Natural Pet Science Launches Pet Treats Made From Hemp And Crickets

CANADA: Premium pet brand Natural Pet Science has launched a line of hemp-based health-conscious pet treats infused with crickets – yes, crickets! – to provide a one-of-a-kind snacking experience for pets. The launch features two of the Vancouver-based brand’s inaugural pet treats: Slim’Dog, a weight control formula for dogs, and Calm’Cat, a calming formula for cats. Both pet treat formulas bolster a rich supply of protein and Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids tailored for dogs and cats, thanks to their unique hemp- and cricket-based blends. Mixed with pet-friendly ingredients readily-sourced from Mother Nature, like sweet potatoes, lentils, chickpeas, and coconut meal, these treats are super healthy, yummy, and good for the environment.

So why hemp? Hemp is a “superfood” known to be an excellent non-meat protein source alternative because it’s packed with rich nutrients and minerals essential for a healthy diet, including Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Natural Pet Science incorporates different variations of the hemp plant in its pet treat formulas – all of which boost the nutritional value of every Natural Pet Science treat.

Screenshot 2018-06-29 09.35.34But that’s not the only ‘super ingredient’ in Natural Pet Science treats. The forward-thinking brand incorporates crickets in its recipes to give the treats another nutritional mega-boost. Not only do crickets boast a whopping nine different essential amino acids, but these critters are also very eco-friendly. They produce 80 times less methane than cattle-sourced protein and require 10 times less water for each kilogram of protein they produce. That is a massive reduction in carbon impact, packing in protein with far less harm to Mother Nature.

The sustainability of Natural Pet Science’s ingredients is a conscious choice by the brand as it encourages owners and their pets to live a more natural and healthier lifestyle. Plus, crickets are just fun to eat.

“The idea was to give our beloved family cat, Hammie, the same benefits our human clients have been getting,” Ciska Asriel, co-founder of the brand’s parent company EastWest Science, says. “As animal lovers, we were disappointed by the lack of all-natural plant-based options available in today’s pet treat market, so we set out to produce an alternative for people that is healthy for their pets and healthy for the environment using unique ingredients like hemp and crickets.”

 

Natural Pet Science’s Slim’Dog is a healthy and tasty option for dog owners worried about their pooch maintaining a stable weight but who still want to shower their pet with yummy treats. The weight control hemp- and cricket-based formula contains natural ingredients that help support weight control and maintain energy levels, providing pets with the health benefits they need to live a healthy and happy life.

 

Similarly, Natural Pet Science’s Calm’Cat is a scrumptious and safe alternative for cat owners looking to keep their furry friend’s anxiety at bay without using harmful substances. The calming formula extracts proteins, fibers and calming properties from natural sources, like valerian root and chamomile flowers, to keep pets in a happy mood throughout the day. Pet owners can purchase Slim’Dog and Calm’Cat treats through online retailers Well and Amazon and at independent retail stores across Canada.

 

It doesn’t stop there. Natural Pet Science, the pet-focused arm under premium Canadian health company EastWest Science, will soon release more pet treat formulas boasting equally smart, healthy recipes that are natural and delicious. Future Natural Pet Science pet treats to look out for are Chill’Dog, Play’n Dog, Quick’Cat and Happy’Cat.

 

 

Can CBD Dog Treats Help Ease your Dog’s Pain and Anxiety?

COLORADO: It’s difficult to watch our pets age. They provide so much unconditional love and support, we can’t imagine living our lives without them. As we watch them age, we can’t help but recall their younger years as puppies, when they would bounce and frolic about. While we can’t bring back our dog’s youth, we can help ease the pain of old age and anxiety caused by modern life.

We don’t intentionally let our dogs suffer, but it’s hard to tell exactly what they need because they can’t talk. Oftentimes, we do feel the pain and stress that they are experiencing, just by looking in their eyes. It doesn’t help that modern dog food often uses cheap fillers and poor ingredients that can compromise our dog’s health.

Fortunately for us loving dog owners, modern technology is unlocking the secrets of the hemp plant to ease the suffering and pain our dogs experience but can’t describe to us in words.

Scientists have discovered how a compound in hemp called cannabidiol, or CBD, can help our dogs with a wide range of pain and stress-related issues. These issues include separation anxiety, old-age related pain, i.e., arthritis or hip and joint pain. Another benefit of hemp-based CBD dog treats and biscuits is that they help calm dogs that are anxious from the frightening noise from fireworks or thunderstorms.

Dr. Axe, a prominent celebrity physician based in Nashville, TN, had this to say about CBD in a recent article on his site, “Research shows that CBD benefits include acting as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent, and is therefore a potential medicine for the treatment of neuroinflammation, epilepsy, oxidative injury, vomiting and nausea, anxiety and schizophrenia.”

A common erroneous concern about CBD is that it will make your dog high. However, CBD by itself contains no THC, the active ingredient in marijuana that creates the sensation of being high. So you can rest assured your dog has the ability to stay calm, but clear-headed when enjoying a hemp-based CBD dog biscuit or treat.

The Marijuana Industry’s Newest Customers Are Sick And Elderly Dogs

CALIFORNIA:  A day before a scheduled vet appointment to euthanize her dog, Wendy Mansfield decided to try one last resort to alleviate the chronic pain of her 15-year-old labrador mix: cookies from a marijuana dispensary made specifically for ailing dogs.

Kali, a mild-mannered 80-pound rescue, was never much of a complainer. But she often licked her paws—an obvious sign of pain, according to her vet—which was typically accompanied by bouts of coughing because of the shedding fur that got in her throat. One treat and 20 minutes later, the licking suddenly stopped.

Seeing this, Mansfield, who lives in Fort Bragg, California, gave her dog a second cookie, and then a third. Kali, who had been listless and depressed, got up to drink some water and walked outside—something she hadn’t been able to do recently without groaning or obvious signs of pain.

Marijuana For Pets: The Good, The Bad, The Legal Status

NEVADA:  The issue of legalizing marijuana is in itself a touchy subject, what with some arguing that this weed is nothing but a gateway drug sure to lead guys and gals down the path of a life of risks and crime, and others supporting its use either for recreational or for medical purposes.

Seeing how we’re still debating whether or not we like marijuana for people, it should come as no surprise that Nevada senator Tick Segerblom’s bill proposing that this drug be made legal for pets grabbed headlines just minutes after having been introduced.

If eventually signed into law, the bill that senator Tick Segerblom forwarded this past Tuesday would not legalize marijuana for all pets, be they mammals, reptiles, birds or arachnids. Instead, it would only make the drug legal for sick pets.

The idea is that, since marijuana is known to benefit cancer patients and folks diagnosed with other serious conditions, it makes sense to also make it available for pets that are sick and in pain and that have failed to respond to whatever treatments their vet prescribed them.

Nevada Bill Would Let Pets Use Pot; Proposal Calls For Medical Marijuana Cards For Animals

NEVADA:  Pets might soon be able to use pot under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature.

Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom is sponsoring the measure that would allow animal owners to get marijuana for their pet if a veterinarian certifies the animal has an illness that might be alleviated by the drug.

Segerblom said he’s concerned that some animals might have adverse reactions, but “you don’t know until you try,” he said.

Some veterinarians who have given cannabis to sick and dying pets say it has relieved their symptoms, although the substance hasn’t been proven as a painkiller for animals.