CBD Dosing for Dogs: Choosing & Calculating the Right Dose

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In this article, I am going to walk you through how to calculate a dose of CBD for your dog.

My favorite CBD product is HempRx by Rx Vitamins for Pets. For small dogs, I recommend starting with the HempRx Soft Chewz or the HempRx oil. If your pup is 20 lb or larger, I recommend using the HempRx Forte to save money. This version is twice as concentrated with over twice the volume.

Products with high levels of CBD are expensive.

For this reason, it is most economical to find the smallest dose that is effective for your dog. There are no industry wide established doses for dogs currently. As the cannabis market expands, more resources will be dedicated to research in optimal dosing for dogs.

Choosing A Dose

I start with 0.2 mg/kg twice daily and work up to 0.5 mg/kg or higher twice daily. The HempRx Soft Chewz for Small Dogs contains 1 mg per chew, while the HempRx Soft Chewz for Dogs contains 3 mg per chew. HempRx oil contains 0.5 mg per drop and the HempRx Forte contains 1 mg per drop.

It is safe to increase the dose past 0.5 mg/kg twice daily. Often for pain, seizures or severe inflammatory disease, I increase to 2-3 mg/kg twice daily. For reference, all of my animals are on 2 mg/kg or more twice daily. I definitely have the HempRx Forte in my fridge! If your dog tolerates CBD, the only downsides to a higher dose, is a higher cost. 

Calculating a Dose

If you want to skip the calculations, I have a dosing chart here. However, if you want to calculate the dose yourself, here is how.

Step 1: Convert your pup’s weight from pounds (lbs) to kilograms (kg). You can do this by dividing the weight in pounds by 2.2. Let’s start with an 40 lb dog.

40lb (division sign) 2.2 = 18 kg

Step 2: Multiply the number of milligrams (mg) in the dose by the number of kilograms (kg). If the dose is 0.2 mg/kg, you would multiply 18 kg x 0.2 mg to get 3.6 mg. I would round this up to 4 mg.

0.2 mg x 18 kg = 3.6 mg per dose, round to 4 mg per dose

Step 3: Use the concentration of the CBD product you are using to calculate the volume of oil you should administer. Depending on the product you are using, this is easier said than done. If you are using HempRx or HempRx Forte, it’s REALLY simple! HempRx has 0.5 mg per drop. HempRx Forte has 1 mg per drop. For example if you need to give your pup 4 mg of CBD twice daily. You could use 8 drops of the HempRx or 4 drops of the HempRx Forte twice daily.

If you are using another product, you need to know how many milligrams (mg) of CBD is in each milliliter (mL) of oil. Unfortunately there are a few companies that refuse to disclose this information. It is impossible to know if the dose you are using is therapeutic. For this reason, I don’t recommend these products.

Once you know how many milligrams of CBD are in each milliliter (ml) you can calculate the dose volume. For example, HempRx has 15 mg of CBD per milliliter (mL) of oil. If I have calculated my dose to 4 mg of CBD twice daily, I simply divide 4 by 15 to get the number of milliliters of oil I need to give my kitty.

HempRx has 15 mg/ml of CBD Dose of CBD is 4 mg twice daily 4 mg (divided by sign) 15 mg = 0.266 ml Dosing past one tenth of a milliliter is difficult. Don’t do it!

I would round 0.266 mls to 0.3 mls. For this volume, you could use a 1 milliliter syringe and draw back to 0.3 mL mark. If you prefer to use the dropper in the bottle, you could estimate a third of the dropper. This assumes the dropper holds 1 mL of liquid. For reference 1 milliliter (mL) is equal to a cc.

Is your head spinning with numbers and units of measurements yet? Feel free to post questions in the comments below!

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156 thoughts on “CBD Dosing for Dogs: Choosing & Calculating the Right Dose”

  1. I have started my 13 yo labradoodle on hempRx forte cbd oil. She was diagnosed with Cushings disease in early September, started on Vetoryl, and has panting and weakness /discomfort in her hind quarters. She weighs 36 lbs and I started her on 4 drops 2 times a day one week ago. So far i haven’t noticed an improvement in her discomfort and wondered how long I should wait until increasing the drops. Also when I do, should I gradually increase by 1 drop a day,-so 5 drops in am and 4 in the pm.? Thank you for your guidance.

    1. Jacquie Edie, Veterinary Nurse for BHV

      Hi Joanne,

      I am so sorry to hear that your labradoodle is panting and uncomfortable. I know how difficult this must be for you both!

      I think a week is a fair trial to see if your girl will respond to the low end of the dose range. You can certainly try gradually increasing her dose until you find the right amount for her. It is safe to increase by 1 drop twice daily, every other day until you find the lowest effective dose. It is also ok to start increasing by 1 drop each day if you prefer. If her symptoms are worse during the day, I would recommend giving the increased dose in the morning. If her symptoms are worse at night you could increase her evening dose. There is a wide safety margin with CBD oil so it is difficult to give too much. Some dogs take up to 5mg/kg. The main concern of course is the cost so we recommend starting at the low end of the dose range and work up until you find what works for your girl.

      I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions!

      Kindly,
      Jacquie

  2. Denise Gamble

    My dog has had wobblers surgery and a spinal stroke. He is 145 pounds and your dosing chart does not cover that weight. He walks about 85% normal and is 7 yrs old this month. I feel he could benefit from your products but am not sure which one. I know he has some inflammation and pain. I am not sure because of his size and the amounts he would need if I could ever afford it but if you have some thoughts that would be great. Thank you,

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Denise,

      I know we already touched base, but I wanted to follow up here as well! 🙂

      Thank you so much for reaching out! I am so sorry to hear the struggles your pup has gone through, and am also so glad that he has 85% mobility back. You are doing a great job.

      He’s a big boy! Unfortunately, the larger the pup, the more expensive the product. For large dogs, we definitely recommend the HempRx Forte. It is the same formulation as the HempRx. However, the bottle is over twice as big and it’s double the concentration (making it more economical, but also making it easier to dose!).

      The dosing we recommend is starting with -0.25mg-0.50mg/kg twice daily. However, you can go up to 3mg/kg if needed (however, we recommend finding the lowest effect dose). For a 145# pup, the 0.25mg/kg dose comes to 16mg or 16 drops (0.50ml) of the Forte twice daily. A 0.50mg/kg dose would come to 32mg or 32 drops (1ml) twice daily.

      I hope that this information helps! If you try the CBD, will you keep us posted!?

      Warmly,
      Claire

  3. Hi, I want to try this for my 13 year old King Charles Cavalier who has arthritis and wobbly legs and weighs 8.2kg but am worried about what type to give, how much, and the best place to purchase this from

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Frankie,

      Thank you for reaching out, these are all good concerns to have.

      It sounds like CBD could absolutely help your arthritic pup.

      For medium sized dogs, we usually recommend HempRx Forte. It is the same formulation as the HempRx, however the Forte bottle is over twice as large and is double the concentration (making it more economical in the long run and easier to dose!).

      Here is our dosing chart. For a 8.2kg (18.04#) pup, we would recommend starting with 2-4 drops of the HempRx Forte twice daily (or 4-8 drops of the HempRx).

      I hope this information is helpful! If you try the CBD, will you keep us posted on how it helps?

      Warmly,
      Claire

  4. We adopted our Pit Bull/ Mastif mix 8 months ago-80 lbs. He has serious vision issues and is partially blind in one eye. He is anywhere from 6 to 8 yrs old. 3 months after we had him he got Leptospirosis and was in2 different hospitals for 7 days- serious liver, kidney issues. He survived but has had periodic behavior issues since then. A day care facility which we had to remove him from thought he had a seizure after an incident of snapping at another dog. He has also been aggressive towards dog walkers who he was fine with before he got sick. He is absolutely loving and non aggressive with my husband and I but we have to find a place to board him periodically so we can assist in helping with 2 sets of elderly parents. We have had him assessed for training but training that does not appear to be the issue. We have spent ALOT of $ on this guy’s care and can’t afford any other diagnostic type tests. Might CBD help? What type or dosage?

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Jane,

      Thank you for reaching out!

      I am so sorry to hear about the struggles you are experiencing with your pup, and that a trainer wasn’t ablate help! I wonder if another trainer (second opinion, so to speak) may be worth a shot?

      We’ve absolutely seen CBD help with anxiety and other behavioral concerns. It would likely work best coupled with other therapies as well. For large pups, we recommend the HempRx Forte and our dosing chart is here.

      If you give it a try, will you keep us posted on how it helps?

      Warmly,
      Claire

  5. I have a bottle of CBD Hemp oil 2000mg/30 ml. I was told there is 66mg per ml of CBD. I have a dog who has severe anxiety when going outside and worse when he goes to the groomer or the vet. How many drops should I give him a day? Thank you!

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Jayson,

      Here is our dosing chart.

      The dose would depend on how much your pup weigh! The column on the far left of our dosing chart will show the MG dose that your pup would need to receive, twice daily.

      I really hope the CBD helps your pup’s anxiety. Will you keep us posted?

      Warmly,
      Claire

  6. Jennifer Bomhard

    Regarding dosage… Yes, my head is spinning a bit!!
    To be sure I have this correct…
    I just purchased oil that says it has 3mg CBD per serving and the serving size is 15 drops, so that would be 1mg per every 5 drops. My dog weighs about 80 lbs. If I double you 40 lb example above, I would be giving him 8mg, so 40 drops? That seems excessive. I should add that this CBD was purchased at the grocery store for human consumption, which would assume at least 150 lbs, I would suppose. Please help if you have any insight on this. Thanks in advance!

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Jennifer,

      Here is our dosing chart, which may help! For an 80 pound pup, we would recommend starting with 9-18mg of CBD twice daily. For the products with a low concentration, it can take a lot of drops to reach the desired dosage. I hope this helps (it can get so confusing!).

      Since the product is for human consumption, just make sure too that the product doesn’t have any extra favoring or essential oils that may be less desirable for pups.

      I hope this helps! Keep us posted!

      Warmly,
      Claire

  7. Lauren Pointer

    Hi there! Thank you for the helpful information on dosage. Do you think my 10 year old Yorkie who developed a murmur in the past 6 months, would benefit from having CBD oil? I hear it’s good for the heart for anti-inflammatory properties.

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Lauren,

      Thank you for reaching out!

      We’ve not used CBD as a snd alone agent for heart murmurs or heart disease. Probably the next best step is an ultrasound of the heart (echocardiogram), if you haven’t had this done yet!

      I hope that this helps!

      Warmly
      Claire

  8. I WOULD LIKE TO START GIVING CBD TO MY 14 YEAR OLD BOSTON TERRIER WHO HAS CUSHING AND SEVERE ARTHRITIS IN HER FRONT LEGS. WITH TAKING VETEROYL IS GIVING CBD OK?? OR SHOULD I STOP THE VETEROYL WHILE I TRY THE CBD??

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Sandy,

      Thank you so much for reaching out!

      We have not seen any negative interactions when giving Vetoryl and CBD together.

      I hope this helps! Keep us posted!

      Warmly,
      Claire

  9. I’m trying to figure this out and any help would be amazing! My German Shepherd has seizures and was told by my vet that cbd might help. Trying to figure out how much to give him. He is a bit over 70lbs (32kg) and I got a 30ml bottle of 1000mg. The place I bought it from said 3-4 drops 2 times a day but that seems like a lot?

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Chris,

      Thank you for reaching out!

      Here is our dosing chart! For your size pup, we would recommend starting with 7-15mg of CBD twice daily.

      I hope that this helps! Keep us posted on how CBD works for your pup’s seizures!

      Warmly,
      Claire

  10. We have a 12 1/2 year old 4lb Yorkie. She has issues with her hide hips, knees and a disk issue towards her back half. I want to start her on CBD. My question is: she had been on prednisone .5 mg for a year now. Once I start the CBD should I stop the prednisone? We live in East TN and I have not asked our vet yet, but don’t expect him to agree with CBD. This area is very western medicine. Thank you for your opinion.

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Jeff,

      Excellent question!

      We have not seen any issues when giving Prednisone and CBD together, so that’s great news for your girl!

      For small pups, we usually recommend starting with HempRx and our dosing chart is here.

      If you give CBD a try for your pup, will you keep us posted on how it helps?

      Warmly,
      Claire

      Warmly,
      Claire

  11. Hi, I have a 32 lb mini labradoodle that suffers from anxiety during storms and fireworks. I purchased 1000mg/30ml cbd oil and am juat having a heck of a time figuring out how much to give him. There is 1.7mg in one of their drops. Is 1-2 drops for the situation what I would be using?

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Donna,

      It can certainly feel confusing!

      We would recommend starting with 0.25mg/kg twice daily, which for your pup, is 3.5mg twice daily. So, it sounds like you could absolutely start with 2 drops twice a day! If needed, you could work up to 0.50mg/kg twice daily (that would be 7mg twice daily).

      I hope this helps!

      Warmly,
      Claire

  12. Hi
    On another reply, you state that for an 80 lb. dog, it’s ok to give 9-18mg of CBD. I use the 250mg strength and I tend to measure by drops. How many drops would that be? (I’m dosing her 2x a day)
    Thanks!

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Sandra,

      Good question!

      Are you using the HempRx or a different product? If you are using HempRx, then there is 0.50mg/drop. That would mean 9-18mg would equal 18-36 drops twice daily. If you are using a different product, it depends on what the dosing is in each drop.

      I hope this helps!

      Warmly,
      Claire

  13. I just bought a bottle of HempRX oil, and am wondering how to administer it. For my (55 lb) dog, I will to start out with 10 drops, 2x a day.

    Any suggestions on how to administer it? I tried putting some drops in a pill pouch, but he spat that out. My fear is that I’ll put it on food, and he’ll reject it (and I would have wasted the oil and the food).

    Typically I would inject something like this (he takes a prescribed liquid NSAID) between his cheek and gums, but trying to get the dosage from the embedded dropper (which would be between .25 and .5ml) is inexact, and I don’t know how successful I will be “injecting” it all from the dropper to his cheek/gums.

    Thanks.

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Todd,

      Great question!

      Usually the easiest method of administration is placing the drops directly onto your pup’s food. However, I understand your concern. One thought is using something very high value just for the CBD (something like tuna or chicken, something very novel).

      Some folks do have success administering directly into their mouth using the dropper as well.

      Will you keep us posted on what you find to be successful, or if you need more help?

      Warmly,
      Claire

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Fabianni,

      Thank you for reaching out!

      Here is our dosing chart. For a 35kg (77lb) pup, we would recommend starting with 9-18mg of CBD twice daily.

      I hope that this helps!

      Warmly,
      Claire

  14. Hello! My dog recently stopped going up the stairs and jumping up on anything. He’s almost 10 and i can tell he’s uncomfortable and I want to try this first. He’s about 15 pounds. I just purchased CBD oil to put in his food. It is 300mg and 30mL, 10mg per 1mL. Can you help me out please?
    Thank you so much for all this information! I just want him to be comfortable again and I really don’t want to medicate him with pain killers.

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Leah,

      Thank you so much for reaching out!

      CBD can be a game changer for our animals with arthritis.

      Here is our dosing chart. For a 15 pound pup, we would recommend starting with 1.5-3mg twice daily. So, it sounds like you could start with 0.15-0.30ml twice daily.

      I hope this helps!

      Warmly,
      Claire

  15. I have a 70lb. Dog and a 250mg. bottle of Pet CBD oil made by WI Hemp Scientific.
    The dropper has 4 Marking levels.
    25ml. /50ml. / 75ml. /and 1.
    How much do I give my pet?
    I’m giving him one half dropper once to twice daily for Acl Pain.

  16. I have an 11 year old chihuahua. She ranges between 3.5 and 3.7 lbs. I bought a bottle of pet cbd oil, for anxiety, 200mg cbd in a 15 ml bottle. What should her dose be?

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Amy,

      Thank you for reaching out!

      This is a great question. Here is our dosing chart. For your little pup’s weight, we would recommend starting with 0.25mg-0.50mg twice daily. Does your bottle let you know how many MGs are in a mL?

      I hope this helps!

      Warmly,
      Claire

  17. Please help! My head is spinning lol

    My dog is 75lbs and the CBD oil that I got has a concentration of 10.3mg/ml .

    How much would I give my girl per day?

    Thank you!

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Kim!

      Here is our dosing chart. For a 75 pound pup, we would recommend starting with 8-16mg of CBD twice daily. Based off of the concentration of your product, you would start with 0.75ml-1.5ml twice daily.

      Hope this helps!

      Warmly,
      Claire

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Lisa,

      It can get confusing!

      Here is our dosing chart. For a 75 pound pup, we would recommend starting with 8-16mg of CBD twice daily.

      Hope this helps!

      Warmly
      Claire

  18. I have a 13.5 yr old maltese who weighs 10.2 lbs and has an autoimmune disease called Evan’s Syndrome. He has been treated with prednisone for the last 4 months, but the side effects are starting to kill him. Hes experiencing extreme nausea and vomiting. We have lowered his prednisone to 2.5mg twice a day and started him on 11:1 of cbd with thc twice a day. We give him .5ml x2 a day roughly equaling 5.5mg of cbd with 1/2mg of thc. His nausea and vomiting has not stopped yet on day 3 of administration. are we giving him the correct dosage to reduce nausea and help with inflammation? Thanks!!

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Sara,

      I am so sorry that your sweet pup is struggling.

      We use CBD only products, so I’m unable to guide with the dosing your CBD/THC product. However, for CBD, you could even double the 5.5mg and see if this increase helps.

      Please keep us posted. Big hugs.

      Warmly,
      Claire

  19. Hey everyone, my dog was recently diagnosed with cancer and was wondering about giving him cbd oil. I’ve done some research and found out that I need thc as well. Just wondering on potency and how much is safe to give. He weighs 116 lbs

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Mike,

      I’m so sorry to hear about your pup’s recent cancer diagnosis!

      We’ve actually seen CBD only be helpful for cancer patients, and there are new studies emerging showing that CBD itself has anti-cancer properties. Great news!

      For large pups, we use HempRx Forte (the bottle is over twice as large and it’s double the concentration – making it last longer and easier for dosing). For cancer patients, Dr. Angie usually starts with 0.50mg/kg twice daily and works up to 1mg/kg twice daily.

      I hope this helps!

      Warmly,
      Claire

  20. Hi,

    I have a 7 year old English Golden Retriever with arthritis in his elbow and hip. He’s been on CBD oil, but I want to make sure that I am giving him the correct dose. He weighs ~90 pounds. We give him NuLeaf Naturals CBD oil 1450mg/30ml, which has 2.4 mg for 1 drop. Their pet bottle says if your pet weighs over 75lbs to give 8+ drops 1-2 times a day and the directions for use say 2-3 drops per 20lbs. So, is it appropriate to give our dog 9 drops two times a day?

    Thanks for your help!

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Renee,

      I am so sorry to hear that your pup has been experiencing elbow arthritis!

      We recommend starting with 0.50mg/kg of CBD twice daily. For your pup’s weight, this is 20mg twice daily. It sounds like that would be approximately 8 drops of the product that you are using! You could absolutely double this dose if needed!

      I hope this helps!

      Warmly,
      Claire

  21. I have a 5lb Chihuahua who is 15, slowed down and tail is tucked – confused by all the options out there – some say 125mg, to 750mg etc – how do I pick the right strength and can you over medicate ? How long on average does it take to see results for pain/aging in tiny dogs.
    Are there any risks or side effects ?

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Michelle,

      Great questions!

      For smaller pups, we usually recommend starting with HempRx and here is our dosing chart. For your pups weight, we would recommend starting with 3-6 drops (1.5mg-3mg) twice daily.

      How quickly you see results can vary! Often you can see results immediately, and other times (for example: more chronic conditions), it can take upwards to 1-2 weeks to begin seen results. It also depends on the dosing that works best for your pup – we always recommend starting at the low end and working up (ideally finding the lowest effective dose).

      I hope this helps!

      Warmly,
      Claire

  22. Hi. The CBD oil I have is 9.93 mg/ml. How much would I give to a 60 lb Chow

    I’m using Edison Cannabis. She is threatened by storms and fireworks

    Thank you
    Gerri

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Gerri,

      Thank you for reaching out!

      Here is our dosing chart. For your sized pup, we would recommend starting with 0.25-0.50mg/kg twice daily. This equals 6-12mg twice daily. You could always make it easy and start somewhere in the middle there with 1ml twice daily of the product that you are using (I am not familiar with Edison Cannabis, however we do offer nurse CBD phone consultations where we can compare products!).

      Keep us posted!

      Warmly,
      Claire

  23. Michelle Abracinskas

    Hi, my beagle has sore ACLs in both legs and the vet recommended CBD oil but it is very confusing. Sadie is 49 lbs and a year old, what would you recommend?
    Thank you so much for your time, michelle

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Michelle,

      Thank you for reaching out!

      For medium/large size dogs, we usually recommend the HempRx Forte. Because it is double the concentration of the HempRx, and the bottle is over twice as large, it is more economical for larger pups. Our dosing chart is here.

      We also offer CBD nurse phone consults, which you can purchase here.

      Will you keep us posted on how the CBD helps if you try it?

      Warmly,
      Claire

  24. Dr. Angie,
    Thank you for this great article! I am looking for some information on using CBD as a way to treat my dog’s situational anxiety during thunderstorms. I am having some difficulty finding if CBD is something I’d give him at the onset of his anxiety or if it is something I’d give him daily in hopes of helping with the situations that make him anxious. I’m not looking for him to be extra mellow or tired, just trying to find a way to calm him during storms. Please let me know how you would recommend dosing CBD for him. Thank you!

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Erica,

      Great question!

      We see CBD be a huge help with anxiety in dogs! People often use it as needed (prior to the stressful event) as opposed to daily. That said, it wouldn’t be wrong to give it daily either.

      For small dogs, we usually recommend HempRx and for medium/large sized dogs we recommend HempRx Forte. Our dosing chart is here. The good news is, there’s quite a bit of wiggle room with dosing if needed.

      If you try CBD for your pup, will you keep us posted on how it helps?!

      Warmly,
      Claire

  25. Hi, My 4 yo is 104 lbs. I bought CBD that is 18.5mg/ml. I’m from Canada so I just bought from the licensed shop and did not get a pet version. my vet recommended I not. How much of a dose should I be giving her? she has a torn acl and is on 6 weeks rest before we determine if she needs surgery. this would be number two for her.

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Kay,

      I am so sorry to hear about your pup’s ACL tear.

      Here is our dosing chart. We recommend starting with 0.50mg/kg twice daily and working up from there (if needed).

      I hope that this helps! Keep us posted!

      Warmly,
      Claire

  26. Hi there,

    I have two dogs with epilepsy that I want to use CBD with. Im a little confused with the math 🙂 The chart says for my 9lb shitzu to do 1-2 mg twice a day and my 12 pomeranian 1.5-2.5mg twice a day. However when I do the math in the article Im getting 8mg twice a day for the shitzu and 11mg for the pomeranian? What am I doing wrong? Thank you so much for your help!!!!

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Bryana,

      Great questions!

      Here is our dosing chart. Are you making sure that you are converting their weight in pounds to kilograms by dividing their weight in pounds by 2.2? For example, your 8 pound pup is 3.6kg and your 12 pound pup is 5.5kg. If you are giving 0.50mg/kg twice daily you will multiple 0.50 by their weight in kilograms to get the milligrams needed twice daily.

      I hope I didn’t confuse you even more. 😛

      Keep us posted!

      Warmly,
      Claire

  27. Hello, I have a human grade 30ml cbd bottle of 1000 mg of cbd with 33.33 mg per ml. My dog weighs 48 lbs how much cbd do I give him? I do not have a syringe but I can buy one if necessary. The dropper that comes in the bottle goes up in increments of .25, .50, .75 , 1.0 ml

  28. My beagle is 14 years old and is drinking and urinating every 2 hours. She was tested for cushings and has had blood work done. The vet has been trying to figure this out but has no answers. I started her on the paws chews givng her 1/4 chew twice a day at 10mg of cbd per chew. she weights 28 pounds. Does this seem to be ok. I have some hemp drops but she hates the drops cuz they are mint flavored. I don’t think hemp oil contains real cbd.. your thoughts

    1. Hi Cynthia,

      Good question!

      Here is our dosing chart! For her weight, we would recommend 3-6mg of CBD twice daily. So 1/4 of the chews that you are using would be 2.5mg (the very low end). You could definitely work up to 1/2 chew if you wanted or needed to!

      CBD is a derivative of the hemp plant! The HempRx that we carry has 0.50mg of CBD per drop.

      I hope this helps! Keep us posted!

      Hugs,
      Claire

  29. I did the math based on Forte for my 98 pound dog but I come up with 45 mg per dose which is way more than the Pet Dosing Chart indicates. Am I calculating something wrong? Here’s my math: 98#/2 = 44.5kg. 1.0mg x 44.5kg = 44.5 (45mg per dose). This would be 45 drops. The 90# weight dosage is 10-20 drops and 110 weight dosage is 13-25 drops. Please help. I’m confused!

  30. Hi, I’m terrible at maths and am totally lost with the calculations. I need it in simple terms, how many drops, how many times a day. I have an 8 year old American bulldog cross staffy who weighs 30kg, he has just been diagnosed with mast cell cancer (I’m hoping to of caught it early) so I have rushed out a brought a 10ml bottle of 10% CBD, 1000mg. I have no idea what any of that means though, please could you help me in terms of how many drops and how often.
    Many thanks
    Amy

    1. Hi Amy,

      I get it! The math can be confusing! I am so sorry to hear about your pup’s mast cell cancer – but I am hopeful that you caught it early too.

      For cancer patients, we usually start at 0.50mg/kg twice daily on day 1 and work up to 1mg/kg twice daily by day 3. For your pup’s weight that is 15mg twice daily on day 1, and 30 mg twice daily by day 3.

      Does the bottle you purchased have the amount of milligrams of CBD per drop? This is the information that you will need! If you call them, will they tell you? From there, you can figure out how much your pup needs based off of the dosing above.

      I hope this helps! Keep us posted!

      Warmly,
      Claire

  31. I have a 12 yo Golden Retreiver with mild seizures, unpredictable. I also have HempMy Pet CBD Oil with a dropper in ml. Danny is 94lbs: how much should I start him off at in ml? so confusing.

  32. Adopted a 15 lb bichon from the local shelter. He is very fearful. It is obvious he was abused during his first 3 years of life.(guestimate) I have some 250 mg cannabidol oil and am math challenged and cannot figure out the dosage. Please help. Thanks

    1. Hi Kay,

      The math can get confusing! Have you checked out our dosing chart here. For your pup’s weight, we would start with 1.5-3mg of CBD twice daily. Will the company/brand of the CBD bottle you have tell you how many mg of CBD are in each drop? From there, you can know how many drops to give your boy.

      I hope CBD helps! Please keep us posted!

      Warmly,
      Claire

  33. Hi I have a 20kg, 9 year old female German Shep and she is experiencing joint pain. I bought 100mg CBD oil that has 3.3mg of CBD per 1ml (15 drops). Please help and let me know how much CBD oil I can give her per day

    1. Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

      Hi Deidre,

      Unfortunately the product you are using isn’t very concentrated. For a 20 kg pup, I would start with 10 mg of CBD twice daily. This would be 3 mls of the product you are using twice daily. For big dogs it’s better to purchase a more concentrated product. For example, HempRx Forte has 30 mg per 1 ml of oil. I hope that helps!

      Warmly,
      Dr. Angie

  34. I am ” old school” and find these metric conversions from millimeters to milligrams confusing! How many millilitres of cbd can I give to a 95lb golden retriever.? To all math people, I appreciate the help. Please don’t ask me to convert….just need to know millilitres.
    Thanks

  35. Hello Dr. Angie my dog has been having pain and the vets don’t know what’s causing it now she been throwing up and literally falling over can’t breathe from the foamy substance that gets stuck we have tried so many meds and it’s getting worse I was told to try CBD oil I purchased the trublu the bottle is 250 mg the dropper says 1ml how much CBD do I give my 14 pound pug / Chihuahua mix how many droppers full 1 or half I’m not sure please help. Sincerely worried pet mom

    1. Hi Anika,

      I am so sorry to hear that your pup is so sick! Have you veterinarians made any further suggestions for diagnostics or plans to go forward? How scary!

      Here is our dosing chart. For your pup’s weight, we would start at 1.5-3 mg of CBD twice daily.

      Are you able to call the CBD company and ask them how many mg of CBD are in each drop? That information will be so helpful for you! Without it, we really can’t know how much many drops to give!

      Hugs,
      Claire

  36. I have a golden retriever that has cancer and is having seizers from it. I want to try cbd gummies or oil. He weighs between 50 and 60 lbs how much should I give him

    1. Hi Misty,

      I am so sorry to hear about your pup’s cancer diagnosis and seizures.

      Here is our dosing chart. On the far left, you’ll see the CBD dosing for non-HempRx products. This is the column for you! For your pup’s weigh, we would start with 6-12mg twice daily. Usually for cancer patients (at your dog’s weight), we would start with 6 drops twice daily on day 1, working up to 12 drops twice daily by day 3.

      I sure hope this helps! Will you keep us posted?

      Hugs,
      Claire

  37. Hi

    My 167 pound Great Dane has osteosarcoma. He has had amputation and is doing chemo. He also has mild Wobblers. He seems to feel good, and is getting around well. I am hoping CBD might fight cancer although I know that can’t be assured. Can you recommend a product and dosage for him?

  38. I am so confused for the dosage. My bottle is
    30ml/300mg CBD
    Then the back of the bottle says
    10 drops contain 0.5 ml and
    CBD 5mg.

    I am just trying to figure out how many drops
    For a chow chow. My moms dog is old and has arthritis and getting dementia. We are trying to see if this could help.

    1. Hi Misty,

      It does get a little confusing!

      To confirm, your product has 5mg of CBD in each 10 drops?

      How much does your pup weigh? For example, if your pup is 60#, our dosing chart would recommend 6-12mg of CBD twice daily. So with the low end dose, and using the product you have, you would want to give approximately 10-20 drops twice daily.

      I hope that this helps!

      Warmly,
      Claire

  39. Kimberly Baltzell

    I have a 95-100 lb Sherpherd/Hound/Pointer mix that suffers from epilepsy. He currently takes 4500mgs of Keppra XR (6 pills) and 259.20 mgs of Phenobartital (4 pills) daily and it is not working. He is still having seizures and they are lasting up to an hour. I’ve heard others have had success with CBD so I started doing some research on it. I would really like to ween him from the pills and only do CBD, but not sure if that will work. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Hi Kimberly,

      I am so sorry to hear about your pups seizures. I know it must be so stressful and scary when your pup goes through these long seizure episodes.

      For large dogs, we recommend HempRx Forte and our dosing chart is here. For animals on anticonvulsants, we usually start at the low end of the dose.

      I would definitely work with your pup’s veterinarian in regards to weening off of his other medications. If you haven’t yet added a veterinary neurologist on board, it may be a great addition to your guy’s team.

      I hope that this information is helpful! Big hugs.

      Warmly,
      Claire

  40. My St. Betnard is currently recovering from liver damage due to zomisimide. His current liver bilirubin was 1.1 as of last Friday. my question is how does cbd effect his liver

    1. Hi Tonia,

      This is a really great question.

      The truth is, we don’t know specifics on how CBD may effect the liver. There are very few studies published on CBD and dogs, but there will surely be more to come! That said, there is evidence that one liver value is effected (can increase) when CBD is used.

      I would recommend working closely with your veterinarian. If you do decide to try CBD, your vet may want to monitor bloodwork a bit closer.

      I hope that this helps!

      Warmly,
      Claire

  41. I have a Corgi ( not sure what other mix is) . He weighs about 50lbs. He has anxiety really bad when I leave the house at any given time.. He also doesn’t like strangers and noise. I got the CBD oil 125mg and the 10 drops it call for once a day doesn’t seem to quite help him. Can I increase his dosage ?

  42. My 12 year old lab/pit bull mix had a stroke and is now recovered ad well as he can , but he now pants and paces, not able to sit or lay comfortably. He is 52 pounds. Would you recommend a dosage please?

  43. I’m using CBD for my 15 yo Pom/Toy Poodle mix who has anxiety and poor appetite. All this in the setting of kidney disease (creatinine 1.8 in Dec 2019), and history of epilepsy on zonisamide 25mg twice daily. I’m hoping to take him off the zonisamide altogether and just use CBD for seizure control, anxiety and appetite. He seems a little more sedated using both of them at the same time. Would you say the 2-3mg/kg dosing is still safe in the setting of kidney disease, at least at this stage? Thanks so much in advance, I understand CBD is relatively new on the scene and most vets don’t know how to counsel clients on this!

    1. Hi Amanda,

      Thank you for reaching out!

      For CBD dosing, we usually recommend starting with 0.25mg-0.50mg/kg of CBD. How much does your pup weigh? Have you decided on a product to use?

      For small dogs, we recommend starting with HempRx and our dosing chart is here.

      There are a lot of ways that CBD may be of beneficial! We’d love ot hear an update if you give it a try!

      Warmly,
      Claire

  44. Hello

    I have a 165lb Great Dane that unfortunately has developed wobblers syndrome I am trying desperately to find the right dosage of a quality CBD oil. I have already purchased the oil I just need to know the correct dosage. EVERY dosage chart for dogs I have found online (including this one) falls short of the answers I need!
    * I have several bottles of (500mg) CBD oil
    * My dog is 165 lbs

    Every chart I find (does not) display the CBD strength 125mg, 250mg, 500mg, 750mg and so on ,then the correct ML dose!
    Every chart I have found completely skips the 500mg
    Can anyone clear this up for me PLEASE!

    1. Hi Mike,

      Good question!

      Each products total mg of CBD will be dependent. For example, with the products we sell, the HempRx contains a total of 450mg of CBD and the HempRx Forte contains 1800mg of CBD. The most important information, however, is how many mg of CBD are in each drop or ml (there is 0.50mg of CBD/drop in the HempRx and 1mg of CBD/drop in the Forte).

      The more concentrated the product, the smaller the dose you will give – which is mainly important for extra large breeds like your pup!

      Will the product that you purchased let you know how many mg of CBD are in each drop or ml? From there, you can calculate how many drops (or mls for your big pup!) to give per dosing. We recommend starting with 0.25-0.50mg/kg twice daily.

      I hope that this information is helpful!

      Warmly,
      Claire

      1. Claire

        Thank you so much for responding, unfortunately I am no clearer to understanding the correct dosage for my big guy. The bottle says it is 500mg so I assume that means it is 500mg per drop! I just don’t understand why this has to be so complicated.

        500mg CBD oil + 165 lb dog
        = how many drops per day????

    1. Hi Nicole!

      I would suggest calling the company and asking them how many milligrams (mg) of CBD are in each drop. From there, you can figure out how much he would need! We generally recommend starting with 0.25mg-0.50mg/kg twice daily. For you pup’s weight, this is 7-14 mg of CBD twice daily!

      I hope that this helps! Keep us posted!

      Warmly,
      Claire

  45. I have pure 1000mg CBD for humans, and I would like to give it to my old redbone coonhound who weighs about 60 pounds. Can you give me some idea how much I can give her to start?
    Thanks

  46. Karen Craver Stansbury

    Our 2 year old Bernedoodle has epilepsy. He experienced his second seizure today, after the first one just weeks ago. We are devastated, to say the least. Our daughter lives in Castle Rock and suggested cbd thc as an alternative to the phenobarbital recommended by our Vet in Texas. We would gladly pay for a telephone consult to get alternative treatment advice for our Riley.

  47. Hi i have a 13-14 year old border collie with some pretty severe arthritis/inflammation throughout her body. She is currently 28.20kg I have a 15ml bottle (150mg) of cbd that says 1ml=10mg / 20 drops = 1ml
    How many drops should i be giving her a day?

  48. We have a Golden Retriever who is started having seizures which possibly could be a brain tumour. I’m picking up some Charlotte’s Web tomorrow. Does 8 to 16 drops seem like enough if it turns up to be cancer?

  49. I have a 6 1/2 year old cocker spaniel, and he takes phenobarbital every day, but continues to have seizures. I have told the vet, but they don’t seemed concerned.. yet… he takes 1.5 pills in the am and 1 pill at night. I would love to try CBD in gummy form for him. I think I should contact my vet first, but what do you think? Thanks. Judy Gordon

  50. Our 14 year old pug started having seizures. Our vet wasn’t very encouraging when we asked about using CBD oils, but we tried it and for the past 4 months he’s only had a 3 episodes. Although in the past week he’s had 4 seizures. So we think we need to increase his dosage. We put him on CBD oil that is 0.5 mg per drop and we’ve been giving him 6 drops twice a day. Could you recommend what we can safely increase his dosage to? I tried to figure out the numbers and head was spinning.
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Heather,

      Thank you for reaching out! I’m so sorry to hear about your pup’s seizures (and recent increase in seizure activity).

      We usually recommend starting with 0.25mg-0.50mg/kg of CBD twice daily. However, you can easily double this dose if and when needed. How much does your pup weigh? I’d be happy to help calculate this dose for you!

      Big hugs,
      Claire

  51. My 15 yo 80 lb dog has severe arthritis pain. The dose only lasts about 4 hours and then she gets to panting and lip smacking and sometimes whimpers when getting up. When I give her another dose in 20 minutes she is ok again and even gets up and down without issues and wants to go out and walk. Will the more frequent dose harm her ??

  52. So I have a cbd that’s medical grade
    90 mg per tbls and its reasonable
    I got it from thehealingcowgirl.com
    But my question is your dosing is so low
    My dog has cancer I was told to do tablespoons then work up to 4 tbls that’s 360 mg way less than your 4
    Or is it because my dog has cancer ?

  53. I have a 8 lb yorkie that was recently diagnosed with congestive heart failure. My son bought some CBD oil at a local dispensary but I don’t know the strength or how much to give her. It is Lo Drops made by Hashishans if that helps? Thank you!

      1. Yes, as a matter of fact we have seen the veterinary cardiologist and she is currently on 4 different heart medications. She has syncope when she gets excited and I’m hoping the CBD will help calm her down a bit and therefore reduce the occurrences of the syncope.

        Thank you for your help,
        Jerryl

  54. What guidance is there on CBD use prior to anesthesia for spaying? I have a 10 lb Coton who has separation anxiety and so will try CBD chews and wonder how many days prior to surgery we should stop.

  55. Jeremy Anekstein

    Hi! My 70lb Shepard was just spayed and is on 50mg Rimadyl 2X a day fro 3 days. Can I continue to give 4-6 mg CBD Zen Dog biscuits while she’s on the Rimadyl?
    Thx so much.

  56. I have a 10 year old+ chihuahua that is a rescue so I’m not sure of her exact age. She has started having major anxiety issues. This just started about a year ago. I adopted her 8 years ago. She pants and trembles until she is removed from whatever causes the anxiety like riding in a car or from loud noises. For instance when the wind blows and she hears unfamiliar noises. These things never bothered her until a year ago. . I recently ordered the pet hemp oil 12000 MG. How much do you recommend I start giving her ?

  57. Hi there! I was wondering if you could recommend what I can give my 25 lb Bichon:/ Shitzu. He is 14 and has weakened ligaments in his front leg. He limps all the time even though he’s on medication. He takes Galiliprant. I was going to start him on the chews First question … is it safe to take with this medication. Also is this product thc free? If it is, do these products work just as good as the ones that aren’t ? Thanks so much for your time.

  58. Hi!

    I have an almost 2 year old labradoodle who is 80 lbs and is suffering from seizures. I recently bought a 40 ml bottle and it has 250 mg of CBD. I was planning on dosing twice daily but unsure as to how much to give him, any guidance is welcome.

    Thank you,

    1. Hi Sarah,

      I am so sorry to hear about your pup’s seizures. So stressful and scary.

      Do you know how many milligrams of CBD are in each drop or milliliter of your CBD product? We generally suggest starting at 0.25mg-0.50mg/kg of CBD twice daily. For your pup’s weight, this is 9mg-18mg of CBD twice daily.

      I hope this helps! Will you keep us posted?

      Big hugs,
      Claire

  59. My Boston Terrier was treated here in Westminster by a new vet to us. She had developed mucoid diarrhea. A blood test showed she probably had Addisons disease. $700.00 dollars later she is no better. In fact she is worse. She had developed what I thought was a seizure (5-6 times) and no real help with her diarrhea . I saw your site and started her on CBD oil 2mg twice a day. She weighs 28 lbs. The seizure activity stopped but the diarrhea has not. She now has muscle weakness and has trouble walking and squatting for urination and defecation. I am wondering what can we give her for the diarrhea? The vet we saw told us to stop the rice and boiled chicken as it does not work. What over the counter meds might help with her diarrhea ? Thanks for any guidance .`

    1. Hi Tom!

      I’m so sorry that after so much medical care, your sweet pup is still not feeling well. So stressful!

      It’s so hard to know what will help your pup’s diarrhea without seeing her and knowing her full medical history. What next steps is your veterinarian suggesting? Have you considered adding a veterinary internal medicine specialist onto your team?

      Will you keep us posted?!

      Warmly,
      Claire

  60. Hi
    I have a small chihuahua 10 years old and her has anxiety issues. Can’t even go for walk barking non stop. Or shaking crazy when eats like she is terrified from her food or when I want to pet her :(((
    I purchased 30 ml bottle cbd / mtc oil /500 mg cbd Contant on bottle .
    I tried to figure out her dosage but every website sais differently .
    Any advise ? Thank you

  61. Jennifer Hallett

    Rescued Two black lab mix(?)-male(2-3yo) and a female (4-5yo). Using another brand of CBD isolate that’s 500mg/ml of CBD. Wondering where to start with dosing For skin issues, anxiety and digestion as these are all tied together? Male is 69lbs or 31.36kg and Female is 90lbs or 40.91kg. Thanx in advance!

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