CBD has garnered a lot of attention in the past few years, in part due to changes in accessibility due to changes in law. There also has been an amped up interest in the medicinal qualities of CBD, fueled by data and research. What’s become obvious to many practitioners and researchers is that the trend with CBD, as has been the trend with many “hot” modalities, is that options that seem useful to the human community are quickly looked into for similar benefits in the animal-world. This has certainly been the case with CBD study. For researchers it has been challenging, yet exciting. New study suggests that CBD is useful for anti-inflammatory and dermatological treatment, not just for humans, but also for their companion animals. Study also suggests a significant role to be played by CBD, likewise the ancient art of acupuncture, in the rehabilitative process of cats and dogs. While, all of this is exciting, if not ground-breaking, it does go against the norm for some pet-owners, which explains why there are suggested ways to broach the topic of using these unconventional modalities to pet-owners.
- In one video, Stephen Cital shares recent findings related to CBD use in veterinary medicine.
- Philippa Pavia discusses anecdotal evidence that CBD and acupuncture are helping pets.
- In another video, an expert provides tips for talking to clients about CBD treatment options.
“With CBD becoming a more polarized discussion in recent years, it behooves veterinary professionals to familiarize themselves with this emerging hot topic and its advancements within animal health.”