The Benefits of Emu Oil for Dogs
It can sometimes be difficult knowing how to relieve your pet’s symptoms—whether it’s itchy skin, stomach problems or joint pain. Luckily, there is a safe and natural remedy that can help clear things up in just a few drops: emu oil! Emu oil has anti inflammatory effects, and can form an important part of your dog’s daily diet. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the nutritional advantages of emu oil, and why it’s a go-to for pet owners everywhere.
- What is Emu Oil?
- What is Emu Oil Made From?
- Is Emu Oil Safe for Dogs?
- Benefits of Using Emu Oil
What is Emu Oil?
For centuries, emu oil has been used by Indigenous Australians for its antimicrobial properties. It is typically greenish in colour, and is sustainably harvested from the fatty adipose tissue of the emu: a large flightless bird, native to Australia. Dogs cannot make the fatty acids found in emu oil themselves, so your dog must consume them in order to reap the health benefits.
What is Emu Oil Made From?
After emu oil is drawn from the fat of the body, it is refined to remove impurities. While the exact chemical composition of emu oil varies depending on the bird’s diet and environment, it generally contains high levels of oleic acid, linoleic acid and palmitic acid. Hypro Premium dog food combines emu oil with Aussie sourced sunflower, flaxseed and fish oils: to provide your dog with the optimal balance of nutrients.
Is Emu Oil Safe for Dogs?
Yes, emu oil is safe and beneficial for our furry friends. At Hypro Premium, we pride ourselves on using sustainably sourced Australian ingredients in our products—and that includes emu oil. Being proudly Australian owned, Hypro Premium is a local product with uncompromising quality.
Benefits of Using Emu Oil
Emu oil has a composition similar to that of other animal fats, and is largely made up of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. The benefits of fatty acids for your dog are plentiful: helping with everything from irritated skin to allergy symptoms. Emu oil can also assist with eye and brain development: especially in puppies.
A major cause of most degenerative and inflammatory health issues for dogs is chronic inflammation, where a dog’s immune system falsely targets what it thinks is harmful stimuli. This painful condition may not relent for weeks, months and even years. Chronic inflammation can cause joint problems, arthritis, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, and muscle pain and stiffness. Inflammation can lead to heart disease, diabetes, liver or kidney disease and cancer. Emu oil, compared to other ingredients, has been identified in studies as unique in its ability to relieve these symptoms.
Skin & Coat Health
Omega 3 and 6 work together to revitalise and maintain your dog’s coat, making it soft and manageable. They’re also essential to maintain healthy skin and proper wound healing. If your dog has slow wound healing, a dry coat or skin problems, then low or improper levels of these essential fatty acids may be the culprit.
Great nutrition for your dog, with proper levels of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, is crucial to keep inflammation at bay. To keep your dog in peak physical shape, try Hypro Premium’s grain free diet for your dog—formulated with emu oil.