Will CBD Oil Go Bad or Expire?

Medical review by K9 Healthcare Council of America (K9HCA). Intended for educational purposes only. Always seek medical advice from your veterinarian.

Exploring the Longevity of CBD Oil for Dogs

Understanding the Shelf Life of CBD Oil

If you’re a pet owner curious about the expiration of CBD oil, particularly for your furry friend, you’re not alone. Maybe you stocked up on CBD products during your last visit to our website, or perhaps you rediscovered a bottle hidden away in your bag after a couple of months.

Regardless of the reason, we’re here to shed light on the shelf life of CBD oil, with a special focus on its potential benefits for dogs.

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Does CBD Oil Expire?

The succinct answer is yes, CBD oil can go bad or expire. However, the reassuring news is that CBD oil tends to last longer than many other wellness products. Keep reading to delve into the details.

The Unique Shelf Life of CBD Oil

CBD stands out among health and wellness products for its versatility, gentleness, affordability, and notably, its extended shelf life. The terpenoids and flavonoids present in genuine full-spectrum CBD products act as natural antioxidants, preserving the product over time. Both CBD and THC in full-spectrum CBD oil are classified as antioxidants, contributing to its lasting quality.

Even the fatty MCT oil base in our CBD oil boasts antimicrobial properties, further enhancing its shelf-life success. Premium CBD oil is generally considered to last from 14 to 24 months, with optimal freshness within the first 12 months.

Factors Influencing CBD Oil’s Shelf Life

The MCT oil in CBD oil plays a crucial role in extending its shelf life due to its antimicrobial properties. Being a fat-soluble compound, CBD infuses well into fatty acids, making MCT oil, derived from coconut oil, an ideal carrier. The saturated structure of MCT oil resists oxidation, ensuring a prolonged shelf life even when exposed to heat and sunlight. Research also suggests that carrier oils like Hemp Seed Oil and MCT oil offers additional health benefits, making it an excellent choice for both preserving CBD and supporting overall well-being.

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For accurate ingredient labeling, look for CBD products that have matching CBD concentrations on the COA & product label.

Checking the Viability of Your CBD Oil

Wondering if your CBD oil is still good for your canine companion? If you’re using K9 Medibles’ CBD oil, simply check the expiration date located on the side or under the bottle. Additionally, a quick taste test can provide valuable insights – if it tastes good, it’s likely still potent. However, a bitter or ‘spoiled’ taste may indicate it’s time for a fresh bottle.

Locating the Expiration Date

For all K9 Medibles’ CBD products provides access to a webpage displaying the product’s Certificate of Analysis (COA) and its expiration date. Each new batch of products comes with a new expiration date, ensuring transparency and product freshness.

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Each new batch of products comes with a new expiration date, ensuring transparency and product freshness.

Prolonging the Life of Your CBD Oil for Dogs

Does CBD Oil Go Bad or Expire?

For pet owners looking to maximize the longevity of CBD oil for their dogs, here are some dos and don’ts to consider:


  • Keep your CBD oil tightly sealed
  • Preserve it in its original packaging
  • Store it in a dark, room-temperature location
  • Protect it from direct sunlight and intense heat


  • Store CBD oil in your car
  • Allow the dropper to touch your hands or tongue
  • Place it on a windowsill or in sunny areas
  • Leave the CBD oil bottle open for an extended period


At K9 Medibles, our commitment is to provide you with the freshest, purest, and most potent hemp extracts. We strive to maintain the freshness of hemp’s best ingredients in our Core Function CBD – Essential Wellness Formula as it travels from the farm to your dog’s bowl–ensuring the highest quality and consistency for your four-legged companion.

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