How to Measure the Correct CBD Dosage for Dogs

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Cannanine is veteran-owned and was founded in 2018 by animal lovers and dog parents Marshall Morris and Justin Palmer.

Justin and Marshall saw the positive impact of CBD on their rescue dogs’ health and decided to produce safe, high-quality CBD products for pet owners.

Regardless of the breed or size of your dog, your furry friend will benefit from hemp oil CBD usage.

The CBD dosage recommendations presented here are helpful for most domestic canines’ health conditions.

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A large dog will enjoy relief from chronic pain, and a small anxious dog will become calmer when using cannabidiol-based products.

Cannanine hemp plant-derived CBD products such as CBD oil tinctures, CBD soft chews, CBD baked treats, and CBD topical cream are vet-approved and certified as safe for pets.

Three Important Considerations

There are three important considerations to have in mind when calculating the CBD dosage for your pet:

  • The CBD product.
  • The CBD product variant.
  • Your dog’s ailment.

The CBD Product

Calculating the CBD dosage for your dog depends on the CBD product you choose.

For example, Cannanine CBD is sold in four easy to administer options:

  • CBD oil tincture
  • Soft CBD chew
  • Baked CBD treat
  • Topical CBD cream

Unlike a CBD cream or CBD itching spray—which are topically applied as needed—liquid and solid CBD products differ in the manner in which the CBD dosage is calculated.

Research shows that orally administered CBD oil tinctures are best absorbed and have higher bioavailability compared to CBD capsules, soft chews treats, creams or sprays.

The CBD Product Variant

The CBD product variant is a fancy way of saying, “The sum total of CBD milligrams in a package.”

One brand’s CBD soft chews may contain 2 mg of CBD per soft chew, while its competitors product may contain 5 mg of CBD per soft chew, with each brand having a sum total of 200 mg of CBD per bag of soft chews.

Therefore, although the CBD measuring formulas provided here have Cannanine products in mind, the premise remains the same.

Your Dogs Ailment

Your dog’s ailment ultimately determines the strength of CBD you administer.

The CBD dosage you give your dog can be minimum strength, regular (medium), or strong.

The formulas provided in this guide are based on regular strength doses.

The more chronically ill your pet is, the greater the dosage strength you’ll need to use.

A dog receiving chemo might need to use the maximum dosage, therefore, you should adjust the CBD oil dosage depending on the dog’s reaction to the initial dose.

It is always advisable that you start with a conservative dose and increase gradually.

How Much CBD Oil Should My Dog Use?

As previously stated, CBD oil tincture dosage calculations vary due to CBD potency and packaging.

For example, Cannanine CBD oil is available in 250 mg, 500 mg, and 1000 mg bottles.

It’s not advisable for you to buy your six-pound Chihuahua the 1,000 mg bottle of oil because the CBD potency in each drop—1.68 mg per drop―exceeds the regular dose for a wee Chihuahua.

To give your six-pound Chihuahua a regular strength dose of CBD from a 1,000 mg bottle of CBD oil, you’d need to administer 0.89 drops―less than one drop―or 0.05 ml of CBD oil.

Therefore, the 250 mg bottle―with 0.42 mg per drop―is best suited for a 6 lb dog.

The simple reason being that, when using a dropper, it’s easier to measure a regular dose of 0.17 ml (250 mg) as compared to 0.05 ml (1,000 mg).

Regular Dose Recommendations for CBD Oil Tincture Administration

The regular dose recommendations for CBD oil tincture administration for all dog sizes are as follows.

A regular dose is calculated as: 0.25 mg X 1 lb of body-weight.

Small Dog

For a small dog (under 30 lb – over 60 lb):

  • Use the 250 mg bottle (30 ml/1 fl. oz.).
  • 1 drop = 0.42 mg of CBD per drop.
  • A full dropper (1 ml) contains 20 drops and 8.40 mg of CBD.

Medium-Sized Dog

For a medium dog (under 30 lb – over 75 lb):

  • Use the 500 mg bottle (30 ml/1 fl. oz.).
  • 1 drop = 0.84 mg of CBD per drop.
  • A full dropper (1 ml) contains 20 drops and 16.80 mg of CBD.

Large Dog

For a large dog (60lbs and over):

  • Use the 1000 mg bottle (30 ml/1 fl. oz.).
  • 1 drop = 1.68 mg of CBD per drop.
  • A full dropper (1 ml) contains 20 drops and 33.60 mg of CBD.
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Cannanine™ Ultra-Premium Full Spectrum Hemp CBD Oil For Dogs (1000 mg)

CBD Oil Dosage Formulas for Different Dog Sizes

The following CBD oil dosage formulas for different will help a dog owner understand the basic concepts behind CBD doses.

Please note that all results should be rounded upwards or downwards to simplify administration.

Small Dog CBD Oil Formula

For example: For a small dog who weighs 20 lb, the 250 mg bottle is recommended. The formula is:

  • 20 lb X 0.25 mg = 5 mg
  • 1 drop in a 250 mg bottle contains 0.42 mg of CBD
  • 5 mg ÷ 0.42 mg/drop = 11.90 drops

Full dropper calculation:

  • 1 ml = 20 drops
  • Find how many ml  = 11.90 drops
  • 11.90 ÷ 20 = 0.595 ml or 0.60 ml

Recommended dosage: You’ll need 10-12 drops (around 0.50 ml to 0.60 ml) for a 20 lb dog every 12 hours (regular dose).

Medium-Sized Dog CBD Oil Formula

For example: For a medium-sized dog who weighs 60 lb, the 500 mg bottle is recommended. The formula is:

  • 60 lb X 0.25 mg = 15 mg
  • 1 drop in a 500 mg bottle contains 0.84 mg of CBD
  • 15 mg ÷ 0.84 mg/drop = 17.86 drops

Full dropper calculation:

  • 1 ml = 20 drops
  • Find how many ml = 17.86 drops
  • 17.86 ÷ 20 = 0.893 ml or 0.90 ml

Recommended dosage: You’ll need 15-18 drops (around 0.75 ml to 0.90 ml) for a 60 lb dog every 12 hours (regular dose).

Large Dog CBD Oil Formula

For example: For a large dog who weighs 110 lb, the 1,000 mg bottle is recommended. The formula is:

  • 110 lb X 0.25 mg = 27.50 mg
  • 1 drop in a 1,000 mg bottle contains 1.68 mg of CBD
  • 27.5 mg ÷ 1.68 mg/drop = 16.37 drops

Full dropper calculation:

  • 1 ml = 20 drops
  • Find how many ml =  16.37 drops
  • 16.37 ÷ 20 = 0.818 ml or 0.82 ml

Recommended dosage: You’ll need 16 – 20 drops (around 0.82 ml to 1 ml) for a 110 lb dog every 12 hours (regular dose).

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04/08/2021

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Cannanine CBD Oil Dosing Charts

The Cannanine CBD Oil Dosing Charts makes finding the proper CBD dosage that much more convenient. Some brands will provide an automatic dosage calculator.

To find out how much CBD oil you should give your dog, follow the four steps below:

  1. Weigh your dog to establish its body weight in pounds (lb).
  2. Select the milligram that’s appropriate for your pet’s size and weight in the Cannanine Dosing Chart option below.
    For example: For small dogs to medium-sized dogs that are 6–31 lb in weight, you should use the 250 mg Dosing Chart.
  3. Locate the row featuring your dog’s weight range. The last column of the row will tell you the number of CBD drops to administer every 12 hours.
  4. Regardless of the CBD product or brand you use, always follow the manufacturer’s dosing guidelines found on the label.
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Cannanine 250 mg

Administer Cannanine 250 mg once or twice daily. We recommend spacing doses out by 12 hours. If desired, increase dosing slowly for best results. Each drop contains 0.42 mg of CBD. Each full dropper contains 8.40 mg of CBD.

Small–Medium-Sized Dogs
Weight Full Droppers (1 ml) CBD in mg Drops
Under 30 lb 0.50 ml 4.20 mg 10
30 – 60 lb 1 ml 8.40 mg 20
Over 60 lb 1.50 ml 12.60 mg 30
Cannanine™ Ultra-Premium Full Spectrum Hemp CBD Oil For Dogs (500mg)

Cannanine 500 mg

Administer Cannanine 500 mg once or twice daily. We recommend spacing doses out by 12 hours. If desired, increase dosing slowly for best results. Each drop contains 0.84 mg of CBD. Each full dropper contains 16.80 mg of CBD.

Small–Medium-Sized–Large Dogs
Weight Full Droppers (1 ml) CBD in mg Drops
Under 30 lb 0.25 ml 4.20 mg 5
30 – 50 lb 0.50 ml 8.40 mg 10
51 – 75 lb 0.75 ml 12.60 mg 15
Over 75 lb 1 ml 16.80 mg 20
Cannanine™ Ultra-Premium Full Spectrum Hemp CBD Oil For Dogs

Cannanine 1000 mg

Administer Cannanine 1000 mg once or twice daily. We recommend spacing doses out by 12 hours. If desired, increase dosing slowly for best results. Each drop contains 1.68 mg of CBD. Each full dropper contains 33.60 mg of CBD.

Medium-Sized–Huge Dogs
Weight Full Droppers (1 ml) CBD in mg Drops
50 – 75 lb 0.50 ml 16.80 mg 10
76 – 105 lb 0.75 ml 25.50 mg 15
Over 105 lb 1 ml 33.60 mg 20

CBD Soft Chews Dosage Formulas

The CBD soft chews dosage formulas provided here can be adjusted according to your dog’s reaction to the initial dose.

Cannanine has CBD soft chews that come in a bacon flavor.

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Each 5.29 oz. (150 g) jar has around 60 soft chews, and each chew contains 5 mg of CBD — a total of 300 mg of CBD in a jar.

In general, one CBD soft chew every 12 hours for every 30 lb of body weight is ideal.

Small Dog Soft Chews Formula

For your small dog who weighs 20 lb:

  • 20 lb X 0.25 mg = 5 mg
  • 1 soft chew in a 150 g jar contains 5 mg of CBD
  • 5 mg ÷ 5 mg/chew = 1 chew

Recommended dosage: You’ll need 1 soft chew for a 20 lb dog every 12 hours (regular dose).

Medium-Sized Dog Soft Chews Formula

For your medium-sized dog who weighs 60lbs:

  • 60 lb X 0.25 mg = 15 mg
  • 1 soft chew in a 150 g jar contains 5 mg of CBD
  • 15 mg ÷ 5 mg/chew = 3 chews

Recommended dosage: You’ll need 3 soft chews for a 60 lb dog every 12 hours (regular dose).

Large Dog Soft Chews Formula

For your large dog who weighs 100 lb:

  • 110 lb X 0.25 mg = 27.5 mg
  • 1 soft chew in a 150 g jar contains 5 mg of CBD
  • 27.5 mg ÷ 5 mg/chew = 5.5 chews

Recommended dosage: You’ll need 5 and a ½ soft chews for a 110 lb dog every 12 hours (regular dose). You can cut one soft chew in half.

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Cannanine™ Bacon Flavored CBD Soft Chews For Dogs 300 mg. 60 ct.

CBD Baked Treats Dosage Formulas

Depending on your fur baby’s reaction to the initial dose, you can adjust the CBD-baked treats dosage formulas provided here.

Cannanine has CBD-baked treats that come in a beef meatball flavor.

Each 3.5 oz. (99 g) bag has around 30 baked beef meatball treats, and each meatball treat contains 5 mg of CBD –– a total of 150 mg of CBD per bag.

In general, one CBD-baked treat every 12 hours for every 30 lb of body weight is ideal.

Small Dog Baked Treat Formula

For your small dog who weighs 20 lb:

  • 20 lb X 0.25 mg = 5 mg
  • 1 baked treat in a 99 g bag contains 5 mg of CBD
  • 5 mg ÷ 5 mg/treat = 1 baked treat

Recommended dosage: You’ll need 1 baked treat for a 20 lb dog every 12 hours (regular dose).

Medium-Sized Dog Baked Treat Formula

For your medium-sized dog who weighs 60 lb:

  • 60 lb X 0.25 mg = 15 mg
  • 1 baked treat in a 99 g bag contains 5 mg of CBD
  • 15 mg ÷ 5 mg/baked treat = 3 baked treats

Recommended dosage: You’ll need 3 baked treats for a 60 lb dog every 12 hours (regular dose).

Large Dog Baked Treat Formula

For your large dog who weighs 100 lb:

  • 110 lb X 0.25 mg = 27.5 mg
  • 1 baked treat in a 99 g bag contains 5 mg of CBD
  • 27.5 mg ÷ 5 mg/baked treat = 5.5 baked treats

Recommended dosage: You’ll need 5 and a ½ baked treats for a 110 lb dog every 12 hours (regular dose). You can cut one baked treat in half.

Chuck

05/18/2020

Our dog is not that old (5 years) but was having a hard time getting up and jumping up on the bed. After giving her some prescription anti-inflammatory that seemed to help, I searched out a more natural solution for her. This has helped even more than the prescription drugs. She is back to her young self again, running and play all the time.

CBD Beef Meatball Treats For Dogs- 150 mg
CBD Beef Meatball Treats For Dogs- 150 mg

The Best CBD Dosage for Your Dog

Calculating the best CBD dosage for your dog requires utilizing the provided dosage chart and or calculator and following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Ultimately, CBD dosage has to consider the animal’s unique physiological condition, which includes factors such as:

  • Age.
  • Current health and wellness status.
  • Disease process.
  • Endocannabinoid system.
  • Metabolism.
  • Other individual health factors.

Your dog’s size, pup’s response and CBD’s low bioavailability are critical components to consider when adjusting CBD levels.

Therefore, as a caring owner, you should carefully monitor your pet’s reaction to CBD and tweak the advised minimum dose and dosing frequency to achieve the best outcome for your beloved pet.

Start giving CBD to your today for overall improved health!

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Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

Can I trust That the Recommended CBD Dosages Are Safe to Give to My Dog?

Yes, you can trust the recommended CBD dosages. Cannanine uses study-based CBD formulas to help you calculate the safest CBD dosage for your dog.

The FDA has not provided regulated doses or standard guidelines for pets.

What Would Happen if My Dog Consumed Too Much CBD?

Please consult your local vet if your dog has consumed too much CBD.

With that said, it’s quite difficult for a dog to overdose on CBD products that are made for pet consumption.

In general, the average dog will experience:

  • Drowsiness and lethargy.
  • Vomiting and or drooling.
  • Frequent urination and thirst.
  • Diarrhea.

Nutritious food, lots of rest, and plenty of liquids (electrolyte replacement) should restore your dog to excellent health.

Will CBD Products Make My Dog High?

No, CBD products won’t make your dog high because most hemp oil CBD products for pets contain less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (T.H.C.).

T.H.C., the psychoactive compound that causes intoxication is toxic to dogs.

Unlike other CBD brands, Cannanine products are incredibly pure and are 100% THC-free, that is, without any trace amounts of T.H.C.

Why Use CBD for Dogs?

CBD for dogs is often recommended as a helpful therapy to treat arthritis, epileptic seizures, extreme anxiety, joint inflammation, to alleviate severe pain and minor aches, boost immune function, and more.

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