Watch Best Buds: CBD Trials for our Furry Friends, is part 1
View the ABSC webinar “CBD Dosing and Safety in Pets” with Dr. Stephanie McGrath.
Watch ABSC’s Webinar series event: Understanding the Basics of Pet CBD. Presented by Dr. Stephanie McGrath.
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!
This week, the FDA issued draft guidance to encourage cannabis-related clinical research. We love to see news like this, because we’ve been sponsoring and advocating for veterinary CBD research since the early days of the industry. When everyone else was rushing to slap a cute pet label on a bottle of CBD that might (or might not) contain what the label says it contains, we were out there doing the hard work. Meeting with the scientists and veterinarians at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, sponsoring safety trials and and pharmacokinetics research, and helping to launch Phase 2 efficacy trials for epilepsy and arthritis takes a vast amount of resources, but we’ve been committed from the get-go to doing this right.
Clinical research on the benefits of CBD oil for pets is the reason our company exists. We hear so many stories from our customers about the ways that our CBD oil helps their pets, and we think all those stories deserve to be investigated. That’s why we’re launching a foundation to focus exclusively on raising funds for more research. You’ll hear more from us soon about the foundation, so stay tuned. In the meantime, you can read more about our research and all the veterinary clinical trials here.
As the CBD industry shifts from a “Wild West” mentality to a more regulated and mature industry, the FDA will play an increasing role. Encouraging clinical research—and offering guidelines—is an important step, and one that we welcome. FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernethy M.D., Ph.D described the FDA’s new guidance in a press release issued by the agency:
“A range of stakeholders have expressed interest in development of drugs that contain cannabis and compounds found in cannabis. Recent legislative changes have also opened new opportunities for cannabis clinical research. As that body of research progresses and grows, the FDA is working to support drug development in this area. It is critical that the FDA continues to do what we can to support the science needed to develop new drugs from cannabis. The FDA believes the drug approval process represents the best way to ensure that safe and effective new medicines, including any drugs that contain cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds, are available to patients in need of appropriate medical therapy. It is critical that the FDA continues to do what we can to support the science needed to develop new drugs from cannabis. The FDA believes the drug approval process represents the best way to ensure that safe and effective new medicines, including any drugs that contain cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds, are available to patients in need of appropriate medical therapy.“FDA In Brief: FDA Issues Draft Guidance to Encourage Cannabis-Related Clinical Research, July 21, 2020. https://www.fda.gov/news-events/fda-brief/fda-brief-fda-issues-draft-guidance-encourage-cannabis-related-clinical-research
Three cheers for more FDA involvement in the CBD industry, more accountability from producers, and most importantly, MORE CLINICAL RESEARCH! This is music to our ears.
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