Dogs suffering from anxiety could be helped by cannabis, according to a vet from Oregon.

Cannabis for dogs

Cannabis for dogs

Dr. Byron Maas might be taking his cue from Snoop Dogg after suggesting the drug - which is now legal in several US states - could be the secret to boosting the mental health of anxious canines.

He has said the supply of weed products sold in his clinic are selling well, adding: ''The 'Up and Moving' is for joints and for pain ... The 'Calm and Quiet' is for real anxious dogs, to take away that anxiety.''

While many people looking to help their pets are turning to oils and powders containing CBDs - a non-psychoactive component of marijuana - there isn't much data on whether they actually work, or what side effects there are.

Mass added: ''Unfortunately, there's not a lot of research out there, especially on animals, on CBD compounds. The research is really necessary to help us understand how to actually use these compounds on our pets.''