Cannabis Research at CSU May Relieve Suffering in Dogs
CSU is often in the headlines for its research to relieve suffering in animals. Veterinarians at the Teaching Hospital in Fort Collins are testing oils and powders that contain CBDs, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana on dogs with arthritis and epilepsy. The CBD product is very low in the psychoactive component of cannabis, THC, making it safe for use in dogs.
While a push is underway to have the U.S. government remove barriers to clinical trials of marijuana, it is still illegal under federal law. That means the products tested here have not been tested by the Food and Drug Administration. Down the road, CSU's research would be applied to humans.
Now don't try this at home. Blowing smoke into a dog's face is just rude and irritating to the animal and does no good, in fact, it can be dangerous. They can experience trouble breathing, low blood pressure, abnormal heartbeat, and nausea.