Cannabis and CBD Science for Dogs

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Cannabis and CBD Science for Dogs

Backed by 30 years of research, D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D. introduces readers to the many amazing therapeutic applications of legal, safe, and veterinarian-approved cannabis products for dogs. Dog lovers everywhere, particularly those looking for a natural remedy for myriad canine problems, from pain relief to anti-anxiety, will appreciate the accessible breakdown of the science and research behind this burgeoning field. Firsthand accounts of success stories keep it readable, relatable, and compelling—if you’re like us and your dog has age-related aches and pains, you’re definitely going to want to give CBD products for pets a try. Another win? All book proceeds are donated to charitable animal organizations!

–Modern Dog Magazine

Topics Covered In The Book

Cannabis, Hemp & Marijuana


The historical, scientific, and legal differences between forms of cannabis.

Cannabinoids & the Endocannabinoid System


The physiological receptors and pathways of action for cannabinoids in the brain, central nervous system, and body.

Clinical Applications for Cannabinoids


Summary and analysis of clinical applications and animal research.

Effective Cannabinoid Products


Sourcing hemp, extracting cannabinoids, formulating products for cannabinoid delivery.

First Hand Experiences with Hemp Products


Interviews of pet owners who use hemp-based cannabinoid products.

The Therapeutic Hemp Industry for Pets as of 2016


Current commercial products that are safe and recommended for pet owners.

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About Cannabis and CBD

Research (including both cell culture and animal models) has shown CBD to have a range of effects that may be therapeutically useful, including anti-seizure, antioxidant, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-tumor, anti-psychotic, and anti-anxiety properties.

National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute

National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute

Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties… useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses…

Department of Health and Human Services

The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services

(Washington, DC), Patent #6,630,507

I didn't look hard enough, until now. I didn't look far enough… We have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years in the United States.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent

On the Therapeutic Potential for Cannabis

About the Author

Caroline Coile, Author

Caroline Coile, PhD.


Best-selling author of
Barron's Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds
Inductee Dog Writers Association of America
Hall of Fame
Winner of 8
Maxwell Medallion Awards

Caroline Coile, Ph.D. has written 34 books and hundreds of magazine and scientific articles about dogs. She writes the monthly Breeder's Notebook column for Dog World magazine and the bi-monthly Nutrition column for the AKC Gazette. Her dog writing awards include the Dog Writer's Association of America Maxwell Award (eight times), the AKC Canine Health Foundation Award (twice), the Eukanuba Canine Health Award (twice), and the DWAA Denlinger Award.

Caroline holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Florida State University, with research interests in canine behavior, senses, genetics and neuropsychology. She has taught college classes in psychology, behavioral genetics, animal senses, and animal learning, among others. She has served as a canine consultant to the FAA and has served on the AKC Canine Health Foundation President's Council. She has appeared on television and radio shows, including NPR's Talk of the Nation. She has been quoted in Newsweek magazine and USA Today.

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All proceeds from this book are donated to charitable organizations which benefit animal rescue, animal health, veterinary research and animal welfare. Primary recipients are: