About CBD and Medical Cannabis For Pets
Q: I am interested in getting right:ratio for my dog. What do I do?
A: Begin by completing our information form by clicking here. Within 24 hours, you will receive a detailed email with instructions on how to obtain right:ratio for your dog.
Q: Most other pet products don’t contain THC and only use CBD? Why does right:ratio contain THC?
A: We firmly believe that without miniscule amounts of THC, the medical effectiveness of CBD and other cannabinoids is greatly reduced and dogs do not get the full potential of cannabis’s wellness power. THC and CBD have been described as “the power couple” of cannabis therapeutics” for humans.
Researchers have described the importance of this interaction as the “entourage effect,” which means that CBD and THC interact in complimentary ways. For example, it has been scientifically established that “CBD and THC interact synergistically to potentiate each other’s curative qualities. CBD enhances THC’s painkilling and anticancer properties, while lessening THC’s psychoactivity.“
Q: Won’t my dog get high if there is THC in the formula?
A: No. Our products are not designed to make your dog experience the psychoactive effect of THC, or make them feel “high.” Because each product is custom made based upon information provided about your dog using our proprietary software, we can tailor right:ratio to deliver the precise amount of THC and CBD, among other cannabinoids, to achieve the maximum medical benefits. In fact, some of the right:ratio blends we make contain ratios of CBD to THC as high as 26:1 and have less than .43 mg/ml THC.
Q: What are the key cannabis extracts contained in right:ratio?
A: Each formula is custom made to precisely combine select cannabis extracts that include CBD, CBDa, CBN, CBG, THCa and THC and cannabis terpenes, along with natural, select additives we choose for your dog’s specific condition.
Q: What exactly is CBD?
A: CBD is cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant with significant medical potential. It is one of over 400 chemical entities that exist in cannabis, and one of over 60 cannabiniod compounds. For example, there is CBD or cannabidiol, along with CBN or cannabinol, and CBG or cannabigerol.
Each of these cannabinoids has health benefits and each interacts differently with Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Q: How do you make the formula so precise for my dog?
A: We have developed proprietary software that allows us to use the scientific data we obtain from both our cultivators and third-party laboratory tests of our products before they are made into right:ratio. Each batch of input product (flowers and extracts) is tested by a third-party which produces a Certificate of Analysis (COA), the industry standard term for a written report on the chemical composition of the material tested.
We use the COAs from our suppliers and re-test each of our oils again with third-party laboratories to ensure accurate data about each cannabis component in right:ratio. For example, we have a high CBD oil that we know contains 58.92 mg/ml of cannabidiol (CBD) and which costs over $50 per ml because of it potency and input materials. Using our software, we can compute the amount of that oil we need to 1/100 of a ml (less than 1/50 th of a drop) to add the precise amount needed for the dog concerned.
Q: Why do you custom make each formula?
A: Like humans, no two dogs are exactly the same and their responsiveness to CBD and THC, among other chemicals, is not identical. We factor as much data as we can about your dog to determine not only the ratio of CBD to THC, but the potency of those components, as well as all of our other proprietary ingredients.
For example, proper formulation is equally dependent in some cases on the particular dog’s age and breed, not body weight. Similarly, some breeds have demonstrated higher ability to tolerate THC while others are more sensitive to that component. By using our database and proprietary software, we take these factors into careful consideration when making your right:ratio, along with the most critical factor: the condition sought to be treated and the current medical regimen the dog is undergoing.
Q: What if your specific formulation does not help my dog?
A: We refund your money, no questions asked, within 72 hours.
Q: Why are your extracts not from hemp? Most other dog products for wellness use CBD derived from hemp, not cannabis.
A: This has been a core principle of our product development because we believe the science supporting the entourage effect as noted above. Equally important, because most of hemp for legal reasons is still cultivated outside of the US and extracted there, the concern of toxins from the soil such as heavy metals, is very high. And since no cannabis laboratories currently test for those toxins in the US, consumers using CBD from hemp or industrial hemp, could be passing very high amounts of toxic metals to their dogs using these products.
Q: How many times is right:ratio tested?
CA law requires routine testing by third-party laboratories of all cannabis products and we meet or exceed those requirements for each product. We only work with select supplies that test their input product when it is cultivated and harvested. At that time, the input material is tested to the capacity of third-party laboratories’ ability for potency, microbiological agents, and pesticides.
After processing the extracts, we again test the product for potency and residual chemicals from extraction and will often re-do the micro-biologic and pesticide testing if we’re working with a new input product (e.g., new crop).
Q: Do you formulate products for cats or other pets?
A: Presently we limit production of our products to dogs because we believe the differences between the species can be significant. On occasion, we have helped cat owners whose pets are in dire need after lengthy discussion and input from the owner.
INFORMATION FOR CANINE PROFESSIONALS
Q: Do you offer discounts for rescue agencies, shelters or trainers?
A: Yes. We work with local rescue agencies handling dogs, often in crisis, and will provide them with right:ratio at discounts to assist them with their dogs’ medical conditions. Shelters and professional trainers should contact us for more information.
Q: Do you work with veterinarians interested in cannabis for their clients’ dogs?
A: Yes. We will discuss the benefits of our products with any veterinarian interested in learning more about the medical benefits of cannabis for dogs.