If you’ve been thinking about trying CBD oil for your dog, you probably have a lot of questions. At the top of your list of questions is probably, “How long before CBD oil starts working for my dog?” Let’s talk about CBD oil and what you should know before giving it to your dog.

This is a tricky question to answer since there are many factors involved in finding the most therapeutic dose of CBD for your dog. It can also depend on what condition you are using the CBD oil to help with. There is NOT always an immediate, drastic effect.

For anxiety problems, CBD oil typically can start to calm your dog within 30-60 minutes.

For more chronic issues such as joint pain and mobility, it may take 2 – 4 weeks for optimal results, especially as you experiment with how high of a dose your dog needs in order to get relief from his symptoms.

Remember that dosing CBD for a dog is not an exact science, you may need to go a bit up or down to find the sweet spot.

The Effect of Giving CBD to Your Dog Could Depend on the Delivery Method (Sublingual vs. In Food)

Every dog responds differently to CBD oil, and we encourage you to start slow and start small. Always observe your dog after giving them a new supplement for the first time. In general, here’s a rule of thumb:

  • CBD given directly to your dog’s mouth or gums (sublingual absorption) – Allow 20-60 minutes
  • CBD given in your dog’s food or treat (absorbed in stomach) – Allow 45 – 90 minutes

What Real Dog Owners Say About How Long It Takes CBD Oil to Work

Survey: We ask our Facebook Group the following question: “How long after you give CBD to your dog do you typically see the effect? Do you give the oil directly to the mouth or in food/treats?”

“I found giving it 1/2-1 hour after meals works best for us. 3 of mine will take the oil directly from the dropper & 1 eats it off a treat. It usually starts working within 1/2 hour after given. It does stop my chihuahuas seizures within 15 seconds. ” – Pam Smith

“I put drops directly in my dogs mouth. I saw results pretty quickly. We basically had no where to go but up. I am certain that w/o CBD, we would not have our oldest girl. She eats better, moves better, sleeps less. The other one takes it for anxiety. I wish I had tried it sooner.” – Martha Bachert

“Directly into mouth, or even on a tiny treat, is absorbed much better & faster than with a bowl of food into their stomach.” – Robin Brown

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