Benefits of using hemp oil in your pet’s diet
Your pet is a member of your family, and obviously, you want it to be healthy and cheerful. Are you wondering whether it is worth introducing hemp oil to your pet’s diet? Yes, of course! Hemp oil in pets’ diets has several benefits for their well-being and health. Hemp seed oil is not only must-have on grocery store shelves. It is also a good ingredient in pet supplements. Hemp seed oil is an excellent source of essential fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6 acids, protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. All of these ingredients are good for your pet’s health.
Here are the biggest benefits of using hemp oil in your pet’s diet:
- boosts immunity and helps reduce inflammation caused by various skin and joint problems,
- it soothes the symptoms of allergies and improves the condition of your pet’s hair. Hemp seeds are used in cosmetic products and soaps because hemp oil can penetrate the inner layers of skin and promotes healthy cell growth,
- reduces your pet’s joint pains – this is due to an ideal fatty acid balance that naturally helps reduce inflammation,
- provides your beloved pet with phytonutrients,
- may prevent cancer – there are many situations (strenuous exercise or stress) where dogs cannot produce enough GLA (gamma-linolenic acid). Supplementation can become very helpful in such cases,
- incorporates omega 3, omega six and omega nine fatty acids into your pet’s diet,
- supports your pet’s cardiovascular system,
- makes their skin and hair healthy and shiny.
How and in what form should you give hemp oil to your pet?
It’s best to start with small portions to see how your pet responds to the new addition to its diet. First of all, in the beginning, stick to the recommended daily dose of the supplement. It should be written on the label of the product you bought. When you see your pet’s reaction to hemp oil is good, you can gradually increase the hemp oil dosage by adding 1-2 drops every 2-3 weeks.
There are several ways to give your pet hemp oil. The first way is to apply hemp seed oil over your pet, especially if it can absorb the oil. You can need one teaspoon of hemp seed oil for your pet’s food. The amount depends on the age and weight of your pet. You will have to reduce the amount for smaller pets. Hemp oil should be added to the food your dog or cat likes to eat every day. Hemp oil can also be administered directly into the pet’s mouth if your pet accepts it. Usually, however, pets have no problem with consuming pets hemp oil.
Remember that hemp oil should always be added to cold food because it loses its beneficial properties when heated. You can also apply hemp oil externally. Use hemp seed oil directly on your dog’s or cat’s skin irritation for quick relief. Apply it topically on any problem areas that are dry, scaly, or itchy. It should bring quick relief to your pet’s skin problem. You should store your pet’s hemp oil in the fridge as it gets rancid when exposed to sun rays.
Find out why hemp oil is safe for your pets
Hemp seed oil is generally considered safe for pets. However, remember that it is safest to consult a veterinarian before using it on your pet. This is the rule for any new supplement you introduce into your pet’s diet. The vet will advise you on the optimal dose of hemp oil for your pet, as there is no one golden dose. It all depends on the size and age of your pet. If you do not know the exact weight of your pet, the vet will weigh it easy to assess a dosage of hemp oil accurately. Hemp oil in too much may prove detrimental to the animal’s health. Too much hemp oil can also cause stomach upset and diarrhea in your pet.
Remember that pets should be given preparations intended for animals. Don’t give them hemp oil you use yourself. Any hemp seed oil or hemp seed oil product you give your pet should be formulated specifically for them. The ingredients and their proportions are different in the preparations for animals and those for humans. Be sure to buy hemp oils for pets from trusted and reliable sources.
At our Verde Remedy online store, you will find lab tested, 100% organic, with certificate GMP (Good Manufacturing Processes) hemp oils for pets. You will find oils for pets containing 500 mg hemp-derived raw extract in a 50 ml solution with an MCT coconut oil carrier oil in our wide offer.