Service dog helping disabled vet

Three Cheers for Working Dogs!

This Labor Day, we celebrate the dogs who are just doing their jobs

According to the US Department of Labor, Labor Day is “a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” To celebrate this day that honors productivity and hard work, many of us will spend the weekend vacationing on the water, grilling in the backyard with friends, or spending quality time with our families. Others–the true Labor Day heroes–will work through the holiday keeping critical services open and life as we know it running smoothly.

This dog may spend the holiday snoozing, but not all dogs are couch potatoes!

Working dogs pull their weight…and more

Not all Labor Day heroes walk on two legs. This year, we thought we’d offer a tribute to all the working dogs out there. Because you don’t have to be human to work hard and contribute to the American Dream! In its classification of canines, the American Kennel Club defines the Working Group as: 

“Quick to learn, …intelligent, strong, watchful, and alert. Bred to assist man, they excel at jobs such as guarding property, pulling sleds and performing water rescues. Doberman Pinschers, Siberian Huskies and Great Danes are part of this Group, to name just a few.” 

https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/working/

Breeds such as Saint Bernards and Newfoundlands have historically been bred as search and rescue dogs. If you’ve ever seen a Newfoundland powerfully swimming through icy waters to rescue someone, you know these dogs are working in the truest sense of the word. 

Don’t discount the Herding Group

In 1983, the AKC separated dogs with “the fabulous ability to control the movement of other animals” out of the Working Dog group–creating the Herding Group. Shepherds, Sheep Dogs, and other types of herding dogs have been working for centuries in pastures and fields around the world, keeping their flocks safe and moving them from place to place. The work they do is both functional and awe inspiring, especially when seen from above. Add some LED jackets, and you’ve got a light show to rival the best Christmas Light Fight spectacle!  

This border collie knows where the sheep need to go, and how to get them there!

You don’t need a pedigree to do your job well

Although Working and Herding Group dogs were specifically bred to be productive, almost any dog can be a working dog with the right training and setting. From military dogs like Sergeant Stubby to dogs that assist the blind, dogs are working every day around the world to make our lives better. And when it comes to working, dogs keep learning new tricks! Here are five fascinating and inspiring “dog jobs” to celebrate this Labor Day weekend:

  • Cancer Detector – Dogs can use their keen sense of smell to detect cancer with great accuracy. Many medical researchers are investigating the ways dogs can sniff out cancer in a patient’s blood, skin, and more.  
  • Seizure Assistant – For people with seizure disorders such as epilepsy, a specially trained service dog can change their lives. These dogs can sense a seizure before it comes on, alerting their owners to the impending episode and assisting during and after the seizure. 
  • Skydiving Poaching Police – Highly trained skydiving dogs work to catch wildlife poachers in Africa! 
  • Whale Finder –  Killer whale researchers in the Puget Sound are using dogs to find whale poop, which gives them valuable insight into the health and habits of the endangered species.
  • Truffle Detective – If your taste runs to the gourmet and you enjoy the earthy flavor of a truffle, you might need to thank a pup for your delicacies! Highly trained dogs can sniff out the underground mushrooms near the roots of trees across North American and Europe.

Working dogs deserve the best of care

If you spend much time with dogs, you know that they are amazing creatures with skills and talents that go far beyond fetching and rolling over on command. Some of them are working just as hard as their human counterparts! Like humans, dogs can develop inflammation, osteoarthritis, and other health problems as they age. If you’re looking for an organic health and wellness supplement for your pet, consider ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™. It’s the only veterinary CBD Oil that’s been tested for safety and efficacy in clinical trials at a major university, so you can buy with confidence. 

Happy Labor Day from everyone at ABSC Organics. Be well! 

National CBD Day Dog

National CBD Day

The Best Way to Celebrate is with ABSC Organics!

We all know that the CBD craze is sweeping the nation, so it’s no surprise that CBD now has it’s own day! In 2018, August 8th was declared National CBD Day, and today, people all over the country will be celebrating in a variety of ways. From events and special ice cream flavors to CBD cocktails, there are plenty of ways people can say “Cheers to CBD” today.

Here at ABSC Organics, every day is CBD Day, and we think the best way to celebrate is to learn a little more about CBD, check out a few inspiring testimonials, and stock up on our Pure Organic CBD Oil for Pets. If your pet is suffering from anxiety, seizures, inflammation, or pain, they’ll thank you!

In honor of National CBD Day, take 15% off your purchase through Sunday with code CBDDAY15. Cheers!

National CBD Day Dog

FDA and CBD

CBD and the FDA

The Food and Drug Administration Answers CBD Questions

Cannibidiol (CBD) holds a great deal of promise as an important key to health and wellness for both humans and animals. CBD’s ability to ease suffering from seizures, inflammation, osteoarthritis, anxiety, and more has been well documented anecdotally for many years, and clinical trials are beginning to support that anecdotal evidence. Recently, as more and more people turn toward organic, plant-based therapies, interest in the hemp-based oil has exploded. Bloomberg Businessweek recently noted the exponential growth:

Demand for CBD, a nonintoxicating compound found in hemp and marijuana, has exploded in the U.S. since December, when Congress passed a new farm bill that decriminalized industrial hemp. The CBD market could be worth almost $24 billion in the U.S. alone by 2023, with about 7% of sales coming from the pet market, according to Brightfield Group, an industry researcher.

Gretler , Corinne, and Craig Giammona. “The CBD Industry Is Betting That Pets Need to Chill, Too.” Bloomberg.com, Bloomberg, 17 July 2019, www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-17/the-cbd-industry-is-betting-that-pets-need-to-chill-too.
CBD Safetly Trial CSU
Dr. Stephanie McGrath with Atticus, a 3-year-old Saint Bernard enrolled in a clinical trial of cannabidiol for the treatment of epilepsy, and Breonna Thomas, clinical trials coordinator at Colorado State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital (Photo by John Eisele/Colorado State University Photography)

Growing CBD Market Lacks Regulation

With this type of rapid growth, companies are rushing to enter the market, and CBD retailers are popping up on every corner. Whether it’s online, at the pharmacy, at specialty stores, or even at that gas station, it seems that CBD products are all around us. But with little regulation, consumers are often left wondering who to trust. ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ has been proven safe and effective in multiple clinical trials, but most products do not have that level of safety testing. Indeed, ABSC is the only veterinary company to put their CBD oil through a Phase One Safety and Toxicity Trial.

The FDA Struggles to Keep up With Cannabis-Derived Products

If you’re interested in trying CBD oil for your pet, you may be understandably overwhelmed and hesitant. Navigating the choices can feel like a bit like you’ve entered the Wild Wild West. Whose claims can you trust? How do you know if a product is labeled accurately? How do you know if a product is safe? Here at ABSC Organics, we recommend a little bit of homework. Peruse our research library and check out our clinical trials. You’ll find that we’re committed to safety, research, and continual learning. You’ll learn that our Safety and Toxicity Trial proved that our CBD oil is pure and well-tolerated in dogs. And you’ll see that our epilepsy trial has delivered positive preliminary results, with 89% of dogs showing a reduction in seizure frequency.

Mislabeled products, misleading claims, and questions about legality and proper usage have the FDA struggling to keep up with the CBD market, but they are working to develop a regulatory framework and meet consumer needs. They send out warning letters to suppliers with mislabeled products, they schedule public hearings, and they attempt to educate consumers. To that end, they recently published an FAQ about FDA Regulation of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products. This document is a great resource for those seeking more information about the FDA’s role in Cannabis regulation. Relevant questions addressed by the FDA include:

  • What are cannabis and marijuana?
  • Why hasn’t FDA approved more products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds for medical uses?
  • Does the FDA object to the clinical investigation of cannabis for medical use?
  • What is FDA’s role when it comes to the investigation of cannabis and cannabis-derived products for medical use?
  • Can hemp be added to animal food?
  • Can approved human drugs containing CBD or synthetic THC be used extralabel in animals?

In total, the 26 questions addressed by the FDA serve to educate consumers about just what the FDA is (and isn’t) doing with respect to the CBD market.

Choose the CBD Product with Rigorous Institutional Trials

We’ve invested heavily in testing and trials to make sure our product is the best veterinary CBD oil on the market. When you buy ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ you can buy with confidence and peace of mind. We care about pets–that’s why we’re here.

Old Dog

FDA Warns Manufacturers of Mislabeled CBD

Always Choose a Reputable Source for CBD

With the explosion of CBD manufacturers and retailers that has occurred since the federal government legalized industrial hemp in the 2018 Farm Bill, medical professionals, consumers, and regulators have struggled to keep up with the growth in the market. The FDA has not currently explicitly approved any over-the-counter CBD products for human or veterinary medical use. They do, however, take action against manufacturers who mislabel their CBD products.

The FDA is concerned with the prevalence of mislabeled CBD in the market. When, after testing, it becomes clear that the product in question contains ingredients that do not match the labeling, the FDA issues a warning letter to the manufacturer. A complete list of warnings issued since 2015 can be found on the FDA website.

ABSC Organics is Tested in Clinical Trials

Each and every batch of ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ is tested for purity and CBD concentration. And as part of our extensive clinical trial initiative with Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, our CBD Oil undergoes even more rigorous tested and trials. We’re the only veterinary CBD manufacturer who has completed a Phase One Safety and Toxicity Study, which proved that our CBD is safe and well-tolerated in dogs. Researchers at CSU are also using our product in canine epilepsy and osteoarthritis studies.

ABSC Organics applauds the FDA’s attempts to keep inaccurately labeled CBD oil out of the market. When you buy ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™, you can buy with confidence, knowing you’re buying the same CBD used in industry-leading clinical trials.

Happy Dog CBD

Have a Very Happy “FURth” of July!

We wish you a happy and safe Fourth of July with family, friends, and your furry loved ones! Here at ABSC, we’re looking forward to spending the holiday with our own pets, and it makes us happy to know that our Pure Organic CBD oil will be helping pets around the country enjoy the 4th–from hikes and swimming to evening fireworks displays–without the threat of pain, seizures, or severe anxiety.  

Best wishes for a happy and safe Fourth of July celebration! 

News

CSU Epilepsy Study Results Published!

“Promising” Epilepsy Trial Results Published in June 1 Issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Association

We first reported on the encouraging preliminary results of Dr. Stephanie McGrath’s epilepsy trial last year. Now, the complete results of this groundbreaking pilot study have been published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Association’s June 1 issue. If you’ve got a pet with epilepsy, you’re going to want to pay attention to this study!

Clinical Trial Backs Up Anecdotal Evidence

We’ve been hearing from customers for years that our Pure Organic CBD Oil helps reduce the severity, frequency, and duration of seizures in their epileptic pets. We get thank you notes, rave reviews, and even videos that show the beneficial effects of our product. Now, we’re starting to see the fruits of our research in the form of clinical trial results.

Pilot Study Shows Significant Reduction in Seizures with CBD Treatment

Twenty six dogs with intractable idiopathic epilepsy were initially enrolled in the pilot study. After exclusions, sixteen dogs completed the 12-week trial. In this double blind study, the dogs were randomly assigned to a CBD group or placebo group. The CBD group received ABSC’s CBD-infused oil twice daily for 12 weeks while continuing their existing antiepileptic treatments. The placebo group received oil without CBD, and also continued their existing medications. All other parameters were consistent for both groups. Dr. McGrath and her colleagues at CSU compared seizure activity, adverse effects, and plasma CBD concentrations over the course of the twelve weeks, and found that 89% of the dogs in the CBD group saw a reduction in seizure frequency. Researchers also found a strong correlation between plasma (blood) CBD concentration and seizure frequency. Further studies will evaluate whether higher doses of CBD decrease seizure activity even further.

These results are groundbreaking when it comes to veterinary CBD usage, and they are generating lots of buzz in the veterinary community and beyond. Check out Dr. McGrath–and a nice closeup of our product (old label)–on the news in Denver:

More CBD Trials to Come

Based on the exciting results from this pilot study, Dr. McGrath is currently working on a larger epilepsy study supported by the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Stay tuned for more promising results, and visit the AKC Canine Health Foundation site to learn how you can help with their research initiatives. In the meantime you can purchase the very same CBD product used in Dr. McGrath’s study for your pet here at petpainfree.com. Whether your pet suffers from epilepsy, arthritis, inflammation, anxiety, or another disorder, ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil may be able to provide relief.

ABSC Organics Cares Enough to Do the Research

At ABSC Organics, we put our money where our mouth is. We partner with some of the world’s best veterinary researchers because we believe in our product and in the power of CBD. Want to learn more about past, current, and future clinical trials with ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil? Check out our Clinical Trial page for more info!

Decorated Canine Military Hero

In Honor of Furry Heroes

Happy Memorial Day from ABSC Organics

This Memorial Day weekend, we’ll be remembering and honoring all the heroes who have given their lives in defense of the United States. While many Americans will be spending time at the beach and at patriotic backyard barbecues, others will take the opportunity to visit the many war memorials in Washington, D.C. or the National D-Day  Memorial in Bedford, Virginia. Perhaps some of the dog lovers out there will visit the Military Working Dog Teams National Monument at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Dedicated to the idea that not all heroes are human, this monument honors the canine soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice. 

Here at ABSC Organics, these canine heroes are especially near and dear to our hearts. We spend our days working to ease suffering in dogs and other companion animals, and we know first hand the grit, courage, and tenacity that these animals can show. So this Memorial Day weekend, we wanted to share a few stories of canine war heroes, and offer a flash sale in their honor. Read on for some inspiring tales of wartime valor!

Short But Spectacular: Sergeant Stubby — World War I

Sergeant Stubby was a mixed breed bull terrier smuggled over to Europe by Private J. Robert Conroy.  He became the mascot of the 102nd Infantry, 26th “Yankee” Division, but he soon proved he was more than a mascot. He alerted sleeping troops to an incoming gas attack and helped to capture a German spy. When his involvement in the spy capture earned him his Sergeant rank, he became the first dog to receive a rank in the U.S. military.

Sergeant Stubby was a beloved soldier in World War One.

Decorated Hero: Chips — World War II

Chips was a family pet—a Shepherd-Collie-Husky mix from New York who was owned by Edward Wren. Wren loaned Chips to the military during the war, where he served in Africa and Italy. During the invasion of Sicily, Chips attacked a nest of Italian machine gunners, who quickly surrendered. Chips was wounded during that attack, but he went on to help capture an Italian patrol group later that night. Chips was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross, a Silver Star, and a Purple Heart, and quickly became a beloved hero back in the states. Although the military eventually decided that only humans could earn those medals, Chips’ story lives on as one of true heroism under fire. 

Elite Canine Warier: Cairo — War on Terror

Cairo is a Belgian-Malinois who went through a 200-step elite training regimen before joining the U.S. Navy Seals. In May of 2011, he accompanied Seal Team Six when they raided Osama bin Laden’s compound in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad. Cairo’s role on the team was to guard the perimeter and detect explosives. After the successful raid, Cairo met President Obama at the White House and eventually retired to live with his handler, where he snuggles with a security blanket and helps with the groceries. Cairo was named Time’s Animal of the Year in 2011. 

Belgian Malinois canine military hero
The Belgian Malinois breed is often used for elite military operations.

ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil for Pets can help your hero

If your own furry hero is suffering, ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil may offer relief. Whether it’s pain, seizures, inflammation, or anxiety, many of our customers have seen great benefits by treating their pets with our premium CBD oil. It’s the only veterinary CBD oil that has been through three clinical trials, with more studies forthcoming, because ABSC cares enough to invest in the research.

Happy Memorial Day from ABSC Organics! 

If you, your family, or your dog have served to protect our nation, we say “THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!”

Dr. Stephanie McGrath

Dr. Stephanie McGrath Addresses CSU Pueblo

Assessment of Safety, Toxicity, and Pharmacokinetics of Cannabidiol in Healthy Dogs

Have you ever wanted to know more about ABSC and how we came to be involved with clinical trials at CSU? We’re pulling a video out of the archives today to share with you! This short video of Veterinary Neurologist Dr. Stephanie McGrath speaking at a conference at CSU Pueblo in 2017 highlights her work on safety, toxicity, and pharmacokinetics of CBD. During her talk, Dr. McGrath talks about her interest in testing CBD for dogs and her concerns with unregulated and untested CBD products. She needed a safe and pure product to run trials with, and ABSC wanted to support advanced research in the field. It was a match made in heaven, and the rest is history!

McGrath Presentation (short) from Jadan Morrow on Vimeo.

Webinar update on CBD oil for pets

AKCCHF Update on the Science Behind CBD For Pets

Learn from Stephanie McGrath, DVM, in the latest installment of  the VetVine – AKC Canine Health Foundation Canine Health Bytes education series

Our favorite veterinarian and Board Certified specialist in Neurology went live on VetVine last week! Dr. Stephanie McGrath is one of the nation’s leading experts in the field of veterinary CBD clinical research, and she has conducted several clinical trials with our Pure Organic CBD oil. In partnership with the AKC’s Canine Health Foundation and VetVine, she presented a timely update on the science behind veterinary CBD use.

Dr. McGrath’s webinar is packed with valuable information for veterinarians and pet owners. If you missed it, don’t despair – you can still register with VetVine at no cost and view the webinar on demand!

In this one hour presentation, Dr. McGrath covers many important topics related to veterinary CBD use:

  • Legal hurdles facing veterinarians and researchers – did you know that your vet can’t discuss CBD options unless you bring it up first?
  • Clinical trials that have already been completed at Colorado State University and Cornell – epilepsy and osteoarthritis studies have shown promising results.
  • Ongoing and prospective clinical trials – it’s not too late to sign up!
  • AKC-sponsored trials at CSU use ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™
  • Best delivery methods – oil beats capsules and topical creams
  • Clinical and anecdotal evidence for efficacy and safety
  • Concerns about lack of industry regulation – are you buying what you think you’re buying?
  • Questions about dosing and contraindications

ABSC is proud to supply and fund Dr. McGrath’s research

Applied Basic Science is proud to partner with Dr. McGrath to supply the funding and the CBD oil for her clinical trials at CSU. Together with Dr. McGrath and her colleagues, we believe that knowledge is power. The more we learn about CBD’s benefits, the more we want to know. To that end, we continue to work with Dr. McGrath and researchers around the world to more fully understand CBD’s beneficial effects.

Applied Basic Science–it’s our name for a reason!

Dr. McGrath’s scientific protocols inform ABSC’s science-based approach to veterinary CBD use every day. Each batch is tested by a third-party laboratory, and every bottle that leaves our facility has passed a rigorous screening process. So when you buy ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™, you can count on a consistent CBD profile, guaranteed low THC levels (always less than 0.3%), and zero contaminants.

We’re grateful to Dr. McGrath, the Canine Health Foundation, and VetVine for providing this terrific educational resource. Want more? Peruse our News and Research Archive, or visit our YouTube Channel for more educational video content. Together, we’re learning more about CBD’s amazing benefits every day. Stay tuned!

CB1 Receptor Chart

The Endocannabinoid System Explained

Introducing our CBD Literacy video education series

Ever wondered about the science behind CBD and its effects on your dog’s body? We know that many of our furry companions who use C.H.O.™ CBD Oil get relief from pain, anxiety, seizures and more. But you may have wondered, “how and why does CBD work?”

Our friend and colleague Sam Stewart, DVM, from Ethos Veterinary Health, has prepared this excellent video to explain the endocannibinoid system. This video is the first in a series–part of our effort to lead the way in veterinary CBD research and education. In this first video, you’ll gain a better understanding of how cannabinoids like CBD affect the brain and nervous system. About halfway through (10:22), Sam gives a great example of how CBD interrupts pain signals in the peripheral nervous system. And at minute 17, you’ll find a great explanation of how CBD binds to receptors and inhibits inflammation. The entire video provides a great overview–in layman’s terms–of the powerful endocannabinoid system.

At ABSC, we’re constantly working to improve and evolve science in the name of providing a better quality of life for our ailing companion animals. Want to learn more? Check out our News and Research Library! And subscribe to our YouTube channel–we’ve got more great educational content to come!

Applied Basic Science tests every batch of C.H.O.™ Pet CBD Oil.

Pure CBD oil Eliminates Contaminants

Contaminants can jeopardize recovery

In “Pet Owners Turn to CBD to Treat Animals,” NBC Miami journalist Dan Krauth highlights an important side of testing when it comes to CBD products. You want to know what’s in your pet’s CBD oil. But it’s equally important to know what’s not in the products you buy. Not every product on the market is safe; some CBD oils have tested positive for mold and other contaminants. And that’s a big problem says Chris Martinez. Martinez runs a lab that performs independent testing for more than 400 companies.

“It’s definitely something to be concerned about from this point forward,” said Martinez. “A microbial can be a life-threatening situation for a patient or a dog that’s suffering from some type of immune deficiency disease.”

Krauth, Dan. “Pet Owners Turn to CBD to Treat Animals.” NBC Miami, NBC Universal Media, 6 Feb. 2019, https://www.nbcmiami.com/investigations/Pet-Owners-Turn-to-CBD-to-Treat-Animals-505475071.html

Clean CBD is Good CBD

If you’ve been an Applied Basic Science customer for long, you probably already know that we test every batch of ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ for CBD concentration consistency. Did you know that we also test for the presence of contaminants? With each batch, we look for pesticides, fungicides, microbial contaminants, and solvents. We know that many of our patients are dealing with difficult ailments, and we’re committed to making sure our CBD oil is pure and safe. Fungi and other contaminants can stress your pet’s immune system and complicate their recovery. That’s the last thing you want when your beloved pet is suffering.

Routinely testing our CBD oil for undesirable contaminants such as pesticides, microbial contaminants, and solvents is a cornerstone of our safety protocol.
Sample Certificate of Analysis from one of our batches.

Applied Basic Science Cares For Your Pet

Applied Basic Science cares for your pet with CBD oil that has gone through three clinical trials and rigorous batch testing. Whether you’re treating for osteoarthritis, anxiety, fungal infections, or seizures, you can rest easy when you buy ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™.

You deserve peace of mind. Get it at petpainfree.com. Our organic CBD oil is pure and safe for your furry family member.

Blastomycosis Beware – CBD as Complementray Therapy for Fungal Infections

CBD oil may help stave off Blastomycosis symptoms

Recently a valued customer reached out to us with an unusual story. We have hundreds of pet owners who give their dogs ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ to help with osteoarthritis, seizures, and anxiety. We know our CBD oil routinely helps canine patients deal with cancer and the ravages of chemotherapy. And we know that some skin issues resolve with the addition of CBD oil. But Ashley Gaer’s story of her beloved Newfoundland Cass and his experience with Blastomycosis was something new.

Blastomycosis typically attacks male large breeds who spend a lot of time in the water.
Cass (brown) and his brother Elmore (black) both enjoy benefits from ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™.

What is Blastomycosis?

Blastomycosis is a systemic fungal infection caused by an organism that thrives in rotting wood and wet soil. Dogs that spend a lot of time in the water and in wet environments – especially male large breed hunting and sporting dogs –  are most susceptible to Blastomycosis infections.

Ashley’s dog Cass is a Newfoundland – clearly part of the susceptible population. Newfies are large breed working dogs who are most at home in the water. These gentle giants even have webbed paws, and they are known for their ability to perform dramatic rescues in icy waters.

How does a dog get Blastomycosis?

Most canines get Blastomycosis by inhaling the fungal spores. The spores travel through the dog’s respiratory system and become large yeast-like organisms that multiply throughout the body.

Cass was diagnosed with Blastomycosis in 2018. Ashley suspects that he inhaled the spores while doing water rescue work in an area where the fungus is prevalent.

What are the symptoms of Blastomycosis?

According to Dr. Karen Becker, symptoms include loss of appetite, fever, weight loss, inflammation of the iris of the eye, coughing, and pus-filled skin lesions. More severe symptoms can include sudden blindness, lameness, and seizures.

Cass’s presentation was a little different than most. His symptoms have included bone, muscle, and joint issues, coupled with respiratory complications that initially looked like kennel cough. Ashley feels strongly that using ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ as a complementary therapy–along with prescribed anti-fungal medications–has allowed her Newfie to keep up his appetite and stamina. “I think it really has helped Cass,” she says, “because he has NEVER lost his appetite and frankly, any energy, during his fight with it. This is a sickness that kills dogs and he has only once had a flare up and even then, I had him on the 2400mg and he recovered in 24 hours.”

How is Blastomycosis typically treated?

The standard treatment for Blastomycosis infections is a long course of anti-fungal medications. Some dogs may stay on the meds for many months as they battle the fungus, and marked weight loss often occurs. Ashley says the anti-fungals were rough on Cass’s system, but stresses the importance of sticking with the medications for their entire prescribed course. She credits the CBD oil with easing the side effects and allowing Cass to stay strong throughout the treatment.

We’re thrilled that our ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ is helping Cass fight off his fungal foe, and so grateful to Ashley for telling us his story. Want to learn more about Blastomycosis? Check out Dr. Becker’s informative article here. And read Ashley’s testimonial for more great information about Cass and his brother Elmore.

Huge thanks to Ashley and her beautiful boys. Have you got a story to share? We always love hearing from customers–email us!