Use of Hemp Seed Oil as a Carrier Oil

Hemp Seed Oil - A Beneficial Carrier Oil for Animal CBD Supplements

Learn why hemp seed oil is becoming a preferred carrier oil among animal CBD companies – and veterinarians – due to its rich nutritional properties.

 The ancient, industrial, and versatile hemp crop originating from Central Asia is known for its utilization in the fiber, nutrition, and medical industries1. Hemp seeds are a beneficial dietary supplement as they contain “easily digestible protein (20–25%), polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), abundant lipids (25–35%), and carbohydrates (20–30%) high in insoluble fiber”1. Hemp seed oil naturally produces stearidonic acid which may aid in neonatal development, overall health, and the immune system2. Enriched with essential fatty acids, α-linolenic acid and linoleic acid; hemp seed oil also contains long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, making it the only industrial oilseed crop that encompasses this specific fatty acid2. Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids may be involved in “immune system regulation, blood clotting, neurotransmitters, cholesterol metabolism, and structure of membrane phospholipids in the brain and the retina”2. Another medicinal benefit of hemp seed oil is its diverse tocopherol isomer profile which acts as a natural antioxidant in the body leading to the reduction in risk of oxidative stress-related disorders1.  A myriad of bioactive ingredients are contained within hemp seed oil including terpenes containing analgesic, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as well as flavonoids that may also serve as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory therapeutic agent1. 

Growing Hemp

The cultivation process of growing industrial hemp is favorable to the environment and the health of the soil1. Hemp can grow in a diverse amount of “agro-ecological conditions” with a fast turn-around period of four to five weeks – a timespan that allows the plant to partake in carbon sequestration1. Due to the amount of fiber in hemp, the hemp plant naturally abolishes weed growth and can be grown without herbicides, fungicides, or pesticides. Hemp crops also add nutritional value to the soil by fastening its roots to block soil erosion, nutrient leaching, and by acting as a phytoremediation tool. 

Hemp Seed Oil Versus MCT Oils

Other hemp or CBD companies often choose to utilize Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) Oil as a more affordable option for a carrier oil. However, that choice comes at a valuable cost.3 Though MCT oil’s lack of taste or smell makes it a valuable feeding option, it may exert negative side effects on the liver and elevate beta-oxidation and mitochondrial biogenesis.3 Most MCT oils are either derived from coconut oil, fractionated coconut oil, or palm oil. Fractionated coconut oil comes from heating the coconut oil past its melting point then letting it cool down, a process that strips the oil of its lauric acid content.4 Palm oil contains a much higher profile of saturated fats compared to alternative vegetable oils and is utilized in everything from food products to the cosmetic industry. That being said, it has been shown to cause damage to the cardiovascular system.5 Palm oil farming and cultivation has also led to expansive deforestation, water and soil pollution, and loss of endangered species.5 More often than not, consumers are unaware of whether MCT oil originates from coconut oil or palm oil, and the only way to be sure is for the manufacturer to provide that detailed information.

HempMyPet™'s Full Spectrum Hemp Seed Oil Formulas

At HempMy Pet™, we do not want our customers guessing where their products are originating from. We are proud to utilize fresh and high-quality organic hemp seed oil as one of our main carrier oils and are happy to provide certificates of origin from our suppliers including third-party certificates of analysis. In our eyes, the cost is worth the myriad of benefits that hemp seed carrier oil provides.


We use virgin (cold-pressed) certified organic hemp seed oil that is sourced from either Colorado or Canada. Our Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract (CBD, CBG, CBC, etc.) in a base of hemp seed carrier oil comes in a 1oz bottle and combines cannabidiol, tetrahydrocannabinol (under 0.3%), terpenes, flavonoids, phytocannabinoids, stearidonic acid, essential fatty acids, α-linolenic acid, linoleic acid, long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, and tocopherols. All of these ingredients combined together in our full-spectrum hemp formulas are synergized to produce the entourage effect.6  


HempMy Pet™’s Organic Hemp Seed Oil comes in 250mg and 1,000mg concentrations. It can easily be administered orally, whether your clients choose to add to their pet’s food, treats, or simply allow them to lick it out of their hand. The only thing we advise against is allowing animals to lick the product directly off of the dropper, as the introduction of saliva into the product could potentially lead to contamination and cause degradation of the product (just the same as any human products).


Hemp Seed Oil

Beneficial Ingredients


Seed Flour

Omega-3 Long-chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids


Hemp Milk



Fermented Hemp Seed

Vegetable Protein


Essential Amino Acids

Essential Fatty Acids

Dietary Fiber




(Data taken from (Rupasinghe et al., 2020).)

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  1. Rupasinghe, H., Davis, A., Kumar, S. K., Murray, B., & Zheljazkov, V. D. (2020). Industrial Hemp (Cannabis sativa subsp. sativa) as an Emerging Source for Value-Added Functional Food Ingredients and Nutraceuticals. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 25(18), E4078. 
  2. Vodolazska, D., & Lauridsen, C. (2020). Effects of dietary hemp seed oil to sows on fatty acid profiles, nutritional and immune status of piglets. Journal of animal science and biotechnology11, 28. 
  3. Guimarães, J., Bargut, T., Mandarim-de-Lacerda, C. A., & Aguila, M. B. (2019). Medium-chain triglyceride reinforce the hepatic damage caused by fructose intake in mice. Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids, 140, 64–71. 
  4. Shilhavy, B. (2015). What type of coconut oil is best? How to choose a coconut oil.
  5. Kadandale, S., Marten, R., & Smith, R. (2019). The palm oil industry and noncommunicable diseases. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 97(2), 118–128.
  6. Russo E. B. (2019). The Case for the Entourage Effect and Conventional Breeding of Clinical Cannabis: No “Strain,” No Gain. Frontiers in plant science9, 1969.

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No animals are harmed in the manufacturing of our products. 

In the animal rights movement, cruelty–free is a label for products or activities that do not harm or kill animals anywhere in the world. Products tested on animals are not considered cruelty–free, since these tests are often painful and cause the suffering and death of millions of animals every year.

Vegan Dog Products

No animal products or by-products used in any of our oils.

The only non-vegan product we have are the Pumpkin Hemp Dog Biscuits which do contain egg. (The Peanut Butter Banana Hemp Dog Biscuits do not and are also vegan.)


Getting vegetarianism confused with veganism is a common mistake most people make. So today we are going to closely examine the definition of vegan versus the definition of a vegetarian in this post. Hopefully, this provides a little clarity.


The Oxford dictionary definition of a vegetarian is “a person who does not eat meat or does not believe in eating meat, fish, fowl, or in some cases, any food derived from animals, as eggs or cheese, but subsists on vegetables, fruits, nuts, grain etc.”

This basically divides vegetarians into two groups; vegetarians who exclude eggs and dairy and vegetarians who include these items in their diets. The latter can then be broken up into a further three groups; ovo- vegetarians (who consume eggs but not milk), lacto-vegetarians (who consume milk but not eggs) and ovo-lacto vegetarians who consume both milk and eggs.

There’s often controversy surrounding “semi-vegetarians”, whose diet consists mainly of vegetarian foods but includes fish or poultry. The main differentiating factor between all of the above-mentioned groups is how much animal products are included in the diet.


The above difference is the main distinguishing factor between the definition of vegan and that of a vegetarian because vegans exclude animal products in their entirety. The official definition of veganism is “the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in a diet. As well as following an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of sentient animals.

A follower of veganism is known as a vegan”. That means veganism extends beyond the diet of a vegan individual. That is the biggest difference between vegans and vegetarians. While vegetarians may not consume animal products, they may use them if they are present in other products, such as items containing silk, honey or leather.

Vegans, on the other hand, avoid the use of animal products in all areas of their lifestyles.

Human Grade Dog Products

All ingredients and manufacturing processes are Human-Grade. We would never make anything for our pets considered not suitable for ourselves. The term human-grade in pet food means the finished product is legally suitable and approved as nourishment for humans. It is “edible.” Human foods are much more rigorously regulated than foods made for animals.

Organic Dog Products

All of our products are made with top quality, Certified Organic carrier oils and Organically-grown ingredients, all sourced responsibly and sustainably. Our products are infused with our own Full-spectrum Hemp extract which is derived from our own Organically-grown Colorado Hemp that was grown at our own facilities.

Cultivar Specific Hemp Oil Dog Products

For consistency. HempMy Pet grows one particular cultivar of hemp, selected specifically for its cannabinoid profile, and uses it every time for our hemp extract, maintaining consistency and eliminating unknowing trial and error.

Cannabis strains including Hemp and Marijuana are either pure or hybrid of the plant genus Cannabis, which encompasses the species Sativa, Indica, and Ruderalis.

Varieties are developed to intensify specific characteristics of the plant, or to differentiate the strain for the purposes of marketing or to make it more effective as a natural supplement. Variety names are typically chosen by their growers, and often reflect properties of the plant such as taste, color, smell, or the origin of the variety. These varieties have been cultivated to contain a high percentage of cannabinoids, including CBD, CBG, CBC and more. Several varieties of Cannabis, known as Hemp, have a very low THC content, and are instead grown for their fiber, seed and therapeutic propertiess

Third Party Tested Hemp Oil for Dogs

From Seed-to-Sale all HempMy Pet products are tested by reputable independent laboratories for purity, safety, and quality. The soil, the water, the plants and the finished product are all rigorously tested to ensure no solvents, pesticides, heavy metals or micro-bacterial contanimants are present. Certificates of Analysis (COAs) are published online with each product and always available upon request.

Organic Hemp Dog Products

All of our Hemp is organically grown in Colorado at our own greenhouse or farm. We do not import our hemp from overseas or any other state. We strive for perfection in our growing, curing, processing and formulating of our Hemp products.

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Full Spectrum Hemp Oil for Dogs

All the Cannabinoids, CBD, CBG, the terpenes and other minor cannabinoids made from the Whole Plant for the complete entourage effect.

CBD has become quite popular over the last couple of years but despite what you might think it is only one of the 100 compounds that have been identified in the Cannabis Sativa L plant. Full-spectrum CBD oil, unlike CBD isolate products, includes a wide range of cannabinoids present in the cannabis or hemp plant. Depending on the condition and what you are looking to achieve it can provide a greater effect than CBD alone as all the cannabinoids work together in what is known as the entourage effect.

Full-spectrum CBD also contains a variety of essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, terpenes, flavonoids, and fiber. When referring to CBD in the hemp plant, it’s important to understand that Hemp contains a large number of cannabinoids (in trace amounts), but the main compounds are CBD and cannabidiolic acid (CBDa). As CBDa is more abundant in the hemp plant, firms must decarboxylate the oil. This process heats the oil and changes CBDa into CBD.

Just one last thing before we explain the benefits of Full Spectrum CBD oil, its important to understand that CBD from Cannabis is only legal in Medical or recreational states, while CBD hemp oil is legal in all 50 states under the 2014 US Farm Bill. While it may not be able to treat all conditions it has been known to assist with a variety of medical conditions including anxiety, depression and acute pain.

The Benefits of the Whole Plant

One of the most important studies relating to full-spectrum CBD oil took place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Hadassah School in 2015. It compared the performance of a full spectrum extract with one that contained CBD only. The study concluded that full spectrum was more effective when fighting pain and inflammation.

While CBD only is somewhat effective, the whole plant extract not only provided faster and better relief, the effects also lasted longer. This is why an increasing number of companies in the CBD industry are selling full-spectrum CBD oil as a rule.

The aforementioned entourage effect is the main reason behind the efficacy of whole plant extracts. There are over 100 ‘identified’ compounds in the cannabis plant. While most of these compounds have their own therapeutic benefit, they come together in a synergistic way to provide far better performance than any single compound, including CBD.