What's the Right CBD Dose For My Dog?
If you've ventured to this blog - chances are, you're looking to make the switch from traditional medicine to a more holistic approach for your pet (go, you!) Given the new territory, you're probably a little unsure of proper dosage for your four-legged friend and that's totally understandable! We want you to feel comfortable when giving CBD to your pup. The great news remains that CBD is extremely safe and isn't accompanied by a long list of serious side effects, like many treatment options on the shelves.
One size does not fit all
Similar to humans, there's a recommended sweet-spot that allows for optimal healing without any unwanted side effects. CBD comes in various forms such as oil, spray, treats and topical products. Oil can be a little tricky to dole out but a spray is a great alternative because it can be cleverly concealed in your pet's food. If your pup is open to it, you can also spray right into their mouth.
With that said, it's important to note that the amount you give your pet is dependent on various factors such as degree of ailment and pet size. Just as a 6'3'', 200 lb man wouldn’t experience the same relief from an equivalent dosage as a 5'2'', 120 lb woman; the same goes for dogs.
Ways to Give Your Dog CBD Oil
When treating your dog with CBD, the most effective way to administer it is directly into their mouth. This can be a challenging feat if you have a squirmy, rambunctious pup. Overtime, many dogs will get used to the daily routine, but some might stubbornly continue to object.
This is where other forms of CDB such as treats, flavored sprays and topical remedies come in handy. These forms of CBD are still extremely effective and make it a lot easier for your dog to get on board. Further, there are additional benefits that can be enjoyed through the use of CBD products that oil alone would not provide. For example, our CBD rinse-free shampoo is not only effective at treating the list of ailments that CBD aims to cure but also helps reduce dry, itchy skin, tame hot spots and improve the overall health of your pup's coat. Basically, it's a whole lot of magic in one bottle.
When giving your furry friend CBD, keep the following suggestions in mind:
Zen Pup Recommended Dosage
Treats (200 mg total)
- Dogs under 10lbs: 1 treat daily (5 mg broad-spectrum CBD)
- 10-25lbs: 2 treats daily (10 mg broad-spectrum CBD)
- 26-50lbs: 3 treats daily (15 mg broad-spectrum CBD)
- Over 50lbs: 4 treats daily (25 mg broad-spectrum CBD)
Tincture Spray (250 mg total)
- Dogs under 10lbs: 1 spray daily (5 mg broad-spectrum CBD)
- 10-25lbs: 2 sprays daily (10 mg broad-spectrum CBD)
- 26-50lbs: 3 sprays daily (15 mg broad-spectrum CBD)
- Over 50lbs: 4 sprays daily (20 mg broad-spectrum CBD)
Shampoo (300 mg total)
Pump the foam into the palm of your hands and massage into their fur for a deep clean. Foam needed is dependent on the size of your dog. Apply enough to wash your pet completely.While there are various methods for treating your pup with CBD, take comfort in knowing that all of the ones we mentioned are backed by science and have minimal to no side effects. If you’re thinking about making the move to CBD for your pet, consider this your one stop guide to a happier, healthier pup! Looking for your one stop shop? Visit ZenPup to find all of the CBD products that your pet has been dreaming of - including bacon flavored CBD spray. That’s right, bacon flavored.