How Long Before CBD Oil Starts Working for My Dog?

If you’ve been thinking about trying CBD oil for your dog, you probably have a lot of questions. At the top of your list of questions is probably, “How long before CBD oil starts working for my dog?” Let’s talk about CBD oil and what you should know before giving it to your dog.

How long before CBD oil starts working for my dog?

This is a tricky question to answer since there are many factors involved in finding the most therapeutic dose of CBD for your dog. It can also depend on what condition you are using the CBD oil to help with. There is NOT always an immediate, drastic effect.

For anxiety problems, CBD oil typically can start to calm your dog within 30-60 minutes.

For more chronic issues such as joint pain and mobility, it may take 2 – 4 weeks for optimal results, especially as you experiment with how high of a dose your dog needs in order to get relief from his symptoms.

Remember that dosing CBD for a dog is not an exact science, you may need to go a bit up or down to find the sweet spot.

The Effect of Giving CBD to Your Dog Could Depend on the Delivery Method (Sublingual vs. In Food)

Every dog responds differently to CBD oil, and we encourage you to start slow and start small. Always observe your dog after giving them a new supplement for the first time. In general, here’s a rule of thumb:

  • CBD given directly to your dog’s mouth or gums (sublingual absorption) – Allow 20-60 minutes
  • CBD given in your dog’s food or treat (absorbed in stomach) – Allow 45 – 90 minutes

What Real Dog Owners Say About How Long It Takes CBD Oil to Work

Survey: We ask our Facebook Group the following question:How long after you give CBD to your dog do you typically see the effect? Do you give the oil directly to the mouth or in food/treats?”

“I found giving it 1/2-1 hour after meals works best for us. 3 of mine will take the oil directly from the dropper & 1 eats it off a treat. It usually starts working within 1/2 hour after given. It does stop my chihuahuas seizures within 15 seconds. ” – Pam Smith

“I put drops directly in my dogs mouth. I saw results pretty quickly. We basically had no where to go but up. I am certain that w/o CBD, we would not have our oldest girl. She eats better, moves better, sleeps less. The other one takes it for anxiety. I wish I had tried it sooner.” – Martha Bachert

“Directly into mouth, or even on a tiny treat, is absorbed much better & faster than with a bowl of food into their stomach.” – Robin Brown

Get Our Free CBD for Dogs Buying Guide: 8 Things You Must Know Before Using

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What is CBD oil?

When you think of cannabis, you probably think about marijuana, which contains THC, a chemical that makes you feel high. Hemp is a different strain of cannabis that contains very low levels of THC but high levels of cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is a compound that can offer many health benefits. While CBD oil can also be made from marijuana, it usually contains trace amounts of THC. THC can be toxic for dogs. CBD oil made from hemp contains no THC.

How does CBD oil work?

Both humans and dogs have what’s called an endocannabinoid system, which is composed of cannabinoid receptor sites. These receptor sites are found throughout the brain, nervous system, and immune cells. That means all sorts of different body functions can be affected by the additions of cannabinoids like the type found in CBD oil.

How much CBD oil should I give my dog?

Each brand of CBD oil is likely to have its own dosing recommendations. There is no standard dose. Generally, you want to start with only a few drops at a time and increase the dose until you start to see health benefits in your dog. Luckily, if you’re using CBD oil that doesn’t contain any THC, it’s nearly impossible to overdose your dog with CBD oil as your dog’s body will just pass the excess in its waste.

Cannanine™ Organic Full Spectrum CBD Oil from Hemp

Cannanine™ Organic Full Spectrum CBD Oil from Hemp contains no THC, which means your dog can get all the benefits of CBD oil without any worries about your dog getting “high.” It features patented Nano-Sized Microemulsion for maximum bioavailability and absorbability (4x smaller particles compared to Liposomal emulsion) and is made from organic hemp made in Colorado. Made from human-grade ingredients, it’s been tested and found to be free of heavy metals, harmful bacteria, yeast, mold, and other toxins.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified healthcare professional.

(H/T: PetMD, Dogs Naturally)