Keeping our Pets Perky with Cannabis Oil

This treatment guideline is to be used for products, cannabis oils, that are only endorsed by Medical Cannabis Dispensary. The guide is to be used for treating pets. What’s good for us is also good for our pets too.

Most of the pet owner’s animals we treat choose the cannabis oils we endorse over conventional western medicines that have let them down. No one likes to get high, our pets are no different. If the oils are used correctly this can be avoided altogether.

The oils are commonly used to treat;

  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Horses

MCD has had much success treating animals, mainly for pain related ailments or injuries including old age and treating cancer. We have found that animals, like cats, dogs and horses respond really well to cannabis oil, even more so than human beings.

Pet owners can choose to use either; tinctures, capsules or specially formulated syringes to dose their companions.

Tinctures and capsules allow for accurate dosing. Tinctures are not always convenient as animals do not necessarily like the taste of the oils. Oils high in CBD are bitter. Accurately pre-dosed capsules, specially formulated with exact amounts of THC and CBD can be made up on request. This is however a more expensive option than using tinctures.

Alternatively, and most often the easiest dosing option is specially formulated syringes that can be used to treat pets. The problem with syringes is it’s difficult to accurately dose. One has to estimate each dosage in .ml. Each syringe contains cannabis oils mixed with other essential natural ingredients to improve taste to make for a pleasant experience. They literally lick it up.

We have prepared a standard 20ml syringe, of essential oils and 4000mg (4 grams) of concentrate oils. The oils are a 3:1 ratio (THC:CBD), 3000mg of THC oil and 1000mg of CBD oil to for dogs and cats.


Cannabis oils are best kept in the fridge when not being used. If this is not possible, store in a cool dry dark cupboard. The oils have a shelf life of many years.


For dosing using a tincture, do not dilute in water. It’s easiest to accurately Drop directly into your pet’s mouth.

Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil

Cannabidiol (CBD) refers to Cannabis oil with a high content ratio of CBD which promotes general good health and well-being, benefits neurological disorders, and treats various ailments. CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory and effectively treats the pain associated with inflammation. CBD is not psychoactive, doesn’t get your pet ‘high’, but unlike the nutrient supplement Hemp CBD products sold at health shops, it has THC in it in order to render it effective. Without THC it is useless – also called the entourage effect.

Added Benefits of CBD Oil

CBD cannabis oil, given to your pet, effectively treats the following conditions;

The medical cannabis CBD strain used in the CBD products MCD endorses is a 20:1 strain (CBD to THC).

THC Oil (Delta 9)

To treat pain related ailments as well as cancer, higher dosages of THC are necessary.

The medical cannabis THC strain used in the THC products MCD endorses is a 12:1 strain (THC to CBD).

Recommended treatment:
  • Dosages vary for different ailments.
  • Dosages vary according to the weight of the animal.
  • THC tincture dosing; start on 2 drops 2-3x a day. Increase every 48-72 hours by 1 drop per dosing. You can carry on increasing as need be. This way one avoids getting high.

Please consult MCD for a dosage guideline to suit your pet specific needs.

MCD is unable to comment on “other” cannabis oils whose origins are unbeknown to us. We recommend reading about cannabis oil in South Africa before making any decisions.


MCD endorsed cannabis oils are all made from medical grade organic cannabis (flowers) only. The oils are processed in laboratory conditions using the latest technology similar, if not the same, equipment used in the legal states of America. Co2 based extraction cannabis oil is the latest, cleanest, toxin (solvent) free and most expensive extraction technique requiring specialised machinery. The entire process from soil to oil is controlled, after all what you put in is what you get out. The oils are not lab tested.

Side Effects

Everyone’s tolerance varies, rather be safe than sorry. Start low and increase dosages until desired dosage is reach. This way one avoids getting high altogether. If too much THC, THCA and or CBN oil is consumed too quickly a “high” or “stoned” feeling could be experienced, a general change in perceptioneuphoria (heightened mood), and an increase in appetite. Short term side effects may include a decrease in short-term memorydry mouth, impaired motor skills, red eyes, and feelings of paranoia or anxiety. In the event of getting high it’s best to take a nap and sleep it off. The “feeling” will pass.


The information contained herein is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it is provided for educational purposes only.  You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information.  Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.  Nothing contained herein is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment.

29 Comments on “Keeping our Pets Perky with Cannabis Oil”

  1. I have an Irish Wolfhound, about 65kg with an osteosarcoma in her front let, looking for pain relief for her, what products dosages would you recommend?

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      Please contact us using the contact form on the website. We will gladly respond appropriately. Thank you 😉

    2. Hi Ingrid, I’m in a very similar situation, newly diagnosed front leg osteosarcoma and struggling with the way forward. How is your Wolfhound doing (hopefully that’s still “is”)?

  2. Hi I have a rat who might have cancer and im looking for the correct amount and what to use for her she is 2y5m. think she weighs roughly 300g.maybe a little less but i can check and get back to you on the weight. Look forward to hearing from you and please can you send me a quote? Is the oil better to use with a cream or just the cream or what?

  3. I have a cat with very serious skin allergies he has been tested for various things and all biopsies have come back negative. He may have an allergy to plastic. Would cannabis oil help his skin irritation.

  4. My scottish terrier are paralyzed on one side of his body. Might be from tumor somewhere in his brain. Would like to start him on cannabis as soon as possible. He weighs 11.4kg at this moment.

  5. I bought CBD abd THCA from Ralph for myself. Would like to give to my pekanese dog for swollen gland between ear and mouth. How should I give it pls?

  6. Hi
    Looking for pain relief for my 13 year old Alsation. She has Hip problems but is still eating and loves her short walks. What would she need? Tincture, oil…please send me cost and what / how to use it.
    Kind regards

  7. Hi will this assist my aging border collie who is 13, she has hip problems

    Her weight is 23kg

    How much and do you deliver

  8. Hello,

    I have a 7 year old female cat with a recurring case of gingervitis in her gums. The vet had suggested regular doses of cortizone to manage the condition or a full mouth extraction.
    Would a CBN oil help manage the condition and what doses would she require?
    Many thanks!

  9. Pookie is a Fox Terrier (long legs) 12 yrs of age

    His eating healthy and seems a happy dog – I think that maybe he is developing cancer -could be around his liver or stomach – on the outside it looks like it is swollen in that area he is not sick though

    I don’t have money for a vet

    He had an operation – 2 yrs ago – as he got constipated from eating any material going – shoe inners – towels- bath mats – jeans


  10. Hi guys I’ve got a teacup yorkie only 10 weeks old. She has a inlarged heart. Will cannibis oil help her. And how much should I give her since she only weighs 300g.

  11. Good Day

    I have a 5,5 year old GSD with severe anxiety issues. He is agoraphobic, terrified of wind, most people but specifically men and children. He has excessive separation anxiety and has to be put in a kennel even if I leave the house area to go to my stables only 200 m away. If he is put in the house with the other dogs, he will jump through glass windows, chew door and window frames, etc., to get out. If I leave him in the garden area, he will jump through windows to get inside. If I drive away and do no kennel him, he will climb 2 m fences and run.

    Please could you tell me if cannabis oil will help him. What would the dose be and how much is it?

    Thank you.

  12. 13yr old quarter horse cops looking for last resort may have to euthonize him losing weight and struggles to breath no matter what rx he on

  13. I have a horse with a head shaking problem probably caused by the the trigeminal nerve I am thinking of trying CBD. Can you recommend a dosage in ml.
    Many Thanks

  14. My petite Turkish Angora feline 5years old….diagnosed with IBS..was put on cortisone…which made it worse…at moment I am trying to up her immuun system with Modicare…which seems to help slowly…..

  15. My Giant Schnauzer, female, 11 years old, has been diagnosed with Spondylosis deformans. She is not in pain (yet) and I take her to hydrotherapy. I take her for several short walks each day. Could Cannabis/Hemp help her?

  16. I need cbd oil for my pug. She has mast cell tumours. I want to try the cbd oil. Where do I order and what is the cost.

  17. I have a beagle that has lymphoma. His glands are very swollen and the vet has put him on prednisone 5mg x 4 per day. She also got some cannabis oil to try out, but I only have to give him 3 drops per day. He is a big beagle and weighs 31kg. Is this the right dosage for him. I lost our female to skin cancer 5 months ago. So I am heartbroken that he too know has cancer. If it CBD oil works I will definitely order more from you. She got us a free small bottle as she is also waiting to see if it is going to help. If so she wants to use it for more of her
    animals. Thanking you

  18. Hi There,
    I have a young Jack Russel who has just been diagnosed with cancer.
    On the Xray it actually shows cancer inside the body(lungs)
    This initially started with his front leg and has spread rapidly.
    can you please assist

  19. Hi,

    Please can you send me more information about giving my Australian Sheperd cannabis oil for treatment of her Lymphoma.

    Thank you,

  20. Hi,
    My Border Collie (21kg), has bloodvein cancer and they have given him a mere 1-2 weeks to live.

    What dosage of CBD/THC shall I administer please?

  21. Good day…my dog was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in his spine…the spine are fusing ,this my dog is in a lot of pain….I did buy canabis oil from a person who makes it according to a veta recipe,its been 3 days,no improvement.this normal or the oil not strong enough…please advise what product I should give my dog…its a boerboel and weighs about 54kg…he is also on meds prescribed by the vet…

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