This Cornell Veterinary School study on CBD is groundbreaking for pet parents who want to treat their dog's ailments naturally!
In a first double-blind study of the effects of CBD on canine osteoarthritis, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine found improved mobility and increased comfort among dogs receiving CBD compared to placebo. They did not observe any negative side effects!
Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease (DJD), is one of the most common diseases in dogs, especially as they age. It is a result of degeneration of the cartilage around joints and it can affect joints in the legs, hips, back, and even the neck.
Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, is a non-psychoactive compound of both marijuana and hemp, both parts of the cannabis plant. CBD from hemp is what is typically used in CBD products for pets. It is legal in all states in the U.S.
In just the few years that hemp CBD has been commercially available, there have been hundreds of thousands of pet parent reports - mine, among them - of improvements in their pets' mobility and alertness, particularly in aging pets. But the Cornell study is the first rigid scientific study of CBD's effects on canine mobility.
The specific brand of CBD studied was a proprietary blend produced specifically for dogs by ElleVet Sciences, which also includes glucosamine, a popular mobility supplement. ElleVet Sciences will also join with Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine to test its feline CBD product.
Here is Dr. Joseph J Wakshlag, one of the experiment leaders in the Cornell study, speaking about his own observations:
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