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|12-14-2017, 05:50 AM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2017
Cannabis products for dogs?
Im I the only one whos curious about this? I've been hearing and seeing many articles regarding to dogs using medical cannabis products to to increase there metabolism not only that but it can also lower the chances of dogs getting arthritis. This always makes me wonder if dogs get high or something. How bout you guys have you tried this to your doggos?
|12-15-2017, 07:21 AM||#2|
Yorkie mom of 3
Donating YT Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: LaPlata, Md
Not enough research has been done on it. It is also on the toxic list for dogs.
Taylor, Veterinary Assistant
I Callie CGC NTD, Joey CGC TKA ATD, Penny and Ollie
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|12-15-2017, 07:45 AM||#3|
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Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Vandalia Il.
I saw something about it the other day
I’m trying the CBD oil on myself. I’ll give anyone that wants to know what the results are after I’ve used it for a while. I do know, I was able to fall asleep faster then normal. How it will work for my arthritis long term I have no idea
|12-15-2017, 08:31 AM||#4|
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Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Urbana, IL USA
The conclusion is that although there is evidence for beneficial effects treating some conditions in humans, there is no good evidence yet for treating dogs or other animals. Dogs metabolize many drugs differently from humans.
I posted in a thread elsewhere an article stating that THC (the active ingredient of marijuana that makes people "high") is lethal to dogs in large quantities because they don't metabolize it same way that humans do. Here is a link to an article about studies of THC toxicity in dogs. Some of them are real horror stories: https://works.bepress.com/harold-herzog/99/download/
I have also read elsewhere that CBD products (which don't make people "high") are less toxic to dogs, and indeed, there are some commercial products such as "Canna-Pet" containing CBD on the market. HOWEVER, that product has NOT been tested in clinical settings, and all information about that is anecdotal. Also, the capsules contain ground-up hemp powder and I couldn't even find an analysis of the number of milligrams of CBD that each capsule contain.
I would steer completely clear of products for dogs containing any THC whatsoever, and would only use a CBD product if recommended by a reputable veterinarian with experience using it in their practice.