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CBD Is Here to Chill Out Anxious Pets, Whether They Want It or Not

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CBD has infiltrated wellness products of all kinds for humans. Pets were probably the inevitable next frontier. Jill Douglas, a 52-year-old gift-basket maker, first heard about CBD for pets when her friend’s cat’s tumor fell off. “He was [topically] putting CBD oil on his cat that had a tumor-like thing on his tail,” she said. “And…

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Should You Try CBD for Your Pet?

People are using this cannabis compound to ease animal ailments with or without guidance from veterinarians Ella, a 10-year-old Saint Bernard, doesn’t like loud noises. At the first rumble of thunder or pop of fireworks, the dog starts panting and pacing, says Jeffrey Powers, D.V.M., Ella’s owner and a veterinarian who practices in northern Michigan.…

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What’s the deal with CBD?

Pot for Spot goes mainstream By Patty Khuly, VMD, MBA Perplexed or annoyed by the consideration of medical marijuana in veterinary medicine? I was. As a veterinarian who finds controlled substances a total pain to manage, I was put out by the prospect of one more item I had to oversee meticulously. More than that,…

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CBD Oil For Dogs: 10 Things You Didn’t Know

Holistic vets have been sending us some interesting reports about the benefits of CBD oil for dogs in their care … A senior Staffordshire Terrier had a 6cm mammary tumor and metastasis that disappeared in 3 months and didn’t come back … A Jack Russell Terrier had a severe heart murmur and painful arthritis and,…

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Cannabidiol advice for veterinary clients and practitioners

People want to know about hemp-based products for pets If your clients are asking about the use of cannabis-based products for treatment of patients in your veterinary practice, Fetch dvm360 conference speaker Michael Petty, DVM, CVPP, CVMA, CCRT, CAAPM, has some input. He says that although there’s little research to back cannabidiols’ efficacy, the anecdotal evidence is…

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Cannabidiol: A new option for pets in pain?

More research on effectiveness is needed, but unless adverse events are reported, it’s a treatment worth keeping in mind for your veterinary patients. Cannabidiol (CBD) has been receiving increasing attention for its use in the treatment of pain in veterinary medicine. Unlike marijuana, which is a class 1 substance that contains varying levels of its…

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Cannabis Oil for Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

By Aly Semigran In certain states across the country, medical marijuana is an option for people suffering from various ailments and seeking relief. Now, as research continues to emerge, pet parents and veterinarians alike are finding that medical cannabis can provide positive benefits for dogs as well. Whether a dog has cancer, seizures, or anxiety, cannabis oil…

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The lowdown on cannabis in veterinary medicine

Fresh from the 2016 Nestlé Purina Companion Animal Nutrition Summit, a look at what we know about this plant’s powers in people and pets. Whether it has been awhile since you studied marijuana toxicosis in veterinary school or just saw a case of it earlier this week, the dialogue about this substance is evolving—from “illegal…

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Survey: What U.S. Veterinarians Know About Medical Hemp

A recent survey found that most veterinarians consider themselves fairly knowledgeable about the therapeutic use of marijuana in dogs, but are not comfortable discussing it with clients. More than 2,100 certified veterinarians who are currently practicing participated in an anonymous online survey that gauged their knowledge level, views and experiences related to the use of…

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