From Dull to Shine: Hemp Oil Effects on Skin and Coat Health in Dogs
As you have probably gathered by now from reading our blog, hemp oil offers an array of benefits. In this article, we will focus on how hemp oil helps improve our dog’s fur and coat health. It’s wild that hemp oil helps with so many ailments; even our dog’s fur! Let’s talk about the ‘why’ and ‘how.’
Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA): The Skin 'Ingredient'
For the purposes of this article, let’s just call this GLA. Your dog is able to create GLA from linoleic acid (AKA Omega-6 fats), but even dogs who appear happy and healthy may be deficient.
GLA is a building block for hormone-like substances known as prostaglandins in your dog’s body. Prostaglandins assist in the control of inflammation in addition to assisting with every day bodily functions.
Dogs who are deficient in GLA may develop the following condition(s):
- Premature aging
- Digestive problems
- Skin problems
Hemp oil contains a sufficient amount of GLA to assist in reducing the risk of developing the above conditions. As you can see, two of those conditions we are highlighting today: allergies (because they can result in skin/fur/coat problems) and skin problems themselves.
How does GLA help with skin, fur, and coat problems? GLA helps the skin remain moisturized which then leads to a smoother, shinier coat.
Since hemp oil naturally moisturizes the skin, this also helps to thicken fur and assist with common ‘dry skin’ disorders including acne, eczema, dandruff, rashes, shedding, and hot spots.
Any Options Other than Oil?
If you have a difficult time convincing your dog to try the oil itself, here at Valerio Paws we also offer organic turducken (turkey, duck, chicken) calming chews. These treats provide a tasty way for your dog to grab his dose of hemp oil and improve his skin, fur, and coat. He will be begging for his ‘daily ration.’
Testimonials: Valerio Paws Organic Hemp Treats
Of course, this isn’t ‘magic’ and it may take a couple of weeks to see results, as expected. Once your dog has began her journey to a healthier coat and healthy skin, we would love to hear what you have to say about your dog’s transformation.
Please leave a comment below with how Valerio Paws Hemp Oil has helped your dog or share your story on our Facebook page here.
Testimonials from Our Customers
We have had many testimonials sent in to us. If you would like to read a few, continue the article below.
“Obviously this company has high standards on the quality of their ingredients. It works awesome.” -Joel N.
“My picky doggo, Frostie, LOVES the taste of these chews! She turns her nose up at everything. These fresh chews are soft and obviously tasty! She barely gave them a sniff and devoured it. The results were magnificent! She mellowed out at her suggested dose and was a perfect pup instead of her usual rowdy pet, running and barking all day. A huge THANK YOU to Valerio for making a fantastic product my dog loves!!!” -Virginia H.
“I bought these chews for my ten year old Labradodle, Tully, who suffers from terrible skin allergies. He is often so miserable, he will chew his fur and skin off. Since getting the chews, his agony has been relieved to the point where I have been able to eliminate the medications that were prescribed by the vet. Tully is happier, and I’m ecstatic; what more could we want? Thank you so much!” -Nick F.