How to Give a Dog CBD Oil

How to Give CBD Oil to Your Dog


Hemp Bombs’ CBD products have a positive reputation for helping humans relax and feel better, and now, our high-quality CBD oil is available for dogs. Our CBD Oil for Dogs is designed specifically with your pup’s wellness in mind, and it offers many benefits, including helping your dog become more calm and relaxed.


Most dogs absolutely love the delicious chicken and beef flavors of our CBD Oil for Dogs, but we understand that some pups can be picky eaters. It’s a good idea to try these different tips and continue with whichever method seems most comfortable for your dog. Here are four methods of administering CBD oil to dogs:

Direct oral application helps ensure your dog is consuming his or her full daily serving of CBD. Simply slide the dropper between the cheek and gums and dispense the oil directly into the back of the mouth. This works best for dogs who need a half or full dropper of oil, as you will not need to count the drops.

It’s a rare occasion when a dog turns down a treat, making your pup’s favorite tasty snack the perfect vehicle for CBD oil. Squeeze the oil from the dropper directly onto the treat. If it’s a dry texture, let the oil absorb for a few seconds. Chances are, your dog will devour the treat without even realizing you added CBD oil. (Bonus tip – you can also mix it into a glob of yummy peanut butter!)
If your dog is truly a picky eater, you may want to consider mixing CBD oil into the food bowl. All you need to do is add the CBD drops into your dog’s normal meal and stir before serving. You may find this especially effective with wet food. For dry food, just add drops directly to the kibbles.

You can also mix CBD oil directly into your dog’s water dish. Keep in mind this may not be ideal for dogs who share a water bowl, as it may be difficult to monitor their intake. Also, if your pet dislikes the taste at first we have found that some will get used to it over time.


Another important factor in giving CBD oil to your dog is providing the right serving size. It’s likely you have read about the benefits of CBD oil for dogs, and now you may ask, “How much CBD oil should I give my dog?” There are several questions you first need to answer to determine this: How much does my dog weigh? As you can imagine, a five-pound dog will need a much smaller serving size than a 150-pound dog. Most CBD oil products for pets will have a general “drops per pound” or “milligrams per pound” recommendation on the label. While we cannot give specific dosage recommendations, you can refer to our handy Pet CBD Oil dosage calculator below to help you find the right serving sizes, given once a day, for dogs of various sizes:  

Why am I giving CBD to my dog?

Since CBD is helpful with so many issues that affect dogs, there is a wide variety of reasons why an owner would choose to give CBD to their pups. While we recommend starting with a standard serving size, you may want to eventually adjust the serving depending on your dog’s needs. Be sure to speak to your veterinarian about your pet's CBD intake.

What potency is my CBD product?

We offer a variety of potency levels for our CBD Oil for Dogs to meet the needs of all types of dogs. Our CBD Oil for Dogs is available in 250 mg/bottle and 1,000mg/bottle.  This means, for example, that five drops of the 250mg/bottle potency will have fewer milligrams of CBD than five drops of the stronger potency option. It’s a good idea to use our handy calculator above to ensure you are giving the right number of drops or dropperfuls to achieve the correct milligram amount.

For small/medium dogs and/or dogs with lower-level CBD needs, we recommend our 250mg bottle of CBD Oil for Dogs.

For large and extra large dogs and/or dogs who need a strong serving of CBD, we recommend our 1,000mg bottle of CBD Oil for Dogs.

For best results, CBD Oil for Dogs should be given one time daily.

Once you have answered these questions, we recommend reviewing our Hemp Bombs Comprehensive Usage Guide for Pets.

Just like with our CBD Oil, CBD Gummies and other premium CBD products for humans, we include only the finest ingredients and manufacture safe, potent products you – and your pet – will love. Try our CBD Oil for Dogs today – start shopping!