Advantages of Using Hemp Seed Oil for Your Pets
Hemp oil or Hemp seed oil is cold-pressed oil extracted from the seeds of Cannabis sativa. Hemp
oil is immensely rich in nutrients, fatty acids and other essential bioactive compounds.
Though, Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa (C. sativa) plant, Hemp seed oil, as its name
implies, is extracted from the seeds of the plant and not the plant itself. Therefore, hemp seed oil
typically contains less than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which makes it safe for your pets.
The benefits of Hemp are no stranger to humankind as the medicinal usage of cannabis dates to
as far as 2,737 BCE. Although the administration of Hemp products to pets is relatively new, the
outcomes have been exceptional.
Perks of Using Hemp Seed Oil
Apart from being known as Nature's best omega oil due to it
– Containing Vitamin E
– Being free of trans-fatty acids
– Regulating body temperature
– Having better ALA to EPA and DHA conversion rate
– And being the only plant-based oil to contain vitamin D, it also serves as a vegan alternative to
Choosing Hemp Oil over Fish Oil
Fish and Krill oil as a part of a regular diet for pets has been in practice for a while now as they
are rich in Omega oils. These are essential fatty acids that dogs can't produce by themselves and
has to get them through supplements.
In contrast to fish oil, Hemp seed oil contains the perfect ratio of Omega-6 (linoleic acid) to
Omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) fatty acids.
Hemp oil Fish oil
Optimal ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 (3:1)
Grown organically. Free of contaminants.
Hemp oil is more stable and less prone to
More sustainable, helps greenhouse and is
Does not contain the optimal ratio of omega
Most fishes on the top of the food chain are
contaminated with mercury and other heavy
Can cause premature ageing due to oxidation.
Fish oil is killing the ocean.
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You can get a comprehensive insight into the distinctions between Hemp oil and Fish oil by
clicking on this link.
We have been using Fish oil as pet supplement for a long time, but with increasing awareness
about the benefits of Hemp oil, a large number of people are switching to a more eco-friendly
and sustainable alternative.
More than being a vegan alternative to fish oil, Hemp oils also exhibits some cumulative benefits
that are really hard for your pet to attain from a single dietary supplement.
– Inhibiting cancer cell growth
The abundant presence of GLA in hemp inhibits the growth of tumor cells while the
omega-3 acid reduces inflammation.
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– Helping bring seizures and epilepsy under control
Seizures and epilepsy are common problems for dogs. It is hard for a pet owner to deal
with. Hemp oil acts as a safer alternative to prescription drugs as it does not affect the liver like
Use of hemp oil gradually reduces the occurrence of seizures and lessens the impact when it does
– Promoting cardiovascular health
Arginine, a type of amino acid, is responsible for the production of nitrous oxide. Nitrous
oxide is responsible of relaxing and dilating the blood vessels which promotes blood flow. Hemp
seeds contain arginine in abundance and consuming the regularly will ensure that your pet will
have a reduced risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.
– Improving skin and coat
Over time many pet owners have found that the regular use of hemp oil not only cures
their dog from autropic dermatitis, granulomas and purtitc skin disease, but it also improves the
cuddly fur coat and gives the dog a shinier, healthier look.
And speaking of relaxation …
– Relieving pain
Hemp oil reduces inflammation and minimizes nerve-related pain. The GLA found in
hemp acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, reducing the symptoms of arthritis by 25%.
– Reducing anxiety including PTSD and Panic disorders
Most veterinarians are starting to prescribe hemp oils to treat anxiety in dogs as it is a
safer option than prescription drugs.
– Helping with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is pretty common in dogs as they are prone to
digestive disorders. Luckily, IBD can be treated with hemp oil due to its antibiotic properties.
– Protecting the Nervous System and aiding Neurodegenerative Diseases
Proteins are not only for muscles. They are also essential for brain development and
neurotransmitter functions. The immense amount of amino acids and essential fats present in
hemp seeds will ensure a healthy brain development for your pet.
– Increasing appetite and helping with nausea
Nausea in dogs can occur due to various factors. It can result in vomiting and loss of
appetite. Hemp oil can be used to help your dog overcome nausea.
Check out our blog if you want to know why hemp dubbed as “super-food” for humans.
One of the important reasons that make people utilize the potential of CBD oil for pets is to
bring down, if not eliminate, the need for pharmaceutical drugs. For example, medications used
to treat inflammation can have arduous effects liver and kidney. They are also susceptible to
behavioural changes in some dogs. But, it never hurts to consult a doctor before administering
any sort medication to your pet.
While listing out the benefits of Hemp oil, it is also our responsibility to advise you against
If you are going to add our Hemp seed oil to your pet's meals, you should know that Hemp seed
oil is polyunsaturated fat, which means the oil is unstable. You wouldn't want to add hemp seed
oil to the food while it's cooking. It is also not advisable to include Hemp oil if your pet's diet is
Feel free to check out our dosage chart to make sure your pet care gets the perfect dose of Hemp oil to
relish its full potential.