What You Need To Know About Hemp Dog Collars

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Hemp dog collars are perfect for owners who want to improve their carbon footprint for themselves and their dog.

Because of its sustainability and comfort, hemp dog collars are perfect for the environmentalist and the dog-lover.

What’s the difference between hemp and marijuana?

When people first hear the word “hemp,” they often think of marijuana. However, hemp is much different than its “peace and love” cousin.

Hemp and marijuana are both made of the same plant, cannabis sativa. Hemp contains 0.3% THC, the high-inducing ingredient in marijuana. By comparison, marijuana usually contains about 30% THC.

Hemp has been around for centuries as a product used for consumerism and industry. It’s often used for rope, canvas and other types of textiles. Recently, improvements in the refinement of hemp has increased its use in clothes manufacturing.

China is the biggest producer of hemp; Australia and Canada have been building up their industry in recent years. The U.S. is slowly catching up – hemp was covered under the marijuana prohibition act. Hemp production has grown proportionally with marijuana legalization sweeping across the nation.

dog in hemp collar

What are the special characteristics of hemp?

Hemp is an incredibly clean, green, and sustainable plant. It requires little to no pesticides because of natural resistance to pests, it can harmlessly remove toxins from soils, and it absorbs CO2 while growing.

Hemp is also able to grow in nearly any climate and needs much less water than similar materials, like cotton.

It’s able to be densely planted, meaning it needs less ground cover than other plants that require more space.

In addition to all these factors, hemp is a fast-growing plant. It takes little time between harvest and replanting for hemp to return to its full size. And, because the root systems in hemp replenish soil, it can be consistently grown without sucking nutrients from the soil.

From an industry standpoint, hemp is also incredibly durable and long-lasting, while also remaining soft in fabrics.

Hemp fibers are longer than wood pulp fibers so hemp can also be recycled more often than paper made from wood pulp. In addition to that, hemp yields more fiber per acre than wood, making it more sustainable in the long run.

Is hemp bad for my dog?

Like cotton or nylon, hemp material won’t harm your dog.

However, hemp could cause allergic reactions or it could react with possible medications your dog is taking. There could also be potential risk for your dog to adversely interact with pesticides or contaminants in the hemp itself. However, these risks are minimal.

If you have any concerns about hemp and your dog, contact your vet.  

About Paige Johnson

Hey, there! My name is Paige and I'm a social media and content intern with dogIDs for the summer. During the school year, I study at North Dakota State in Fargo. My favorite things to do include reading, watching Netflix and cuddling with my dog, Brandy, a 10-year-old cockapoo (cocker spaniel/poodle mix).

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