Tiny dogs have a super-fast metabolism!
They’re much slower.
CBD products for dogs come in 4 main forms:
1. Small (2-15 lbs)
The maximum dose for CBD for a dog of this size is about 30 mg per day.
In general, 2-4 drops taken two to four times a day are recommended.
Actually, regardless of the product you use, we always recommend following the dosage instructions that came with it and based on this, adjust the dose as needed.
It’s generally believed that a 1-3 mg dose of CBD is a good starting point, depending on the level of the pain.
CBD takes 30-45 minutes to start working. As a rule, oils tend to kick in a little faster than biscuits or treat just because there are fewer ingredients for furry bellies to break down first. But there’s no difference in effectiveness between the two.
Our Peanut Butter + Apple CBD Infused Wellness Dog Biscuits come in a few different per-biscuit dosages. These yummy treats can be hard to break into smaller servings, so we recommend buying the per-biscuit dose that’s best for your own pupper and feeding them a whole one each time.
If you’re using our CBD Oils , remember that they come in different concentrations. The amount listed on the label is the total amount of CBD in the whole bottle and not a per-dose amount. So, for example, one 30ml bottle of 600mg CBD Hemp Oil contains 600 total milligrams of CBD, with each 0.25ml dose delivering 5mg of CBD, or enough for a 50 lbs. pup. If this seems confusing, don’t worry! Our bottles have dosage charts right there on the label and every dropper is clearly marked. Between the two, it’ll be super easy for you to figure out how much oil to use.
How Long Does CBD Last For?
Every dog and cat is different. They come in all shapes and sizes. That’s what we love about them! But it does mean that when it comes to CBD, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. It might take some experimenting to find the right amount to give your own fuzzballs. That’s okay—CBD is safe and natural, so no worries if your pet gets a little more or less than needed while you figure things out.
Use our handy CBD Dosage Chart to find the perfect amount for your pup!
Each dose—whether from oil or biscuits—lasts from 4-8 hours. That’s a big spread, we know, but the duration can vary a lot depending on your pet’s size, activity level, breed, and the severity of their symptoms. But as a good rule of thumb: older pups tend to take longer than younger ones to digest food.
In many cases, your pet will tell you if it’s time for more. You’ll notice they’re having symptoms again, and you can come to the rescue with a dropper or a biscuit. They’ll be grateful when you do!
Below I’ll share some more specific info about CBD dosing for dogs using this brand’s products.
Before we look at the specifics about CBD dosage for dogs, it’s important to cover some basics.
Don’t Let These Formulas Scare You
1 cookie per day will be standard for most dogs.
Remember, this specific chart applies to CBD oil from Honest Paws.
If that still doesn’t work, you may want to consider shifting to CBD capsules or CBD Treats, which are available in a variety of flavors.