#27 CBD: Wide potential to help all

My guest is Zac Pilossoph, DVM, who’s wearing several hats these days but I asked him on to share his knowledge about cannabis and its application in pet health. His curiosity about this plant has lead him to take advantage of repeated educational opportunities so that he can help champion its use for your animals.

What are cannabinoids, the compounds we are hearing so much about that are present in this plant?

And why does every animal with a spine, us included, have a widely distributed “endocannabinoid” system that helps us maintain homeostasis, that balanced state where we both feel great and function as Nature intended?

Dr. Zac calls this the “Master Regulatory System,” and sees it as the perfect complement to the immune system we know to be so immune in surveillance.

Listen in to find out what frontiers of CBD use in animals are exciting Zac and learn how you can do your due diligence in this “Wild West” of cannabis supplements we find ourselves in.

Links for this episode

Antibiotics and CBD Blog

The CBD Debate Blog

Steroids vs CBD

Introducing Zac Pilossoph



The Cannabis Veterinarian Podcast

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  1. Andrea on May 4, 2021 at 11:47 am

    My 2 yr old dobe began having focal seizures at 21 months and had different kind of episodes that would last several hours starting at 6 months, then again at 16 months for many months. My homeopathic vet diagnosed vaccinosis, and especially rabies vaccinosis. He has almost all the symptoms. At one point he was so anorexic, seizures, and other symptoms we thought he might die. The vet had me start him on 15mg CBD twice a day and 15-30mg during a seizure. The seizure would stop immediately after using CBD! If we hadn’t witnessed it we wouldn’t have believed how fast it works. He was initially having multiple focal seizures a day when they first started and now 5 months later he has about 2 a month. He is also sensitive to energy and has Electrical Hypersensitivity EHS which has a huge effect on his body from WiFi, cell towers, cell phones. People or animals with EHS usually have higher levels of heavy metals. We were living temporarily in a high EMF area and 5G when the focal seizures started 3 months after we moved to this area. Previously we had lived in the country with no neighbours and turn WiFi off at night. We have since moved to a much better environment where we will build a no WiFi, low EMF house, with no neighbours. Using Pulsed Electromagnetic Field PEMF device on him also helps immensely.
    Using CBD myself at a low dose was fine, but higher dose of the same brand (different brand than the one I used for my dog) caused severe GI bloating from the stomach all the way down.

  2. Dayna on March 9, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you so much for this info!! I have used CBD oil with my own pets (dogs, cats, horse) for various things and have noticed positive differences! Also, as an animal communicator, I’ve had a few animals mention during sessions that they could benefit from CBD oil for various health issues. Great podcast once again!

  3. Leslie Stambler on March 6, 2021 at 9:20 am

    I have cats that I would like to consult with you on about CBD use. Is there a website where I can book an appointment?

    • Dr. Zac on March 7, 2021 at 11:11 pm

      Hi Leslie,

      The predominance of all of my free information, as well as the ability to schedule a personalized consult with my partner and I can be done through the website CBDDogHealth.com. Look forward to helping your kitties soon!

  4. Sally Foster on March 4, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    The sound on my computer is not functioning and I can’t afford to get it fixed…are any of these podcasts available with CC format or is there a text format available??

    • Will Falconer, DVM on March 4, 2021 at 9:56 pm

      We have transcripts for the readers. This one is still in the works, so stay tuned, Sally.

  5. Nancy on March 3, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Great up to date info on CBD! And what a great source of information from Dr. Zac. Thank you so much for bringing this subject up again Dr. Faulkner!

  6. Elaine Christine on March 2, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Loved this and thought it was brilliant. Thank you so much guys … such important information!!!

    • Dr. Zac on March 2, 2021 at 11:26 pm

      Hi Elaine,

      Thanks so much for the love and I am so glad you enjoyed it! Please share with any friends and family you may also find it enlightening. Also, both I and Dr. Falconer as you know provide tons of easy accessible information on our respective websites, so please continue to have fun remaining an educated pet parent and I am happy to help more wherever needed.

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