You love your large or extra-large dog, and everyone around you probably loves your dog too! You are likely stopped on the street by people who are admiring your large dog. It probably feels like you’re walking around with a show-stopping movie star with all the attention your dog garners. What a head-turner. While large and extra-large dogs are very strong, it’s up to you to take care of your dog. You know that your large dog needs extra special care because of her large size, and you want to give her the best pet CBD on the market to support her stress levels, joints, and overall health. But so often large and extra-large dogs are overlooked by the pet CBD market. So, how do you know how much CBD to give your dog? When it comes to a CBD dosage for large dogs, the general rule of thumb is 1-2 mg of CBD per 10lbs of body weight. Some people extend this rule to 1-5mg of CBD per 10lbs of body weight. While this may seem simple, CBD concentrations vary from product to product, even products within the same brand will have different levels of CBD in them. Your best bet is to follow the instructions on the package.
But what if the package doesn’t have instructions for a dog that weighs as much as your pup? In this article, we’ll discuss proper dosing with Pet Releaf CBD products, how to determine the right CBD dose for your extra-large dog, and the factors that affect this decision.
What is the Dosing Amount of CBD Oil for Large and Extra-Large Dogs?
Here is a dosing guide for large dogs and Pet Releaf’s products formulated for large dogs.
1. Large dogs (75-100lbs)
Pet Releaf’s Liposome Hemp Oil 300: for 76 -100lbs, give .75 full dropper a day.
Pet Releaf’s Hemp Oil 500: for 76-100lbs, give 1.5 full droppers a day
Pet Releaf’s Hemp Oil Capsules: for 75-125lbs, give 2 capsules a day.
Pet Releaf’s Edibites for large dogs: for 75-100lbs, give 3, up to 4, or as needed.
Pet Releaf’s Sentesa for medium and large dogs: for 33lbs+, give 1-2 capsules a day.
Here is a dosing guide for extra-large dogs and Pet Releaf’s products formulated for extra-large dogs.
2. Extra Large dogs (100-150+lbs)
Pet Releaf’s Liposome Hemp Oil 600: for 101-150lbs, give one full dropper a day. For 150lbs+ give 2 full droppers a day.
Pet Releaf’s Hemp Oil 750: for 101-150lbs, give 1.5 full droppers a day. For 150lbs+, give 2 full droppers a day.
Pet Releaf’s Hemp Oil Capsules: for 125-175lbs, give 3 capsules a day.
Pet Releaf’s Edibites for large dogs: for 101-150lbs, give 4, up to 5, or as needed.
Pet Releaf’s Sentesa for medium and large dogs: for 33lbs+, give 1-2 capsules a day.
How to Compute CBD Dosage for Large and Extra Large Dogs?
While it’s best to follow a product’s packaging instructions, there isn’t always a CBD dose for large breed dogs available. If the general rule of thumb is 1-2 mg per 10lbs of body weight, and your dog weighs 100lbs, a good starting point is 10-20 mg a day. Pet Releaf, for example, has 100-125lb dogs at a recommended dose of 20mg of CBD per day. If your bottle of hemp oil doesn’t have instructions for dogs the size of yours, look for how many mg of CBD each dropper contains, and go from there. If your dog’s dose is 20mg, and the dropper for your bottle of hemp oil contains 15 mg, then your dog’s dose is about 1 and 1/3 droppers. If the packaging or website doesn’t list how much CBD a full dropper contains, then take the amount of CBD the bottle contains and divide by how many servings are in the bottle. That will tell you how much CBD a full dropper contains.
|Dog weight 76-100lbs||1.5 droppers a day||Pet Releaf Hemp Oil 500|
|Dog weight 101-150lbs||2 droppers a day||Pet Releaf Hemp Oil 500|
|Dog weight 150lbs +||2.75 droppers a day||Pet Releaf Hemp Oil 500|
|Dog weight 76-100lbs||1 dropper a day||Pet Releaf Hemp Oil 750|
|Dog weight 101-150lbs||1.5 droppers a day||Pet Releaf Hemp Oil 750|
|Dog weight 150lbs +||2 droppers a day||Pet Releaf Hemp Oil 750|
|Dog weight 76-100lbs||0.75 dropper a day||Pet Releaf Liposome Hemp Oil 300|
|Dog weight 101-150lbs||1 dropper a day||Pet Releaf Liposome Hemp Oil 300|
|Dog weight 150lbs +||2 droppers a day||Pet Releaf Liposome Hemp Oil 300|
|Dog weight 76-100lbs||0.75 dropper a day||Pet Releaf Liposome Hemp Oil 600|
|Dog weight 101-150lbs||1 dropper a day||Pet Releaf Liposome Hemp Oil 600|
|Dog weight 150-200lbs||2 droppers a day||Pet Releaf Liposome Hemp Oil 600|
|Dog weight 201lbs+||2.5 droppers a day||Pet Releaf Liposome Hemp Oil 600|
|Dog weight 75-125lbs||2 capsules a day||Pet Releaf CBD Capsules|
|Dog weight 125-175lbs||3 capsules a day||Pet Releaf CBD Capsules|
|Dog weight 75lbs +||2 capsules twice a day||Sentesa Tri-Active CBD Capsules for medium and large dogs|
|Dog weight 75-100lbs||give 3, up to 4, or as needed||Pet Releaf Edibites for large dogs|
|Dog weight 101-150lbs||give 4, up to 5, or as needed||Pet Releaf Edibites for large dogs|
Factors that Affect CBD Dosage for Large Dogs
Many factors affect how much CBD your dog needs. Some of these factors have to do with your dog and his health, and the others have to do with the CBD product you choose. Here are some of the pet-related factors that might affect your dog’s CBD dose.
1. How big is your dog?
As you can see from the chart above, as a dog’s weight increases, so do the sizes of their appropriate CBD dose. Large and extra-large dogs simply need a lot more CBD than smaller pets.
2. How healthy is your dog?
Your dog’s overall health will impact how much CBD he needs. What are your goals with using CBD? Do you want to help keep your dog in good health? Or is your pup experiencing some health issues, like allergies or mild stress? If that’s the case, the regular dose might not be enough for your pup. You’ll want to experiment by slowly increasing the dose in 5-10 mg increments until you see the results you want.
Here are some of the CBD-related factors that will influence your dog’s CBD dose.
1. How are you giving your dog CBD?
CBD comes in a variety of forms, so you’re sure to find the right way to give CBD to your dog.
- Hemp oil. Oils are generally considered the CBD gold standard and are the most cost-effective form of CBD supplementation. They can be given to your dog by mouth, or put into his food bowl, where he’ll likely lick it right up. Plus, you can adjust your dog’s dose easily with a bottle of CBD oil.
- Hemp oil capsules. Hemp oil capsules are an easy, mess-free way to give your dog CBD. However, they don’t offer the dosing flexibility that hemp oil does.
- Chews. CBD chews, or “treats”, are probably the easiest way to give your dog CBD. Since they’re flavored, dogs will think they are treats and there’s no risk of them being put off by the earthy taste of straight hemp oil. Like with capsules, it is harder to adjust your dog’s CBD dose with chews.
Also, each dog is going to process CBD a little bit differently, because each dog is physically unique. And this doesn’t even include the differences in health and lifestyle. So, two dogs who weigh the same might need very different doses of CBD to reach their health goals.
Pet Releaf CBD for Large and Extra Large Dogs
The people at Pet Releaf love large and extra-large dogs as much as you love yours. Large dogs need a little extra love and Pet Releaf wants to help you give it to them. This is why they’ve formulated versions of all of their high-quality CBD products for large and extra-large dogs. Their Hemp Oils come in 500 mg and 750 mg concentrations and were designed for a larger dog like yours. But they didn’t stop there! Their award-winning Liposome Hemp Oil, which is CBD mixed with sustainably sourced Wild Alaskan Pollock Fish Oil, gives dogs a hearty dose of healthful omega-3 essential fatty acids along with full-spectrum CBD. Liposome Hemp Oil comes in a 300 mg concentration for large dogs and a 600 mg concentration for extra large dogs. Sentesa, Pet Releaf’s new line of veterinary formulated CBD, comes in a size for large dogs, and so do all their tasty Edibites. Edibites are CBD and functional herb supplement chews. They’re not treats, but your dog will think they are! They come in a variety of flavors like peppered bacon and peanut butter and carob and have different formulas that support stress, joint health, digestion, and immunity.
Rest assured that you’re giving your dog all-natural, high-quality CBD with Pet Releaf. They use hemp that’s been sustainably grown in the United States, so you know its quality. They make their CBD without any heat (which could destroy the delicate cannabinoids), harmful chemicals, or toxic solvents. All your dog is getting with Pet Releaf is high-quality, full-spectrum CBD. If you’re not sure where to start, Pet Releaf offers a helpful product finder, which takes all the guesswork out of choosing a CBD product for your large or extra-large dog.