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;
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.
STORAGE OF CANNABIS OILS
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.
DIRECTION FOR USE
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;
- General Health Wellbeing
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
- Cancer Prevention
- Cancer Remission
- Heart Disease
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).
- 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.
WHAT DETERMINES THE QUALITY OF CANNABIS OIL
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.
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 perception, euphoria (heightened mood), and an increase in appetite. Short term side effects may include a decrease in short-term memory, dry 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.