Pot and your Pets
Cannabis For Your Dog: How It Can Help
There’s a popular medicinal herb you can give your dog these days …
… and it’s called cannabis.
Dog owners are using it to help their pets with a wide range of ailments – from anxiety to arthritis to cancer.
Are dogs going to pot?
Not exactly. The cannabis dogs are taking is hemp, not marijuana.
Pot for pets: Could medical marijuana help your dog?
Why? Alison is the CEO of TreatWell Health, a Californian firm making medical marijuana products for people – and their canines.
Her rivals include Treatibles, which sells a hemp oil “for animals of all kinds”, and Pet Releaf, whose hemp dog treats look like fancy vegan snack-food.
It may sound mad, but as more US states legalise recreational cannabis use, pot for pets is booming.
Veterinary groups are cautious at best; but a mounting number of dog owners say the drug is easing their animals’ anxiety and chronic pain.
5 Things to Know Before Using Medical Cannabis for Your Pets
A growing number of veterinarians believe cannabidiol (CBD) products can be effective in treating an array of ailments in dogs and cats, from anxiety to a lack of appetite—but federal and state laws make it nearly impossible for them to discuss it with pet owners.
Veterinarians warn of risks marijuana poses to pets as legalization looms
Dr. Jeff Goodall says the THC in marijuana doesn’t make dogs high if they ingest it. Rather, it makes them very sick.
Veterinarians say they’re seeing an increasing number of dogs sickened after ingesting marijuana, and are warning pet owners to take care as Canada prepares for cannabis legalization this year.
Dr. Jeff Goodall, a veterinarian who runs the Sunnyview Animal Centre in Bedford, N.S., said he’s seeing a growing number of dogs with marijuana toxicity.
“It profoundly affects the neurological system. It can progress to tremors and seizures, and they can go into a coma,” he said Tuesday.
‘We have our dog back’: B.C. woman treats pet with medical marijuana
Rebecca Hass says the only thing that’s helped her aging canine is cannabis, but that doesn’t mean it’s pot for pets.
Hudson is a 14-year-old Portuguese water dog — he’s in his late 90s in human years. As he’s gotten older, Hass says Hudson has been in increasing distress, whining and yipping every day, often for hours on end.
“I find it heartbreaking and quite honestly it’s unbearable to listen to,” Hass tells The Current’s Anna Maria Tremonti
Cannabis Oil for Dogs: Everything You Need to Know
By Aly Semigran
In certain states across the country, medical marijuana is an option for people suffering from various ailments and seeking relief. Now, as research continues to emerge, pet parents and veterinarians alike are finding that medical cannabis can provide positive benefits for dogs as well.
Whether a dog has cancer, seizures, or anxiety, cannabis oil can serve as an alternative medication to help treat symptoms. Here’s everything pet parents need to know about cannabis oil for dogs.
What Is Cannabis Oil?
Cannabis oil is liquid derived from the marijuana plant. There are many ways to extract oil from the plant, including CO2 extraction, says Dr. Tim Shu, founder and CEO of a pet cannabis company in California called VETCBD.
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