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dog medical marijuana

Some people have used cannabis to help calm their pooch’s anxiety (although it’s worth noting there’s plenty of dog-friendly anxiety medicines available, both online and via vet prescriptions).

Despite the federal prohibition on cannabis and cannabis-derived products, there are several legal products on the market that contain cannabis derivatives.

The Question of Applicability: Would It Even Work For Dogs?

Some of the most important benefits of different cannabinoids (for humans) include:

This complicates the situation for many dog owners. On the one hand, cannabis may help improve your dog’s health, but on the other hand, it may be dangerous for your dog.

Hopefully, with further research, these items may one day prove useful in helping to treat ailing animals.

The legalization of medical marijuana in many states has many pet parents wondering about its potential benefits for cats and dogs. But what about the dangers?

Marijuana toxicity is a serious medical problem that has been on the rise since medical and recreational use of the drug has become legal across the U.S. In fact, a recent study published by the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care reported that the number of dogs treated for marijuana poisoning quadrupled between 2005 and 2010 in Colorado, following the legalization of medical marijuana there. Pet Poison Helpline also reported a 200 percent increase in the number of marijuana cases seen in recent years.

Incontinence or urine dribbling

Stumbling or staggering

While pets suffering from marijuana poisoning may look and act like inebriated humans, it is important to remember that they are not having fun. They are extremely anxious and neurologically impaired (see video).