Wag Out Loud Pawdcast – CBD For Dogs: Healing or Hype?

Wag Out Loud Pawdcast Episode #75 - CBD For Dogs: Healing or Hype? Featuring Trey Bonvillain

You may already be familiar with Krista Karpowich and Wag Out Loud, but for those who are new to the scene, WOL is a fantastic source of educational information for pet parents, covering everything from nutrition and training to supplies and great reading materials. Not only has Krista been a loving dog owner all her life, but she’s so passionate about dog health and nutrition that she’s a certified Raw Dog Nutrition Specialist through the Companion Animal Sciences Institute! Her weekly Wag Out Loud “Pawdcast” is a dog lovers dream, sharing valuable information about canine health and wellness, expert interviews, and Krista’s own tips and advice based on her experience and education.

ABSC is thrilled to be featured on the latest episode of the Pawdcast, “CBD For Dogs: Healing or Hype?” where our very own Trey Bonvillain talks about many popular topics surrounding CBD use in pets. As our production and distribution manager, Trey is an expert on cannabinoids, growing & harvesting processes, DoA regulations, and he’s got the deep knowledge about our clinical safety and efficacy trials. Trey knows firsthand the factors that consumers must research when exploring new products, such as third-party testing, Certificates of Analysis (COA), dosing, and more. 
Listen to the podcast below, and make sure to check out www.wagoutloud.com!

Aging Dog Info

How old is your dog?

University of California researchers glean new information about the aging process in dogs

Every pet parent is concerned about aging. After all, loving a furry family member always comes with a bittersweet pill at the end. If only our pets could live as long as we did, we’d save ourselves a lot of heartache. But the painful reality is that pets age much faster than humans, and their lifespans are much shorter than ours.

Researchers at the University of California’s School of Medicine recently discovered a more accurate way to calculate just how old our dogs really are in human years. The old standby rule of thumb—multiplying your dog’s age by seven—didn’t really accurately quantify the canine aging process. After all, a 9-month old dog can bear puppies, while a five year old child is just starting kindergarten!

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Dogs go from puppy to adult very quickly, then aging slows down in their later years.

Dogs age in a nonlinear manner

So just what did those researchers learn? Dogs age in a nonlinear manner, which essentially means that they age very quickly in the first years of their life, and then their aging process slows down. So a one-year-old dog equates to a 30-year-old human, while 4 years in a dog’s life equals about 50 years for a human. If you’ve got a scientific calculator handy, it’s 16 times the natural log of dog years equals plus 31. If your math skills aren’t really up for that sort of challenge, just take a look at the graphic below from the published research in Cell Systems Journal.

Cell Systems Journal Graph of dog ages in human years

You can also listen to the folks from NPR’s All Things Considered chat about the new canine math!

Effects of aging on dogs

Knowing more about how fast dogs age doesn’t change the fact that at the end of the curve, things can get rough. Aging wreaks havoc on all the body’s systems, whether you’re a human or a dog. Inflammatory processes in the body begin to pick up speed, causing pain and stiffness in the joints. Osteoarthritis is extremely common in dogs, especially large breed dogs, overweight dogs, and dogs with previous injuries. Conditions such as Lyme disease that affect the joints can also exacerbate arthritis issues.

Signs that your dog’s age is catching up with them

According to the AKC, there are 7 signs that your dog is feeling his age:

  • Stiffness, lameness, or difficulty getting up
  • Lethargy
  • Reluctance to run, jump, or play
  • Weight gain
  • Irritability or changes in behavior
  • Pain when petted or touched
  • Difficulty urinating or defecating, or having accidents in the house
  • Declining muscle mass over the limbs and spine
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Can CBD help your aging dog?

The FDA maintains strict guidelines for companies selling CBD, and they prevent us from making health claims. We can tell you, however, about results from our customer surveys, which tell us that approximately 27% of the pet parents who buy ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ purchase it for a pet with age-related issues (primarily mobility issues such as pain and stiffness). We can also tell you how CBD works – by binding with the cannabinoid receptors that naturally occur in almost all mammals to inhibit the transfer of pain signals along neurological pathways. You can learn more about that process by watching The Endocannabinoid System Explained.

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THE Endocannabinoid System EXPLAINED: https://appliedbasicscience.com/the-endocannabinoid-system-explained/

And finally, we can share direct quotes from grateful pet parents, who write us every day to update us on their pups’ progress:

As a biostatistician, I am very skeptical of all the media hype about CBD as a magical cure for pretty much everything under the sun, but I tried it for my senior dog out of desperation….Within three days she was rough-housing with her brother, chasing rabbits, and eating with gusto – something she hadn’t done for over a year. At 13, she’s once again enjoying her life and I’m grateful for every single pain-free day the CBD gives her. – Jan

My wife and I have noticed such a positive difference in our senior dachshund. He has IVDD (disc degeneration) and we have been managing it conservatively with physical therapy and the Assisi loop. Our little guy definitely sleeps like a rock now, and is acting like a puppy!….Thank you for your product! – Cory

This product has been amazing for our 14-year-old dog. She is playing fetch and bounding through snow like she’s half her age.  -Stacey

ABSC Organics is committed to helping our beloved pets age in comfort

We’ve recently sponsored a clinical trial at Colorado State University to provide research data on the relationship between osteoarthritis and CBD use in dogs. Results from that trial should be published soon. A similar trial at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine showed that dogs who were treated with CBD showed a significant improvement in osteoarthritis symptoms. And the success stories keep rolling in from folks who hate to the see their senior pets suffer.

We’re clinically trialed, rigorously tested, and trusted by the AKC’s Canine Health Foundation. Got an aging pet who doesn’t move well anymore? Consider giving ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ a try!

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Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Pet Owners

Back in early March, we reported on the guidance the CDC and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) were providing for veterinarians and pet owners. Since then, medical professionals and scientists have been furiously studying the novel coronavirus and the effects it has on mammals across the globe. You may have heard about the tigers in New York who tested positive for COVID-19, or the pug in North Carolina who contracted the disease from his COVID-positive family. In light of these and other developments, the CDC recently released new guidance for people with pets.

Pug in face mask during pandemic
Yes, a pug tested positive for coronavirus. But you DON’T need to wrestle them into a face mask!

Pet Owners Don’t Need to Panic about covid-19

Even though some animals have tested positive for the coronavirus, there’s no need to panic. All of the affected animals seem have mild symptoms, and all are recovering well. And there is no evidence that animals can spread the virus to humans. Taking some common sense precautions will likely ensure that your animal stays healthy and happy throughout the pandemic.

Treat your pet like a human

We know many of you out there spoil your pets (and we’re right there with you!). Whether they sleep in your bed, eat from the table, or have jackets and accessories that cost more than yours, pets are often treated like human royalty. Now, medical experts are advising that you keep treating your pets just like your human family members when it comes to the coronavirus. When your family is quarantining, you should keep your pets away from non-family members as well. Specifically, the CDC recommends:

  • Don’t let your pets interact with people or animals outside the household
  • Keep cats indoors if possible
  • Walk dogs on a leash, and maintain 6 feet distances when possible
  • Avoid dog parks and other public places where people and dogs gather in large groups

You can read more about the CDC’s guidance here.

If you get sick with COVID-19, protect your pet

If you have a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, avoid contact with your pet if possible. Ideally, someone else will care for your pet while you are sick. If you cannot avoid contact, wear a cloth mask and wash your hands frequently, including before and after you interact with your pet. If you need to seek veterinary care while you are sick, do not take your animal into the veterinarian’s office yourself. Call the vet’s office and let them know you are sick; they may be able to schedule a telemedicine visit to avoid contact or make other arrangements.

At ABSC, we’re committed to helping you keep your pet healthy and happy. During trying times when many of us are stuck at home, our pets are sources of humor, companionship, and joy, and for many who live alone, they are a lifeline. If you want to give your pet the very best, remember that all of our organic products are extracted from our proprietary hemp strain and exhaustively tested for purity and consistency. Got questions about how ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ can help your pet? Reach out to our customer care team at care@petpainfree.com!

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Coronavirus, COVID-19, and Pets | ABSC Organics

What do I need to know about the coronavirus and pets?

Are you watching the spread of the novel coronavirus and the associated illness it causes—COVID-19—with fear and anxiety? As the virus continues to spread globally, many pet owners may be concerned about their animal’s health. Because this version of the coronavirus is new, researchers and medical professionals are racing against the clock to understand how the virus spreads, who is susceptible, and how it might be prevented or cured. We’re not experts in this new threat, but we do have some reliable information from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) that we can share.

Can my pet get COVID-19?

As you may have read, a dog in Hong Kong tested “weak positive” for coronavirus in late February. Researchers are still working to understand what that means, and the dog remains in quarantine. At this time, however, there is no current evidence that pets can contract or spread COVID-19. See AVMA’s recent statement on the matter:

We are actively monitoring developments related to animals and the virus. On Thursday, February 27, a dog in Hong Kong tested “weak positive” for coronavirus (the owner tested positive for coronavirus). The dog has since received a second positive result that has been sent to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), which is working with Hong Kong health officials on this case. The precise meaning of “weak positive” remains unclear and further evaluation is ongoing. Hong Kong authorities have said the dog shows no clinical signs of illness but remains quarantined. We will keep you updated as we learn more.

At this time, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) say there is no evidence that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19. However, as with any disease, it’s always a good idea to wash your hands after being around animals.

On their webpage devoted to coronavirus/COVID-19 information, AVMA says, “Experts have not expressed concern about transmission to or from animals. Multiple international and domestic health organizations have indicated that pets and other domestic animals are not considered at risk for contracting or spreading COVID-19.”

Washing hands to stop the spread of coronavirus and Covid-19
Washing your hands frequently will help stop the spread of any viral disease – including the coronavirus and COVID-19.

What precautions should I take to keep my pets safe?

Use Common Sense Health Procedures

AVMA recommends the same common sense practices that you are seeing from the CDC and other reputable sources. Wash your hands frequently, including every time you eat, use the restroom, or return from a public place. If you become ill with respiratory symptoms, isolate yourself in your home until you are 24-hours free of fever. Seek medical help if you have trouble breathing or have other concerns that you might be infected with COVID-19. Avoid caring for your pets if possible during your illness. If you must care for animals while ill, wear an appropriate facemask and wash hands before and after handling the animals. See more from the AVMA’s statement:

“According to the CDC, people who are sick with COVID-19 should restrict contact with pets and other animals, just like you would restrict your contact with other people. When possible, a member of the household other than the individual who is ill should care for any animals in the household. Those infected with COVID-19 should avoid contact with animals, including petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food. Those who must care for a pet, or who will be around animals while sick, should wear an appropriate facemask and wash hands thoroughly before and after interacting with those animals.”

Be Aware of Potential Drug Shortages

Supply chains have been disrupted across the globe as COVID-19 has shut down production facilities in China and beyond. AVMA reports that there are no known shortages now, but if your pet is dependent on certain medications, it may make sense to restock if possible. Keeping a two-week supply of food and medications on hand is always a good idea for emergency preparedness.

The FDA is maintaining a page to share information about the availability of drugs and medical supplies—you can view it here.

ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ is produced in Colorado, right where the hemp plants are grown. At this time, we don’t see any supply issues related to our products, and we look forward to providing your pet with the same high quality CBD oil they’ve come to reply on without interruption. If anything changes, we’ll let you know right away. Even without any visible supply chain disruptions, it’s always a good idea to heed AVMA’s advice and keep a two-week supply of all your health supplies—human and animal—on hand. Stocking up on ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ for your dogs and cats is never a bad idea!

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Leaping Lizards…These Pets are Amazing!

It’s Leap Day!

In honor of leap day, we’ve put together a collection of our favorite leaping pet videos. First up, we’ve got two amazing rescue dogs!

This next guy is pretty cute! How can you not smile when you see him leaping down the street?

Looking for something a little more FELINE in nature? Check out Boomer the Dog-Leaping Cat!

Has your pet lost their leap?

Many of our customers have told us that ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ has helped their pet with mobility issues. Learn more about our research and safety trials here, or reach out to us at care@petpainfree.com with any questions!

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CBD Oil for Dogs with Anxiety | ABSC Pure Organics

What’s Causing The Anxiety?

Did you know that dogs can have anxiety—just like humans? It’s not always fun, but it’s normal, and often a healthy response to intrinsic or extrinsic stressors. For humans, anxiety can come from job stress, money worries, relationship struggles, health issues…you name it! Modern life is full of pitfalls and problems that trigger the stress cycle. But you might be wondering what your precious pooch has to be anxious about. After all, their lives look pretty sweet…eat, play, sleep, repeat…what could be so stressful about that? 

In reality, there are lots of reasons why your dog might be anxious. Many dogs suffer from separation anxiety, and hate to be left alone. Rescue dogs, dogs with injury or illness, or dogs undergoing major changes in their environment or home life—all can suffer from anxiety at one point or another. If it’s happening infrequently, it’s probably not a big deal. But if Fido’s nerves are taking over your home life and you’re starting to get worried, seek help from your veterinarian. If left unchecked, high levels of anxiety may turn into a serious anxiety disorder that can affect their behavior and quality of life for years to come. 

How Do I Know if My Dog is Anxious?

Acute signs of anxiety in dogs include: 

  • Whining or whimpering
  • Panting
  • Aggression
  • Urinating or defecating in the house
  • Drooling
  • Destructive behavior
  • Depression
  • Excessive barking
  • Pacing
  • Restlessness
  • Repetitive or compulsive behaviors
  • Avoidance of eye contact
  • Fidgeting
  • Hiding
  • Trembling

Types of Dog Anxiety

General Anxiety

Sometimes there isn’t one specific reason why your pup is anxious. Just as some humans always seem to be a little on edge, some dogs can just be “wired” for anxiety. Any breed can run into anxiety issues, but certain dogs are known for being more susceptible, including Labrador Retrievers, Vizslas, German and Australian Shepherds, Border Collies, and Shorthair Pointers, Cocker Spaniels, Bichon Frises, King Charles Spaniels, Greyhounds, Havanese, Chihuahua, Miniature Pinscher, Jack Russell Terrier, and Shih-Tzu. 

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety happens when your dog feels nervous and upset when you leave. If your dog is prone to general anxiety, they are more likely to have separation anxiety when left alone. Does your dog whine and cry when they sense you are preparing to leave? Do your neighbors complain of incessant barking while you’re at work, or do you return to find destruction and bathroom “accidents” in the house? Separation anxiety may be the culprit.

Rescue/Former Shelter Anxiety

Rescue dogs can suffer from anxiety for a variety of reasons. They may have suffered abuse or neglect in the past, causing them to feel nervous even in a new, safer environment. Loud, chaotic, and unstable shelter conditions can contribute to the anxiety burden these dogs shoulder. Constant change is another trigger for anxiety. You might have given your rescue dog their forever home, but they don’t necessarily know that. Their history has trained them to be nervous and on guard at all times, so be patient and go easy with these special pups.

Situational Anxiety

Even the most laid back dog can feel anxious when lifestyle or environmental factors cause problems. A new family member, a move, or a death in the family can all trigger nerves and stress for your pet. If the humans in the household are stressed and worried, their pets will often sense those emotions and mirror them. Even something as simple as a construction site next door can spark a bout of anxiety as the loud noises and constant flow of new people start to drive your pup crazy.

Illness-Induced Anxiety

If your dog is in pain or feeling poorly, they are often unable to communicate how they really feel. This frustration, along with the fear that accompanies illness and injury, can cause serious anxiety in your pet. If your pet is showing new or changed signs of anxiety with no obvious explanation, seek advice from your veterinarian. They may be trying to tell you that something else is wrong. 

Traditional Medications for Canine Anxiety

If your dog is exhibiting signs of anxiety that are persistent and troublesome, visit your vet right away. Your vet will talk to you about ways you can make lifestyle changes to help your dog. Training, desentizing, and counterconditioning can be extremely helpful in some cases of anxiety. 

In some cases, your veterinarian may prescribe medications to help your dog with anxiety. SSRIs and antidepressants such as fluoxetine and clomipramine can help some dogs with chronic anxiety. For more specific events that elicit a predictable anxiety response (thunderstorms, fireworks, or car rides), your veterinarian might recommend a medication such as benzodiazepine in conjunction with an antidepressant to help your dog manage through the stress.

How Does CBD Help Your Pet’s Anxiety?

The FDA does not allow us to make specific health claims when it comes to CBD. But the AKC does discuss CBD in their treatment of anxiety disorders:

“Some dog owners have reported success in using CBD oil to treat dog anxiety. CBD is a compound found in cannabis and hemp that dog owners, as well as humans, have found useful for treating a variety of different health conditions. Anecdotal reports from dog owners claim that CBD oil can be effective in treating dog anxiety.”


Here at ABSC Organics, we hear from pet owners routinely about how CBD has helped their dog feel less stressed. 

I want to tell the story of Maverick. Maverick is our 3 year old rescue Rough Collie. Maverick had a very rough start in life. He was rescued from a very abusive situation in Oklahoma, where he and a couple of other pups were kept OUTSIDE ALL THE TIME! That was the least of the abuse this sweet boy endured. As a result, Maverick gets very anxious during high winds and thunder storms. We live near the mountains and experience very high winds when the weather is changing. When this occurs, Maverick will not settle down. He constantly paces around the house as if he is looking for a place to hide. At 86 lbs, that is not an easy task! I needed to find a solution that would help him deal with the weather and not “knock him out”. We have been using the C.H.O. PET tincture for our other dog who experiences seizures so I thought I would give it a try on Maverick. I thought, at worst, it would make him sleepy. The results were apparent in very short order! YES this worked!. I gave him about 6-7 drops inside his cheek and he calmed down and was relaxed enough to just lay on the floor. He wasn’t sleepy or droopy at all. Simply nice and relaxed. Chilled out you might say! I can’t thank you enough for bringing such a wonderful product to the marketplace. Maverick thanks you too!

– Diane S.

I definitely notice a difference in my 12yr old dog. Not only does it help with his arthritis but it also makes him much more calm when fireworks are going off in our neighborhood. It has been very helpful because our neighborhood believes the 4th of July lasts from June till September. My pup is so much happier now that we give him ABSC.


Research on CBD Oil and Anxiety

Although ABSC Organics is the industry leader in veterinary CBD research, we have not conducted any clinical trials related to anxiety at this point. We have, however, completed a Phase One Safety and Toxicity Trial that showed that our CBD oil is safe and well-tolerated, even at large doses. Our followup research to date has focused on epilepsy and arthritis, but we hope to conduct anxiety research soon. 

CBD for Other Health Problems

The FDA is very cautious when it comes to CBD. They are currently studying the available research and assessing the need for regulation. You will see many CBD oil providers making claims about epilepsy, arthritis, pain, anxiety, and even cancer. But the reality is that the FDA does not allow us to specific health claims, even if there is much anecdotal evidence to back them up. 

We can tell you that our pilot epilepsy trial at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences showed incredibly promising results—including an 89% reduction in seizure activity. And we can tell you that the AKC’s Canine Health Foundation was so impressed by that pilot trial that they co-sponsored a larger followup trial using our oil. We can also tell you that we have an arthritis trial currently in process, and we look forward to publishing positive results soon. 

Finally, we can point you to our testimonials. These are real stories, from real customers, about real beloved pets. There are some truly compelling stories out there, and we can’t wait to do more research to back up those stories with irrefutable science. 

Why Choose ABSC PURE ORGANIC CBD OIL™ For Dog Anxiety?

If you’re looking for meticulously tested, proven safe, veterinarian-trusted CBD oil for your dog, ABSC Organics is the clear choice. Our CBD Oil for Dogs is the only product on the market with a depth of clinical research and safety testing behind it. We care deeply about pet health, and we prioritize science and transparency above all else. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for CBD oil to start working in dogs?

Each dog is different, and every medical condition is different, but many dogs will see effects almost immediately. Other dogs may need to work up to a higher dose over a few weeks before seeing beneficial effects. If you are concerned that the CBD oil isn’t working for your dog, talk with us about slowly increasing the dosage—we’re here to help!

Can CBD oil for dogs be used with other medications?

There are no known contra-indications for ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ and other medications. That means that we are not aware of any reason you cannot use our CBD oil with other OTC and prescription medications. We always advise checking with your veterinarian for advice about your pet’s specific situation. 

Is CBD Oil addictive?

There is no evidence that CBD oil is addictive in any way. ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ contains no substantive THC (THC levels <0.3%), and does not produce a high or any psychoactive effects.

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CBD Oil for Dogs with Epilepsy

What are Seizures?

If your dog suddenly displays unusual changes in behavior, uncontrolled movements and or loss of consciousness, they could be having a seizure. A seizure is an electrical disturbance in the brain that is completely uncontrollable. Veterinarians will often diagnose your pet with epilepsy if they have repeated or recurrent seizures. 

 Partial seizures usually only affect a smaller part of the dog’s brain, and symptoms are not as severe. Grand mal seizures are one of the most severe forms of seizures your dog can experience. They involve both sides of the brain and may cause all four of your dog’s limbs to twitch or jerk involuntarily. Loss of consciousness is often associated with Grand mal seizures in dogs.

What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes sudden, recurring, and uncontrolled and seizures. The seizures may or may not be accompanied by a loss of consciousness.

Epilepsy is a catchall term that veterinarians use to describe a variety of brain disorders and dysfunctions that manifest in seizures.  

  • Idiopathic epilepsy means that your dog’s epilepsy does not have in identifiable cause. If left untreated, idiopathic epilepsy can become more severe.
  • Cluster seizure describes a condition where a dog has more than one seizure in consecutive 24-hour periods. Dogs with established epilepsy—especially large breed dogs—are prone to cluster seizures.
  • Status epilepticus means your dog is having almost constant seizure activity at all times. This is a very serious and crippling form of canine epilepsy.

Potential Causes of Seizures in Dogs

Common causes of epilepsy may be genetic in nature (idiopathic epilepsy), brain tumors, kidney stress, toxins, liver disease, or brain trauma.  

How Does CBD Work to Reduce Seizures?

We are still learning about CBD and its effects on the body and brain, but we do know that it functions as part of the endocannabinoid system in mammals and other animals. The endocannabinoid system works to help control and mediate neurotransmitter signals in the brain. We’ve got a great video explaining the endocannabinoid system in depth here.

How Effective is CBD at Treating Seizures in Dogs?

The FDA does not allow us to make specific health claims about CBD Oil at this time. What we can tell you is that our pilot epilepsy study at Colorado State University showed an 89% reduction in seizure frequency. These results were so exciting that the AKC’s Canine Health Foundation decided to sponsor a larger trial—also using our CBD Oil—to study a larger population of dogs. The results of that clinical trial have not yet been released, but receive customer feedback almost daily that talks of seizure frequency and severity diminished. In some cases the customers tell us their dog’s seizures have completely gone away!

“Emma was having a seizure every two weeks, she has now only had one in two months. The literature I read on phenobarbital indicated that treatment was considered ‘successful’ if the dog had two seizures a month. When my dog only [has] two seizures a month to begin with, that does not sound like success to me. Additionally, we were able to give her a dropper of the oil mid seizure and it shortened the duration of the seizure. While I do not believe that any product will completely eliminate Emma’s seizures, I see this reduction as a success.”

“The difference is astounding. No more discernible auras. No more confusion. She’s happy. Her energy is pretty good. She has a great appetite. I only rarely see a tick of the head indicating a slight seizure now and again.” 

How Much CBD Oil Should My Dog Have?

Every bottle of ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ comes with detailed dosage instructions. We recommend dosing our CBD oil at 2mg/10 lbs, given twice daily. You can safely escalate that amount up to five times if necessary, and we are always here to help you make dosing decisions.  

CBD Oil Research

ABSC Organics is the undisputed leader in veterinary CBD oil research. We put our money where our mouth is when it comes to touting the benefits of CBD oil, and we’ve got three clinical trials under our belt to prove it. Nobody else in this industry has sponsored a Phase One Safety and Toxicity Trial or TWO Phase 2 efficacy trials. Join us as we continue to learn more about cannabidiol and it’s amazing effects on dogs’ neurotransmitters. 


If you’re looking for CBD oil you can trust for your eplieptic dog, you’ve come to the right place. We’re in this business because we care about the science, we care about doing it right, and we care deeply about pets. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can anxiety cause seizures?

Anxiety can undoubtedly cause a myriad of symptoms—in both humans and their furry companions. When it comes to seizures, anxiety is not usually a cause on its own. (Seizures are electrical disturbances in the brain that are typically caused by toxins, tumors, underlying disease, genetics, or other idiopathic issues.) But if your dog is predisposed to seizures, stress and anxiety can often be a trigger. 

What dog breeds are prone to seizures?

Although any type of dog can fall prey to seizures, some breeds are known to be more prone to the malady. The following breeds top the list of susceptible dogs: 

  • Belgian Tervuren
  • Shetland Sheepdog
  • Beagle
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Golden Retriever
  • Keeshond
  • Vizsla

Do seizures go away on their own?

Most seizures do stop on their own, but once your dog has had a seizure, they are highly likely to have another. If the seizure is caused by a toxin, sometimes a pet-owner need only remove the toxin from the pet’s environment to prevent future seizures. Other causes of canine seizures are harder to root out and sometimes impossible to avoid. If your dog has had a seizure, seek advice from a trusted veterinarian right away.