Can Dogs Be Allergic to CBD Oil?

dog next to cbd dropper

We get asked this a lot, "can dogs be allergic to CBD and hemp seed oil?" The answer is somewhat surprising. Yes, dogs can have an allergic reaction to CBD and/or hemp seed oil.

In this post, we'll talk about potential hemp oil allergies and the signs to look out for. 

Can Dogs Be Allergic To Hemp Seed Oil

What is CBD and hemp seed oil?

Hemp seed oil is extracted directly from the hemp seeds of the cannabis sativa plant.

This is different from CBD oil. CBD oil is extracted from the entire hemp plant.

Full spectrum hemp oil contains CBD extract and all other cannabinoids. Broad spectrum hemp oil contains CBD extract and many other cannabinoids.

Give your dogs hemp oil

Can dogs be allergic to CBD and hemp seed oil?

As we discussed, dogs can have an allergic reaction to both hemp and CBD oil. It's important to know what signs to look for during a reaction.

Additionally, if you believe your dog is having an allergic reaction, call your vet immediately to discuss what your dog is going through. They will be able to help in case of an emergency.

5 Warning signs your dog is having an allergic reaction

Let's jump into the warning signs of an allergic reaction.

1. Facial Swelling

Your dog's face will swell when they come into contact with hemp oil. Stop use immediately if you see your dog with a swollen face.

This will look like a similar allergic reaction to things like:

  • Bee stings
  • Bug Bites
  • Toxins
  • Pollen

2. Diarrhea And Vomiting

Dog hemp seed oil allergy symptoms can include vomiting and diarrhea.

This is a typical allergic reaction you may have seen before. This can happen if any new food or health supplement is introduced into your dog's diet.

If you see any diarrhea or vomiting, see what else your dog has been eating. It's likely something new or the hemp oil.

3. Hives

Hives are a clear sign of allergies. This can occur if you apply hemp seed oil topically to your dog's skin and coat.

Again, stop use immediately if you notice any hives on your dog's skin.

4. Itchiness

Your dog may start to itch themselves constantly if they're allergic to hemp seed oil. This is likely the case if the hemp oil has been administered topically.

5. Sneezing

The most common sign of an allergy - sneezing. Pollen, debris, and the environment can all cause your dog to sneeze. Take a look around and see if anything else can be causing this allergic reaction. If nothing else is new, it's likely the hemp seed oil.

Dog sneezing

Conclusion: Can dogs be allergic to hemp and CBD?

So, can dogs have an allergic reaction to hemp seed oil? We hope this article has given you some confidence and answered your questions.

It's a well studied supplement and contains numerous nutrients and medicinal benefits. But it's important to be aware of allergies. 

Do you have any experience giving your dogs natural hemp oil? Have you given your dog CBD oil? Do you recommend organic hemp oil for other dog owners? Have you tried full spectrum hemp oil? 

Let us know in the comments below!

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By Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson is a veteran dog trainer, dog behaviorist, and canine nutritionist with 10+ years experience.

Tory has helped countless families have beautiful relationships with their canine companions.

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