Benefits of Hemp Seed Oil for Dogs and Cats
Perfect balance of natural Omega 3, 6, & 9
The secret to Hemp seed oil's health benefits lies in the perfectly balanced of naturally occurring Omega 3, 6 & 9 essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, mineral and Chlorophyll. In more science speak, the Omega ratio is 3:1 of Omega-6 to Omega-3 – which is the gold standard ratio. Striking the correct omega balance is essential as it helps the body absorb nutrients more effectively.
Physiologically dogs are unable to produce their own omega essential fatty acids naturally and must take in the essential amino acids (building blocks of Omega oils and other essential enzymes) through a well-balanced diet. Omega fatty acids can support regulation of blood pressure and inflammatory response and offer a range of other benefits such as: soothing common skin irritation, allergies, improving cognitive function, promoting joint health and supporting coat health.
Improves skin and coat health
The inclusion of hemp seed oil in a dog’s daily diet has been shown to lead to healthy skin and coat. Hemp seed oil helps to reduce uncomfortable skin conditions such as: eczema, dandruff, dry nose, rashes and atopic dermatitis that causes that uncomfortable itch and rash for your dog.
Hemp seed oil can also be applied topically directly on hairless skin. Either direct or within a high quality hemp seed oil shampoo and leave in conditioner such as the Hempooch range, this will soothe the cause of common skin irritation in dogs.
High in antioxidants
Hemp seed oil is a natural powerhouse packed with nutrients like chlorophyll, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Specifically hemp seed oil contains a high concentration of multiple antioxidant– which is important for immunity, disease prevention, cell renewal and the functioning of many organs in the body.
By supporting the immune system hemp seed oil helps to fight any toxins or environmental challenges that your beloved pet faces every day.
Improves gut health and well being
As a pet owners our self, we absolutely understand the apprehension to introduce a new supplement into your pups diet. However, the Hempooch hemp seed oil is highly tasty to pets. In fact, our dogs and cat kids would scoff up their food much quicker with Hempooch hemp seed oil added into it!
The oil is highly digestible and packed with Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), which is lesser known than Omega but equally as beneficial and supports a raft of digestive issues.
Hemp seed oil for dogs and cats is an effective natural anti-inflammatory, that when supplemented into a healthy diet may help to combat symptoms of common joint problems and arthritis. Acting as the lubricant for your dogs joints, hemp seed oil can support movement and range of motion.
Supporting a healthy diet with hemp seed oil may ease the symptoms of arthritis and make those cold mornings beach runs or trips to the dog park much more enjoyable!
Research suggests that hemp seed oil has been proven to reduce anxiety in humans. While studies are still preliminary in pets, current scientific research is showing positive benefits in testing whether hemp seed oil alone can reduce anxiety in dogs.