How Medicinal Marijuana Is Saving Dogs’ Lives

“I just knew that I wanted to try whatever would help my dog. I think there needs to be more research done in a positive way, rather than research to prove a negative.”



Medicinal marijuana use for humans has only just begun to see legalization in a few states, and there are many benefits for those needing it.  Now, more research into cannabis-based medicine for pets, specifically dogs and cats, has shown that it can drastically change their lives for the better.

Many animal health professionals agree that medical marijuana has many potential uses.  It’s been used to help dogs suffering from things like arthritis, seizures, and bladder cancer with a great deal of success.


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One of the participants in the study is a dog called Tyler, who suffers from arthritis.  He uses Vet CBD, a cannabidiol product that helps very much with the pain associated with his condition.  This has only a trace amount of THC, the component of marijuana that produces the “high,” which is not enough to get dogs high.

Another dog in the study is called Sunshine.  Before her human got her on the medical marijuana, she suffered from epilepsy.  Ever since getting on the meds, her seizures and ticks have stopped.  She’s also finishing her meals again.


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Poor Joy has bladder cancer, and is in a great deal of pain most of the time.  A product called Kannakrill not only helps mitigate the pain, but it also increases her appetite.  Sometimes, treatment used to get rid of cancer can leave one nauseous, making eating very difficult.

“I just knew that I wanted to try whatever would help my dog.  I think there needs to be more research done in a positive way, rather than research to prove a negative,” said Joy’s mom, Gigi.


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No matter what your opinion is on medical marijuana, whether for humans or for dogs, the research seems to show that there are numerous benefits to its use.  Many animal health professionals believe that these benefits far outweigh any potential risks, and because there is little to no THC in it, it’s not going to get a dog high.

So, where do you stand on the subject?  Share your opinion with us in the comments section below, or on our Facebook page, which you can get to by clicking here.


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23 thoughts on “How Medicinal Marijuana Is Saving Dogs’ Lives

  1. My Rottweiler had bone cancer and was given a few months to live, I decided to try cannabis because I was out of options…she ended up living 3 more years while stopping the growth of her tumors and relieving her pain.

    1. Hi, Please could you give me some advice. My Rottie has just been diagnosed woth bone cancer please could you offer me some advice. I like yourself feel that CBD is our only option and we have nothing to lose in trying…

  2. My husband Jackson Rob was diagnosed with lung cancer. He has undergone radiation and chemotherapy, and currently in 6th month of chemo 5 days of each month. Since radiation therapy was completed about 6 months ago the lung cancer have not gone. I was making research online on any possible solution that could help my husband and I came across how cannabis oil have helped a lot of people around the world to cure any kind of cancer. I was so happy and relief when I saw this and I knew there was ho

  3. My moms dogs are both old and are in serious amounts of pain.So we tried using marijuana products like this and CBD The one guys is so bad he will just sit there and shake most of the day and you tell they are both in a lot of pain, we recently started treating them with CBD and oh my god does it work, after one small dose my moms one dog stopped shaking for 3 days and both were in noticeably less pain for days after one dose of CBD compared to the prescription pain meds the vet gave them, we actually took them off those pain meds and have them running on pure CBD and the vets are amazed at how well it works so yes there is lots of research on the subject just like medical mj… the research is all there my friend all you have to do is a little research and you will find it.

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