Many pet owners want CBD to treat their pets but need help figuring out what to do or whether CBD suits their cat or dog. Veterinarians might feel uncomfortable talking about CBD due to the confusion of legislation or lack of experience with CBD in the real world. In this post, I will show you my CBD experience and how you can select the appropriate product and dosage for the pet.

Is CBD Safe

The research conducted at Cornell University and Colorado State University studying CBD use in dogs yielded promising results in terms of safety and effectiveness. With incredible results, I’ve used CBD in my practices for dogs and cats over the last five years. While CBD is safe for cats and dogs, not every product on the market is secure. In the following article, I’ll guide you through the steps to select the most secure CBD product and the methods I have used in my practice.

When do I need to give my animal CBD

The list of conditions for using CBD for treatment is continuously growing! Here are the most frequent ailments CBD can help with:




Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)


Recurrent respiratory infections

Insufficient appetite

What is the best product to make use of

You might have seen CBD products for dogs flooding the market. Unfortunately, many of these products might not be secure or not be effective. Be aware of the following factors before deciding on a product.

Concentration. CBD products are costly. Numerous companies offer fragile oils to lower costs. This means that your pet won’t receive the therapeutic dose of CBD. I recommend using a product containing at least fifteen milligrams (mg) of CBD per milliliter (mL). If you own a large dog, you should consider using an oil containing at least thirty milligrams (mg) of CBD per milliliter (mL). As more states start to cultivate hemp, costs will drop!

It is organically grown. To prevent the presence of toxic pesticides in the CBD of your pet, be sure that the hemp is naturally grown and harvested within the US. It is possible to ask the manufacturer for an official certificate of analysis (COA) that can prove the batch was examined to determine the presence of pesticides.

THC. It is the psychoactive component of marijuana. Dogs possess a lot more THC receptors than humans. This means that even a tiny quantity of THC can cause your dog to fall sick. What CBD product you select must be less than 0.3 percent THC. This can be confirmed through the COA.

Additional Ingredients. If you are using a CBD product that has not been designated for pets, be sure that there aren’t any additional ingredients (oils, sweeteners, oils, herbs, and so on) that could be harmful to pets.

I’ve used HempRx for over five years and have had remarkable results. It is organically grown using clean extraction techniques. It’s free of any other ingredients and is the ideal level of concentration that is suitable to be used by cats as well as dogs.

How do I calculate the amount of CBD I should give

I suggest taking 1.25 milligrams (mg) of CBD per 5 lbs of body weight twice daily. For those who prefer the standard metric system, that’s 0.5 milligrams per kilogram twice a day. If your pet’s size falls in increments of 5 pounds or less, you can round it up.

Augmenting your pet’s dosage according to the need every few days is possible. I don’t exceed 7 mg CBD per 5 pounds in body weight or 3 mg/kg twice daily in my patient. If you’re using a product from HempRx, my easy-to-follow dosage chart is below.

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