PORTLAND, MAINE — Pet CBD + CBDA company ElleVet Sciences announced it has received a patent, US Patent No. 11,712,456, covering the usage of hemp extract for pain management in pets.

According to the company, its proprietary CBD + CBDA blend has shown successful results in clinical trials for addressing pain, as well as atopic dermatitis and epilepsy, in dogs.

“This is a huge win for ElleVet and embodies our dedication and belief in the scientific process,” said Amanda Howland, co-founder and chief commercial officer of ElleVet. “We developed our proprietary formulation years ago and have always maintained that our specific formulation has been critical to our success, and the reason we have unmatched success. The issuance of this patent proves our long-held belief that hemp is not all the same, that the specific product is where success lies, and that ElleVet is truly the best product for pets.”

In 2017, the company completed its first-ever clinical trial on dogs, hoping to address osteoarthritis, at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. According to ElleVet, the trial showed that its products significantly or dramatically improved the comfort and mobility in 75% of dogs, demonstrating the effectiveness of its hemp blends.

“Pioneering science has always been at the heart of ElleVet’s products,” said Christian Kjaer, co-founder and chief executive officer of ElleVet Sciences. “This patent is a series of new patents we expect to be granted over the next several years. They will provide us the protection to continue investing in science to discover and develop new ways of improving the lives of our pets.”

ElleVet’s patented hemp extract has shown superior effectiveness compared to other hemp-based products for pets currently on the market, according to the company. The company has incorporated the extract into a variety of pet products, including soft chews, soft gels, oils, pastes and other formats for dogs and cats.

“I am proud of our leading position in the market as a customer centric company investing significantly in building a deep scientific understanding into the potential of hemp including CBD+CBDA – we are the scientific leader but still have much more to discover in this field,” Kjaer said. “We are looking forward to the road ahead and the future of hemp for pets. Our research into the different acidic forms of the hemp molecules is an area we are particularly excited about expanding upon and sharing with the scientific community.”

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