Dosage For Your Pets

How to determine the best dosage for your pet.

It’s important to determine an ideal dosage for your pet. Every pet is different. Breed, Age and Weight can all play a factor.

 

This means there will be a little experimentation in order to get it right dosage. We always suggest starting low and working your way up until you achieve the desired results.

The three steps to determining the ideal CBD dosage for your dog or cat are:

 

1. Start with one low daily dosage

2. Observe your pet’s condition and behavior

3. Slowly increase the dosage until you achieve desired results

Determining an ideal dosage schedule

When you first begin to use CBD products, we recommend that you start with a dosage that is half (or less) of the recommended dose.  If the recommended dosage is 30 drops, for example, start your pet off with 15 drops or less, once a day. it is key to stay with the schedule for the first few days. Once you feel the product is well tolerated by your pet, you can start to increase the dose. If you are seeing the benefits you are looking for on the initial dose, there is no need to increase the dosage. Continue with half a dose. This will give you room to move up if the situation changes or for the senior dogs a high dose on the Ruff days. 

 

We always recommend administering the dose at the same time each day. At least once. CBD has around a 8 hour window for it to be bioavailable and active within your dogs body. If you are using These CBD products for general health reasons. One dose per day is perfectly acceptable. 

If however you are dealing with a chronic pain or injury or stress in order to achieve the best results. We recommend two doses per day. One in the AM and one in the PM, preferably 8-12 hours apart.

The dosage advice on this page may differ from what you have read on other websites. This is because every product is different, and each company’s dosage recommendations depend on its own experiences and the concentrations of CBD. Unfortunately there are no clear cut guidelines, every oet is a bit different. 

Side Effects?​​​

Side effects are fairly rare and CBD supplements are generally well tolerated by pets. Some of the unwanted effects which can occur include lethargy and drowsiness. If any of these arise, or you notice any other unwanted effects with the initial low dosage, there is no need to be overly concerned. Either reduce the dosage further or stop altogether. 

 initial signs of lethargy will subside within three or four days. 

Wait a few days before you stop treatment to see if the lethargy subsides as your pet’s body becomes accustomed to CBD.

If no unwanted effects are observed the dosage can be slowly increased.

How long before it takes effect?

The benefits of CBD can sometimes be seen in the first few days, and in some cases, such as with anxiety, they can even be seen within the first hour. However, for certain applications, it can take up to 21 Days to see results as your pet’s body adapts. Be patient. The Biggest thing with finding success with CBD products is administering the product daily and  giving it the time it need to works. 

What Product Is Best? 

CBD isolate is a great place to start when helping to relieve common conditions that animals experience. CBD isolate is an all-natural Cannabinoid supplement made from the process of isolating the CBD out of full spectrum oil.  In turn removes the remaining oils, wax, chlorophyll and other plant materials, until you are left with CBD refined to the highest level of purity. Hemp (All Cannabis plants containing less the 0.3% THC) and Cannabis can produce more then 100 different compounds known as cannabinoids, CBD isolate is one of those compounds.

Full spectrum products contain CBD, as well as other cannabinoids that naturally occur in the hemp plant, these include but are not limited to Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabinol (CBN), Cannabinol (CBN), and trace amounts of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Each of these cannabinoids offers therapeutic benefit, and when combined create an entourage effect within an animal’s endocannabinoid system. Full spectrum oil is most effective. In these more Severe or advanced illnesses such as cancers, neuropathic pain, excessive inflammation and major stress. 

Still have questions?

If you still have questions about administering CBD to your pet you’ll find more information on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

You can also submit questions via our contact form.

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Disclaimer:

Please note, products we carry are derived from hemp, The products contain 0.3% THC or less and made with only the purest hemp oils and extracts. All products are to be used as supplements. You must be 18+ to purchase from our website. The information on our site is for general information purposes only. It is not meant to cure, mitigate, diagnose or treat conditions or symptoms. We do not offer any medical advice.

 

We recommend you should always talk to your health care professional before making any changes or using new supplements for both you and your pet. Caution should be taken when using any supplements with medications and if any undesirable side-effects occur, stop using the supplement immediately.