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CBD Dose Calculator For Dogs: Instructions
1- Enter the total amount of CBD in milligrams that’s in your tincture. This is usually on the front of the label
2- Enter your dogs weight in pounds.
The calculator will automatically convert the pounds to kilograms and tell you how many full droppers you should be giving your dog at least once a day.
How Did We Come Up With This Dose?
We didn’t, Cornell University did. Their study (which you can see here) was used in dogs with arthritis. This dose was found to have optimum effectiveness, even when more CBD was given to the dogs with arthritis. As you’ll see if you read that study, they administered two trial doses:
Over the course of 4 weeks, dogs were administered 2mg per kilogram and 8mg per kilogram of CBD
Although no side effects were noted with the 8mg/kg dose, it was a matter of being cost prohibitive to consumers. It seems Cornell wanted to study a dose that would be practical and that was already well-established throughout the CBD community. 0.5-2mg/kg was the most common dose people were giving their pets.
Well, the 2mg/kg dose had effectiveness, according to the results of the study. Dogs had increased mobility and less pain with that dose. They also published the following points:
It was noted that dogs eliminate CBD at a faster rate than humans. The dose above was given twice a day in medical trials so the therapeutic effects can stay consistent. However, for cost effectiveness, most people give this dose once a day to start and if they need to, they’ll increase it for their dog’s comfort.
Dogs (like humans) will absorb more CBD if it’s placed in food and/or the dog has a full stomach.
Because of this high amount of recommended dosing, we stay away from dog treats and instead only make CBD oil for dogs.
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