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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Fortunately, one of the most attractive features of CBD – for both humans and their animal companions – is that “CBD” and “overdose” are two words rarely used together.
The Cornell study based its CBD dose on how much each of the dogs weighed. This makes sense; humans are often prescribed medications in doses that will be most effective based on their weight, too. Whether a dog owner should exceed the twice daily 2mg/ kilogram CBD dose should be considered in consultation with their veterinarian. He or she might have relevant information about the individual dog’s overall health and the condition for which the treatment is sought.
CBD has been steadily gaining a reputation among people interested in improving their health and wellness because of its reported effectiveness in the treatment of a wide variety of medical conditions, from pain and inflammation to seizures, anxiety and sleep challenges. If these medical conditions in humans can be effectively treated with CBD, could they also be treated in dogs?
Can Dogs Overdose on CBD?
When considering the most beneficial CBD dosing, a dog owner may wonder whether it is possible for their dog to overdose on CBD. Fortunately, one of the most attractive features of CBD – for both humans and their animal companions – is that “CBD” and “overdose” are two words rarely used together. It is a generally recognized fact that CBD taken in large quantities will not cause an “overdose” for which any sort of medical treatment would be required because any excess CBD in the system is simply excreted. However, pet owners must take into consideration the fact that it is possible for CBD to contain THC. Of course, any amount of THC is not recommended for dogs, given its intoxicating and psychoactive effects. So, the question of overdosing – on THC – becomes one of product choice.
Research into the most effective pet-specific CBD dosage is becoming more common in the scientific community, with universities and the American Kennel Association working hard to obtain more information. At this time, though, no generally agreed upon standards have been developed. However, a 2018 clinical study from Cornell University used the CBD oil dosages of 2mg/ kilogram and 8mg / kilogram, twice per day for four weeks, for each dog during its research into the treatment of osteo-arthritis pain. They found that the lower dose was effective to increase the comfort and activity of the dogs, with no reported adverse side effects.
Over the last year or so, many pet owners who are interested in their dogs’ quality of life have begun to consider CBD as an option. In fact, these pet owners have been the driving force behind the creation of an entirely new segment of the CBD market. Dog-specific CBD products are widely available and include CBD-infused chewable treats and oils. Given the newness of CBD products for pets, it is understandable that pet owners might have questions about the most appropriate or effective CBD dosage.
CBD may be sourced from THC-predominant cannabis or from CBD-predominant hemp plants, which contain less than 0.03% THC. THC may be extracted and processed out of THC-predominant cannabis, but depending on the effectiveness of the extraction and processing methods, it is possible that some THC may continue to be present in the CBD. Hemp-sourced CBD is far less likely to contain any THC. Products made with CBD isolate are the purest form of CBD, most of which are 99% pure – a preferable option for dog owners who want to be extra cautious in ensuring that their beloved pets are not ingesting any THC.