Dogs suffering from osteoarthritis (OA) are usually prescribed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), but NSAIDs sometimes are insufficient in alleviating pain and also have potential adverse effects, particularly in older pets with certain comorbidities.
Late last year, ElleVet Sciences—a US manufacturer of cannabinoid-based soft chews and oil products for dogs and cats—launched what has been dubbed a “game-changing” canine mobility supplement made from a proprietary hemp oil blend.
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Now, with help from investigators at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, the findings of the first pharmacokinetic, safety, and efficacy study on the use of this cannabidiol (CBD) oil in dogs with OA pain have been published in the journal Frontiers.
To determine single-dose oral pharmacokinetics and short-term safety of ElleVet’s CBD product, investigators first performed