For Pet Owners
Understand the regulations and requirements around the use of cannabinoids as a treatment option in pets and the assessment process completed by your vet.
eCS Vet provides a comprehensive support structure for veterinarians to ensure they are equipped with the best tools and up-to-date information in order to appropriately prescribe cannabinoids for your pet.
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We have simplified the patient process into four easy steps for you, while we work behind the scenes to assist your vet to deliver a seamless treatment journey for your pet.
At your appointment, your vet will thoroughly assess your pet. If your vet considers cannabinoid therapy may be a clinically appropriate treatment, they will have an open discussion about your pets condition and symptoms, as well as treatment goals.
Your vet will write a prescription for your pet’s cannabinoid medicine once it is decided that cannabinoids are a clinically appropriate treatment. The medicine will either be supplied immediately from the vet practice, or the prescription will be sent to a specialised pharmacy. The pharmacy will call you (usually within 24 hours) to arrange delivery.
You may be asked to complete a ‘Pet Journal’ to keep a record of your pet’s symptoms, especially during the titration period. Sharing this journal with your vet allows more accurate monitoring of your pet’s treatment and progress. On-going visits to your vet allows them to optimize your pet’s long-term outcome, goals and overall health.
Have you checked and assessed this animal? Do you think its condition would benefit from being treated with cannabinoids? If so, you may choose to prescribe the pet a cannabinoid treatment that suits their needs.
After prescribing, you can choose to dispense the medicine directly to the owner. Medications can be ordered from a specialised pharmacy and safely and securely stored at your premises.
The owner can also be dispensed by the eCS Health Member Pharmacy with your prescription. This pharmacy will call the owner (usually within 24 hours) to arrange delivery.
Keep in touch with the owner and watch for changes in symptoms or side effects. Use ‘Pet Journal’ our to assist you. You may also wish to test blood liver levels if the pet has several medications.