CBD For 2019

This page is intended to be a ‘dashboard’ of information on CBD in dogs and cats. If you check out these resources you will know what CBD is, what it can do, where to get it, (without being ripped off) and how to dose it. And of course if you have questions please ask.

THE OVERVIEW “What Is CBD? What’s Crucial To Know?

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What Can CBD Do For My Pet?

If you get real CBD and not just Hemp Seed Oil, you will probably see marked improvement in anxiety, appetite, arthritis, other forms of pain. I have epilepsy patients on it with their regular anticonvulsants. I can’t explain another common clinical improvement: Skin conditions.

Where Do I Get CBD?

I recommend CBDMD’s Berry Flavored tincture. I do NOT currently recommend any “animal” or “pet” labeled CBD product. Not even CBDMD’s –  I am sure that the human product gets more FDA scrutiny, not to mention: It’s a better deal with greater economy.

Five “tested” CBD’s rated by a knowledgeable online resource. (CLICK)

Five MORE *tested* CBD’s rated by knowledgeable online resources. (Click)

Where, How Much, and How I Recommend Getting CBD (CLICK) 

Dosing CBD

How much should a dog take? How often? 

Dosing CBD In Pets

cannabidiol petsThe dose of CBD (a starting point with considerable leighway on either end) is 1/4mg/lb (.25mg/lb) by mouth (in the cheek or under the tongue) twice a day x 6 weeks then 1x daily for the long term. Simply, divide the dog’s weight (in pounds) by four, and you’ve got the milligrams of CBD to give twice a day.

“Cheek dosing” is 30-40% more effective than “in food” dosing. And you needn’t pry the mouth open. See image at left.

What is the BEST, second BEST, third BEST and so on – – route for giving CBD? 


CBD and what I’ve learned about it’s effects and composition. I was wrong last year.

Video #1 Rob Silver DVM on CBD in Pets

Video #2 Rob Silver DVM on CBD in Pets

Document: Dr Rob Silver DVM on CBD in Pets

Not as important: Read this about CBD in one page. It talks about getting REAL CBD –  and explains how to know if what you’re getting is ACTUALLY CBD or just “Hemp Oil” with little or no CBD at all.


What is a COA?

A COA is a certificate of analysis. Reputable companies prove that their products contain the stated amount of CBD by having a third-party laboratory check the CBD levels. LazarusNaturals provides the following for their COA’s by batch number. That’s top notch transparency.




Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.