Hemp Oil Vs. CBD Oil For Dogs

Hemp Oil Vs. CBD Oil For Dogs

There are many excellent medicinal and wellness properties beneficial to dogs found in the hemp plant. It can be challenging for those unfamiliar with the benefits of hemp for dogs to know where to start. Does hemp oil do the same things CBD oil does? And what is cannabis? Is it the same thing hemp is? This article will discuss all of these questions and delve into whether hemp oil or CBD oil is best for dogs. 


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Hemp Oil Vs. CBD Oil

CBD oil comes from hemp, but it’s an entirely separate entity from hemp oil. The term “hemp oil” refers to oil pressed from hemp seeds, while CBD oil is made out of the leaves, flowers, and stalks of the hemp plant. Technically speaking, both hemp seed oil and CBD oil come from the hemp plant. It’s typically safe to assume that any oil labeled as “hemp oil” is considered hemp seed oil. However, there are situations where manufacturers selling CBD oil listed as hemp oil on Amazon, where selling CBD isn’t allowed, which is why it’s always best to do some research and make sure you know what you’re purchasing. 

The cannabis plant also falls into the “hemp” category but has a THC content of 0.4% or higher, while CBD oil, by definition, has to come from hemp plants with less than 0.3% THC. Usually, hemp oil for dogs consists of 100% hemp seed oil. On the other hand, CBD oil is mixed with a carrier oil to dilute it. For example, Dope Dog Salmon Dope Dropper is mixed with salmon oil as a carrier to deliver the additional benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids. 


Why Do Dog Owners Give Their Dogs Hemp Seed Oil?

There are many reasons dog owners may feed their pets hemp seed oil, such as:

To improve their dog’s skin, coat, and joints.

The hemp seed oil contains many healthy fats, such as Omega 3 and Omega 6, which help dogs develop a healthy and protective coat. You may already be familiar with the benefits of adding Omega oils and healthy fatty acids to your diet. Still, you may not be aware that dogs can also benefit significantly from these dietary supplements- and that hemp seed oil is a fantastic natural source. 

To treat skin allergies.

Not only is hemp seed oil great for a dog’s joints and coat, but it can also be taken as a therapeutic treatment for many allergies and skin conditions. As mentioned above, the fatty acid profile in the hemp oil helps to soothe the skin and strengthen it against deficiencies. The Journal of Dermatological Treatments published a study in 2005 that reported that ingesting hemp seed oil regularly can significantly help those suffering from atopic dermatitis. 

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Why Dog Owners Give Dogs CBD Oil

As A Natural Anti-Inflammatory


Dogs have an endocannabinoid system as part of their nervous systems (much like humans and most other mammals), meaning that dogs can receive all of the same CBD benefits as humans. While further research in this field is needed, dogs should access all of the same benefits as human beings due to their endocannabinoid system. The most significant advantage of CBD for dogs is probably its anti-inflammatory effect. Since human-grade NSAIDs like Tylenol or aspirin can be toxic to dogs, owners often have to rely on veterinary prescriptions when it comes to treating their pets. CBD oil acts as a safe, all-natural alternative to traditional pharmaceutical drugs, which owners can give to their dogs with the peace of mind that they’re not feeding their pets any chemicals. 


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To Help Calm Them Down

While CBD doesn’t have the intoxicating effect marijuana does, many people report having an increased sense of calm and lowered anxiety. These effects are particularly prominent if they take CBD regularly over a long time. Even though research is still in the preliminary stages, and any evidence is anecdotal, many owners report the same effects when given to anxious dogs. The Canadian Veterinary Journal released a study in 2019 illustrating that dog owners who use CBD on their dogs find CBD equally, if not more effective than conventional medications, to treat canine discomfort, restlessness, or anxiety. 

Should I Give My Dog Hemp Oil Or CBD Oil?


The answer depends on what you expect out of the product. Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, is a cannabinoid from the flowers, stalks, and leaves of the hemp plant. While CBD is not psychoactive, it offers a diverse array of medicinal benefits, such as pain relief (especially from arthritis) and lower anxiety levels. Full-spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD oil also has a wide range of non-psychoactive cannabinoids and terpenes, which may offer additional health benefits. Hemp oil formulated from the hemp plant seeds is known to have a healthy balance of Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids, which are both a vital part of a well-rounded diet. Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids can help with brain health and heart health and encourage a shiner coat and healthier skin. Omega 6 and 3 fatty acids work in conjunction to lower the inflammation in your dog’s body, and hemp oil holds just the right amount of each. However, remember that hemp oil doesn’t have any cannabinoids, which packs the full range of medicinal effects. Ultimately, the choice is up to you as a dog owner, but CBD oil for dogs is what will give you tangible results when it comes to anxiety and stress relief, appetite restoration, and reducing stiffness and joint pain.


Can I Buy Other Products That Incorporate CBD Oil?


If you enjoy the idea of giving your dog CBD but are nervous about not giving them the right dose, you can always try giving your dog CBD treats, like our Peanut Butter CBD Calming Dog Treats. Topical products like our Oatmeal Lavender CBD Dog Shampoo are also great for healing hot spots and skin irritation. If giving your dog CBD oil directly isn’t your thing, then there are plenty of other options to look into.


How Safe Is Hemp For Dogs?


As long as you only give your dog THC-free products (or products with less than 0.3% THC, like all of our CBD products), both hemp oil and CBD oil is safe for dogs. CBD oil has very few possible side effects, unlike strong painkillers and anxiety medications. This means that little can go wrong, even if you give your dog too much. Giving your dog too much CBD oil can make them extraordinarily sluggish and take a long nap, but it will wear off quickly with zero long-term problems. On the other hand, overdosing your dog on tramadol or Xanax is potentially fatal. Hemp seed oil is even safer than CBD oil and has no reported adverse effects, although giving your dog a large dose could result in diarrhea. Fortunately, our CBD products for dogs come in convenient dosing forms, making them difficult to overdose on.


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Now that you’re educated on the difference between CBD oil and hemp oil, it should be easy to purchase the best choice for your furry companion. Dope Dog offers a full range of CBD products made with simple, all-natural ingredients. Order CBD oil, dog treats, and more for your dog!


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