CBD for Pets
Is CBD oil safe for my dog?
Great question. In short, yes.
Numerous studies and research papers have shown that CBD is safe for dogs. The only real side-effect is drowsiness - so your dog might get a little sleepy.
And while we’re on this topic, CBD can’t get your dog high. While other cannabinoids, such as THC, are intoxicating, CBD is not.
Of course, cannabis itself isn’t safe for dogs. So, while you can give your dog CBD oil and treats, keep them away from cannabis plants.
And yes, CBD oil that is derived from hemp is legal pretty much everywhere. CBD is found in both hemp and cannabis, and while cannabis isn’t legal everywhere, hemp is. So, hemp-derived CBD oil is perfectly legal for both you and your dog to enjoy!
At Cannaturals, we care about our furry friends and yours. Please refer to the dosage chart to ensure your Dogs are receiving the recommended dosage based on their size, condition and breed.
How much CBD to give your dog
We have the highest-quality form of CBD to make sure that your pet is getting the very best supplement. Our packaging will specify how many milligrams of CBD you get per drop. Please refer to the dosage chart below for further information.
CBD can also come in the form of CBD-enriched treats and dog biscuits. In this case, the packaging should state how many milligrams of CBD is in each dog biscuit.
The correct dosage of CBD for your dog depends on their weight and the condition you want to treat. Generally, you’d want to give your dog 1mg – 5mg for every ten pounds. Start on the low side of the chart initially, and gradually increase the CBD dosage you give them after each week. Here’s how much CBD you should generally give your dog based on their weight:
- 10 pounds: 1 mg – 5 mg
- 20 pounds: 2 mg – 10 mg
- 30 pounds: 3 mg – 15 mg
- 40 pounds: 4 mg – 20 mg
- 50 pounds: 5 mg – 25 mg
- 60 pounds: 6 mg – 30 mg
- 70 pounds: 7 mg – 35 mg
- 80 pounds: 8 mg – 40 mg
- 90 pounds: 9 mg – 45 mg
CBD Dosage Chart for Dogs
Below is a dosage chart, showing how much CBD to give your dog depending on their breed and condition. Please note that this is based on the average size of an adult dog of each breed. While puppies can certainly benefit from CBD, fewer studies have been done on puppies. In this case, it’s best to ask your veterinarian for advice on what dosage of CBD to use.
Some veterinarians may advise you to use a small amount of CBD and gradually increase it. If you’re unsure about which dosage of CBD to use for your dog, call an animal healthcare professional.
|Labrador retriever||15mg – 40mg||5mg – 30mg||15mg – 40mg||15mg – 40mg||5mg – 30mg||5mg – 30mg||10mg – 35mg|
|German shepherd||10mg – 35mg||5mg – 30mg||10mg – 35mg||5mg – 30mg||5mg – 30mg||5mg – 30mg||7mg – 30mg|
|Golden retriever||15mg – 40mg||5mg – 30mg||15mg – 40mg||15mg – 40mg||5mg – 30mg||5mg – 30mg||10mg – 35mg|
|French bulldog||5mg – 15mg||1mg – 10mg||5mg – 15mg||5mg – 15mg||1mg – 10mg||1mg – 10mg||2mg – 12mg|
|Bulldog||5mg – 25mg||4mg – 20mg||5mg – 25mg||5mg – 25mg||4mg – 20mg||4mg – 20mg||5mg – 20mg|
|Beagle||5mg – 15mg||2mg – 10mg||5mg – 15mg||5mg – 15mg||2mg – 10mg||2mg – 10mg||2mg – 12mg|
|Poodle (standard)||5mg – 25mg||4mg – 20mg||5mg – 25mg||5mg – 25mg||4mg – 20mg||4mg – 20mg||5mg – 20mg|
|Rottweiler||20mg – 45mg||10mg – 35mg||20mg – 45mg||20mg – 45mg||10mg – 35mg||10mg – 35mg||25mg – 40mg|
|Yorkshire terrier||1mg – 4mg||0.5mg – 2mg||1mg – 4mg||1mg – 4mg||0.5mg – 2mg||0.5mg – 2mg||0.5mg – 3mg|
|German shorthaired pointer||5mg – 25mg||4mg – 20mg||5mg – 25mg||5mg – 25mg||4mg – 20mg||4mg – 20mg||5mg – 20mg|
Cannabidiol – or CBD – is a very beneficial cannabinoid that can safely be used on dogs. Whether pain, anxiety, or inflammation, they can benefit from CBD oil-treats, tinctures or capsules.
Studies show that the supplement can reduce seizures in dogs with epilepsy and other neurological disorders. CBD also promotes a healthy skin and coat by regulating the sebum production and reducing inflammation in the skin. It also soothes anxiety and reduces pain in dogs with chronic conditions.
If you’re interested in trying this natural supplement but you’re not sure how much CBD to give your dog, read on!
How to safely give your dog CBD
It often takes about 30 minutes for CBD to begin its effectiveness. You might not notice a huge change in behavior from your dog immediately. In this case, don’t attempt to give them more CBD until the next day.
CBD might make your dog seem more relaxed. It might even make them a little sleepy. However, you should monitor your dog carefully after they take the CBD. If they vomit, avoid eating, or seem too ‘out of it’, it’s best to contact an emergency veterinarian. While it’s very unlikely that your dog will experience side effects of CBD, it is a possibility.
Remember to err on the side of caution and consult your veterinarian if you’re unsure of how much CBD to give your dog. After all, your furry family members always deserve the very best care!
- This has been proven by research.
- Side effects include sleepiness.
- It can’t get your dog high as it’s not intoxicating.
- Cannabis itself, however, isn’t safe for dogs.
- Hemp CBD oil is legal.
- Consult with your veterinarian.