A cancer-stricken dog is being treated with cannabis oil by an animal welfare centre in what is believed to be the first experiment of its type in the UK.
RubyLu was rescued from Cyprus last month suffering from mammary cancer.
Staff at Glendrick Roost Animal Welfare Centre in Aberfoyle, near Stirling, were told following surgery that nothing except palliative care could be provided for her.
But the centre hopes to extend the Rottweiler-cross’s life by giving her a daily dose of cannabidiol (CBD) oil.
The oil – the active ingredient in cannabis, which is non-psychoactive – was approved for use in humans in 2016, primarily for its anti-convulsant properties.
Mione Morrison, founder of the charity, yesterday posted a photograph of RubyLu, five, captioned: “She is coming along so well. RubyLu has only been with us since the night of 19th February but acts as if she has always been here.