Are you noticing that your dog is not getting a great superfood? There are some people that would usually think that giving their dog hemp is a bad thing since hemp comes from cannabis but they are really wrong since hemp can really provide a lot of great health benefits to their dogs and that it can be used by any kind of dog.
Why you should consider giving your dog hemp?
Hemp is actually one of the most versatile and oldest plants that was discovered centuries ago and today, it is widely used in textiles and food, but the oil and hemp seed that it produces are the ones that are gaining interest from a lot of people.
Not like fish oil, the hemp seed oil has the perfect ratio of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Your dogs are not capable of producing these important fatty acids that is why it is important that you should include them in the food that you give to your dogs. A perfect ratio of the omega 6 and 3 is important for your dogs since these fatty acids will work synergistically in your dog’s body.
You should know that a high amount of the omega 6 fatty acid called the GLA or gamma linolenic acid can also be found in the hemp seeds.
Hemp is known to fight cancer cells.
There are a lot of researchers that have found evidence about people who have diabetes, skin allergies, and cancer do not produce enough GLA, this is also seen in some dogs. Even if GLA is known to be a conditionally important fatty acid which means that dogs are able to produce enough of it, there are still times like exercise and stress where dogs will not be able to produce the right amount of GLA that is why a supplement will be needed.
Hemp helps reduce the pain in joints.
There are some researchers who have discovered hemp seeds to have the ability to reduce the symptoms of arthritis by about 25 percent. This is thanks to the perfect balance of the fatty acid that will actually naturally reduce the inflammation.
Hemp will also improve the coat and skin in dogs.
Hemp seeds has been used in soaps and cosmetic products for a long time because of the oil that can penetrate to the inner layers of the skin and improve the growth of cells.
The inflammation that is caused by the common skin conditions like pruritic skin disease, atopic dermatitis, and granulomas can be greatly reduced by the perfect ratio of fatty acids found in hemp seeds.
How do the hemp seed oil actually work?
Keep in mind that your dog’s body contains a substance that is called the prostaglandins. They will circulate around the dog’s body like hormones in order to control inflammation, regulate the temperature and other vital functions of the body, and smoother the contraction of muscles.