Questions? We’ve got answers!

You are a knowledgeable CBD practitioner, and already know how difficult it is to find a product for your patients that is both reliable and affordable

Let us tell you why Plena Curae is the best choice for your practice: customer service, veterinary and hemp expertise, price, palatability and ease of dosing.

Your client shows up with a CBD product they give to their pets (bought in a coffeeshop/online/while on vacation) and you are concerned about what’s actually in it, and how it might interact with the pet’s other medications

Hemp CBD products are experiencing explosive growth in popularity, which means that thousands of entrepreneurs are trying to “make a buck”.  A recent survey of products found by searching for “CBD” on Amazon showed that less than 30% of commercial products had the labelled amount of CBD when subjected to 3rd party lab analysis, many had ZERO cannabidiol (i.e. were bottled hemp cooking oil), and some had contaminants like paint thinner in them. 

Plena Curae is formulated and manufactured by veterinary medical professionals, always has 3rd party lab analysis, is GMP manufactured and 100% THC-free.  We provide a list of potential drug interactions  that you should know about and will help you understand the bi-phasic pharmacokinetics of phytocannabinoids so that you can guide your client to dosing their pet effectively. 

You would like to be able to recommend CBD for some patients, but the only reliable veterinary products you know about, HempRx and ElleVet, are prohibitively expensive

Plena Curae makes top quality, high potency oils that have easy and accurate dosing at 1 or 2 mg per drop.  Our prices reflect the current hemp market, which has changed dramatically since the Farm Bill of 2018 restored industrial hemp (containing less than 0.03% THC) as an agricultural commodity, taking it off the DEA scheduled drug list. 

Dosing large and giant breed dogs with Plena Curae has never been easier (link to dosing chart below) or more affordable!  For example, an 88 lb (40 kg) dog with geriatric mobility issues would take 10-20 mg BID trans-mucosally, depending upon the severity of their symptoms.  One bottle of Plena Curae ESF 1800, selling for $129 would last the family 1 1/2-3  months.   

What about smaller dogs and cats?  Our ESF 900, at 1 mg/ml, would last a 55 lb dog with painful arthritis for around two months dosed at 0.25 mg/kg or one month dosed at 0/5 mg/kg, and costs the family $89. 

Mild anxiety and behavior problems respond well to micro-dosing at 0.1 mg/kg.  From the owner of a 48 lb Huskie with post-traumatic separation anxiety:

“The CBD oil is doing amazing. She gets 2 drops 2xs a day most days.  After the 1st 10 days her feet were no longer pink from her constant licking. She has not had any anxiety at day care as before.  At home she does sleep a lot but wakes up easily and is playing, going for walks, eating, talking a lot, and minding well.”

You would like to be able to recommend CBD for some patients, but your state board does not allow veterinarians to counsel their clients on cannabinoids, much less dispense them.

If you don’t like your state’s regulations on use of cannabinoids in animals, just wait ten minutes!!  As the hemp industry develops, regulations are rapidly changing.  For now, you can get your patients the help they need by making an account, and submitting an Rx to  We can fulfill your clients directly, without your stocking product on your shelves.   Dr. Gellman will be happy to consult on dosing and indications for your patients.

What about equine practitioners?

Research conducted by Dr. Rob Silver and other holistic veterinarians has shown that horses can be effectively dosed trans-mucosally with as little as 20-30 mg SID, treating both behavioral and pain and mobility issues.  For an equine patient, Plena Curae Endocannabinoid Support Formula 1800 would last 1-2 months, depending upon frequency of dosing

Everyone says to use a full spectrum product, but yours is made from CBD isolate? What's the difference? Does it still work?

As holistic practitioners, we often take advantage of the “entourage effect” to get the best results, relying upon the complex interactions of multiple compounds in botanical extracts.  Some research suggests that at very high doses, a full spectrum cannabinoid may be more effective than an isolate product.  However, the doses in question are 20 mg/kg or more, which is much higher than even our ultra canine dosage.

We love the entourage effect, but at higher potencies, a full spectrum CBD oil can be very strong tasting. Since cannabinoids must be given in the mouth, not hidden in food, this can create problems, especially for cats.   Our CBD isolate in coconut oil is more palatable and will help ensure compliance.  Does it work?  Just look at client testimonials!  See Zeb, who began refusing his full spectrum CBD oil when he was ill.

What is Curcumin & Boswellia used for?

A primary indication for Curcumin & Boswellia is to treat joint inflammation, whether geriatric or auto-immune.  But curcumin’s global anti-inflammatory qualities make it one of the most researched botanical medicines on PubMed, with extensive studies on its anti-neoplastic properties, hepato-protective properties, cognitive function protection— the list goes on and on.  We use it primarily for treating osteoarthritis in geriatric pets, but are eager to hear from colleagues about treating canine cognitive dysfunction and cancer.  Read about curcumin research here.

Why can't clients just add turmeric to their pet’s food?

Curcumin, boswellia and cannabinoids are all lipophilic molecules, which means that they are not easily absorbed in our hydrophilic digestive tracts.  To make matters worse, when they are absorbed, liver CYP450 detoxification breaks down most of the dose before the body can use it.  Many drug formulators are working hard to make micronized versions of these valuable botanical compounds.  NovoSOL® curcumin and boswellia extract performed better than a dozen other popular curcumin formulas when tested for bioavailability in a recent study.