Palatability Study For Pet Cannabis Capsules

cannabis Capsules for Pets


Palatability Study For Pet Cannabis Capsules

The single most difficult task for pet owners is medicine time; attempting to trick our animals into swallowing a capsule, we as their owner know they need. As a dog owner and lover myself, I can attest to the difficulty of this undertaking. There is no easy way for me to get my puppy, Scooby-Doo, to take any medicine. If I mix the medicine into his food, he will sniff it and immediately see right through what I thought was, a very clever scheme, leaving the medicine in his food bowl untouched.

The only other option to assure that he gets the medicine he needs is to forcefully stick it down his throat. As barbaric as it may sound, it is the only way to get the mission accomplished. Though I may understand that is for his health and greater good, Scooby-Doo does not realize that. I’m certain he dreads every time I go near him with the small, size 3, white capsule. After speaking with other pet owners, they all seem to have the same problem. Getting your pet to swallow his pill is taxing and difficult.

Until now!

We at CannabisCapsules decided to search for a better option for you and your pets. Available in beef, chicken and bacon flavors (with more flavors in development), flavored capsules for pets make it easy to give medicine to pets. Because these capsules smell and taste like foods that pets love, pets think that they’re “treats” rather than “medicine.” As a result, pets happily ingest their medicine and beg for more. No force feeding, no attempting to disguise the capsule in a ball of food, no fuss.

In order to test the effectiveness of our flavored capsules we, in conjunction with a third party laboratory, conducted a palatability study. In order to see how likely animals are to take these medicines, we administered a palatability test to twenty dogs over a period of three days. We measured the general interest of the animal with six categories: sniffing, licking, and playing with, consuming, vomiting or not interested in the capsule. (See results in chart below)

Pet Capsules

Using our flavored pet capsules, we found that at least 95% of the dogs would smell the capsule, showing their intrigue. More than 65% of the dogs that sniffed the food, consumed it as well. In contrast to this, 0% of them vomited the medicine and only

30% that sniffed the capsule were not interested in eating.

This study proved the effectiveness of our pet capsules. Never again will you have to force your pets to take their medicine. They will be happy to eat their favorite flavored food and you won’t have to waste time making sure they swallow it. Our pet capsules provide the best of both worlds for you and your pet.

Flavored capsules for pets are just one of the many unique, high-quality capsule products that CannabisCapsules brings to the cannabis industry. If you’re considering encapsulation for your pet targeted product, please give us a call. With over 35 years of encapsulation and formulation experience, The Capsule Consulting Group has the expertise to help you go from concept to reality. Our services include a full range of customizable premium hard capsule products (including flavored capsules, flavored capsules for pets, and Enteric Capsules), formulation assistance, product branding, capsule machine selection and installation, staff training, and more. To learn more, give us a call at 1-800-852-9238 or email us at