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Presentation on Cannabis for Pets
I recently gave a presentation for veterinarians on Cannabis as a potential source of medical therapies for veterinary patients. There haven’t been many new studies in veterinary species since my last post on the subject in 2016, but that is … Continue reading
Marijuana and Cannabis-Based Products for Pets: Any News?
In 2013, I wrote about a particular medical marijuana product marketed for veterinary use, Canna-pet, as an illustration of the uncertainties and issues surrounding the potential medical use of cannabis-derived products. At that time, my conclusion was that 1) there … Continue reading
Posted in Herbs and Supplements 7 Comments
Medical Use of Marijuana/Cannabis for Pets?
The medical use of marijuana has long been a “hot-button” issue in human medicine. Now, the subject has become a growing focus of debate in the veterinary field as well. As is all too common in such debates, however, scientific … Continue reading
Posted in Herbs and Supplements 81 Comments
Gabapentin: Is it useful for pain control in dogs and cats?
Veterinary medicine suffers from a chronic lack of scientific evidence to identify safe and effective treatments. We are authorized to used medicines approved for human or animal use on an off-label basis in other species or conditions because the Food … Continue reading
Posted in Science-Based Veterinary Medicine 20 Comments
Evidence Update: Discouraging News for CBD & Arthritis in Dogs
I have been tracking the growing body of evidence concerning veterinary uses of CBD since 2018, and it is an exciting and fast-changing field. While there has only been a little clinical trial research in dogs and cats, there have been … Continue reading
Posted in Herbs and Supplements 13 Comments
Fecal Microbiome Testing- Anything to It?
New Ideas in ScienceOne of the most exciting aspects of science is the discovery and development of new ideas and insights that lead to new ways of understanding and manipulating the natural world. Theories that seem preposterous at first can … Continue reading
Posted in Science-Based Veterinary Medicine 7 Comments
More Good News on CBD and Canine Arthritis
I have been trying to keep up with the clinical trial literature evaluating cannabis (primarily CBD) in veterinary patients. There is a lot of research happening right now, so it is challenging to keep current even on this limited subset … Continue reading
Posted in Science-Based Veterinary Medicine 8 Comments
From SkeptVet TV- Pot for Pets?
My latest video from SkeptVet TV briefly reviews the evidence for cannabis-based health products for pets. You can find more detail here: SkeptVet Blog posts on cannabis Veterinary Practice News columns on cannabis (1, 2)
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Evidence Update: Promising Clinical Trial of CBD for Arthritis Treatment in Dogs
Introduction At long last, there is a published veterinary clinical trial of a cannabis-based treatment! As I say in nearly every article I write, a single study neither definitively proves nor disproves even the specific hypothesis being studied, much less … Continue reading
Posted in Herbs and Supplements 44 Comments
Who’s Behind the The Truth About Pet Cancer?
I have been asked several times in the last few months to evaluate a new series of videos called The Truth About Pet Cancer. I actually purchased the full transcript of this series and am in the process of investigating … Continue reading
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