How to give CBD to a puppy
Even though there’s no risk of overdose from pet-safe CBD supplements, it’s important to find the right CBD dosage for your puppy, and not to give them more CBD than necessary.
CBD dosage instructions for puppies
There are no universal dosage guidelines for pet CBD, but most producers and experts recommend a starting dosage of 1 mg of CBD per pound of a dog’s body weight.
So, if a puppy weighs 15 pounds, then 15 mg of CBD should be a good initial dose. Remember that CBD extracts are infused into a carrier oil, so owners will need to divide a product’s total volume by the listed concentration to work out the right dose.
Even before this starting dose, many owners will give their dogs a small taste of CBD to ensure they tolerate it well and don’t experience possible side effects such as fatigue or diarrhea.
There are several ways to give CBD to puppies depending upon their needs. Owners can decide whether it’s more appropriate to administer CBD at the point of need or on a consistent daily schedule.
– For example, you might give your dog a CBD dose whenever their exhibit symptoms of teething pain or separation anxiety, up to a maximum of two doses per day.
– Or you might mix a dose of CBD oil into your puppy’s dinner each evening.
Because puppies often have more sensitive stomachs than fully grown dogs, it can be helpful to mix CBD with a good amount of food or to drop CBD onto a treat.
Any time you decide to start a new course of supplements with your puppy – CBD included – it’s important to talk with your vet.
While vets can’t yet formally prescribe pet CBD products, many are familiar with CBD and will be able to advise owners on whether supplementation is an appropriate step.