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CBD Dosing For Dogs & Cats

So, you’ve received your bottle of CBD, now you’re probably wondering “Where do I even start?” Well, we are here to help guide you through the process of finding your pet’s optimal CBD Dosage! Let’s start with this introductory video from our Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Zac Pilossoph:

Thanks Dr. Zac! Now, let’s dive into the basics!

CBD Dog Health tinctures are designed so each dropper contains a benchmark dose that will be effective for most pets. This dosage works for a majority of cases, however to find the optimal CBD dosage for dogs or pets, you may need more or less CBD, depending on a number of factors. (we’ll get to those shortly!)

CBD Dog Health tinctures are applied with a dropper that measures one milliliter of oil (ml). You will notice graduated markings on the side of the dropper that allow for accurate dosing below 1 ml. This allows you to be specific with your CBD dosage for dogs, cats and other pets.

Since we recommend dosage by milligrams (mg’s) – here is a guide to knowing how many milligrams of CBD are in one dropper of each tincture.

How To

Determining CBD Dosage for Dogs, Cats and Pets

The first thing to do when starting a CBD regimen, is spend some time determining optimal dosage of CBD oil for dogs, cats and pets.

Despite common misconceptions, dosing CBD oil for dogs and pets has very little to do with size and weight. CBD Dosage for dogs, cats, and other pets is most effectively determined with consideration for each animal’s unique physiological condition and health status.

This includes factors such as:

  • Their endocannabinoid system
  • Age
  • Metabolism
  • Disease process
  • Current health and wellness status
  • Other individual health factors

Learn more about CBD Dosage for dogs and cats per health condition >>

Unfortunately, there is no accurate “CBD oil for dogs dosage calculator.”

Until you start your pet on a CBD regimen, there is no way to be sure exactly how they will react, which makes CBD dosing for dogs and pets not so simple. Sensitivity ranges greatly between dogs and can even change over time based on age or chronic illness.

That’s why we recommend a trial and error method to determine the optimal CBD dosage for dogs, cats and pets. Start low and go slow as you increase dosage and find a stable regimen, monitoring your pet’s response each step of the way.

BEST PRACTICETrack their response in a journal!

  1. Keep a daily log of the current dose in milligrams(mg).
  2. Record some information about how they respond. (Eg. energy levels, mobility, symptom relief, sleep patterns, etc.)
  3. Adjust accordingly. We encourage you to be flexible with the dose until you find the right amount for your pet’s specific needs. If you don’t notice any difference, increase the dose until you see results. If your pet appears overly groggy, decrease slightly until you find the perfect balance. (Don’t worry! Some sleepiness id perfectly normal as their system gets used to it).

How To

Administering CBD Dosage for Dogs, Cats and Pets

BEST PRACTICEAdminister tips to remember!

  1. Shake the bottle before each use.
  2. Apply the oil directly to the gums, or as close as possible. 
  3. Wipe the dropper clean after use to prevent contamination. 
  4. Store in a cool, dark place.

CBD Dosing Tip!

Splitting Daily CBD Dosage for Dogs, Cats and Pets

TIP: By splitting your pet’s dosage of CBD from a full spectrum hemp extract into smaller doses throughout the day, you ensure the blood concentration levels stay at a consistent level, allowing for the therapeutic benefits to have an uninterrupted effect throughout the day. 

When administered to the gums, CBD stays in our pets bloodstream for between 6-8 hours, according to a recent study. The study shows that peak concentration occurs around 2 hours after dosing. This is especially helpful for dealing with anxiety, aches and pains, and seizures.

Research shows that the absorption rate and level of CBD available in the bloodstream depends on the mode of administration! This is important as it affects the optimal CBD Dosage for dogs, cats and pets. Take a look at the chart below to understand how the body responds to different ways of administering CBD, an important factor in CBD dosing for dogs and pets:

CBD Dosage for Dogs & Pets

Chronic vs. Situational Use

In most cases, your best bet for a successful outcome when using a full-spectrum hemp extract is with consistent administration of their optimal CBD dosage for dogs, cats and pets. For pets with chronic conditions, this is especially true. Much of the effect of CBD is happening below the surface and is not immediately recognizable. You may see immediate results after starting a CBD regimen, but there are long term benefits that only arise with consistent use. 

Conditions where this is the case include (but are not limited to):

  • Arthritis
  • Cancer and other neoplastic conditions 
  • Seizures and Epilepsy
  • Cushing’s Disease
  • Behavioral Therapy 

There are instances however, where your pet may benefit from a stand alone CBD dosage for dogs or cats, to help with an acute issue. You may already be on a consistent CBD regimen, and just add a little extra for certain situations, or you may only ever need to use CBD for a particular event, rather than daily CBD dosing for dogs and pets. 

Situations where a stand alone dose, or extra situational dose may be suitable include:

  • Thunderstorm/Firework Anxiety
  • Bouts of Increased Pain
  • Separation Anxiety 
  • Car Rides
  • Grooming

Trouble Shooting

What If I'm Not Seeing Results

Pet parents are often highly concerned that they will give too much CBD and cause harm to their pets. More often than not when a pet is not having the desired reaction, it is because the pet isn’t getting the right CBD dosage for dogs or cats, for their individual needs. 

We recommend starting with a relatively low dose, but increasing over time until you reach a stable dose. If you feel nervous about experimenting to find the upper limit of their sensitivity, rest assured, it is completely safe.

Is CBD Safe?

Safety of CBD Dosage for Dogs and Cats

Important research shows that hemp extract (CBD) is extremely safe, even at high levels.

The most common (however unlikely) effects you may see are:

  • Sleepiness
  • Loose stool/diarrhea

Bodily injury as a results of CBD consumption is highly unlikely.

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