Our CBD oil for pets is of the highest quality and extracted from organic Swiss hemp mixed with organic olive oil, hemp seed, or MCT oil, and is full of natural cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, nutrients, and antioxidants. The active compounds work synergistically to boost the therapeutic qualities of one another, creating the entourage effect.

We develop our CBD products for animals in a long-term research collaboration with the University of Bologna and their Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences. They have been used in various published clinical studies to document the positive effects of cannabidiol (CBD) in cats, dogs and horses. See more below.

CBD oil for cats, dogs, horses, and other animals

Choose between organic full-spectrum or THC-free broad-spectrum CBD oil for cats or dogs (or horses). 

Scientific research for the effect of CBD in cats, dogs, and horses

We have a research collaboration with the University of Bologna and their Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences for a range of studies for the effect of cannabidiol (CBD) in cats, dogs and horses.

The Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences is studying the effect of cannabidiol (CBD) in animals. The objective is to increase the understanding of the effect on animals to continue to improve our product development of CBD pet products. Read more about or research collaboration with the University of Bologna.

Research study shows a positive effect of CBD on cats

The research study, "Localization of cannabinoid and cannabinoid related receptors in the cat gastrointestinal tract", is published and available.

Abstract from our research study on cats:

Cannabinoid receptors showed a wide distribution in the feline gastrointestinal tract layers. Although not yet confirmed/supported by functional evidence, the present research might represent an anatomical substrate potentially valuable for helping the therapeutic use of cannabinoids during gastrointestinal inflammatory diseases in feline species.

Research studies show a positive effect of CBD on dogs

Professor Roberto Chiocchetti DVM, PhD. and his team from the Department of Veterinary Medical Science also did two research studies on dogs funded by InnoVet:

Localization of cannabinoid receptors CB1, CB2, GPR55, and PPARα in the canine gastrointestinal tract

Abstract from the first research study on dogs:

Cannabinoid receptors showed a wide distribution in the gastrointestinal tract of the dog. Since cannabinoid receptors have a protective role in inflammatory bowel disease, the present research provides an anatomical basis supporting the therapeutic use of cannabinoid receptor agonists in relieving motility disorders and visceral hypersensitivity in canine acute or chronic enteropathies.

Cellular Distribution of Canonical and Putative Cannabinoid Receptors in Canine Cervical Dorsal Root Ganglia

Abstract from the second research study on dogs:

Growing evidence indicates cannabinoid receptors as potential therapeutic targets for chronic pain. Consequently, there is an increasing interest in developing cannabinoid receptor agonists for treating human and veterinary pain. To better understand the actions of a drug, it is of paramount importance to know the cellular distribution of its specific receptor(s). The distribution of canonical and putative cannabinoid receptors in the peripheral and central nervous systems of dogs is still in its infancy. In order to help fill this anatomical gap, the present ex vivo study has been designed to identify the cellular sites of cannabinoid and cannabinoid-related receptors in canine spinal ganglia. The present study may represent a morphological substrate to consider in order to develop therapeutic strategies against chronic pain.

Research studies show a positive effect of CBD on horses

The Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences at the University of Bologna published our mutual research study on CBD and horses called "Localization of cannabinoid and cannabinoid-related receptors in the equine dorsal root ganglia (horses)"

Abstract from our first research study on horses:

We successfully demonstrated that CBD receptors have a wide distribution in the sensory neurons and glial cells of the equine spinal ganglia. The finding of our study, supported by Formula Swiss, represents an important anatomical basis upon which it will be possible to continue with other preclinical and clinical studies aimed at investigating and possibly supporting the specific therapeutic uses of non-psychotropic CBD and other cannabinoid agonists against noxious stimulation in horses.

Our second study on horses, "Localisation of Cannabinoid and Cannabinoid-Related Receptors in the Horse Ileum", is published in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, volume 104, September 2021.

Abstract from our second research study on horses:

Colic is a common digestive disorder in horses and one of the most urgent problems in equine medicine. A growing body of literature has indicated that the activation of cannabinoid receptors could exert beneficial effects on gastrointestinal inflammation and visceral hypersensitivity. The localisation of cannabinoid and cannabinoid-related receptors in the intestine of the horse has not yet been investigated. The purpose of this study was to immunohistochemically localise the cellular distribution of canonical and putative cannabinoid receptors in the ileum of healthy horses.

Horses are often affected by gastrointestinal pathologies. Researchers are searching for new therapies for equine gastrointestinal diseases. New products with cannabinoid receptor agonists have been produced for horses. Activation of cannabinoids receptors could attenuate intestinal inflammation.

The many benefits of CBD oil for animals

CBD oil can help with various acute and chronic diseases. While some conditions have been studied more than others, research has shown that CBD can sometimes help with arthritis, immunity, stress responses, aggression and digestive issues. Some research also shows promise for CBD helping treat diabetes, organ diseases, and symptoms of cancer treatment.

Veterinarians have found that CBD can help treat acute injuries such as sprains, torn ligaments, broken bones, and even post-operative care by reducing swelling, pain, and stiffness, based on CBD's effects on an animal's endocannabinoid system.

We recommend you read The complete guide to understanding how CBD can help pets and pet owners.

Frequently asked questions about our CBD oil for pets.

      

Frequently asked questions about our CBD for pet oils

Here are the five most well-researched benefits of CBD for pets.

Seizures
One study has shown that CBD helps to gradually reduce the frequency of seizures. According to a research study, CBD gradually reduces the frequency of seizures in dogs. CBD may also help to prevent neurotoxicity caused by seizures by interacting with endocannabinoid receptors.

Pain
If your pet is suffering joint pain, you may notice that their movement slows down or they have been eating less. Research shows that CBD use helps stimulate the endocannabinoid system, and more specifically the CB1 receptor, which is one mechanism by which CBD may help to reduce pain.

Anxiety
CBD for pets helps decrease anxiety, helping them stay calm and also improving up their reactions in intense situations.

Nausea
One study suggests that CBD has a positive effect on nausea in animals due to how CBD affects endocannabinoid receptors.

Cancer
While CBD is not a cure for cancer, some studies show that it may inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells. There is also evidence that supports CBD use for alleviating cancer treatment symptoms such as nausea and pain.

We recommend you read The complete guide to understanding how CBD can help pets and pet owners about how CBD can help pets and see the clinical trials that we have made together with University of Bologna.

There are two types of anxiety that pets experience:

Situational anxiety: Responses and reactions caused by a change in environment.
Behavioural anxiety: Behavioural anxiety includes separation anxiety or extended aggression.

CBD can help decrease both types of anxiety.

We recommend you read The complete guide to understanding how CBD can help pets and pet owners about how CBD can help pets.

CBD is non-intoxicating, but CBD can help soothe anxiety and stress, both in humans and animals. Cannabinoid receptors are endogenous to brains of animals and play a major role in the regulation of mood, memory, appetite and pain. 

Using CBD can help cause mechanisms within the endocannabinoid system’s receptors — CB1 and CB2 — which helps calm pets down. 

We recommend you read The complete guide to understanding how CBD can help pets and pet owners about how CBD can help pets.

Pets, and particularly dogs can become stubborn, hyperactive, and more aggressive. CBD helps to reduce anxiety which can often be a cause of increased aggression and associated symptoms in dogs. 

We recommend you read The complete guide to understanding how CBD can help pets and pet owners about how CBD can help pets.

If your pet isn’t falling asleep easily, this may be caused by excess stress and anxiety.

If you start giving your pet CBD oil before going to bed, you will notice that muscle and joint pain may be relieved, their anxiety levels may decrease, and this should help improve your pets sleep quality, duration, and time to fall asleep.

We recommend you read The complete guide to understanding how CBD can help pets and pet owners about how CBD can help pets.

One common reason people are apprehensive about giving their pets CBD is because they believe it will get their pet high and make them uncontrollable.

However, it’s important to remember that the intoxicating effects of cannabis are caused by the psychoactive cannabinoid THC, not cannabidiol (CBD). CBD oil that has been tested contains little to no THC and will not cause psychoactive effects in your pet.

Our CBD oils come from hemp and not cannabis, therefore, they won’t get your pet “high” at all. Your pet may become more relaxed, but this isn’t caused by the intoxicating effects of THC.

More often than not, CBD oil contains some THC as it’s almost impossible to extract one without the other. It’s best to buy CBD oil for pets containing the least amount of THC possible. If your pet gets high, this can cause adverse effects such as paranoia and general discomfort for them.

The CBD oil products for pets from Formula Swiss always have less than 0.2% THC and usually less than 0.1%.

Before giving your dog CBD oil, understanding the appropriate dosage is important.

Here is the recommended dosage of CBD oil, based on the weight and size of your dog.

Small dog (< 10 kg): 4-6 drops daily of our 1% CBD oil or 2-3 drops of our 3% CBD oil.
Medium dog (10 - 25 kg): 8-12 drops daily of 3% CBD oil.
Large dog: (> 25 kg): 15 drops daily of 3% CBD oil 

We recommend you read The complete guide to understanding how CBD can help pets and pet owners about how CBD can help pets.

When it comes to pet medication, finding the right dosage is very crucial. Too big of a dose can lead to several severe side effects and even death. That is why pet owners should start with a low dosage and not experiment with the pet medication before consulting with a vet.

Read much more about CBD and pets in this article Why use CBD for pets? The complete guide to understanding how CBD can help pets and pet owners.

Yes. Pet CBD oils are no danger to humans.

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