CBD Dosing for Cats: Choosing & Calculating the Right Dose

CBD Dosing for Cats: Choosing & Calculating the Right Dose

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Christina
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Christina

I have been using CBS oil for my 16yo kitty who is Janine weight, arthritis issues and some issues wi 4th h my roommates much younger foster he’s 3yo. It seems to be helping. My concern is proving I livre might sweetie and I am doing everything I can for him but I hace am extremely limited budget so $110 is crazy expensive I have found Pet Releaf cbd oil for less then half that. I realize CBD is having a moment which explains the price points but seriously I know there’s are other pet parents dealing with affordability issues… Read more »

Claire Primo, Veterinary Nurse for BHV

Hi Christina, Thank you for reaching out! There are so many CBD products out there, that it can be so hard to figure out which ones are quality, and which ones to use. When researching CBD products, we always recommend a few things. First, we recommend ensuring the product is organic and pesticide free. It’s also important to ensure the product has a guaranteed analysis. The other piece we recommend is finding out what extraction method they use. For example, HempRx uses CO2 extraction, which is the cleanest method. I hope that this information is helpful. Thank you for loving… Read more »

kathybardsley
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kathybardsley

Hi, what symptoms would denote a dose too high or a dose too low?

Claire Primo, Veterinary Nurse for BHV

Hi Kathy,

Our dosing chart here has a low dose and a high dose for weight ranges. It’s never a bad idea to start with a low dose, to see how your pet tolerates CBD. Then, slowly increase to a larger dose if needed (to find the dose that gives your pet the best response).

I hope this answers your question!

Warmly,
Claire

kathybardsley
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kathybardsley

Thanks —not quite, specifically, what behaviors or symptoms would indicate an over dose?

Claire Primo, Veterinary Nurse for BHV

Hi Kathy,

Since the HempRx has less than 0.03% THC, pets fortunately will not experience a “high”. However, like all supplements, there is a potential for GI distress (like vomiting or diarrhea). We don’t often see this, but it’s good to start on the low end in the beginning to see how your pet tolerates it.

Hope that helps!

Warmly,
Claire

David von Braun
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David von Braun

The one bit of information that is missing from the discussion is the percentage of CBD in the product being used. All things equal (like purity, amount of terpenes, organic, etc.) some products for Pets are 10% CBD, some are 17% CBD, and even higher. I would appreciate some information regarding this because the dosage of a 10% product will be half as effective as one that is 17% or 24%.

Martha Henry
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Martha Henry

I don’t know if my vet is allowed to discuss CBDs for my cat. Teben is 14 years old and has stage 4 renal disease. She is not eating well and I’d like to know if CBDs are recommended for feline renal disease.

Claire Primo, Veterinary Nurse for BHV

Hi Martha,

I’m so sorry that Teben was diagnosed with kidney disease.

CBD can absolutely help with some of the symptoms associated with kidney disease, and is a great appetite stimulant. For kitties, we usually recommend HempRx.

I’m not sure if you’ve seen Dr. Angie’s blog discussing Holistic Treatment of Chronic Kidney disease, but you can find it here.

I hope this helps! Keep us posted!

Warmly,
Claire

Martha Henry
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Martha Henry

My 14 year old cat has stage 4 renal disease and is not eating well. Would CBDs be appropriate appetite stimulant?

Claire Primo, Veterinary Nurse for BHV

Hi Martha,

I’m so sorry your kitty isn’t eating well. CBD can absolutely help as an appetite stimulant!

For kitties, we recommend HempRx.

I hope this helps!

Warmly,
Claire

Vince
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Thank you so much for this fantastic guide – good dosage suggestions are hard to come by and this article made it easy to understand! Now off to grab the calculator…

Jacquie Edie, Veterinary Nurse for BHV
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Jacquie Edie, Veterinary Nurse for BHV

Thank you for your comment. Glad you found this information helpful.

Marisa
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Marisa

My cat has pretty bad anxiety. She will over groom herself until she’s licked her belly raw. I have a soft cone on her now so those areas can heal. I just bought some cat cbd in a dropper. She’s probably right at 10 pounds. I’ve been just sticking the dropper in her mouth. She won’t take treats or human food. I also don’t want to put it in her food or water because I have another cat that doesn’t need the cbd. My question is how much should I be giving her? Is there an easier way to give… Read more »

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