Is The Rest Of The World Catching Up With The U.S. When It Comes To Cannabis For Our Pets?
CBD (and THC) for pets is a big and growing market. It is effective, devoid of major side effects, and works fast. While cannabis products are popular in many US states, Australia’s market is still in its infancy. Colorado State University’s veterinary neurologist, Stephanie McGrath, has conducted clinical trials using medicinal cannabis to treat seizures in dogs. One study looked at the effect on 16 dogs who were being treated with standard anti-convulsive therapy. Nine received cannabinoids (CBD) – compounds found in cannabis – and THC while seven were given placebos. The team found that there was a significant decrease in seizure activity between the treatment group and the placebo group. The study also found that when the dogs absorbed CBD at a higher rate, they tended to experience lesser seizures. The icing on the cake was that CBD does not lead to liver disease and pancreatitis which is a common side effect of usual anti-convulsive therapies.
An Australian medicinal cannabis company recently conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in the US that looked at 46 dogs with osteoarthritis. The 8-week study aimed to understand how CBD and THC impact the dogs’ mood, pain, and lameness.
The company told the Australian Securities Exchange: “A total reduction in veterinary lameness scoring was observed in all dogs treated with CPAT-01, showing improvement over time, which was numerically better for treated dogs compared with placebo.”
Since the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority has not approved medicinal cannabis product for veterinary use in Australia, there are not many effective and safe options for pet use. There is no way to overdose on cannabis unless one eats a lot of other dangerous things as well and even in that case, most pets recover quickly and fully.
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