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One of the most difficult parts of owning a pet is seeing it in pain or distress. Pets suffer from similar ailments to humans such as anxiety, arthritis, cancer, epilepsy, and sleep disorders. If you’ve ever seen your pet suffering symptoms of a certain condition, then CBD oil for your pet may be a worthwhile option.

We offer high-quality chicken and beef-flavoured tinctures in addition to unflavoured oils. All flavours are available in different CBD concentrations. You’ll be able to find the right dose for your pet regardless of their weight.

100 mg is often a good starting point for cats, rabbits, and small dogs. While 300 mg is often best for medium-sized dogs, with 500 mg being ideal for larger dogs and horses.

Certain pets are more receptive to certain flavours, so you can test out different products to find the one best suited for your pet.

Our CBD oils meet high-quality standards that ensure these products are completely safe for dogs, cats, rabbits, and horses. All of our CBD oils for pets are produced from organic, non-GMO hemp from Switzerland and they don’t contain herbicides, pesticides, or chemical fertilizers.

Our pet CBD oil contains a full spectrum of cannabinoids, nutrients, and antioxidants. These CBD oils have been formulated in collaboration with veterinarians officially registered in Agroscope in Switzerland.

The benefits of CBD oil for pets

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 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 with post-operative care through reducing swelling, pain, and stiffness, based on the effects CBD has on an animal’s endocannabinoid system.

If you’re a pet owner, we recommend you read this guide about how CBD can help pets or browse our other articles about using CBD to improve the life of your pet(s).

Frequently asked questions about CBD for pets

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

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Anxiety

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

4. Nausea

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

5. 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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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 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.

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.