Daily Doggie tips #21

Hemp Oil

There are many oils that can be added to your dog’s food. Hemp oil is a good example of this, and is a great supplement for your dog. Natural Hemp Oil can be purchased at any good health store and is available in a liquid form or as capsules. It can be used either as an alternative to fish oil or in conjunction with high quality fish oil.

Hemp seed oil is not only super-foods for people, but can also do wonders for your pet (please do not confuse with any illegal marijuana oil). Hemp is filled with important and crucial nutrition including polyunsaturated good fats [with naturally occurring ideal 1:3 ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids (EFAs)], protein, vitamins (including vitamin B1, B3, B6, B12, C, D, E), antioxidants, magnesium, potassium, calcium, fiber, iron, enzymes, and more – making it an excellent addition to your pet’s meal plan.

The benefits of hemp for your pet’s health include:

• strengthens the immune system

• supports a healthy weight

• supports cardiovascular system

• increases energy

• improves condition of skin and fur

• helps fight infections

Unlike many other foods, hemp is easily digestible by the body and shown to aid the system in any recovery work it needs to do, as well as for the maintenance of good health. (Source NA Hemp & Grain Co.)

It has been found that supplementing with hemp oil can help dogs with allergies, plus is a great anti-inflammatory and is therefore good for dogs with arthritic tendencies.

If unsure of dosage or your dog is taking prescription medication, then please consult your vet before giving any new supplement.

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