Some vets encourage the need for a more natural approach towards improving our pet’s health, and we are quite happy with this idea. As a first resort, we would always advise this, as opposed to more drastic measure such as surgery or steroids, in treating pets who suffer from conditions such as osteoarthritis or seizures for instance.
In saying that, a lot of experts have recommended CDB oil for your pets, and many pet owners have followed suit. But somehow its sister product Hemp Oil wasn’t invited to this party, and we want to know why. Hemp Oil is just as good if not better than a lot of the CBD family products. A lot of researchers will agree with us too. It has shown some promise in promoting out dogs (and cats) lives significantly.
Just to get it out of the way for the readers, CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are two components found in both Hemp and Cannabis. THC in marijuana is what gives you that high, or as it is called ‘psychoactive’ properties. So, if you smoke, drink or eat a substance without THC, you will not feel drowsy or dizzy. So, when vets recommend CBD Oil, they are recommending a product which is supposed to have zero THC in it. In other words – THC for dogs = is bad, but CBD oil will bring relaxation.
Now that that’s cleared, let’s invite sister hemp to this party. How is this ingredient beneficial to our pets? Read on to find out.
Hemp oil is extracted from Hemp plants and has a very minute amount of both CBD and THC in it, which makes it a lot safer to ingest, in small doses still. The simple truth is that this oil has been known to have high doses of Omega 3 and Omega 6, nutrients and essential oils in it. It aids in enhancing any dog’s nutrition off the charts.
Unlike CBD Oil which is used for medicinal purposes, this oil is geared more towards enhancing the dog’s overall health by keeping levels of fatty acids normal, especially in cases where it is not getting much from his diet, it acts as an overall nutritional supplement.
To take it a step further, other research has been done to see what else it can help with and some of the things found were:
It Can Help with Separation Anxiety
It seems to be the case that is components such as CBD Oil and Hemp Oil have been beneficial to human conditions, that the same would apply to our pet’s conditions. One of the things Hemp Oil has been know to reduce in dogs is noise phobias i.e. when your pet can’t stand loud noises, or either scurry and runs at the first sound of any noise, and separation anxiety. It encourages an element of relaxation in the animal.
Slows Down the Spread of Cancer
One of the saddest things we can ever experience is our pets being sick, and the best we can do for them is to bring ease to their misery. Hemp oil can help slow down the spread of cancer cells in your pet. It is rich in a natural element known as GLA (Gamma-Linolenic Acid) https://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/business/9-facts-about-hemp-oil-for-dogs/ which has been found to reduce inflammation and the spread of cancer cells in pets by up to 20%. Together with both the omegas 3 and 6, it works to help reduce inflammation and pain in the dog’s body.
Strengthens the Immune System
Strengthening immunity has had so many benefits to both humans and animals and has been known to help fight many diseases in our time. Another benefit of this oil is to strengthen immunity in the body and keeping your pet in the best health possible. The oil contains an ingredient known as phospholipids which are responsible for this as it is rich in both vitamin A and E. Read about this from an online source.
As you can see the benefits between CBD and Hemp differ vastly, and yet they are both so beneficial for your pet’s health that if taken in small doses for a few weeks, you may just increase the time spent at the veterinary by a lot.