This is not only a great question. It’s the one we hear the most! And that makes sense—CBD is still pretty new to everybody, especially our animal friends. We’re all learning how to get the most out of it and just how much to give. Here’s our advice:
For both dogs and cats, a good rule of thumb is to start with 1-2mg for every 10 pounds of weight. The increase from there until you find the right dose for your pet.
If you’re using our CBD Oils, remember that they come in different concentrations. The amount listed on the label is the total amount of CBD in the whole bottle and not a per-dose amount. So, for example, one 30ml bottle of our 600mg CBD Hemp Oil contains 600 total milligrams of CBD, with each 0.25ml dose delivering 5mg of CBD, or enough for a 50 lbs. pup. If this seems confusing, don’t worry! Our bottles have dosage charts right there on the label and every dropper is clearly marked. Between the two, it’ll be super easy for you to figure out how much oil to use.
Our Peanut Butter + Apple CBD Infused Wellness Dog Biscuits come in a few different per-biscuit dosages. These yummy treats can be hard to break into smaller servings, so we recommend buying the per-biscuit dose that’s best for your own pupper and feeding them a whole one each time.
It takes about 30 minutes for CBD to start working. As a rule, our oils tend to kick in a little faster than our biscuits just because there are fewer ingredients for furry bellies to break down first. But there’s no difference in effectiveness between the two. Each dose—whether from oil or biscuits—lasts from 4-8 hours. That’s a big spread, we know, but the duration can vary a lot depending on your pet’s size, activity level, breed, and the severity of their symptoms. But as a good rule of thumb: older pups tend to take longer than younger ones to digest food.
Every dog and cat is different. They come in all shapes and sizes. That’s what we love about them! But it does mean that when it comes to CBD, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. It might take some experimenting to find the right amount to give your own fuzzballs. That’s okay—CBD is safe and natural, so no worries if your pet gets a little more or less than needed while you figure things out.