Does Your Pet Have Allergies?

Does Your Pet Have Allergies blog post

Does your pet have allergies? This is a topic we get asked about a lot. Yes, just like people, pets can suffer from allergies. There are three main types of allergies that can affect cats and dogs: food allergies, allergies to flea bites, and environmental allergies.

If your pet seems especially itchy, you may wonder whether (s)he’s suffering from allergies. There are additional signs to watch for, but scratching is the most common. The other signs of allergies in pets include:

  • Compulsive paw licking is a common sign of allergies in dogs.
  • Scratching and biting themselves to relieve itching can indicate allergies in pets.
  • Rear scooting or licking the anal region is a symptom of histamine reaction in dogs.
  • Skin infections are a serious sign and side effect of allergies, related to chronic scratching.
  • Hair loss and increased shedding is a common sign of allergies in both cats and dogs.
  • Pet dandruff is a common sign, since allergies severely dry the skin out in pets.
  • Respiratory issues in cats are a sign of allergies. Cats are far more sensitive than dogs to environmental pollutants and poor air quality.
  • Ear infections, particularly in dog breeds who have floppy ears such as hounds and cocker spaniels. The common sign is excessive head shaking and red, waxy ears.

Environmental allergies can be provoked by outdoor allergens such as grass or pollen or indoor ones like mold, dust mites or fabrics. Environmental allergies can be genetically inherited, and some dog breeds are more prone to allergies such as germen shepherds, cocker spaniels, bichon fries, golden retrievers, and labradors.

Limiting (and if possible preventing) exposure to pet allergens is key to managing allergies. Prescribed antihistamines and/or corticosteroids often help control symptoms, while specialty shampoos or other topical therapies minimize your pet’s itchiness and may reduce excessive scratching.

An at home allergy treatment that’s getting more attention recently is PCR hemp oil for treatment of allergies in pets. PCR hemp oil may reduce allergic reactions throughout the entire body, calms anxiety and reduces your pet’s need to chew and lick. As an anti-inflammatory, PCR hemp oil may also relieve systemic inflammation that causes hives, blisters, and whole-body itching in pets. Our CannaBalm is an all-natural salve that may soothe skin from rashes and ease allergy related discomfort. We’ve had customers report great success treating pet allergies with our CannaNatural and CannaDrops, which are a biscuit and liquid formulation. All our Healthy Hemp Pet Company products contain PCR hemp oil and other natural ingredients.

While allergies cannot be cured, there are many ways to help manage them to keep your pet more comfortable. If symptoms persist, consider a trip to your veterinarian for testing and a more serious treatment plan.

How to Spot and Treat Dental Pain in Pets

How to Spot and Treat Dental Pain in PetsAs a pet owner, the safety and wellbeing of your pet is a huge priority. Sadly, our pets can’t tell us when they’re suffering from a toothache or any other type of oral issue. Untreated oral pain in pets can result in more severe health problems such as infections, loss of teeth, and other issues.

Here are some common signs of dental pain in pets to watch for:

Bad Breath

The odor is a byproduct of the bacterial metabolic process. In pets with periodontal disease, there is more bacteria in the mouth, and so the odor increases. Doggy breath isn’t normal and needs to be evaluated and/or treated.

Different Behavior

Chewing on one side of the mouth, dropping food, running away from the food dish, crying when yawning, hiding, not grooming themselves and acting a little grumpy are all signs of dental pain in pets. You know your pet better than anyone, so look for abnormal behaviors and make a note of them to discuss with your veterinarian.

Bleeding

Bleeding from the mouth is typically due to periodontal disease, but it could also be evidence of fractured teeth, lacerations or even ulcers on the tongue or gum tissue or the presence of an oral mass. Look for thick, ropey saliva, spots of blood found on toys or pet bedding, and also drops of blood in the water or food dish. If the periodontal disease is severe enough, you may notice bleeding from the nose or bloody discharge when your pet sneezes. Call your vet clinic with concerns.

If you’re looking for help with oral care at home, our Healthy Hemp Pet Company CannaSpray can help. This spray application is best for pets with oral care concerns and to helps support gum tissue health in pets. Read this Healthy Hemp Pet customer testimonial who found success in treating her dog’s Periodontal Disease with CannaSpray.

You can order Coconut CannaSpray or Salmon CannaSpray on our website or check a retailer near you.

Why use Hemp Products for Pets?

Why use Hemp Products for Pets

If you have a pet with any type of medical condition, it’s likely you’ve heard about hemp products for pets. While hemp products are most well-known for pain management and controlling and/or limiting seizures, hemp can also help your pet with a myriad of other ailments… many of which are every day issues such as anxiety and inflammation.

PCR hemp oil, which is what we use in our hemp products for pets, is non-psychoactive. Simply put, this means you can safely give your pets hemp without worrying about getting them high. It’s a safe and legal way to treat your pet more holistically than using harsh pharmaceutics.

Some of the most commonly known uses for hemp products are listed below, though we’ve heard from pet owners who use our pet hemp products for nearly every condition. You can see some of our favorite customer testimonials here.

  • Pain management
  • Anticonvulsant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Used to reduce and/or eliminate stress and situational anxiety
  • As a holistic antiemetic to help with nausea and vomiting
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Allergies and other skin conditions

If you’re new to using hemp for your pet, it can be confusing figuring out what type of hemp product to start with. There are just so many on the market to choose from! This is why we created the CannaKit, which is a starter kit that contains some of our most loved products: CannaNatural, CannaDrops, and CannaBalm. This gives pet owners the opportunity to try biscuits, balm and oil to see which type works best for your pet.

You can save 20% on our CannaKit this month when ordered from our website. Order Healthy Hemp Pet Company’s CannaKit here and use coupon code: TryCannaKit.

New Product: Healthy Hemp Pet Company CannaKit

Meet Healthy Hemp Pet Company CannaKitMeet the newest product in the Healthy Hemp Pet Company family: The CannaKit! Our CannaKit is a starter hemp kit that contains sample sizes of three of the most popular hemp products: CannaNatural, CannaDrops, and CannaBalm. The CannaKit is perfect for first-time buyers and makes a great gift for any pet lover. What we love about these trial sizes is that it helps pet owners determine which product works best for a pet’s needs, while not committing to buying the full-size product. We highly recommend Healthy Hemp Pet Company’s CannaKit as your first purchase.

To date, reported benefits are:

  • PCR-hemp oil may help with anxiety in pets.
  • PCR-hemp oil may reduce aches and pain in pets.
  • PCR-hemp oil may help with occasional stiffness in pets.
  • PCR-hemp oil may help with movement ease for pets.
  • Green-lipped mussels has been shown beneficial in treating degenerative joint disease in animals.
  • Green-lipped mussels may help to support healthy joint function, reduce joint tenderness, stiffness and improve pain in animals.

Each CannaKit contains: a 1-oz bag of CannaNatural (ten biscuits), a .25 oz tin of CannaBalm, and two 5ML bottles of CannaDrops (one salmon and one coconut). The amount of PCR-hemp oil per product can be found on the website or packaging.

For additional info, read our official press release here. You can purchase our CannaKit directly from our website our find a Healthy Hemp Pet Company retail partner near you who carries our pet hemp products.

Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms for Pets

Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms for Pets Medicinal mushrooms certainly aren’t new to holistic health, but they seem to have taken the health and wellness industry by storm. Mushrooms have been used for their medicinal properties for centuries… but are just starting to gain attention in westernized medicine.

While there is an abundance of mushrooms with many different medicinal properties, one of the more well-known mushrooms is Trametes versicolor, also referred to as Coriolus versicolor. This particular mushroom is most commonly called turkey tail due to its shape and colors. Turkey tail mushrooms have been used for centuries around the world to treat a variety of health conditions, such as the ability to enhance the immune system. Impressive right? We think so! Especially when you think about the health benefits of medicinal mushroom for your beloved pets.

Here are just a few of the turkey tail mushroom benefits your pet may experience when using our Immune supporter products:

  • Turkey tail mushrooms contain a variety of antioxidants (phenol and flavonoid) which promote immunity by reducing inflammation and stimulating the release of protective compounds.
  • Turkey tail mushrooms contain powerful immune-supporting polysaccharopeptides PSK and PSP, which may strengthen the health in the immune system.
  • Turkey tail mushrooms contain PSK (a polysaccharopeptides) and CVG (a polysaccaride), both components that may suppress the growth of certain types of cancer.
  • Turkey tail mushrooms may bacterial balance in the gut by enhancing growth of beneficial bacteria while suppressing harmful species.

We make two products that contain turkey tail mushroom: CannaCrush Immune Supporter and CannaDrops Immune Supporter, both can be purchased online or from select pet retailers.

For more in-depth information, please read this research paper on improving survival in naturally occurring Hemangiosarcoma, as well as the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine study. For additional and non-pet turkey tail mushroom research studies we have kept a close eye on Bastyr University research.

Healthy Hemp Pet Wins Pet Age Reader’s Choice Award

Healthy Hemp Pet wins Pet Age Reader's Choice Award
We have exciting news to share! Our new hemp product, CannaCrush Immune Supporter, was named a winner in the Readers’ Choice 2018 Awards by Pet Age Magazine.

Having our hemp products for pets featured in the media is always a great feeling for us, but when Pet Age honors us with a win? Well, that’s legendary! Pet Age has been an industry leader for over 45 years, so it’s quite an honor.

This is an especially momentous win for Dave, our founder and CEO who said, “We are honored to be included in the 2018 Pet Age Readers’ Choice Awards. Receiving this accolade has been a rewarding experience for my entire team. Additionally, I hope the recognition will help spread the word about this breakthrough product in holistic pet-care. I want animal owners to know there are holistic ways to help treat their pets who may be experiencing a myriad of health issues, without the use of harsh pharmaceutics.”

If you’re not familiar with CannaCrush Immune Supporter, it combines three premium ingredients for health: Organic PCR hemp oil, USDA Certified Organic turkey tail mushroom, and New Zealand green-lipped mussels. These ingredients, when combined, may help pets with a variety of immunity issues including cancer and other health conditions such as movement and joint concerns.

To date, reported benefits are:

  • Turkey tail mushroom has been shown to modulate the immune system, important for fighting diseases such as cancer, infections, and other illnesses.
  • A stronger immune system can help combat deadly cancer cells, making turkey tail mushroom a potent cancer-fighting ingredient.
  • PCR-hemp oil may help with occasional stiffness.
  • PCR-hemp oil may help with movement ease.
  • Green-lipped mussels has been shown beneficial in treating degenerative joint disease in animals.
  • Green-lipped mussels may help to support healthy joint function, reduce joint tenderness, stiffness and improve pain.

The 2018 Pet Age Readers’ Choice Awards are published exclusively in the December 2018 issue of Pet Age. You can visit a Healthy Hemp Pet Retailer near you or order CannaCrush, Immune Supporter online. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.