Routes Of Administration: CBD Cannabidiol To Dogs

Routes Of Administration: CBD Cannabidiol To Dogs

It matters which way you take CBD. There’s a measurable difference in how “much” CBD you end up getting into the body if it has to survive the stomach-acid – –  and if it’s ’emulsified’ in fat or not. If the CBD is ‘dissolved’ in a fatty oil, it’s better absorbed in the intestine, and survives the stomach acid better when mixed in fat, IF it has to be taken through the stomach.

Best route: Sublingual. (I think that’s impractical for pets)
About the same: In the cheek (See image)
Third best: Lapped from a cup
Fourth best: Mixed in something oily like coconut oil, tuna oil, peanut butter
Fifth best: On food, or in a chew, having to face stomach acid ??


I had this poor gal wrestling the CBD in with a syringe and making a mess, until she just tried it straight-up in a dish! Hey Mikey He Likes It!

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Dr Erik Johnson

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.