How Much CBD Oil Should I Give My Pet?
Pet owners are increasingly turning to CBD oil products to help their dogs, cats and other beloved companions live healthier, happier and longer lives. On of the most frequently asked questions by pet owners who have decided to try CBD oil is: “How Much CBD Oil Should I Give My Pet?”
Our recommendation for finding the right CBD dosage for pets is start low on dose and increase dose slowly over time as needed until you notice improvement.
Determining The Right Starting Dose
Recommended starting dose of CBD oil for pets is commonly based on weight. This can be used as a guideline for how many milligrams of CBD that you should start with.
1 – 25 lbs – 1 to 2 mg of CBD (1-2 times daily)
25 – 50 lbs – 2 to 3 mg of CBD (1-2 times daily)
50 – 75 lbs – 3 to 4 mg of CBD (1-2 times daily)
over 75 lbs – 4 to 5 mg of CBD (1-2 times daily)
Translating Starting Dose of CBD In Milligrams Into Millileters or Number of Drops
Different CBD oil products can be different concentrations or potency levels. So you’re next step is to translate the number of milligrams of CBD into millileters or number of drops.
Our CBD dosage calculator can help you do this calculation. We recommend dosing based on millileters rather than number of drops since dropper sizes can vary.
Increasing Dose Slowly Over Time As Necessary
It is recommended that you start on the low end of the recommended dosage levels above and observe your pet’s behavior for a week. If no improvement is noted, you can then increase the dosage a week at a time. When you start to notice improvement, you have likely reached the optimal dosage level.