Determining the appropriate amount of CBD oil for your dog can be difficult. To begin, the recommended dosages provided by each manufacturer can be quite different from one another because the oils they produce contain varying amounts of CBD.
It is also possible for the dosage to change depending on the ailment that you are attempting to treat. For instance, higher CBD dosing for dogs is typically recommended to treat more serious health conditions. In contrast, lower doses are typically recommended for treating occasional anxiety or general well-being.
In addition, you need to think about your dog’s current weight and any underlying health problems he may have.
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How To Figure Out How Much CBD Oil To Take For Medical Use?
If you want to use CBD oil for your pet’s health, for example, to treat arthritis pain or stop seizures, here’s how to figure out a safe and effective dose. Finding out how much CBD your dog needs in milligrams (mg) depends on his weight. It’s recommended to administer 0.20 milligrams of CBD per kilogram. The dosage for a 25-pound dog would be 5mg of CBD.
Then, you need to figure out CBD dosing for dogs based on how many milligrams (mg) of CBD are in one milliliter (ml) of oil. It will depend on how strong your formula is.
Here are some common formula strengths and how much CBD they contain (based on a 30ml bottle):
The formula for 75 mg = 2.5 mg of CBD per ml of oil, 150 mg = 5 mg of CBD per ml of oil, and so on.
So, if you have a 25-pound pet that needs 5mg of CBD, you would give him 2 ml of the 75mg formula, 1 ml of the 150mg formula, and 0.5 ml of the 300mg formula. We recommend using something other than the 600 mg formula on small pets because the oral syringe that most companies give you makes it hard to give 0.25 ml.
How To Give CBD Effectively?
On The Gums
The best (and least expensive) way to give your dog, cat, or other pet their CBD dose is directly on the gums. This method works best because the medicine goes straight into the bloodstream through the mucous membrane in the mouth.
If you put CBD oil on the food, it will take longer to absorb and will work less well in general. Even though it has been found that fatty foods make it easier for the body to absorb CBD, the CBD still has to go through the whole digestive system and filtration processes like the first pass through the liver. It means less medicine gets to the parts of your pet’s body that need it the most.
Rub Into Ears
If you can’t get your dog or cat to take a tincture by mouth or by putting it on their food, try putting it on the soft skin of their inner ear! It is not the best way to give CBD to dogs and other pets because it is the least bioavailable and takes the longest to get into the bloodstream. But some pets don’t like getting the medicine on their gums. You should put some oil on your finger and rub it into the area where the fur stops growing.
Every dog is different. There are many different kinds. That’s why we love them so much! But this does mean that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for CBD. Finding the right amount to give your fuzzballs might take trial and error. That’s okay. CBD is safe and natural, so don’t worry if your pet gets a little more or less than they need while you figure things out.