Cannabidiol and Domestic Animals

In the bodies and brains of many vertebrates, the presence of receptors for cannabidiol has been demonstrated, and therefore its many positive activities for human health can also be detected in animals, whether companion animals, animals bred for work or animals bred for human consumption.

Considering CBD’s strong antibiotic activity, it could, in time, help to replace synthetic antibiotics, which are unfortunately used systematically in meat production today. In addition, the intake of cannabidiol by farm animals could, together with other necessary measures, improve the animals’ welfare and thus their quality of life. This is in line with Herbal Neurocare’s ethical and ecological vision to promote the welfare of animals as well as humans.

On this page we discuss cannabidiol and its usefulness in veterinary medicine and in the welfare of PETS and animals that are generally closer to humans, such as dogs, cats, horses and pet birds such as parrots.

In general, the indications, already well documented in the scientific literature, for CBD in veterinary medicine are those concerning the following clinical problems

Anxiety, excessive aggression and restlessness
Nausea and lack of appetite
Inflammations, especially of the joints
Premature and dysfunctional ageing


As can be seen, the spectrum of CBD activity in animals close to us is very similar to that in humans.

Herbal Neurocare si propone, di attuare, altresì, nel medio periodo, un progetto di produzione di NegEnt, nell’ambito del quale l’intera filiera di sviluppo, preparazione e commercializzazione del prodotto, sia localizzata in Sicilia e, in particolare, nell’Ennese, una della aree economicamente più depresse d’Europa. In tal modo le attività di coltivazione della cannabis light e produzione di NegEnt potranno contribuire allo sviluppo di questa area interna della Sicilia.

For epilepsy and emotional problems, of anxious type and in animal neuroses, it must be stressed that Veterinary Medicine cannot make the best use of a family of psychotropic drugs, on the contrary, very useful and popular in human medicine, namely the anxiolytic and anticomimetic benzodiazepines.


Indeed, in many dogs, benzodiazepines can cause paradoxical reactions, with activation or increased aggression. In cats benzodiazepines are also very toxic to the feline liver

CBD has proven to be very manageable and well-tolerated in veterinary and human medicine.

The dosages of cannabidiol to be used are 5 mg per day for small dogs, 10 mg per day for medium-sized dogs and 20 milligrams for large dogs.

For cats, 5 mg per day can be used.


horsesare animals that are prone to trauma of the legs and therefore easily victims of joint pain. For them, CBD becomes an optimal treatment due to its excellent tolerability. The dosages to be used for horses, described in the literature, are important, considering the size of the animal.

A horse weighing between 500 kg and 1,000 kg would need 50 mg CBD per day in one dose or two per day.

In horses, which are often fearful and anxious, the administration of CBD helps to stabilise emotions and mood and make the animal more docile, calm and cooperative.


For rodents, it can be said that since the mouse and rat are the most commonly used animals for pharmacological research, there is a lot of positive data on CBD. From a PETS point of view, we will refer to rabbits and hamsters, which can be very well treated with CBD, achieving excellent therapeutic and wellness results.

In conclusion, it must be said that CBD is also very useful in captive parrots, birds that live a long time and often complain of joint problems with pain and suffering during senescence. For a parrot weighing 300 or 500 grams, a couple of milligrams of CBD per day may be sufficient.

CBD in PETS and horses should always be used under veterinary supervision.


NegEnt has been successfully tested in veterinary medicine for efficacy and tolerability.
Its easy bioavailability through the buccal mucosa of animals makes it easy to administer. Simply place one or more drops of NegEnt in the mouth (or in the beak, if for parrots) and that’s it since absorption is immediate and complete!