Products Saved for Later

Change currency :

Change currency

Choose your preferred currency

Contact Us: 908-642-6250

CBD Oil for Pets

Cannabidiol (CBD) and the associated cannabinoids can have dramatic effects on animals. Caution should be taken when using cannabis with pets (including hemp).

The number one concern is that your pet could consume too much THC, the main psychoactive chemical in cannabis. When exposed to too much THC, animals will become dizzy, lose bodily controls, and can become afraid and generally uncomfortable. Rabbits are particularly sensitive to THC resulting in seizures at moderate doses.


CBD on the other hand is very well tolerated at high doses and can be used safely in most animals (Bergamaschi, et al. 2011).


There are not many studies that describe the exact dosage to be giving our pets, if we decide to give our animals cannabis products. However, research is available that can shed some light on the subject and allow us to make sensible conclusions about cannabinoid dosing.


A study on epilepsy in rats (completed by the University of Utah, Turkanis et al. 1979) showed the anti-convulsant effects of CBD (0.3­ mg/kg). The study compared CBD to THC and two prescription anti-­convulsant drugs (Phenytoin and Ethosuximide). The study showed that CBD was the most effective “drug” tested for treating convulsions and after-discharge effects. Even at the lowest dose tested in the study, 0.3 mg/kg (this equals about 4.5mg for a 15kg dog), CBD showed dramatic results!


This is exciting news because it means that you could possibly treat your pet’s epilepsy and other conditions with CBD, avoiding the use of toxic drugs. Unlike drugs such as Phenytoin, there has never been adverse events reported from CBD alone, even at very high doses (Bergamaschi, et al. 2011). Like many pharmaceutical drugs the anti-­seizure medications can have bad side effects. CBD has no known side effects, and can be taken safely by most animals at doses much higher than needed. This makes it safe for pets that like to get into bags of food and eat the entire container. An entire container of CBD dog treats would probably just cause symptoms associated with overeating, no serious drug overdose symptoms.


Another benefit is that CBD can be a cheap alternative to using these pharmaceutical drugs. When going to the vet there’s always a veterinarian checkup fee and those vary from around fifty dollars to nearly one hundred, which can get pricey. On top of that you have to pay for the prescription.


There are other medical uses that CBD has become well known for, including; anxiety, appetite, cancer, arthritis pain, insomnia, and more. We don’t yet know the full story of what CBD can do, but we know that the health benefits aren’t just helping humans, but our furry companions as well. Regardless of what you choose to use CBD for, the information in this article can serve as a verified guideline for safe CBD dosing in dogs and cats.


Below is a table that calculates CBD dosing based on 0.3mg/kg (proven safe and effective in animal studies). The table is made for Canntica CBD Oil 30ml, 350mg product, with dosing based on the studies reviewed in this article (0.3mg/kg).

1.9kg – 0.58mg = 1 drop
3.9kg – 1.16mg = 2 drops
5.8kg – 1.74mg = 3 drops
7.7kg – 2.32mg = 4 drops
9.7kg – 2.9mg = 5 drops
11.6kg – 3.48mg = 6 drops
13.5kg – 4.06mg = 7 drops
15.5kg – 4.64mg = 8 drops
17.4kg – 5.22mg = 9 drops
19.3kg – 5.8mg = 10 drops
21.3kg – 6.38mg = 11 drops
23.2kg – 6.96mg = 12 drops
25.1kg – 7.54mg = 13 drops
27.0kg – 8.12mg = 14 drops
29kg – 8.7mg = 15 drops
30.9kg – 9.28mg = 16 drops
32.9kg – 9.86mg = 17 drops
34.8kg – 10.44mg = 18 drops
36.7kg – 11.02mg = 19 drops
38.7kg – 11.6mg = 20 drops
40.6kg – 12.18mg = 21 drops
42.5kg – 12.76mg = 22 drops
44.5kg – 13.34mg = 23 drops

The table is made for Canntica CBD Oil 30ml, 1500mg product, with dosing based on the studies reviewed in this article (0.3mg/kg).

8.3kg – 2.5mg = 1 drop
16.7kg – 5mg = 2 drops
25kg – 7.5mg = 3 drops
33.3kg – 10mg = 4 drops
41.7kg – 12.5mg = 5 drops
50kg – 15mg = 6 drops

You can multiply these doses for larger animals.


REFERENCES:


  • • An Electrophysiological Analysis of the Anticonvulsant Action of Cannabidiol on Limbic Seizures (Turkanis et al. 1979)
  • • Safety and Side Effects of Cannabidiol, a Cannabis sativa Constituent (Bergamaschi, et al. 2011)

We Produce the World's Finest, USA grown and formulated, Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil NATURALLY RICH IN *CBD.

  • Produced in the USA
  • Quality Guarantee
  • Potency Guarantee

Subscribe To Our Newsletter and receive your Free E-book:

The Ultimate Guide to CBD Oil

dsaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

© 2017 Canntica, LLC. All Rights Reserved