You may notice that Creating Brighter Days’ dosing guidelines differ greatly from those of other companies, and from online articles featuring information about CBD. This is because every product is different, and each company’s dosage recommendations are entirely dependent upon their own ingredient gradation and the concentrations of CBD and other cannabinoids contained within.
Our product administration and dosing guidelines are based on weight. Choose which concentration of oil or treat is right for your pet’s weight first:
250 Concentration — Pets 5-34 lbs
Up to 5 lbs — 1/4 dropper
6-15 lbs — 1/2 dropper
16-25 lbs — 3/4 dropper
25-34 lbs — 1 full dropper
500 Concentration — Pets 35 lbs+
35-50 lbs — 1/2 dropper
51-75 lbs — 3/4 dropper
76-100 lbs — 1 full dropper
1000 Concentration — Pets 101 lbs+
101-125 lbs — 3/4 dropper
126-150 lbs — 1 full Dropper
151 lbs + — 1.25 droppers
3 mg — Small to Medium Breed
Up to 5 lbs — 1/2 treat
5-15 lbs — 1/2 to 1 treat
16-25 lbs — 1 to 1.5 treats
26-35 lbs — 1.5 to 2 treats
36-45 lbs — 2 to 2.5 treats
46-54 lbs — 2.5 to 3 treats
6 mg — Large to Extra-Large Breed
55-75 lbs — 1.5 to 2 treats
76-100 lbs — 2 to 2.5 treats
101-125 lbs — 2.5 to 3 treats
126-150 lbs — 3 to 4 treats
151 lbs + — 4 to 5 treats
Once you’ve determined the recommended daily dose based on your pet’s weight, you know where you want to end up. But because every pet is different, it’s important to determine an ideal dosage for your pet in particular. This involves a little experimentation by starting low and increasing slowly.
The three steps to determining the ideal CBD dosage for your dog or cat are:
When starting your pet on CBD, we recommend beginning with a dosage that is half (or less) of our recommended dose based on weight. For example, if your pet’s recommended dose is 30 drops, start with 15 drops or less, once a day. If using treats, and your pet should be taking 1 per day, then start with one half of a treat per day.
Keep your pet on this low dose for three to four days, or until you feel comfortable that the product is well-tolerated by your pet. After that, you can begin increasing the dose. (However, If you already notice a benefit at this low daily dose, there is no need to increase dosage).
If you’re giving your pet CBD to promote or maintain already-good health, then a once-per-day dosage is sufficient.
However, if your pet has an underlying medical condition, or if their symptoms can be considered severe-to-extreme, higher and more frequent doses may be needed in order to yield maximum benefits. In these cases, it’s best to administer the recommended dosage twice daily (every 12 hours), in the morning and in the evening. Twice-per-day administration ensures that CBD builds up in your pet’s system and continues to work. Since CBD is a cumulative supplement, skipping one of the two doses, or skipping a day altogether, will mean that CBD is not maintained and working consistently for pets who need more advanced care.
For the animals on our own personal Creating Brighter Days team, we like to administer oil over kibble, as food aids in absorption. You can add oil to your pet’s wet or dry food at breakfast, and again at dinner.
While some animals demonstrate improvement within the first few days of administration — and in some cases, usually with anxiety, pets show improvement within a couple of hours — for other pets, it can take up to three weeks to observe results as an animal’s body adapts. It is important to be patient when working with CBD.
Who We Are — At Creating Brighter Days, we help care for your pet’s quality of life by offering nothing less than premium, restorative CBD wellness products. Our custom-tailored, vet-approved CBD formulations for cats, dogs and horses contain therapeutic cannabidiol, medicinal herbs, and organic, non-GMO superfoods.
How It Works — All of our CBD Pet products support animal wellness by harnessing the medicinal benefits of pure, hemp-derived CBD, which has been shown to reinforce longevity, digestion, immunity, skin health, stress, pain, and other common ailments. Select CBD Pet products also feature adaptogens, which level the stressors that lead to inflammation — a root cause of various illnesses in dogs, cats and horses. For care of animals with more advanced and complex issues, our Full Spectrum blends offer CBD in addition to other cannabinoids, which merge together and create an entourage effect in an animal’s endocannabinoid system. The result? Quality nutraceutical products that heal and rejuvenate your pet.