The best advice we can give you is to start small and then ease into the manufacturer’s dosing guidelines for their specific products. Companies that formulate their own high-quality CBD typically give you very detailed instructions on how to dose their various products. But not all do, so it can be helpful to know how to calculate optimal CBD dosages.
First, you have to choose the formula based on your pet’s weight. This is the concentration of CBD in each bottle. King Kanine offers three formulas: 75mg, 150mg and 300mg. Each formula bottle contains 30ml of oil. (King Kanine’s CBD is suspended in krill oil, but the type of oil varies by company.)
Calculating CBD Oil Dosages For Medicinal Use
There are three major factors that influence the dosing of CBD for dogs (and cats).
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Choosing the correct CBD dose for your dog can be pretty confusing. First of all, each company’s dosing guidelines can vary widely because the concentration of CBD varies in the oils they produce.
An easy way to figure this out with any bottle is that you can assume that a 30ml (1oz) bottle, which is the size most brands sell, contains about 900-950 drops. For simplicity, we round this up to 1000 drops and we would still be 90-95% accurate.
If you have a 250mg bottle, then there is 0.25mg per drop, and so on.
How many mg are in each drop of my CBD oil bottle?
A full dropper is 1ml and contains about 20 drops. You can increase your dog’s dosage up to 2-3 times the amount if you are not seeing any results.
A full dropper doesn’t mean that the liquid goes all the way to the top. If you notice the dropper on the right, 1ml is only about 60% of the way up the dropper.
The general rule of thumb for a starting dosage for dogs is 1mg of CBD per 10 pounds of animal weight, twice a day.
Use our handy CBD Dosage Chart to find the perfect amount for your pup!
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.
How Long Does it Take CBD to Start Working?
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.
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.
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 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.