Hemp oil for dogs? You must think I’m crazy. But, hear me out. Hemp oil is actually good for your dogs and I’ll tell you several good things it can do about it. But before that, let’s address the conservative perspective surrounding hemp oil.
More often than not, hemp oil is thought to be a product of marijuana plants and thus considered to be having the “high” effect. The two do come from the same species of plants, Cannabis Sativa, but are different in their composition and eventually, their effect.
Marijuana owes its psychoactive effects to its component called THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, about 10-15% of its entire composition. On the other hand, has only .3 to 1.5% THC which is not enough to get anyone “high”. All it can do regarding that is just calm the user down a little. So, if you though that hemp oil can get your dog stoned, it won’t.
But there are other good things it can do which may convince you that it may be a good idea to use hemp oil for dogs. Let’s get into it right away :
Makes Their Diet Protein Rich
We know that dogs are carnivorous animals and their staple diet is supposed to be meat. But they’re able to get it because they usually do not get enough meat for their system to get the protein their system needs. Fortunately, hemp oil can help you with that. It is one of the richest sources of protein on earth. It can be, and is, used as a protein supplement with your dog’s regular food. Hemp protein is said to be easy for dogs to digest. There is also hemp dog food being used by some and hemp protein powder.
Betters Their Fur And Skin
Hemp oil for dogs is like for humans, since Hemp oil also has the component of CBD. Hemp oil makes your dog’s fur shinier and help reduce the shedding. It also helps with any acne, eczemas and other skin problems in dogs and makes your dog. And who knows, maybe a healthy skin will boost their confidence as well.
Prevents Serious Diseases
Out of the miracles possible from hemp oil for dogs, an improved and strong immune system is the best one. Hemp oil is rich in fatty acids and has omega 6 to omega 3 ratio of 3:1 which is considered the perfect ratio. It helps strengthen the immune system of your dog and thus saves them from serious diseases. Since it is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, it may also help the dogs that cannot produce enough GLA , thus preventing diseases like skin allergies, diabetes and even cancer.
Helps Treat Epileptic Dogs
The most heartbreaking thing that I heard about is that there are epileptic dogs as well and that their treatment is difficult. But since Hemp oil also has the component of CBD, which is studied to be efficient in treatment of epilepsy among patients and reducing seizures, it can also help in treatment of dogs for the same.
Since Hemp oil comes from Cannabis Sativa plant, you may have to check with your state laws to know if it’s legal in your state or not. If it is, you can easily get a bottle online or even hemp stores. However, contact the vet to know about the size of the dose your dog needs as it depends on the size and weight of the pet.