Gary Richter, MS, DVM, CVA, CVC, GDWVHM, has been practicing veterinary medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1998. Dr. Richter is certified in veterinary acupuncture as well as veterinary chiropractic. The safe and effective use of medical cannabis in dogs and cats is central to both Dr. Richter’s medical practice and educational outreach. By integrating medical cannabis with other conventional and alternative therapies, Dr. Richter has improved the quality and extend the life of pets living with medical conditions ranging from arthritis to inflammatory bowel disease to cancer. His book, The Ultimate Pet Health Guide–Breakthrough Nutrition and Integrative Care for Dogs and Cats, published in 2017, includes a chapter on the use of cannabis for pets.
The use of cannabis as medicine for animals has been getting a lot attention in the medical, scientific, and pet owning communities. One of the potential uses showing the most promise is in the treatment of seizures. Does it work as well for pets as it does for people?
A veterinarian’s advice on how to use cannabis to treat pain and inflammation in your four-legged companion.
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