Study shows CBD is effective at reducing stress in dogs

February 28, 2023 from Cannabis Health

Results from a new study show that a single oral dose of CBD can significantly reduce stress in dogs, caused by car travel or being left alone.

The study, carried out by Waltham Petcare Science Institute in the UK, aimed to understand the impact of a separation event and car travel on canine stress and establish if CBD could help.

The results, published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science, shows a single oral dose (4mg per kg of body weight) of THC-free, broad spectrum cannabidiol (CBD) can ‘significantly relieve’ multiple measures of dogs’ stress caused by car travel or being left alone.

The blinded, randomised, placebo-controlled study looked at how CBD impacted the experience of 20 dogs in two commonplace activities that were anticipated to cause stress – car journeys and being left alone.

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