A recent study about the effects of CBD on epilepsy in dogs, conducted at the Colorado State University’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, has seen positive results for controlling epileptic seizures in dogs.
The study leading veterinarian is Dr. Stephanie McGrath and she says that she came to the idea to do a research study on the subject of CBD effect when it comes to epilepsy in dogs by the fact that it was never done for dogs, and she had already seen positive results in people. Legalizing cannabis for medical purposes in Colorado also helped.
She was able the get funding and to start the study, where subjects were dogs with epilepsy and osteosarcoma. Her research is focused on the pharmacokinetics once the drug enters the dog’s bloodstream. The results from both studies, epilepsy and the osteosarcoma, are still been reviewed and analyzed.
Even though the official results are not yet available, she says that they look promising because in the clinical trials shocking 89% of the dogs showed decreased frequency of seizures.
The goal of Dr. Stephanie McGrath is to make an even larger study focusing on uncontrolled idiopathic epilepsy in dogs. The study is planned to be in the next 3 years, but she believes that they will have initial results sooner.
At the moment they are still recruiting patients which are hard to find.
The larger study for the effects of CBD on epilepsy in dogs is being funded by the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation.
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