Over the weekend, I visited Euflora, a touristy dispensary on the 16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver. As I browsed the shop’s edible selection, I noticed something odd amongst the chocolate bars and hard candies. . .
Are those dog treats?
Yes, yes they are. In fact, there is a whole slew of new companies ready to medicate your pooch.
Focusing on CBD rather than THC, the treats’ appeal most likely comes from the anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also a very appealing alternative for pet owners who cannot afford the expensive pharmaceuticals their furry friends require.
Now, this may seem like a miracle to some, but Dr. Dawn Boothe of Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama would suggest waiting until more evidence is revealed. Past research has found cannabinoid receptors are present in mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish, but the difficulty involved with conducting this research has prolonged any conclusive pros/cons.
In the meantime, Peak Pharmaceutics in Denver, Colorado, has partnered with a local animal hospital to conduct clinical studies on the effects of marijuana cannabinoids in pups with epilepsy.
So whether or not you’re ready to jump on aboard with this new idea, be sure to check with your vet to see if these marijuana dog treats are safe for your specific pet, first.
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