How Much CBD For Pets?
The short answer is, there’s a dosing range that is recommended to start at–it’s best to begin at the low end and base the starting dosage on your dog’s body weight. For our products, “Simply Hemp” the recommended dose is 10 drops (1/4 dropper full) for pets 25 lbs and under. 20 drops (1/2 dropper full) for 25 lbs and over two times a day. This may be given all in one dose or split in 2 doses every 12 hours.
It is recommended to start with a half of a dose for your pet’s weight. Then, every 4-5 days, slowly increase the dose by 1-2 drops until you’ve achieved the desired effect for whatever is being treated. Example: Pet’s under 25 lbs start with 5 drops then increase 1-2 drops every 4-5 days until you reach 10 drops.
Once you’ve achieved the outcome for your pet (eg. pain-relief, anxiety, etc.), then you’re probably done making dosage adjustments and you can maintain that level of CBD on a regular daily maintenance schedule.
Over time, adjustments can be made, up or down, depending on the observed effectiveness.
During the next few weeks your pet will be able to take more medicine without any noticeable side effects. CBD is not the answer for all pets. Some animals do better on it than others, just like people. For animals, the dosage must be adjusted to ensure that the tincture will be effective. When in doubt, err on the side of under-dosing because you can always slowly increase the dose and monitor the effect.
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