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(It's Come to This ...) Vet Wants to Legalize Pot for Dogs
Live Science ^ | 05 April 2013 | Tanya Lewis

Posted on 04/06/2013 6:31:05 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: canine; cannibis; dog; doggieping; dogs; dopeydog; k9; marijuana; medicalmarijuana; napl; pot; smokingdog; thc; veterinarian
How LOST should have ended photo wtzBE.gif A dog high on pot perfectly explains the series finale of the TV show LOST
1 posted on 04/06/2013 6:31:05 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 04/06/2013 6:31:53 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

“Medical marijuana” for dogs too! Outstanding! Just another day in the freak show formerly known as America.


3 posted on 04/06/2013 6:33:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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cosmo kramer photo: cosmo kramer.gif The veterinarian Doug Kramer must be using a family connection for his pet's dope ...
4 posted on 04/06/2013 6:34:12 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Because there is no other drug in the world that could possibly help these dogs?? Really?


5 posted on 04/06/2013 6:35:11 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: DogByte6RER

If pot is the only thing that helps an old dog in pain, I say go for it.


6 posted on 04/06/2013 6:35:39 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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WOOOF!

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7 posted on 04/06/2013 6:36:38 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I would give it a try. I have two dogs with horrible allergies.


8 posted on 04/06/2013 6:40:38 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Viennacon

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.


9 posted on 04/06/2013 6:41:52 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: All
dopey dog photo:  lockedup.jpg BUSTED! For doctor shopping.
10 posted on 04/06/2013 6:41:56 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


11 posted on 04/06/2013 6:45:23 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: laplata

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.


12 posted on 04/06/2013 6:46:44 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

That’s funny!

Bumper sticker you may have seen:

“The more I get to know some people, the more I love my dog”.


13 posted on 04/06/2013 6:57:41 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: DogByte6RER

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


14 posted on 04/06/2013 7:02:11 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: DogByte6RER
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15 posted on 04/06/2013 7:04:40 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: DogByte6RER
I certainly sympathize with my dog's pain but if it gets
too lazy to fetch me a beer I'm cuttin' off its reefer.
16 posted on 04/06/2013 7:08:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Bow wow wowie?


17 posted on 04/06/2013 7:12:11 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: TigersEye

LOL!


18 posted on 04/06/2013 7:13:38 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: laplata

i love that saying..it has such truth in it.


19 posted on 04/06/2013 7:21:13 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Yes it does.


20 posted on 04/06/2013 7:23:27 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: laplata

Sounds ok to me


21 posted on 04/06/2013 7:23:35 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: Viennacon

Why would that matter? It’s probably cheaper.


22 posted on 04/06/2013 7:24:12 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: DogByte6RER

Oh good grief.


23 posted on 04/06/2013 7:25:26 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: stuartcr

And to ease nausia brought on by chemotheropy.


24 posted on 04/06/2013 7:26:25 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: Viennacon

I’m not buying it for a moment..


25 posted on 04/06/2013 7:27:08 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Dogs do well on Benadryl.


26 posted on 04/06/2013 7:27:09 PM PDT by tob2 (I may not be perfect but I'm always me)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Pill form of pot sounds great for people like me who get sick when inhaling second hand smoke from the plant.


27 posted on 04/06/2013 7:30:22 PM PDT by tob2 (I may not be perfect but I'm always me)
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To: laplata

yes...after all, it’s a natural medicine, not man-made


28 posted on 04/06/2013 7:31:06 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: stuartcr

That’s right.


29 posted on 04/06/2013 7:37:53 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


30 posted on 04/06/2013 8:01:48 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: DogByte6RER; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Doc, time to lay off the Ketamine, 'kay?


31 posted on 04/06/2013 8:11:30 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


32 posted on 04/06/2013 8:15:23 PM PDT by berdie
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To: DogByte6RER
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33 posted on 04/06/2013 8:17:10 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: blam; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks DogByte6RER.


34 posted on 04/06/2013 8:54:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
“If you take in a poor, sick, starving dog. Feed him, heal him, and help him prosper, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.” Mark Twain
35 posted on 04/06/2013 9:00:56 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: DogByte6RER

“Honest Officer, it’s a dog bone....”


36 posted on 04/06/2013 9:12:41 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: DogByte6RER

Well, why not? They don’t drive.


37 posted on 04/06/2013 9:13:40 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: DogByte6RER

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.”


38 posted on 04/06/2013 9:48:05 PM PDT by STYRO (War sucks. Living in slavery sucks even worse.)
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To: DogByte6RER

This proposal is Cool”! “ Hey, cop, that’s not my stash — its Fido’s!”


39 posted on 04/06/2013 10:49:14 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: tob2

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.


40 posted on 04/07/2013 5:12:01 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit; tob2

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.


41 posted on 04/07/2013 5:50:25 AM PDT by LSAggie
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To: CrazyIvan

Thanks..never heard that one...What a commentary on our welfare system.ha.


42 posted on 04/07/2013 6:14:46 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: A_perfect_lady
driving dog gif photo: Dog / Cat Driving GIF Cat-DogdrivingGIF.gif Not always true! : )
43 posted on 04/07/2013 6:33:33 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER; Slings and Arrows

To be fair.... kitties have catnip. An herb/grass that makes them feel good. Doggies need an equivalent. LOL!


44 posted on 04/07/2013 8:40:42 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: DogByte6RER

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.


45 posted on 04/07/2013 9:09:51 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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