If your canine pal suffers from osteoarthritis or epilepsy Colorado State University would like to test cannabidiol treatments on your pooch.

I owned a yellow lab for 14 years. Being a larger dog she suffered from joint pain and had trouble walking later in life. As her quality of life deteriorated I had no choice but to put her down. If was a painful decision but was the right thing to do. If you have a pet suffering from painful joints due to osteoarthritis, CSU researchers believe they may have a new treatment and are looking for volunteers. I've not owned or known anyone that owned a dog with epilepsy but if you do, let them know there may be help available.

That help is in the form of Cannabidiols, or CBDs. That's the non-psychoactive component in marijuana. “The CBD product is very low in the psychoactive component of cannabis, THC, making it safe for use in dogs,” CMU researchers say. We know that higher doses of THC are harmful to pets but CDD's can be beneficial

Persons interested in the trial for their dogs should email CSUNeuroTrials@colostate.edu or Dr. Stephanie McGrath, or call (970) 305-0455. Those interested in the osteoarthritis testing can learn more by emailing Kelsie CondonDr. Stephanie McGrath, or call (970) 297-5000. All of the costs are covered in full.

Credit: CBS Denver

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