How do I administer ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ to my dog?

It’s easy to administer ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™! Each bottle contains a dropper to administer dosing. Find the right dosage using the dosage instructions that come with the product. Using the provided dropper, place the appropriate number of drops for your pet directly in your pet’s mouth. You can also put the drops onto a spoon, being sure that your pet licks the spoon clean.  Another alternative method would be to place it directly on his or her food.

How do I know how much ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ to give my pet?

Each bottle of ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ comes with dosage instructions based on weight. Those dosage instructions can also be found with the product descriptions on the SHOP page.

We have found from our pet owners that Baseline Dosage is sufficient for 70% of cases. If your pet does not respond, you may increase dosage by up to 5x Baseline Dosage. This is equivalent to the amount used in the Clinical Trials we sponsored at Colorado State University CVMBS.

For intractable cases, pet owners have increased up to 10X Baseline Dosage (in line with what is being considered in a Dosage Escalation trial). For these cases, we also recommend our 2400mg bottle which has a higher concentration, may be easier to measure, and reduce frequent re-orders. For these cases, please review the Extra-Strength Dosage tab on the 2400mg bottle .

How many doses are in a bottle of ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™?

We provide baseline dosage recommendations–based on weight–with each bottle of ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™. We also provide escalation recommendations for dogs that need a higher dose. So the rate at which you finish a bottle will depend on your pet’s weight and dose. We can say that for an average-sized dog (based on the size category) on a baseline dose, one bottle provides a one-month supply.

What conditions will ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ treat?

At this time, we have conducted three trials: a safety and toxicity assessment, which showed that our product is safe and well-tolerated, and epilepsy and osteoarthritis studies, which showed promising results for management of those conditions.

Many of our pet owners have shared that the product calms their dog, eliminates situational anxiety, increases mobility, reduces pain and inflammation, reduces tumors, and more. These anecdotal reports are incredibly helpful, but we have yet to conduct clinical trials on all of those conditions.

Does ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ need to be refrigerated?

The hemp seed oil used in our commercial product* is formulated in a such a way that it does not require refrigeration. However, if you need to store your CBD oil for long periods, we do recommend refrigeration. Regrigeration will extend the life of unopened product by 2 years.

*Please note – if you are participating in the CSU study, your product contains a different fragrance (to make it imperceptible from the placebo) and it DOES require refrigeration.

Can I freeze ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™?

Please do not freeze ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™! If you need to store it, we recommend refrigeration, which can extend the life by up to two years for unopened product.

What are the differences between the commercial ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ and the CBD oil used in the CSU studies?

The hemp strain is the same in both products, as is the all-natural savory flavoring, which comes directly from CSU. It is a pet-safe flavoring that is used in many of the compounded drug formulations at the CSU pharmacy. The only difference between the two products is in the fragrance, mainly because the study product must be imperceptible from the placebo.

What is the difference between ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ and marijuana?

Our CBD oil is extracted from the hemp plants at a strategic time and date that allows us to maximize the beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes. This process also eliminates THC–the psychoactive component in marijuana that delivers the “high.”

Are there any psychoactive ingredients In ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™?

No. C.H.O.™ CBD Oil is non-psychoactive. Our plants are cut and the hemp oil is extracted long before the plant can form amounts of psychoactive THC > 0.3%. (Federal law mandates that legal industrial hemp products–including CBD oil–must have THC concentrations under 0.3%.)

Where is ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ grown and manufactured?

ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ is the proprietary product of Applied Basic Science Corporation. It is created from concentrated, organically-grown Colorado hemp extract, which is grown, processed, and compounded in Colorado.

My new bottle of ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil for Pets looks and smells different. Will it work the same way?

From time to time you may notice that your ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil for Pets has a different color, consistency, or smell. Rest assured, this does not affect the efficacy of the product.

We test every batch of ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil for Pets to ensure that the CBD concentration remains consistent – though we do allow an acceptable variance to account for the natural changes and fluctuations that occur with natural, plant-based therapies. Fluctuations in sunlight, water levels, and soil composition can make each harvest look and feel slightly different. Our research verifies that different plants, different harvests, and different extractions can all affect the complex interplay between the hundreds of cannabinoids (at least 144 identified to date)  and terpenes (at least 117 identified to date) that scientists have identified in the cannabis  plant. Although some attributes of the oil may be different from batch to batch, the level of CBD–the active cannabinoid in ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil–is consistent.

ABSC Organics is leading the research in understanding the many ways that CBD works with the endocannabinoid system. Our goal is ultimately to develop replicable, scalable, and sustainable products that best meet the needs of different pets with different ailments.

Is ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ safe for all pets?

Currently, ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ has only been studied in dogs; feline and equine studies are forthcoming.

Can I give C.H.O.™ CBD Oil to my 12-week old puppy?

We have not conducted any clinical trials on puppies, however, several pet owners have administered it to their puppies at our baseline dosage and have achieved good results.

Will the cost of ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ be covered under my pet insurance policy?

We recommend checking with your pet insurance provider; many will reimburse 90 to 100 percent of the cost depending on the insurance plan.

Can I return ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™?

We have NO RETURNS policy, consistent with most companies in this ecosystem. We cannot accept returns once the bottle has shipped. If you find yourself unable to use the CBD oil you have ordered, we ask that you donate the product to a shelter or rescue organization. Upon confirmation of the donation, we will refund you 25% of the product cost.

What is the difference between a Phase One and a Phase Two Clinical Trial?

A Phase One Clinical Trial is the first stage of clinical trials for a new drug. Phase One trials are focused on SAFETY. The relevant question during a Phase One trial is “is the treatment safe?”  Once a drug has passed Phase One trial, it can move into Phase Two testing. Phase Two testing examines the EFFICACY of the drug in treating a specific condition or symptom. A researcher conducting a Phase Two trial seeks to answer “does the treatment work?”.

What is the difference between a clinical trial and a test?

In a test, a sample of oil from a large batch is sent to a testing laboratory. The lab provides a report that details the product profile. Our testing also checks for pesticides, microbes and other chemicals.

In the Phase 1 clinical trial “Assessment of Safety, Toxicity, and Pharmacokinetics of Cannabidiol in Healthy Dogs” we sponsored with researchers at Colorado State University, researchers looked at the safety of CBD oil in healthy dogs. They followed a study design approved by a professional review board and conducted the following procedures: 30 healthy dogs were assigned to receive one of three formulations (capsule, oil, transdermal cream), at a high daily dose. Serial plasma concentrations were measured following the first dose. At 2-, 4-, and 6-weeks, blood was collected for CBC, chemistry panel, urinalysis, bile acids, and active ingredient plasma concentrations. Weekly physical examinations were performed, and at the completion of the trial, all 30 dogs were very healthy.

Did you follow any protocols to insure that the dogs in the Phase 1 clinical trial were treated humanely and ethically?

Yes. The clinical trials were reviewed and regulated under the supervisory committee of Colorado State University established by federal mandate. This committee is known as The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). At CSU the committee is comprised of members who are highly qualified and experienced. This committee oversees CSU’s animal program, facilities, and procedures. For more information please visit

Have questions that aren’t answered above? Contact us and a patient adviser will be happy to assist.


This product has been tested as safe. However, every dog, breed and situation is different. Please consult with your veterinarian in order to make an informed decision, discuss any complications and report any adverse side effects. Until we complete our clinical trials we cannot recommend our product for the diagnosis, prevention, treatment or cure of any disease or ailment.