A product of Applied Basic Science Corporation


Applied Basic Science Corporation

Many people believe that different cannabis or hemp strains have different effects. It is widely thought that Indica strains are sedating and that Sativa strains are more uplifting or energizing, and that Sativa and Indica hybrids exhibit a mix of both traits that is dependent on the relative amount of each in the hybrid. A predominately Indica hybrid would theoretically be more sedating than a predominately Sativa hybrid.

However, the differences between cannabis strains are more a result of the individual plant’s cannabinoid and terpene profile than whether it is an Indica or a Sativa plant, and also more than just its CBD or THC content.

The characteristics, or “fingerprint”, of a plant are a result of its genetic make-up, which determines the ratios of all of the individual compounds found in it, including the more than 100 cannabinoids and 200 different terpenes that have been found in cannabis. It is the combination of all of those elements that distinguishes the effects of one strain from the effects of another.

Our CHO ​Pet Tincture ​product is made from one unique and specific hemp plant with a very distinct and consistent profile of cannabinoids and terpenes. That one-of-a-kind profile was found to be safe in dogs in the study we sponsored in 201​6​ at the Colorado State University veterinary medical school in Fort Collins, Colorado.

It is impossible to extrapolate from that study to say that any CBD extract is safe because each plant and each combination of cannabinoids, flavinoids and terpenes is unique.

It is entirely possible that another plant and its profile of compounds would have completely different effects and might not be safe.

The clinical effect of that same very unique plant on epilepsy and arthritis in dogs is currently being studied under our sponsorship at CSU. Results are expected th​is summer.

Have questions that aren't answered below? Just call us weekdays at 970-829-1123 (9 to 5 pm EST) and a patient advisor will be happy to assist.



How many doses are in a bottle of CHO Pet?

Each commercial bottle of CHO Pet contains a dropper to administer dosing. The number of drops your pet should receive in his or her starting dose can be calculated based on his or her weight or with help from our patient advisor (call 970-829-1123). Animals should be receive CHO Pet Tincture twice daily. One bottle provides a one-month supply for the average-sized dog. It is important to note that our recommended starting dose is incrementally lower than the dose volumes being studied at CSU.


How do I administer CHO Pet to my dog?

It’s easy to administer CHO Pet! Each commercial bottle of CHO Pet contains a dropper to administer dosing. Using the provided dropper, place the appropriate number of drops for your pet directly in your pet’s mouth or onto a spoon and make certain your pet licks it clean or directly on his or her food.

Does CHO Pet 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. If you are participating in our CSU study, however, your product contains a different fragrance (to make it imperceptible from the placebo) and does require refrigeration.


What are the differences between the commercial CHO Pet product and the CHO Pet in the CSU studies?

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


Is there any difference between CBD from hemp Vs. marijuana?

In Colorado, we have a unique situation where we are allowed to grow CBD-rich cannabis strains, harvest them at a strategic date and time, and maintain compliance with “industrial hemp” regulations, while still growing cannabinoid rich drug cultivars.


Is there any psychoactive ingredient in CHO Pet?

No. CHO Pet 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%.


Where is CHO Pet grown and manufactured?

CHO Pet 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.


Is CHO Pet Tincture safe for all pets?

Currently, CHO Pet has only been studied in dogs; cat and equine studies are forthcoming.


Will the cost of CHO Pet Tincture be covered under my pet insurance policy?

Check with your pet insurance provider; many will reimburse 90 to 100 percent of the cost.


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

In a "test", a sample of oil from a large batch, pre-bottling, or a bottle is sent to a testing laboratory. A report is provided of the CBD profile. Usually the test also includes testing for pesticides, microbes and other chemicals. 

 In our Phase 1 clinical trial "Assessment of safety, toxicity, and pharmacokinetics of cannabidiol in healthy dogs" we conducted the following procedures following a study design approved by a review board: 30 healthy dogs were assigned to receive one of three CBD formulations (capsule, oil, transdermal cream), at a daily dose of very high milligrams. Serial plasma concentrations were measured following the first dose of CBD. At 2-, 4-, and 6-weeks, blood was collected for CBC, chemistry panel, urinalysis, bile acids, and CBD plasma concentrations. Weekly physical examinations were performed. At the completion of the trial the 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 CSU established by federal mandate. This committee is known as The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). At CSU the committee is qualified through the experience and expertise of its members, that oversees its institution's animal program, facilities, and procedures. For more information please visit https://vpr.colostate.edu/RICRO/iacuc/about-the-iacuc/


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.