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Dogs & Fireworks: How to Prepare Your Dogs for Fourth of July & Beyond

The Fourth of July is almost here, but that also means it’s time for fireworks. 

For dog owners, the Fourth of July can be a complicated undertaking – especially this year in 2021 – when many of us, including our pets, have taken a year off from social festivities.

During this fireworks season, I’m constantly asking myself: How can I help my dog, Chloe, be more comfortable? How can I make sure my dog is safe? And, doesn’t run away after hearing the fireworks?

Quality of life is everything when it comes to pet ownership. After all, what’s the use of having a pet if you aren’t caring for each other?

Thankfully, my dog, Chloe, and I have evolved together over the years to trust and care for one another during scary times of the year like this.

Ahead, I’m sharing my five tips to help you and your dog find your inner calm this Fourth of July. 

Why Are Dogs Afraid of Fireworks? 

Dogs, like humans, have emotions. These emotions can cause dogs to be afraid of fireworks for many reasons: smell, noise, or giant blasts of light.

Researchers have proven that dogs can hear twice as many frequencies as humans. Therefore, dogs must determine what sounds require an action. And, loud noises can trigger a fear response

It is a dog’s survival instinct to go into fight or flight mode when a potential threat, such as fireworks, appears. 

But, exposing your dog to the outside world and socializing them, training them to listen even in scary situations, and working together through it will make an enormous difference in the relationship between your canine companion, you, and the fireworks. 

Here Are 6 Tips To Keep Your Dog Calm & Anxiety-Free This Fourth of July

Many dogs are terrified of fireworks. While many dogs will self soothe by hiding and waiting it out (the bathtub seems to be a popular hiding place) it’s a good idea to be prepared to help our furry friends out. Below is a list of 5 tips to keep your dog calm, safe, and happy during the 4th of July festivities.

Walking a Calm Dog

Tip #1: Take them on a run or walk

We all know that exercise is good for your mental health, but it’s good for your dog’s mental health. Lately, Chloe has been a couch potato because we’re staying in more than usual. But, dogs may be more apt to escape during the fireworks if they are not getting the exercise they are accustomed to. By exhorting your dog’s energy early on in the day, dogs will be less likely to flee when they’re tired.

The right morning routine can give your dog the fuel it needs to push through that dreaded “wall” of fear caused by fireworks. And running with your dog should be fun for you both, consider this: the happier we are, the happier our pets will be.

Safe Space for Dogs

Tip #2: Create a safe haven

Dogs are naturally resilient animals. But, if you’re leaving your home for the night to watch the fireworks, make sure you create a safe haven for your dog indoors. Be sure to put your dog’s bed away from windows surrounded by their favorite toys and an old t-shirt of yours to comfort them. You could also put a towel in the dryer to warm it up and rub lavender oil to calm them. 

Calming scents, like lavender, are proven to help your dog in times of stress. 

Don’t forget to make sure all of your windows and doors are closed should your dog decide to run.  Not only will they hear the fireworks less, but it will also minimize the chance that they get spooked and run away.

And, remember, the more comfortable they are, the less likely they are to freak out. 

Tip #3: Play classical music or white noise

Classical music or white noise can calm dogs. A study in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior led by author Lori Kogan of Colorado State University discovered that classical music like Mozart, Beethoven, etc. was tied to more relaxed behavior in dogs. 

Think about it… dogs have 18 different muscles for controlling their ears. They’re capable of locating the source of a sound in 6/100ths of a second. That’s how they hear the bag of treats open from across the room! 

The problem with fireworks isn’t that their loud, it’s that they’re unpredictable. Drowning out the sudden noise of the fireworks with another, more predictable noise, like classical music or white noise, is a good way to distract your dog from the celebration.

Creating a zen space can help drown out the fireworks’ sounds for your dog. The less they hear, the better. 

CBD Oil for Dogs

Tip #4: CBD oil

CBD, short for cannabidiol, has compounds found in cannabis and hemp and is often known for its calming effects, especially for pets. Don’t worry! Unlike THC, it does not get your dog high. 

To give your dog CBD oil before the fireworks blast off, place a dropper-full of oil on your dog’s tongue. Even though they might feel a little weird or make a funny face, this allows the CBD oil to absorb in your dog’s bloodstream.

If your pup doesn’t like the idea of a dropper, opt for a calming treat. Calming treats are perfect for problematic eater. 

I use Medterra pet products for Chloe’s stress and anxiety. I even have switched to using them myself to manage my anxiety. Medterra is an early leader in the industry, and their hemp plants are grown without herbicides like glyphosate. The extracts go through independent, third-party lab testing, and all of their suppliers are GMP certified so there is no risk of contaminants, pesticides, or THC. Chloe and I both love them! 

I give Chloe CBD oil one to two hours before the fireworks take action. 

Calm Dog After CBD

Tip #5: Make sure your dog has proper ID

Having a pet get lost is one of a pet owner’s worst nightmares. A proper ID tag is probably the best gift you can give your pet, and it’s certainly the best thing you can do for yourself! Unfortunately, shelters can get overwhelmed with dogs the day after the fourth. In the U.S. alone, 3.3 million dogs enter animal shelters each year. A majority of these dogs end up here after running away during fireworks that could have been prevented if the dogs had been trained and with proper IDs from the start. 

Post-Covid Tip #6: You may be better staying home in 2021.

After nearly a year and a half of not attending social activities, your pup may be extra on edge this year when it comes to fireworks. If you’re not sure what your pet will do or if they are comfortable around fireworks, then keep them home and safe.

Most pets don’t like them and will run away if scared and that can put your pet in a really dangerous situation.

Make sure if you take them somewhere that they are on a leash and you have an out if they are uncomfortable.

If they are comfortable and you want to ensure their comfort, adding in Medterra’s Calming Treat is a great addition to ensure a calm fun time for your dog, and yourself.

If your dog gets scared, they may have the urge to flee. Make sure their collar is on (not too loose) and that you have the proper contact information —  your home address, your cell phone, destination phone number, and any additional personal information you would like to share! Chloe’s collar reads “Call mom before she freaks out”.

Making sure your dog is properly identified is one of the greatest things you can do to help keep them safe.

De-Stress With Your Canine Companion this Fourth of July

Stress and anxiety for dogs during the Fourth of July are common but can be helped with a morning jog, a comfortable, safe space, music to drown out the noise, CBD oil to boost relaxation, and ensuring your dog has proper ID in case the urge to run takes over. 

But, if you know your pet is upset during this time of year, be sure to consult with your veterinarian to discuss behavioral therapy and medication.

Enjoy the 4th of July! I hope your day is full of family, friends, BBQ’s, and tons of red, white, and blue treats. 

10:06 pm | September 29th, 2021

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Pets & Separation Anxiety – How CBD Helps

Has your furry friend been acting more anxious recently?

If so, you wouldn’t be alone. Anxiety rates in both people and pets have been rising in the last year! 

That’s why this special Q&A article will be bringing in a true pet expert, Dr. Lisa Lippman. As NYC’s premier veterinarian, Dr. Lisa is one of the most followed and socially influential veterinarians in the United States. 

Here’s what she has to say about separation anxiety — and how you can help your pet escape it. 

The pandemic = increased stress for pets

I’m not the only vet who’s noticed a huge uptick in adoptions during the pandemic. 

It’s estimated that there’s been over 11 million adoptions since the start of the pandemic. This trend has been great for shelters and great for owners. We expect adoption numbers to continue to rise. 

Interestingly enough, most of the people adopting pets right now are first-time pet owners. But all sorts of people are considering welcoming more pets into their families. 

The signs of separation anxiety

We humans aren’t the only people feeling extra-stressed right now. Many of our pets are feeling the heat right now, too!

Below are some of the top signs of separation anxiety to look for. 

  • Whining
  • Pacing
  • Panting
  • Indoor accidents
  • Excessive vocalizing

The signs are pretty diverse, and they can range from mild to severe. Some pets will damage the house or themselves when feeling extra stressed. This type of behavior can continue until the underlying cause of your pet’s anxiety has been addressed. 

Most of the pets are similar in the way that they are dealing with separation anxiety. The signs can vary from pet to pet, but they overlap.

What I recommend for pets with separation anxiety

Getting your pet on a good routine is very important. 

If they know when they’re going for a walk…when they’re going to eat…when they’re going into their kennel, that really helps. 

You can also use treats or CBD Calming Soft Chews as distractions. For maximum effect, give them the Chews 1-2 hours before you leave the house. That way they’ll be nice and relaxed once their alone time starts. 

Other ways to combat pet anxiety

Crate training can also help. Your pet should view their crate as a safe, comforting place. Don’t make a big deal out of coming or going — I’ll give my dog a distracting treat when she’s transitioning into her kennel. 

Another important thing: helping your pet become more independent is a process. Try to give your pet more time alone and allow them to get comfortable without you. And try to stay patient! 

The importance of social time

Social time can also really help your furry friend unwind. 

A dog who’s tired from a day spent socializing is a happy dog. Everyone should have two dogs, at least — that way they can always be social with each other.  

The role of games and toys

Another thing to try: puzzle toys. Any type of basic obedience training that provides mental and physical stimulation may also help, so try it out and see how your pet responds!

Separation anxiety: act early!

If you’re starting to see signs of separation anxiety, act early. Make positive changes to your pet’s environment and also consider using supplements. 

You can give your pet Medterra’s CBD Calming Chews 1-2 hours before you leave to make their transition to being alone easier. You can even begin the night before by giving them an extra dose. 

The best type of CBD products for pets

For overall health and relieving discomfort benefits, tinctures are the way to go. I personally use a tincture every day in my dog’s food. 

For a little extra help when it’s needed most, chews are great. In addition to making your pet’s alone time more bearable, CBD Chews can help your pet sleep through the night. Good sleep allows for healing and restoration. It makes everything better!

The chews are also great for when you’re traveling with pets. You never know how your pet is going to act in a new environment, so bringing chews along provides some extra assurance. They tend to take the sting out of any potentially stressful events.

How the pandemic is affecting veterinarians

Pets aren’t the only ones who stand to benefit from CBD right now. Vets can benefit, too! 

Vets are really busy and there’s more critical cases. Some vets have a 3-4 hour wait time and a 500% increase in caseload. As a veterinarian myself, CBD makes me feel good and allows me to give it my all for the pets I work with. I recommend it to colleagues all the time. 

Summing things up

Medterra’s CBD is good enough for my dogs — so that’s what I use.  I wouldn’t settle for anything less than the best for my dog Chloe. And you shouldn’t either.I know what’s in Medterra Pets products…I know how they’re made…I know they’re GMP-certified. I trust their process.

12:40 pm | September 30th, 2021

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CBD for Dogs – Do Dogs Need CBD?

Will you do anything to keep your dog healthy and happy?

Do you delight in buying your furry friend toys and treats that bring them joy?

Do you view your dog as one of your kids…or maybe your only kid?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, we have something in common. Our team Medterra feels the very same way!  And we think that CBD could benefit your pet in all the same ways it benefits you.

In this article we’ll take a look at why CBD could become your best friend’s other best friend. 

  • Can pets take CBD?
  • Your pet’s endocannabinoid system
  • All about hemp oil
  • Why oils and chews are best
  • How to give your dog CBD

Can pets take CBD?

The short answer is yes: pets of all shapes and sizes can take CBD. 

That includes horses, ponies, gerbils, cats, and dogs. 

All of these creatures have an endocannabinoid system, which means that CBD is likely to have some sort of impact on their health — usually a favorable one! [1]

Dog owners the world over are turning to CBD as a way to keep their furry friends happy, healthy, and calm. Here’s how CBD for dogs works.

Your pet’s endocannabinoid system

As we mentioned above, dogs are among the many animals that have a full-body-balancing endocannabinoid system. 

In simple terms, CBD seems to have the same beneficial effects in dogs that it has in humans. “Every animal with a spinal column also has an endocannabinoid system, so it stands to reason that cannabis can help many species,” confirms retired veterinarian Liz Hughston. [6]

All about hemp oil

CBD’s rising popularity means that many pet owners are wondering about the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil. 

While both oils come from the hemp plant, hemp oil and CBD oil couldn’t be much farther apart. 

The difference lies in their sources. Hemp oil contains beneficial fatty acids derived from hemp seeds, while CBD oil contains cannabinoids extracted from hemp’s resinous flowers. Hemp oil may help your pet feel better in indirect ways, but only CBD oil directly activates your dog’s endocannabinoid system and provides quick benefits.

The quality of the CBD oil you choose matters, too. Don’t give your dog oils that use grapeseed oil as their carrier oil. This oil can be very bad for dogs (and it’s not good for humans, either). [7]

Why oils and chews are best

For obvious reasons, some CBD delivery methods are better for dogs than others. 

Dog Chewable CBD

Giving your dog CBD capsules, for example, would probably be messy and impractical — if it were possible at all. 

CBD drops and CBD chews are both much better choices. As always, the best CBD product is the one that makes it easy for you (and your pet!) to take it consistently.

How to give your dog CBD

Giving your dog CBD is actually pretty simple: just find a premium CBD product that’s made specifically for them! 

These types of products will contain the ideal dosage and ideal ingredients for your furry friend. Some specialized products even provide joint health support, like our CBD Joint Support Chews. These special chews contain a targeted blend of CBD, glucosamine, MSM, and chondroitin. 

Another reason to stick to dedicated pet products? “Some human products have other things in them, such as xylitol or grapeseed oil, that could be toxic to the animals.” vet tech Stephen Cital explains to the Washington Post. [8]

Summing things up

Like all Medterra products, the ingredients in the CBD for Pets line meet or exceed our rigorous standards for quality and purity.

Grown and extracted in the USA, our quality CBD is fully compliant under the Kentucky Department of Agricultural Industrial Hemp Pilot Program and we are certified by the U.S. Hemp Authority. Medterra’s CBD products are third-party tested, completely legal, contain 0% THC and we are able to ship them to all 50 states as well as internationally.

✝Representations regarding the efficacy and safety of Medterra have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease.

10:06 pm | September 29th, 2021

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CBD For Cats – How CBD Helps Our Pet Felines

If you’ve read some of our other blog posts, you already know how great CBD can be for you and your health. 

But keep in mind that CBD isn’t just for people — it’s for pets, too! There’s a good chance that CBD could benefit your feline friends in particular. 

As it turns out, CBD’s just as useful for cats as it is for people. Many of us develop health problems because we subject ourselves to lifestyles that are at odds with our ideal environment. Your cat is no different. Today, our cats are more likely than ever to suffer from anxiety, obesity, and even mental health disorders

CBD for full-body balance

CBD could be the solution. After all, your cat has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that reacts to CBD just like yours does. And while his or her ECS might be slightly different than yours (receptors are concentrated more in the brain than in the surrounding nervous system), it still functions to maintain homeostasis, or balance, within the body. 

This biological reality has big implications for your cat’s health. Just like you, the stressors of modern life may leave your cat prone to low endocannabinoid levels. Researchers call this state CECDS, or clinical endocannabinoid deficiency syndrome (1). 

Because endocannabinoids are such important cellular signallers, being deficient in them is bad news. If your cat is stressed out, hyperactive, or in chronic pain, they could be low on internal cannabinoids. Addressing this cannabinoid deficiency could play a vital role in maintaining health. 

Other symptoms that might point to endocannabinoid deficiency include:

  • Frequent stomach issues
  • Visible signs of discomfort 
  • Recurring skin problems 
  • Fearfulness and/or aggression

Even cats that seem happy and healthy may need a little extra help. Cats usually hide their injuries or health problems — unlike dogs, who will basically do everything they can to tell you that something is off. And while cats may seem to age slightly slower than dogs in the long run, the first few years of their lives are actually spent developing at a much faster rate. In other words, don’t neglect your cat’s health just because he or she isn’t vocal about it! 

Now for some good news. Nature has gifted us two types of cannabinoids to help maintain health: the endocannabinoids we’ve been talking about, and phytocannabinoids, which come from plants. If your cat is deficient in one type, the best thing to do is supplement with the other. 

CBD = Happy Cats

The primary cannabinoid in the hemp plant is —  you guessed it —  CBD. Short for cannabidiol, CBD is a fat-soluble organic molecule. If you’ve ever used essential oils, you’ve taken something similar. CBD can be thought of almost like the essential oil of hemp. 

But CBD oil is even more diverse than conventional essential oils. Most CBD products contain a huge spectrum of over a hundred active compounds (2). Such compounds synergize and make CBD’s health benefits even more powerful. 

These products are generally referred to as either broad- or full-spectrum CBD. Broad-spectrum CBD contains many of the aforementioned active compounds, but zero THC, while full-spectrum CBD contains legal trace amounts of THC as well. 

The many compounds present in hemp are there for a reason. When taken consistently, they’re able to boost the endocannabinoid system. And a healthy ECS helps regulate and balance pretty much everything. 

Remember the list of CECDS symptoms we listed? As you might expect, CBD’s potential health benefits are virtually the opposite. Studies have stated that:

  • “CBD reduces experimentally induced anxiety in healthy controls, without affecting baseline anxiety levels…” (3)
  • “Cannabinoids and their anti-emetic potential are still under research […] Animal models have also indicated CBD to have an allosteric inhibitory effect on the 5-HT3 receptor.” (4)
  • “[…] it has been suggested that CBD may indirectly improve anti-inflammatory effects.” (5)
  • “A long-term study of sleep quality assessed CBD actions using a common self-report instrument found a modest improvement in sleep, and more patients with improved sleep compared to poorer sleep.” (6)

How to find the right CBD product for your cat

Thankfully, the CBD industry has caught on to this concept, and it’s now easier than ever to find CBD for cats to help fulfill this need. Our hope is that the remainder of this guide will give you the confidence you need to select the perfect pet product.

The most important thing is that your pet takes CBD consistently, so feel free to select whatever delivery method makes this easiest.

Other things to look for in a product include:

  • A label that clearly states cannabinoid content and is easy to read
  • A healthy carrier oil (not grapeseed oil)
  • Third-party lab testing verification

At Medterra, we carefully vet (no pun intended) every product we offer to the public.

A little bit of CBD goes a long way

Now that you’ve found a quality product, the next thing to do is figure out your cat’s optimal amount of CBD. In general, start low and go slow is an excellent rule of thumb for CBD oil. 

You might start off giving your cat approximately 1 milligram of CBD per 10 pounds of bodyweight, and slowly ramping things up from there. If you want to get even more advanced, consider starting a journal to keep track of your pet’s progress. 

It’s not uncommon to increase CBD by a few milligrams per week. In general, the more your cat is struggling, the more CBD he or she might need to fully overcome his/her health challenges. Use your best judgment, and don’t be afraid of giving your pet too much — it’s virtually impossible to get sick from excess CBD. 

Modern science has finally confirmed what pet owners and lovers have already known for years: Having a companion animal is good for one’s health. We benefit from the pets in our lives in so many ways — emotionally, physically, even spiritually. Why not put effort and intention into benefiting them, too?

Although your cats can’t speak to CBD’s health benefits for themselves, it’s clear what the research says. If you do decide to get your furry friend on this amazing plant compound, its healthful properties will be clear to you, too!

12:19 pm | October 4th, 2021

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CBD and Pets According to Dr. Lisa Lippman, DVM

Everything you need to know, from one of the country’s leading veterinarians …

PET HEALTH EXPERTISE YOU CAN TRUST

In just a few short years, millions of people have incorporated CBD supplements into their self-care routines. But did you know that CBD’s wide-ranging potential benefits aren’t limited only to those of us who walk on two legs? A growing body of research and testimony points to CBD’s beneficial applications for dogs and cats, as well.

That’s why we have the wonderful Dr. Lisa Lippman, DVM on the team at Medterra. The renowned veterinarian is leading light when it comes to the gospel – and the science – of pet safety, health and happiness. As our Pet Health Advisor, Dr. Lippman’s expertise guides our approach to providing safe, effective CBD formulated specifically for pets.

THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM AND THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

One of the most illuminating facts showing the vast potential of cannabinoid-based supplements is that virtually all animals have been found to have endocannabinoid systems – the system of cannabinoid receptors and neurotransmitters that regulate profound functions in the brain and body.

What’s more, early research has shown that many mammals, like dogs, actually have far greater endocannabinoid receptors in their central nervous system than humans. The endocannabinoid system’s key role in regulating mental function, inflammation, the immune system, and the musculoskeletal system (among others) is what makes it such a profound therapeutic target for cannabinoid supplements like CBD.

Research shows CBD to be very safe in humans and pets alike. But be aware — since dogs and cats are highly sensitive to cannabinoids, it’s important to only give them CBD supplements that have a “THC-free” guarantee, as this psychoactive cannabinoid can produce unwanted adverse effects.

Whether you already use CBD with your pets, or you’re curious and have questions about getting started, Dr. Lippmann has some helpful guidance for all pet lovers.

PETS AND CBD FAQ WITH DR. LISA LIPPMAN, DVM

Q: What are the benefits of giving CBD to my pet?

Many people give CBD because of its calming effects. But there is both scientific and anecdotal evidence showing that it can help with arthritis and joint pain, appetite stimulation, skin conditions, seizures, nausea, and much more!

Q: Is it safe to give my pet CBD?

Do your research! Not all CBD is created equal. Make sure you’re buying from a reputable company like Medterra, who provides third-party testing certificates that show exactly what’s in their products.

Q: Will my pet get high?

CBD will NOT get your pet high! THC is the component that makes you high. Though they come from the same plant, they have different effects. I work with Medterra because they have a zero THC guarantee.

Q: How much should I give to my 30-pound dog?

Dosing varies a lot by the person and by pet due to weight and ailment. I would start low and slow because it can range anywhere from 1mg-100mg. A lot of people use the formula 1-2mg for every 10 pounds of weight, and it’s usually a good rule of thumb.

Q: Can my pet overdose on CBD?

No! You cannot overdose on CBD. Their bodies dispose of the CBD that’s not absorbed, so you don’t have to worry about them taking too much.

Q: Is it illegal to give my pet CBD?

No! CBD is federally legal in all 50 states.

Q: What’s the difference between human CBD and pet CBD?

Medterra’s pet line is formulated specifically for a pet with flavors like chicken and beef, and they also have treats that combine CBD with other ingredients for calming effects and joint support. Some companies, it’s the same CBD just with a different label.

Q: I’ve heard there is a lack of research.

More and more research is coming out every day. But to name just one recent study, Medterra worked with Baylor College of Medicine looking at osteoarthritis in dogs and how CBD can help. While the placebo group and the low CBD group showed no improvement, by the end of the one-month period, the group of dogs who took higher doses of CBD or used CBD in a liposomal formulation saw significant improvement in their mobility and quality of life.

Q: Is CBD bad for the liver?

The Baylor study with Medterra also focused on the liver and found that there were no adverse effects.

Q: Can I give CBD to my cat?

Yes! CBD works on all mammals so that you can give it to your dog, cat, bunny, or even hamster.

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10:06 pm | September 29th, 2021

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CBD for fireworks fear? Many think so!

With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, pets’ fireworks fear is a real concern. The chances of some after-dark pops of celebration in the sky are high. If you’re dreading the wave of excitement potentially peaking your dog’s desire to run and hide, you might consider what CBD-based pet products may be able to do.

In places all over the United States, there are people finding their own solutions in tinctures and chews for their furry best friend. 

In late 2018, Dr. Lou Ann Ervin, a vet in Waco, Texas, began sharing the naturally-based compound with her patients, saying: “We tried CBD oil for this little puppy and it worked great.” The doctor told KWTX-TV news, in a story relating to fireworks and pets, that the puppy was one early success story and that they’ve continued “this the whole time.”

Dr. Dale Porsher of the Shores Animal Clinic in West Palm Beach, Florida, echoed Dr. Ervin when he spoke to CBS 12 News about this very subject. Dr. Porcher explained, “A lot of dogs have thunderstorm phobias, fireworks phobias, separation anxiety and it absolutely works for that… There have been no negative side effects I’ve seen other than I think it works better in some dogs than others,” 

But will CBD be a good idea for your pet?

Like any new compound hitting the mass market, there are bound to be questions. The FDA is still not set on how it feels about CBD and its potential uses so many are still not sure of what, how, or for whom this substance is truly for. 

Dr. Porcher echoes many veterinarians when he shares the advice of “be sure to talk to your vet, purchase from a reputable company and be sure to read the label for No THC.”

Another great piece of advice from the experts is: work with a company that is third party tested.

Medterra always uses isolated, hemp-derived CBD – and only CBD. There is never any THC, guaranteed. We are proudly third party tested and you can always read our results, online. (link to Medterra results)

All of us at Medterra have always been sure that the passion we have for CBD for people translated to the pets, too. This is showcased in our official approval as a manufacturer of the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC). The NASC, a nonprofit industry group, is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the health of companion animals throughout the United States. They do this by identifying the highest quality products in the animal health supplement industry.

Research and reputation are always key factors when looking into this type of potential purchase. They are always top of mind at Medterra.

Dr. Ibrahim Shokry, a professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, with over 30 years of veterinarian experience, shared that sentiment with HuffPost earlier in 2019, saying: “It can be used in the treatment of certain types of seizures, to control pain, inflammation, nausea, vomiting, to stimulate appetite and to manage anxiety… All these uses are based on experiences, but controlled clinical studies are needed in dogs and cats to establish efficacy and safety.”

Medterra couldn’t agree more, which is why we have also partnered with Baylor College of Medicine to continue our dedicated support into the science of this beneficial, natural, wellness compound. This research is meant to benefit both pets and humans, alike. 

Even though research is always continuing, Vets like Shokry echo that of many saying, “CBD is generally safe to use on pets if you’re buying pet products from a reputable source and use them in the correct dose,” and that it “may help the animals cope with the anxiety caused by fireworks.”

If you have questions about CBD and your furry best friend, send us a message or call us at: 

(800) 971-1288 

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†Representations regarding the efficacy and safety of Medterra have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease. Consult your physician prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing or using other medications.

10:07 pm | September 29th, 2021