Many online CBD vendors sell treats specifically for pets, however; according to Hawthorne Veterinary Clinic in Portland, Oregon, effective therapeutic cannabis doses have yet to be worked out in pets. They recommend beginning with the smallest dose possible, increasing every five days, until you have reached a desirable result. If you see signs of any adverse effects, stop therapy immediately then, when the side effects wear off, start again at a lower dose.
According to the Hawthorne Clinic –
“The upper oral dose limit for CBD products recommended by veterinarian Dr. Robert Silver is around 1 mg/kg/day orally, but one should start with a much smaller fraction of this dose such as 0.05 mg/kg/day…Once the pet has received the same dose over about one week without undesired effects, the pet has developed a tolerance, and the dose can be gradually increased.”
As you are beginning with the lowest possible dose, Blue Moon’s 250 mg CBD tincture would be the product of choice. One drop mixed with some water, given orally or on food, should be the largest dose to begin with for a small dog and one – two drops for a large dog weighing 55 pounds or more. Try this for five days then increase by one drop until you see the desired outcome. Take care with small dogs as they will only need a tiny amount and high dose CBD products should probably be watered down prior to administration. CBD containing treats are another option for your furry friends. A we are not experts in animal CBD treatment, it would be best to consult with your vet (or do some online research) prior to administration.