With a couple states having legalized the herb on the West Coast, it’s probably just a matter of time before medical marijuana starts to be commonly prescribed to… dogs and cats!? At least that’s what Dr. Doug Kramer advocates. The L.A. based veterinarian told Vice that pot prolonged the life of his ailing pooch. “At the first dosage, she was up and around. I didn’t cure her. It was just a question of increasing her quality of life and putting off inevitably euthanizing her. ” See that, folks? Weed makes your life better—at least if you’re a dog.
But Kramer says he also prescribes pot to cats, telling Vice “We’re using it on cats as much, if not more [than on dogs], as an appetite stimulant. Cats are finicky, especially when they’re really sick.” Hmm, I wonder if the same treatment could be provided to kids who don’t eat their Brussels sprouts… Maybe not, but the vet suggests that pigs, chickens, monkeys and rats could also use a little THC.
Just don’t blow the smoke in their faces. “It kills me because it devalues what I’m trying to do,” Kramer tells Vice, adding “ the last thing you want is for people to do that. The dog doesn’t need the medication in that situation.” Instead, the good doctor recommends “a glycerin tincture,” which can be used in place of oil or butter in homemade dog biscuits—or brownies, if your pet is into that.