Author: Samantha Prust

Canines and Cannabis

By Samantha Prust CSU researchers are studying the use of CBD for the treatment of epilepsy and arthritis in dogs. Warning: Don’t try this at home. When cannabis became legal in Colorado in 2012, the calls started pouring in, recalls Stephanie McGrath, DVM, an assistant professor of neurology and neurosurgery at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The callers were pet owners, asking about treating their pets with cannabis. “They wanted to know if there was a dose or kind we could recommend, but we hadn’t studied it,” says McGrath.     At that time, the thought of anyone...

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Allergies: Nothing to Sneeze At

By Samantha Prust After Colorado’s mild winter, allergists are predicting a more severe allergy season than usual. Here’s what you need to know to alleviate symptoms and get to the root cause. With spring comes the annual question: Will allergies be worse this year? Danielle Dial, acute nurse practitioner, has seen some unsettling signs. “I know this winter, allergies seem to have been really bad, in addition to the flu season,” she says. Dry weather conditions can make allergies symptoms worse, so many allergy sufferers will be looking to the skies for some relief, in the form of rain....

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