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Dosing a Pet with Hemp Oil

Dosing a Pet: CBD is useful to help pets age comfortably

Your Pets can take CBD

One of my good friends called me late last year. She was panicked because her pet cat, which certainly was a family member, was diagnosed with seizures. The vet was unsure of the best treatment for the feline companion. My pal found out I was offering Hemp Oil Extract rich in CBD for friends and family and she gave me a call.

The rest of the story is wonderful. Her cat has been seizure free since I provided her with some Hemp Oil Extract. There are many Hemp Oil Extracts which are rich in CBD which you can use for pets - some are better than others. We are affiliated with a number of reputable manufacturers of quality Hemp with CBD for animals and we'd gladly recommend them.

One of the biggest worries we had initially was "HOW MUCH TO DOSE?" when it came to the various pets. We did some research and found some great articles that contributed more information to our customers. We passed this information along - making many people much happier.

Future research and experience will give us more information on dosing levels and intervals. Current recommendations for oral dosing of CBD in dogs and cats are 0.02 mg/kg to 0.1 mg/kg given twice daily. According to James Gaynor, DVM, DACVA, DACVPM, of Peak Performance Veterinary Group, for pain management most dogs do well at 0.05 mg/kg twice daily, while cats do well at 0.025 mg/kg twice daily.

 

Your Pets and CBD Oil

Getting your pet to take CBD Oil

Most pets, especially dogs, are eager to take the flavored (for pets) hemp oil extracts. This means you're pretty much guaranteed your pet will be eager to take their dose. This is because most pet-only CBD  providers have been using flavorings (like salmon or beef) to make their oils more enticing for cats and dogs. However, you can use regular CBD oil (peppermint or fancy flavors for humans may not be the best choices for pets) when it's time to dose your pets.

After you've performed the basic calculation based upon your pet's size, consider how you will provide that to the pet for them to consume. We've discovered some of the following very useful techniques.

Dosing a Pet

With the following, mix in the hemp oil extract before giving to the pet:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Bacon fat
  • Butter
  • Other favorite food of pet that's easy to mix

The amount of the mixing element above really doesn't have to be large. A small amount of peanut butter does wonders for the oil we offer our dogs. Same goes for the rest of the mix-ins. The flavor is more important than the quantity of mix-in.

When I have the oil mixed with one of the above, I simply offer the spoon to the pet and it disappears quickly. Perfect dosing.

We also have more information on dosing a pet which may help you achieve a great balance for your pet's health.