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[h=1]HEMP FOR DOGS: SHOULD YOU USE IT?[/h]

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Is your dog missing out on a great superfood? You might be thinking, “Hemp is a variety of cannabis, I’m not giving that to my dog!” If you are, it would be too bad because hemp has many health promoting properties nearly every dog could use!
[h=1]Why I Think You Should Give Your Dog Hemp[/h]Hemp is one of our oldest and most versatile plants, dating back to the 28th century BC. Today, hemp is used in foods and even textiles, but we’re most interested in the hemp seed and the oil it produces.
Unlike fish oil, hemp seed oil contains the perfect ratio of Omega-6 (linoleum acid) to Omega-3 (alpha linolenic acid) fatty acids. These are essential fatty acids, meaning your dog can’t produce them and needs to get them in his diet. A good balance of these Omega oils is critical to your dog’s health because they work synergistically in the body.
Hemp seeds are also high in an essential Omega-6 fatty acid called gamma linolenic acid (GLA). That’s important because there’s some really good reasons to boost the GLA in your dog’s diet:
[h=3]1. It Fights Cancer[/h]Researchers at the American Cancer Society say there’s evidence that people with cancer, diabetes and skin allergies don’t make enough GLA … and these issues are incredibly common in dogs too. While GLA is considered a conditionally essential fatty acid (which means that most dogs can make enough of it, most of the time), there are many circumstances (hard exercise or stress) where dogs can’t make enough GLA and supplementing can become important.
Finally, because the GLA is perfectly balanced with Omega-3 fats, hemp seed oil will help reduce inflammation in your dog and strengthen the immune system.
[h=3]2. It Reduces Joint Pain[/h]Researchers in the Journal of Arthritis and Rheumatology found that the GLA found in hemp seeds reduced arthritis symptoms by 25% compared to the placebo at 4%. Once again, this is because the perfect balance of fatty acids helps to reduce inflammation naturally.
[Related: Does your dog suffer from joint pain? These herbs can help][h=3]3. It Improves Skin And Coat[/h]Hemp seed has long been used in cosmetic products and soaps because the oil can penetrate the inner layers of the skin and promote healthy cellular growth.
The balanced fatty acids also play an important role in reducing the inflammation associated with common skin issues, including atopic dermatitis, pruritic skin disease and granulomas.

[h=1]How Hemp Seed Oil Works[/h]Your dog has substances in his body called prostaglandins. These are like hormones and they circulate around the body, helping to smooth muscle contractions, control inflammation, regulate the body temperature and other vital functions.
The GLA that’s abundant in hemp seed is a building block for prostaglandins. Researchers are looking at GLA supplementation today as an important component of proper hormone health and development.
[h=3]A Word Of Caution![/h]Before you start adding hemp oil to your dog’s meals, there’s a couple of things you should first know.
Hemp seed oil is a polyunsaturated fat, which means the oil is unstable. If you cook your dog’s food, you won’t want to add hemp seed oil to the food while cooking as this can cause the oil to become rancid and cause health issues in your dog.
In addition, if your dog is eating a poultry-based diet, adding hemp seed oil may cause an imbalance in his diet because chicken is already quite high in polyunsaturated fats and linoleic acid. According to Steve Brown, author of Unlocking the Canine Ancestral Diet, flaxseed oil is a better choice for chicken-based diets.
But if your dog is eating a diet rich in beef and other ruminants, then hemp seed oil is a great way to balance the diet, alongside your dog’s regular fish or fish oil.
[h=1]How Much To Give[/h]So we’ve established that giving your dog hemp seed oil whenever you give him red meat is an excellent boost to his health. So how much should you give?
Steve Brown recommends adding a teaspoon for every 1 to 1 1/4 pounds of food.
Cannabis sativa actually means“useful hemp” in Latin. Try adding some to your dog’s diet and learn why this ancient superfood is making such a huge comeback!

 

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I buy the hemp powder. Great in smoothies n great making dog cookies. And if you want a snack you steel your dog’s snacks hahaha.
 

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We give Elsie Edibites and they have helped a lot.


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1.5 cups of oat flour
You grind oats till it turns into flour. I personally use steel cut oats as it’s healthier
1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce
1/3cup of hemp seed.
1/4 melted coconut oil

Mix all in a bowl.
Knead the mixture a few times.
Form a dough into small ball n place in the fridge for 30mins
Flour your working space n rolling pin
Roll out dough about 1/4” thick
Cut dough into rectangules or use dog bone cookie cutters
Place on baking sheet
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 mins ...or until hardened n cooked through
 

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1.5 cups of oat flour
You grind oats till it turns into flour. I personally use steel cut oats as it’s healthier
1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce
1/3cup of hemp seed.
1/4 melted coconut oil

Mix all in a bowl.
Knead the mixture a few times.
Form a dough into small ball n place in the fridge for 30mins
Flour your working space n rolling pin
Roll out dough about 1/4” thick
Cut dough into rectangules or use dog bone cookie cutters
Place on baking sheet
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 mins ...or until hardened n cooked through

Thanks!! looking forward to making some. My poor dogs never get 'treats' ,,,, oh yea, they get pickles, and green beans lol, but these sound like something they could tell their friends about ;)
 

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Thanks!! looking forward to making some. My poor dogs never get 'treats' ,,,, oh yea, they get pickles, and green beans lol, but these sound like something they could tell their friends about ;)

You can replace the applesauce with pumpkin purée. Seems someone did it n it turned out great. Idk I haven’t tried it yet
 

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So is this different than CBD oil? I gave Jax CBD oil after his surgery.

I buy raw shelled hemp seeds at Costco that I use in smoothies, yogurt, etc. Can I feed that to the dogs? Or would actual oil be better?

And I have ground flaxseed at home. Can that be given or is oil better?

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Flax will make them go to the bathroom. N no not the same as cbd oil. Part of the plant though but nowhere near as strong
 

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