Hempseed meal is an excellent source ofbeneficial, digestible protein,while hempseed oil is incredibly high inpolyunsaturated fatty acids.
Hempseed oil contains all essential amino acids required in carnivorous species such as cats and dogs who cannot produce these amino acids naturally. High levels of PUFAs mean hemp oil can providehealthier skin, boost joint health, improve mobility and assist with digestive issues.
Hempseed oil has theperfect Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio(3:1)of fatty acids which canines need. Conventional, oﬀ the shelf dog food is generally higher in Omega 6 from animal fats and plant oils such as canola and vegetable oil. Excessive intake of Omega 6 fatty acids suppress cells that are key for cancer prevention, as well as contribute to arthritis and joint issues (Dressler, 2018).
Primary benefits of hempseed oil and hempseed meal incorporated into pets diets as noted by Gakhar et al., 2015 includes:
• Strengthening the immune system • Supporting a healthy weight • Increases energy • Improves skin and fur