There’s been a lot of buzz in the health industry lately over the benefits of hemp seed oil supplements for humans, but you may have never thought of adding it to your beloved dog’s diet? Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of the hemp plant and is rich in nutrients like fatty acids, antioxidants and phospholipids.
Hemp seed oil has benefits for the skin, brain and heart and has natural anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. The hemp plant has a long tradition of medicinal use, dating way back to 16th century Europe. Here are some ways your dog can benefit from the addition of a natural hemp oil supplement in his life.
May Help to Support pets suffering with Arthritis Pain
Studies have shown that the GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) in hemp oil, can control inflammation and reduce arthritic symptoms by up to 25%. This is great for older dogs living with arthritis or maybe just experiencing pain and stiffness in the body.
Support for pets with Skin Allergies and a Dry Coat
The GLA in hemp oil has shown promising signs of supporting pets suffering from atopic dermatitis or eczema. Without treatment your dog can suffer itchy, swollen and sore patches on their body. The supplementation of hemp oil in your dog’s diet, may assist in keeping their skin supple and moisturised with a smooth coat.
Support Weight Management/Social Behavior
GLA is known to help boost the body’s fat burning mechanisms, helping your pup to burn body fat and keep his energy levels up. Serotonin production may also be increased, helping to keep your dog full and keep his mood and social behaviour in check.
Omega 3 and Omega 6 Fatty Acids to Manage Inflammation
These essential fatty acids work together in the body to manage inflammation and support the bodies healing response to disease or injury. Fatty acids also benefit the; eyes, brain, immune system, joints, skin, bones and heart.
Contains Antioxidants to Support the Immune System
Containing vitamin E and vitamin A (Carotene), these antioxidants support the immune system by fighting damage from free radicals. Your dog may be exposed to free radicals daily when his body absorbs toxins from pollution, pesticides, processed foods, vaccines and any drugs he may have taken for illness. These can be damaging to your dog’s cells, DNA and overall health. These vitamins from the hemp oil can also support your dogs; immune system, eyes, heart and cognitive function.
Giving your dog a hemp oil supplement may have so many benefits for his general health inside and out. Being a natural health care supplement, you can be sure it’s free from any artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Always check with your local veterinary professional, before giving any new health supplements to your pup.