Is Marijuana Safe For Pets? - Wikileaf

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Friday, Jul 29, 2016

Marijuana has not been proven safe for pets. Some people feel that if cannabis is good for humans, it should also be good for pets. Gi Gi Griffin of Los Angeles regularly buys CBD products and mixes it into her ailing dog’s food. Griffin said that it’s helping, “She eats well, she as a lot of energy, and I think she’s doing well.” Do not medicate your pet yourself with CBD products made for humans. Rather, find a pet supply company that is making specially formulated CBD oil for pets.

Veterinarians are not permitted to prescribe cannabis and there are currently no pet pharmacies to fill a prescription anyway. The established agencies that serve and protect animals have offered their official positions on pet cannabis.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)– States on their webpage that cannabis is toxic to dogs, cats, and horses due to Delta-9-THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that releases neurotransmitters in the brain leading to various clinical manifestations.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)–Representatives of PETA including Veterinarian Dr. Amanda Reiman in California state that alleviating the suffering of animals is their primary goal and support research on cannabis for pets.

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