Dogs and Cannabis
...“We’re a traditional veterinary practice, but we’re certainly open or welcome to new research or new options for therapy,” Marks said.
The product she recommends, which is manufactured by Maine-based ElleVet, is used to treat a variety of conditions, including seizures, food allergies and skin sensitivities, according to the company’s website. CBD has also been used to treat dogs who experience anxiety during loud events, like fireworks shows or this weekend’s Chicago Air and Water Show.
Marks, who typically recommends ElleVet for pain and anxiety in pets, said hemp-based products should be used to supplement or modify pets’ treatment plans after other options have been exhausted. Like Van Pelt, Marks is worried about how unregulated CBD products may be affecting animals, noting that some could even be counterfeit.
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