Pot for Pets? (Sort of) Hollywood FL Top Veterinary Hospital Explains
Let’s get this out of the way; no we are not suggesting you get your pet stoned. That’s not a good idea for many, many reasons we hopefully don't need to explain. But as you probably know by now Cannabis (CBD) has been used medicinally for hundreds of years. What you may not know is that it has become more and more prevalent as of late in the treatment of animals. It is important to differentiate THC from CBD. THC is the active ingredient in Marijuana. Hemp, which is what we are talking about here is not medicinal marijuana and is legal for pets without a prescription. It has low THC and high CBD. It is not addictive and doesn’t get your pet high. There are thousands of articles on the efficacy of cannabinoids’ in the treatment of animal, and the evidence is astounding. Read the published survey results collected by Colorado State University.
What ailments can CBD treat in pets?
CBD can be used to treat dogs, cats, horses and most other animals suffering from a number of issues. It acts an anti-inflammatory making it an option for pets with pan and inflammation. It’s also an anti-psychotic that can lower the symptoms of pets suffering from anxiety or aggression. It can aid in digestion and has been a life-changer for pets suffering from cancer or seizures.
Many veterinarians recommended CBD and it is covered by a number of major pet insurers. Of course your veterinarian will need to examine your pet and discuss with you if CBD is the best choice. If so it can be administered by both capsules and biscuits. There are several companies that offer CBD for pets but at DPC we offer Canna-Pet® nutritional CBD for pets. Developed in a collaboration of scientists, medical researchers, and veterinarians, Canna-Pet® is the first and only complete cannabinoid and terpene product designed specifically for cats and dogs.
Call (954) 516-1654 today to schedule an appointment and ask one of our vets if CBD is right for your pet.