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An increasing number of pet parents are having conversations with their vet about the therapeutic potential of CBD for their pets. It is certainly a growing area of interest amongst pet parents and vets alike.
CBD products have successfully interacted with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in humans to relieve us of the symptoms associated with many conditions for quite some time. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is also present in our pets. Being named after the plant that led to its discovery, the ECS plays a role in regulating a range of body systems and contributes to internal regulation, cellular communication and homeostasis.
With more and more anecdotal evidence and findings becoming available, there’s a growing interest in this natural therapy for our pets. There is more substantial research underway now than ever into the use of medicinal cannabis for pets; specifically for managing epilepsy, soothing skin conditions, supporting joint health and providing palliative care.
Randomized blinded controlled clinical trial to assess the effect of oral cannabidiol administration in addition to conventional antiepileptic treatment on seizure frequency in dogs with intractable idiopathic epilepsy