Welcome to our blog! We make regular posts on our blog regarding CBD such as “hemp oil for dogs” and anything else related to CBD products. When we use the terminology ‘Hemp Oil’ we are referring to CBD derived from hemp.
What Is Hemp Seed Oil?
Hemp seed oil Is
something you can find everywhere, even in your natural health food store. Hemp oil is described as a superfood and good for overall health, not only for your pets but for people in general. If you are looking to give your dog something for an ailment such as anxiety, arthritis, seizures, torn ligaments then I will say that hemp seed oil will not help your dog. While Hemp seed oil does come from hemp, it does not contain any CBD which is what I think you are wanting.
What is CBD?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is a phytocannabinoid derived from Cannabis. Keep in mind cannabis is referencing HEMP or Marijuana. All of the products that we sell on this site are made from HEMP because it’s naturally very HIGH in CBD and very low in THC. CBD reacts with our biological endocannabinoid system that regulates many functions within our body and also reacts with many receptors all over our (or our pets) bodies. These receptors can be located in our brain (anxiety, depression) as well as all over our body (pain, inflammation, digestion, etc). When you use CBD it stimulates these receptors and essentially that’s what helps you. Hemp seed oil on its own will not do that, so please know the difference.
What type of Hemp Oil For Dogs should I use?
There are a few things to consider when looking for Hemp Oil for dogs or any other animal, to be honest. Hemp seed oil is not CBD oil, let’s get that clear. If someone is trying to sell you an oil without CBD it does not have the properties of CBD which is likely what you are looking for.
Things to look for:
- Ensure it has CBD in the bottle (CBD isolate or full-spectrum)
- Ensure the product is lab tested, you want to ensure the product in question you are ordering has CBD and the only way you can be sure is to have lab testing available to you.
- Look for a brand specific to pets such as Coast Botanik for pets or CBDfx for pets.
- If you are in Canada ensure the products you are buying are also in Canada. You do not want to attempt to ship CBD across the border
- Reviews are Important
- Do your research before buying, reading articles like this or resources like OUR BLOG is important to your overall knowledge of the subject
- Ensure your product has no THC. If you get a CBD product derived from hemp you should be ok. THC is again very low to non-existent in hemp plants so when CBD is extracted from hemp it’s usually perfect (again this is where the lab reports are useful). I would avoid CBD products derived from Marijuana when using it for your pets. Dogs specifically are very sensitive to THC and it can be life-threatening in large doses
Pricing on Hemp Oil for dogs vs CBD oil for dogs
A dead giveaway most of the time when trying to figure out if you are getting a hemp seed oil for dogs product vs a CBD oil product for dogs is the price. The extraction of CBD is not cheap. The machines that extract CBD are expensive and the amount of cannabis needed to make CBD oil is A LOT. Prices usually reflect the quality of the product (not all the time but certainly when comparing it between hemp seed oil and CBD oil).
The carrier oil is hemp seed oil, is that OK?
If you are buying what you have researched a genuine CBD product most of the time in the bottle there will be a carrier liquid. This carrier liquid is usually a catalyst for CBD. CBD benefits from a fatty substance. The carrier liquid I see mostly is MCT oil or coconut oil but in some cases, it is hemp seed oil. In this case, if hemp oil is used as a catalyst to CBD then that’s perfectly fine.
There are many people out there looking to take advantage of people buying hemp seed oil thinking that it’s going to have the same benefits as CBD oil, this is wrong. It’s pretty common to see this on: marketplaces like Facebook, Kijiji, and Craigslist to name a few.
We are a Canadian online eCommerce company that works with a variety of suppliers that specialize in CBD products. We know your pets are important to you and we want to ensure you do not buy hemp seed oil but that you find a good CBD oil to help with your pet’s ailments.
Thanks for reading!