Hemp Seed Powder For Dogs: Health Benefits & More

hemp seeds in a heart bowl

Hemp is growing in popularity among dog owners. But what is hemp? And how can it help my pet? In this guide, we'll discuss the vitamins and benefits of hemp seed powder for dogs.

Shop now: Calming Chews (with Hemp Powder).

Hemp seed powder for dogs

7 Benefits of hemp seed powder for dogs

Hemp seed powder offers a number of benefits for dogs. Let's take a quick look at a few benefits of hemp powder.

  1. Helps maintain healthy skin
  2. Reduce your dog's anxiety
  3. May increase coat health
  4. May lower blood pressure
  5. Can promote heart health
  6. May provide joint pain relief
  7. May reduce inflammation

As you can see, there are numerous health benefits in consuming organic hemp powder.

But it's important to be cautious of any potential concerns.

Hemp plant

Nutritional content

Hemp powder has very high nutritional content and contains these vitamins and minerals:

  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin B
  • Arginine
  • Omega fatty acids
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin C
  • Protein

Each of these helps increase your dog's health, especially since your dog's diet may not include all of the vitamins.

You can also think of hemp seed powder as a dietary supplement, similar to your typical skin and coat health supplement or a joint supplement.

Even with a healthy diet, all this nutrition is hard to come by.

Hemp products

Hemp vitamins and nutrients

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is very important for your dog's health. It helps their vision, reproductive organs, and the health of their brain, blood, and skin!

Additionally, vitamin E deficiency can affect the immune system and even cause inflammation. It's such an important nutrient.

Magnesium

Magnesium helps your dog metabolize food and synthesize proteins and fatty acids.

It also assists in neuromuscular transmission and even muscle relaxation!

Vitamin B

Vitamin B for dogs helps a number of enzymes release energy from carbohydrates and fats that your dog has consumed.

It also breaks down amino acids and helps transport oxygen and nutrients around the body!

Arginine

Arginine is a very important amino acids for dogs, especially older dogs.

Extreme weight loss and muscle tremors can occur in dogs that do not get enough arginine in their diet.

Be sure to include arginine in your dog's diet or administer it in a dietary supplement. 

Essential fatty acids

Fatty acids are one of the main benefits of hemp seed.

Essential fatty acids help your dog's brain and nervous system function.

Are hemp seeds good for dogs?

So, are hemp seeds good for dogs? Overall, hemp seed powder has been proven to be safe among our canine companions.

Due to their great nutritional content, hemp seeds are great for dogs. In addition to the vitamins discussed, hemp seeds are a complete protein giving your dog a great health boost.

 

Border Collie at the vet

Final Thoughts: Hemp powder for dogs

We hope this article has given you some confidence in natural hemp powder for dogs. It's a well studied supplement and contains numerous nutrients and medicinal benefits.

Try adding hemp seed powder to your dog's diet and see how they benefit. At Xen Pets, we include hemp seed powder in our calming chews.

Shop now: Calming Chews (with Hemp Powder).

 

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By Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson is a veteran dog trainer, dog behaviorist, and canine nutritionist with 10+ years experience.

Tory has helped countless families have beautiful relationships with their canine companions.

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