Your small dog is a king or queen and surely is the ruler of your heart. You’re likely used to people squealing in delight when they see your little, furry royal walking by. It probably feels like you’re taking an adorable rock star on walks around your neighborhood. You love your dog and want them to be as healthy as possible. That’s probably why you’ve decided to start them on a CBD regimen. You’ve likely heard in the news about how many pet parents are giving their pets CBD. And there are probably some people in your life who swear by giving CBD to their dog. Almost 50% of American pet owners are giving their pets CBD. CBD helps dogs stay healthy and may help with a variety of health issues, like allergies or stress. Or maybe you know this from experience if you take CBD yourself. Small dogs need extra special care for their little bodies, and you want to make sure you’re giving her the right amount of pet CBD.
The general rule of thumb for CBD for small breed dogs is 1-2 mg per 10lbs of body weight. Some people use 1-5 mg per 10lbs of body weight. As you will learn later on, several factors, including weight, will influence the right amount of CBD for small dogs. But for now, let’s stick with the basics. If your dog weighs 25lbs, then her CBD quantity is around 2.25-5 mg of CBD per day. How much the amount is will vary from product to product and will be based on the individual bottle’s concentration of CBD oil.
Before we go on, it’s good to note that talking to your vet before giving your dog a new supplement of any kind is recommended. Many vets encourage the use of CBD and your vet might even have Pet Releaf’s Sentesa, which is pet CBD formulated by veterinarians. Your vet knows all about your dog’s health and will likely have good advice for the two of you.
How Much CBD is Right for Small Dogs?
The right CBD amount for small dogs is going to vary from brand to brand. Each product is going to be made a little differently and has a different level of CBD concentration. And size doesn’t necessarily matter. Three one-ounce bottles of hemp oil could each contain a different amount of CBD. Follow the product’s packaging instructions based on your dog’s weight for best results. For example, here are all of the correct quantities of Pet Releaf’s products for small dogs like yours.
Small dogs (1-50lbs)
Pet Releaf’s Hemp Oil 100: for 1-25lbs, give 1.5 droppers a day. For 26-50lbs, give 2.5 full droppers a day.
Pet Releaf’s Hemp Oil 200: for 1-25lbs, give 0.75 dropper a day. For 26-50lbs, give 1.5 droppers per day.
Pet Releaf’s Hemp Oil 500: for 26-50lbs, give 0.5 dropper a day.
Pet Releaf’s Liposome Hemp Oil 100: for 1-25lbs, give 0.5 dropper a day.
Pet Releaf’s Liposome Hemp Oil 100: for 26-50lbs, give 0.75 dropper per day.
Pet Releaf’s Liposome Hemp Oil 300: for 26-50lbs give .25 dropper a day.
Pet Releaf’s Hemp Oil Capsules: for 40-50lbs, give 1 capsule per day.
Pet Releaf’s Edibites: for 1-30lbs, give 1, up to 2, or as needed, and for 30-50lbs, give 2, up to 3, or as needed.
Pet Releaf’s Sentesa for small dogs: for 11-33lbs, give 1-2 capsules a day.
Pet Releaf’s Sentesa for medium and large dogs: for 33lbs+, give 1-2 capsules a day.
How to Compute CBD Quantities for Small Dogs
If your CBD product doesn’t have a recommended amount for a dog your size, don’t despair, we can figure it out. For a 25lb dog with a quantity of 2.25-5 mg of CBD, you’ll need to figure out how much CBD is in one serving of the product. Look on the packaging for a one-ounce bottle of hemp oil with 75 mg of CBD to see if they list how much CBD is in one dropper of their oil. This information may be on their website if you can’t find it on the packaging. If you can’t find that information, look for how many servings the product provides. Then divide the concentration of CBD by how many servings to find out how much CBD a serving provides. If you can’t find the number of servings, presume 30, since most bottles of hemp oil are designed to last around a month. So, 75 mg of CBD, divided by 30 servings equals 2.5 mg per serving or dropper. Your dog’s quantity for this product is 1-2 droppers of hemp oil.
Here is a CBD chart for small dogs. This chart includes all of the Pet Releaf CBD products a small dog can use.
|Dog weight 1-25lbs||1.5 full droppers a day||Pet Releaf Hemp Oil 100|
|Dog weight 26-50lbs||2.5 full droppers a day||Pet Releaf Hemp Oil 100|
|Dog weight 1-25lbs||.75 full droppers a day||Pet Releaf Hemp Oil 200|
|Dog weight 26-50lbs||1.5 full droppers a day||Pet Releaf Hemp oil 200|
|Dog weight 26-50lbs||0.5 full droppers a day||Pet Releaf Hemp Oil 500|
|Dog weight 26-50lbs||0.5 dropper a day||Pet Releaf Hemp Oil 750|
|Dog weight 1-25lbs||0.5 dropper a day||Pet Releaf Liposome Hemp Oil 100|
|Dog weight 26-50lbs||0.75 dropper a day||Pet Releaf Liposome Hemp Oil 100|
|Dog weight 26-50lbs||0.25 dropper a day||Pet Releaf Liposome Hemp Oil 300|
|Dog weight 40-50lbs||1 capsule a day||Pet Releaf CBD Capsules|
|Dog weight 11lbs-33lbs||1-2 capsules a day||Sentesa Tri-Active CBD Capsules for small dogs|
|Dog weight 33lbs +||1-2 capsules a day||Sentesa Tri-Active CBD Capsules for medium and large dogs|
|Dog weight up to 30lbs||give 1, up to 2, or as needed||Pet Releaf Edibites|
|Dog weight 31-50lbs||give 2, up to 3, or as needed||Pet Releaf Edibites|
|Dog weight 25-50lbs||give 1, up to 2, or as needed||Pet Releaf Edibites for large dogs|
Factors that Affect CBD Amounts for Small Dogs
Here are some of the factors that will affect finding the right CBD quantity for your dog.
1. What kind of CBD are you giving your dog?
Pet CBD comes in oils, capsules, chews, and topicals. Each kind of product will be given differently.
2. How healthy is your dog?
Your dog’s overall health, or lack thereof, will be the most important factor in finding the right amount of CBD. Two dogs who weigh the same might need different amounts of CBD to reach their health goals. As a general rule of thumb, healthy dogs need less CBD, while dogs with health issues might need more. Pet Releaf recommends starting with the suggested usage and then giving your dog a little more CBD after an hour has passed if you’re not seeing the results you want. You could also increase the next amount as well.
3. Dogs are different
Each dog is physically unique. Two healthy dogs who weigh the same could still need a different amount of CBD because their bodies are going to process the CBD differently.
4. Brand of CBD
Every brand is a little bit different as we’ve discussed. Also, the quality of CBD will vary from brand to brand, and you might wind up needing to use more of a lower-quality CBD brand to see results, compared to a high-quality brand.
Each CBD company is going to make their CBD differently. Companies that use chemicals, heat, and solvents won’t have as much bioactive CBD in their products compared to companies that don’t use heat or chemicals. While higher quality products may cost more, not only are they safer for your dog, you’ll be able to use less because they are more potent.