Blossom cbd oil for dogs dosage calculator
Blossom has made an impact on the lives of thousands of pets. We’ve learned a lot from all that experience, but most of all, we’ve learned that every pet is unique — especially when it comes to dosing. So, it should come at no surprise that the question we get asked most from pet parents is what is the right dose for their pet.
It’s a good question that deserves a good explanation. Below is just that, designed for anyone new to hemp oil and pets.
Guess and Check
It’s helpful to think of Blossom, and its active ingredients (cannabinoids), like the caffeine in coffee. Some people drink a single cup in the morning and are up all night, yet others can drink the same amount right before bed without any issue. For the same reason, it’s important to have a guess-and-check mindset and be comfrotable with experimenting to find what works best.
The good news is that Blossom is completely non-toxic in at 100x the recommended starting dose. Still, your pet might get overly sleepy or have other undesired symptoms at too high a dose, so you it’s best to start small and build up. Where to Start Every bottle of Blossom, excluding the sample size, has a handy to-scale serving chart that tells you exactly how much of our full spectrum hemp oil to start out with.
It should look something like this:
You should use this guide to draw out the right amount of oil depending on the weight of your pet. If your bottle didn’t come with a chart, or if you’d like to know the math, the rest of this section will go into the details. Otherwise, feel free to skip to the next section.
The usual starting point is 1mg of active for every 10lbs of pet weight. So, if your pet weighs 20lbs, you would start with a single serving of 2mg. However, because the active ingredients are disolved (emulsified) into a carrier oil (hemp seed oil), the amount of oil you’ll need will depend on the concentration of your bottle.
Blossom comes in 3 concentrations:
- 100mg/fl.oz (small dogs and cats)
- 300mg/fl.oz (medium dogs)
- 600mg/fl.oz (large dogs).
Your bottle will say in big numbers which concentration you have. Each dropper has milliliters (ml) marking to use as a guide. Use the chart below to figure out how much oil you should measure out for your starting dose.
Example #1: You have a 15lb cat and have the trial size bottle of Blossom. Consulting the chart, you need to feed 0.3ml for every 10lbs of cat. Since your cat weighs 15lbs, that is 0.3ml x 15lb/10lb = 0.45ml.
Example #2 : You have a 70lb dog. You bought the 600mg concentration for large dogs. Consulting the chart, you need to feed 0.5ml for each 10lbs. Since your dog weighs 70lbs, that is 0.5ml x 70lb/10lb = 0.35ml.
How and When to Serve
Most people squeeze the dropper directly into their pets mouth. Blossom has a mild taste, so if your pet will tolearte it, this is the recommended method. Some pets, especially cats, may require more persuading and you may be more successful serving with food.
You can feed Blossom any time. However, it’s best to get into a habit, so choosing a time that will fit your schedule is imporatant. Blossom takes time to be absorbed, so give your pet a few hours at least if feeding before a stressful event like travel or grooming.
How Often to Serve
The starting dose is designed to be the initial daily amount. However, may people prefer to separate doses into day and night or according to a different schedule throughout the day and that is totally fine. This is another good place to experiment and find what works best.
How to Find the Right Dose
Both cannabinoid studies and our own experience show that the full effects of Blossom may take up to a week of consistant use to be fully felt. For that reason, don’t expect to see results immediately, and don’t rush to increase the dosage after just a day or two.
However, if your pet looks exceedingly sleepy that is a good indicator that you should dial back the amount. On the other hand, if the effects aren’t as strong as you would like and you’ve been trying the same dose for a few days, it is fine to increase the dose. We find that increasing by 50% is a good increment, but feel free to use your best judgement.
All that said, there is a shortcut that can help you get to the right dose faster. Generally speaking, more severe symptoms require larger doses. Use this as a guage to decide if your pet should start on a higher dose. The common dosing range is anywhere from 0.5x to 15x the recommended starting dose.
The above is designed to answer the most common questions new Blossom feeders have, and to help you have the best results right from the beginning. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to email [email protected] or to call us at 1-888-859-4280.
CBD Dosage Chart For Dogs
Below is a dosage chart, showing how much CBD to give your dog depending on their breed and condition. Please note that this is based on the average size of an adult dog of each breed. While puppies can certainly benefit from CBD, fewer studies have been done on puppies. In this case, it’s best to ask your vet for advice on what dosage of CBD to use.
Some veterinarians may advise you to use a small amount of CBD and gradually increase it. If you’re unsure about which dosage of CBD to use for your dog, call an animal healthcare professional.
|Labrador retriever||15mg – 40mg||5mg – 30mg||15mg – 40mg||15mg – 40mg||5mg – 30mg||5mg – 30mg||10mg – 35 mg|
|German shepherd||10mg – 35 mg||5mg – 30mg||10mg – 35 mg||5mg – 30mg||5mg – 30mg||5mg – 30mg||7mg – 30 mg|
|Golden retriever||15mg – 40mg||5mg – 30mg||15mg – 40mg||15mg – 40mg||5mg – 30mg||5mg – 30mg||10mg – 35 mg|
|French bulldog||5mg – 15mg||1mg – 10 mg||5mg – 15mg||5mg – 15mg||1mg – 10 mg||1mg – 10 mg||2mg – 12 mg|
|Bulldog||5mg – 25mh||4mg – 20 mg||5mg – 25mh||5mg – 25mh||4mg – 20 mg||4mg – 20 mg||5mg – 20mg|
|Beagle||5mg – 15mg||2mg – 10 mg||5mg – 15mg||5mg – 15mg||2mg – 10 mg||2mg – 10 mg||2mg – 12 mg|
|Poodle (standard)||5mg – 25mh||4mg – 20 mg||5mg – 25mh||5mg – 25mh||4mg – 20 mg||4mg – 20 mg||5mg – 20mg|
|Rottweiler||20mg – 45mg||10mg – 35mg||20mg – 45mg||20mg – 45mg||10mg – 35mg||10mg – 35mg||25mg – 40mg|
|Yorkshire terrier||1mg – 4 mg||0.5mg – 2 mg||1mg – 4 mg||1mg – 4 mg||0.5mg – 2 mg||0.5mg – 2 mg||0.5mg – 3 mg|
|German shorthaired pointer||5mg – 25mh||4mg – 20 mg||5mg – 25mh||5mg – 25mh||4mg – 20 mg||4mg – 20 mg||5mg – 20mg|
Cannabidiol – or CBD – is a hugely beneficial cannabinoid that can safely be used on dogs. Whether your pup has pain, anxiety, or inflammation, they can benefit from CBD oil or treats – but what dosage of CBD should you use for your dog?
CBD can be extracted from hemp or cannabis, with hemp CBD products being legal pretty much everywhere. It can come in the form of dog treats, tinctures or oils, or capsules.
Just as it can benefit humans, CBD can benefit dogs in a number of different ways. Studies show that the supplement can reduce seizures in dogs with epilepsy and other neurological disorders. CBD also promotes a healthy skin and coat by regulating the sebum production and reducing inflammation in the skin. It also soothes anxiety and reduces pain in dogs with chronic conditions.
If you’re interested in trying this natural supplement but you’re not sure how much CBD to give your dog, read on!
How much CBD to give your dog
Always use a high-quality form of CBD to make sure that your pet is getting the very best supplement. The packaging should specify how many milligrams of CBD you get per drop. Use this as a guide and adjust the dosage accordingly. For example, if your dog needs 0,5mg and the packaging says that there are 0,25mg of CBD per drop, give your dog two drops.
CBD can also come in the form of CBD-enriched treats and dog biscuits. In this case, the packaging should state how many milligrams of CBD is in each dog biscuit.
The correct dosage of CBD for your dog depends on their weight and the condition you want to treat. Generally, you’d want to give your dog 1mg – 5mg for every ten pounds. Start on the low side of the chart initially, and gradually increase the CBD dosage you give them after each week. Here’s how much CBD you should generally give your dog based on their weight:
- 10 pounds: 1 mg – 5 mg
- 20 pounds: 2 mg – 10 mg
- 30 pounds: 3 mg – 15 mg
- 40 pounds: 4 mg – 20 mg
- 50 pounds: 5 mg – 25 mg
- 60 pounds: 6 mg – 30 mg
- 70 pounds: 7 mg – 35 mg
- 80 pounds: 8 mg – 40 mg
- 90 pounds: 9 mg – 45 mg
How to safely give your dog CBD
It often takes about 30 minutes for CBD to kick in. You might not notice a huge change in behavior from your dog immediately – in this case, don’t attempt to give them more CBD until the next day.
CBD might make your dog seem more relaxed, and it might even make them a little sleepy. However, you should monitor your dog carefully after they take the CBD – if they vomit, avoid eating, or seem too ‘out of it’, it’s best to contact an emergency vet immediately. While it’s very unlikely that your dog will experience side effects of CBD, it is a possibility.
Remember to err on the side of caution and consult your vet if you’re unsure of how much CBD to give your dog – after all, your furry family members always deserve the very best care!