Top 3 Scientific Studies about CBD and Pets
There is no doubt about it – Americans love their pets! When our pets are healthy, they are a great source of encouragement to us to be active and fit as well. However, when our furry friend becomes infirmed, there could not be anything as heartbreaking as seeing them suffer silently in pain or even anxiety.
Fortunately, since CBD has entered the market, more and more vets are prescribing it to their four-legged patients to alleviate an almost full spectrum of maladies.
Each year, more studies are being done to find out more about its non-toxic and non-intoxicating compound – cannabidiol. The findings all point out that CBD works very well for treating pain, anxiety, epileptic seizures, and other ailments.
In this article, these studies helped to arrive at the top 3 scientific studies about CBD and pets.
1. CBD and THC (Cornell University)
CBD could be a component of both the pot plant and its near cousin, the hemp plant. Nearly all of the CBD oil utilized in medicinal form is sourced from hemp.
A new pharmacokinetic and clinical study recently completed at Cornell University suggests that 2 mg/kg of cannabidiol (CBD) oil twice daily can help increase the comfort and activity in dogs with osteoarthritis. It is the CBD component that works!
THC is that psychoactive compound found in cannabis that most people recognize. In 1937, the Controlled Substances Act classified this plant as a Schedule I drug. Why? Hemp, unfortunately, shares the plant classification with the cannabis plant – even though it only contains an insignificant 0.3% THC.
CBD is NOT a psychoactive drug that will get your dog high!
2. CBD Is Safe. (Colorado State University)
Up to this point, the US government sponsors most of CBD research. Although high-level evidence on efficacy is still scant at this early stage, CBD oil is considered safe and effective by a growing number of veterinary practitioners – even those who are not your typical devotees of alternative medicine!
The university’s College of Veterinary Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences did a first study on the potential side effects of CBD on dogs and 30 different animals. This study discovered that CBD is not poisonous to dogs.
CBD’s safety profile has been studied in dogs at Colorado State University (conclusion: safe) and research into its efficacy in seizure disorders is still currently underway there. A mountain of anecdotal reports also identifies osteoarthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, allergic skin disease, appetite stimulation, and nausea relief (among others) as other potential areas of study.