Can dogs eat Hemp seeds?

can dogs have hemp seedsYes



Can dogs eat hemp seeds? Yes, hemp seeds are safe for dogs if consumed according to the recommended amount. They are a natural and complete source of essential fats, protein, and amino acids. But beware as hemp seeds can cause adverse effects in dogs medicated with anticoagulant drugs.


  • Hemp seeds have omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which help keep a dog's skin and coat healthy. These fatty acids also promote hip and joint health and help with cardiovascular function, immune system response, and cellular health.
  • Hemp seeds contain vitamin E and healthy minerals.
  • Hemp seeds are also great for dogs with allergies, mobility troubles, digestive issues, or skin problems. They are also great for weight management.
  • De-shelled or hulled hemp seeds, called hemp hearts, contain less fiber but are much easier for dogs to consume and digest as they are not as hard as the unhulled seeds.


  • Hemp seeds are safe for dogs as long as they are consumed according to the recommended amount.
  • Hemp seeds can have a negative effect when combined with anticoagulant drugs.
  • Ingesting large amounts of hemp seeds can cause an upset stomach, vomiting, and diarrhea in dogs.


  • Serve 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of hemp seeds daily, depending on the size of your dog.

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