What is hemp seed oil and how does it benefit my dog?
Hemp seed oil is considered to be one of the most nutritional oils available and is easily digestible in its raw state. It contains less than 10% saturated fats, and 70-80% polyunsaturated fatty acids. This is an unusually high level of the good oils, making this oil beneficial for consumption.
The benefit to dogs comes from the exceptional 3:1 balance of essential omega fatty acids. Hemp seed oil is a source of Omega 6 (linoleic acid), Omega 3 (linolenic acid), Omega 9 (oleic acid), GLA (gamma linolenic acid) and steridonic acid.
Organic, cold-pressed hemp seed oil is the type you want to use!
How do I feed hemp seed oil to my dog?
There is a product that does it all, called Sh-Emp Oil, and it is a product I have used and recommended for a few years now. It is a good option for those who like the convenience of an easy to use supplement and prefer to know that the oils are already properly balanced without having to do any calculations.
For those who would prefer to do it themselves, a teaspoon a day for a large dog and half a teaspoon for a smaller dog would be sufficient. Pair this with coconut oil and omega fatty acids, and your dog will enjoy the tremendous benefits of having healthy oils in their diet!
- Improves condition of the skin and fur.
- Reduces shedding and dandruff.
- Strengthens the immune system.
- Supports good heart health.
- Supports healthy organ function.
- Healthy Growth and Development.
- Positive effects on brain function.
- Positive effects on fertility/reproduction.
Omega fatty acids are highly beneficial for dogs, especially those with skin and coat conditions such as dry skin, allergies or excessive shedding!
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