How to Correctly Dose CBD to Your Pet

Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the healing cannabinoids of the cannabis plant, has significant relieving and balancing effects on all mammals. Pet owners have used it for a wide range of medical and behavioral issues — cancer pain, arthritis, muscle spasms, seizures, neurological and digestive disorders, anxieties, obsessions, past traumas, withdrawal, mood, and memory. CBD can stimulate the appetite and speed healing during recovery from illness or surgery. Moreover, at the end of life, it can ease the pain and fear your pet may be experiencing.

Determining the right dosage and Administration

As we all know it, CBD is available in many convenient forms. Extracts can be taken from a dropper bottle directly into the mouth, added to food, dropped on a treat, rubbed into bare skin or inside the ears, or dropped on an animal’s paw so they will lick it off. Some CBD products are CBD biscuits, hemp CBD capsules and gel caps, and topical hemp CBD ointments.

Dosage may vary from one situation to the next. It may be necessary to experiment a little to find the right amount, and how often to give. First, you must start as little as possible then gradually increasing the dosage depending on the needs of your pet.

Typical suggested starting dose for cats is 1 mg – 5 mg per 10 lbs. of body weight. On the other hand, here is a table for starting dose for dogs:


WEIGHT (lbs) 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80


1-5 2-10 3-15 4-20 5-25 6-30 7-35 8-40

Changes often occur within 30 minutes. Increase the dosage if there are no visible change within an hour. Occasionally, improvements will take more than one treatment. To control pain, give approximately every 8 hours. For other uses, or to break unwanted behavior patterns, give once or twice a day. Remember that you cannot overdose and there is no toxicity associated with CBD.

Canna-Pet Application Guide

Since Canna-Pet is one of the leading CBD manufacturer for pets, here is a guide on how to administer it to your pet.

1 Advanced Capsules

Open capsule and mix directly into your pet’s regular food. Or, place the capsule into a pill pocket or treat. The goal is to get the entire content of each capsule to your pet – whatever works best.

2 MaxCBD Liquid

How do liquid products compare to our existing Canna-Pet® products:

Liquid products have more rapid effect.  They are also metabolized rapidly, and should be fed 3-4X daily.
If your pet is not eating reliably, and you are not comfortable feeding capsules, liquid is a terrific option.
Cats DO NOT like the taste, and instead should use our Advanced capsules.

MaxCBD Liquid Serving Details:

A 10ml container contains 300 drops. Pets under 20 lbs, start with 2-3 drops (0.1ml) at a time, 3-4 times per day. Pets over 20 lbs, start with 3-4 drops (0.1ml) at a time, 3-4 times per day. Put drops directly into your pet’s mouth, ideally under the tongue. Increase as desired.

3 Organic Canna-Biscuits for Dogs – Advanced Formula

Biscuits can be given anytime as an organic treat.Recommended serving sizes:

9 (under 20 lbs) 1 biscuit every 12 hours
9.5-43 (21-95 lbs) 2-3 biscuits every 12 hours
43 (over 95 lbs) 4 biscuits every 12 hours


4 Organic Canna-Biscuits for Dogs – MaxCBD Formula

Biscuits can be given anytime as an organic treat.

Recommended serving sizes:

9 (under 20 lbs) ½-1 biscuit every 12 hours
9.5-43 (21-95 lbs) 1-2 biscuits every 12 hours
43 (over 95 lbs) 2-3 biscuits every 12 hours


For our complete list of best CBD products for pets, click here.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products do not intend to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. PureGreenLiving does not offer medical advice. Any information shared through our site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, or adverse effects. Please consult your doctor or healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product/s.

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1 Comment

  1. Cris says

    I have heard my vet say something about using CBD oils. And about how it has helped one of his doggy patients that was abused and was recovering from trauma. It apparently bit its new owners because the dog didn’t understand what was happening. CBD seemed to have helped the dog chill.

    I never actually looked into it until today. We’re discussing if my dog should undergo surgery for his hip dysplasia and I just want him to have every option to be calm and relaxed. Wouldn’t want him to be in any kind of pain. The canna-biscuits seem like a good product to start with.

What are your thoughts?