The campaign for legalising medical marijuana has become rampant over the past few years. Research have it that cannabis has shown great potentials to cure and relieve some serious human illnesses. Well, guess what? Latest findings have suggested that medical marijuana is also capable of alleviating pain among elderly dogs.
Many research initiatives in the past have indicated that cannabidiol (CBD) is capable of treating epilepsy and inflammation, and relieving pain. With this research, a pot edibles manufacturer in the US attempted to infuse CBD to dog biscuits. The prescription was a milligram per 20 lbs. of a dog’s weight. Those who have tried giving their ailing dogs the treatment claim that pot has shown promising results. Manufacturers also believe that it is impossible for dogs to get high on medical marijuana since the amount they prescribe is very little.
Despite the positive feedback from dog owners, the pot-for-dogs manufacturers have received a negative response from regulators, citing that there is not enough evidence that supports the safety and efficacy of medical marijuana for pets. Some reported side effects of treating dogs with marijuana include loose stools and vomiting. While it is possible that marijuana can help relieve pain among dogs, some experts believe that the evidence pointing to this are still insufficient. The groundwork is laid out there but primary concerns suggest that the negative effects might outperform the therapeutic capabilities.
It is undeniable that medical pot is a potential alternative medication for dogs in one way or another. It might not materialise formally in a few more years but science is hopeful to come up with a stronger foundation to back medical marijuana as a regulated and approved treatment for dogs.
After all, who doesn’t want those cute little pets to feel better?