Daily Use

How Much CBD is Right for Your Dog?

This question is frequently asked and it is important to look at the pharmacokinetics of CBD Oil absorption in the dog to get some answers. First of all CBD Oil is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream reaching peak blood levels in roughly 30 minutes. After that blood levels slowly decline reaching a lower level that shows the need for another dose at around 12 hours after the first dose. Research in Osteoarthritis in Dogs indicates that levels up to 2.5 mg/kg twice a day have shown benefit in many dogs. Lower doses, however are often beneficial as well so the adage "start low and go slow" is commonly applied when initially dosing CBD for dogs. 

"I recommend starting in the range of 0.5 mg/kg twice daily, and maintaining that dose for at least two days prior to increasing. I have however found times when it is perhaps best to go to a higher dose right away, such as when the dog's pain or anxiety is high," says Jeffrey F. Powers, Chief Veterinary Officer at Green Gruff. "Rarely dogs will experience sedation at higher doses so it does take some time to find the right dose, I believe you are at the right dose when you see your pet having mild calmness about a half hour after administration (at a time when the peak blood level is reached)."

CBD has shown to also reduce inflammation in skin conditions, and may perhaps affect cannabinoid receptors that increase in inflamed skin. Products that contain novel protein sources such as cricket protein may be beneficial especially in dogs that have a food allergy to common feed ingredients such as chicken or beef in flavored CBD chews.  

Green Gruff Serving Size

What's the recommended dosage or the number of Green Gruff chews we suggest giving to your pet? Well, that depends. No matter what breed or size your dog may be, take a look at our daily chew chart for the recommended number of chews for your dog. Our chews are formulated to be “additive” - which means your pup can take the recommended daily dosage of each should he/she need more than one formulation.

Like all supplements, a regular daily chew regimen will give your pet the most benefit. Most dog owners see desired behavior and changes in their dogs in as little as a few days or weeks depending on use. Take a look at the CBD dosage chart for dogs below to easily determine the right amount for yours based on size/weight.

CBD Dosing Chart for Dogs

  Under 10lbs 10-25lbs 26-50lbs Over 50lbs
Dosage 1 Chew 2 Chews 3 Chews 4 Chews
CBD Dosing Chart for Dogs

Have more questions?

Check out our FAQs page for more information about Green Gruff with CBD supplements. We're really proud of our dog chews and want you and your pet to feel comfortable and confident about our products. For any other information, feel free to contact us.