CBD Dosing Calculator for Pets
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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Using the Simple CBD Oil Dosage Calculator CBD Dosing Calculator for Pets
Many people have seen the benefits of CBD for pet health and wellness, and we’re sure your four-legged fur baby is going to love you even more for the purchase.
You may be wondering what the right CBD dosage for pets looks like.
The first step in determining the correct dosage is to check out our handy little calculator above. It’s pretty simple: in just three steps you’ll know the perfect dose, as well as what products we recommend for your pet.
- The first step is to select what type of pet you are looking for.
- The second step is to select your pets weight in lbs.
- Last, but not least is to select what level of dosage you wish to give your pet (Minimum – Maximum)
As you can see by the last part, figuring out the CBD dosage for dogs can be trickier if they are a bit on the bigger side. What’s nice about dosing CBD is you have a ballpark that you can work within, so even if your pup has put on some weight since his last visit to the vet, as long as you don’t exceed the maximum daily dose you’ll be good.
To determine the maximum daily dose, we use a limit of 5 mg/kg or 5 mg per 2.2 lbs. We increase this recommended maximum only when new studies emerge supporting higher doses. Please talk to your veterinarian about doses higher than 5mg/kg.
Figuring out the correct CBD dosage for pets will largely be up to you, as the owner. You know your pet best. Make sure to keep an eye on him for a few hours after you first administer CBD; pay attention to the effects it has so you know how to adjust the dose to maximize the benefits.
Besides just showing you the minimum, average, and maximum dose, our CBD oil dosage calculator will tell you roughly how many drops your CBD bottle contains, the concentration of your CBD bottle, and the concentration of the CBD itself.
Our CBD dosage calculator is a handy little tool that helps you improve your pet’s health.
Using the Detailed CBD Oil Dosing Chart
First find the Dosing Chart specific to the product and variant that you will be administering to your pet for example. PurCBD (Product) & 125mg (variant).
From there decide on what strength of dosage you want to give your pet: Minimum, Average, Medium, Strong or Maximum. If not sure, start with minimum.
- The Minimum dose is calculated based on 0.05mg/kg
- The Average dose is calculated based on 0.45mg/kg
- The Strong dose is calculated based on 1.25mg/kg
- The Maximum daily dose is calculated based on 5.00mg/kg
Find your pet’s weight on the left hand side of the chart and follow the grid to the right until you reach the desired strength you have decided on. When you arrive to the correct block it will give you the suggested drops to administer your pet every 6-8 hours (Note that ½ of the dropper is equivalent to 16 drops).
If your suggested dosage says to use another level of CBD find the respected dosing chart and start off with the minimum dosage for your pets weight.
Dosing CBD doesn’t have to be confusing. In fact, some of the best advice we can offer is to monitor how your pet reacts to CBD and make adjustments accordingly. Unlike many drugs, there is little to worry about when increases dosages.
Some pets react well to low doses, while others need a good bit more. We always recommend watching for side effects or abnormalities whenever changing dosages, but if you see your pet reacting well to a higher dose, there is nothing to be concerned about.
How Much Hemp CBD For Specific Medical Conditions?
These are some of the most frequently asked questions we get, and we have an easy answer for you.
How Much CBD For Anxiety, Epilepsy or Cancer?
Unfortunately the FDA does not allow us to recommend specific doses based on specific medical conditions. For additional help in managing your pets specific medical condition – whether with CBD or not – we recommend that you check out our blog section. Its full of research and helpful tips on the best ways to help your pet with their unique medical conditions.
What Happens If You Give Your Pet Too Much CBD?
If you give your pet too much CBD, you may notice that it makes them tired — where a lower dose may have given them a boost in their step. If you notice this side effect, there is little to nothing to worry about.
In fact, some pet owners purposely give their pets high doses of CBD to help with insomnia. Common side effects such as nausea or diarrhea may happen, but they are fairly rare and mild.
The one side effect of concern with high doses of CBD 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.
Your veterinarian will be able to help you monitor your pet to ensure that CBD’s relationship with the other drug is positive.
In many cases, a specific CBD dosage has led to a decrease in the other drug’s dosage with no increase of side effects.
Our CBD pet calculator will help you find the correct low and mild dosage based on your pet’s weight, and we absolutely recommend talking to your veterinarian first before doing this on your own. Last check out this article that explores the issue in-depth.
What’s Better For Dosage: CBD Oil, Treats, Capsules, etc?
If you’re looking for precise dosages, 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.
Another pro of the tincture is it’s fast absorption rate.
Besides those two factors, there are only a few minor differences amongst CBD products, which you can find out about below.
How to Dose with CBD Capsules, Treats, Chews, and Pellets
Our Hemp CBD Gold Capsules contain 5 mg each making them great for dogs 40 lbs and up. At this weight level, most pet owners find moving up the dosage in increments of 5 mg is effective and preferred.
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 the 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 working.
If they need a quicker onset of relief, we recommend PurCBD+. The thin tissue of the mouth makes CBD readily absorbable, and you’ll typically see CBD working within 10-30 minutes depending on how long your pet held the oil in their mouth.
Hemp Treats & Soft Chews
Our Hemp Dog Treats and Hemp Soft Chews are 4 mg and 2 mg. Making the treats fantastic for dogs 20 lbs and up. While our Soft Chews are great for small pets under 15 lbs and older dogs that have trouble chewing harder treats.
It’s surprisingly difficult to find dose-appropriate treats for small pets, so we knew we had to change that.
Like the 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.
CBD for Horses
Equine Hemp Pellets
While catered to riders, farriers, trainers, and large-animal veterinarians, we designed our Hemp Pellets in a way that makes them perfect for all animals that consume food in pellet form.
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. Remember this is just a guideline and starting point.
Your average CBD capsule formulated for humans is around 10-15 mg, and that’s what we recommend for a 350 lb miniature 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 Dosage Guide For Horses:
- Miniature ( 1500lbs) = 65 mg
Generic Hemp Pellets Dosage Guide:
- 1 tbsp = 25 mg
- ½ Tbsp = 12.2 mg
- 1 tsp = 8.3 mg
- ½ tsp = 4.15
- ¼ tsp = 2 mg
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.
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Cbd oil for dogs dose calculator
If you’re looking for information on veterinarian recommend CBD dosing, chances are that you’re either doing some pre-purchase research or you have already purchased your CBD oil and you’re wondering how much you should give to your pet. Either way, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading and we will dive into the nitty gritty details and tell you everything you need to know.
How Much CBD Should I Give my Cat or Dog?
This is a great question and hands down the most frequently asked question that we receive. If you’ve spent any amount of time browsing the web in search for CBD dosing instructions for your cat or dog – you have more than likely stumbled across SEVERAL different variations and calculations. Some companies instruct you to administer a full dropper a day, while other companies tell you to dose your pet every 6 or 8 hours without any clear instruction as to how much they should be dosed. Frustrating is an understatement.
The truth is that there is currently no FDA approved standard by which pets should be dosed. The Farm Bill that was passed on December of 2018 is what legalized hemp-based CBD in all 50 states. Unfortunately, prior to Dec 2018, hemp and cannabis were widely demonized and very few laboratories and college campuses were able to legally study the therapeutic effects of full spectrum CBD oil with all of its phytocannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids.
Naturally, since the FDA has yet to set dosing guidelines one would assume the second-best option would be to double check with their veterinarian. After all, they went to school for this sort of thing, right? Unfortunately, the answer to this question is not as straight forward as you would think.
Consulting Your Veterinarian About CBD Usage and Dosage Recommendations
One would think that our veterinarians, being the intelligent and caring professionals they are, would be able to help us navigate through the loads of conflicting information and point us in the right direction. Not necessarily. Even though the 2018 Farm Bill loosened the restrictions on hemp-derived CBD, removing it from the Schedule I designation, restrictions on the ability of veterinarians to discuss, recommend, and prescribe CBD for pets still exist. At least they “may” still exist. The laws and regulations, both state-by-state and federally aren’t exactly straightforward. Due to this level of uncertainty, this poses many liabilities for veterinarians with regards to disciplinary action or even legal action.
For example, in many states like Massachusetts, Oregon and Colorado, where marijuana (for people) is legal medicinally and recreationally, the practice of veterinarians discussing, recommending and/or prescribing CBD is still technically not legal – or at least it’s a gray area. Veterinarians run the risk of board discipline or even license revocation/suspension.
However, in 2018, California passed legislature called the Assembly Bill # 2215, making it legal for licensed veterinarians within the state to discuss cannabis for medicinal use in pets. Although, they are still not allowed to recommend or prescribe CBD. At least the medical community seems to be taking steps in the right direction – as slow as those steps may be.
Can I Mention CBD to my Veterinarian?
In short, yes, you should mention your thoughts on using CBD for your pet. No laws are barring you from asking questions about CBD and cannabis. You should feel comfortable bringing up this topic as it pertains to the health and safety of your sweet pet.
It is best practice to consult your veterinarian anytime you consider adding a new supplement to your pet’s diet. As they say, it is better to be proactive than reactive. One of the main reasons we recommend checking with your vet is to ensure the CBD will not conflict with any other medications your pet may be on.
A recent study published in April of 2019, indicates that high levels of CBD may lead to a potential decrease in liver enzyme production, which could prevent proper metabolization of certain prescription drugs. While research is still ongoing and not conclusive, it is always best to err on the side of caution and seek a professional opinion.
Some other minor side effects of CBD can include:
- Drowsiness, lethargy or fatigue: Pet owners commonly use CBD to treat anxiety. The calming effect of CBD can cause slight drowsiness, especially when using higher doses.
- An increase in thirst: Research has shown that CBD can decrease the production of saliva.
- Lowered blood pressure: High doses of CBD can lead to temporary drops in blood pressure.
- Upset stomach or vomiting
Overall, these side effects should be mild and dissipate as the CBD oil works its way through your pet’s system. In order to avoid most of these side effects, we recommend starting off with a low dose for the first two weeks in order to gauge how your pet responds to the oil. After that two-week period, you may increase or decrease the dosage as desired. Your ultimate goal is to find the “sweet spot”, meaning you want to find the right amount that helps your pet without overdoing it.
Part of the reasoning for the gray area with regards to veterinarians discussing CBD is due to the infancy of the industry and the current lack of regulation.
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