NASC Study Finds Cannabidiol Products Well-Tolerated in Healthy Dogs
The National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) has released the results of a study that shows that broad-spectrum cannabidiol (CBD), broad-spectrum CBD with cannabigerol (CBG), and broad-spectrum CBD with cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) are well-tolerated by healthy male and female dogs when given a daily dose for 90 consecutive days.
The study, which was conducted by Nutrasource, a leading animal health research company, involved 16 healthy dogs of each sex at least 6 months of age. The dogs were randomly assigned to one of four groups and given either medium chain triglyceride oil (the control), or one of the three CBD products at a dose of 5 mg total cannabinoids/kg body weight/day for 90 consecutive days.
The dogs were observed daily and had detailed clinical examinations conducted weekly. Their body weights, food consumption, and clinical pathology were also evaluated.
At the end of the study, all of the dogs were reported to be healthy and no serious adverse events were reported. Post-market surveillance data for hemp-derived supplement products sold for use in dogs from 2010 to April 2023 shows that the rate of adverse events and serious adverse events per 1 million administrations sold is 2.19 and 0.01, respectively.
Based on the data available, the authors concluded that these substances do not pose significant risk to dogs in long-term use.
This study provides further evidence that CBD products can be safely used in dogs. However, it is important to note that this study was conducted in healthy dogs and more research is needed to determine the safety and efficacy of CBD products in dogs with medical conditions.
If you are considering using CBD products for your dog, it is important to talk to your veterinarian first. They can help you determine if CBD is right for your dog and can recommend a safe and effective product.
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