What Are The Benefits Of Hemp Treats For Dogs?
With the ever-increasing popularity of hemp products for both humans and dogs, as a doggy parent, you may be left wondering what actually are the benefits of hemp dog treats?
What Are Hemp Dog Treats?
Hemp and CBD aren't actually the same thing. Yes, they both come from the cannabis plant but neither contains significant amounts of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) the psychoactive ingredient. The main difference between the two is how the oil is derived.
CBD oil is extracted from the leaves and stems of the plant and is typically mixed with a carrier oil like coconut oil. CBD oil is legally allowed to contain up to 3% THC but it is not licensed for use by animals in the UK.
Hemp is made by cold pressing the seeds of the hemp plant. Hemp doesn't contain any THC and has been used in natural beauty products, natural medicine remedies and natural dog treats for a while now.
What Are The Benefits Of Hemp Dog Treats?
While research into CBD is relatively new, hemp has been used for centuries in alternative medicines. Although many of the studies into the benefits of hemp have been on humans, emerging research indicates that the same benefits likely apply to dogs too. These benefits include:
Hemp is a rich source of omega fatty acids which help ease discomfort caused by joint disorders like arthritis. The anti-inflammatory properties of hemp help support swelling and pressure that causes discomfort and limited mobility. Try the Hownd Hemp Wellness Golden Oldies Dog Treats.
Just like us humans, dogs can also suffer from seasonal allergies (see our blog post: Can Dog's Get Hayfever). Thanks to its hydrating properties, Hemp can help soothe itchy skin and reduce skin irritation. Try the Hownd Hemp Wellness Got An itchy Dog Treats.
One of the main benefits of Hemp is how it helps calm and soothe anxiety in dogs, which is more common than you might think. Dogs can experience separation anxiety when they’re away from their humans or social anxiety in situations that are new to them. They may get nervous when in the car, or develop anxiety of loud noises such as thunder or fireworks.
Hemp is among the best calming treats you can give your dog when they display anxious behaviour (which includes restlessness or destruction).
Hemp is a rich source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, it's high in fibre and contains lots of antioxidants. It's also a great source of nutrients including vitamin B and D and is a complete plant-based source of protein. Try the Hownd Hemp Wellness Playful Pup Dog Treats.