Maxim reports that the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has researchers who have been looking in to the possible health benefits medical marijuana may serve all kinds of pets. The researchers have a survey going asking pet owners the reasons they give their pets medical marijuana. While they don’t have accurate dosages, the researchers have found that cannabis can help ease the symptoms of long-term diseases in pets.
Pet owners who participated in the survey, mainly dog owners, claimed their pets had incredible reactions to non-psychoactive CBD oil including easing arthritis, controlling seizures, and relieving their anxiety. One participant states their dog can now go on longer walks with less trouble. However, be cautioned as too large of a dosage can do more harm than good, and can even be deadly.
This is due to the fact that animals are unable to easily metabolize the THC as us humans cans. This means that even a little more than the recommended dosage can have your pet high for a couple days or so. This means that it is not advised to make a huge batch of pot treats for your four legged companion.
You can take comfort in knowing that in small doses, CBD oil can in fact ease GI distresses, pains and even reduce seizures; as well as treat joint issues and mood disorders. If your pet has any of these ongoing issues, they will surely thank you for the relief, no matter how brief it may be. Pets are only here for a short time in our lives, therefore we need to ensure they have the best life possible, without pain.
For those interested in helping their pets, CBD oil can be purchased at any certified medical dispensary across the country. It can also be purchased at various sites such as Amazon. If your dog is limping and having trouble going even on short walks, try to put yourself in their shoes. Think of how much pain their in because pet owners that do, have a better understanding for their pet. Just remember, as mentioned, only give your pet a small dose, even consult with a veterinarian prior to giving them any to ensure you are not giving too much as too much can have deadly effects.