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An Update on the Science Behind CBD (Cannabidiol) Use for Pets

CE Event Information

  • Description:
    Although cannabis has been used medicinally for centuries, the science behind it is still in its infancy. Since becoming legal in many states, its popularity has become mainstream, including its use in our veterinary patients. We are struggling to catch up with the public and put some evidence-based medicine behind this craze.

    In this presentation Dr. Stephanie McGrath provides an overview of CBD and presents a review of the published veterinary research regarding its use in dogs. Although the focus of this discussion is related to the treatment of dogs with drug-resistant epilepsy, the information lays an important foundation for our understanding of the dosing, possible side effects, contraindications, precautions, and legality of CBD use in pets at this time. The intent is to educate veterinarians and pet owners on the current status of CBD and its potential use in veterinary medicine.

    Running time: 66 min (presentation is 46 min followed by 20 min of audience Q and A)

    CE credit eligible for Premium Membership subscribers only or as a pay-per-view ($28). To view at no charge / non-CE credit visit:

  • Sponsor: AKC Canine Health Foundation
  • Presenter(s): Stephanie McGrath, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)
  • Fee (Basic Membership): $28

Featured Publications

The following journal articles or textbook chapters have been selected as Supplements to this event. You can elect to purchase them as part of a discounted seminar package fee.
Prepaid CE Subscribers will be assessed a supplement fee for articles purchased.

  • Anticonvulsants

    Small Animal Critical Care Medicine (Second Edition), 2015, Chapter 166, Pages 872-876. Authors: Adam Moeser, Sheldon A. Steinberg Member fe...  more
  • Seizures and Status Epilepticus

    Small Animal Critical Care Medicine (Second Edition), 2015, Chapter 82, Pages 426-431. Author: Karen M. Vernau Member fee: $5.95 - Login to ...  more
  • Hazards Associated with the Use of Herbal and Other Natural Products

    Small Animal Toxicology (Third Edition), 2013, Chap 26, Pages 335-356. Authors: Elizabeth A. Hausner, Robert H. Poppenga Member fee: $10.95 ...  more