CBD’s effect on canine arthritis is being investigated by CSU researchers.
The efficacy of cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive component of cannabis, on osteoarthritis in dogs is being studied by researchers at Colorado State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
The study is being led by Felix Duerr, a veterinarian and associate professor at CSU. This type of inquiry, he believes, can be its own reward.
Duerr stated, “We do a lot of these trials.” “We only utilize drugs or therapies that we believe will benefit the dogs, so we can aid them while also progressing medicine.” It’s really an incredible job.”
Osteoarthritis is very frequent in dogs, especially in large breeds. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital, according to Lindsay Elam, a veterinary medicine specialist and another study researcher, sees its fair share.
CBD for Dogs May Help
“We deal with the most arthritis-affected animals by far,” Elam said of her work with the Orthopedic Medicine and Mobility program. “Unfortunately, it’s one of those diseases that can’t be cured but can be controlled.”
CBD for dogs may be the next big thing in canine pain relief, according to researchers who are cautiously enthusiastic.
“I honestly believe there is a lot of promise even in human medicine,” Duerr added. “I think we need to understand more about it, but I’m really looking forward to it.” I’m looking forward to the future, but first we need to make sure it’s secure.”
Duerr and his colleagues are striving to “take a stand against doggy agony everywhere” by constantly seeking out innovative remedies to alleviate dogs’ discomfort from osteoarthritis.
This is great news to finally see studies on CBD and dogs. There is so much promise for CBD with osteoarthritis in dogs. We hope more of these clinical trials help to get the word out about CBD being an alternative to NSAIDS (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) which can potentially harm the kidney and liver.