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CBD Oil Pet Dosage Guidelines

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CBD Oil Pet Dosage Guidelines

CBD oil has plenty of health benefits for humans. It can be used as a sleep aid, pain reliever, and mood stabilizer—but what about CBD for pets? In recent years, hemp-based products have grown popular as an affordable, safe alternative to pharmaceuticals for our furry friends. 

In most cases, CBD oils and tinctures don’t cause harmful side effects for animals or humans, and there’s no risk of forming a dependency on CBD. This form of alternative medicine is non-toxic and easily absorbed by mammals. 

Read on to learn more about CBD oil for pets. 

Is CBD Safe for Pets?

CBD oil is extracted from the non-psychoactive part of the plant. That means those who take CBD oil gain all the health benefits without experiencing a high. CBD works by interacting with our endocannabinoid system (ECS)—a system that plays an important role in central nervous system regulation and development. Researchers have discovered that nearly every animal group, apart from insects, has an ECS.   

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The ECS plays a homeostatic role in the body, which means it maintains balance and modulates various systems to help relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and to regulate metabolism, digestion, and neurological function. 

Since all mammals have an ECS, cannabinoids like CBD have the potential to help relieve symptoms like pain, inflammation, and anxiety in animals ranging from domesticated pet rats to large animals like horses. There’s no overdose risk for pets on CBD, though it’s important to ensure you stick with pet-friendly hemp products that contain less than 0.3% of THC wherever trace amounts are present.     

Can CBD Really Help Pets?

A 2018 study by Cornell University measured the effects of a hemp-based CBD product on a small sample of dogs suffering from pain and osteoarthritis. The study found that over 80% of the dogs showed improved mobility and a decrease in pain. As new research continues to emerge, scientists are looking at CBD’s potential to help treat ailments like cancer, anxiety, and seizures in animals.      

In a separate 2019 study, researchers found that dogs suffering from epilepsy who were administered CBD doses in addition to seizure medication experienced significantly fewer seizures than those who only received conventional antiepileptic treatment. While this was a small study and researchers recommended further testing, the results are highly encouraging.      

CBD for Pets: Dosage Guidelines

CBD for pets remains a nascent form of treatment, but its potential to help manage a variety of symptoms has inspired further study. When it comes to dosage guidelines, it’s important to consider the size of your pet and the symptoms you hope to treat. It’s recommended to start with a low dose, then monitor your pet’s reaction and increase doses slowly if needed, keeping an eye out for any negative reactions like excessive panting, lethargy, vomiting, or loss of balance.

CBD Doses for Dogs and Cats

As a general rule of thumb, a starting dosage for cats and dogs is 1mg for every 10lbs of the animal’s weight, administered twice a day. Here at Oliver’s Harvest, we consider that a 30ml bottle of CBD oil has approximately 600 drops. A full dropper is 1ml and contains approximately 20 drops. Our 250 mg bottles of CBD oil contain approximately 0.42 mg of CBD per drop, while our 500mg bottles of CBD oil contain approximately 0.84 mg per drop. For specific dosage guidelines, see below.

CBD Doses for Small Dogs

Small dogs and cats that weigh 5–25 lbs can benefit from the following doses:

When using a 250mg Bottle:

  • Animal Weight: 5–10 lbs, 2–3 drops
  • Animal Weight: 10–15 lbs, 3–4 drops
  • Animal Weight: 15–20 lbs, 4–5 drops
  • Animal Weight: 20–25 lbs, 5–6 drops 

When using a 500mg Bottle:

  • Animal Weight: 5–10 lbs, 1–2 drops
  • Animal Weight: 10–15 lbs, 2 drops
  • Animal Weight: 15–20 lbs, 2–3 drops
  • Animal Weight: 20–25 lbs, 3 drops 

CBD Doses for Medium Dogs

For medium dogs that weigh 25–50 lbs, pet owners can follow these dosing guidelines:

When using a 250mg Bottle:

  • Animal Weight: 25–30 lbs, 6–8 drops
  • Animal Weight: 30–35 lbs, 8–9 drops
  • Animal Weight: 35–40 lbs, 9–10 drops
  • Animal Weight: 40–45 lbs, 10–11 drops
  • Animal Weight: 45–50 lbs, 11–12 drops 

When using a 500mg Bottle:

  • Animal Weight: 25–30 lbs, 3–4 drops
  • Animal Weight: 30–35 lbs, 4–5 drops
  • Animal Weight: 35–40 lbs, 5 drops
  • Animal Weight: 40–45 lbs, 5–6 drops
  • Animal Weight: 45–50 lbs, 6 drops 

CBD Doses for Large Dogs

For large dogs that weigh over 50 lbs, pet owners can follow these dosing guidelines:

When using a 250mg Bottle:

  • Animal Weight: 50–60 lbs, 12–15 drops
  • Animal Weight: 60–70 lbs, 15–17 drops
  • Animal Weight: 70–80 lbs, 17–20 drops
  • Animal Weight: 80–90 lbs, 20–22 drops
  • Animal Weight: 90–100 lbs, 22–24 drops
  • Animal Weight: 100–110 lbs, 24–27 drops

When using a 500mg Bottle:

  • Animal Weight: 50–60 lbs, 6–8 drops
  • Animal Weight: 60–70 lbs, 8–9 drops
  • Animal Weight: 70–80 lbs, 9–10 drops
  • Animal Weight: 80–90 lbs, 10–11 drops
  • Animal Weight: 90–100 lbs, 11–12 drops
  • Animal Weight: 100–110 lbs, 12–14 drops

Shop CBD for Pets at Oliver’s Harvest 

CBD products are yet to be regulated by the FDA, which means not all products on the market are of the same quality or manufactured using the same standards. It’s essential to work with a trusted, reputable company like Oliver’s Harvest to ensure you’re getting the best and safest products for yourself and your pets. 

We source our CBD oil exclusively from our organic industrial hemp farms in North Carolina, using the safest, most effective methods to prevent any potential contamination. Our CBD pet products range from bacon-flavored tablets and peanut butter treats to pet-friendly oils and tinctures. Oliver’s Harvest is proud to offer our Noble Paws line of CBD oils for pets. With each purchase of one of our Noble Paws hemp products, we’ll donate a bottle of Noble Paws CBD oil to animals in need. If you have any questions about using CBD products to improve your pet’s quality of life, give us a call at 1-866-634-3134 or visit us online today to learn more.

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