Benefits of Giving your Dog Hemp

Brookside Barkery’s newest product spotlight is on Hemp products for pets! Hemp is one of our oldest and most versatile plants, dating back to the 28th century BC. There are so many advantages to your pets using hemp products and we’ve found 3 reasons it could be beneficial to your best four-legged friend!

  1. It Fights Cancer. 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 fattBrookside Barkeryy 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.
  1. It Reduces Joint Pain. 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.
  1. It Improves Skin and Coat. 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.

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! Stop by your nearest Brookside Barkery location in either Lee’s Summit or Brookside and talk to one of our knowledgeable retail associates to find out the best hemp product for your furry friend!

*Thank you for these awesome tips about hemp products!