Pet CBD 101
What is ‘CBD’?
What is ‘Hemp’?
The 2014 Farm Bill defined hemp as one of the plants within the Cannabis genre with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.
What is ‘Cannabis’?
It is a plant of the Cannabaceae family and contains more than eighty biologically active chemical compounds. The most commonly known compounds are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
What is ‘Marijuana’?
It is any part of the flower buds and leaves of the female hemp plant, whether growing or not. THC is found throughout all of the aerial parts (leaves and flowers). In order for hemp to be defined as hemp, that is contained in a product used within the United States, the THC percentage must remain under 0.3%. Hemp growers use the stalk and flowers when producing a product that is legally defined as hemp.
What is the ‘Endocannabinoid’ System?
The Endocannabinoid system is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids, which are lipid-based neurotransmitters that bind to receptors and receptor proteins that are expressed throughout the vertebrate central and peripheral nervous systems. The endocannabinoid system remains under preliminary research, but may be involved in regulating physiological and cognitive processes, including fertility, pregnancy, appetite, pain-sensation, mood, immunity and memory.
How does CBD work?
CBD interacts with the Endocannabinoid System. The endocannabinoid system is involved in a host of homeostatic and physiologic functions including those involving the nervous and immune system and tissues surrounding the circulatory system. Some experts believe in a theory known as clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CECD). This theory suggests that low endocannabinoid levels may contribute to the development of certain conditions and the addtion of CBD will eliminate the deficiency. Clinical trials involving CBD for veterianry use have conducted at respected research institutions. To learn more about these clinical trials go to https://www.wildliferx.com/scholarly-articles
What is ‘THC’?
THC is the abbreviation of tetrahydrocannabinol which produces a psychoactive response when taken. THC is one of at least 113 cannabinoids identified in Cannabis. THC is the principal constituent of cannabis and is thought to be involved in the plant's self-defense against insects, ultraviolet light and environmental stress.
Does CBD have THC?
CBD and THC are two separate cannabinoids and one cannot contain the other. Each Cannabis plant type, such as Hemp and Marijuana, contain varying degrees of cannabinoids.
What does the term ‘Extraction’ mean?
What is the definition of ‘Organic’?
In relation to farming a product can be called organic if it's certified to have grown on soil that had no prohibited substances applied for three years prior to harvest. Prohibited substances include most synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.
What is the definition of ‘GMO’?
A genetically modified organism (GMO) is any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.
Is all CBD organic, additive-free or preservative-free?
What does ‘Third Party’ testing mean?
Third party testing and certification is a quality control process where an idependent organization reviews a product to make sure it meets certain standards such a quality, accuracy and safety.
What is a ‘Certificate of Analysis’?
Often referred to as a ‘COA,’ it is an authenticated document that presents the analytical results of a specific test on a product specific batch or lot.
What does ‘Vegan’ mean?
Vegan refers to anything that does not contain a product that is directly or indirectly associated with the life of an animal.
What does ‘MCT’ oil mean?
What does ‘Full Spectrum’ mean?
A product derived from the Cannabis plant, that contain trace amounts of minor cannabinoids, cannabis oil, and very low or zero amounts of THC (less than 0.3%).
What does ‘Broad Spectrum’ mean?
A product derived from the Cannabis plant, that contains moderate amounts of cannabinoids, cannabis oil, and very low or zero amounts of THC (less than 0.3%).
What does the ‘Entourage Effect’ mean?
An ‘Entourage Effect’ is also known as a synergistic effect. Synergy occurs when the interaction of two or more substances produces a combined effect, greater than the sum of their separate effects.
What does ‘Isolate’ mean?
Isolate refers to the oil derived from the Cannabis plant that does not contain cannabinoids or terpene.
What does a ‘Schedule 1’ drug category refer to?
They are substances, or chemicals defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote. *Because the FDA has approved three Cannabis-derived prescription medications, the Federal Government is currently evaluating Cannabis as it does have accepted medical use.
What is the Federal Law regarding the use of Cannabis products?
Why can’t Veterinarians discuss the use of Cannabis, when consulting with the owner of a patient?
What is CBG?
First isolated in 1964, cannabigerol (CBGA) remained unobtainable because the technology was not developed to be able to effectively extract it. CBG its updated name is an immature cannabinoid that is thought to be present on all cannabinoids and transforms into other cannabinoids as the plants matures. It is known as the ‘stem cell’ of cannabinoids and works by interrelating with the ECS – endocannabinoid system. CB1 and CB2 receptors which control neuro-hormones which are can affect your mood, appetite, pain response and is affected by CBG. CBG increases energy and it is recommended to not dose it prior to sleep. It appears to have anti-inflammatory effects and recent studies have shown that people who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease are improved when using CBG as a treatment. Along with the other beneficial effects, it has increased cell growth in bones and within the laboratory setting, is may have antimicrobial effects as it has eliminated MRSA (staph infection) with greater effectiveness than potent antibiotics.