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Pets Need to Calm Down, Too

Forecasters estimate that almost 10% of CBD could soon end up in products for Fido or Fluffy
Brown and Dingo

Two years ago, Dingo was going to be put down. The 14-year-old basenji, in pain from arthritis in her neck and spine, could barely walk and wouldn’t eat. She suffered from anxiety and had early-stage kidney disease. Then she started taking cannabis.

Kelsey Brown, Dingo’s owner, decided to dose her with drops of CBD, or cannibidiol, three times a day, using a tincture that runs $120 for a 1-ounce bottle. It was a last-ditch effort to ease the dog’s pain and anxiety before euthanasia became a reality. “Within a week she

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