Fitness booster or green myth?
Using hemp oil can provide many benefits for dogs and cats. Find out in the article what hemp oil is and how to feed it. Read now!
Hemp oil – what is it actually?
Already knew? When the word “hemp” is mentioned, alarm bells ring for many people - but although this term is still often associated with drugs in popular belief, the green plant can actually do a lot more. We've taken a closer look at the whole thing for you.
One thing in advance: Not all hemp is the same. In fact, hemp can be used to make marijuana using dried buds, pistils and small leaves. Hashish is made from resin extracted from the buds. These components of the plant contain THC, which can have an intoxicating effect on the nervous system.
But the hemp plant can do more - for example, soap, milk, fabrics, ropes, clothing, paper and even fuel can be made from the individual parts of the plant. So you see: the green plant is a multi-talent .
CBD oil and hemp oil – what is the difference?
Hemp oil is often equated with CBD oil - but these are two completely different things. On the one hand, the two oils are obtained from different parts of the hemp plant: While hemp oil is obtained from the seeds, CBD oil is produced from the flowers and leaves. Essentially, hemp oil and CBD oil differ in their chemical composition. CBD oil contains a high content of cannabidiol, which is used, for example, to alleviate various causes.
In addition, CBD oil can be relaxing, balancing and stimulating for dogs and cats. Hemp oil, not to be confused with CBD oil, is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant and contains no psychoactive ingredients. It is a purely natural product and completely legal.
In ALPHAZOO hemp oil you will find valuable omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, more specifically linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid, which are considered essential because the body cannot produce them itself. Therefore, it is the perfect barf oil for your four-legged friend.
How do you feed hemp oil?
Hemp oil can be made from the hemp seeds, which are extracted from the flower. In the best case scenario, hemp oil should be produced using the cold-press process so that the valuable ingredients are retained.
First things first: CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are cannabinoids - while THC has a psychoactive effect, CBD promotes well-being and relaxation. Hemp oil contains neither THC nor CBD and is therefore not intoxicating for the animal.
But we still find the delicate feed oil “intoxicating” – the most important properties of hemp oil at a glance:
· supports vitality
· supports the quality of the coat
· supports well-being
Our 4 tips for use
You can use hemp oil for your dog or cat in many different ways:
1. Supplement for the BARF diet: Hemp oil is not only rich in fatty acids, but also cold-pressed. As a feed, hemp oil offers great benefits for all breeds of dogs and cats. Of course, you can also use hemp oil as a beneficial feed when feeding dry or wet food.
2. As fur care: Thanks to its high content of essential fatty acids and valuable vitamins, hemp oil is a liquid beauty treatment for dogs and cats - the beneficial oil promotes coat shine and improves the structure and density of the hair.
3. External use: Hemp oil is not only beneficial in the bowl. It is also suitable for external fur care: simply distribute a hazelnut-sized amount of hemp oil over the fur of your dog or cat, massage it well and, if necessary, gently brush the fur afterwards.
4. For older four-legged friends: The seniors among our animals in particular often struggle with listlessness, listlessness and a lack of strength. Our animal experts report that hemp oil can promote vitality in older dogs and cats when used regularly.
This is how you feed hemp oil:
Dogs per 10 kg: 1 teaspoon daily
Cats: ¼ tsp daily
Hemp oil has a mild, nutty taste with a slightly earthy undertone. The taste is quite pleasant and similar to that of sunflower or walnut oil.
Good to know
Please note, however, that hemp oil can lose its flavor and valuable nutrients if heated too much, so it should be used at room temperature or only slightly warmed.