Pills made from hemp promise to treat pets


ADE FROM HEMP, SOME OWNERS SAY THEY’RE A LIFE-CHANGER FOR THEIR PETS. REPORTER: KETV NEWSWATCH 7’S MELISSA FRY INVESTIGATES.>>GOOD BOY. REPORTER: THIS 12-YEAR-OLD PITBULL WASN’T WALKING LIKE THIS A MONTH AGO. RILEY HAS CANCER, AND DESPITE CHEMOTHERAPY, HIS OWNERS DOUBTED HE’D LAST MUCH LONGER.>>HE WAS HALF-DEAD. I MEAN, HE DIDN’T WALK, HE WAS TRIPPING. HE WAS AFRAID TO JUMP ON ANYTHING. HE WAS DEPRESSED.>>HEY RILEY. REPORTER: BUT THEIR VET TRIED SOMETHING NEW.>>HOW YOU FEELING STUD? HE’S DOING GOOD SINCE THE CANNAPET. REPORTER: ‘CANNA-PET’, MADE FROM MARIJUANA, WAS LIKE A MIRACLE PILL.>>WE GAVE HIM THE CANNAPET THE NEXT DAY HE’S UP, RUNNING AROUND, CHASING HIS BALL, TOTALLY DIFFERENT DOG. REPORTER: A MASSACHUSETTS VET, DOCTOR CHRIS LAPSLEY PRESCRIBES THIS BRAND OF CBD, IT’S A CANNABINOID DERIVITATIVE OF HEMP .>>IT’S BECOMING MORE WIDESPREAD ESPECIALLY AS THINGS GO ON THE HUMAN SIDE FOR TRUE MEDICAL MARIJUANA WHICH THIS IS NOT. REPORTER: CBD COMES FROM THE MARIJUANA PLANT. BUT IT DOESN’T CONTAIN THE INGREDIENT THAT MAKES USERS HIGH, THC. SOME PET OWNERS SAY IT SEEMS TO HELP WITH ARTHRITIS AND APPETITE, BUT WITH NO REAL RESEARCH OF THE PRODUCT, THERE ARE VETS WHO WONDER IF IT’S SAFE.>>WE DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION. RIGHT NOW THERE’S NO SCIENTIFI DATA TO PROVE THAT IT IS HELPFUL, HARMFUL, OR MAKING NO DIFFERENCE AT ALL. REPORTER: VETERINARIANS SAY IT’S POSSIBLE TOO MUCH OF THE PRODUCT COULD BE TOXIC. IT’S NOT FDA APPROVED FOR

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