Gizmo, what's a dog CBD brand you recommend? ~Ciarra
Howdy Ciarra! That's an excellent question. There are many brands out there to choose from and not many veterinarians will discuss CBD yet since the California Veterinary Medical Board, has not yet allowed vets to prescribe CBD products. If you are considering giving CBD to your dog, still speak with your vet, and you may want to also speak with a veterinarian who has experience with CBD. Either way, I think it won't hurt to ask the vet benefits of a treatment plan you're interested in trying.
One fave of mine is a Los Angeles based company called VETCBD.
My friends at Paws of L.A. Rescue have witnessed first hand the benefits of VETCBD with their rescues dogs, especially their senior Fergie. As an elderly lady, she's had noticeable joint pains. Ever since gently easing her on VETCBD, they've noticed a gigantic pep in her step and clearly enjoying a life pain free! It's like watching a happier new chapter in her later years!
VETCBD was founded and is formulated specifically for pets by veterinarian and founder, Dr. Tim Shu. Because their product is a tincture, the dose is specific for each patient depending on their weight, as developed by Dr. Shu.
The key is to start low and go slow. Dosing guidelines are provided on the packaging, and you're recommended to start with a smaller amount to first see how your dog responds. The dose can be increased as needed in 0.25 ml increments to find the dose that provides your furry friend maximum benefits.
VETCBD uses responsibly grown, locally sourced, full spectrum cannabis. Full spectrum cannabis refers to cannabis that produces a bouquet of beneficial cannabinoids in addition to CBD, such as CBC, CBG, and small amounts of THC. At low doses THC, in combination with CBD, is non-psychoactive and can provide additional relief from pain, muscle spasms, nausea and loss of
appetite. Other cannabinoids such as CBC and CBG have been shown to be beneficial for reducing pain and inflammation. Full spectrum cannabis provides optimal therapeutic value from the actions of multiple cannabinoids working together.
Dr. Shu's interest in animal health and welfare from an early age led him to Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where he earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine. Prior to founding VETCBD, Dr. Shu practiced emergency, critical care, and general medicine, frequently working with low-income clients to provide optimal healthcare on restricted budgets.
He founded VETCBD so pets could safely benefit from the multiple therapeutic uses of cannabis. By combining his expertise in veterinary medicine with his knowledge of medical cannabis, Dr. Shu formulates VETCBD products to be safe and effective for use in animals.
"We are veterinary professionals. Our mission has always been, and will always be, to improve the lives of the animals we share our world with."
Their products are available for purchase exclusively through licensed California cannabis dispensaries. The only requirement to enter and make a purchase is to be 21 years of age or older. Please visit their location finder HERE to find a dispensary near you.
At this time, because of current law, they can not ship VETCBD outside of California. VETCBD is passionate about education, information, and medical cannabis advocacy. They expect and hope that in the near future laws change such that they can help pets and their owners across the country.
Every batch of VETCBD products are tested by state-certified laboratories in accordance with California cannabis testing regulations to ensure quality and safety.
Paws of L.A. Rescue was not compensated by VETCBD to publish this review and blog post.
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Psst: Although Gizmo is very smart, and has many areas of first-hand expertise, it is best to get the final word on medical or legal related issues from your favorite vet or lawyer.