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Keeping your pet fit and healthy is a very important factor to most dog owners, and as rosehip powder for dogs has so many positive health benefits for all breeds of dogs it is a fantastic supplement to their daily diet.
How much rosehip powder to give daily?
- For dogs up to 15 kg a total of 5 grams per day that is 2.5 grams in the morning and to 2.5 grams in the evening.
- Dogs from 16kg to 30kg 10 grams per day, 5 grams in morning, 5 grams in evening.
- Dogs over 30kg 15 grams per day, 7.5 grams in morning, 7.5 grams in evening.
How to give rosehip powder to your dogs?
Just sprinkle over the dry blocks or mix into their tinned food.
What it is rosehip good for?
Joints and Bones
Due to Rose hips and tea inflammatory properties it is great for joint pain and inflammation especially in animals who are prone to have back problems or hip dysplasia such as Alsatians sausage dogs and Pekingese.
The numerous fatty acids such as Gadoleic, Arachidic, Linoleic (Omega-6), Linolenic (Omega-3) , Oleic, Stearic, and Palmitoleic to mention a few help in keeping their coats shinny, healthy and helps in reducing shedding.
The fatty acids also assist in reducing itchy dry skin, helps fight against allergies and may also reduce the likelihood of heart problems.
Your dogs coat
A dog’s fur/hair as in all mammals is made up of keratin and dead skin cells and grows from hair follicles in the dermis layer of their shin, unlike humans who have one hair per follicle, dogs depending on the climate and origin may have more than one hair per follicle, also most dogs have 2 coats, this helps to regulate their body temperature.
Antioxidants fight free radicals, free radicals are naturally created in the body especially during time of information illness or disease. Free Radicals are a molecules which have lost an electron and thus become unbalanced, they attack healthy molecules in order to regain the lost electron that’s causing a chain reaction.
Antioxidants help to reduce the number of free radicals in the body by supplying them with electrons to re-balance the molecule itself and of course rosehip powder is a great source of antioxidants for your pets.
As omega-3 fatty acids have gained the reputation of helping heart disease, research now shows that they also assist in kidney and liver Health and function.
It has also been found that omega-3 fatty acids helps in fighting depression as they help nerve cells communicate with each other, and yes your dog can also suffer from depression.
Depression in dogs is similar to depression in humans you will find their appetite will be reduced and they won’t want to take part in activities they once enjoyed. But studies have shown that dogs don’t often suffer long-term depression like humans.
It is said that the Mayan civilization used rosehips In different forms for medicinal purposes purposes from around 2000 BC. It was regularly used to treat stomach ailments, such as stomach aches, bad digestion and constipation, to help healing wounds and it is inflammation.
It was also discovered and used by the ancient Egyptians, Persians and Aztecs.
Due to the fact that Rose hips have 20 times more vitamin C per milligram than oranges it was given as a syrup to the British soldiers in World War II to fight colds and flu and generally boost the immune system.
Over recent years the use of rosehip in syrups, jams, teas, oil and oil capsules, cordials and in powder form has taken off with growing popularity. From being used as carrier oil, in health drinks and food and even in makeup applications, The versatility of rosehip has become known by millions around the globe.
Adding Rose powder to your favourite canines daily diet as a healthy supplement, may have numerous positive effects on their health and daily well-being.
How rosehip powder is made?
After the rose hips are harvested, transported to the mill , cleaned and then they are placed on drying racks and Dried buy a air drying process which is heated with water the drying process takes 3 to 5 days to complete.