The cannabis lifestyle is great for those who choose to consume, but is cannabis okay for your pet? When it comes to furry friends and THC – the answer is definitely no, it’s not safe to feed Fido any marijuana.
Just because pet owners are already using cannabis as medicine, doesn’t mean it’s safe for animals. Experts blame the lack of research into how animals react to the main compound in the plant – and the psychoactive ingredient – tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) says studies are needed before pot therapy is practiced, and a first step in the right direction is for veterinarians to join the debate.
Dr. Dawn Boothe is the director of the Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and a diplomate of the American