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CBD? Don’t Ask Me.

Even though buying and using marijuana became legal in Ontario in October 2018, it is not legal for anyone other than a medical doctor or nurse practitioner to prescribe it. That means veterinarians are not able to prescribe or recommend the use of CBD in their patients. An believe me; this is a very hot topic right now. People are jumping on the CBD bandwagon, assuming it is the cure for practically everything. They are giving it to their pets already but want some dosage advice. When they ask me, I have to turn them away. It’s frustrating for all of us, but I understand why it has to be this way for now.

We don’t know enough about CBD use in animals yet. The liver processes CBD. So what effect will be experienced if your dog has liver disease? Or if it is already on a medication that is metabolized by the liver? Will it increase or decrease the effects of CBD? And what about the other drug? Will it be more or less effective? Interactions? We just don’t know. Research is being done, and soon we will have doses, instructions and probably even licensed veterinary products. We will have a deeper understanding of how it works and how it interacts with other drugs.

CBD is not a cure-all, miracle medicine, but it is going to be very useful in many diseases and behaviour processes. For now, we’re going to have to contain our excitement and wait until the experts have done extensive research and the red tape is rolled up and put away.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 905.689.8005.

Written by: Dr. Jennifer Merry, DVM

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Last updated: June 1, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

5. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

6. GROOMING SERVICES

If your pet requires grooming, please give us a call and we will put your name on a list. Our groomer Stephanie will contact you directly to schedule an appointment.

7. COUNTRY TAILS DOGGIE DAYCARE

As of Tuesday, May 19, 2020, Country Tails Doggie Daycare is open! Their temporary hours of operation are 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. You may get touch with one of our daycare team members at (905) 690-8005 or at countrytails@clappisonvet.com

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Clappison Animal Hospital