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Three Myths of Medical Cannabis for Dogs

But what IS the Right Ratio? A closer look at customization.

Finding the right ratio.

With the increased interest in cannabis products for health purposes, we know that you’re bombarded with tons of information. And the truth is, this information has been around for a long time; in fact, evidence suggests that people have been using marijuana since 2900 BC.

It’s just time that the medical community caught up with history.

But while you might find a lot of information out there about cannabis in general, deciding what is right for you and your pet is a little more complicated.

Customization

You’ve probably seen the word “custom” floating around our website…and it’s there for a reason. No, it’s not to make you feel like you’re getting the Lamborghini of cannabis products (although, you really are).

It’s because our products ARE customized for each pet and each situation. Each tincture is a specific blend of natural ingredients for your pet. They have to be in order to be effective.

Let’s take a closer look.

The Entourage Effect

Although the Entourage Effect sounds like a new show on HBO, it’s actually a term that we use in the cannabis community to explain the essential combination of THC and CBD that are used in each custom extract.

Yes, we said THC. But before you dismiss us for trying to get your dog high…stick around for a minute.

THC and CBD work best together and actually should be used – but only in the right ratio (see how we did that?). These two pieces of the wellness puzzle can only be found in cannabis – not hemp – and must be customized in order to benefit your pet.

Why this works.

Now, we’re not naïve. We know that there are other cannabis products out there for your pet. And if you’ve found one that works, that’s great! Our ultimate goal is to see more pets benefiting from the use of cannabis products.

But consider this.

If you went into your doctor’s office with a serious ailment – let’s say in this situation it’s cancer – would you expect your doctor to hand you a pill and send you on your way? No follow up appointment, no real information about what it is that you’re taking?

Probably not.

So, does it really make sense to give your dog a cannabis treat that you really know nothing about…without any sort of information or follow up to see if it’s working?

Because your pet’s right:ratio tincture is customized to fit their needs, it’s important to the process to know whether or not it’s actually working. Do formulas need to be adjusted? What differences have you seen?

We really want to know.

Our goal is not to alter your pet in any way, but to ensure his or her quality of life. If your pet is in pain, we want to help them find comfort. When your dog suddenly seems worried and high-strung, let us help you find a solution for their distress. If your dog has been diagnosed with cancer, let’s talk about it and see how we can help.

You see, finding the “right ratio” isn’t just about our customization process…it’s also about finding the “right ratio” of experience and attention to detail your pet deserves.

A Cannabis Glossary of Terms: Understanding your pet’s health

What are we talking about?

At right:ratio, we’re not only invested in your pet’s health, we are dedicated to helping you with every step of the process. That is why we have put together this “cannabis glossary of terms” that we use in the pet cannabis industry.

We believe that a big piece of your pet’s health is a full understanding of what is being used and why. From actively listening to your pet’s symptoms to determining the appropriate customized dosage of the right:ratio extract, we want to make this process as simple for you as possible.

As with any health industry, it can be confusing when you get caught up in the jargon. So, let us help!

Cannabis

Professionals use the term cannabis to refer to “marijuana” because marijuana is “slang.” At one time it was used pejoratively to further political ends in the 1920s and 1930s.

CBD

The initials CBD are short for cannabidiol, one of over 200 natural compounds in cannabis. CBD from cannabis has these recognized medical properties:

  • Anti-Tumoral
  • Anti-Convulsant
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Anxiety reducing agent
  • Analgesic – pain killer
  • Anti-spasmodic

Extract

This is the term used for products made from the cannabis plant, including oils like those used in right:ratio. The extract is harvested using fresh press, CO2, Butane and other methods.  Generally, extracts are very potent and should be mixed with other non-psychoactive ingredients for best results.

Hemp

A distinct variety of the Cannabis sativa plant, traditionally grown to maximize the fibers in the stalk of the plant or to maximize seed production. Industrial hemp is making a comeback in the US where, up until the 1930s, it used to be one of the largest crops cultivated in the country.

MCT (Medium-chain triglyceride)

MCT oil is medium chain triglyceride oil, which is fractionated coconut oil. It is 100% safe for canine consumption (and humans use it extensively as well). MCT oil is completely neutral, very stable and has a long shelf life, unlike pure coconut oil or olive oi. It can also be stored without refrigeration.

Tincture

This is a liquid that is made by combining one or more active ingredients with non-active components in a precise ratio and potency.

THC or tetrahydrocannabinol (also THCd-9)

This is the chemical responsible for most of cannabis’s psychological effects. It acts much like the cannabinoid chemicals made naturally by the body and has significant value for pain relief. THC is toxic for dogs and must be carefully administered in the right ratio and potency for maximum medicinal benefits.

And what “defines” right:ratio?

Right:ratio uses a custom-made blend of cannabis extracts, including THCd-9, in a medium-chain triglyceride oil (MCT) that can be safely consumed by humans or dogs.

 

Questions about our process? Ready to order your pet’s customized tincture? Contact right:ratio!