Trying to figure out how much CBD you should give your dog every day? Here we help you dial in on the right serving size.
Now that Medical Marijuana, Inc. subsidiary Phyto Animal Health creates dog-friendly CBD supplements designed for everyday use, one of the most common questions now coming up is how much CBD should be given to a dog each day.
While it’s a simple question, unfortunately there is no standardized answer. Here, we discuss why there’s no set CBD serving size and how to go about figuring out how much to give your dog.
Why Give CBD to Your Dog?
Dogs can benefit from the natural wellness properties of CBD supplements just like you. Like humans, dogs have an endocannabinoid system that interacts with cannabinoids like CBD. The endocannabinoid system, found in all mammals, is a signaling network that regulates the body’s natural functions, including mood, sleep, and appetite.
An efficient endocannabinoid system is crucial to your dog’s health and wellness. CBD, an all-natural cannabinoid found in cannabis, supports the efforts of the endocannabinoid system to keep the body and its many functions in balance by interacting with cannabinoid receptors found throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems and the immune system.
CBD hemp oil is also a great source of omega fatty acids, vitamins, amino acids, chlorophyll, and terpenes that dog owners may find match the nutritional requirements recommended for dogs.
With hemp-derived CBD supplements, you can provide your dog with the natural benefits of cannabinoids without causing them to experience a “high” or any other adverse side effects. CBD itself is non-psychoactive, and hemp oil naturally contains only miniscule amounts of the THC, far less than the amount needed for euphoric effects. In all mammals, CBD has shown to be non-toxic and well tolerated, making CBD supplements a safe option for your dog.
FDA Recommended Intake Vs. Serving Sizes
While you may be looking for a recommended “dose” of CBD in the traditional sense of dietary supplements, the fact is there is no such thing.
Dietary supplements designed for dogs are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The FDA considers all supplements for dogs as “feed supplements” and classifies them as either “foods” or “new animal drugs.”
The FDA, however, has not provided any type of recommended daily serving size for CBD in dogs, or any type of pet. To comply with FDA regulations, Medical Marijuana, Inc. does not list any type of Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of our own for any of our products.
The Right Amount of CBD For Your Dog
To help guide you as you decide on the right amount of CBD for your dog, Phyto Animal Health’s CBD oil supplements for pets do come with a “recommended usage.”
Phyto Animal Health’s Vitality™ daily CBD oil supplement contains 100 mg of CBD in the 1 oz. bottle and 500 mg of CBD in the 2 oz. size. Our THC-free Vitality-X™ CBD oil supplement comes in a 4 oz. bottle and contains 100 mg of CBD.
Each of these CBD oil supplements from Phyto Animal Health provide a recommended usage for dogs, which is two daily servings of 0.1-0.5 milligram of CBD for every kilogram that your dog weighs. For example, a dog weighing 4.5 kilograms (about 10 pounds) would have a recommended usage of two servings of 0.45-2.25 milligrams of CBD per day.
Ultimately, the amount of CBD you feel is best for your dog is up to you and your veterinarian. You may find that your dog responds best with either a higher or lower CBD serving than recommended usage amounts.
When trying to determine the ideal amount of CBD for your dog, it is recommended that you first begin with a very small serving and gradually work your way up over a series of weeks. This allows you to monitor how your dog responds to the CBD supplements and helps you dial in on the optimal serving size.
Get Your Dog Started with CBD
Phyto Animal Health’s hemp-derived CBD supplements for pets are available in the United States and in 40 countries internationally. Get your dog started with CBD supplements today by visiting the Medical Marijuana, Inc. online store and we’ll deliver the products straight to your doorstep.