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.
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