"McGrath has spent her career treating seizure disorders and inflammatory brain diseases, as well as a variety of spinal cord disorders. So how did she end up pioneering CBD studies and information in the veterinary world?
Around 3 to 5 percent of all dogs have genetic epilepsy, she told the audience, and 14 million dogs are affected by arthritis. These serious, costly medical issues afflict humans as well. CBD isn't the miracle cure-all for those suffering from such issues — whether humans or animals — but McGrath believes it can be an important alternative for both. She is currently running two trials at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, studying how effectively CBD can treat osteoarthritis and epilepsy in dogs.
To participate in her studies, dogs must have arthritis affecting one or more joints and a visible lameness that has been present for at least four weeks. The purpose of the study is to assess the effectiveness of a component of CBD in treating canine osteoarthritis. The CBD product is very low in THC (always less than .3 percent), so that there are no psychoactive effects, making it safe for dogs to use, she said." (Read More)
As her research continues, it is very exciting to see what the possibilities of CBD are. We have already seen and heard so many testimonies of the positive impact CBD has had and is having on people, why not let our furry friends enjoy the same benefits.