These are some of the most frequently asked questions we get, and we have an easy answer for you. CBD oil dosage isn't as set in stone for specific ailments. CBD is used to balance the body to homeostasis, helping the body work to heal itself. Each condition that CBD has shown to have benefits for is usually systemic, so the goal of CBD is to bring the system back into homeostasis or "balance".
How many MG of CBD For Anxiety, Epilepsy or Cancer?
Unfortunately, the Food and Drug Administration does not allow us to recommend specific doses based on specific medical conditions. For additional help in managing your pet's specific medical condition - whether with CBD or not - we recommend that you check out our blog section. It's complete with full of research and helpful tips on the best ways to help your pet with their unique medical conditions. Different conditions may require different dosage levels, so make sure to research your pet-specific condition.
What Happens If I Give My Dog Too Much CBD Oil?
If you give your pet too much CBD oil, you may notice that it makes them tired — whereas a lower CBD oil dosage may have given them a boost in their step. If you notice this side effect, there is little to nothing to worry about.
Some pet owners purposely give their pets high doses of CBD oil to help with insomnia. Common side effects such as nausea or diarrhea may happen, but they are fairly rare and mild. With digestive issues, it's usually the hemp oil carrier that causes the stomach irritation rather than the CBD.
Cytochrome P450 Enzymes
The one side effect of concern with high doses of CBD oil is its affinity to temporarily inhibit enzymes that metabolize drugs in the liver — grapefruit does this as well.
As such, if your pet is on a dosage-sensitive prescription drug that's metabolized in the liver, you'll likely want to keep CBD dosages mild or low vs. higher dosages.
Your veterinarian will be able to help you monitor your pet to ensure that hemp CBD oil interaction with the other drug is positive. With digestive issues, it's usually the hemp oil carrier that causes the stomach irritation rather than the CBD.
In many cases, a specific CBD dosage has led to a decrease in the other drug’s dosage with no increase of side effects. In effect , pet owners have been known to stop the prescription drugs all together and just give their pet CBD. This is all at the discretion of you , the owner and what you choose to give your dog.
Our CBD dosage calculator and dosage chart will help you find the correct low and mild dosage based on your pet's weight, and we recommend talking to your veterinarian first before doing this on your own.
What’s Better For CBD Dosage: CBD Oil, Treats, Capsules, etc?
If you’re looking for precise dose of CBD, our PurCBD+ oil/tincture is still your best option as capsules and treats will carry a one-size-fits-all dose.
However, this is not much of a concern, as even extremely large doses are well tolerated by most pets with no signs of side effects. This only will happen in special circumstances.
Another pro of CBD oil is its fast absorption rate. When administered under the tongue, it quickly enters into the bloodstream.
Besides those two factors, there are only a few minor differences amongst CBD products, which you can read more about below.
CBD Capsules for Dogs
Our Hemp CBD Gold Capsules contain 5 mg of CBD and 25mg of CBD per capsule each, making them great for dogs 40lbs and up. At this weight level, most pet owners find raising the dosage in increments of 5 mg of CBD is effective and easily managed.
Like all other forms of CBD, capsules typically provide relief of symptoms for 6-8 hours. In that time, you can administer more CBD if needed. Unlike oil/tincture, capsules have to pass through the digestive system before it's absorbed into the bloodstream, so expect 30-60 minutes before you see CBD effects set in.
If they need a quicker onset of relief, we recommend the CBD hemp oil tincture PurCBD+. The thin tissue of the mouth makes CBD readily absorbable into the bloodstream, and you'll typically see CBD working within 10-30 minutes, depending on how long your pet was able to hold the oil in their mouth.
CBD Dog Treats & CBD Soft Chews
Our Hemp CBD dog treats and Hemp CBD soft chews are 5 mg of CBD per treat and range from 1mg of CBD to 2.5mg of CBD per chew, depending on which specific chew you choose. Making the treats and chews fantastic for most dogs as you can break them in half for very small breeds. Our Soft Chews are great for small pets under 20 lbs and older dogs that have trouble chewing harder treats or any dog with dental issues.
It's surprisingly difficult to find dose-appropriate treats for small pets, so we knew we had to change that. That is a major reason why we have specific chews for mobility, skin & coat, multi-vitamins, and calming each with their own mg CBD to accommodate dogs and pets of all sizes.
Like the CBD capsules, treats will have to pass through the digestive tract before the body can absorb it, so expect the onset of effects to begin within 30-60 minutes. Feel free to break the treats in half for around half the regular dose if needed. For smaller dogs, this will also need to be done, as they can only handle a certain mg of CBD per lb, especially those under 10 pounds. Unfortunately, it is easy to give the very small toy breeds too much CBD.
Equine Hemp Pellets
While catered to riders, farriers, trainers, and large-animal veterinarians, we designed our CBD Hemp Pellets in a way that makes them perfect for all animals that consume food in pellet form. Within the process of making CBD we have created a pellet using the plant bi-product which still carries all cannabinoids from the hemp plant and we are able to use all our resources while limiting the waste.
Instead of making a large one-size-fits-all pellet, we broke up the large dose into mini-pellets. This allows goats, sheep, and even pocket pets like rabbits to benefit from taking hemp CBD.
Here is the guideline to follow when giving Equine Hemp Pellets to your horse. 1 tablespoon equals 25 mg of CBD. Remember, this is just a guideline and starting point. You will still need to trial and error with your horse or livestock as some only need a small amount of CBD while other larger animals may need a strong dose.
Your average CBD capsule formulated for humans is around 10-15 mg, and that's what we recommend for a miniature horse with a body weight of 350 lbs. Please note that this number is an example and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or mitigate for your mini horse.
If administering to a much smaller animal, you'll want to check out the charts "Generic Hemp Equine Pellets Dosage Guide" and "Hemp CBD Tier Dosage Guidelines".
Hemp Pellets CBD Dosage Guide For Horses:
- Miniature (<350lbs) = 10mg of CBD
- Pony (<900lbs) = 20 mg of CBD
- Horse (<1500lbs) = 50 mg of CBD
- XL/Draft (>1500lbs) = 65 mg of CBD
Generic Hemp Pellets CBD Dosage Guide:
- 1 Tbsp = 25 mg of CBD
- ½ Tbsp = 12.2 mg of CBD
- 1 tsp = 8.3 mg of CBD
- ½ tsp = 4.15 mg of CBD
- ¼ tsp = 2 mg of CBD
All in all, giving your pet too much CBD will just likely result in you wasting money. This often limits small pet owners to the tincture form, but at Innovet Pet, we were determined to not have that happen to you.
That’s why we provide Soft Hemp Chews that are appropriately dosed for small pets and easy on their smaller jaws. We even have farm animals and pocket pets covered with our Hemp Pellets.