When your pet gets sick or injured, you take them to a veterinarian. Most of the time, they are able to help. Sometimes, they’re not and you’re forced to say goodbye to your furry friend much sooner than you expected. Some pet owners have started treating their pooches with cannabis for pets; they’re finding that it’s giving them a new lease on life.
Companies that specialize in cannabis for pets are starting to pop up in states where cannabis is legal. Of course, they don’t make edible treats that get pets high. If you want to get your pet stoned, that’s your business. What companies like CannaCompanion are doing is manufacturing and selling CBD supplements. Cannabis for pets is being used to treat animals with conditions such arthritis and cancer, Treating these things with CBD has been successful for humans, and it’s also working really well for pets.
From the CannaCompanion site:
Due in part to their small body size, dogs and cats can take advantage of small amounts of CBD, THC and other naturally-occurring, non-psychotropic cannabinoids found in hemp….Even in small concentrations, these compounds help maintain animals’ healthy digestive tracts while also aiding a normally functioning immune systems and encouraging natural immune responses to external stimuli.
It’s difficult to find a vet who will prescribe cannabis for your pet, even in legal states. Veterinarians are not exempt from laws that allow physicians to prescribe cannabis to their patients. If they are caught, they risk losing their license or worse, prosecution. This doesn’t stop some of them from doing it anyway, regardless of the risk. They do it because they see how much cannabis has helped their own pets and want the same for pet owners.
In an interview with an NBC local news affiliate in Tampa, Florida, pet owner and legalization advocate Chris Cano, said that cannabis worked wonders for his dog Sadie when she started suffering from seizures. “I saw her there helpless and suffering. I knew I had to do something,” Cano said. After treating Sadie with CBD oil her seizures stopped immediately. Cano went on to say, “A lot of us have animals that we care about very much, and we want to see them better. We want to see them live better quality lives.”
Too many of us have watched our pets suffer from debilitating conditions. Sometimes, the only humane thing to do would be to put them to sleep. Now, there’s hope for dogs like Sadie. Cannabis for pets has given them a chance to live the carefree, happy life that all pets should live. If my kitty needed help and the only thing that could help her was cannabis, then I would absolutely give her some.
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