How much CBD does my animal need?
Dosing is one of the most common questions- and it should be!
Here at Cannimal we advocate for smart, ethical, and practical dosing.
With that maxim as the foundation for our dosing protocol:
We recommend you always start with a Full Spectrum Hemp Extract with less than .03% THC.
Then, "titrate up" and observe your animal's sensitivity.
Read Cannimal's Step by Step Guide to Dosing:
Cannabinoids (CBD AND THC) interact with the Endocannabinoid system. This system of receptors is all over the body- but most are in the brain, gut, and skin. This system regulates homeostasis or "balance" in the body.
The endocannabinoid system may be "activated" differently at different times- and can vary from animal to animal.
Every animal will have a unique endocannabinoid system- ie. one dog who weighs 20 pounds may need 2-3x more than another dog who weighs 20 pounds! This is why close observation and consistent dosing is extremely important when supplementing an animal with cannabinoids.
5 Keys to Successfully Dosing Cannimal's CBD Formulas
Start with a low dose- for small animals under 40 pounds start with 1 pump twice a day of our 150mg formulas. For larger animals over 40 lbs, start with 2 pumps twice a day of our 250mg formula.
2. Apply directly in mouth- placing CBD in food lowers it's bioavailability. Use our pump bottle to administer directly in mouth or let them lick out of a bowl.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine published a study, (Ujvary and Hanus, 2016), detailing how the liver metabolizes CBD compounds. Called the “first pass effect”, CYP450 oxidases enzymes in the liver, which have mixed functions, break CBD down, reducing cannabidiol concentration significantly before sending the leftovers to the bloodstream.
JUST SAY NO TO GLASS DROPPERS.
Cannimal does not use glass droppers. WHY? Glass droppers can break in the mouth and also run the risk of cross contamination of your very valuable investment.
3. Observe- keep a close eye on your animal's reaction. Wait 30 minutes.
-Ears and eyes get softer, quieter, less fidget-y.
4. If your animal seems to have no relaxation response, administer a 2nd dose.
5. Be consistent - for best results administer Cannimal CBD formulas everyday at the same time.
Chronic conditions such as pain and inflammation may take up to 7 days of consistent administration before you see improved mobility.
6. Take an active role in your animal's healing- watch for signs of improvement and titrate up (or down) based on your observations.
*Remember no 2 animals are the same.
CBD is not a pharmaceutical drug created to produce a "generic" response.
CBD works with the Endocannabinoid System- which may need more or less activation on a daily basis based on its current state of "homeostasis."
Learn more about the Endocannabinoid System here.