. But these are not the kinds of products we are talking about.
Hemp products for pets are non-psychoactive and they bring to the table a wealth of benefits. For one thing many hemp products contain Gamma-Linolic Acid which has a number of practical uses such as joint and metabolism support but also offer some cosmetic benefits such as improving the quality of your pet’s coat.
Hemp is naturally loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories as well and as the industry is progressing, the products are getting safer and more stable. If you are new to the idea of hemp products for your pet please take a look at the following list.
We have compiled a collection of the best hemp creams for pets we have found on the internet. Whether you are just getting into pet hemp products or have been a customer for years, this list can help you pick the best product for your furry friend.
Hemp O Pets Pain Relief Hemp Cream for Pets
Pet Supply Dog Paw Balm with Hemp Oil
Hemp Well Hemp Balm - Relief and Protection for Dogs Paws & Cat Nose
4-Legger Certified Organic Nose & Paw Pad Healing Balm With Hemp
Handy Hound Paw Butter Balm for Dogs
BotaniVet KeraSnout Organic Pet Balm With Hemp Seed Oil
ResQ Organics Pet Skin Treatment With Hemp Seed Oil
Bodhu Dog Paw Balm For Dogs With Hemp Seed Oil
Vetinary Approved Paw Balm With Hemp Seed Oil
1. Hemp O Pets Pain Relief Hemp Cream for Pets
We start our list with a cream that can be used for both cats and dogs. The Hemp O Pets formula includes arnica and ginger for added healing and soothing power. You can apply this cream topically.
There is a 250mg concentration of hemp extract in this cream and it is completely THC free which means that there is absolutely no chance that your pet will become intoxicated. This cream can be used to soothe aches, pains and irritated skin.
Our next entry is sort of a specialty hemp cream. It is a balm that is intended to relieve dry paws for dogs and moisturize them. Furthermore, Pet Supply Paw Balm protects your dog’s paws from the ravages of hot asphalt, harsh snow and daily wear and tear.
It includes ingredients such as shea butter avocado oil, lavender essential oils, mango butter, vitamin E and vitamin B.
Absorbs quickly and won’t leave prints on your surfaces
Does not contain coconut oil or milk products (in case of allergies)
Can protect against extreme heat and cold
Comes in a relatively small supply (2.5oz)
May cause gastrointestinal distress if consumed by your dog
3. Hemp Well Hemp Balm – Relief and Protection for Dogs Paws and Cat Nose
Up next we have Hemp Balm from Hemp Well. You can buy this product directly from the official Hemp Well website, in many pet stores or at online third-party retailers.
This balm protects your pets paw against extreme heat and moisturizes them to relieve itchiness and irritation. It is made from all natural ingredients including beeswax, hempseed oil and vitamin E. Hemp Well makes this product in their Detroit, MI facility.
Due to the presence of beeswax, this product may help your pet with seasonal allergies
Safe, even if consumed
Doesn’t stain surfaces
Relatively small supply (1.75 ounces)
It can be difficult to notice the difference it makes
4. 4-Legger Certified Organic Nose & Paw Pad Healing Balm with Hemp
As the name implies, 4-Legger has created a healing balm featuring hemp oil and beeswax that has been certified organic. This cream is hypoallergenic as well. It can be used to sooth and moisturize dry paws, snouts and noses.
You can purchase this cream through the official 4-Legger website or through third-party online retailers.
Handy Hound formulates their paw butter with cedarwood, lavender, carrot and of course hemp oil that is said to be totally vegan and organic. You can buy it on popular online retail sites or through the Handy Hounds website.
You can apply this butter to the nose, paws and the tips of your dog’s ears. There is also a nice 90-day money back guarantee that even extends to third-party sellers.
Easy applicator “twist-tube” (similar to chapstick)
Comes in a 2oz tube
May not be good to use on young cats
The product may come out hard preventing smooth application
This cream can be used to treat chapped noses, paws or any other exposed areas of your dog’s skin and can protect them from long-term exposure to hard surfaces and extreme temperatures. It is a certified organic product and is made of non-toxic, organic ingredients.
The formula is comprised of hempseed oil, coconut oil, vitamin E, beeswax, organic rosemary extract and organic shea butter.
ResQ Organics is mostly known for their human skin products but have branched out into the pet hemp cream market with a 100% natural formulation that features aloe vera, coconut oil, hempseed oil, olive oil, shea butter and more.
It is available for purchase as a 2, 4 or 8oz jar at third-party retail sites or on the ResQ Organics site. It is said to be able to treat feline acne, abrasions, bug bites, dermatitis dry nose and paws and to promote hair growth.
Provides vitamin support
Comes from a reputable company
Can be used for a variety of ailments
Does contain some unnatural ingredients (titanium dioxide)
Rounding out our list is Paw Balm from Bodhi Dog which can be used to heal cracked, dry irritated and even bleeding paw pads for dogs and cats of all sizes and breeds. You can apply directly to the paw pad.
It is made of jojoba oil, candula extract, beeswax and hempseed oil. The company is based in Austin,TX and state that they source their ingredients locally.
Is safe for dogs to lick
Can be used on the nose as well
Company is vague about where they source their hemp
This list reflects our favorite hemp creams for dogs currently on the market. Many of them are natural, safe and have been used to ease skin conditions that are common for dogs. But if we had to choose one to recommend to fellow pet lovers it would be Handy Hounds Paw Butter.
We choose this one because of its quality formula, its price in terms of value and for the fact that very few minor side-effects have been linked to it. With that being said be sure to check it out along with any of the entries on our list!