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We here at Sunset Lake CBD are asked this question all the time: How much CBD oil should I give my dog? A great question! CBD is a relatively new product that a lot of people are approaching for the first time, let alone with their four-legged friends. Luckily, we’re here to help.

If you’re unsure if CBD is right for your pet, check out our previous blog post on CBD for Pets: What You Should Know.

CBD Oil For Your Dog

Sunset Lake recommends starting your dog off with 1-2mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of weight. 

For example, if your pet weighs: 

  • 8 pounds, you’d want to start with 1-2mg of CBD oil. 
  • 50 pounds, 5-10mg of CBD oil. 
  • 110 pounds, 11-22mg of CBD oil.  

Look at the Bottle!

If you’re wondering ‘how much of this CBD oil should I give my dog,’ remember that different CBD oils have different concentrations and that the milligram amount listed on the label is not, unless otherwise marked, indicative of per-dropper dosage. 

We’ve tried to make dosing your four-legged friends easier with Sunset Lake’s Pet CBD Oil. The 60mL bottle contains 600mg of CBD, meaning that every full 1mL dropper contains 10mg of CBD. 

How Long Does it Take for the CBD to Work?

CBD for dogs will take 30-45 minutes to start working. Further, CBD oils tend to start working sooner than CBD-infused dog biscuits because there are fewer ingredients to break down. 

If you’re using CBD topicals to target specific areas of discomfort like your dog’s paw pads, the effect should be more immediate.

How Long Will the CBD Effects Last?

Each dose of CBD oil you give your dog will last anywhere from 4 to 8 hours depending on a few factors. 

Generally speaking, younger dogs have faster metabolisms and will process CBD faster than older dogs. 

Related: CBD For Cats: What You Should Know

How Much CBD Oil Should You Give Your Dog?

Every dog is different! When it comes to CBD dosage, there’s no silver bullet. Start with our recommendation of 1-2mg per 10 pounds for two weeks and adjust your dog’s dosage as needed afterward. 

If you think you’ve given your dog too much CBD oil, don’t worry. Too much CBD will make your dog sluggish and prone to more naps than is normal. Sunset Lake’s Pet CBD Oil is a natural herbal supplement and won’t hurt your dog if you overdo it. Sunset Lake also carries pre-dosed CBD Dog Treats for the peanut butter lovers out there.