A CBD Hemp Oil Dosing Guide For Pets

Posted on May 18, 2018

A few months back we introduced you to the benefits of CBD hemp oil for pets and told you a little about our MediPets CBD products for cats and dogs. You remember, we have everything from CBD Pet Oils to CBD Pet Treats to our fantastic new CBD Pet Spray.

When it comes to dosing your furry friends we told you to start small, that “things like body weight and size can all affect just how much CBD your pet should take.” And that’s true; you want to make sure that you don’t give your best friend too much CBD to start out. Moreover, you want to work your way up to an optimal dose.

Some of you wrote in, however, asking for something a bit more specific, especially when it comes to dosing your dog. Seeing as Medipets CBD tinctures come in three different sizes for dogs—small, medium, and large—you want to make sure that your furry friend receives all of the benefits of CBD for pets that they possibly can.

While we always recommend speaking with your vet, we can provide you with the following reference guide, which should help to clarify just how much CBD oil you should give to your pet. (Again, this is only a guide, and it is always best to check with your vet first).

Pet CBD Dosing Guide

The following guide comes from Dr. Robert J. Silver, a veterinarian who presents a tiered system of dosing, depending on your pet’s size:

  • Tier 1: 0.05 mg per lb of bodyweight
  • Tier 2: 0.125 mg per lb of bodyweight
  • Tier 3: 0.25 mg per lb of bodyweight

According to the Doctor’s recommendations, regardless of your pet’s size, you should start with Tier 1, using that dosage twice a day. After a week, move up to Tier 2 only if necessary, ditto for Tier 3.

Some Dosing Examples

The following examples are based on Tier 1 dosing, according to Dr. Silver:

  • For pets up to 25lbs - give them up to 1.25 mg twice a day
  • For pets between 25 – 50lb - give them between 1.25 to 2.5 mg twice a day
  • For pets between 50 – 75lb - give them between 2.5 to 3.75 mg twice a day

Of course, you’ll need to do some calculation on how many mg of CBD oil there are per drop. On average, Medipets CBD products have between .05 mg and .2 mg CBD per drop.

And remember, always start with the lowest dosage possible and work your way up. Keep an eye on your furry friend, and they should start seeing the benefits of CBD oil within a few days.