How does Hemp oil benefit my pet

How does Hemp oil benefit my pet

Est. 3 min read

Hemp oil has various health benefits for humans, ranging from acne clearing skincare to reducing anxiety. Being a pet parent, you must be wondering if hemp for pets can introduce your furry friend to a world of benefits.

Let’s take a step back - so what is Hemp? And why is the world going crazy about it?

Hemp

Hemp is one of the strongest natural fibers in the world belonging to the Cannabis Sativa family and is known to have over 50,000 uses from textiles, building materials, paper, food, body care products etc. 

Hemp is often confused with Marijuana, but the two aren't the same. Hemp contains very low levels of THC (about 0.3%), the psychoactive substance that gets you high. Therefore, “hemp” has generally been used to describe non-intoxicating Cannabis.

Why is hemp the “mother” of all?

If you haven't considered the inclusion of hemp oil for your pet, maybe it's time to give it some thought due to its benefits. A few of them are:

Hemp seeds provide pets with a near-perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids

  • This is the most naturally balanced ways to add Omega's to a pet's diet. 

  • Hemp oil has one of the lowest amounts of saturated fat and the highest contents of polyunsaturated fat amongst all the culinary oils. 

  • The oil consists of nearly 85% of essential fatty acids, which are crucial for the health of brain and heart. 

  • Many minerals like phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, Vitamins E and D are also present in hemp seed oil.

  • Promotes overall hip and joint health by supporting flexibility and comfort - Apart from providing flexibility and comfort, it also helps with inflamed joints. 

  • The GLA present in the hemp oil is beneficial for inflammation as it is lesser-known but a beneficial ingredient that helps heal inflammation for our canine companions.

  • Helps with cardiovascular function and healthy immune response - Hemp oil helps improve his/her digestive health, boosts the immune system and stimulates energy levels. 

  • It also has several potentially important bioactive compounds that have beneficial cardiovascular effects.

2 ways in which you can incorporate the use of Hemp oil are:

  1. Add it to your pet's food

Hemp oil is a healthy option for not just your pet's internal system but even external use has a lot of benefits. Just add a few drops of hemp oil in your pet's food and notice the incredible health benefits that await.

  1. Applying it on your pet's skin

The application of hemp oil helps with itchy and inflamed skin to heal eczema, dermatitis, dandruff and shedding. The perfect balance of fatty acids on hemp oil is what makes it well-known for its efficiency in cosmetics and soaps. 

The oil can penetrate deeper layers of the skin, while it moisturizes, promotes healthy cellular growth and prevents rashes and allergies while avoiding discomfort to your pooch. Healthy skin and a beautiful coat for your fluffy friend.

Besides these tips, Petsy says...

  • It is essential to ensure that hemp seed oil comes from a reliable manufacturer.
  • Please consult a vet or a doctor regarding allergies from Hemp oil before its consumption or application.
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