Discussion in 'The Bob Marshall Wilderness' started by Giada, Dec 27, 2016.
Has anyone used hemp for pet pain instead of narcotics?
Morphine is no less 'natural' than THC and hundreds of times more effective.
I'm going to look into it more, just wondered if anyone had a personal pet experience with it.
My almost 13 year old dog is just getting arthritic hips, twice daily she's getting dasquin advanced.
She's also had laser therapy on her hips, which made a difference in her walking, but was expensive.
Cannabis doesn't really do jack shit for pain, in spite of what the pr-pot crowd would have you believe. I'm not exactly a crusader against pot smoking, but you just gotta tell it how it is instead of how you think it should be. The best it can do for joint pain is help you forget that you're supposed to be miserable, and it works pretty good for that.
I had a dog, a cat and 2 ferrets in my lifetime who liked getting stoned. An equal number of pets didn't care for it at all, though this may have simply been the result of assholes blowing smoke in their faces.
Eating cannabis won't have much effect unless it is cooked for a few minutes first in some sort of oil or other fat. If you decide to try using it for the dog, I recommend that you sautee a gram of reefer in 3 or 4 tablespoons of butter. You can then mix the butter with whatever the dog likes to eat. For a mid/large sized dog like a Labrador, I would expect that to be good for about half a dozen doses or so. It's gonna smell the place up no matter how careful you are, so look into the local laws beforehand.
It's not going to kill your dog or injure him in any way even with a massive overdose, so it won't hurt to try. It could well be that it works pretty damn good. Just don't be too surprised or disappointed if he just falls asleep an hour or 2 later and your house still smells like a Grateful Dead concert minus the ripe odor of unwashed hippy.
She hit a brick wall, May 2017.
I took her into the vet and asked if it were "time".
The Rimidayl wasn't working, a lot of difficulty getting up and panting from pain.
She switched her to Galliprant,Gabapentin, amantadine, 2 OTC dasquin and vet mobility/hip dog food.
(I buy the last 2 meds, humans use them, at Costco, which is 3x cheaper than the vet or pharmacy).
It's made a difference.
I'm only writing about here b/c I didn't want to join one of those pet sites.
It sucks they're only in our lives such a short period of time.Honestly don't know if I'll get another dog after her.
gabapentin is a very dangerous drug, u shouldnt be giving it to ur dogue(or anyone or anything). just buy ur god damned doggo the pot tincture.
My massage therapist was given gabapentin for post-surgical pain. She said it made her loopy and confused, and didn't do jack. Felt sorry for her (the lady was in agony and couldn't sleep) so I gave her 5 or 6 clonazepams, along with the usual cautionary advice about benzos and drinking.
Idk if it's b/c she's off The Rimidayl but her dementia has disappeared.
But I never did a search on the Gabapentin since you and Fitz both have said negative things about it.
I wish it was more cost effective to do the laser therapy and acupuncture for her.
But, it's more than a monthly car payment. :(
What about kratom? You would of course want to do some searches on that for a pet dosage, is it safe for pets, et cetera.
Edit, also read this post. Paco gives some great advice for other substances that can be used for pain besides kratom.
I go for a follow up on July 17 and I'll mention it to vet.
I originally wanted to do THC-CBD pet oil, maybe I'll look into that again.
Getting your dog stoned is not gonna help her arthritis. Seriously. You need to go smoke some reefer to get a more realistic appraisal of its effects.
ive had pot that worked for pain and ive had pot that didnt. ive smoked alot of pot id say most pot is prtty useless for pain. However there are some very strong kush's and indicas that are useful for pain. Likely has to do with levels of other stuff(which varies greatly strain to strain) in the plant, not thc.
Until you figure out exactly what you want to go with, golden pastes and more omega 3's in the diet would likely help with the pain and inflammation for your dog. I currently have no felines or canines, but my last cat benefited immensely from golden paste and plenty of seafood, as well as the occasional light drizzle of Carlson's fish or cod liver oil on his food. I got him a couple of cans of TJ's wild Alaskan salmon and a can or two of sardines packed in water (b/c I don't trust OO is real, unless I know the source) a week, along with the raw feeding and bone broth. MSM was also put in his water, low amounts, not enough to put him off it. This kept him going to an acceptable level until age 19, then I had to face facts and put that sweet yeller tabby boy down.
Vet and pharmacist said current canine protocol is working and medicine side effects differ in humans.