Sunday, July 22, 2018

Scourges of the Skin?

Skin is the largest organ of the body, and in many ways the most complex. It may seem odd to consider it an organ,...

Is Your Dog Coughing or Choking?

When you hear your dog cough, you worry. Is he choking? Just clearing his throat? Does he need help? In dogs, a cough can...

What is the Difference Between Marijuana and Hemp?

See article Marijuana: If It’s Legal, Should You Give It to Your Pet? Marijuana and hemp are different products from the same plant (Cannabis sativa). Marijuana...

Key Points in Understanding Cannabis Use in Pets*

See article Marijuana: If It’s Legal, Should You Give It to Your Pet? • Our scientific and medical understanding of the pharmacology and physiology of marijuana...

Agencies Regulating Veterinary Use of Cannabis

See article Marijuana: If It’s Legal, Should You Give It to Your Pet? The Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA): The DEA regulates use of all...

A History of Cannabis in America (from 1600 to 2000)*

See article Marijuana: If It’s Legal, Should You Give It to Your Pet? 1600-1900:  From early colonization through the Civil War, American production of hemp was...

A Brief Biology of Cannabis

Cannabis sativa is believed to have evolved in the Steppes of Central Asia in an area that is now Mongolia and southern Siberia.  Two...

Marijuana: If It’s Legal, Should You Give It to Your Pet?

by Robert Reed, DVM, MSES, MPA The passage of Prop 64 made it legal for Californians to possess marijuana for personal use and rekindled interest...

Help, My Cat’s Going Bald!

All cat owners know that cats shed … everywhere. If you own a cat, you’re resigned to finding hair in your clean laundry, on...

When Do You Need Your Vet?

At some point, every dog or cat, horse or parrot, pet pig, ferret or even lizard owner will need to seek veterinary care for...