August 15, 2020 3 min read

Hemp Seed Oil

Our Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil is made from 100% Australian hemp seeds and is truly a modern-day superfood for dogs. Hemp Seed oil is a plant-based source of omega 3, and contains the perfect 1:3 ratio of anti-inflammatory omega 3 and heart-healthy omega 6.

Hemp Seed Oil is different from Cannabis oil (CBD oil), in that Cannabis oil is manufactured from the flower buds and leaves of the same plant and contains Cannabinoids. These Cannabinoids are diluted with a carrier oil (usually the hemp seed oil), like the way that essential oils are diluted before use, to achieve a level of useable strength oil.

CBD/Hemp Oil may have a more overall medical benefit than hemp seed oil, however, whilst it is legal in USA and Europe in strictly controlled dilutions, CBD/Hemp Oil still remains illegal in Australia unless obtained under prescription.

How is Hemp Seed Oil even good for my dog?

Hemp Seed Oil contains all ten essential amino acids required by dogs for optimum health and is an excellent source of vitamin E. Essential Amino Acids cannot be produced in the body and must be provided through food.

Because of Hemp’s high levels of beneficial fatty acids, dogs can see relief from skin conditions, inflammation, and digestive complaints, while boosting the overall health of their immune system.

Laila and Me Hemp Seed Oil is cold-pressed, meaning all the beneficial nutrients are retained and not lost due to heat treatment. We source our Hemp Seeds in  Australia and they are sustainably grown.     

Will my dog get lit?

Hemp seed oil contains little to no THC and the amounts that may be found, are trace amounts. It’s the THC contained in a cannabis plant that gives you the “stoned” feeling. Your dog would have to have quite a lot of pure concentrated CBD oil which contains THC before they displayed symptoms of being stoned, but what is available now in Australia is Hemp Seed Oil, which has such tiny amounts of THC, it is virtually undetectable. So the short answer is no, your dog won’t be high – just happy and healthy!

It might be worth mentioning here that you can get CBD oil with the THC extracted, so when CBD oil does become legal in Australia, your dog still won't is getting high off it, because it won't contain THC in any measurable amount.

Currently, in Australia, CBD oil or Hemp Oil as it is also known is only available with a prescription from some vets, so don't be fooled into buying a $16 bottle of Hemp oil believing it to be CBD oil. Below are the differences as per the Office of Drug Control

Is hemp seed oil a drug?

No. Hemp seed oil is an extract of cannabis seeds and does not contain any extracts from the cannabis plant. Therefore, by definition, hemp seed oil is not a drug under the Act.

Is it legal to buy hemp oil in Australia?

Hemp oil is a drug.

Hemp oil that is a medicinal cannabis product may only be accessed by prescription from your doctor who has been granted Special Access Scheme Approval or is an Authorised Prescriber.

Hang on; I’m confused what is the difference between hemp seed oil and CBD/Hemp oil?

Hemp seed oil is by cold pressing ripened hemp seeds. It contains little to no traces of Cannabidiol and THC and has nutritional benefits derived because of its high traces of essential amino acids and essential fatty acids. These nutrients can’t be stored in the body and are known to have benefits to aiding skin and digestion issues, immunity, and low-level anxiety. It won't get your dog “high” and has no known adverse reactions so far.

CBD oil works by the cannabinoids present positively interacting with the dog's own natural endocannabinoid system. While this isn’t a “cure-all” it can help by restoring the dog's endocannabinoid system back to its working order, which may explain why CBD oil is great at treating issues like anxiety, seizures, symptoms of cancer, GI issues and inflammation.

Want to get your hands on some Hemp Seed Oil for dogs? shop here:

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