04 Dec Hemp Pet Treat Buying Guide
If you have considered buying hemp-based treats for your pet but aren’t sure what to look for, this guide will point you in the right direction. There are more products available on the market as pet hemp products gain popularity. This hemp pet treat buying guide will help you make the best decision for your pet’s individual needs.
Check Ingredients List
It is important to read the ingredients list on hemp pet treat labels. If your pet has a specific dietary need or restriction, they can’t just eat anything. It is vital that you make sure that an ingredient they cannot have or are allergic to is not included.
Many manufacturers are making their hemp pet treats with a grain-free recipe. More pet owners are steering away from grains and pets are becoming more sensitive to grains. It is important that the treats you purchase for your pet are not made in a facility where grain-based products are made.
Products containing artificial ingredients may not provide the best nutrition for your pet. Ensure that the ingredients are all-natural and free of chemicals.
Check Manufacturer Reviews
If they are available, read the reviews available for a manufacturer. Pet owners tend to speak candidly about products they purchase. Keep in mind that not all manufacturers have a review section on their websites, but reviews from other sources, such as Google, might be available.
It is important to read all types of reviews, not just the good or bad ones. It is hard to please every consumer, and pets can be picky. A pet may not like a specific recipe and that is normal.
Look for Mention of Lab Testing
It is important that the hemp oil used in your pet’s treats has been lab tested for purity. It is also important to ensure that the hemp oil is free of all THC. If lab-testing results are not readily available on the product’s website, contact the manufacturer and ask for a copy of recent lab testing to prove purity.
The lab testing results should display that the product contains no chemicals, no pesticides, no THC and no impurities.
Expiration or Best By Date Visible
Pet treats that are made from all-natural ingredients don’t last forever. It is important to view the expiration or best by date listed on the package. If one is not available, it may be best to ask the manufacturer for the shelf life of their product or seek another manufacturer.
Even hemp oil isn’t good forever. Hemp oil when not used in a cooking application can remain good for about a year – but it must be stored properly. Once it has been cooked or added to food, the shelf life of the additional ingredients is what should be abided by.
Manufacturer Contact Information
It is important that the manufacturer’s contact information is made available on the package and on the website. If you have questions, the manufacturer needs to be accessible. Look for multiple methods of contact, including social media.
This simple hemp pet treat buying guide is designed to help you make the best decision for your pet’s needs. Another thing to look for is the maximum number of treats to give your pet daily. Always go by the manufacturer’s suggested serving in this respect, or seek the opinion of your vet.