Treating dogs with cannabis extract shows ‘promising’ results

Many people already swear by cannabis extract CBD, claiming it can treat anything from anxiety to cancer – but could it be a revolutionary treatment for epileptic dogs?

A pilot study of dogs has found that it is ‘promising and exciting’ as a treatment for dogs with epilepsy, said Dr. Stephanie McGrath of Colorado State University.

Dr McGrath’s team found that 89% of dogs who received CBD in the clinical trial had a reduction in the frequency of seizures..

Idiopathic epilepsy affects up to 5.7% of the pet dog population worldwide, the researchers say.

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