When first introducing CBD to your dog, the American Kennel Club recommends starting with whole plant hemp tinctures for pets, as these have over 100 cannabinoids including CBD and are the easiest form to adjust the dose. Since you’ll likely be adjusting the dose a lot in the beginning, this is an important consideration. Look for organic options only to avoid any toxins that non-organic plants might include. These should also be gluten and dairy-free for your cat’s ultimate health.
Our Top Choice for CBD Oil for Cats is Hemp Lively’s Hemp Oil for Pets.
How does CBD work on Dogs?
So how does it work? It’s based on science; the same science that explains how CBD works with man and man’s best friend, who have some biology in common. That’s because all mammals have an endocannabinoid system (ECS.)
What to look for when buying CBD or Hemp Oil for pets.
Good CBD oil for dogs should be made of premium quality hemp extract mixed with MCT Oil which is visible in its lovely golden color. Hemp Extract should be a Full Spectrum or Whole Plant Distillate that’s been extracted using the CO2 extraction method which is the safest and best way to do it. Embracing a whole-plant hemp product, believing the range of cannabinoids found in hemp (the plant contains more than 100 of them) are essential for unlocking the plant’s full power, is much more effective than a CBD oil with just CBD and no other cannabinoids. Make sure there are not added flavors and colors in the product.
How do I give it to my pet?
Simply, put the oil on your dog’s food in both the am and pm meals.
How much CBD should I give my dog?
Give your dog or cat about 1mg per 5 lbs. Remember that the mg on the bottle is usually the total mg in the bottle so you have to divide the total mg by the number of ml in the bottle to find out how many mg is 1 ml. Then look on a dropper to see if there are measurement markings.
TIP: In a 30 mL bottle, 1 DROPPER = 1 ML
So, if the bottle has 300mg in it and it’s a 30mL bottle, then 1ml is 1 dropper, and 1 dropper will have 10mg.
eg. If you have a 50lb dog, you’ll give him a full dropper (10mg per day).
It’s best to give your pet 1/2 in the am and 1/2 in the pm for optimal performance.
There’s no need to keep increasing the dost daily. Cannabinoids such as CBD stay in your system several days while others last almost a month. It will naturally build up in your pet’s system by itself.
Thanks for reading!
David – proud owner of my two mini schnauzers, Daisy and Gatsby.