CBD Dosage for Dogs
CBD can help provide relief for various ailments in your dog such as stress, fear of separation, joint pain, itchiness, nausea; the list goes on and on! Even if your dog is completely healthy, CBD is still helpful to give your dog on a daily basis because it provides nutrients your dog needs such as essential vitamins and it can help to prevent some ailments from occurring. So just how much CBD should you give your dog?
Dosing depends on the strength of the product and potency varies by product. Different CBD products may use mg or ml. For non-oil products, look on the product label to get appropriate dosage recommendations. If you are administering oils, check the potency on the bottle; common potencies are 100 mg, 150 mg, and 200 mg, though many may be weaker or stronger. If there is no dosage recommendation, our guide can help you figure out what the appropriate dosage for your pup is. Be sure to note the product’s unit of measure to convert and calculate correctly.
Dosage is determined by weight and is roughly 1 mg/kg/day. However, because all dogs are different and individual response will vary, introduce CBD slowly as you would with anything new. Start with a lower dose such as 0.05 mg/kg/day and gradually increase the dosage while monitoring your dog for any side effects.
It is advisable that you check with your vet before using CBD products, especially if your dog is taking other medications to avoid any complications that might result from drug interactions.
Will one form work slower or faster than others?
The release time for CBD can vary widely even for the same dog and/or product, but generally takes effect within 30-60 minutes. Onset depends on a variety of factors such as tolerance, weight, dosage, and whether or not your dog has just eaten.
Edibles like treats or supplements will take longer than say, oil that is administered directly into your dog’s mouth. While all forms are safe, oils allow you to monitor how much you are administering more closely and accurately.
Remember that CBD works best when given on a daily basis. Greenwell Pet Box is a convenient way to make sure your pet is receiving safe CBD products on a regular basis. The subscription service delivers vetted hemp products to your doorstep every month. The items in each box are from top quality manufacturers who have had their products tested by independent labs. Greenwell Pet Box also contains other health & wellness items for your dog such as grooming products, all-natural treats, and eco-friendly toys.