We have some controlled research to help guide us in dosing hemp and CBD products for dogs. 1-2 milligrams per kilogram CBD is a good starting point for most dogs. CBD Oil for medium breed dogs with full spectrum hemp for best efficacy for calming, supporting wellness, and mobility disorders. Easy to dose based on our chart and comes in two flavors: Bacon or Full Plant. Lasts 30-60 days for most medium sized dogs.
What dose of CBD oil do I use for my dog?
If you are wondering when and how to use CBD oil for your dog, you’re not alone! Luckily we have some controlled research to help guide us in our decision for dosing hemp and CBD products for dogs. (1, 2)
Based on the latest research about CBD use in dogs, we know that 1-2 milligrams per kilogram CBD is a good starting point for most dogs. Now, use the dog’s weight to determine how that might look:
Example: 45 pound border collie with joint pain. Divide 45lb by 2.2 and you get 20.45kg. 20-40milligrams of CBD would be appropriate.
To avoid conversion, you can use 0.45-0.9 milligrams per pound CBD. Multiply by the dogs weight (in this case, 45lb) and you will also get 20-40 milligrams of CBD per dose.
Importantly, you must know how many milligrams per milliliter (or bottle) is in your pet’s CBD product. Reputable companies should have mg/ml or total bottle mg count and volume right on the label. At VetCS, we make easy dosing instructions available on every bottle. Week 1 dose is 2mg/kg and Week 2+ dose is 1mg/kg.
Going back to the border collie, if you bought a 1200mg bottle of CBD oil and it’s total volume is 30ml, then that formula is 40mg/ml. We wanted 20-40mg CBD per dose, so you would give 0.5-1ml twice daily to help the joint pain. We often recommend the higher dosing amount (1ml in this case) for moderate to severe pain.
How often should you dose CBD? Research has shown that the half-life range in dogs given CBD oil is 3-4.2 hours. (3,4) That means dosing twice daily is best for your pup. However, when using CBD to relieve anxiety (car trips, thunderstorms, etc), simply dosing 30 minutes before an anticipated stressful event is all you need to give. For other conditions such as mobility issues, seizures, and decreased appetite, twice daily dosing is recommended to best help your dog.
Remember that dosing is dependent on condition as well. Dogs with anxiety typically respond to much lower doses of CBD (0.25-0.5mg/kg) than dogs continuing to have seizures despite numerous pharmaceuticals. In these instances, talking to your veterinarian is best with pets that are already on medications. Alternatively, our team at VetCS can help you determine dosing, just contact us by phone, email, or chat!
Medium Breed Dogs CBD Oil 1000mg Bacon or Natural
Effective and palatable, our 1000mg CBD oil for dogs promotes joint health, can reduce anxiety, and lowers inflammation. May be given directly or on your pet’s favorite food or treat. Best for medium breed dogs ranging from 20-50 lbs, for a 30-60 day supply. Made from single sourced Colorado hemp from farms that only use organic practices. Veterinarian formulated and trusted for canine health.
Curious if CBD is right for your pet? Call our veterinary team at
1-800-840-5730 or email us at [email protected] We would love to help you build the best wellness plan for your pet!
Our full spectrum CBD extract oil is produced in facilities compliant at the FDA level; we want to assure your pet is receiving the same amount in every dose, and every bottle. We have set the stage for transparency standards that is unheard of in the veterinary cannabis industry.
Dosing information: Refer to Dosing chart. Give by mouth or in food. Give AM and PM according to weight. For additional support, remain at the week one dose.