Article by CBC News
Cats and dogs suffering from severe pain or disease are finding relief from cannabis treatment given to them from their veterinarian.
Dr. Janice Huntingford has been giving cannabis oil to some pets dealing with issues like chronic pain, arthritis, seizures and cancer.
The veterinarian at the Essex Animal Hospital is also a certified pain practitioner. She suggests her patients use cannabis oil made from hemp because it does not contain THC, which can be toxic to animals.
Huntingford said it can reduce pain, decrease seizures and can shrink tumours in pets with cancer.
“You would like to get a product that…has very little THC because dogs and cats are so susceptible to THC,” Huntingford said.