Top Reasons Vets Won’t Advise Patients on Cannabis
Kogan, L., Schoenfeld-Tacher, R., Hellyer, P., & Rishniw, M. (2019).
US Veterinarians Knowledge, Experience, and Perception Regarding the Use of Cannabidiol for Canine Medical Conditions. Frontiers in Veterinary Science.
to Advise Patients
90% of pet parents consider their pets an equal member of the family…
But Pet Parents Need Credible Advice
Kogan, L., Schoenfeld-Tacher, R., Hellyer, P., & Schoenfeld-Tacher, (2018).
Dog Owners’ Use and Perceptions of Cannabis Products. JAHVMA.
If 96% of veterinarians have encountered the question…
but 55% don’t feel comfortable discussing it with patients…
and 80% of pet parents have already purchased products…
WHERE DO PET PARENTS GO FOR ADVICE?
What Issues Do Product Producers Face?
Limited marketability within the
No uniform standards
for product safety
Struggle to discuss cannabis with pet parents due to lack of education and fear of legal implications
Don’t know whom they can trust, what is safe, and lack the support they and their pet deserve
Have no clarity or guidance on product safety standards and lack support from the veterinary community
Awareness, education, and guidance of legalities surrounding products derived from cannabis
A single credible source to find reliable information so pet parents can focus on keeping their pet healthy
Access to veterinary expertise, advocacy efforts, and help in establishing product standards