How much CBD oil should I give my dog?


CBD dosage for dogs can seem tricky but you can help your dog find the relief they need with a little bit of CBD and this handy guide.


There isn’t an industry-wide standard recommendation for how much CBD to give dogs. The good news is since CBD is well tolerated and nontoxic you can’t really give your dog too much CBD. Pet CBD shouldn’t cause an adverse reaction or make your pet ill.

Cannabidiol is a unique compound because it doesn’t directly bind to cannabinoid receptors but instead naturally promotes balanced endocannabinoid system. This means it acts more like a health supplement than a drug, which is why it is largely sold over the counter instead of by prescription.

So, let’s get to the real question – How much CBD oil should I give my dog?

vet cbd dosing chart for dogs

Average Dog CBD Dose Recommendation

Start by giving your dog the lowest average dose for their body weight. Pay attention to their symptoms.

Start here:

Regular Dose: 1-2mg per 10lbs

Strong Dose:4mg per 10lbs

The best way to give your pet CBD is to administer a few small doses over the course of the day rather than one big dose.


If symptoms persist, increase the dose a little bit every few days until you get the desired effect.


Keep in mind that pets can react to CBD differently. Your pet may need substantially more or less than the recommended range.

Once you’ve found what works for your pet you can administer the same dose on a daily maintenance schedule. It’s not common for pets to build tolerance to CBD.



Can I give my dog human CBD oil?

A lot of people who give CBD to their pets take CBD themselves and wonder “can I give my dog my CBD oil?
The answer is yes.

CBD is no different for dogs than it is for humans.

Immortal Tortoise CBD is diluted in carrier oils that are safe for dogs to consume.


We advertise a pet-specific CBD to simplify dosing for the average shopper searching for “pet CBD”

We offer our pet CBD on a separate page than our low dose human CBD to be compliant with tax law.


Be advised: Pet supplements are taxable in the United States, whereas human supplements are non-taxable. This means the pet tinctures are priced higher than human tinctures.


Unlike other providers we don’t use cheaper or inferior materials to make our pet tinctures. We believe pets deserve the same great products that we take ourselves.




Can Humans Take CBD Oil for Dogs?

If it is Immortal Tortoise brand CBD oil – yes you can.


Our pet tinctures are safe for human consumption.


How often do I give my dog CBD oil?

For the best results administer CBD oil every 4-6 hours instead of all at once.

How many times a day should I give my dog CBD oil?


2-3 times per day. There is no need to get up at night to re-administer CBD unless your pet is waking you up to do so. CBD doesn’t need to build up in their bloodstream.