Frequently Asked Questions
Are VetCS formulations safe to give my pet or horse?
Yes, we've done extensive testing on horses, dogs, and cats and have found no ill effects. At higher doses (5 times what is recommended on our product information), dogs and cats can have gastrointestinal disturbance directly from the amount of oil given. CBD, terpenes, and hemp extract is considered very safe and will not cause any "high" in your pet. A very wide dosing range is acceptable with CBD products. Horses do very well with the VetCS CBD paste and have shown no side effects in our clinical trials.
Why are VetCS products the best choice for my pet?
Along with our expertise in veterinary medicine, we have a scientific approach to cannabinoid use and dosing. Our products are made from human-grade hemp extract and are tested at every stage for quality control and to guarantee no THC is present. Our hemp extracts contain terpenes, amino acids, fatty acids, lipids, and flavonoids in addition to CBD. This all encompassing formulation lends itself to inducing an important part of cannabis medicine- the Entourage Effect. Read more info here from CNN.
What is the easiest way to give dog and cat VetCS products?
Most dogs and cats are reserved when smelling hemp extract products the first time. Because of our full terpene profile, there is an aromatic character to our products. CBD is easily absorbed through the oral cavity. After the initial response, dogs tend to like the taste and will lick the oil directly off their bowl or a clean surface. We do not recommend letting them lick the dropper as it can contaminate the rest of the oil once re-introduced into the bottle. However, if your dog or cat is easier to give CBD in their food, it will still be highly effective on a treat or in food.
What is the easiest way to give horse VetCS products?
Our horse CBD hemp extract paste is the first horse-friendly product on the market! In our initial trials we found it difficult to get the oil to stay in the horse's mouth long enough for absorption to take place! The paste is most effective when given before meals (no food in the mouth) and is a small volume which is meant to stay in the oral cavity to be absorbed. Giving the paste to horses is just like any other paste medication- except that horses really enjoy the taste! Note- our syringes are designed to start at the 200 mark on the dial (you will not receive partial tubes)!
Is the horse paste safe to give during shows?
While CBD and hemp extract are nutraceuticals and completely natural, we would avoid using CBD products while participating at recognized shows (USEF, FEI, etc.). Drug testing is performed and the panels are constantly changing; thus, we cannot guarantee that our products are show safe.
What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?
Even though they are both part of the cannabis family, industrial hemp and marijuana are most definitely not the same. Their chemical makeup, appearance, and cultivation environment are very different! Hemp contains LOW THC (<0.3%). Thus, your pet will not get high from VetCS CBD products. VetCS formulations are sourced from the highest quality industrial hemp and we have full transparency with documentation including Certificates of Analyses are also easily accessed on each product page! Further transparency documents are also available on request.
Are VetCS products recommended by veterinarians?
Yes, we have numerous veterinarians that have helped us carry out clinical trials and have even used our products on their own pets with great results! If your veterinarian has questions or concerns, our veterinary team is happy to discuss CBD and related topics with them. Please contact us here.
Do I have to discontinue other medications that my pet receives?
No, please do not change any ongoing medications. Our products have been tested extensively in animals receiving multiple prescription medications and nutraceuticals/supplements without any ill effect. Always discuss any medication changes with your veterinarian.
What if I miss a dose?
We recommend giving oil products twice daily in dogs and cats, and once daily in horses. If you miss one dose, give the next dose at the regular scheduled time. There is no need to go back to a loading dose unless you've missed more than 72 hours of doses.
When should I notice an improvement in my pet (dog/cat/horse)?
We have seen improvements as soon as 24 hours and up to 1 week after giving your pet a VetCS product. Please follow dosing guidelines for the specific strength you have (see label or product page) by using a "loading" dose the first week, then decrease to the maintenance dose therafter. If your pet does better on the week 1dose, it is completely safe to stay at that dose long term. If you have questions for our veterinary team, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm a veterinarian, do you have more information for me?
Yes, we encourage veterinarians to contact us and we would be happy to share our clinical experience and recommendations with you. We also have an opportunity for you to help your patients directly by becoming a VetCS partner. Please email us at email@example.com.
My dog/cat/horse is pregnant. Can I use VetCS products?
We do not recommend using CBD products in pregnant or lactating animals, namely because it has not been studied for safety. We also do not recommend giving CBD products to animals less than 6 months of age.
What is the return policy?
Please refer to our refund policy page.
What is your shipping policy?
VetCS offers free shipping over $50! Shipping is First Class USPS. If you would like expedited shipping, please refer to our checkout page for details on shipping prices to your specific location. We unfortunately cannot ship to the following states due to restrictions on CBD: AZ, KS, ND, SD. The cannabis industry is rapidly evolving and our goal is to fully comply and remain legal.