PubMed: Pharmacokinetics of escalating single-dose administration of cannabidiol to cats
J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2022 Oct 27. doi: 10.1111/jvp.13100. Online ahead of print.
This study aimed to assess the single-dose pharmacokinetics and tolerability of a cannabidiol (CBD) isolate in sunflower oil with escalating oral doses in eight healthy, purpose-bred cats. Eight cats were randomized into six dosing groups of four cats each. Cats were administered a single 2.5, 5, 10, 20, 40, or 80 mg/kg dose orally with at least a two-week washout in between doses. Behavior scoring, complete blood count, serum biochemistry analysis, physical examination, and CBD plasma levels were evaluated before and after dosing. All cats successfully completed the study. CBD was measured in the plasma of all cats dosed with CBD oil. The Cmax and AUC increased in a dose-proportional fashion across all dosing groups. There were no major bloodwork or behavioral changes although the BUN and creatinine values decreased after treatment across all doses. No adverse effects were observed, and behavioral changes were limited to head shaking, lip smacking, and hypersalivation immediately following dose administration. Single orally administered CBD doses up to 80 mg/kg were safe and well tolerated in this cohort of cats and display dose-proportional pharmacokinetics across a broad concentration.
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