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Frequently Asked Questions:

Is hemp oil good for dogs?

Hemp oil is a very safe supplement for dogs. There is a common misconception that hemp oil is unsafe for dogs due to the limited scientific research done. However, it has become increasingly popular amongst many veterinarians due to its known benefits for pets. 

Hemp oil for dogs is made up of a compound cannabidiol. THC is then extracted from the cannabidiol and you are left with hemp oil. THC is unsafe for dogs to ingest. When your dog ingests hemp oil, he/she will receive all the  benefits of cannabis without the THC additives. This means your dog will not get a ‘high’ from the hemp oil. Your dog will receive all the medical benefits and feel relaxed and have reduced inflammation. 

There are many benefits to using hemp oil on your dog:

  • Combats anxiety
  • Helps fight allergies
  • Helps dogs with epilepsy
  • Anti inflammatory 
  • Decreases the feelings of nausea
  • Reduces the amount of medication prescriptions
  • Increased appetite 

What does hemp oil do for your dog?

Like humans, dogs have an endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating our bodies and maintaining homeostasis. The endocannabinoid receptors are located throughout both dogs and human bodies. These receptors help balance our moods, anxiety, pain receptors, immunity and overall health. 

Like humans, dogs can struggle with the lack of balance or their endocannabinoid receptors. When introducing hemp oil to your dogs’ body, it helps create homeostasis in their bodies. Therefore by creating homeostasis, you notice reduced anxiety, healthier appetite, and pain reduction. All of these are just some of the most amazing benefits to using hemp oil as a daily supplement for your dog. 

Is hemp oil or CBD oil better for dogs?

In order to understand if CBD oil or Hemp oil is better for dogs, you must understand the differences between the two. After all, both products derive from the same plant. 

Hemp oil is extracted from the cannibals plant seeds. Hemp oil contains Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids. It is one of the most antioxidant rich supplements you can give to your dogs. Because of this, it is a better daily  nutritional supplement than CBD oil. Hemp oil can help relieve inflammation and pain as well as many other benefits. All dogs of all ages can benefit, especially senior dogs who suffer joint pain.

Hemp oil Pros:

  • High in omega fatty acids
  • Great for dogs of all ages and breeds
  • Helps dogs overall health
  • No downsides to giving it to your dog
  • Contributes to proper brain and eye development
  • Contains 0% THC

CBD oil is made from the flowers, stalks and leaves. Cannabinoids are found in the resin of the plant and not in the hemp seeds. The fact that CBD oil contains cannabinoids and not Hemp oil; it is what makes CBD oil interact differently within the dogs body.  CBD oil can help dogs with medical conditions such as epilepsy, cancer and autoimmune diseases. Before using CBD oil it is important to check with your veterinarian if this is right for your pup.

 CBD Oil Pros:

  • No downsides to giving it to your dog
  • Results get more defined over time
  • Provides medical benefit to medical conditions such as cardiac issues
  • Safe for daily use

How quickly does hemp oil work for dogs?

Hemp oil takes on average between 20 to 60 minutes to take full effect. The time varies due to the weight and breed of the dog. There is also a difference on the time it takes effect based on what exactly the use is for. For pups with anxiety, you can expect to see results in 30-60 minutes. If you are using hemp oil to treat pain such as joint pain; it could take between 15 to 30 minutes to see the effects of pain reduction. For maximum benefit, using hemp oil daily for 2 to 4 weeks will deliver the best results in your pets overall health.

How long do the effects of CBD oil last in a dog?

There is not a clear cut answer as to how long CBD oil lasts in the dogs system. There are quite a few factors in determining this such as weight, breed, diet and prior CBD usage. CBD oil can stay in the dogs system from 4 to 8 hours.

What happens if I give my dog too much CBD oil?

While it is not suggested to give your dog more than the recommended dosage of CBD oil; it is not possible to give your dog too much CBD oil. You would simply be wasting a perfectly good product on giving more than the recommended amount. However, if in extremely large doses, it may cause negative side effects. Some of those adverse side effects may include  extreme sleepiness, upset stomach and diarrhea. Based on current studies done, there have been no known cases of lethal dog overdoses.

Can you give your dog CBD oil everyday?

Yes, in fact it is recommended that you give your dog CBD oil every day for optimal and consistent results. If dogs suffer from extreme anxiety, you can even give your pup CBD oil up to every 8 hours as needed. It is best to check with your veterinarian as well as the company suggested dosage and amount to determine what and how often is best for your dog. There are amazing benefits to continuous daily use of CBD oil. 

  • Improves appetite for those pups with conditions that causes dogs to feel less hungry. 
  • Reduces pain continuously throughout the day
  • *Helps with inflammation 
  • Acts as a daily anti anxiety supplement

Can I give human CBD oil to dogs?

The short answer is yes you can give human CBD oil to dogs. However, this is risky because human CBD oil may contain traces of THC. THC that is more than 0.3% is unsafe for dogs. Also, human CBD oil can come very concentrated so accurate dosing may be difficult. If you are really considering giving your pup CBD oil, it is always best to go with products that are specifically manufactured and created for your four legged friend.

Can hemp oil help dogs with anxiety?

Hemp oil is a great supplement for dogs with anxiety. There are many opportunities for your dog to undergo great stress. Not all of them are ones that we can avoid. Some conditions that cause extreme anxiety in dogs are separation, environmental changes, sudden sounds such as fireworks, and pain. Hemp oil works by activating the brains cannabinoid receptors. These cannabinoid receptors help stimulate the release of serotonin which is a natural mood enhancer and stabilizer. Hemp oil can relieve anxiety for 4 to 8 hours after ingestion. It takes between 15 to 30 minutes for you to notice the effects of CBD oil in your dog.

How does CBD oil make a dog feel?

CBD oil helps your dog to feel calm, drowsy, and overall relaxed. CBD oil has found to be very effective with anxiety and pain due to its calming effects. There are however few negative side effects that could occur when your dog uses CBD oil. Your dog may feel slightly light headed. Your dog may also encounter a dry mouth and increase in thrust. If your pup has a very sensitive stomach, they may experience some nausea and diarrhea. All these negative side effects usually improve with use. It can be an adjustment for dogs but keep in mind, there are no studies that show that CBD oil is harmful for dogs. 

Can a dog overdose on hemp oil?

No, your dog cannot overdose on hemp oil. There have been no known overdoses or deaths caused from a dog ingesting too much hemp oil. Even though your dog cannot overdose on hemp oil, it can still cause worrisome side effects for the pet owner. Your dog may become lethargic and sleep a lot. They may also experience loss in balance and may stumble. Another side effect is dry mouth and feeling of thirst.

 It is important to note that even though your dog may be experiencing these negative side effects from accidentally ingesting too much hemp oil, your dog should recover fine. In the event of accidental overdose, simply allow your dog to ‘sleep it off’. This will allow your pet to stay in a relaxed state while their bodies metabolize the hemp oil. If you have concerns when your dog is experiencing these behaviors, please contact your local vet for advice by phone.