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For cat owners, cannabidiol (CBD) provides an option for joint support, improved mood and sleep, as well as boost appetite and more. Increasing the quality and comfort of the furry loved one is the goal, but how do you know how much to give for dosage?
Administering CBD to Cats
When it comes to dosage, always make sure your oral supplements come from a trustworthy company like HolistaPet that provides dosage amounts clearly on the label. Options are to give a strong or regular dose, and it can be given daily as part of their routine.
While CBD is not regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are no official dosage guidelines. However, the information on the dosing formula below provides a general framework.
Make sure to speak with your veterinarian before giving CBD to your feline to get the best treatment plan for their ailment.
For best results, the general formula for a regular dose is to administer ¼ or 0.25 milligrams for every 1 pound of their body weight. Thus, a cat weighing 20 pounds would receive 5 milligrams of CBD.
As for a strong dose, the amount of CBD per pound is 0.5 milligrams rather than 0.25 milligrams. Given the same example as above, the treatment is 10 milligrams.
The Use of CBD for Cats
It is important to understand that CBD does not contain THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the compound in cannabis that is psychoactive. Your fur pal, therefore, will not experience a feeling of being high.
The infographic below provides details at a glance on CBD for cats, from the dosage formula to quality of the supplement, and benefits for your beloved, furry family member.
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