THC in Grams: That’s How “They” Discuss Delta 8 THC in Dogs

It’s obvious to an outside observer that CBD manufacturers have everything to lose with THC becoming more and more accessible. 

CBD doesn’t work without micro-traces of THC. 
Which is fine if you use CBD with less than 0.3% THC and give enough to hit some THC-mark that works. 
But I believe that THC in one form, or another (Delta-8) is here to stay and should be embraced. 
The following article shows that THC isomer Delta-8 being discussed in GRAMS is an effective way to demonize it, versus acknowledging that in MILLIgrams (a thousand times less) –  It’s safe. 

Let’s look at Delta 8 use in dogs. Specifically: DELTA 8 isomer of THC, by mouth, in dogs.

There are NO articles on the Internet that SPECIFICALLY address the use of THC-Isomer Delta 8 in dogs, canines. There ARE however hundreds of articles that have been mashed up, and TITLED to contain information about THC isomer Delta 8 –  however ALL of those articles are variations of practically a SINGLE article that appeared on a University website, which was written by biased authors providing disinformation thusly:

  • That THC Delta 8 Isomer is toxic in dogs.
  • That the symptoms of administering ANY dose of THC Delta 8 isomer are identical to dangerous, documented overdosage with THC in-general.
  • Reference ONLY articles that highlight the symptoms, doses and management of animals receiving the LD50 of full-spectrum tetra-hydro-cannabinol.

In other words, the articles are a DISINFORMATION effort to demonize Delta-8 THC Isomer use in dogs simply by attributing research on THC overdose as symptoms of any THC Delta 8 isomer dosing. Practically all instances of this information end up by suggesting the purchase of a “safer” CBD Product from the website. Delta 8 THC is dangerous? Nothing could be further from the truth.

In fact, the LD50 of THC Isomer Delta 8 in dogs is THIRTY TIMES the doses that you’d actually use for therapeutic effect in dogs.

Let’s look at Delta 8 use in dogs. Specifically: DELTA 8 isomer of THC, by mouth, in dogs. Not full THC. And not at overdose.

Beta Blocker Atenolol to Modify Heart Rate and Blood Pressure in Cats: Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Atenolol is a beta blocker commonly used by veterinarians to treat specific heart rhythm problems, hypertension, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats. This class of drugs works to block the beta specific receptors which in turn can reduce symptoms such as artificially increased blood sugar, a too-fast heart rate, and increased blood pressure – similar to the effects of an ‘adrenalin rush’.

Interesting Summary Points:

  1. Using beta blockers in cats with HCM did not influence symptoms
  2. Using beta blockers in cats with HCM did not extend or shorten life
  3. Beta blockers did reduce blood pressure and reduce heart rate which are desirable in HCM cases
  4. Beta blockers are well tolerated by cats and their dosing is pretty consistent and well worked out.
  5. Metoprolol is, at this writing, discontinued.

Use of Gabapentin in Cats

It's interesting to look at articles on the use of Gabapentin in cats and see how “different” the author's takeaway is, from the actual results of the study. I think it has to do with how deeply a reader or veterinarian actually digs into the references.
Here's an example: An author makes assessments and assertions about the effectiveness of Gabapentin in cats and says that it helps. But neglects that every single study they referenced ALSO used other medications WITH the Gabapentin.
So, I tried to be careful in assessing this.
I mean, it looks good?
But just how good, I am doubtful honestly.
No harm I am sure. The drug is super safe.
But I think for the immediate future, there's a lot of “overpromising” going on.
Check it out at drjohnson.com and there are a half-dozen downloads from the different authors of the studies. They are not my property nor did I write them.

Auxiliary Treatments for Renal Failure Cases Receiving Fluid Therapy

Who is the consumer of this article? Dr Johnson’s face-to-face customer. If you are reading this outside that valid veterinary-client patient relationship, consider it ‘random’ and for entertainment purposes only.

Auxiliary Treatments For Canines with Renal Failure

When the kidney is failing, there are two “”numbers” that increase, which give a “measurement” of okayness. There are other numbers that matter, too of course.

The BUN is a number that can be “sky high” without portending the end of the dog. There is no “high” that signaled the end of the dog. So I don’t prognosticate based on that number.

The CREATININE is a key number to judge cases by. “IN general” a CREAT over 4.0 after fluid therapy and diagnosing “other reasons” for the kidney disease; portends a poor prognosis.

However, if the dog has Leptospirosis or Kidney infection or is young, or is responding to therapy – IT DOES NOT MATTER what the Creatinine is; because the case is already exceptional and treatments are more likely to work.

Non-traditional modalities like TUMS, Baking Soda, Vitamin C, and a good multivitamin all have benefits for Kidney failure cases. Learn how:

Canine ectropion, dog rolled-out-eyelid

Canine ectropion is a condition that requires attention and appropriate management to prevent potential comorbidities and discomfort in dogs. Recognizing the symptoms early can help prompt veterinary intervention. Treatments range from medical management to surgical correction, depending on the severity of the ectropion. Without treatment, dogs may experience chronic eye problems, discomfort, and a decreased quality of life.


Pretty comprehensive article I wrote, 800 words over at drjohnson.com:

A Gift of Custom Burl Wood Ring from My Customer

I’ve seen these wooden rings before but I doubted their durability and value. Then I saw some close up. In fact, I GOT some from my client, who is one of the best burl wood ring craftsmen out there. He has an Etsy shop and his rings carry a $5 replacement guarantee. So I thought: “I can get behind that” and now, I know exactly what to buy for “difficult” people at Christmas and birthdays. 
Here’s a brief discussion (with pictures) of these rings, how they’re made and HOW THEY ARE SO STRONG. By Doug Wrege, at https://burlrings.etsy.com
Below, the link to the full length article with pictures.