Pet Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

Pet Safety Tips for the Holiday Season 12202018The holidays are a magical time to spend time with friends and family, but they can be an incredibly stressful time for your pets. Pets who suffer from anxiety or reactive pets are more likely to suffer from stress during the holidays. To help keep your pet safe and sound, we’ve compiled pet safety tips for the holiday season for you.

Know Your Pet and Plan Ahead:

  • If you will have additional people in your home, set up a safe space for your pet to go when they are feeling unsure, anxious, or overwhelmed. Make sure the space is far from guests and has a favorite toy or blanket for comfort.
  • If there are children in the home, keep them away from pets. It can be stressful for pets to have kids around when they are already feeling overwhelmed.
  • Holiday parties and house guests can be especially stressful for pets. Even if your pet doesn’t suffer from anxiety, keep a close eye on them around new people or even known people. The holidays don’t always bring the best behavior out in pets. A house full of people, holiday decor, loud noise, unfamiliar food smells… it all adds up. To combat anxiety consider dosing your pet with hemp ahead of time. If you’ve never used our products, try our new CannaKit™. Otherwise, order our hemp products for pets online or pick up from a local retailer.

Holiday Toxins to Avoid:

  • Keep chocolate, grapes, and raisins far from your pet. A seemingly safe fruitcake can be dangerous for your dog.
  • It’s so tempting to share delicious holiday food with begging pooches, but remember that even the smallest amount of fatty, rich foods can severely harm your pet’s digestive system.
  • If you have holiday guests, remind them not to share food/drink with pets, and to keep all potentially hazardous items tucked away.

Potential Holiday Hazards to Be Aware Of:

  • If you celebrate with a Christmas tree, make sure it is securely anchored to the ground so there are no chances of it falling on your curious pet. Avoid editable ornaments like popcorn garlands, gingerbread ornaments, etc.
  • If you have a real tree, clean up pine needles often and do not allow your pet to drink water from the tree stand.
  • If you celebrate Hanukkah, be sure to keep your menorah out of reach of your pets.

Stick to Your Routine:

  • It can be so easy to get caught up in the holidays, but don’t forget about your pet’s daily needs. More than ever your pet needs mental stimulation to avoid boredom and stress. Make time for your furry friend.
  • Don’t miss daily walks with your dog. Walking will reduce stress!

And lastly, the most important pet safety tips for the holiday season? Love and snuggle your pet! Not only will they feel safe and loved, you will too! Have a wonderful holiday season from the Healthy Hemp Pet team!

Holiday Gift Guide for Pets

Holiday Gift Guide for PetsWith the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to make sure you have something special for all the pets in your life. We can help! Below is our holiday gift guide for pets, as well as your pet loving friends and family members.

  • Our CannaKit is a perfect gift for pets who haven’t used our hemp products in the past.
  • Humans aren’t the only ones that appreciate holiday baked goods! Pick up some dog cookies for your pet at Ma & Paws Bakery.
  • If your pets suffer from situational anxiety, pain, or even age related aches the gift of Coconut CannaDrops will be appreciated!
  • Our immunity line is perfect for pets who could use an extra boost of immunity due to illness or age. CannaCrush Immune Supporter and CannaDrops Immune Supporter can be ordered online or found at select retailers.
  • CannaBalm is a perfect option for pets with achy muscles, uncomfortable joints, and skin rashes due to allergies or cold weather.
  • Probiotics for your pets are great stocking stuffers, because who doesn’t appreciate a healthy gut! We like these ones.
  • Kitty friends will appreciate CannaCrush, Salmon CannaSpray or Salmon CannaDrops. All great options for felines!
  • If you have a treat loving dogs gift our CannaNatural. We also love the freeze-dried raw treats from Pet Wants!
  • A new leash and/or collar make great gifts! Choose a retailer near you and stop in to look at their selection.
  • For the horses or horse owners in your live, our Equine CannaDrops is a perfect option.
  • Pet grooming gift cards are ideal, because it’s a gift the pet and pet owner can enjoy! Our retailer section has plenty of grooming salons to choose from.

For more pet gift ideas, take a trip to one of our retail partners! Sometimes just visiting a boutique pet store will help you decide what to buy for your pets, and pet loving friends and family members!

 

 

 

 

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.

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. 

How to Celebrate National Dog Day!

National Dog Day Post Photo

We absolutely love the idea of National Dog Day, which shouldn’t come as a surprise! Pet companies tend to love all animals, and Healthy Hemp Pet Company exists because of our founder’s love for his own dogs. If you haven’t read the story about why Dave founded Healthy Hemp Pet Company, you can do that in the about section.

Are you looking for ideas to celebrate National Dog Day with your own dog? We’ve got you covered. Here are five ways to celebrate:

Pooch Pampering: Give your dog a well-deserved spa day with a bath or groomer appointment. Your pup may not love baths, but they always seem to be happy when they are clean! As are you, so go for it!

Favorite Hike or Walk: Does your dog have a favorite spot to get out and explore? If so, go there. If not, try a new place as a special treat.

Treats!: Spoil your dog with some new treats. Of course, we favor our own CannaNatural, but anything will do. If you can’t get new dog treats in time… a spoonful of peanut butter is a favorite treat around our office.

Post a Favorite Dog Photo on Social Media: If you do, tag us! We’d love to see your dog. Don’t forget to use the #NationalDogDay hashtag.

Donate to a Shelter: You can donate money, toys, pet food, and even your time. Most animal shelters are in need of all of the above. If you can, reach out to your local shelter and ask how you can help. We donate to Nuzzles & Co., a pet rescue in Park City, Utah.