It’s getting to the point where nearly everyone has heard about CBD. Cannabidiol, a major component found in the marijuana or hemp plant, is mostly known for its anxiolytic properties as well as sleep-inducing effects. But perhaps what many people buy CBD for is their own animals.
Markets involved with CBD are now realizing that there are more than just people wanting to get involved. Pet owners are turning to CBD for their pets’ arthritis, anxiety, or even cancer. Veterinarians are also becoming excited over CBD, as some suggest it can help with much more than anxiety.
A recent study has found that the use of CBD within epileptic dogs have a lower incident rate of seizures. Stephanie McGrath, the overseer of the study, said this, “We saw a correlation between how high the levels of CBD were in these dogs with how great the seizure reduction was.” The dogs involved in the study were randomly assigned to a treatment group and a placebo group. While all dogs stayed on anticonvulsant drugs, the researchers didn’t know which dogs were administered CBD. The double-blind method found significant results in seizure reductions.
“It’s really exciting that perhaps we can start looking at CBD in the future as an alternative to existing anticonvulsive drugs,” she said.
This isn’t the first study of its kind. Others have found how CBD can monitor hormonal levels which can affect this condition. Many animals have what is known as the “endocannabinoid system.” It’s a part of our central nervous system and can metabolize/process different kinds of cannabinoids.
This is an appealing side for pet owners that want to try natural meds for their friends before turning to harder medications.
More research is being done with CBD and common ailments. This research is constant, and it can be difficult keeping up with the medical findings. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated.