Charlie, or Char-Char, for example, is a lazy 25-pound orange tabby cat. He would have a starting serving of 5mg of CBD and can increase to 10mg if 4mg is not enough for him.
Other ways in which CBD can benefit cats is by helping with their:
Still, we can’t say for 100% sure because there just isn’t any long-term studies (yet!) to confirm our suspicions. We do know that CBD appears to be as safe for cats as it is for dogs . One project found large doses could cause side effects but said THC contamination was probably to blame. That same study also found that CBD was absorbed and eliminated differently in cats than it was in pups, which may mean modifying our doses for cats.
WHICH CBD OIL?
CBD oil for cats usually comes mixed with a few other ingredients to help make it more palatable and nutritious. Often times human or dog CBD is mixed with coconut oil. Unfortunately, cats can’t process the healthy fatty acids found in plants like coconuts (that’s because they’re carnivores.
That’s how CBD works. It takes the place of these endocannabinoids. When they aren’t delivering the instructions we need them to, or when the system is under more stress than normal, then CBD can help bring everything back to a state of homeostasis.
The more difficult the condition, the more CBD you’ll need. But start small and go up until your furry feline is feeling happier and calmer. A little less, or even a little more oil won’t do any harm. Dosing can easily remain approximate until you’re able to find what works best for your cat.
We recommend giving a dose of 2-4 mg of CBD per 10 pounds for cats to start. This is twice the amount we recommend for dogs, but don’t fret. Cat’s don’t have as many cannabinoid receptors as dogs so they need twice the amount to see the same effects. For cats with cancer or seizures, start with 4-6mg of CBD per 10 pounds.
Please note: Drop count has been rounded up for your convenience.
• For Large Pets Over 60 lbs.
• 1 capsule = 20 mg CBD
• Appx. 30 capsules per bottle
• Total CBD = 600 mg
In general, you would give a chihuahua between 1.5 and 3.5mg of CBD. On the other hand, in general, you would give an English Mastiff between 80 and 125mg of CBD. With such a wide range of dosing sizes, it is important to know your pet’s optimum dose and measure the CBD out properly. Continue reading to see how you can find your dogs optimal CBD dosage size.
CBD Pet Tinctures
REGULAR Dose: Daily health and wellness, boost immune function, old age, allergies, minor skin conditions, stimulate appetite, minor stress & anxiety, digestive issues & nausea, moderate arthritis & joint inflammation, minor aches, and pains.
• For Large Pets Over 60 lbs.
• Bottle Size: 30ml / 1 oz.
• 1 drop = 0.66 mg CBD
• Appx. 900 drops per bottle
As you can see in general cats will need far smaller CBD dosage sizes than dogs need. The main reason is CBD dosage is primarily based on body weight. So in order to find out the amount of CBD you should give your cat, you must weigh it. Getting the exact weight is important. If you are off by 5LBS it could mean the difference between giving your cat too little CBD or too much CBD. You want to give your cat just the right amount of CBD, this is known as the “optimal dose”. Continue reading to find how to determine your cats optimum CBD dosage size.
Dosing Frequency: To control pain and inflammation, give every 8 hours or as needed. To control anxiety, give 30 minutes before the event (thunderstorm, fireworks, leaving the home, separation, traveling with your pet). For all other uses give once to twice a day.