Hemp Oil For Dogs | A Guide To Health

Tory Johnson

Keeping our dogs healthy is priority number 1. It's important to keep our dogs in the best health possible. How can we do this? We've all heard the usual stories - exercise, a healthy diet, and dog supplements. But what else is there? Hemp oil for dogs!

In this post, we'll discuss the many health benefits of full spectrum hemp oil, broad spectrum hemp oil, and CBD oil for dogs.

Hemp Oil For Dogs

What Is The Difference Between Hemp Seed Oil and CBD Oil?

Who knew hemp could be so complicated? When we first got into hemp oil for dogs and the many different types, we had a lot to learn.

We've all heard of CBD oil, but what is the difference between hemp oil and hemp seed oil?

Both oils come from the hemp plants and are made by pressing the oil out of the plant material. Similar to extracting olive oil.

However, the differences are in the plant material used in the extract.

Let's take a closer look.

CBD Oils

CBD Oil Comes From The Entire Hemp Plant

Hemp oil is extracted from the entire hemp plant.

This type of oil is also sometimes referred to as CBD oil.

CBD hemp oil is made from extracting oil from the stalks, flowers, and leaves of the cannabis sativa plant. It can be further defined as broad spectrum CBD oil or full spectrum CBD oil.

These plant parts contain cannabidiol (CBD oil), a compound that has proven health benefits for both dogs and humans alike!

CBD oil for dogs has been around for some time now. Later in this article, we'll discuss some of the health benefits associated with hemp CBD oil.

hemp extract from the cannabis plant

Hemp Seed Oil Uses Only The Seed

On the other hand, hempseed oil is extracted from the hemp seeds of the cannabis sativa plant.

It was previously thought the seeds did not contain any cannabidiol (CBD oil). Recently, it's been discovered that hemp seed oil may contain around 30 different cannabinoids.

Even with these different cannabinoids, the CBD levels are much lower in hemp seed oil than hemp oil.

Both contain several healthy benefits for your dog.

Hemp seed

Benefits of Hemp Oil For Dogs

A large number of studies point to the many health benefits of hemp oil.

The trace minerals, vitamins, and nutrients in hemp seeds can provide significant health benefits for both you and your dog!

Hemp oil is rich in vitamin E. Vitamin E helps keep your dog's immune system functioning. It can also act as an antioxidant, reducing free radicals that can cause cell damage in your body.

List Of Hemp Oil Benefits

  • Reduced risk of heart disease

  • Improved digestion

  • May ease osteoarthritis pain

  • Improved mobility

  • Healthy source of plant based proteins

  • Contains essential fatty acids

  • May reduce epileptic seizures

  • Reduce anxiety in dogs

  • Promotes skin health and coat health

  • May help fight cancer

  • Reduces inflammation

Is Hemp Oil Safe For Dogs?

So, is hemp seed oil safe? Fortunately, many studies show the health benefits of hemp oil for dogs.

Many have encouraging results showing that hemp is likely safe, even when taken in high doses and over long periods of time.

One of the most common side effects of hemp seed oil is drowsiness.

But please keep in mind, hemp oil may decrease the activity of liver enzymes.

Liver enzymes are used to metabolize things like prescription drugs.

So if your dog is on prescription medicine, please check with your dog's veterinary medicine before using hemp oil.

Dog at vet

If your dog is on any of the listed medicines, ask your veterinarian before giving your dog hemp oil

  • Allergy medication

  • Liver or kidney medication

  • NSAIDs

  • Heart medication

  • Anxiety medication

If your dog is using these medications, you may still be able to give your dog hemp oil, but you should speak with your veterinarian first.

Foods To Avoid With Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp seed oil is a polyunsaturated fat. If you cook your dog’s food, don’t add hemp seed oil until the food is finished cooking. It can become rancid and lead to health issues for your dog.

If you give your dog a lot of chicken, then you don’t want to add additional hemp seed oil to your dog's diet.

Both hemp seed oil and chicken have a high concentration of polyunsaturated fats and linoleic acid.

This could lead to an imbalance in your dog’s daily fat intake. 

Dogs eating healthy fats - omega fatty acids

When Should I Avoid Giving My Dog Hemp Oil?

If you add hemp seed oil to your dog’s diet, start with a small amount.

Your dog may have an allergic reaction to hemp, keep an eye on the following symptoms:

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Facial swelling

  • Hives

  • Itchiness

  • Sneezing

If you notice any of these symptoms, stop use and call your vet immediately.


Hemp oil for dogs has proven to be very beneficial.

Our hemp oil and hemp oil products are readily available and can be purchased here on our site.

Give it a try and see how your dog can benefit. Pet owners everywhere are giving hemp oil extract a try.

Do you have any experience giving your dogs hemp oil? Have you given your dog CBD oil? Do you recommend hemp seed oil for other dog owners?

Let us know in the comments below!

Hemp and CBD Oil For Dogs (Video)

Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.