Friday, February 3, 2017
Pot for pets: The future of veterinary medicine.
Cannabis for canines and cats is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to treat pain for your four-legged friend. It’s such a growing trend that many veterinarians are turning to holistic healing, using oils and even edibles. Could medical marijuana hold the key to helping our pets. A tiny pooch was helpless, suffering from a seizure, it was a terrifying moment for the family, seeing Sadie in pain. Sadie was given cannabis oil as she began having a seizure, and within seconds, the seizure stopped. Dr. Anne Lampru is a holistic veterinarian in Tampa and has been treating man’s best friend for 37 years. Over time, she began to realize that a more natural, organic approach to medicine was not only popular, but practical. Dr. Lampru uses a variety of cannabis products to help sick or injured pets, from edibles, to capsules, to oils. “Pain relief, cancer control, anti-nausea, for those that are on chemotherapy, it’s effective,” said Lampru. “This is just the cannabinoid oil. This is not anything with the psychoactive effect at all.” more