Hello Bloom, Goodbye Gloom!

Hello Bloom, Goodbye Gloom!

Spring's here - and the sun is (mostly) out. What's that mean? Why, more time outside, of course!


After a long stretch of wintery weather, the spring thaw has finally arrived - and bringing those bodies outside in the sunshine feels GOOD, especially here in the PNW. Biking, hiking, long walks, tulip festivals (that even allow doggos), firing up the grill, and all accompanied by your furriest family member? Nothing's better.


Except when our little friends (pollen, dust mites, mold spores, and insects) decide to tag along with us. No doubt we're all familiar with the itching eyes and runny noses that tend to plague us this season - and it's all too easy to grab some antihistamines at the drug store. But pets? They can suffer in silence. Look for itchy skin, incessant paw licking - even sneezing and an (extra) wet nose (if your pup’s got a persistent runny nose, check with your vet to be safe). But all this, is pretty common. Completely natural. Unbelievably annoying.


Now, the good news: CBD can help by reducing the amount of histamine released into the bloodstream (histamine is the itchy stuff). CBD can also reduce inflammation - thus helping to alleviate any bothersome hives or swelling that can accompany allergies.


That's better, isn't it? Whether you prefer biscuits or oils, our handmade products are infused with the finest full-spectrum CBD you can source, allowing you and your pets to renew and invigorate yourselves to the hilt!

When using our products, I highly recommend being consistent, but also timely.  So if your dog or cat is prone to outdoor allergies, try giving the serving at least 45 minutes to an hour before you adventure outside begins.  If your pet is still struggling with the itchy scratchies, you can give another ½ of the suggested serving.


For Austin who is HIGHLY allergic to springtime grasses, and his feet really bug him, so in addition to using our biscuits and oil combo, I also use Mr. Moxey’s Skin Rescue Salve on his paw pads and that alleviates his need for licking his tender feet.


If you have any questions, on how to combat allergies associated with the outdoors, we are here to help. Many of the suggestions, can also be used for inside allergies too. I’ll talk about Austin’s nutrition plan and how I feed him to best suit our active lifestyle in an upcoming blog.

 

References:

https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/hiking-dogs.html

https://www.woodenshoe.com/events/tulip-fest/

https://www.hellomd.com/health-wellness/5ab08d23f24d1300077ccb8f/how-cannabis-can-help-control-your-allergies

https://www.petmd.com/dog/why-my-dogs-nose-running

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17339608

https://www.mrmoxeys.com/products/cbd-salve-skin

 

 




All   |   Anxiety   |   Inflammation & Pain Management   |   Allergies & Appetite   |    Wellness & Behavior