National Pet Wellness Month

National Pet Wellness Month FBOctober is National Pet Wellness Month. It’s the perfect time to make sure you’re giving your pet the preventative care they need. This is the easiest way to help your pet live a longer and healthier life! National Pet Wellness Month is a national campaign sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association, and something we are happy to promote!

We put together a list of tips to help you prioritize your pet’s wellness:

Annual exams

Pets should visit the veterinarian at least once a year. Annual exams are a great opportunity to check on the overall health, and check on vaccination status.

Spay/neuter

Not only do the procedures prevent individual medical problems such as mammary and testicular tumors and uterine infections, spaying or neutering also helps curb pet overpopulation. Spay and neuter surgeries can be safely performed as early as 8-12 weeks of age.

Weight management

Veterinarians classified 53 percent of adult dogs and 55 percent of cats were classified as overweight or obese. Prevention is much easier to accomplish than treatment. Make sure your pet is eating the right food and getting enough exercise.

Balanced diet

Commercial pet food makes it easy to provide a nutritionally balanced and complete diet. Pet foods contain all of the nutrients pets need in the appropriate quantities. If you’re feeding your pet homemade food, ask your veterinarian for a supplement recommendation.

Dental care

Have your pet’s teeth and oral health checked annually. If left unchecked, dental disease can lead to kidney problems or nutritional issues if the pet cannot adequately chew and digest food. Brushing your dog’s teeth at home is a great way to keep this in check.

Senior pets

As animals age, their dietary requirements and their ability to digest certain foods changes. As pets age, they lose some ability to concentrate urine, so they need to produce more, and need more water intake. Talk to your veterinarian about feeding your pet better quality proteins and avoiding red meats like beef and beef by-products. Doing this will decrease the workload on the kidneys and help prevent diseases and health issues from developing.

Pet comfort

To make senior pets more comfortable, consider purchasing our pet hemp products. CannaCrush and CannaCrush Immune Supporter are excellent for aging pets who need a little extra pep in their step. For younger pets who need help with situational anxiety, pain or other elements we have a range of hemp products to choose from. If you need help choosing the right hemp product for your pet, we are here to help! Just ask.

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

Halloween Pet Safety TipsWhile Halloween is full of spooky fun for us, it can be just plain spooky for our pets. Here are some Halloween pet safety tips to keep your furry friend safe and less anxious.

  • Do not feel your pets Halloween candy. Chocolate and xylitol are especially dangerous for pets.
  • If you use candles to light your jack-o-lanterns, keep them safely away from pets.
  • Keep glow sticks and other glow jewelry away from pets.
  • Make sure your pet is wearing a collar with up-to-date tags. Pets can easily escape through an open door while you’re distracted with trick-or-treaters.
  • If you plan on putting a costume on your pet, make sure it’s comfortable and fits properly so breathing isn’t constricted. Take the time to let your pets get used to the costumes before Halloween. Never leave your pet unsupervised while in costume. Make sure your pet still wears collar and tags while in the costume.
  • Keep your pet inside, even outside dogs. The outdoors can be especially dangerous on Halloween if your pet manages to escape your yard.
  • If your pet is wary of strangers or gets anxious when someone is at your door put them in another room during trick-or-treating hours.
  • If your pet is prone to anxiety, consider dosing them with one of our Healthy Hemp Pet Company products to reduce anxiety. Dose them prior to the onset of trick-or-treaters, and plan for a 30-minute absorption rate. If you’re new to our hemp products for pets, you can order a trial size of our popular CannaNatural.  Another great option for situational anxiety is our CannaDrops, which comes in two flavors: Coconut CannaDrops and Salmon CannaDrops.

Five Tips for a Happy Cat Month!

Healthy Hemp Pet Company Happy Cat Month

September is Happy Cat Month!

Created to spread the word about the health, happiness, welfare and value of companion cats. Cats are often viewed as self-reliant and less in need of medical care than other pets. This is simply not true! Cats deserve proper care, good nutrition, routine veterinary care and the ability to live a happy and enriched life.

Here are five ways you can improve your cat’s happiness:

Cat Health

Find out how frequently your vet clinic recommends coming in for wellness visits. This will depend on the age and condition of your feline friend, so be sure to ask. Make sure your feline is being seen regularly by your veterinarian. If your cat is taking medication(s), make sure they haven’t expired and aren’t missing doses. If you’re looking for holistic ways to treat your cat for a variety of conditions, check out our ground option for pets: CannaCrush. We also have Salmon CannaDrops and Salmon CannaSpray, both applications are great for felines!

Cat Identification

Verify that you have a correct address and phone number on your cat’s collar and tag. Consider Microchipping your cat as well. If your feline friend escapes or gets lost, having this type of permanent ID will make a reunion between you and your pet much more likely.

Cat Nutrition

Are you buying high quality cat food? Cats are carnivores and don’t always thrive on a grain only diet. Cats are the healthiest and happiest when they get protein-rich food. If your cat normally eats dry food, add some canned food as an extra treat! The canned cat food is higher in protein and comes with the benefit of extra hydration that cats need.

Cat Entertainment

Make sure your cat has spaces to explore, climb, and hide. You can even entertain your cat with television! Cats can also be walked on a leash with a harness. This helps so they can periodically and safely experience the world outside their window. If unable to walk your cat outdoors, consider setting up a perch near a window so they can see outside.

Cat Hunting

Yes, you read that correctly. It’s likely your pet eats out of a dish or bowel, which doesn’t encourage a cat’s natural hunting instinct. Consider finding a food toy that lets you hide dry cat food inside, so they can hunt for food.

 

 

Healthy Hemp Pet Testimonial: Equine CannaDrops

Our Equine CannaDrops launched mid-June and we’re already hearing about so many positive experiences from horse owners. Here’s our newest one. Meet Lucy, a 29-year-old American Paint Horse who uses Equine CannaDrops religiously to help with pain. Thank to her owner, Jodi, for sharing!

Healthy Hemp Pet Testimonial Equine CannaDrops Lucy 2

“Lucy has been dealing with horrible arthritis for years and had a very challenging winter last year.  She would lie down, and many times was unable to get up, struggling until someone found her.  And every time she was ‘man-handled’ in getting her up, more and more of her spirit would disappear.

She’s been on Previcox for years to give any comfort and with no promising outlook from my vet of 20+ years, I found a holistic vet, Dr. Kim Henneman in Park City.  She, with her expertise and instinct has saved Lucy!  I have been a huge advocate for CBD for myself and my dogs and was thrilled to hear there was a product for horses.

It took a few weeks, starting in June to see a change as I lowered her dosage of Previcox and added the Equine CannaDrops along with the chiropractic work and acupuncture Kim gave her. She now looks and acts like a horse half her age…. a true miracle I have to say!

Thank you so much for offering such a great product!  I will be a strong voice in supporting people to use Healthy Hemp Pet Company products!” – Jodi R.

National Holistic Pet Day

National Holistic Pet Day
Today is National Holistic Pet Day! If you’re looking for some quick ideas to improve your pets wellness start here: healthy whole foods, daily exercise, nutritional supplements, and lastly a really great vet who believes in holistic health!

Opting for holistic options over harsh pharmaceutics has improved the life of our own pets immensely. We want to share that with you!

Use coupon code: Holistic Health to save 20% on your Healthy Hemp Pet online order.⁣ ⁣This code is good for the next two weeks. Visit our Healthy Hemp Pet shop page and stock up on some holistic options for your beloved pet.