I can’t take a pass on this one. Today, I’m cutting through all the smoke to answer a burning question: “Can marijuana help pets in pain?” Here’s my answer:
I know a lot of people want to get as much information as they can on this topic. Below, I’ve weeded out a lot of misinformation to give you two of the best articles I’ve seen on the topic. (Okay, no more marijuana puns).
If you’d like to know more about the potential benefits of medical marijuana (and also about marijuana products being sold for pets) take a look at this excellent post from The SkeptVet.
And if you’re curious about the risks for pets associated with marijuana, or how marijuana is sending pets to the emergency clinic in increasing numbers, have a look at Dr. Patty Khuly’s new blog post, Does The Legalization of Marijuana Unduly Threaten Pets?
I hope this video and these related posts will get you what you need to feel educated, informed, and empowered to take the best care of your pet possible. Also, if you have a question you’d like me to answer, just head over to the Cone of Shame YouTube channel and ask it in the comment section of any of the videos.
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– Dr. Andy Roark