CBD Shows Promise for Pets - Colorado University
As caretakers of pets and lover of all animals, this report caught our attention in 2018.
Dr. Stephanie McGrath, a neurologist at Colorado State University’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, has revealed initial findings from a groundbreaking study to assess the use of cannabidiol, or CBD, for dogs with epilepsy.
IS CBD for Dogs Effective?
Among the questions she is pursuing: Is CBD effective? What is the amount or dose to recommend for canine patients? How is it absorbed in the body? What effect does it have on things like metabolism? (Looking at how a drug or medication is absorbed in the body and metabolized is referred to a pharmacokinetic analysis.)
McGrath’s research team previously conducted a pharmacokinetic and safety study in 30 healthy dogs. This helped determine the approximate amount of CBD to use for the clinical trials at CSU.
Dogs enrolled in the study were randomly assigned to a treatment or placebo group. The study was double-blinded, which means the veterinarians and medical staff did not know which dogs were being treated with CBD until the research was concluded.
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