Simple Pet CBD Calculator & Dosage Info
Many pet owners have heard about the benefits of CBD in treating a wide range of ailments that can affect their loved four-legged friends. While we know it is beneficial, it can be difficult to work out just how much is needed to ensure a therapeutic dosage for dogs. We at OC Wellness Solutions want to make this an easier process for both experienced and new to CBD pet owners. Use our pet CBD calculator to help determine optimal dosages for your dog or cat based on their size or weight.
Pet CBD Dosage Calculator
Comparing types of pet CBD products
One area of confusion for many pet parents is the wide variety of CBD products on the market, both in strength and quality. Ensure that any product you use is lab tested and made with quality ingredients. Ultimately you want the best treatment outcome and quality of life improvement so due diligence in selecting a product and correct dosage is important.
Broad spectrum CBD oil is a tincture that contains all of the cannabinoids present in a hemp plant, but all THC has been removed. This can be especially useful for pets that require a high dosage of CBD without giving a correspondingly higher level of THC. While the entourage effect of having all present cannabinoids does provide real benefits, it’s not ideal for all situations and pets. Broad spectrum oil is a great solution that will work with all pets to promote a healthy life. Some conditions such seizures and cancer can really benefit from high doses of CBD and broad spectrum oil fulfills this need well.
Full spectrum CBD oil contains all of the naturally occurring cannabinoids in the hemp plant. The benefit of having all of them present is what is known as the entourage effect. These cannabinoids work in conjunction for better absorption and interaction with cannabinoid receptors. Working together this helps to improve the potency and ability of CBD to be more rapidly absorbed into the body. Many pet owners have had great success with full spectrum treatments for a wide variety of conditions and it is especially useful in helping to alleviate pain.
CBD dog treats are by far the easiest way to incorporate CBD into your pets diet and manage dosage is with a healthy treat. You can find a wide variety of treats to fit your pets discerning taste to make medicine time that much easier. OC Wellness pet treats are made with ingredients that provide natural health benefits such and help promote overall well being.
Conditions where CBD helps pets
CBD is a fantastic option for helping your pet deal manage a variety of conditions . Some of the most common use cases include idiopathic epilepsy, anxiety, arthritis, pain, inflammation, and cancer. Over a quarter of dogs will be diagnosed with arthritis in their lifetime and CBD is especially helpful as it shares a metabolic pathway with anti-inflammatory drugs.
For pets that suffer from idiopathic epilepsy CBD can be effective at reducing the frequency of seizures. If your pet suffers from anxiety a daily dosage of CBD can greatly help with improving their quality of life. Ultimately, with it being such a safe product that promotes overall wellness it really can be incorporated into their diet even absent a specific condition. Preventative medicine can often be some of the best and most effective
How to give CBD to your pet
Fortunately, with our pet products being in treat or oil form, this makes giving them their proper dosage exceedingly easy. Dogs aren’t known for their receptiveness to taking medication so make it a fun and enjoyable experience for them. If you’re using a cbd oil tincture a popular method is to apply directly from the dropper on to their favorite food or treat.
Dropping the oil directly into their mouth is perfectly fine and if you make it a happy experience for them they’ll be all the more willing. Trust us, it’s a lot easier than trying to play the “hide the pill in cheese” routine we’re all too used to. Our calculator will provide the exact amount of CBD in drops of your tincture for accurate dosing.
Can you give your pet too much CBD?
While it is low risk, it is recommended to consult with your veterinarian prior to starting any new health regimen. Current rules do not allow veterinarians to prescribe or dispense CBD products but they are free to talk with you about it as part of a treatment plan or health regimen. With large doses of CBD your pet could be sleepier or sedated, these are not permanent effects and will wear off with time. Your pets weight in pounds and severity of their condition will help determine the optimal dose for their size. It is best to start with smaller dosages for pets before moving to a strong dose though. It should also be noted that CBD can interact with some medications and it’s important to discuss your treatment goals with your veterinarian and possible effects.
If you are using full spectrum pet CBD oil it is possible that high doses would contain an amount of THC that could make your pet uncomfortable, for those cases a broad spectrum pet CBD oil would be a better option. Pet CBD should be treated as medicine and kept out of easy reach for them, especially if you’re using a tasty treat. Use our online dosage calculator to find the right effect unique to their body and conditions.
Are CBD Dog Treats or is CBD Oil better for my dog?
If your goal is to provide a strong dose then a CBD oil will be an easier and less expensive route, it also allows for precise measurement and dosing by drops. Large dogs and those with more severe health conditions will need a significantly higher amount for an effective dosage and this can be done much easier with a pet CBD tincture dropper. However, for those looking for a low level of dosage and as part of a daily wellness routine, pre-made pet CBD treats can be an easy and well-received route. Finding the perfect dose will take experimentation but our CBD dosage calculator will help give you a starting point. We find starting with a lower amount before moving to a strong dose the best way to get started.
Is there a difference in effectiveness for different types of CBD?
Broad Spectrum oil tinctures are best suited to all types and moderate conditions as it contains zero THC, this makes it is possible to provide a higher CBD dosage without uncomfortable side effects or anxiety triggers. For joint pain management a full spectrum tincture form has benefits of additional cannabinoids that can help provide pain relief. There is no one-size-fits-all dose or perfect type of CBD product, it really depends on the factors behind your decision to start a CBD regimen, your pets body weight, existing health conditions/medications, and tolerance. There isn’t a minimum dosage and we highly recommend slowly increasing to a stronger dose as your dog or cat acclimates.