How to Give Your Pet GRASS PAWS CBD Hemp Oil
Though it has many potential benefits for dogs, giving your dog CBD oil can be confusing at times. How much CBD oil your dog needs depends on your dog’s weight, how many milligrams of CBD is in the CBD product, and why your dog needs CBD in the first place. The most accurate advice we can give is to start small with the CBD dosage and work your way up using the product’s dosing guidelines. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at giving your dog CBD as we discuss CBD oil, potential side effects, and proper dosage recommendations.
Why use CBD oil for dogs?
Like us humans, your dog also has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that allows cannabinoids like CBD to interact with its body. This system contains receptors that accept cannabinoids to influence a range of functions of the body, from emotional reactivity to sleep and more. While the body makes its endo(inside the body)cannabinoids, we can supply it with cannabinoids from outside the body to aid internal functions.
Is it safe for pets?
While the benefits of CBD are extensive for people, our GRASS PAWS CBD oil can also be very beneficial for your furry friend, potentially helping them to stay calm or alleviate joint or mobility issues that come with age.
It’s generally safe to give your dog CBD, but mild side effects may occur. For instance, your dog may be lethargic or clumsy until he metabolizes the CBD. Your dog may also experience diarrhea, but this is more often a result of a high dose of CBD rather than a common CBD effect. To prevent any unexpected issues, remember to start small and reduce the CBD oil you give them. Remember that dogs have fewer endocannabinoid receptors than humans, so effective CBD doses may be higher relative to their size than a human would need.
Understanding canine CBD dosage guidelines
Giving your dog the correct dosage of CBD oil is essential. Refer to our packaging and instructions to determine how much CBD your dog is getting. Our product will list how much CBD is in an entire dropper, so you should know how many milliliters your dropper contains, and you can break down that amount.
For instance, if a dropper filled with 1ml of full-spectrum CBD oil contains 8 mg of CBD, half the dropper (0.5ml) will have 4 mg of CBD. A quarter of the dropper (0.25ml) will include 2mg of CBD. Breaking down the dropper’s measurements allows for easier dosage as you determine how much CBD your dog needs to find the desired effects.
What’s the proper dosage for dogs?
Your dog’s recommended CBD oil dosage will depend almost entirely upon their body weight. For example, you can use the dosing chart to determine how many milligrams of GRASS PAWS CBD to give your dog. Keep in mind these are lower doses mainly used as a starting point. Large dogs that weigh more than 100 pounds may need higher doses to benefit from the effects of CBD oil. It will come in 100mg and 250mg options that contain 3.3 mg and 8 mg of CBD oil per dropper, respectively. However, you can increase or decrease the CBD dose based on your pet’s needs.
CBD benefits for your dog
GRASS PAWS CBD Oil can ease several conditions your pup may suffer from either occasionally or chronically, including:
- Anxiety and stress
- Moderate to severe pain
- Chronic inflammation
- Arthritis & joint pain
- Digestion problems (also see information about dog probiotics and tips to cure a dog’s upset stomach)
- Symptoms from cancer
Adding CBD oil to your dog’s daily diet
Start by finding the correct dosage of CBD oil-based on your dog’s body weight, and take things slowly from there. Be sure to always use high-quality CBD oil. Different breeds and sizes of dogs metabolize CBD at different rates, so be patient; some dogs respond almost immediately (especially ones with joint issues), while others may take a little longer to show effects from CBD.
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Written by: Laura Oswald
Holistic Health Practitioner & Certified Holistic Nutritionist
Laura is part of the Fort Collins community, a mama of two, and an avid advocate for holistic well-being! We are proud to have her as part of our FoCo Organics family.
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