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CBD Dosage for Small Dogs

Jan 21, 2022

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 dosing 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 dose of CBD for small dogs. But for now, let’s stick with the basics. If your dog weighs 25lbs, then her CBD dose is around 2.25-5 mg of CBD per day. How much the dose 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 dosage 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 doses 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 Dosages for Small Dogs

If your CBD product doesn’t have a recommended dosing amount for a dog your size, don’t despair, we can figure it out. For a 25lb dog with a dose 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 dose for this product is 1-2 droppers of hemp oil. 

Here is a CBD dosage 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 Dosage for Small Dogs

Here are some of the factors that will affect finding the right CBD dosage 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 dosed differently. 

2. How healthy is your dog?

Your dog’s overall health, or lack thereof, will be the most important factor in finding her right dose. 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 dosage, 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 dose as well. 

3. Dogs are different

Each dog is physically unique. Two healthy dogs who weigh the same could still need a different dose 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. 

Pet Releaf CBD for Small Dogs

Pet Releaf’s mission is to help pets everywhere be their healthiest, happiest selves. That’s why they make full-spectrum hemp CBD products, instead of using isolated CBD as some companies do. Full-spectrum hemp is made with the whole hemp plant and is full of many beneficial compounds, in addition to CBD. Full-spectrum hemp is rich in terpenes and other cannabinoids, which all work together with CBD to deliver a more potent and healthful effect. CBD and the other cannabinoids, work with your dog’s nervous system to help the body communicate more effectively with itself. This is why CBD may be so helpful for a variety of health issues like allergies, skin irritations, and stress. 

With Pet Releaf, you can rest assured that you’re buying the best pet CBD for your dog that money can buy. Pet Releaf starts with growing healthy hemp plants from organic seeds here in the United States. Their farms use sustainable and regenerative farming practices that not only benefit the plants but our earth as well. Unlike many lower-quality pet CBD products, Pet Releaf doesn’t use any heat, chemicals, or solvents to make their CBD. Their Hemp Oil 100 for small dogs is certified USDA Organic. They also have a variety of tasty Edibite CBD and herbal chews or “treats” for dogs. They aren’t treats, but your dog will think they are! Try their peanut butter and carob Edibite Calming Chews for dogs today. 

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