Although, there are no official standard dosing guidelines for animals set in place, there are some general recommended CBD dosage guidelines you can follow. While it can seem like a task to figure out the correct dosage for your pet, below is an easy way to calculate exactly how much CBD oil you should give your cat or dog.
Dosing Frequency: To control discomfort, give every 8 hours or as needed. To control anxiety, give 30 minutes before the event (thunderstorm, fireworks, leaving the home, separation, traveling with your pet). For all other uses give twice a day.
Step 1: What you need:
Your pet’s weight in pounds (lb) and the concentration of CBD in the product you are using.
We will provide the concentration of CBD for Earth Buddy CBD Hemp Oil in step 4.
Step 2: Select a starting dose (mg/lb)
Dosage is calculated in milligrams of CBD per pound
Sensitive animals: Start with 0.25 mg/lb of CBD daily, in divided doses
Non-Sensitive animals: Start with 0.5 mg/lb of CBD daily, in divided doses
Maximum Usage: Best not to exceed a 1 mg/lb of CBD daily, in divided doses
Step 3: Multiply dose by weight
Example #1: Sensitive animal
Dose of CBD = 0.25 mg/lb of CBD, in divided doses
Weight = 60 pounds
0.25 mg/lb x 60 lbs= 15 mg of CBD, in divided doses
Example #2: Non-sensitive animal
Dose of CBD = 0.5 mg/lb of CBD, in divided doses
Weight = 60 pounds
0.5 mg/lb x 60 lbs = 30 mg of CBD, in divided doses
Step 4: Determine Concentration of CBD
Earth Buddy CBD Hemp Oil has approximately 1 mg of CBD per drop
Each bottle of Earth Buddy CBD Hemp Oil has the same concentration:
16.6 mg per 1 milliliter/dropper (20 drops) or 0.83 mg per drop
Step 4: Calculate Volume of CBD Oil Needed
Example #1 Sensitive dog
We need 15 mg of CBD
Earth Buddy has 1 mg/drop. Use 15 drops CBD daily, in divided doses
Example #2: Non-sensitive dog or cat
We need 30 mg of CBD
Earth Buddy has 1 mg/drop. Use 30 CBD daily, in divided doses
Step 5: How to Increase the Dose
Increase slowly the use by 0.25 mg/lb of CBD every 5-7 days
Best not to exceed a 1 mg/lb of CBD daily
For Best Results
The most important variable to calculate CBD dosage for animals begins with bodyweight. Adjusting the amount may be determined by the severity of the condition you are treating.
- For best results use the beginning dose and adjust accordingly.
- Every dog or cat is different, so results may vary with size, age, breed, and predisposition.
- The Organic Hemp Extracts are an individualized supplement and have to be monitored on an “as needed” basis.
- Start low and slow.
- Store in cool dry place away from sunlight.
These dosing calculations are for informational purposes only. Please consult a licensed veterinarian to see if CBD is right for your pet and to determine the proper dosage.