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CBD Dosage for Medium Dogs

Jan 20, 2022

So, are you excited to try CBD on your dog for the first time? Pet CBD is all the rage these days, and for good reason. CBD supports your dog’s optimal health and may help a variety of health issues like allergies and stress. You’re joining the ranks of almost 50% of American pet owners who give their pet CBD. So, you may be wondering what’s the right dose of CBD for my medium dog? The basic rule of thumb for giving dogs CBD is 1-2mg per 10lbs of body weight. For a dog that weighs forty pounds, her dose of CBD is 4-8 mg of CBD a day. For example, the recommended dose for dogs weighing 25-50 pounds of Pet Releaf’s Liposome Hemp Oil 300 contains 5mg of CBD. 

It’s a good idea to talk to your vet before giving your dog CBD, or any kind of new supplement. Many vets are pro-CBD, and yours is likely to be supportive of you giving your pet CBD. Your vet might even have a special brand of CBD available, like Pet Releaf’s veterinarian-formulated Sentesa Tri-Active capsules. For your dog to feel the benefits of CBD, you need to choose a high-quality CBD that contains all the active compounds of hemp, and zero contaminants. 

In this article, we’ll look at the different dosages of CBD for medium dogs for all the Pet Releaf products, how to calculate a CBD dose for your dog, and all the factors that could influence that decision. 

What is the Dosing Amount of CBD Oil for Medium Dogs?

Here is a complete list of the proper dosing for medium-sized dogs for all of Pet Releaf’s products, starting with the hemp oils. The number by the hemp oils indicates how many milligrams of CBD the bottle contains. As you can see, you’ll be giving your medium-sized dog more of the lower concentration products, and less of the ones with higher concentrations. 

1. Medium dogs (25-75lbs)

Pet Releaf’s Hemp Oil 100: for 26-50lbs, give 2.5 droppers a day.

Pet Releaf’s Hemp Oil 200: for 26-50lbs, give 1.5 droppers per day.

Pet Releaf’s Hemp Oil 200: for 51-75lbs, give 2 droppers a day.

Pet Releaf’s Hemp Oil 500: for 26-50lbs, give 0.5 dropper a day.

Pet Releaf’s Hemp Oil 500: for 51-75lbs, give 1 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 100: for 51-75lbs, give 1 dropper a day.

Pet Releaf’s Liposome Hemp Oil 300: for 26-50lbs give 0.25 dropper a day.

Pet Releaf’s Liposome Hemp Oil 300: for 51-75lbs, give 0.5 dropper a day.

Pet Releaf’s Hemp Oil Capsules: for 40-75lbs, give 1 capsule a day.

Pet Releaf’s Edibites: for 30-60lbs, give 2, up to 3, or as needed.

Pet Releaf’s Edibites: for 61-75lbs, give 4, up to 5, or as needed. 

Pet Releaf’s Edibites for large dogs: for 25-50lbs, give 1, up to 2, or as needed.

Pet Releaf’s Edibites for large dogs: for 51-75lbs, give 2, up to 3, 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 Medium Dogs

Since medium-sized dogs are so common, most CBD products will have the appropriate dosing guidelines for your dog’s weight. Following the package’s instructions is the easiest way to go when it comes to figuring out the CBD dosage for medium dogs.  

If you need to calculate how much CBD oil to give your dog, look on the bottle, packaging, or company website for how much CBD one full dropper contains. If you can’t find that information, look for how many servings your bottle contains. If one serving is one full dropper, divide the concentration of CBD by how many servings the bottle contains. Usually, a bottle of hemp oil has 30 servings or a month’s worth. So, if you can’t find the number of servings on your bottle, use 30 as your guideline. Let’s say you have a one-ounce bottle of hemp oil with 125 mg of CBD, and you’re trying to determine the right dose for a 40lb dog. Your dog needs between 4-8 mg of CBD, based on the general rule of thumb. (Note: the dose of CBD your dog actually needs might be different than the rule of thumb. Every dog is different and has different needs. We’ll go into this more in another section.) Divide 125 (the CBD concentration) by 30 (the number of servings) and you have about 4 mg of CBD per full dropper of hemp oil. So, your dog’s dose is 1-2 full droppers of the bottle with 125 mg of CBD.

Here is a CBD dosage chart for medium dogs for all of Pet Releaf’s CBD products. Here you’ll find different kinds of hemp oils, hemp oil capsules, and CBD chews.

Dog weight 26-50lbs 2.5 droppers a day Pet Releaf Hemp Oil 100
Dog weight 26-50lbs 1.5 droppers a day Pet Releaf Hemp oil 200
Dog weight 51-75lbs 2 droppers a day Pet Releaf Hemp Oil 200
Dog weight 26-50lbs 0.5 dropper a day Pet Releaf Hemp Oil 500
Dog weight 51-75lbs 1 dropper a day Pet Releaf Hemp Oil 500
Dog weight 26-50lbs 0.5 dropper a day Pet Releaf Hemp Oil 750
Dog weight 51-75lbs 0.75 dropper a day Pet Releaf Hemp Oil 750
Dog weight 26-50lbs 0.75 dropper a day Pet Releaf Liposome Hemp Oil 100
Dog weight 51-75lbs 1 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 51-75lbs 0.5 dropper a day Pet Releaf Liposome Hemp Oil 300
Dog weight 51-75lbs 0.5 dropper a day Pet Releaf Liposome Hemp Oil 600
Dog weight 40-75lbs 1 capsule a day Pet Releaf CBD Capsules
Dog weight 33lbs + 1-2 capsules a day Sentesa Tri-Active CBD Capsules for medium and large dogs
Dog weight 31-60lbs give 2, up to 3, or as needed Pet Releaf Edibites
Dog weight 61-90lbs give 4, up to 5, or as needed Pet Releaf Edibites
Dog weight 25-50lbs give 1, up to 2, or as needed Pet Releaf Edibites for large dogs
Dog weight 51-75lbs give 2, up to 3, or as needed Pet Releaf Edibites for large dogs

 

Factors that Affect CBD Dosage for Medium Dogs

Now that you know about the dosing rule of thumb and how to calculate how much CBD your dog needs, let’s talk about your dog’s real CBD dose. Many factors might adjust your dog’s dose of CBD up or down. Let’s talk about pet-related factors.

1. Health and lifestyle

Every pet is a unique physical being and will process CBD a little bit differently than other dogs. Even dogs who are the same weight might need a different dose of CBD. Generally speaking, the healthier the dog, the lower the dose. And the sicker a dog gets, the more CBD she will need. Pet Releaf suggests starting at their recommended dosing and then increasing until you start to see results with your pet. You can do this increase about an hour after you give your dog the CBD, or wait until their next dose. 

2. The size of your dog

As you now know, the size of your dog is the main way to determine the appropriate CBD dose. To make calculating your dog’s dose a little easier, round their weight up or down. 

There are also CBD-related factors that will influence how much CBD you give your dog. 

3. Brand of CBD oil

Choosing a high-quality CBD ensures results and safety. Poorly made pet CBD products might be made with harsh chemicals or toxic solvents, which can leave behind traces in the final CBD product. Or, they could be made with heat, which destroys the delicate plant compounds in hemp. And, finally, they could be made with low-quality hemp, which has little to offer in the way of cannabinoids and terpenes and might contain pesticides or herbicides from the growing process. 

4. Type of CBD

CBD comes in a variety of forms, including hemp oil, hemp capsules, chews or “treats”, and topical skin creams. Hemp oil is generally considered the most effective form of CBD to give your pet, but it can be a bit messy. That’s where capsules come in. Capsules are easy to give your dog, but you can’t adjust the amount of CBD that you’re giving your dog as easily as hemp oil. Next, you have chews or “treats”, which are the easiest way to give your dog CBD, but might not be as effective as hemp oil. 

Pet Releaf CBD for Medium Dogs

With over 20 awards to their name, Pet Releaf is the most trusted brand of pet CBD on the market today. And with good reason. They hold certifications from two of their industry’s most prestigious organizations, USDA Organic and the National Animal Supplements Council. Made with high-quality hemp grown here in the US with sustainable and regenerative farming practices, Pet Releaf CBD products are made with full-spectrum hemp. Full-spectrum hemp is made from the whole hemp plant and contains everything hemp has to offer in addition to CBD. This includes plant chemicals like terpenes and other cannabinoids. There is a synergy in full-spectrum hemp CBD that is lacking in products made with isolated CBD. Scientists call this the entourage effect. That’s why Pet Releaf never uses heat or harsh chemicals when they make their CBD. They are determined to give your pet the full benefits of hemp in every product. Pet Releaf has a pet CBD product that’s right for your dog. For help deciding, check out this product finder and take a little quiz about your pet to find the perfect CBD match for your pup!

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