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Rover's Remedy: How to Determine Safe CBD Dosage for Dogs & Cats

Dec 2, 2022

Rover's Remedy: How to Determine Safe CBD Dosage for Dogs & Cats

Next time you’re stocking up on your CBD gummies, keep your furry friend in mind! The benefits you reap from taking CBD daily can help your pets too.

Enhancing comfort and promoting relaxation – this is why we take CBD. And these are issues that are not human-specific. Did you know that your cat or dog can also reap the benefits of CBD? CBD, like melatonin, is perfectly safe for pets. But just like with humans, it’s best to know the proper CBD dosage for dogs and cats before giving the product to your pet. 

Humans are not the only species with an endocannabinoid system– every mammal on Earth has one as well! The endocannabinoid system is built to work with cannabinoids like CBD. CBD, which is the second most prevalent cannabinoid in the cannabis plant.

CBD interacts with the C1 and C2 receptors in your endocannabinoid system, which acts as a taskmaster for all of the rest of the body systems. Supplementing your endocannabinoid system with CBD can help your other body systems know when to turn on and turn off.

Because animals also have an endocannabinoid system, they can also benefit from CBD! You love your pet and want the best for them, so make sure to research the proper dosage before giving them CBD. 

Read on for more info about how to dose CBD for your pet, and if you decide to use CBD oil for your dogs or cats, use our dose calculator to find out the recommended amount. 

CBD Dosage for Dogs

Dogs can reap the benefits of CBD in many ways. Dog owners claim that CBD helps their precious pups with a variety of canine problems.

But how much CBD for dogs is safe? Read on for tips on CBD dosing for dogs.

CBD Oil Dosage for Dogs

CBD dosage for dogs can be given with a dropper, as seen here with this boxer breed dog.

To maximize your dog’s CBD benefits, make sure you are giving them the proper dose. A recommended starting dose of CBD for dogs is about 2 milligrams for every 10 pounds of body weight, twice a day.

For example, a 10 pound Pomeranian should start with just 2 mg of CBD, while a 100-pound Bernese Mountain Dog should receive 23 mg.

This recommendation is a starting dose. That means you should keep an eye on Fido and see how he responds to the CBD. If you do not see any relief of their symptoms after a day of the starting dose (morning and night), then up the dose to 3 mg/10 lbs of body weight the next day.

Continue this pattern until your dog shows signs of homeostasis (more active, less limping, more relaxed, eating well). Once you notice an improvement, make a note of the CBD dosage you were using that day. That should become your dog’s daily dose of CBD.

It is also just fine to only give your pup CBD on particular days where they might need more relief (a stressful visit to the vet or groomer, sore muscles after a long hike, etc.) Just keep the ideal starting dose in mind.

CBD Dosage for Dogs Chart 

Don’t feel like doing math? We get it. Use our CBD oil for dogs dosage calculator or read the chart! These figures are average, so if your dog falls between numbers on the chart, feel free to round up or down to the next dose.

Dog’s Weight CBD Starting Dose Dog’s Weight CBD Starting Dose
5 lbs 1 mg 55 lbs 11 mg
10 lbs 2 mg 60 lbs 12 mg
15 lbs 3 mg 65 lbs 13 mg
20 lbs 5 mg 70 lbs 14 mg
25 lbs 5 mg 75 lbs 15 mg
30 lbs 6 mg 80 lbs 16 mg
35 lbs 7 mg 85 lbs 17 mg
40 lbs 8 mg 90 lbs 18 mg
45 lbs 9 mg 95 lbs 19 mg
50 lbs 10 mg 100 lbs 20 mg

When your puppy is feeling anxious, you might start wondering “How much CBD oil should I give my dog for unease”? Start with the recommended hemp oil dosage for dogs (2 mg of CBD per 10 lbs of body weight). If you don’t notice a difference after an hour, give him another dose.

Quelling severe unease may demand a larger dose, and that’s okay. There is no danger of overdosing on CBD, so feel free to exceed the recommended dosage, as long as you spread out the dose and keep an eye on your pooch and her reaction to the CBD.

CBD Dosage for Cats

Cats are also great candidates for CBD treatment. You can help to balance your feline friend’s endocannabinoid system with a CBD capsule, treat, or tincture! The starting dosage for cats is slightly higher than the starting dose for dogs, but since it is weight-based and cats are generally smaller than dogs, the actual dosage will most likely be less than what your dog receives.

CBD Oil Dosage for Cats

The proper CBD dosage for cats can be calming, as it was for this relaxed cat beside a glass bottle.

The recommended starting dose of CBD for cats is 3 milligrams for every 10 pounds of body weight, twice a day.

CBD Dosage for Cats Chart 

Instead of pulling out the scratch paper, use our handy CBD oil cat dosage calculator! If your cat falls between numbers on the chart, feel free to round up or down to the next dose.

Cat’s Weight CBD Starting Dose Cat’s Weight CBD Starting Dose
2 lbs .6 mg 12 lbs 3.6 mg
4 lbs 1.2 mg 14 lbs 4.2 mg
6 lbs 1.8 mg 16 lbs 4.8 mg
8 lbs 2.4 mg 18 lbs 5.4 mg
10 lbs 3 mg 20 lbs 6 mg

The Best CBD for Pets is Here! 

Your pet deserves the best! And that’s why you should get their CBD from the most trusted name in the business – PharmaCBD. Our full-spectrum CBD pet tincture, like all of our pure CBD products, is made from U.S.-grown, pesticide-free hemp and safely extracted without toxic solvents. 

Our pet tincture is simple to measure accurately and easy to administer to your furry friends.

Give your pet the relief of CBD today! Purchase PharmaCBD’s pet tincture here.