Would you give your pet medical marijuana?

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    Re: Would you give your pet medical marijuana?

    Only if all other treatment options have been exhausted and it was recommended by a vet (preferably a specialist).
    Assuming it would keep the animal comfortable and improve the quality of it's life.

    PS: I wouldn't touch the stuff with a 10 foot pole myself!

     
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    My black lab sure needs it.... 8 yrs old and still as energetic as a puppy...  she sure needs to mellow out sometimes...  Laughing

     
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    No.  We've been down this path without the  weed.  We kept a lab we loved too much alive and in pain with harsh painkillers.  The fact is at this point you need to assess the meaning of love.  Trust me painless euthanasia is easier on everyone than watching the dog you've loved for twelve years die in agony on your kitchen floor. 

     
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    No.  We've been down this path without the  weed.  We kept a lab we loved too much alive and in pain with harsh painkillers.  The fact is at this point you need to assess the meaning of love.  Trust me painless euthanasia is easier on everyone than watching the dog you've loved for twelve years die in agony on your kitchen floor. 

     




    Read the article people posted in the first comment. It might change your mind, since it seems that the pot is less of a painkiller type and more of a relaxing type of medication (that helps them eat, unlike painkillers which probably make any animal tired and not wanting to eat) . But if your pet is so far along that you don't think it will help I agree there is nothing worse than watching you pet in pain. I am not for giving them pot to make them live longer, but to make their last days easier.

     

     
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    When taken on the merits rather than basing decisions on historical legality and fear, the decision is an obvious one.  Marijuana is less harmful than narcotics and many of the other medicines we and our pets take without much of a thought.  In certain situations it is certaily appropriate.

     
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    If Gracie were in pain, and the pot could help her actually feel so much better that she could enjoy life such that putting her down wouldn't be a better option for her, I'd do it.  However, I agree with the poster that said putting a pet down is often the most loving thing you can do at the point that the suffering is so intense that this would even be considered.  I guess I'd be willing to try it, but if her life wasn't dramatically improved, I'd give up fairly soon on it and put her down.

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    It amazes me that people would have no problem giving their pets opiates and other narcotics, but are leary of MJ. 

     

    So my answer is yes, if my vet recommended MJ for my pet, I would have no issue giving it.

     
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    I swear, officer, it's my dog's weed.

     
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    Yes, nausea is horrid for dogs with kidney disease and other disorders, if MJ offered some relief, so that the poor animal could eat a meal without vomiting and be comfortable, it's worth a try.

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    Yes. 100%.


    Marijuana is something that is used for cancer patients with terrible stomach aches and pains. There have been no linked deaths to marijuana use, but several deaths in aspirin and painkillers. Oxycotone and Vicodin and Percocet are the things that will kill people. You do not become addicted to marijuana, you become EXTREMELY addicted to oxy, percs, and vicodin. If I saw my pet in pain, knowing that marijuana has come from the ground and could relieve his/her pain, yes I would 100% absolutely medicate my pet. This would go for birds, cats, dogs, etc. The true killer today is painkillers, the deaths are rising bc doctors are so quick to prescribe bc it is such a lucrative business. Why do you think the government is trying to get their hands on MJ now.

     
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    I would feed my pets human flesh if it would keep them happy and alive, but let's see some proof that MJ can actually help pets.  Sounds dubious. 

     
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    Logical, I would think that if a pet who was vomiting and acting as if it were in pain with cancer showed marked pain relief and ceasing of vomiting, wouldn't that be proof?  Dogs can't fake how they feel.
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    No.  We've been down this path without the  weed.  We kept a lab we loved too much alive and in pain with harsh painkillers.  The fact is at this point you need to assess the meaning of love.  Trust me painless euthanasia is easier on everyone than watching the dog you've loved for twelve years die in agony on your kitchen floor. 

     




    Read the article people posted in the first comment. It might change your mind, since it seems that the pot is less of a painkiller type and more of a relaxing type of medication (that helps them eat, unlike painkillers which probably make any animal tired and not wanting to eat) . But if your pet is so far along that you don't think it will help I agree there is nothing worse than watching you pet in pain. I am not for giving them pot to make them live longer, but to make their last days easier.

     



    Rose,

     

    My point being learned from a painful experince was if your dog was in a condition to need marijuana, or opiates, then it is time to seriously consider that it might be the end of the road.  Prolonging the inevitable becuase you can't make the hard decison is not making their days eaiser, just yours.

     
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    If my vet recommended it..? Probably. However, I am in agreement with others on this thread. If we were at that point where my cat needed pain medicine of any kind to keep him or her going...then I would consider doing the humane thing..as painful as that would be.

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