An article was written with the title “When pets do pot: A high that’s not so mighty.” First I thought they were given pot for medical reasons since this is being done and I’m a part of that study. Dog’s with cancer given small doses of cannabis oil has shown promising results when it comes to tumor suppression and apoptosis.
I research cancer in pets using an all natural approach. My protocol is based on a ketogenic diet, fasting, calorie restriction and natural cancer killing supplements. This approach compared to standard of care has shown very promising results. And it won’t hurt your pet! More about my research here: http://longlivingpets.com/
50% of dogs get cancer which is totally unacceptable to me! Unlike most that have succumb to this number and sort of accepted it, I have dedicated my life to do something about it. For the last 15 years I have studies cancer in dogs and cats and come to the conclusion that the main cause of cancer in pets are pet food and vaccination. I have a 30-year study with over 1000 pets from around the world that are NOT fed typical pet food, they are fed a diet I believe to be the diet dogs are meant to eat: raw meats and bones. My first 15 years indicate that I’m on to something huge! The cancer rate is dramatically reduced from 50% down to less than 3%! The lifespan is also dramatically extended in many breeds especially giant breeds like Great Danes. My next 15 years will confirm this.
Back to the article…
I doubt that pot can kill a pet but that does not mean one should give it to them. The article mention two dogs that died a few years ago but they also consumed chocolate which is known to be poisonous to dogs. Chocolate contains theobromine, an alkaloid in the same family as caffeine. The specific notable side effects of toxic levels of theobromine in dogs includes: diarrhea; vomiting; increased urination; muscle twitching; excessive panting; hyperactive behavior; whining; dehydration; digestive problems; seizures; and rapid heart rate. Some of these symptoms, like the rapid heart rate, can ultimately be fatal to the dog.
Therefore the pot most likely won’t kill your dog but the chocolate can.
Here is the article