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Wondering how much CBD to give your pet? We generally recommend between 0.25 mg CBD (Regular Dose) to 0.5 mg CBD (Strong Dose) of CBD per every 1 lb of bodyweight

While the 0.25 mg CBD per pound rule of thumb mentioned above is good for those who don’t mind busting out a calculator, we also have some more general recommendations. Below are our CBD dosage charts where you can find starting, regular, and strong amounts for pets.

Starting Dose

Before diving into our CBD charts, it’s important to distinguish the different types of doses.

If you’re just starting your dog on a CBD regimen, it’s important to see how they respond to CBD products first.

Though CBD is well-tolerated by most animals, some dogs may experience mild side effects if they are given an amount they are not used to.

Beginning with a lower dose ensures they are eased into taking CBD to minimize the risk of this happening.

When starting any new CBD products you should begin with a small amount of CBD before working up to higher doses.

This is to establish a baseline for your dog and understand their tolerance level.

REgular dose

If they don’t seem to be benefiting from their starting dose, gradually bump up the amount to a regular dose or more if needed. 

A regular dose is considered the “standard.” Most dogs that are tolerant of CBD usually settle in this tier.

The regular CBD dosage amount is commonly used to:

  • Boost appetite
  • Soothe skin irritation
  • Relieve digestive issues
  • Reduce swelling
  • Help aches and discomfort
  • General daily wellness

Dogs that respond well to a regular dose for their weight class should continue on this amount. 

Strong Dose

If your dog seems to not be responding to a standard dose, they might require a higher amount of CBD.

Larger dogs or those with a higher tolerance may benefit more from a strong CBD dose.

Strong CBD dosage levels are also perfect for dogs with chronic problems or more persistent ailments.

Let’s say you plan on increasing your dog’s CBD amount to a stronger dose.

If so, do it steadily and in small increments until you find a level they are comfortable at.

Another thing to consider with CBD dosing charts is the frequency, so let’s take a look at that next.

Dosing Frequency

How often you give your dog CBD depends on the product type and what they are taking it for. As a daily wellness booster, one dose split into two servings daily is recommended. However, for specific needs, unique adjustments must be considered.

For common ailments like muscle soreness and general swelling, give your dog their dose every 8 hours or as needed. To aid nervous behavior, give their full dose half an hour before a stressful event (about to leave home for separation anxiety or as a thunderstorm or fireworks begin, etc.).

For most other uses, give their dose once to twice daily depending on the issue. This may require some experimentation, however it’s best not to exceed two doses in a single day. For more information, check out our CBD dosage chart for pets below! Disclaimer: This information is meant to help you find the right CBD dosage only. CBD is not meant for chronic pain or other serious issues. For professional medical advice, please refer to your veterinarian.



Comes in an easy to use dropper bottle for accurate dosing. Fast absorption into the body. Can be easily administered for quickest results.


Before knowing how much CBD to take, it’s important to know the best usage for oil products. Drop on your pet’s favorite food or treats or gently squeeze out contents of dropper directly into your pet’s mouth.

150 MG Bottle

For Small Pets under 20 LBS Bottle Size: 30 mL / 1 oz | 1mL = 5mg CBD

300 MG Bottle

For Medium Pets 20-60 LBS Bottle Size: 30 mL / 1 oz | 1mL = 10mg CBD

600 MG Bottle

For Large Pets 60-100 LBS – Bottle Size: 30 mL / 1 oz | 1mL = 20mg CBD

1200 MG Bottle

For Extra Large Pets over 100 LBS – Bottle Size: 30 mL / 1 oz | 1mL = 40mg CBD

3000 MG Bottle

For Extra Large Pets over 100 LBS and Large Pets experiencing more severe issues – Bottle Size: 30 mL / 1 oz | 1mL = 100mg CBD




An exact, pre-dosed amount of CBD isolate powder packed into a capsule that is suitable for vegans.


You can give them the capsule or break it open and pour the powder onto your furry friend’s meal. But how much CBD is in each capsule? Check out the amounts for each bottle size below.

150 MG Bottle

For Small Pets under 20 LBS: 5mg CBD per capsule | 30 capsules per bottle

300 MG Bottle

For Medium Pets 20-60 LBS: 10 mg CBD per capsule | 30 capsules per bottle

600 MG Bottle

For Large Pets 60-100 LBS: 20 mg CBD per capsule | 30 capsules per bottle

1200 MG Bottle

For Large Pets over 100 LBS: 40 mg CBD per capsule | 30 capsules per bottle

3000 MG Bottle

For Large Pets over 100 LBS and experiencing more severe issues: 100 mg CBD per capsule | 30 capsules per bottle



Just the right amount of CBD packed into a yummy treat. Treats are easy to give on the go. No need to mix with food. No messy oils or powders.


Give treats as a reward or part of your pet’s daily diet. No matter how much CBD you give, your pet will love the flavor of our CBD dog treats and CBD cat treats.

Dog Treats

  • 150mg Bag: For dogs under 20 LBS – 1 Treat = 5 mg CBD | 30 Treats In Bag | 150 mg CBD
  • 300mg Bag: For Dogs 20 – 60 LBS – 1 Treat = 10 mg CBD | 30 Treats In Bag | 300 mg CBD
  • 600mg Bag: For Dogs over 60 LBS – 1 Treat = 20 mg CBD | 30 Treats In Bag | 600 mg CBD

Cat Treats

  • 150mg Bag: For All Size Cats – 1 Treat = 2 mg CBD | 75 Treats In Bag | 150 mg CBD


When referring to a CBD dosage chart, there are various things you must know about your pet.

For example, the amount of CBD you give your dog depends on their weight, the CBD products, and whether you are aiming for a starting, regular, or strong dose.

These amounts vary between CBD products because of their differences in concentration.

CBD products are divided by weight class; dogs in each weight range have a designated CBD amount for a starting, regular, and strong dose.

CBD dosage charts are useful, but many factors can affect your dog’s tolerance and response to CBD.

Things That Affect How Much CBD A Dog Should Get

Their dose varies depending on a number of factors, such as:

  • Weight
  • Metabolism
  • Breed
  • Age
  • Diet

It Always Helps To Seek Professional Medical Advice

Because of all these factors coming into play, determining the right CBD dose can seem confusing.

We recommend talking to your dog’s veterinarian for professional medical advice before starting any new CBD regimen to help simplify the process. They can help you map out a safe and effective routine that suits your pet’s needs.

A Note About Other CBD Products

Keep in mind that these doses are recommended only for HolistaPet CBD products.

Other brands may have different concentrations or formulas that affect your pet’s tolerated CBD dosage.

If a manufacturer can’t offer you CBD dosage charts, it’s best to steer clear!

If you’re still confused by the CBD dosage calculator, don’t worry because we’ve done all the work for you! Just follow our CBD dosage charts below for CBD oil, capsules, dog treats, and cat treats!

Remember to adjust based on the potency or strength of the product you bought to find out just how much CBD to give your pets.

Something To Keep In Mind When Giving Your Cat CBD

Remember to start with potentially an even lower dose than our recommended amount if your cat has never tried CBD before. This would be the “starting dose” in the CBD dosage calculator.


Use our CBD dosage chart if you need some help determining just how much CBD your dog needs!

We’ve done all the calculations for you based on your dog’s weight and the product’s CBD potency, so that you can just follow the amounts for the perfect CBD dosage every time!

First Time?

If your dog is still new to CBD, you may want to start with half or lower of the recommended dose to give them some time to adjust to the effects.

As they become more used to CBD, you can refer back to these CBD dosage charts and gradually increase their amount until they get the relief they need!


The right dose for your cat can vary from one situation to the next depending on what they are taking it for.

It’s important to remember that several factors can influence the effect CBD has on your cat.

There is no specific dose that works for every feline, so paying attention to how initial doses affect your cat help greatly when determining the proper amount.

Just like with dogs, the amount of CBD ideal for cats depends on factors like weight, age, metabolism, medical issues, tolerance to CBD, and medication.

What product you are using and its potency also affects the optimal CBD dosage.

Catnip spray has a different dose than capsules, for example. There are no official guidelines for how much CBD to give your cat so the dose amount is unique for every pet.

Refer to our CBD dosage chart for more detailed guidelines.


Even with the highest quality CBD product, it is unfortunately possible for your feline friend to take too much CBD. From CBD oils to pet-safe CBD gummies, it’s always best to do two things before giving your kitty these products: refer to a chart like our CBD oil dosage calculator and ask for professional medical advice.

Luckily, there are no documented cases of fatality from CBD in cats. However, overdoses can occur if you give your cat more CBD than they are used to.

In these cases, vomiting, diarrhea, sleepiness, nausea, or dry mouth can occur.

If this happens, a bit of rest, food, and water helps ease your pet’s discomfort. And of course, next time, lower their dose for a more beneficial experience. As your cat gets used to the product, you can gradually increase the amount.

What Each CBD Form Offers

CBD oil is one of the most popular methods of consuming CBD. This CBD product is extremely versatile, as you can give it to your dog as plain CBD oil or mix it into just about anything.

To determine how much CBD oil to give your furry friend, use the CBD oil dosage calculator below.

Capsules, also called pills, are a relatively new CBD product that is perfect for those who want the exact same amount every single time. This makes capsules the ideal CBD product for those who are routinely givine their pooch or kitty cannabidiol.

Another CBD product that offers the exact same amount of cannabidiol everytime is treats. Whether hard biscuits or soft chews, this CBD product is great for training. Simply give your pet this treat after they behave well and watch the CBD soothe them! Keep in mind that any treats should not make more than 10% of a dog’s diet, regardless of whether it is a CBD product or not.

What about a CBD product that makes your dog smell delightful or your feline’s hair shine? Shampoo may be able to help! Combined with nourishing ingredients, this is one CBD product that smells as good as it will make your pet feel. Simply wet their fur and scrub in the sudsy CBD product — that’s it!

CBD gummies aren’t just for humans! As long as the gelatin is not packed with sweeteners, it is a good source of protein, amino acids, and collagen. And since the best kind of CBD product is an edible one, why not try to make your very own CBD gummies at home? That way, you have full control over what goes into them.

To make this scrumptious CBD product at home, you’ll need 2 tablespoons unflavored, unsweetened gelatin, 1 cup broth (liver, chicken, beef or turkey), CBD oil, and olive oil. Your CBD gummies will need a mold, and we recommend silicone trays.

CBD Gummies Recipe

  • Spray/coat a tray for the CBD gummies with olive oil, then set aside
  • Pour 1/4 cup broth into a bowl and chill
  • Pour the remaining 3/4 cup broth into a pan and boil
  • Once the 1/4 cup broth has chilled, stir in gelatin and let sit for 1-2 minutes
  • As soon as 3/4 cup broth boils, remove from heat and let cool for a minute
  • Pour hot broth into chilled broth and stir
  • Fill trays with mixture and add HolistaPet’s CBD oil
  • Chill for five hours
  • Remove CBD gummies and serve cold
  • Store CBD gummies up to 4 days


For exact CBD dosage recommendations, check our CBD dosage chart above.

There are several things to consider before giving your dog CBD oil for nervous behavior.

The type of product used to deliver the CBD and your pet’s weight will help you use the CBD dosage calculator to find the right amount for your dog’s nervous behavior.

Different Forms Besides CBD Oil

While CBD oil is among the post popular, we also have 3 other forms of CBD pet products:

  • Capsules
  • Treats/Soft Chews
  • Shampoo
  • CBD gummies for pets


So when asking yourself where to find a good CBD dosage chart, refer back here! HolistaPet has already done all of the testing and research for you. Our products are already properly dosed for your convince so you don’t have to think about it. Rest assured that all of our products are tested by a third-party lab for safety and accuracy.

Combine our hemp knowledge with professional medical advice from your veterinarian to give your pooch the best life it can have. Our resources also go far beyond CBD dosage charts, and you can find countless educational articles in our Blog section. With the highest-qualityCBD products available, HolistaPet’s top priorities are your pet’s wellness and your peace of mind!

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