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Hemp In The Animal Industry Increasing Demand

hempoildogHence a good reason to be looking at this plant’s oil-seed is becoming a huge profit potential in the marketplace; hemp ingredients are a growing demand for the animal industry. Americans now spend $41 billion a year on their pets. The pet industry is a multi billion dollar a year industry and you don’t have to have a pet store to take advantage of selling to these pet owners. There are many stores during any time of year that could be increasing their sales just by adding natural pet products. Pet owners are looking all over for a variety of products from vitamins and food, to treats and shampoos. When it comes to pets, the trends are starting to move towards a more natural, less chemical product, especially when talking about products that will be ingested.

Hemp protein powder and hemp seed oil are not only super-foods for people, but can also do wonders for your pet (including dogs, birds, small rodents and horses). Hemp is filled with important and crucial nutrition including  polyunsaturated good fats with naturally occurring ideal 1:3 ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids (EFAs), protein, vitamins (including vitamin B1, B3, B6, B12, C, D, E), antioxidants, magnesium, potassium, calcium, fiber, iron, enzymes, and more making it an excellent addition to your animals meal plan.

The benefits of hemp for your pet’s health include:

  • strengthens the immune system
  • reduces join pain
  • supports a healthy weight
  • increases energy
  • improves condition of skin and fur

Unlike many other foods, hemp is easily digestible by the body and shown to aid the system in any recovery  work it needs to do, as well as for the maintenance  of good health.

While the movement towards incorporating hemp into a companion animal’s diet is still in its infancy, but more n more veterinarians are also slowly starting to discover the value of this miracle plant.

It is important to note that dogs predominantly  carnivorous and so are built to eat meat. That’s why  hemp oil and hemp protein powder products need to be added as a supplement to the diet, not as a replacement.




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