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AKC Canine Health Foundation Funded Trial to Study Efficiency of CBD for Epileptic Dogs

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), which has funded more than $2 million for canine epilepsy research, launched an initiative in 2017 to further understand the most common neurological disorder that affects pure and mixed-breed dogs. Improved treatments are urgently needed, especially for dogs with drug-resistant epilepsy or where side effects of currently available drugs are not tolerated, according to the organization. To that, the CHF has announced the beginning a major clinical trial to study the use of cannabidiol to treat drug-resistant epilepsy in dogs. Stephanie McGrath, MS, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, will lead Efficacy of Cannabidiol (CBD) for the Treatment of Canine Epilepsy. Below is an excerpt from the CHF...

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CBD for Pets

Like humans our pets contain an endocannabinoid system meaning they are receptive to cannabinoids such as CBD and are fully able to reap the benefits just like you and I! This isn’t just limited to cats and dogs however, all mammals are equipped with an endocannabinoid system. Cannabinoids, especially CBD, have the potential to treat various medical problems that your pets may experience in a non-toxic way. THC may be harmful to pets considering it can cause psychoactive effects – leaving your pet to feel potentially distraught. Treats and tinctures intended for your pet’s consumption use CBD derived from hemp leaving them below the legal limit of .3% THC thus rendering them safe for your furry friends and giving pet...

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