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by Daniela652 on 08 November 2018 - 07:11

Help! My dog is not eating at all. He is too skinny and sick. I went to my vet doc and gave my dog all the medications prescribed to him, but nothing is working. Can I give my dog some cannabis oil? I read some articles like this www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/honey-boo-boo/ and Canna Companion is given to cats and dogs with a variety of conditions. These include chronic pain and inflammation, irritable bowel disease, pancreatitis, feline lower urinary tract disease, nausea, dementia, asthma, seizures, and anxiety. It may also be given to cats to stimulate appetite, to ease symptoms of cancer, and to support the immune system. If this is true I can't find any solid conclusive evidence that speaks to its efficacy. Any personal experience or testimonial would be highly appreciated. Thanks
Jessejones

by Jessejones on 08 November 2018 - 18:11

Cannacompanion has very low levels of THC, so it is pretty safe. Like 0.01% only of THC should be administered (for sure less then 0.03%THC) CannaCompanion is made from ground Hemp stalks. (THC is the part that creates the HIGH one feels)

I have used them for a dog with lymphoma to increase appetite, but did not notice much difference. It MAY increase appetite, lower anxiety and reduce pain, seizures. Careful with other brands of CBD oil, and look at the amount of THC. Dogs can get high if the TCH % is too much, and its not pretty watching them stumble.

BUT - this is is still a huge grey area, and it is still ‘wild west’ days of hemp/marijuana products without much regulation. But as far as a lot of studies done...there are not many.

Companies are popping up all over the place offering pet CBD products. And we really don’t know the efficacy of them, nor are the amounts, quality, dosages, or ingredients regulated. Never give them human edibles, way to much THC and often are made with chocolate or Xylitol. Xylitol which is very very toxic to dogs even in small amounts.

Honestly, if your dog is not eating and very skinny and sick...the vet must know something? Did he give you a diagnosis? Did they do an ultrasound of the organs?
I’m sorry it doesn’t sound good.
Wish you all the best.

Jessejones

by Jessejones on 08 November 2018 - 18:11

I want to add...
Often Cannacompanion has to be given for quite a while to become effective. Sometimes it can take 1-3 weeks at the right dosage for the weight of your dog and 2 x daily. Good luck to you and your dog, and keep us posted to your experience if you decide to use it.

Fantom76 (admin)

by Fantom76 on 08 November 2018 - 18:11

I would suggest taking your dog to a Holistic vet. I have had excellent results with mine diagnosing/treating my dogs with Chinese herbs and acupuncture, and just plain old vet knowledge. Google for one near you. Many years ago, a simple change of adding a scoop of raw ground meat/turkey/chicken to my dogs diet cleared up a wound that had been festering for about a year, that my regular vet could not get to heal. Acupuncture got another dog up and walking.

Sunsilver

by Sunsilver on 08 November 2018 - 18:11

What is wrong with your dog? HOw old is he?
More background info, please.
Hundmutter

by Hundmutter on 08 November 2018 - 22:11

Might seem too obvious, and I realise it's a Dane not a GSD where we have a preponderancy, but has he been tested for Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency ?

by astrovan2487 on 09 November 2018 - 00:11

Cannabis is very in style now and seems like it's advertised as a cure all for everything with no negative side effects. I personally am not convinced but I think it does help some people and dogs with certain conditions. It's also not like a Tylenol, you can't give one pill and have it make the dog feel better right away, you need to slowly build up a tolerance to get the supposed healing effects of THC.
I spent a lot of money on a treatment course for my dog's back pain with a very reputable company that has been making their own cannabis/THC products for awhile. It was pretty involved and there was a dosage specialist that called and adjusted the dosage every week. Over the course of about 2-3 months they built up her tolerance to get a high dose of THC without getting high from it.

I stopped using it when she had two really bad reactions to it. Dog peed herself in her sleep and was so high she didn't even know it, couldn't stand up and was swaying back and forth like she was drunk. Scared the crap out of me and I ended up having to consult an emergency vet. And the dosage specialist wanted me to continue giving it to her. I don't think it did a damn thing for her symptoms.

Sorry for the long post, I just really want people to think about this before they use it on their pets, everyone claims it has no negative side effects but it sure did on my dog.

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