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​Overview

As part of our commitment to personalised holistic care we offer prescription medicinal cannabis and CBD oil for pets. These treatments can be used as adjunctive therapy in conjunction with conventional treatments, or when traditional approaches have not provided sufficient relief for your pet's condition.

What is Medicinal Cannabis and CBD Oil?

Medicinal cannabis refers to products derived from the cannabis plant that are used for therapeutic purposes. CBD (cannabidiol) oil is one such product, containing cannabinoids extracted from the cannabis plant. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it does not produce a "high" effect in pets.

Potential Benefits for Pets

  • Pain Management: CBD oil may help alleviate pain associated with conditions such as arthritis, injuries, or post-operative recovery.

  • Anxiety Reduction: Many pets suffer from anxiety due to separation, noise, or other stressors. CBD oil may help promote relaxation and reduce anxiety levels.

  • Anti-Inflammatory Properties: CBD oil has shown promise in reducing inflammation associated with conditions like inflammatory bowel disease or skin allergies.

  • Seizure Control: Some pets experience seizures due to epilepsy or other neurological disorders. CBD oil may help reduce the frequency and severity of seizures.

 

How Medicinal Cannabis and CBD Oil Work

Cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the body, which plays a role in regulating various physiological processes, including mood, pain sensation, appetite, and immune function. By influencing the ECS, CBD oil can modulate these processes and potentially alleviate symptoms associated with certain conditions.

Difference between Hemp Seed Oil and CBD Oil/Medicinal Cannabis

Hemp seed oil, whilst beneficial for its nutritional content, lacks the potent therapeutic cannabinoids found in CBD oil and medicinal cannabis. This makes it less effective for addressing health issues such as pain, anxiety, and seizures. 

Safety and Side Effects:

  • CBD oil is generally considered safe for pets when administered appropriately. However, side effects such as drowsiness, dry mouth, or gastrointestinal upset may occur in some individuals.

  • It's essential to use high-quality CBD oil products specifically formulated for pets and to follow dosing guidelines provided by a veterinarian.

 

Adjunctive Therapy and Alternative to Conventional Treatment:

Medicinal cannabis and CBD oil can be used as adjunctive therapy in conjunction with conventional treatments or when traditional approaches have not provided sufficient relief for your pet's condition. Our veterinarians will work with you to determine the most appropriate course of action for your pet's individual needs.

Legal Considerations:

In NSW, veterinary medicinal cannabis and CBD oil products are classified as prescription medications. This means they can only be legally obtained with a valid prescription from a registered veterinarian. Anything else is illegal and not a legitimate product. 

 

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