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Thinking About Giving Your Dog CBD?

What You Need to Know About Giving the Right CBD Dosage For Dogs!

By: Modern Pets

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It’s hard to deny the growing acceptance of CBD as an effective way to help our dogs with pain, anxiety, and seizures; however, with CBD’s surge in popularity, there’s growing confusion on the right CBD dosage for dogs.

We chatted with Chris Power, the founder of Healthier Pet, a company that specializes in CBD solutions for dogs and cats, and Chris recommends to "start low and go slow." Healthier Pet finds that the biggest mistake most people make when treating their pets with CBD is not giving their pet the proper dosage. See below for Healthier Pet’s easy to follow – CBD Dosage For Dogs chart.

He says “they have treated thousands of pets and have never seen an overdose of CBD and that there are no harmful side effects. The indications you have given your pet too much would be drowsiness or slight diarrhea.”

According to Chris, when you are sourcing pet CBD, you shouldn't base your purchase on a lower price point as the main buying factor. You get what you pay for in this market. You want to make sure your product is properly sourced from a reputable manufacturer to get the best quality product for your best friend. An essential checkpoint when you are purchasing CBD is knowing that it is lab-tested proving the consistency of each dosage you give your pet.

The dosage required can change for the condition being treated and Chris adds that certain conditions like anxiety, seizures, and cancer require different treatment protocols starting at a higher dosage and working backward. Chris welcomes you to reach out to him if you have any questions about treatment options and dosage.

CBD dosage for dogs  
Dosage Strength
Healthier Pet Tincture


Regular Strength Dosage

Every 30 doses 30 ml bottle contains 250 mg of CBD oil – A full 1 ml dropper contains 8 mg

For pets under 5 lbs start at ¼ dropper or 2 mg pets between 5-15 lbs start at ½ dropper or 4 mg pets between 16-25 lbs start at ¾ dropper or 6 mg pets between 26-35 lbs use one full dropper or 8 mg

Extra Strength Dosage 

 Each bottle contains 500 mg of CBD oil – A full 1 ml dropper contains 16 mg of CBD oil

For pets between 36-125 lbs. Pets between 36-50 lbs start at ½ dropper or 8 mg pets between 51-75 lbs start at ¾ or 12 mg pet between 76-125 lbs 1 full dropper or 16 mg

2x Extra Strength

Each bottle contains 1000 mg of CBD oil – A full 1 ml dropper contains 32 mg

You can contact Healthier Pet directly for dosage guidelines for extra-large pets.

As always, it is a good idea to consult with your veterarian when considering treatment options.


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By: Modern Pets
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