"What do you think about this?" An all-too-common question we hear in the veterinary space. Pet-parents depend on us for the most accurate information to best help them care for their beloved family member. Our jobs top priority, do no harm. This means, harm-reduction education.
Feel free to direct clients to Hippie Hounds if you aren't firmiliar with cannabis and don't feel comfortable discussing products. If you're starting to get your feet wet in the conversation, read on to see what you should be looking for.
Follow these 3 easy steps for product selection!
Step 1.) Product Testing. You should ALWAYS ask companies for a copy of their Certificate of Analysis (CoA). A CoA provides cannabinoid and terpene profile. A detailed CoA will also provide testing to ensure freedom from heavy metals, pesticides, and solvents. Buyer beware if a company will not provide a CoA.
Step 2.) Cannabinoids and Terpenes. Does the medicine match the diagnosis. Certain cannabinoids and terpenes alleviate certain symptoms. You want to be sure the cannabinoids present in the product are optimal for the ailment your patient presents with.
Step 3.) Brand Reputability. This is a flooded market. Be sure that when you select a product that the creators have canines as their top priority.
If you ever run into a confusing situation, reach out to our Certified Veterinary Cannabis Counselor. (479) 235-0403