There’s been a lot of discussion and controversy around medical marijuana use for humans—but what about dogs?
Medical marijuana has been approved for human use in 23 states to relieve chemotherapy nausea and chronic pain. The medicinal benefits of cannabis are argued by doctors, patients, and now pet parents, too. But is it a good idea for dogs?
Marijuana Edibles for Dogs
Thus far, no federal or state agency has made any provisions for the largely unregulated pet supplement industry.
Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the two main ingredients in the marijuana plant. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive and does not cause the same “high” feeling as THC.
Alison Ettel, founder of San Francisco’s TreatWell (formerly SweetLeaf), has created an entire line of CDB-infused pet treats to help pets cope with neurological disorders, cancer, and chronic illnesses. In fact, orders for TreatWell pet treats are coming in faster than Ettel can fill them.
Ettel believes that the CDB market will continue to grow and will prove to be invaluable for countless conditions that ail our pets.
Ettel says that soaring pet medical costs and limited pet health insurance coverage leave many dog owners looking for more affordable and natural treatment alternatives.
“I have seen countless cases where seizures have stopped. I’ve seen dogs with cancer whose appetite and energy have been restored, arthritic dogs whose pain and stiffness has dissipated, and nervous dogs find some calm. CDB even helps skin conditions,“ Ettel says.
TreatWell CBD pet products come dressed as gourmet, gluten-free healthy dog treats made with sweet potatoes.
TreatWell also manufactures concentrated cannabis extracts that can be can be used orally, topically or vaporized.
All products are made with organic cannabis and are lab tested for toxins, bacteria, residuals. Dogs love both and Ettel says it’s an easy way help the medicine go down. What do you think?
The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.