If you are interested in alternative methods of treating your pets, then you should definitely read this article and if possible even fill out the surveys on this topic. Today we will be talking about a specific survey that was done by a veterinarian in California, and you will have the unique possibility to read more about the survey from the veterinarian who has done it.
You might have already heard about the benefits of medical marijuana, and whether or not you are interested in this topic it is definitely controversial to say the least. People who are supporting medical marijuana often emphasize the fact that marijuana is a plant, with its own medical properties. Aside from the fact that it can also have some hallucinatory properties, this plant is beneficial for many patients suffering from the most serious diseases, such as AIDS, cancer and multipla sclerosis. That being said, if it has beneficial properties for treating these grave diseases, then it can also be assumed that it would be beneficial in treating animals from diseases as well.
As a practicing veterinarian in the state of California, I have personally encountered dozens of clients that are already “experimenting” with the effects of medical marijuana on their pets. Many have reported that the MM did indeed result in medicinal benefits similar to those seen in human patients. I became especially interested in the use of MM to help improve the quality of life of pets with terminal conditions such as cancer. (Many people are unaware of the very limited amount of medications Veterinarians have available for treatment). I have created a basic survey for my own clients and conducted extensive research at the dispensaries themselves (interviews with dispensary owners, medicine suppliers, patients etc…).
I hope to eventually conduct actual clinical trials with a select group of patients (pets) in a controlled scientific study. I am posting this to request that you help me to achieve this goal by completing a short survey. The more completed surveys that I receive, the more legitimate my research will appear to those who control the funding for formal clinical trials. In other words, the more completed surveys I can reference in my research proposal, the more likely it will be that I can continue to conduct further research.
The results of this MCQ survey will also help shape the design of the actual clinical studies in the future. Would you be willing to help me by posting a link to this survey on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites? We need to reach as large an audience as possible for the survey to be considered valid and statistically reliable. It only takes a few minutes to fill out and can really make a huge difference for thousands of pets in pain!
Thank you in advance,
Dr. Douglas Kramer