Hemp oil is a great natural pain reliever. While it is a controversial treatment option, many experts in the veterinary field are beginning to recommend this option to their patients. Vital Essentials Freeze Dried Hemp Dog Chews are made specifically for dogs with the proper dosage of hemp to help with stress, anxiety, pain, inflammation and focus.
In the right doses, hemp oil is 100% safe and very beneficial for the nervous system and brain of any dog. Hemp dog treats are made with hemp oil extract or hemp oil protein powder, which serve to calm dogs and relieve any stress, anxiety and/or physical pain they might be experiencing.
Hemp dog treats are not toxic by any means, but overdosing with any natural herb that is meant to affect an animal's serotonin levels can cause serotonin syndrome or other problems.
Fortunately, one of the main benefits of hemp oils and hemp dog treats like the Vital Essentials is that they make it easy to deliver the right amount of hemp to your dog. Just be sure to stick to the serving guidelines recommended by the company.
Vital Essentials Freeze Dried Hemp Dog Chews Review
As you will see in my video review, all of our dogs enjoy these soft chew dog treats. They have a tempting beef flavor, and our dogs prefer the soft chews over crunchy biscuits. These treats are made with USA sourced hemp oil that is pharmaceutical grade and food safe. It's even extracted with food grade kosher ethanol.
THC is the ingredient in the marijuana plant that causes psychoactive effects. Vital Essentials chews do not contain any THC, which means your dog will not get high by eating these snacks.
These hemp dog chews are available in 3 varieties. The Relief blend is formulated to help with pain and inflammation. The Relax blend helps to ease stress and anxiety. The Revive blend regulates focus and provides energy.
The full list of ingredients for all 3 recipes is: Beef, beef liver, custom spectrum hemp oil, mixed tocopherols (preservative).
Each recipe is made with a different targeted spectrum hemp oil that addresses condition specific issues. Most hemp products use the same oil in all of their recipes, which is not as effective.
Vital Essentials dog treats are made with 100% natural ingredients and USA sourced beef. They are gluten free with no added flavorings or artificial ingredients. The freeze drying process preserves all of the nutritional components without the use of artificial preservatives.
Each 3-ounce package of Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Hemp Dog Chews contains about 60 treats. There are 2 mg. of hemp oil in each chew. It is recommended that you feed one serving to your pet 3 times per day (every 5-6 hours). The serving sizes are:
- Dogs weighing 10-30 pounds – 1 chew
- Dogs weighing 30-50 pounds – 2 chews
- Dogs weighing 50-70 pounds – 3 chews
- Dogs weighing 70-90 pounds 4 chews
As you probably guessed, the cost of these treats may not fit into every pet owners' budget. One bag sells for $24.99 on Amazon. The cost will definitely add up if you have a large dog, but you must also consider the cost of supplements or prescription treatments for your dog's condition.
Overall, I do feel that these treats are a good value for the money. They provide a natural treatment, which is healthier and safer than prescription or over-the-counter options. They are made with high quality ingredients, and dogs seem to really enjoy eating them. You can't say that about a prescription pill or capsule!
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