A full dropper doesn’t mean that the liquid goes all the way to the top. If you notice the dropper on the right, 1ml is only about 60% of the way up the dropper.
An easy way to figure this out with any bottle is that you can assume that a 30ml (1oz) bottle, which is the size most brands sell, contains about 900-950 drops. For simplicity, we round this up to 1000 drops and we would still be 90-95% accurate.
A full dropper is 1ml and contains about 20 drops. You can increase your dog’s dosage up to 2-3 times the amount if you are not seeing any results.
How many mg are in each drop of my CBD oil bottle?
The math is: 1000mg divided by 1000drops = 1mg/drop
If you have a 250mg bottle, then there is 0.25mg per drop, and so on.
The general rule of thumb for a starting dosage for dogs is 1mg of CBD per 10 pounds of animal weight, twice a day.
If you are tired of counting out 40 drops, then realize that most droppers will contain 20 drops when you give the bulb a regular squeeze.
Fortunately, one of the most attractive features of CBD – for both humans and their animal companions – is that “CBD” and “overdose” are two words rarely used together.
When considering the most beneficial CBD dosing, a dog owner may wonder whether it is possible for their dog to overdose on CBD. Fortunately, one of the most attractive features of CBD – for both humans and their animal companions – is that “CBD” and “overdose” are two words rarely used together. It is a generally recognized fact that CBD taken in large quantities will not cause an “overdose” for which any sort of medical treatment would be required because any excess CBD in the system is simply excreted. However, pet owners must take into consideration the fact that it is possible for CBD to contain THC. Of course, any amount of THC is not recommended for dogs, given its intoxicating and psychoactive effects. So, the question of overdosing – on THC – becomes one of product choice.
The Cornell study based its CBD dose on how much each of the dogs weighed. This makes sense; humans are often prescribed medications in doses that will be most effective based on their weight, too. Whether a dog owner should exceed the twice daily 2mg/ kilogram CBD dose should be considered in consultation with their veterinarian. He or she might have relevant information about the individual dog’s overall health and the condition for which the treatment is sought.
Can Dogs Overdose on CBD?
Given the newness of CBD products for pets, it is understandable that pet owners might have questions about the most appropriate or effective CBD dosage.
Over the last year or so, many pet owners who are interested in their dogs’ quality of life have begun to consider CBD as an option. In fact, these pet owners have been the driving force behind the creation of an entirely new segment of the CBD market. Dog-specific CBD products are widely available and include CBD-infused chewable treats and oils. Given the newness of CBD products for pets, it is understandable that pet owners might have questions about the most appropriate or effective CBD dosage.
The short answer is yes, with many studies backing this up (more on those below the dosage chart). While CBD oil for dogs is not down to a science, we’ve provided a general consensus in the chart below. We recommend starting on the lower to mid dosage (twice per day) and increasing the dosage to the “High” level after 2-4 weeks if your dog is still showing symptoms.
Research into the most effective pet-specific CBD dosage is becoming more common in the scientific community, with universities and the American Kennel Association working hard to obtain more information. At this time, though, no generally agreed upon standards have been developed. However, a 2018 clinical study from Cornell University used the CBD oil dosages of 2mg/ kilogram and 8mg / kilogram, twice per day for four weeks, for each dog during its research into the treatment of osteo-arthritis pain. They found that the lower dose was effective to increase the comfort and activity of the dogs, with no reported adverse side effects.