Many people want to know the truth around CBD for pets. Could it legitimately help my dog or is just snake oil? And while CBD has been promised as a cure for dog’s anxiety or cancer, a recent study is demonstrating CBD’s effectiveness in treating one ailment in particular.
Dr. Stephanie McGrath of Colorado State University developed a pilot study around CBD’s effect on dogs with epilepsy. In her clinical trial, 89% of the dogs taking CBD had a reduction in seizures. This is significant because, according to researchers, up to 5.7% of dogs worldwide suffer from idiopathic epilepsy.
“There was a significant reduction in seizure activity,” McGrath told FOX 31 Denver. “The higher the CBD in the dog’s bloodstream, the greater seizure reduction we achieved.”