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Great info Billyjack! Thank you for the share Brother.
I would say if you have a vet that is willing to support a marijuana based treatment plan, you are half way home. One thing I would suggest to people is to really look at what you are feeding your pets. We have had several dogs die of cancer and others who had skin,stomach, ear and other problems and once we moved away from low quality dog food, we have had far fewer problems. This does not mean you need to buy expensive bagged food
I'm currently giving my mother's dying wiener dog(liver failure) at first it was just pure CBD tincture that I had used before getting a CBD dominant strain of cannabis for myself and making my own extract & coconut oil tincture...
The vet cannot believe the dog is still living. It can occasionally eat very little but still loves when we take her to the dog park and I can safely assume is not in very much pain though still likely to die. We aren't giving up but the CBD dominant strain of cannabis I was using has run out and won't be back for at least a month or so.
I'm looking to drive into Vegas since there's a dispense that claims to have Charlotte's Web and since I'm from Arizona & Nevada has reciprocity, well that's closer than the Phoenix area...
But if cannabis is bad for dogs then this is the right kind of wrong and I want more for myself and my mom's pup.
.Some info: Our best CBD strain currently available. We had great results with Harle-Tsu in 2012. A Harle-Tsu won Highest CBD award at the Emerald Cup,testing at 20% CBD and less than 1% THC. For a CBD variety it grows like an indica, short, stout and sweet.
Sour Tsunami male and Harlequin clone.
75% chance of being CBD rich!
Info from a seed bank
HEALING PETS WITH NON-PSYCHOACTIVE FORMS OF MEDICAL MMJ:
Recent scientific studies are revealing many medical benefits derived from using the whole MJ plant in its raw forms. THCA and CBDA are currently the most commonly known cannabinoid compounds. I have successfully used CBDa and THCa based products to help my two cats and two dogs.
FINDING COMMERCIAL SOURCES OF CBD, CBDA: Note: if you are in a non-legal state, you will not have access to THCA.
As a California MedMJ patient, I was legally able to obtain all these products at my local MedMJ dispensary. The products I currently am using for myself and my pets are organically sourced oils and tinctures are made by CBD Alive, Fiddler's Greens, Bluebird Botanicals, and Source Naturals. There are many other sellers who sell excellent products. I chose mine based on recommendations from friends and my own searches through customer reviews on websites of sellers who include both positive and negative reviews..
If you are not in a legalized state, you can buy CBD oils online. Look for a seller who meets these basic criteria: (a) products are sourced from organically grown plants and, (b) products are tested by an independent, legitimately certified third party laboratory, (c) the lab's test results results are currently published and easily available on the seller's website, and (d) has the batch number and date clearly displayed on each container of their products, (e) has readily available, prompt, personalized customer service to answer your questions, (f) uses only flowers or flowers with leaves; no stems , stalks or branches.
HIGH CBD STRAINS:
There is increasing demand for products made from CBD-dominant strains (e.g. AC/DC, Charlotte's Web, Spectrum #12, Harlequin, Corazon), for patients of all ages who do not want to experience the "high" commonly associated with MJ. There are innumerable examples of very sick children who respond well to CBD oils. Take for example, the case of Charlotte Figg whose intractable epileptic bouts were alleviated and almost eliminated when the Stanley brothers gave her a low THC, high CBD oil. Pets are becoming a burgeoning market for non-psychoactive CBD products.
Today, Jan 2018, these commercially available THCa and CBDa oils and tinctures cost, on average, $70 and more per ounce. For many pet owners like me, the high cost was my incentive to grow my own medicine. The initial high cost for seeds plus equipment, tools, and other things required for a successful harvest seems daunting until one considers the cumulative cost of many one-ounce bottles being used over time to alleviate a chronic health condition.
CATS & DOGS:
I buy CBD oil that contains 300mg or 500mg potency. Some companies make higher potency oil for horses and other farm animals. Search online for reputable sources. Amount of dose will depend on animal's weight. I base my dose for my dogs on the general guidelines in Dogs Naturally Magazine which bases dose amount on a pet's weight
How to dose your pet is a personal dynamic between you and your pet. My standard of pet care is "Do no harm" by achieving compliance through non-coercive methods reinforced with generous, well-timed delicious treats. Cats like fishy stuff, dogs seem to work harder for liver and bacon flavors.
For my finicky Cats who receive two meals per day, mealtime is the best time. Their breakfast is always cause for celebration after their long nighttime fast. I use a 3 ml syringe (available on Amazon) to measure oil for my cats. It is always better to dose each pet separately. Since one cat weighs 16 lbs and the other weigh 7 lbs, I dose them separately. I put a tablespoon of wet food on a serving spoon or large tablespoon, add the appropriate dose of oil and mixthe oil with my finger into the dollop of wet food. Then let kitty lick my finger and finish the food in the spoon. I buy organic canned cat food from Costco. My local Costco warehouse currently carries I Love My Cat canned food, and Nature's Domain Organic Canned Cat Food).
My Dogs are dedicated food seeking gourmands who will eat anything I offer them after I ask them to sit and wait for their "cookie". One dog weighs 120 lbs. The other dog weighs 50 lbs. I use a 5 ml syringe for the dogs. I take a piece of good bread, cut it in half, fold each half so I have two "servings". I measure, with syringe, the appropriate dose for one dog, put that dose on one "serving" of bread, and quickly do the same for the other dog. I have trained my dogs to sit and wait for a treat, so it is easy for me to place their "treats" of oil-dosed bread into their mouths,
GROWING YOUR OWN MEDS TO SAVE MONEY AND EATING RAW MJ FOR HOLISTIC EFFECTS:
You can go to your organically grown plants, pluck a few leaves and a bit of bud, put it in your regular smoothie. Ifnyou have already harvested and dried, you can still spice up your smoothie with unheated bud.