CBD Dosage For Dogs: Clearing Up The Confusion

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Choosing the correct CBD dose for your dog can be pretty confusing. First of all, each company’s dosing guidelines can vary widely because the concentration of CBD varies in the oils they produce.

The dosage can also differ depending on the condition you’re trying to treat. For example, higher doses are typically recommended for more serious health conditions and lower doses for occasional anxiety or general well-being.

And of course, you have your dog’s weight and underlying health issues to take into consideration.

With no standard guidelines or regulated doses, how do you know how much CBD oil to give your dog? Use our comprehensive dosage guide to know you’re giving your dog the ideal amount of CBD oil. And, always check the packaging carefully to make sure you are giving the company’s recommended amounts.

Don’t let the confusion behind dosing deter you from the ultimate health benefits your dog can enjoy from this all-natural remedy.

Article Overview

Benefits Of CBD Oil For Dogs

CBD oil next to bowl of dog food (caption: Benefits Of Adding CBD Oil To Your Dog's Nutritional Regimen)Before diving into dosing guidelines, here are some of the health conditions that CBD can help treat in your dog.

Learn More About The Benefits Of CBD Oil For Dogs

Tips About CBD Oil For Dogs

There are three major factors that influence the dosing of CBD for dogs (and cats).

  1. The potency of CBD in the oil, treat or capsule
  2. Your dog’s size and weight
  3. The ailment you’re treating

Always keep these factors in mind, and follow these additional tips from holistic veterinarians, who have loads of experience using CBD for pets:

  • Consult your veterinarian before you give your pet any treatments.
  • Take into account your dog’s activity level — this can help you determine how your dog will metabolize CBD (and other medications).
  • Consider your dog’s other health conditions that may affect his ability to react to or metabolize CBD, i.e., liver or kidney problems.
  • Find a high-quality CBD oil that’s free of any kinds of toxins. Since the industry isn’t yet regulated, there are some potentially sketchy products out there.
  • Buy the correct potency for your dog’s size. Most oils come in different CBD potencies, i.e., 75mg for small dogs; 300+mg for large dogs. Each company differs in the potency levels they sell. Note: this potency is only for the amount of CBD, not THC (the CBD products we review do not contain THC).

How Much CBD Oil Should I Give My Dog?

King Kalm CBD oil (text in image: CBD For Dogs Dosage Guide)The best advice we can give you is to start small and then ease into the manufacturer’s dosing guidelines for their specific products. Companies that formulate their own high-quality CBD typically give you very detailed instructions on how to dose their various products. But not all do, so it can be helpful to know how to calculate optimal CBD dosages.

Calculating CBD Oil Dosages For Medicinal Use

If you’re planning on using CBD oil for medicinal purposes, e.g., to treat arthritis pain or ease seizures, here’s how to calculate a safe and effective dosage for your pet. First, you need to calculate approximately how many milligrams (mg) of CBD your dog should have based on his weight. A safe rule of thumb is 0.2mg of CBD per pound. So, if your dog weighs 25 pounds, you’ll give him 5mg of CBD.

Then, you need to calculate how much oil you should give your dog based on how many milligrams (mg) of CBD is in each milliliter (ml) of oil. This will depend on the formula strength you’re using.

Here are some common formula strengths and how much CBD is in each:

  • 75mg formula=2.5mg of CBD per ml of oil
  • 150mg formula=5mg of CBD per ml of oil
  • 300mg formula=10mg of CBD per ml of oil
  • 600mg formula=20mg of CBD per ml of oil

So for a 25-pound pet who needs 5mg of CBD, you’d give him 2ml of the 75mg formula, 1ml of the 150mg formula, 0.5ml of the 300mg formula. We would not recommend using the 600mg formula on small pets due to the difficulty in administering 0.25ml with the oral syringe most companies provide.

How To Determine CBD Oil Dosage For General Well-Being

If you’re using CBD oil for general well-being, your dog may not need this higher dosage level. You can always cut down the dosage if you want.

CBD Dosing Example

Even with all this information, it’s hard to picture what actual dosing guidelines look like from different companies. Here, we’ve included what King Kanine, a company that specializes in high-quality CBD oils and treats for pets, recommends when dosing their pet CBD products. King Kanine’s dosage guidelines apply to both dogs and cats.

IMPORTANT: This dosage may not apply to the product you are using from another company.

First, you have to choose the formula based on your pet’s weight. This is the concentration of CBD in each bottle. King Kanine offers three formulas: 75mg, 150mg and 300mg. Each formula bottle contains 30ml of oil. (King Kanine’s CBD is suspended in krill oil, but the type of oil varies by company.)

King Kanine Formula Recommendations

  • Small-sized pet 20 lbs & under: 75mg bottle (approximately 2.5mg of CBD/1ml)
  • Medium-sized pet 21-50 lbs: 150mg bottle (approximately 5mg of CBD/1ml)
  • Large-sized pet 51-75 lbs: 300mg bottle (approximately 10mg of CBD/1ml)
  • Extra Large-sized pet over 75 lbs: 600mg bottle (approximately 20mg of CBD/1ml)

King Kanine 150mg Formula Dosing Chart

Each formula contains a detailed dosing chart that includes how many milliliters you should give based on your dog’s weight and whether you plan on using it for standard or medicinal use. The chart also includes a helpful graphic of the oral syringe you’ll use to administer the dosage. This chart is for King Kanine’s King Kalm 150mg formula.

King Kanine 150mg Formula Dosing Chart

What About CBD Dog Treats?

If you purchase CBD dog treats from a reputable company, they’ll give you serving size suggestions based on your dog’s weight. But you can still use the calculation method above to determine how many King Kanine treats will be effective for your pup.

What Are The Best CBD Oil & Treats For Dogs?

Finding the right dosage of any medication is crucial for your dog since their systems are more sensitive than humans. But the encouraging news about CBD (if you buy a high-quality product), is that pure CBD is non-toxic for dogs. And there don’t appear to be any harmful side effects from using this all-natural remedy, even on a regular basis.

Be sure to see our reviews of the best CBD oil for dogs and cats, best CBD dog treats and best CBD subscription options. We give you tips on how to find high-quality CBD products, as well as reviews of our top picks.

Did you have luck finding the optimal CBD dosage for your dog’s ailment?

About The Author:

Sally holds a BA in English from James Madison University and began her 25-year writing career as a grad student at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism & Mass Communications. She’s been a pet parent since college years (and spent her whole childhood with pets).

Now as a parent of two teenagers, she’s made sure to raise her daughters to learn how to love and care for pets (and other animals) in the most responsible and loving ways. As a result, she and her daughters now have 5 rescued dogs and cats who essentially rule their home! Sally has also volunteered over the years to help raise funds for various animal nonprofit organizations.

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Joanne Rose
August 9, 2020 6:15 am

Hi, I have a pug who is 8 years old and is now showing signs of arthritis/hip dysplasia. I’ve been told CBD is good, but confused over the dosage, as if it’s oil it comes in drops, doesn’t it? But if the oil works, how many drops do I use, and how do u know if you’re using too much?

Apiffany Gaither Billings
August 10, 2020 4:06 pm
Reply to  Joanne Rose

Hi! CBD oil comes in a bottle with a dropper for easy measuring for your pup. Most brands vary on the amount that is given depending on the potency of the CBD oil and the weight of your dog. For example, the CBD oil I use has a dropper and I give my 45-pound dog 75ml before both meals as it states on the bottle per her weight range. CBD treats are also an option if you think that could be an easier method for you to try at first.

August 5, 2020 1:26 am

This was quite helpful. I’ve been using a baby dropper to administer to my Min-Pin service animal. She is a 12 y/o tripod and has been having a little more issues with stiffness. Otherwise, she’s quite healthy and bouncy.

July 23, 2020 8:24 am

Hi, I have a Cocker Spaniel who’s recently suffered two seizures, the vets have put her on something to control this but over time I’ve been told the meds could lead to liver and kidney problems. I’ve recently learned about CBD being used to treat seizures. My dog is 13.2 kilograms and I was wondering about how much CBD to administer – her seizures were moderate in symptoms. Has anyone treated their dog’s seizures with CBD? Can anyone offer me some advice? My vets know nothing about it.

Apiffany Gaither Billings
July 23, 2020 3:39 pm
Reply to  Vicki

Hi, I would recommend looking at your bottle or packaging to see the recommended dose as each brand can vary.

July 22, 2020 2:41 pm

I have a 75 pound Dalmatian that has been suffering with a herniated disk for a couple of years. He is 14. He has been on a list of meds too long to list. I need to try CBD oil. I’m confused as to what mg bottle to buy. So if I get 75 mg I have to give him more oil then if I buy 300 mg? Sorry but why would I buy the lower mg?

Apiffany Gaither Billings
July 23, 2020 3:52 pm
Reply to  Ken

Typically, the lower dosage levels (mg) are for general well-being versus for a health concern, such as your dog’s pain. For example, with the chart in this article for King Kanine’s CBD oil, your 75-pound pet would have a recommendation of the 300mg. I hope that clears up any questions you may have at this time. Here is a link to the recommended CBD oil. Our top pick is King Kanine but there are other highly recommended brands as well. Also, please remember to speak with your doctor about this change to ensure that there are no interactions with your pup’s current medications. Good luck!

July 12, 2020 7:43 pm

Hi there. We have a very loved 12 and 1/2 – 13 lb chihuahua who was diagnosed with lymphoma. He is very itchy now between legs and lower abdomen and red. He is on a mild dose of vanadyctyl p and we do not want to go higher (dosage) with this treatment for obvious reasons. Awful stuff. We are seriously thinking CBD oil if it may help. The question is how much can we safely use for relief for him. Also how many times a day should you give the recommended dose? Can it be taken while still using Vanadectyl P? Thanks so much in advance!

Apiffany Gaither Billings
July 13, 2020 9:59 am
Reply to  Brenda

I am sorry to hear about your dog’s diagnosis. Please speak with your vet about combining his medication and CBD oil. Also, CBD oil dosage varies based on the brand and will have the dosage recommendations on the bottle/box.

June 22, 2020 1:42 pm

I have a 12 lb Chihuahua mix. Terrified of storms. The vet ordered Trazodone but it does not work anymore. Want to try CBD oil. How much should I give him?

Apiffany Gaither Billings
June 22, 2020 11:14 pm
Reply to  Susie

I would recommend reading the instructions as each brand may have varying dosage guidelines. Our chart is the chart from King Kalm.

June 18, 2020 11:42 pm

My dog has just been diagnosed with G.M.E. which is being treated with Prednisone at the moment to get the inflammation under control. I am not happy to have her on that long term, so I need a safe but very powerful anti-inflammatory to replace it with.
Most of the information I have read so far talks only about CBD oil, however, other information I have read suggests that THC, CBG, CBN, CBC, CBGa, THCa and CBDa also have anti-inflammatory properties.
I can access pure CBD oil or a “Full Spectrum” oil which contains, CBD, CBG, CBN, THCv, CBDa, THCa, CBGa, CBC and THC under3%. This Full Spectrum oil is not an exact match to that which is recommended for A.I. purposes, so can you give me your opinion on if I should go for the Full Spectrum of the pure CBD oil, please?

July 17, 2020 12:09 am
Reply to  Phill

THC can be toxic for dogs. Do not use THC. CBD has not been shown to be toxic, however.

June 6, 2020 9:20 pm

Can the oil go on their food or do they have to take it from the dropper?

Apiffany Gaither Billings
June 8, 2020 9:29 pm
Reply to  Sheri

Yes, you can administer the CBD oil onto your’s dog food.

May 23, 2020 6:22 pm

I have a 98# boxer with bone cancer. What is the best oil or capsule that has everything she needs (like the turpenes, etc.) and how much does she need?

Apiffany Gaither Billings
May 25, 2020 7:14 pm
Reply to  LESLIE

I would recommend speaking with your vet for a recommendation if your dog is being treated for the cancer or cancer symptoms.

May 29, 2020 11:20 am

Vets are not very helpful unless you find a holistic one. I don’t have one where I live. I also have a boxer with cancer:(

July 12, 2020 7:50 pm
Reply to  Shan

Seriously look into giving organic cottage cheese and organic flaxseed oil (amount based on pounds of dog) Our dog has improved on this protocol also. Read all the info out there. Do not just mix together, but instead, emulsify or mix in such a way to make flax oil and cottage cheese one all together custardy mixture. Must be well blended. If your dog doesn’t eat it or like it can add bit of something they do like to the mixture only to get your baby to eat it. Then do not feed a regular meal for one hour. After an hour, it is okay to feed normally. I don’t know how many pounds your dog is so you would need to look up yourself. Ratio flax to organic cottage cheese is 1:2. SO for every 1 tablespoon of the organic cold-pressed FRESH (good dates!) Flax oil to 2 tablespoons cottage cheese. This is a MUST. This was created by researcher, biochemist, pharmacologist, and nominated 7 times Nobel prize person Johanna Budwig. Seriously good!

Apiffany Gaither Billings
May 31, 2020 8:48 pm
Reply to  Shan

I’m sorry to hear about your pup. I always recommend pet owners speak to their vets regarding dosage and CBD for any potential interactions with any medications or treatments for cancer. If you cannot take your dog to a holistic vet, perhaps this online vet service can help.

May 18, 2020 1:28 pm

I have a 35 lb English cocker spaniel who is just high anxiety, aggressive with my other dog when food is involved. He is not a walkable dog. Cannot come in contact with any other dog even if way down the street. Takes me an hr or more for a short walk as I am avoiding as many dogs as possible. We have to limit what we watch on TV as he reacts to ANY animal that appears, reacts to barking neighborhood dogs and when at his worse, does not listen unless I am right on top of him. He does not have separation anxiety. He is on Prozac and I don’t want to continue with a drug. Which doesn’t help anyway. He had some unfortunate experiences as a puppy and never recovered. He has been diagnosed as a dog who will never be able to be boarded and never be able to go to a dog park. Will the right CBD help.

Apiffany Gaither Billings
May 20, 2020 10:22 pm
Reply to  Jo

Many forms of aggression are rooted in anxiety and CBD oil can help reduce anxiety levels. Here is an article regarding aggressive dog training as well.

July 15, 2020 1:20 pm

Sounds like a training issue needed (maybe as well as the CBD!)

Vince Partridge
May 18, 2020 11:46 am

How long does the CBD oil take to show signs of improvement for a 75 pound dog? We are giving him about 5ml of the 300mg product. He has joint and hip pain and he is about 9 years old.

Apiffany Gaither Billings
May 20, 2020 8:23 am

On average, it should take around 15-30 minutes for situational pain. However, for chronic issues, it may take two to four weeks for optimal results.

Patty munden
March 2, 2020 5:58 pm

I have a 3o pound dog with arthritis. My oil is a 40 ml volume and weight is36.6 g. The total thc is 1.29 mg and CBD is 22.73mg. How much do I give my dog…..too hard for me to figure it out. I need help to help my little one ..thks

Apiffany Gaither Billings
March 3, 2020 9:26 am
Reply to  Patty munden

Dosage varies based on the brand. Did the product come with a dosage chart? We also recommend CBD oil that does not contain THC and here is an article with more information: https://www.caninejournal.com/benefits-of-cbd-oil-for-dogs/#what-is. You can find the CBD oils that we recommend.

February 20, 2020 10:25 pm

I have a 10lb doxie with dementia. How much CBD oil should I administer and what mg bottle should I get?

Karen Snow
February 25, 2020 12:18 am
Reply to  Rochelle

Get or make cbd feco. This doesn’t have the entourage effect. You need cannabanoids, terpenes along with everything in the whole plant. Just CBD won’t help, you need all the cannabanoids from the cannabis plant and more terpenes than the hemp plant has in it.I’ve been growing for 20 years and treating people and pets since 2010

May 20, 2020 3:04 pm
Reply to  Karen Snow

Hi Karen. Where can I buy your product?

February 23, 2020 3:42 pm
Reply to  Rochelle

the accompanying charts show general amount of .1 ML for 150ML dosage bottle which would also be .2ML if you have 75ML dosage bottle. For pain or other besides general you will have to see those charts. Also a 10 pound doxie with anxiety.

Apiffany Gaither Billings
February 21, 2020 11:54 am
Reply to  Rochelle

Hi, Rochelle. You can find our picks for the best CBD oils and best CBD treats. Depending on the oil or treat you choose for your pet, the dosage can vary.

January 27, 2020 9:47 am

Are you familiar with Pet Releaf hemp oil or Structure CBD oil? There are so many products out there that I am having difficulty finding a reputable source, especially here in Colorado. I am looking for a product to give my 14 year old black lab with canine cognitive dementia, to calm his anxiety when he is “sundowns g”.

Kimberly Alt
January 27, 2020 10:31 am
Reply to  Christina

We haven’t reviewed those two companies ourselves, but we have reviewed many others in our Best CBD Oil comparison. We will consider adding those in our next audit. Sorry to hear your lab is experiencing difficulties, hope you find a solution soon and if you have any follow up questions, please reach out.

January 5, 2020 8:01 pm

Hi, my boston has a herniated disc. She was in pain but luckily not paralyzed. She is on anti-inflammatory and pain medication for a few days. I would like to start giving her CBD oil daily to hopefully prevent this from happening again, and if that is not possible, to at least improve her overall health. I have used the information on this site to calculate the dose based on her weight. Is this dose to be administered to her once per day or 2-3 times per day?

Kimberly Alt
January 7, 2020 10:31 am
Reply to  Sarah

What brand of CBD oil did you purchase?

Michael Lusk
January 2, 2020 3:28 pm

Hi there,

Is there any level of THC in a CBD product that is safe for dogs?

Kimberly Alt
January 3, 2020 10:22 am
Reply to  Michael Lusk

We recommend only purchasing CBD products that do not contain THC in them. You can see our recommendations for best CBD oil here and best CBD treats here.

Dog seizure
December 20, 2019 5:01 pm

My dog has idiopathic epilepsy and is on every single med available..potassium bromide ,kepra,phenobarbital zonisamide and CBD..the CBD has to be at least 200mg dose to pull him out of a seizure..these mg in this article are nonsense. The pipettes barely give 1ml especially during a frantic run to counter while dog is mid seizure..I use 1200mg cbd bottle and 2 pipettes and that usually makes his eyes focus on me and comes out of seizure quicker..instead of running in circles foaming at the mouth he will respond to his name etc. High dosed of keppra and cbd have worked well..phenobarbital made his seizures WORSE we just took him off phenobarbital and his frequency of seizures aredown to 1x every 3 weeks and he was having them every few days on highdoses of phenobarbital.
The K-BR i put in 000 size gelatin capsules I buy Off ebay..I put all pills in my hand then use spray olive oil to coat them before I make him swallow them.

Carolyn Woolverton
June 9, 2020 12:34 pm
Reply to  Dog seizure

How I wish I could talk to you!! My little teddy bear is going thru the same. He is not even 3yrs old and weighs 11lbs. Currently on pheno and zonisamide. I have to give him a valium to stop the seizure. I am so confused about giving him CBD oil!!

January 4, 2020 11:28 am
Reply to  Dog seizure

Thank you for your note-I have 2 dogs that were diagnosed with idiopathic seizures at the same time-we took them off Nexguard& Heartguard but still struggle with seizures…almost been 2 years. Both 5 yrs old. Had both on Pheno but my 95lb mixed breed couldn’t tolerate side effects, so I discontinued and started with CBD only. He does well but on occasion he gets clusters… my other continued on Pheno but she still has seizures and my vet said not to use Pheno with CBD (my vet is very traditional in practice, not a huge fan of holistic). My 95lb I give 1.5ml twice daily (10mg/ml) not sure if this is enough…..looking to try Gabapentin with CBD?

Kelsey Girard
December 11, 2019 6:50 pm

Can CBD Oil be given long term to dogs?? I see lots of info about dosage but what about duration??

Kimberly Alt
December 12, 2019 10:00 am
Reply to  Kelsey Girard

I believe many pet parents give CBD oil to their dogs for extended periods of time to help with an issue. It’s best to check with your vet before administering it though.

Khushi Dave
November 28, 2019 3:37 pm

My 4 year old labrador has a injury to her cruciate ligament that has been ailing her and weakened her leg for the past two years. We bought Jacob’s Hooy’s 5% Cannabis oil. There is about 1500mg if cbd content in there and 720 drops. She is 70lbs. How many drops can i give her per day? Can i give her a single time per day or should i do small amounts at different points of the day?

Kimberly Alt
December 2, 2019 10:55 am
Reply to  Khushi Dave

Sorry, we aren’t familiar with that brand of CBD oil.

November 16, 2019 5:28 pm

I keep trying to find an average dose for a 12 lb dog for arthritis. The only suggestions I have found are for oil, not treats. I bought Krave Max Breed Canine CBD Treats. There is nothing listed for dosage on the bag. I submitted the question to Krave without a reply. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Samantha Hawk
April 11, 2020 8:22 pm
Reply to  Tracie

Hi Tracie, did you ever get a response from Krave? I’m having the same issue….

Kimberly Alt
November 18, 2019 4:35 pm
Reply to  Tracie

We haven’t reviewed that specific brand of CBD treat. The company sounds like it isn’t the most reputable if it doesn’t offer customer service or dosage information. I’d suggest trying to return the bag of treats and buy one of these CBD dog treats instead.

November 16, 2019 4:29 pm

I have a 50 lb dog & the bottle of cdb oil I have is 1000mg. I currently use it for my pain. I would like to use the same for our dog. What should I does him?

Kimberly Alt
November 18, 2019 3:00 pm
Reply to  Cris

Dosage amounts can vary depending on the brand of CBD oil. I’m not sure of the similarities and differences in human-specific CBD oil and pet CBD oil. I would suggest speaking with your vet about the proper dosage with the CBD oil you have on hand.

November 4, 2019 1:37 pm

My 10 year old Golden Retriever is 80 # with hip dysplasia (both sides). It was suggested to me, (by a knowledgeable friend who used this on their German Shepherd with cancer), to purchase ‘VET-CBD’ which contains 250 mg CBD and 12.5 mg THC. I currently give my dog 60 mg of Grapiprant (Galliprant), in the morning, and 400 mg of Neurontin (Gabapentin) in the evening.
The instructions on the bottle say for his weight, give 2 ml twice per day. I started out with 1/4 of the suggested dose (.5 ml) and started to increase the dosage gradually. I notice that when I got to 1 ml, he is extremely lethargic and doesn’t even want to move. When he does get up, he struggles even more so with balance on his hind legs. I haven’t even gotten to the suggested dose in fear it will be way too much for him. Please send your suggestions. Thank you.

May 19, 2020 5:56 pm
Reply to  Tina

Gabapentin turned my dog into a zombie–legs splayed out and falling over. Also caused agitation. It is an epilepsy drug–not all dogs do well on it. Took her off it and am using CBD oil, a turmeric/frankencense/milk thistle combo and Chinese anti bleeding med Yunan Baio for her nasal tumor and other cancers. We’re on borrowed time but so far, so good.

Scott J
November 29, 2019 9:21 am
Reply to  Tina

Drop the THC from the CBD, your dog does not like or need it. The benefits of the CBD oil are every bit as good if not better without the THC component for arthritis and factoring in the other meds, your dog is stoned out of his mind. Gabapentin is a nerve pain blocker and that will make you drool by itself. Just get a good pet CBD of about 300mg of full spectrum CBD with little to no THC and your pet’s weight should be in the 10-15mg dosage range. 4-6 drops is all it takes from the dropper for the product we use and this has specific dosage levels for the product on the site. Hope your buddy starts feeling better!

May 19, 2020 6:00 pm
Reply to  Scott J

There is some credible research that THC is a cancer tumor killer, so I wouldn’t rule it out entirely if that’s the issue.

Mia Black
November 21, 2019 1:41 am
Reply to  Tina

From purely a layman’s side of this, my suspicion is the THC is making the lethargy a bigger issue..but you do have a complicated treatment going with the other two vet-prescribed drugs. I have two almost 15 year old, 45lb Aussie siblings, one of which has back hip issues. When we walk, he has a good, normal gate for about 15 to 30 steps, then the hip on one side seems to get wonky and looks stiff for several steps before it seems to be okay again. This problem became more and more frequent, before I began CBD oil. I have tested different dosing levels with one CBD oil manufacturer, from here, in Alaska to try to see what is an obvious therapeutic dose for him. Hope you are sitting down, but I have found over about 15 months, that 90mg/day seems to have improved his mobility issues by about 60-70%. I do not recommend this high of a dose, period. I will say, there is very little information out there, and I accept the fact that I am testing on my dog. I have blood chemistry studies done before beginning CBD, just to have a baseline to compare to as I continue dosing him. I also have urinalysis prior to CBD for baseline information. I am specifically looking for any indication of change in kidney or liver function. I will be taking both dogs in for another blood draw as well as collection of urine samples. If you are interested, I will post updates as to what I find. My guys are old, stiff sometimes, but they have heart for walking and tracking, and they are still eager for their grub, lol. They both drool as I fix their dinner. They have always been grain free, and nothing from China, period. When I first began addressing the wonky hipped dog, the vet prescribed Rimadyl (100mg)/day, but long term use of this is risky, so began my experiment with CBD oil, and 5mg doses were laughable, but that is where I began..

July 19, 2020 4:57 pm
Reply to  Mia Black

Hi Mia, the “wonky hips” sounds exactly like my 12.5-year-old Brittany. He’s on gabapentin and the recommended dose of CBD but still has a lot of wonkiness and mobility issues. How is your dog doing now? Were there any effects of CBD on his liver or kidney levels? My guy has suspected Cushing’s and liver enzymes are already elevated from that. Thanks! Carla

Kimberly Alt
November 4, 2019 5:03 pm
Reply to  Tina

We haven’t reviewed VET-CBD, so we aren’t as familiar with its dosage instructions. We recommend King Kanine for CBD oil. We’re also not familiar with Grapiprant or Neurontin. We aren’t licensed vets and with the combination of medicines you are giving your dog, we think it’d be best for you to speak with your vet about how to help your dog. We’d hate to be responsible for giving you inappropriate guidance on how to best care for your dog.

Darrien Hansen
October 31, 2019 10:25 am

I didn’t realize that CBD can help relieve anxiety in dogs. My wife and I would like to get some CBD for the dog that we adopted. We’ll try to educate ourselves more so that we can help our dog.

November 28, 2019 1:30 pm
Reply to  Darrien Hansen

Classical music has been scientifically proven to reduce anxiety in dogs. I am a classical pianist and when I sit down to practice, my Rotties lie down right behind the bench and don’t move until I’m finished. Unscientific proof?

Karen Dean Christie
November 13, 2019 11:40 am
Reply to  Darrien Hansen

I can help you with that. I’m a Licensed Vet Tech and research this for my deaf lab

Carol Owen
October 16, 2019 8:31 am

How much CBD oil to give a 7.5lb dog to help with thunderstorm fear.

Kimberly Alt
October 16, 2019 11:05 am
Reply to  Carol Owen

Did the CBD oil you purchased come with a dosing chart? What brand did you buy?

October 10, 2019 7:16 pm

Will a 10 mg CBD oil softgel be ok for a 50 lb dog 24 hrs after surgery for a femur fracture?

Kimberly Alt
October 14, 2019 11:19 am
Reply to  Criffel

We suggest asking your vet or trying out this online vet service.