CBD OIL FOR DOGS: DOES IT WORK? HOW MUCH SHOULD I GIVE MY DOG?

The results are in! CBD has shown promising results for humans in a countless number of ways. Studies have shown that CBD can decrease anxiety and improve sleep; can relive pain in patients with malignant diseases and can improve cardiovascular health. 

If we can reap all these health benefits that help battle our health problems, with limited to no side effects, what about our beloved dogs? CBD for dogs has risen in popularity for good reason!

Does your Dog Suffer from Anxiety?

Just like humans, dogs can experience anxiety. Your pup could have anxiety just in certain situations like car rides, bathing or could suffer from daily episodes. Some pets pace around, chew household items, or get themselves sick. CBD oil can help relax your dog to reduce the effects of anxiety. 

Does your Dog Experience Seizures?

It’s not uncommon for dogs to experience seizures some time in their life. If this is the case with yours, CBD can help reduce and/or even eliminate the number of seizures your dog is having. Just like with human seizures, CBD acts the same way to help relieve your dog and prevent/reduce episodes. Small studies, like this one, have shown that administering a certain amount of CBD oil to dogs was linked to the degree of seizure reduction.

Does Your Dog have Chronic Pain or Arthritis?

Many dog breeds, especially older and larger dogs, experience chronic pain like arthritis. Giving your dog CBD oil can help relieve the pain for them. CBD oil fights inflammation so your dog can run around longer and live a full happy life! It’s been clinically demonstrated that CBD oil significantly decreased pain and increased activity in dogs while owners reported no side effects.

How should I give my dog CBD?

So you’re convinced that its time to introduce your four-legged friend to the benefits of CBD. Working out the right dosage for your dog is crucial and depends on your dog’s ailment, size and how CBD is administered.                                         

In general CBD is provided in a carrier liquid such as hemp oil, olive oil or MCT oil in bottles from 10 to 50ml with varying strengths. Sonas CBD is sold in 10ml bottles at strengths from 2.5% to 15%. We recommend starting off on 2.5% for your dog and providing 0.1mg of CBD for every 1kg of bodyweight. 

 

Size

Weight

CBD mg per day

Drops per day (2.5% strength)

Small

< 10kg

1mg

1 drops

Medium

10 -25 kg

1 - 2.5mg

1 - 2 drops

Large

26 - 40kg

2.5 - 4mg

2 - 4 drops

Giant

41kg+ 

4 - 5mg

4 - 5 drops

 * Sizes are based on the categories below and assume the dog is fully-grown

** Dosage is based on Sonas 2.5% CBD oil. Other providers and/or other strengths may require a different dosage. 

 

Small dogs (under 10kg) 

  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • West Highland Terrier
  • Lakeland Terrier
  • Shih Tzu
  • Chihuahua
  • Bichon Frise
  • Toy Poodle
  • Maltese
  • Pug

    Medium dogs (10kg – 25kg)

    • American Bulldog
    • British Bulldog
    • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
    • Cocker Spaniel
    • Beagle
    • Border Collie
    • Standard Schnauzer
    • Springer Spaniel
    • Pointer

    Large dogs (26kg – 40kg)

      • Dalmatian
      • Doberman
      • German Shepherd
      • English Setter
      • Labrador
      • Boxer
      • Greyhound 

      Giant Dog (41kg+ )

      • Alaskan Malamute
      • Mastiff
      • St Bernard
      • Newfoundland
      • Japanese Akita

      Can’t find your dog in the list above or manage to get him or her on the scales? Not to worry. You can find the average dog weight by breed here.

      If your dog suffers from any of the conditions listed in this article, see what our 250mg CBD oil can do for them, as a natural alternative to other medications.

      Has your dog ever tried CBD oil? Did you see any benefits? Let us know in the comments below

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