I started thinking more about this yesterday after I had a rather long discussion with a representative of a company in Wisconsin that sells a bath product made with 10% hemp oil. The rep went on to tell me how the hemp helps deter itching in many dogs. Ah, something I had no clue about. I had heard from some folks that hemp collars caused dogs to itch, so this information yesterday was revealing. While as a fabric the hemp may cause itching, the oil from the hemp plant may deter it. Interesting.
But apparently there are many medicinal benefits that come from feeding your dog hemp supplements also.
Hemp protein powder and hemp seed oil are not only super-foods for people, but can also do wonders for your pet (including dogs, cats and horses). 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.This was excerpted from an article on SooperArticles.com>
The benefits of hemp for your pet's healthy include:
* strengthens the immune system
* supports a healthy weight
* increases energy
* improves condition of skin and fur
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.
While the movement towards incorporating hemp into a companion animal's diet is still in its infancy, veterinarians are also slowly starting to discover the value of this miracle plant.
It is important to note that dogs and cats are predominantly carnivorous and so are built to eat meat. That's why hemp oil and hemp protein powder products need to be added as a supplement to the diet, not as a replacement.
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