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What is a Cannabis plan for your pet?

An easy way to understand how veterinarians and veterinary cannabis counselors do a cannabis plan, and what to expect.




First of all, this Cannabis plan should only be done by a person trained on the subject, not everybody can do it. So please before using cannabis for your pet, it is important to consult with a veterinarian familiar with cannabis use or a veterinary cannabis counselor, to ensure its safe and appropriate use.


  1. Determine the molecular profile

By asking questions like:

  • Why system or systems are we targeting?

  • How does the Endocannabinoid system in those systems need to be modulated?

  • How should modulation occur? using receptors? using ligands or via enzymes?


2. We calculate the body-weight target dose

There are a lot of published dose ranges, and they vary significantly. The goal is to get to the perfect dose where you see the therapeutic effect without the side effects.


3. We monitor and adjust

We always recommend having a base exam done and if the budget allows us to have complete bloodwork done as well.

Follow up are done according to the specialist ans we recommend a base blood work recheck at least 3 months after starting the cannabis. Why?

Because we check stable ranges in the liver and kidney, before, during and after the cannabis treatment.


What are we monitoring for?

Pet parents should keep an eye on clinical signs and

  • pain: less, more or the same level

  • appetite

  • energy level

  • interaction with the rest of the family and other pets

  • sleep quality

  • gastrointestinal problem

4. Client journaling

For me, this is the most important part of the treatment because if the pet parent doesn't commit to getting the journal done, we increase our possibility of not having accurate results or even any results at all..

Again we monitor for:

  • pain: less, more or the same level

  • appetite

  • energy level

  • interaction with the rest of the family and other pets

  • sleep quality

  • gastrointestinal problem

 

Why it is important to have a veterinary member expert in the use of cannabis when we start to use it in our pets?


It is important to have a veterinarian when using cannabis on pets because cannabis can have different effects on animals compared to humans, and it is important to use it safely and effectively.

Cannabis contains chemicals, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), that can affect animals differently than humans. While THC can cause sedation and other effects in humans, it can be toxic to pets and cause symptoms such as confusion, coordination problems, and vomiting.


A veterinarian expert on the subject or a veterinary cannabis counselor can help pet owners determine the appropriate dose and method of administration for their pet and monitor their pet's response to the treatment. They can also provide guidance on the quality, purity, and safety of the cannabis products used. Additionally, they can help identify any potential side effects or interactions with other medications the pet is taking.


In summary, it is important to consult with a veterinarian when using cannabis in pets because of the potential risks and the need to use it safely and effectively.


If you would like to have more information please visit me at:


https://www.innovatingpet-wellbeing.com/

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