Don't Miss Out On This Month's Specials!

August Specials, New Items, Upcoming Events & Benefits of Cannibis For Your Pet
Highlighted Brands This Month:

  • Vital Essentials Raw Food - Great Promo on a Great Food This Month(See Below)
  • Pet Releaf CBD Oil & CannaCompanion CBD Capsules- See Article Below Detailing the Benefits of Cannibis / CBD Oil
Customer Testimonies After Seeing Results From Pet Releaf CBD Oil
Joanna
"I got this for my 8-year-old boxer. He has significant arthritis in his back knees, as well as spondylosis in all but 3 spinal vertebrae. I didn't want to put him on long term pain meds knowing what affects that would have on his liver. After some research, I thought I'd give this a try. Within 3 days of taking this, he's like a puppy again! Running, jumping, chasing rabbits, nothing's stopping him! Absolutely will be a return customer!!!

  Linda
"Love this product! It is helping my dog stay calm and in less pain from a leg injury. Thank you so much for such a helpful product!!! This product really helps my dog stay calm with less discomfort during a long healing process."

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Vital Essentials Raw
 "John & I had the privilege of touring the Vital Essentials plant last month. We were very impressed at every turn in the quality and integrity of their operation. We are so glad to be partnered with such a premier pet food producer." Tammy Doak

Top Notch Ingredients
 

Locally sourced from America's heartland, Vital Essentials┬« uses only USDA certified and inspected animal protein. Rest assured that no foreign ingredients go into any Vital Essentials products. 
 

This Month, Save 25% Off All Frozen and Freeze-Dried Food in Stock

See Below for All August Promos!

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What's New?
Curbside Service. Just give us a call with your order, pay with a credit card and we will take your order out to you when you arrive.

Pet Releaf CBD Oil (See Article Below for Benefits of Cannibis / CBD Oil)

Locally Sourced Goat's Milk - Peach Tree Hill Goat's in Azle

Answers Goat Milk Cheese Treats (Your dog will LOVE these!)

Seasonal Allergy Alternatives

Pulsar Lamb AND Pork (See Promo Info Below)

All Natural Flea & Tick Tag (lasts up to a year)
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August Specials
Vital Essentials
  • 25% Off All Dog & Cat Frozen & Freeze-Dried Food Only

Stella & Chewy's  
  • 30% Off Lil' Blends Chicken Mixers 3.5oz
 
Instinct Freeze-Dried & Treat Sale Plus Enter a Chance to Win a Very Cool Interactive Security Camera (Valued at $200)
  • 20% Off All Freeze-Dried Meal Mixers 
  • 20% Off All Instinct Biscuit Treats
 Horizon Pulsar - 2 New Flavors Pork & Lamb
  • $3 Off Small Bags
  • $5 Off Large Bags
 
The Honest Kitchen - BOGO on Cups
  • Buy One, Get One Free on all New Honest Kitchen Cups

Smiling Dog - New Training Treats
  • 20% Off All New Flavors of Training Treats - Duck, Chicken & Turkey

Bixby Training Treats
  • 15% Off All Flavors of Pocket Trainers - Chicken, Peanut Butter & Bacon
Tucker's 
  • 20% Off Grab 'N Go Chicken & Bacon Treats

Be on the lookout for several additional pop-up sales throughout the month!
Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 19th 

Paint Your Pup 
Join us for our next Paint Your Pup on Saturday
August 19th from 6:00-8:30pm (please note, this is a new time). We have such a great time at this event each month!  Our artist, Jayson Blondin, is great to work with. Remember, you do not have to be an artist to attend!  The artist does all of the heavy lifting.  All you have to do is show up to paint the picture that he has already sketched from a picture of your choice. It is $45 and BYOB. Light snacks provided. Space is limited.  
Call us at 817-656-2275 to reserve your spot.

Below is a link to a few pictures of one of previous Paint Your Pup Events


Saturday, August 26th 
12-1pm

"Healthy Pets: Supporting Your Pet with Essential Oils"
There are lots of choices when it comes to products to help your pet live a fuller, healthier life. Essential Oils are a very popular, fantastic and SAFE way to do just that. Join Dr. Jim Bob Haggerton, local Chiropractor and oil guru as he teaches you basics on how essential oils work, how they can help your pe t and how to do that safely."

Dr. Jim Bob Haggerton has been a practicing chiropractor in Hurst for 14 years specializing in Family Wellness and nutrition. He has been using and incorporating essential oils for his patients, family and pets for over 4 years and has seen incredible results in health for both the two and four legged members of his family and office.
Space is limited. Call us at 817-656-2275 to reserve your spot.


 
Cannabis For Your Dog: How It Can Help
Dogs Naturally Magazine

There's a popular medicinal herb you can give your dog these days ...

... and it's called cannabis.

Dog owners are using it to help their pets with a wide range of ailments - from anxiety to arthritis to cancer.

Are dogs going to pot?

Not exactly. The cannabis dogs are taking is hemp, not marijuana.

For a long time, hemp was illegal in the US and other countries because it got lumped in with other forms of cannabis. Today, you can buy hempseed products in your local grocery store - not just soaps and lotions, but hempseed protein powders and drinks like hempseed milk.

But the hemp that has therapeutic benefits for your dog isn't the kind lining the supermarket shelves.
We're talking about whole herb cannabis.

So what's the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Marijuana Vs Hemp
Marijuana and hemp both come from the plant Cannabis sativa (though marijuana also comes from another member of the Cannabis family, Cannabis indica).

The cannabis plant has over 60 chemicals called cannabinoids. The two main types of cannabinoids are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBDs are therapeutic cannabinoids, while THC is the cannabinoid that makes you high.

Marijuana's THC content is usually between 10 and 15 percent; but hemp must have a THC content of 0.3 percent or less. At this level, cannabis has no intoxicating effect, for people or dogs.

Hemp is higher in CBD, the substance that provides the therapeutic effects.

How CBD Works
The cannabis plant contains a number of different chemicals, including CBD, phytocannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids. Humans and other mammals have specific cannabinoid receptor sites. These sites are primarily in the brain and central nervous system, and in peripheral organs, especially immune cells. They make up what's called the endocannabinoid system.

Studies show that many cannabinoids have anti-inflammatory effects, and can help with pain, tumors, seizures, muscle spasms, skin conditions, appetite stimulation, aggression, anxiety and neurological disorders.

How CBD Hemp Can Help Your Dog
CBD hemp can help with both chronic and acute disease.

Among chronic conditions, it can help with arthritis, compromised immune systems, stress responses, aggression and digestive issues. There are also studies under way into CBD's effects on Type 1 diabetes, organ diseases and cancer.

Veterinarians are also finding CBD hemp can be useful in treating acute ailments like sprains and strains, torn ligaments, bone breaks and even during post-operative care to reduce swelling, pain and stiffness.

If your dog's taking conventional drugs for any of these conditions, CBD hemp may make it possible to use lower doses of the drugs to achieve therapeutic effects. Since conventional medicines do have side effects, this is a useful benefit of CBD.

Does It Work Fast? 
As with any herbal medicine, for most ailments you may not see an immediate effect. You'll need to be patient.

Your dog may feel some pain relief in a few hours but other symptoms like inflammation may take a few days to show improvement.

Safety
First of all, because of the low THC, CBD hemp won't make your dog high.

The most common side effect of CBD is that your dog may get a little drowsy - about the same as if you gave him a Benadryl.

On rare occasions, side effects have included excessive itchiness or mild vomiting, but these sensitivities are few and far between. If your dog reacts with these symptoms, you should stop giving him cannabis.

If Your Dog Gets Into Marijuana
This article's not about marijuana, but this is important information. With the legalization of marijuana in many places, poison control centers are hearing more and more about pets getting into their owners' marijuana stash.

It may be hard to tell if your dog has the munchies (isn't it a permanent condition in dogs?), but other side effects from marijuana can be quite severe, including lethargy, dilated pupils, drooling, being off balance, muscle twitching, vomiting, involuntary urination and even unconsciousness.

If this happens to your dog, take him to the vet immediately. He'll need palliative support until the effects wear off.

Case Examples of CBD Therapy
Australian holistic veterinarian Dr Edward Bassingthwaighte says he's been amazed at the success he's had treating some dogs with cannabis. Here are a couple of cases he told us about.
  • One is a senior Staffy who had a fast-growing tumor about 6 cm in diameter in her mammary gland. Chest x-rays showed there might be mestatasis. Dr Bassingthwaighte treated her with CBD oil and some other herbal medicines. The tumor shrank away to nothing over three months and she's still going strong six months later, with no recurrence. She'd had multiple tumors surgically removed over the years, but it was the CBD oil that really helped her.
  • The other case is a little old Jack Russell with a severe heart murmur and painful arthritis. He received a whole plant extract containing CBD and in this case also some THC, diluted in 10 ml of cold pressed hemp seed oil. After a month of this medicine he was much happier and more active, wanting to go for long walks, and his heart murmur was much less severe. Dr Bassingthwaighte says "I simply can't explain the improved heart murmur. They normally don't get better."
Dr Bassingthwaighte suggests working with your holistic vet if you think cannabis would help your dog - it's powerful medicine so at least let your vet know what you're doing.

Where To Buy CBD Hemp For Your Dog 
The safest way to use CBD for your dog is to use a product that's formulated for pets. There are several companies producing CBD hemp for dogs. Some of these are in oil or tincture form, while others actually make treats with CBD.
Two reputable brands that you will find at Bark Avenue are CannaCompanion and Pet Releaf.

Dosing
We asked herbalist  Rita Hogan for her advice on dosing CBD oils.

Every dog is different. Rita recommends starting with a low dose and working up to the recommended level so that your dog gets the right dose for his individual needs.

Caution: The dosing advice below is for commercially produced CBD oil for dogs, not for homemade tinctures.

Start Low
Rita recommends starting with 1 drop of CBD oil per 10 lbs of your dog's body weight per day. Give this dose for about a week, then move up to 1 drop per 10 lbs of body weight twice per day.

Some companies sell their CBD in capsules. In this case, start with a quarter of the recommended dose and increase gradually until you see the benefits (again, without side effects).

As long as there are no side effects, you can increase the dose every 4 to 5 days until you see the therapeutic benefits. Side effects may include disorientation, hyperactivity, vomiting or excessive sedation. If you note any of these effects, stop treatment and wait for them to go away, then restart at a lower dose.

Be sure to observe your dog's response. The key is to find a dose where you don't see side effects but you do see results. With continued use, you may need to increase the dose a little over time to achieve the therapeutic results.

If you prefer to buy the CBD treats offered by some companies, start with a quarter cookie and work up gradually from there. Don't exceed the manufacturer's maximum recommended dose for your dog's size.

Caution: make sure you store the treats where your pets can't get into them, and make sure others don't hand them out as they would regular treats!

You can use CBD hemp safely and effectively (as well as legally) to treat many canine health issues. And it won't get your dog high!
Dr Will Falconer has written the e-book, "Vital Animals Don't Get Heartworms".  
It truly is a life-changing way to look at heartworm prevention.  Click on the following link to get your copy today:   http://vitalanimal.com/drugfreeheartworm





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