As people become more aware about the medical benefits of marijuana, they also begin wondering whether those same benefits could help their pets. And while it’s currently not legal for veterinarians to prescribe cannabis for animals, there is research showing that the drug can help your pets. And while there are several cannabis treats on the market for dogs and cats, you'll want to know which strains are best for your pet before you dive in.
If that’s the case, here are six marijuana strains to use for helping your pet:
Cannatonic is a great strain for relieving pain, which is probably going to be one of the top reasons pet owners are interested in cannabis. It can also help treat nausea and anxiety, two other common symptoms in animals.
In general, you’ll want to give your pet cannabis treats with very low amounts of THC and very high amounts of CBD because animals are more sensitive to THC than humans. AC/DC is a strain that, despite its name, is very mellow and is about 20 percent CBD.
First of all, no it’s not named after Ringo Starr from the Beatles, but rather cannabis activist Lawrence Ringo. But Ringo’s Gift has about a 24:1 ratio of CBD to THC, which is perfect for pets.
Sour Tsunami is another strain with high CBD and low THC levels. It’s also a strain commonly touted for showing the benefits of CBD.
If you’re ever looking for a strain to give the positive effects of CBD without the high of THC, Harlequin will be what you’re looking for. It’s used to treat a number of different conditions, including anxiety, stress, pain and inflammatory diseases. So it can help address any condition your pet may have.
First of all, the strain is relevant because it’s named after a book about animals. But it’s a very high CBD strain with low THC, which is exactly what you’re looking for.