“How much CBD oil should I give my dog?”
… is a question we hear all the time from health-conscious pet parents looking for a natural way to support their dogs. CBD is still pretty new to many people, including many of our four-legged friends. The good news is that weve been doing this for a while so if youre looking for an easy beginners guide to CBD for dogs, youre in the right place!
If youve never given your dog CBD before, this is the perfect place to start. We use a high-quality broad-spectrum hemp extract in both our CBD oils and CBD treats, so your pet is definitely getting the good stuff no matter which form of CBD you choose.
Tip! If your pet wont go for oil on its own, you can offer CBD oil to them mixed with a little bit of their favorite treat. Might we suggest a spoonful of peanut butter?
Some dogs take CBD oil as part of their daily regimen, others only use it as an occasional supplement to deal with situational issues (like fireworks, trips to the vet, and being left alone). Whichever way you plan to use CBD with your dog, be consistent until you understand what works best for them.
We recommend giving your dog CBD 2x a day, 4-8 hours between servings, for at least 3 days to get a good baseline.
There is no one-size-fits-all CBD solution – factors such as your dog’s size, metabolism, and condition will all impact how CBD works for them. Finding a CBD oil dosage for anxiety may be different than finding one for joint mobility. Adjust by ½ serving as needed and go from there! (And don’t worry, CBD oil is safe and natural. Your dog will not overdose on CBD!)
In many cases, your pet will tell you if it’s time for more. And you can come to the rescue with a dropper or a chew. They’ll be grateful when you do!
Benefits Of CBD Oil For Dogs
Before diving into dosing guidelines, here are some of the health conditions that CBD can help treat in your dog.
Some dog owners report it also can help treat epileptic seizures but scientific studies are still underway to confirm this benefit. We recommend talking to your vet before starting treatment for this or any other of the claimed benefits to make sure CBD is safe for your pup.
How Much CBD Oil Should I Give My Dog?
The best advice we can give you is to start small and then ease into the manufacturer’s dosing guidelines for their specific products. Companies that formulate their own high-quality CBD typically give you very detailed instructions on how to dose their various products. But not all do, so it can be helpful to know how to calculate optimal CBD dosages.
How Do You Determine CBD Dosage for Dogs?
Choosing the correct CBD dose for your dog can be pretty confusing. First of all, each company’s dosing guidelines can vary widely because the concentration of CBD varies in the oils they produce.
The dosage can also differ depending on the condition you’re trying to treat. For example, higher doses are typically recommended for more serious health conditions and lower doses for occasional anxiety or general well-being.
And of course, you have your dog’s weight and underlying health issues to take into consideration.
With no standard guidelines or regulated doses, how do you know how much CBD oil to give your dog? Use our comprehensive dosage guide to know you’re giving your dog the ideal amount of CBD oil. And, always check the packaging carefully to make sure you are giving the company’s recommended amounts.
Don’t let the confusion behind dosing deter you from the ultimate health benefits your dog can enjoy from this all-natural remedy.