COLORADO: Pet Releaf, an all-natural pet products company, is pleased to announce the addition of two new offerings to its existing product lines. Pet Releaf will debut its new CBD Hemp Oil Capsules and Large Breed “Edibites” at booth #4041 at SuperZoo 2016, August 2-4, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
NEVADA: The issue of legalizing marijuana is in itself a touchy subject, what with some arguing that this weed is nothing but a gateway drug sure to lead guys and gals down the path of a life of risks and crime, and others supporting its use either for recreational or for medical purposes.
Seeing how we’re still debating whether or not we like marijuana for people, it should come as no surprise that Nevada senator Tick Segerblom’s bill proposing that this drug be made legal for pets grabbed headlines just minutes after having been introduced.
If eventually signed into law, the bill that senator Tick Segerblom forwarded this past Tuesday would not legalize marijuana for all pets, be they mammals, reptiles, birds or arachnids. Instead, it would only make the drug legal for sick pets.
The idea is that, since marijuana is known to benefit cancer patients and folks diagnosed with other serious conditions, it makes sense to also make it available for pets that are sick and in pain and that have failed to respond to whatever treatments their vet prescribed them.
NEVADA: Pets might soon be able to use pot under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature.
Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom is sponsoring the measure that would allow animal owners to get marijuana for their pet if a veterinarian certifies the animal has an illness that might be alleviated by the drug.
Segerblom said he’s concerned that some animals might have adverse reactions, but “you don’t know until you try,” he said.
Some veterinarians who have given cannabis to sick and dying pets say it has relieved their symptoms, although the substance hasn’t been proven as a painkiller for animals.
CALIFORNIA: Until she introduced “magic cheese” to her sick and aging bulldog, Laura Bugni-Daniel watched him suffer for two years. He’d spend his days lying down or throwing up.
Today, at age 12, he plays like a puppy through the day, his fur is soft and he sleeps at night, soothed not by magic, but by the dose of marijuana in that cheese. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON: When marijuana was legalized, dog owners like Sam Reich never thought people smoking pot would affect her pooch. But that is exactly what veterinarian Dr. Beth Guerra is seeing inside Renton’s Animal Critical Care and Emergency Services clinic. “We are seeing quite an uptick with marijuana toxicity with mainly dogs, but occasionally cats,” Guerra said. “And I think it is coinciding with the legalization of marijuana in this state.” Last year her two clinics alone saw about 35 cases of pets that had gotten into some pot. This year, it is only July and the clinic’s already seen more than 35 cases. [Read more…]