Like figuring out where that stick went. We support Aussie pet parents and vets with resources, guidance and access to cannabidiol medicines specifically formulated for pets.
Cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD, is a compound produced by the cannabis plant. Unlike the notorious cannabinoid, Tetrahyrdocannabinol (THC), CBD does not produce any euphoric effects. This means that CBD pet medicines won’t get your pet high.
How it works
CBD works through the relationship it has with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a complex system in the body that regulates many critical functions through a network of cannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoids act on these receptors which may influence your pets immune system, mood, memory and more. A high functioning ECS ensures balance in cells, tissues and organs. This is commonly known as homeostasis.
In Australia, veterinarians can legally prescribe cannabidiol medicines for animals under Schedule 4 in the Poisons Standard. To satisfy Schedule 4, formulations for pets must contain at least 98% cannabidiol (CBD) and less than 2% other cannabinoids.
Pet parents are increasingly seeking out cannabidiol medicines. Some source products illegally online or end up using products made for humans. This puts pet parents at risk of legal ramifications, and pets at risk of receiving inappropriate formulations, ingesting contaminants, dosing issues and potential adverse pharmaceutical interactions.
All pet owners interested in exploring cannabidiol medicines should speak with their veterinarian about their pet’s eligibility. Petcann can connect pet owners with prescribing veterinarians.
Simply select a convenient time and Jen, our expert vet, will call you to answer any questions you have about your pet’s health including if medicinal cannabis may be an appropriate treatment to consider.