A new study involving a small number of animals in Japan has found that cannabidiol (CBD) may offer potential treatment to lessen the severity of epileptic seizures in dogs.

Researchers from the Yamazaki University of Animal Health in Japan conducted the study. The journal Pet Behavior Science published the report. The study found that dogs can respond to CBD in much the same way that humans do.

A CBD-infused oral drug, Epidiolex, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration earlier this year for treatment of seizures in humans associated with two severe and rare forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome.

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