Cannabis has been gaining increased popularity in the field of medical science. It has been known to be effective in treating various ailments, like anxiety, leukemia, depression in humans. It is also extremely helpful in helping people cope with stress in their everyday life. It has been found to be more effective than even the most popular medicine.

The effect of medical marijuana on dogs is still being studied on. Further researches will need to be conducted before solid conclusions are drawn. Even though CBD can help dogs cope with anxiety, vets can still not prescribe marijuana to dogs legally.

Multiple studies are being done to discover the effects of medical cannabis on dogs. The catch is not to get the dog ‘high’. For that, less amounts of THC should be given to them.

It is also known that dogs should not be given marijuana but hemp. They may not respond well to CBD. Hemp is a better option. Hemp protein powder, milk has 0.3% THC which will not get them high. More studies need to be done in this area.

Effect Of CBD

Hyper dogs should be administered with low dosage of CBD to help them calm down. Pets suffering from seizures will find great elief with cannabinoids. This doesn’t treat the illness completely but provides them with support to deal with it.

CBD can also provide relief from pain, like cancer pain, arthritis and even other problems like aggression, digestive issues.

Interestingly, CBD hemp can also be beneficial in treating torn ligaments, bone breaks, sprain, strain, swelling. Just ensure that the dosage is low and supervised. Remember, always keep the vet in the loop.

Ensuring Safety

Like any effective drug, CBD doesn’t have an immediate effect. Only with time does it show its therapeutic effects. The duration can also depend on the type and severity of the ailment.

The dog may feel drowsy during this treatment but it’s normal as it can happen when using other medicines too. In rare cases, dogs can also reject cannabis by vomiting a lot, feeling irritated and itchy. Stop the dosage immediately if the pet shows any such symptoms and make an appointment to see the vet.


As mentioned above, a very small dose needs to be given to the canine. The specific amount would vary from dog to dog and ailment to ailment. The correct prescribed quantity is essential.

If the pet doesn’t show any side effects, then the dose can be increased gradually- depending on the severity of the illness. This must happen under the guidance of the vet.

Be careful always when the dog is under this treatment as overdosing can lead to hyperactivity, vomiting, sedation and even disorientation.


The legalisation of medical cannabis for dogs has been in the pipeline for sometime now. The worldwide acceptance of this drug has been increasing. The various benefits of cannabis on health are really exciting. Continued researches are being attempted to discover more and more about the same.

Author Bio

Rebecca Siggers is an avid reader who enjoys getting lost in the world of books. Holding on to her passion for fitness, she is also curious about unconventional medicine. She is intrigued about various discoveries in the field of Marijuana and loves reading the latest researches on Cannabisowl.