Skip to comments.(It's Come to This ...) Vet Wants to Legalize Pot for Dogs
Posted on 04/06/2013 6:31:05 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Vet Wants to Legalize Pot for Dogs
Polls show the majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana, but should dogs have it too? It sounds crackpot, but Veterinarian Doug Kramer thinks that the THC in marijuana could help dogs and other pets with painful conditions that don't respond to other treatments. VICE chatted with Kramer about his pot-for-pets campaign.
"A client first brought it to my attention," Kramer told VICE. "She had a pet that was not responding well to any of the pain medications or the steroids that we were giving it, and she wanted to talk about getting medical marijuana."
Some vets dismissed the idea, but Kramer was open to trying it.
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“Medical marijuana” for dogs too! Outstanding! Just another day in the freak show formerly known as America.
Because there is no other drug in the world that could possibly help these dogs?? Really?
If pot is the only thing that helps an old dog in pain, I say go for it.
I would give it a try. I have two dogs with horrible allergies.
Yeap. I have two dogs with allergies that don’t respond to meds. One we had on prednisone, which worked, but he couldn’t tolerate it. We also tried 150 mg of Benadryl a day with him. If this would give him relief, in a heartbeat.
It’s useful medically in some limited ways. There is I believe a synthetic, regulated variety of THC if that makes the drug warriors more comfortable. If my dog were in pain and this would help I’d want to help her.
I soooo agree!
I wonder if the dogs can use the pill form that are given to some human patients.
I once went to the pharmacy to get pain meds for my dog( a prescription that was written by the vet and was Tramadol, a human med). It was not under my name, but my dog’s name, Lola and then my last name. I gave my name and then said”Uh, maybe its under ‘Lola”
HA! the people in line behind me all gave me this look, rolled their eyes...Like “Yeah sure, lady! getting drugs under a fake name.”
I turned around and said “Its for my dog.”
Uh,huh, sure lady.
Bumper sticker you may have seen:
“The more I get to know some people, the more I love my dog”.
I know a guy who would blow marijuana smoke in his dog’s face.
One time, when the dog was high, it jumped through a picture window
Bow wow wowie?
i love that saying..it has such truth in it.
Yes it does.
Sounds ok to me
Why would that matter? It’s probably cheaper.
Oh good grief.
And to ease nausia brought on by chemotheropy.
I’m not buying it for a moment..
Dogs do well on Benadryl.
Pill form of pot sounds great for people like me who get sick when inhaling second hand smoke from the plant.
yes...after all, it’s a natural medicine, not man-made
My Yorkie drinks with me. When I make an alcoholic drink, she gets excitied waiting for her part - which is my finger dipped in the good stuff and she gets to lick it off my finger. One finger licking is her limit. I have wondered how a drunk dog would be but I wouldn’t try that with her. She is small and one finger is all she’s going to get.
My dog has no money. He can’t afford pot. Besides..it’s illegal. He would not survive in prison. He really likes his Dog Whisperer episodes and Pupperoni.
I am suspicious of the cat. Her eyes often seem a little dialated and she sometimes acts eractically.
“Honest Officer, it’s a dog bone....”
Well, why not? They don’t drive.
From another recent FR article:
...a majority of the American people Taking Our Temperature
...”Progressive talking heads, including President Obama, recently adopted the idiom a majority of the American people in order to misrepresent public sentiment concerning their radical positions; suffice it to say that, in these cases, the truth has been quite the opposite.”
This proposal is Cool”! “ Hey, cop, that’s not my stash — its Fido’s!”
Wish it would have helped my poor guys. We did go through all kinds of testing with one of them, literally everything makes him itch, dust, dust mites, grass, trees, mold, think he had 22 allergens.
Our poor rescue pup isn’t helped that much by Benadryl either. He’s our latest rescue and I was dismayed by how uncomfortable he was last summer. We had to finally use several courses of predisone after everything else failed. I’m dreading the upcoming summer for him.
Word of advice—don’t use the baking powder solution to relieve itching on a grey/black dog. It worked, somewhat, but it turned his fur color to tan/brown where it was sprayed.
Thanks..never heard that one...What a commentary on our welfare system.ha.
To be fair.... kitties have catnip. An herb/grass that makes them feel good. Doggies need an equivalent. LOL!
In the late 70s I had a cat with a chronic, debilitating condition. He would sit in front of me on the floor while I blew smoke in his face. When he’d had enough, he would go bounding off, like he hadn’t a pain in the world. Then he would come back, sit in front of me, but with his back to me, and we would listen to music. Except for his ears, which would turn left and right depending on what was coming out of the speakers, there was no movement.
He also loved to be wrapped in towels hot out of the dryer.
I finally had to put him down. I never had a better cat.
I see no problem with this.
I haven’t smoked since 1984. It was horrible, and you couldn’t get me to smoke the stuff again. But it was great for my cat.