Phoenix – Pets are family, and a lot of people would do anything to keep them happy and healthy. One local company thinks that might include using marijuana derivatives.
For dogs with arthritis or anxiety, a company in Deer Valley called CBD Unlimited has created a new alternative medication.
Mixed inside their new peanut butter flavored chews, is the crystallized cannabidiol, or CBD. The main ingredient exists in marijuana. Right now theyre getting it from the plants cousin hemp.
Theres no psychoactive properties to it, but it hits the same receptor sites that THC from marijuana does as well, said Todd Davis, the companys CEO.
Davis says CBD has anti-inflammatory properties.
They sleep better, during the day theyre more relaxed and they dont bark as often, said Davis.
Dog owners already taking interest. Their product just launched this week. It has already sold out.
“Its more natural than most of the stuff a doctor would give you, or over-the-counter, right? So maybe there are some good things that could come of it, said dog owner OShea Tometi.
I would ask the veterinarian his option, and if he agrees with it then certainly I would, and if he didnt I would get two or three opinions, said dog owner J.R. Bloom.
The main ingredient is not yet FDA approved for people or pets.
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