cbd oil for 120 lb dog

How Much CBD Oil Should I Give My Dog?

According to veterinarians, how much CBD oil should I give my dog? As a pet owner, you want the best for your furry friend when it comes to their health and well-being. CBD oil and Medible supplements can be a great, natural way of supporting the wellness of your pet(s). “How much CBD oil should I give my dog?” is a very common question we receive. With more and more customers researching CBD supplementation, it’s important that you understand the basics before making a purchase.

Here at Dr. Field’s Botanicals, we recommend a starting dosage of 1mg per 10 pounds of weight for your pet. Do not exceed 3 servings per day. Starting with a light dosage is encouraged and one can increase dosage until the desired results have been achieved. Order our Hemp Pet Drops (375mg) for a great starter sample.

Benefits of CBD for Dogs

Many dogs see improvement in the following conditions with the use of CBD supplementation products:

  • Moderate to severe pain
    • Including arthritis and joint pain (i.e., hip pain)
    • Including separation anxiety as well as anxiety caused from fireworks and other celebrations

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    What is CBD in a Nutshell?

    CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol. It is extracted from hemp plants or marijuana plants. Hemp plants naturally contain higher amounts of the CBD compound. Hemp naturally contains lower levels of THC compared to marijuana plants. CBD legally must contain no more than 0.3% THC. Its many health benefits and recent discoveries have helped scientests better-undestand the anatomy of all mammals.

    Dogs, just like humans, have an endocannabinoid system which exists naturally within the body. The endocannabinoid system is composed of endocannabinoids, which when stimulated by CBD, promotes homeostasis within the body. By promoting homeostasis within the body, it keeps the internal processes optimal and stable which helps keep us, as well as our pets, healthy. CBD has been studied to show the benefits it has on our pet’s health and well-being in relation to this complex, naturally occurring system.

    Now that we have covered CBD in a nutshell, how much CBD oil should I give my dog?

    Calculating CBD Dosage

    To answer the question of, “how much CBD oil should I give my dog?” it is important to understand how to properly calculate the correct CBD dosage for your pet. A good rule of thumb is, 1mg per 10 pounds of weight and to not exceed 3 servings per day. Starting with a light dosage is encouraged and one can increase dosage until the desired results have been achieved. Our CBD oil and medible supplementation product labels have outlined dosage information for your convenience.

    *Check on container for dosage.

    Important Factors

    Our products at Dr. Field’s Botanicals, are organically farmed and extracted in the USA. Our products contain full spectrum hemp extracts that contain CBD along with other plant extracts. The compounds in full spectrum hemp extracts work synergistically, bringing a more well-rounded, beneficial supplement when compared to single spectrum products.

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    It is important to consult your veterinarian before giving your pet any treatments. Also, consult your veterinarian if you notice your pet suffering from diarrhea or lethargy after beginning treatment.

    Conditions / Ailments

    With the use of CBD supplementation, improvement in the following common conditions and ailments may be seen in pets:

    • Injuries and swelling
    • Stiff joints and hips
    • Stress and anxiety
    • Epileptic symptoms

    CBD Dosing Chart – DOGS

    Weight (Pounds) Recommended Starting Dosage
    10 lbs. 1mg
    20 lbs. 2mg
    30 lbs. 3mg
    40 lbs. 4mg
    50 lbs. 5mg
    60 lbs. 6mg
    70 lbs. 7mg
    80 lbs. 8mg
    90 lbs. 9mg
    100 lbs. 10mg
    110 lbs. 11mg
    120 lbs. 12mg

    Types of CBD Oil for Dogs

    There are many different types of CBD oil for dogs available from local vets, pet stores, and online. However, unlike many of these emerging competitors, Dr. Field’s Botanicals focuses on the best quality possible. Our full-spectrum CBD extract is the key ingredient in our pet products. These compounds in full-spectrum work in synergy by bringing a well-rounded, beneficial supplement to your dog’s diet. Coconut oil, known for providing many different health benefits for dogs, is the recommended base for CBD extract. Shop our organic hemp oil products online!

    What Is the Best CBD Treat for Dogs?
    • Chewable – Such as chicken and beef flavored products.
    • Hemp Pet Drops – This product can be added directly to food (low calorie pet drop product).
    Shop Online Right Here

    Did you know you can buy CBD for pets online right here? Now that we’ve answered the question — how much CBD should I give my dog? — it’s time to start with the basics. Our holistic approach to botanicals make our pet products great for those interested in how CBD may help your dog. Start with small doses and work your way up to the recommended limit. Always consult your veterinarian whenever adjusting your dog’s diet.

    Not sure how to measure your dog’s dose of CBD oil? Try Medibles instead!

    CBD & Pets

    When dosing a pet for the first time with CBD we always recommend starting with a low dose and working your way up. Most veterinarians recommend that pet owners start with a base dosage of 1 mg per 10 lbs.

    120 lb dog = 12 mg CBD

    For smaller animals like teacup dogs, birds, reptiles, small rodents, ect. Dose them by 1 individual drop of a lower strength CBD oil (500 mg or less) Increase by 1 drop as needed.

    Always give your pet about 3-7 days of the starting dose before increasing dosage and monitor their behavior. After 3-7 days of monitoring them on their starting dose you may increase their CBD dosage by 1-2 mg as necessary.

    Dosing With A Tincture

    Put the oil directly in your pet’s mouth, on top of their food, or on a treat. Animals have excellent absorption in their mouths and do not need to hold the oil under their tongue like humans. Tinctures have a duration of 6-8 hours and kick in about 15 minutes, 30 minutes for full effects. Animals experiencing seizures are recommended to use tinctures for a fast acting absorption. If the animal is having a seizure and you are unable to squirt the oil into their mouth you can try rubbing the oil on their gums. For arthritic animals or animals needing all day pain management two doses during the day are recommended. One dose in the morning and a second dose around the afternoon time.

    Dosing with a CBD Treat

    We carry both cat and dog treats in 1mg, 3 mg, 5 mg, and 10 mg increments. Our 1 mg treats are catnip flavored for cats as cats are so small and need very tiny doses. For smaller dogs 5 mg or less treats should be sufficient. Dog treats take a little longer to kick in than oils. Allow about 1 hour of time to pass before you begin to evaluate how effective the dose seems to be. Treats have a duration of 8 up to 12 hours.

    * If your animal seems drowsy, scale back the dose. A side effect of too much CBD can be drowsiness.