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.
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.
Use our handy CBD Dosage Chart to find the perfect amount for your pup!
How Long Does it Take CBD to Start Working?
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.
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.
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.
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!
To recap, here are some final tips on how to get the best results using CBD for your pets needs.
CBD remains in our pets’ bloodstream for 6-8 hours after being administered to the gums, according to a recent study. Peak concentration occurs roughly 2 hours after administration, according to the study.
Consistent use is usually your best option for a successful outcome when using a full-spectrum hemp extract. This is especially true for pets with chronic illnesses. Many of CBD’s effects take place below the surface and may not be immediately apparent. While you may see instant advantages from starting a CBD regimen, the long-term benefits come with continued use.
If you are concerned about experimenting to determine their optimal CBD dosage for dogs, rest assured that it is completely safe. Several research studies have shown that cannabis-based medication is safe at even extremely high doses. In a safety study, dogs tolerated doses of up to 640.5 mg of CBD-rich extract well, with just minor side effects, such as diarrhea and lethargy.
CBD Dog Health tinctures for dogs, cats, and horses are designed to contain the average effective daily dose for multiple illnesses that each tincture is formulated to target in a single 1mL dose. This is a general guideline that works for most animals; but, based on the circumstances stated above, your pet may require more or less.
Despite the fact that Nina is four times the size of Odie, she only needs our standard 9mg CBD dosage for dogs, to feel better. Odie, on the other hand, requires 20mg, or more, to calm down during a storm. Because their endocannabinoid systems are not identically sensitive, two dogs with the same condition require a drastically different CBD dosage for dogs. If we had attempted to dose by weight, Odie would not be receiving the optimal dosage he needs, and Nina would be receiving much more than she needs, because of their individual health factors and sensitivity to CBD.
That’s because cannabis-based therapies are different from the western pharmaceutical medicines we have become accustomed to. All western medicines are isolated molecules with a single target. Cannabis-based therapies contain a broad rang e of biologically active compounds, all working in synergy with one another.
Administering CBD Dosage For Dogs
Contrary to popular belief, the size and weight of your dog have very little bearing on CBD dosage for dogs. The most effective way to establish dosage is to take into account each animal’s individual physiological condition.
There are instances however, where your pet may benefit from an extra dose outside their consistent CBD regimen. Additionally, for some pets, a situational approach is more suitable than constant use. Some pets only ever need to use CBD for a particular event, rather than everyday.