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Hemp ingredients give unique added value to natural pet foods and pet treats. They offer genuine category extension and point of difference.

Hemp is natural, free from all allergens including soya, lactose and wheat. Hemp ingredients are an excellent source of Oil, Protein and Dietary Fibre and highly relevant to natural pet foods and natural pet treats. Key to the content of all hemp ingredients is the uniquely healthy oil.


Dietary fats are required both as a source of energy and as a source of the essential fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega 6, which are not synthesised by the body. Together, Omega 3 and Omega 6 play a crucial role in pet health.

Deficiencies in Omega 3 and Omega 6 can lead to:

  • Reduced Growth
  • Dermatitis
  • Infertility
  • Compromised Immunity
  • Poor Joint Health
  • Increased risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Correct levels of Omega 3 and Omega 6 lead to:

  • Healthy Skin
  • Healthy Coat
  • Healthy Joints
  • Reduction of total HDL cholesterol
  • Good Fertility
  • Healthy Immune System
  • Good Growth and Development

Typical recommended inclusion rate for oil in pet diets is 2ml per 6g of body weight per day.


The balance of Omega 3 to Omega 6 in the diet is important. There is a complex interaction between these Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) including a competition for enzymes controlling the metabolic pathways between these two groups of fats.

Too much of one fatty acid can stop the formation of the other fatty acid. Too much Omega 6 inhibits the formation of Omega 3. For example, Diets including soya oil, sunflower oil or olive oil can lead to too much Omega 6.

Too much Omega 6 leads to:

  • Negative Cardiovascular effects
  • Inflammatory effects

Correct levels of Omega 3 lead to:

  • Beneficial Cardiovascular effects
  • Anti-inflamatory effects
  • Beneficial Neurological effects
  • Beneficial Reproductive effects


Hempseed oil is cold pressed from seed at temperatures below 38ºC and unlike commonly used oils in pet nutrition is not chemically refined or treated in any way. It has none of the odours or toxins and dioxins often occurring in fish oils. And hemp provides a perfect balance of Essential Fatty Acids naturally – with none of the compromises of synthesised oils.

Compared to other oils, hemp oil contains:

  • The highest level of polyunsaturated fats.
  • One of the Lowest levels of Saturated fats
  • Optimal ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 at 3:
  • A rich source of Omega 3 and Omega 6
  • High amounts of γ-linolenic acid and stearidonic acid, the biologic metabolites of LA and ALA, respectively, which none of the other commonly utilised vegetable oils contain. Therefore, due to metabolic competition between the two EFAs for access to the ∆-6 desaturase to convert LA and ALA to γ-linolenic acid (GLA) and stearidonic acid (SDA), respectively, the presence of both GLA and SDA in hempseed oil allows this enzymatic step with ∆-6-desaturase to be efficiently by- passed.

Hemp Oil provides added value in Natural Pet Foods because it is:

  • Highly palatable
  • Very efficient source of dietary energy
  • Contains unique forms of Omega 3 & Omega 6 in the most efficient form to metabolise of any plant oil
  • Free from the smell and toxins of fish oils
  • Free from all allergens
  • Free from GMO
  • Delivers correct ration of Omega 3 and Omega 6 without causing imbalance
  • Helps reduce HDL Cholesterol and reduce risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Completely traceable

Hemp Oil

Hemp Oil

  • Highly Palatable
  • Good for Healthy Skin
  • Good for Healthy Coat
  • Good for Healthy Joints
  • Good for Fertility
  • Good for Healthy Immune System
  • Good for Growth and Development
  • Good for Reduction of total HDL cholesterol

Hemp Protein

Hemp Protein Powder

  • High source of Protein with 50% Protein
  • Contains all 20 Amino Acids
  • Contains all 9 Essential Amino Acids
  • Naturally Rich in Omega 3 (with SDA)
  • Source of GLA (Omega Gamma Linoleic Acid)
  • Rich source of Dietary Fibre
  • Free from Soya
  • Free from Phytoestrogens
  • Free from Enzyme Inhibitors

Find Ground Hemp Expeller

Fine Ground Hemp Expeller

  • Excellent digestible fibre content
  • Good “Complete” Protein content
  • Free from any enzyme inhibitors – unlike Soybean Meal.
  • Free from heating

Hulled Hemp Seed

Hemp Seed Hearts

  • Highly Palatable
  • Rich source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 (GLA) fats
  • Rich source of Protein
  • Good source of dietary fibre