Cannabis, sometimes referred to as MM (medical marijuana), can work as an appetite stimulant and has even been used effectively for cats with behavior issues and dogs with arthritis. Dr. Kramer shared, “At the end of life, it is so painful to see a pet whose mind is fully there, but their body isn’t. Cannabis can offer great relief and make their final days of life so much more comfortable.”
Dr. Kramer shared with me a common expression used widely in veterinary practices, “Never let the sun set without steroids.” He’d like to change that to, “Never let the sun set without cannabis.”
I shared with him my recent experience with my own dog, Sanchez. Thankfully Sanchez is now fully recovered with the help of rest and acupuncture, but before he got treatment for a slipped disc in his neck, he was in massive pain. Had I known about Dr. Kramer six months ago, I would have consulted with him.
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