CBD For Pets: What To Look For On Product Labels
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by Dr. Chelsea Luedke
1M ago
Intended Use for CBD Pet Products Some CBD pet products are meant for general use, while others are geared toward specific concerns like joint pain or anxiety. You’ll want to keep a look out for exactly what use a product is intended for, so you can easily choose something to meet your pet’s distinct needs. Another thing to consider is whether or not any given CBD pet product is designed specifically for your type of animal. Some products can be given to most animals, while others are best suited for dogs, cats or horses, respectively. CBD Pet Product Safety: Dosage (by animal weight) For most ..read more
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Complete Guide to CBD Care for Pets and Horses
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by Riley King
1M ago
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7 Tips To Help Senior Dogs
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by Trish Wilhelm
4M ago
Seeing our older dogs enter their golden years is bittersweet. As they enter their senior stage of life, we want to help them stay happy and healthy for as long as possible. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), dogs 6-7 years of age and older are considered senior dogs. Here are a few tips to keep your senior dog's health in check: Veterinary support: Increasing your dog’s veterinary care schedule to twice-yearly can help stay on top of any evolving issues. Senior pet exams are typically more in depth to check for any quickly developing diseases, dental care, poss ..read more
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6 Facts About Catnip
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by Dr. Chelsea Luedke
7M ago
With the launch of our new CBD Oil With Catnip & Silvervine, Our very own Dr. Chelsea Luedke put together six interesting facts about catnip and how it may help your kitty too! Catnip plants (Nepeta cataria) come from the mint family and emit a distinct pheromone named nepetalactone which accounts for the “zoomies” that cats show after smelling catnip. Research shows that only approximately 70% of cats have the hereditary ability to react to catnip. Alternatively, 80% of cats show an affinity towards the silvervine plant (Actinidia polygama). Interestingly, kittens below the age of 6 mon ..read more
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5 Tips To Calm Your Dog During Fireworks
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by Trish Wilhelm
7M ago
With the 4th of July approaching, firework season can be a very scary time for our pets. To them, it can feel like the world is crumbling and we can't just tell them "It's ok! It's just fireworks!". VetCS has put some helpful tips together to assist with keeping your dog as calm as possible during those big booms and pops. 1. Create a safe space and set the mood: The comfort of their own items may be really helpful. Whether it's their cozy dog bed or a crate with padded blankets, make sure they have access to somewhere they are familiar with. Bonus points if you stuff a Kong with their favori ..read more
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What is Cannabis Extraction?
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by Trish Wilhelm
9M ago
We hear it all the time: how do you extract your hemp? What is the process, and how does it work? Let's start out by defining it: Cannabis extraction is the process of separating and concentrating desired constituents from plant material via solvent or mechanical based methodologies. These desired constituents include Cannabinoids (THC, CBD, CBG, CBN, etc.), terpenes, and many other naturally occurring compounds. In dealing with cannabis and hemp extraction, we want to extract and utilize the various compounds the plant has to offer and concentrate them into therapeutic amounts for consumable ..read more
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Tips For Helping An Anxious Dog
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by Trish Wilhelm
1y ago
Co-authored by: Rachel Laurie Harris CPDT-KA, owner A Good Feeling Dog Training and Trish Wilhelm CVT, VCC, Co-Founder of VetCS Anxiety in pets is more common than you might think! If you are worried that your dog is experiencing a high level of anxiety, it's essential to observe their environment and behavior to learn more about the "what" and the "why" before dealing with it. Let’s review a few key details: what is causing the anxiety, how long are they anxious, and how quickly they can calm down. Learning these facts can be helpful to move into a training plan with a positive reinfor ..read more
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How to care for a senior cat
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by Dr. Chelsea Luedke
1y ago
Senior cats are lovable and cuddly, but some cats will have habit changes and health concerns in their elderly years. Dr. Chelsea Luedke has these recommendations that can help your furry best friend as they grow older. Regular wellness exams: cats are notoriously good at hiding serious medical conditions until they are difficult to treat.  Annual bloodwork screens can help to detect issues such as kidney disease or thyroid issues early in the course when treatment is easier to manage.  Monitor drinking and urination habits at home: increased drinking and urination volumes are the b ..read more
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6 Pet Safety Tips on Halloween
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by Riley King
1y ago
 For such a fun and exciting holiday for humans, pets can often times feel stressed and anxious on Halloween.  Imagine a dog that is used to quiet evenings getting jumpy after hearing the doorbell go off for the 30th time in a night.  Only to open the door to groups of kids wearing elaborate costumes and shouting “Trick or Treat!” Here are some tips for making the night easier for your furry best friend:   For dogs that get nervous with visitors, keep them in a comfortable place in the house. Even turning up a television or radio in that area can help them calm down. If yo ..read more
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Alphabet Soup: Why CBG and CBN?
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by Dr. Chelsea Luedke
1y ago
You may be wondering what our new product CBD:CBG:CBN Oil for dogs is all about.  We are so excited to introduce this formula as it opens the doors to a new and important direction for hemp products.  Hemp and cannabis plants make at least 120 different compounds or cannabinoids in various forms (acidic to variant), and their combination in a full plant extract lends to more effective formulas for humans and pets.  Research on minor cannabinoids such as CBG and CBN is farther behind CBD and THC, but early evidence is encouraging.   Cannbigerol (CBG) A growing body of eviden ..read more
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