There is huge interest in the potential of CBD-based products for the treatment of all manner of ailments from epilepsy and anxiety through to pain relief for chronic diseases such as osteoarthritis. However, certainly in the UK, there are no licensed products currently available for use in animals. This leaves us with an unregulated market with huge variability in products and little information on what these products actually contain. Stephen Cital and Hannah Capon help us to negotiate this minefield, explaining how cannabinoids work, the difficulties the manufacturers face to avoid contaminants, how dosages vary, possible side effects and drug interactions and what to look for if you plan to buy.
Stephen Cital is an expert in the field and works at ElleVet Sciences in the US as Director of Education and Development. He is also a private consultant.
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Canine Arthritis Management (CAM) is a veterinary driven initiative, set up by vet Hannah Capon who was becoming overwhelmed with the number of dogs she was having to put to sleep having “gone off their legs”. This was often seen by the owners as a sudden incident, when in truth that dog had probably been suffering in silence for a long time prior to that day. In fact, we believe that as many as 1 in 5 dogs in the UK, and 80% of dogs over the age of 8, will have some degree of osteoarthritis. Unlike humans, dogs are unable to express their pain in words. Chronic pain is no doubt something most people will understand and empathise with, but it can be difficult to tell when a dog is suffering in the same way. We want to challenge the preconceived notion that “just getting old” or “slowing down” should be accepted in our four footed companions. Ageing in itself is not a disease! Here at CAM we think that by changing owner, vet and public perception of arthritis, we can improve and extend the lives of dogs.