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CBD Found to Reduce Seizures in Dogs

CBD, more formerly regarded as cannabidiol, is the non-psychoactive component found in the cannabis plant. CBD is extracted from the hemp strain of the plant – not to be confused with the marijuana strain of the plant, and does not get you high.

People everywhere are spreading the good word on CBD’s wide-range of health benefits which include relieving pain, anxiety and inflammation, symptoms of depression, cancer, unstable moods and much, much more.

Perhaps you have heard about the super popular compound in the news, or have even tried it out for yourself. More and more people are seeing (and feeling) the amazing benefits that this insanely versatile compound is providing, which is causing researchers to dig deeper into the science of it all.

Here is a recap of a recent study showcasing how CBD is helping dogs with epilepsy.

CBD Proven To Help Dogs With Epilepsy

Recent studies from Colorado State University’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching hospital have found the administration of CBD to dogs with epilepsy to be highly beneficial. Researchers part of the study witnessed the consumption of CBD drastically reduced the frequency of seizures in dogs.

Dr. Stephanie McGrath conducted a trial focusing on pharmacokinetic studies (a branch of pharmacology dedicated to determining the fate of substances administered to a living organism) in dogs. Translation: The doctors tested the absorption of CBD in the dogs’ bloodstream to see how the substance affected the dogs.

Dr. McGrath concluded the epilepsy results to be very promising, finding 89 percent of dogs part of the initial clinical trials to show a reduction in the frequency of their seizures.

The team has also completed two clinical trials concerning epilepsy and osteoarthritis, and are currently waiting on the results to be revealed. McGrath and her team have also begun a much larger epilepsy study with funding backed by the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, on the effects of CBD.

Dr. McGrath reported that “studying the effect of CBD on other canine diseases are necessary to understand what the full potential of the drug is,” following up by stating, “There is so much more to learn about CBD, and we are at the very beginning.”

Amen to that, Dr. McGrath. The more we know, the greater ability we have to help the millions of people (and pets) with their physical and mental ailments.

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