Canine epilepsy is the very common with our furry friends. Unfortunately, most medications used to treat Canine epilepsy can cause serious side effects in some dogs. Even with medication a high percent of dogs with epilepsy continue to experience seizures. The seizures can be single or may occur in clusters, and they can be infrequent and unpredictable or may occur at regular intervals.There are many causes of seizures, the most common cause of seizures in the dog, is an inherited disorder, but its exact cause is unknown.
Recently the AKC Canine Health Foundation announced a clinical trial to study CBD as an effective treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy in dogs. The AKCCHF’s CBD study could be the first published, large-scale study to examine the effects of CBD on seizure activity in dogs. There isn’t much science supporting CBD use in veterinary medicine. There is a lot reliable evidence, but not a lot of well-executed and documented research studies. Researchers are constantly searching for an effective anticonvulsant drug to treat epilepsy in dogs. Drugs people are currently using often cause intolerable side effects or do not work well enough to control the seizures. If CBD does prove to be an effective anticonvulsant and be less harmful than other medication it would affect thousands of dogs worldwide.
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