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Hemp is becoming a popular ingredient for pet wellness as natural, holistic medicine is becoming more available. CBD and full spectrum hemp products are very attractive to pet parents, as they help ease pain and anxiety without the need for pharmaceuticals. Since hemp products are relatively new on the market, it’s natural for first-timers to be a little nervous about giving their pet hemp products. Here’s what you need to know:

Benefits of Hemp

Nervous pets, and pets that are in pain from old age or recovery from surgery or illness have shown to find the most comfort in hemp products. Full spectrum hemp products are used to help calm anxious pets and relieve them of aches and pain in the most natural way possible. The reason that pets will respond to full spectrum hemp products is because of their endocannabinoid system.

Diagram of the CB1 and CB2 receptors in an animal’s body

How it Works: the Endocannabinoid System

Full spectrum hemp oil comes from the hemp plant. Hemp contains many cannabinoids that can have different medicinal benefits. At Holistic Hound, we’ve carefully formulated a line of full spectrum hemp products, but many hemp brands use isolates containing CBD only, and not the other cannabinoids that are found in hemp. The reason we see such great results with this natural herb is because our pets, like humans, have an endocannabinoid system.

The endocannabinoid system runs through their entire body, from the nervous system, immune system, organs, glands, and tissues. When you give your pet hemp products, hemp will naturally interact with the endocannabinoid system, helping to relieve pets of several symptoms.

THC

While THC is another cannabinoid found in hemp, many hemp products for pets have removed the THC for non-psychoactive products. Our hemp products do not contain any THC. We are only interested in the healing and health properties associated with hemp.

Proper Dose

Every animal will react differently, so following the directions provided by the manufacturer is essential. Since our full spectrum hemp products are non-psychoactive, you can increase the dosing as much as you’d like until the desired results are achieved. The first time you give your pet a hemp product, make sure you are present and able to closely monitor his reaction.

Our full spectrum hemp and medicinal mushroom products are carefully created to give your pet maximum health benefits. We have used this product on our pets with excellent results. If you want to try our full spectrum hemp products to ease anxiety or alleviate pain, visit our website or contact our staff about our organic full spectrum hemp bites, oils, soft chews, and more.

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Now that hemp and the plethora of the benefits it provides are becoming more well known, many pet parents are turning to this organic and natural solution for some of their pet’s health issues. However, many are nervous about how to introduce full spectrum hemp supplements to their pets for the first time. As with any new supplement, you want to start slowly, checking for any adverse reactions.

Why Is Your Pet Having Health Issues?

Start slowly, observing your pet for any adverse reactions.

If you’re turning to full spectrum hemp supplements, it’s most likely because your pet is showing signs of pain, illness, anxiety, or other problems. Before you start self-diagnosing your pet, have him or her get checked out by a veterinarian. Understanding why a pet is sick or behaving differently is vital before starting with any treatment.

Administering the Supplements

The way you administer full spectrum hemp will affect the time it takes to see the effects. Giving the hemp oil directly on an empty stomach will have the fastest impact. If you prefer to provide it with food, the results may take a little longer. Give it time, and don’t rush the process. Don’t be tempted to give an extra dosage because you don’t see any effects right away.

Dosing

Always follow the dosing instructions provided. Depending on why you are giving your pet full spectrum hemp, the effects can take between an hour to a few weeks before you see results. If you are treating an anxious pet, the results could take effect within as few as 20 minutes. For pets with chronic pain or other illnesses, it could take a few weeks to see the desired results. The more you know your pet’s daily routine, behaviors, and personality, the easier it will be to spot when the effects kick in.

Giving your pets hemp oil directly will have the quickest effect on an empty stomach.

Once you get used to giving your pet full spectrum hemp, you can tweak the dosage to meet the needs of the pet until desired results are seen, especially if the pet is in pain.

Observing Your Pet

Being cognizant of a pet’s normal and healthy behaviors is essential when observing the effects of full spectrum hemp. Start slowly and carefully so that any causes for adverse effects can be pinpointed. The first time giving full spectrum hemp supplements to a pet, make sure that you have time to stay at home and keep an eye on him or her.

The more time you can attend to your pet during these introduction stages, the easier you can find the appropriate dosing, method of administration, and the faster your pet can experience relief.

To learn more about the health benefits of full spectrum hemp products for your pets, visit Holistic Hound.

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The use of hemp in pet healthcare is relatively new. Therefore, parents are naturally a little skeptical. One of the biggest fears that pet parents have is accidentally getting their pets high and causing more anxiety. Our full spectrum hemp supplements are organic and contain zero THC, so they just receive the calming effects and health benefits of hemp. Here’s our guide for skeptical parents when shopping for full spectrum and CBD products for their pets.

Our full spectrum hemp oil contains CBD, as well as other beneficial constituents that work synergistically for what is known as the “Entourage Effect”

Understanding the Terminology

Many terminologies are being thrown around in the hemp supplement industry: CBD, PCR, full spectrum, THC, and more. CBD is what most people are familiar with, but our full spectrum hemp supplements take the benefits of CBD one step further. There are hundreds of beneficial constituents in the hemp plant that work synergistically, known as the “Entourage Effect,” and “full spectrum” is a term we use that more accurately describes the hemp we use in our supplements. Benefits of full spectrum hemp include reducing anxiety, pain, boosting the immune system, and much more.

Third Party Testing

Pets can get all the benefits of the hemp plant without being afraid of psychoactive ingredients.  To ensure this, one should always check the product for trace amounts of THC and other potential contaminants, since full spectrum hemp supplements are relatively new on the market and can be fairly unregulated. That means that you need to trust the company you buy from to do their own third-party testing so that you can trust the ingredients. Before purchasing a full spectrum hemp product for your pet, ask the seller for a 3rd party Certificate of Analysis (COA) so that you can verify that the product does not include THC, and matches the product description.

Certificate of Analysis

We back up our claims of pure full spectrum hemp and no contaminants with a certificate of analysis.

Our 3rd party Certificate of Analysis is available on our website, and is also available at our shop in Berkeley. All of our products come with a COA, so customers can see that our products match their descriptions, the dosages are accurate, and they do not contain any contaminants.

Does the Seller Use the Product?

Another great question to ask any seller of hemp supplements is whether they use the products on their own pets. One of the main reasons we got into the hemp supplement industry is because we saw the incredible health benefits of full spectrum hemp and CBD first hand, thus inspiring us to create our own line of full spectrum hemp supplements. This is personal to us. We would not sell you something that we wouldn’t use on our own pets!

For more information on full spectrum hemp supplements for pets, check out Holistic Hound online or in person.

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We all know that binge-watching Netflix with a bowl of microwave popcorn probably isn’t good for us. But, the lack of exercise both for us and our pets caused by multiple streaming is the least of our problems. The effects of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) generated by all things chargeable by electricity may be the cause of serious health problems for everyone, whether you walk upright or on all fours.

EMF exposure

What you don’t see here is the harmful electromagnetic field emanating from your tablet and surrounding you and your pet.

Most scientists agree that we still need a lot more research on the effects of EMFs on animals and people, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be taking precautions and limiting our exposure to EMFs as much as possible. EMF exposure can have serious health effects on all of our biological systems and is potentially a carcinogen. To minimize the effects of EMF, we should take steps to limit our EMF exposure.

Effects of EMF on pets

The effects of EMF exposure may cause problems with behavior, digestion, sleep, and fertility, as well as your pets biological tissue, organs, vitamin, and mineral levels. In the worst cases, cancer and heart disease may also be attributed to EMF exposure.

Sources of EMF in the home

With a modern home, it’s almost impossible to avoid EMFs. The most common sources of EMF are tablets, laptops, and smartphones. These are also items that have quickly become an extension of our bodies. If you’re one of the many that have sworn to cut back on “screentime” in 2019, then add EMF as a powerful motivator to step back from all of your communication devices. Of course, all other electrical devices in the home can be the source of an electromagnetic field.

An EMF originates from electricity, so faulty wiring in the home is a significant contributor to an increase in EMFs in the home. You think you’re a safe distance from your tablet, only to be sitting right next to an outlet with bad wiring.

Keeping pets away from EMFs

Turn off your WiFi when you go to sleep to minimize EMF exposure.

To minimize these effects, keep your pets away from any source of EMF as much as possible. That means that kitty shouldn’t be prancing back and forth over your keyboard as you type, or rubbing their cheeks up against the screen. And your dog shouldn’t be sleeping under the desk since EMFs radiate from all sides of a computer or laptop.

Wi-Fi

Appliances and electronics can create localized EMFs, but wi-fi will flood your home with dangerous electrically charged particles. Limit your pets EMF exposure by turning off your Wi-Fi at night, or putting all of your devices on airplane mode.

Placement of electronics

Since EMFs can travel through solid object, place electronics along the outer wall of your home, if possible. That way you are sending some of the bad stuff out of your home, instead of into the next room.

At Holistic Hound, specialize in great nutrition for cats and dogs, and help our clients understand the benefits of a holistic approach to pet care through education and practice.

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The health of your pet and the health of the planet often go hand in hand. Looking for the best and purest ingredients will often lead you towards ingredients that are also sustainable and environmentally friendly. Our Mighty Mojo Mushroom Powder contains our unique blend of organic mushrooms that have numerous health benefits to your pets. They may also be the solution to saving our planet from pollution. But, one thing at a time. Let’s focus on the health benefits of our medicinal mushroom powder.

Our Mighty Mojo Mushroom Powder can help prevent and treat common health problems.

Medicinal Mushroom Powder for Pets

Our Mighty Mojo Mushroom Powder is responsibly sourced, certified organic, and kosher. The powder consists of a blend of Reishi, Shiitake, Poria, Mesima, and Turkey Tail. We make health simple by providing a full spectrum blend of medicinal mushrooms that are good for your pets–no extraction or process solvents, preservatives or additives are used in our powder. Mushrooms are also sustainable and easily renewable, making it an environmentally responsible ingredient.

“Our mushrooms are organic and sourced from US farms and labs, so you know you’re getting the best quality ingredients for you and your pet.”

Health Benefits of Mushrooms

Medicinal mushrooms are a natural remedy for a variety of health problems by preventing and protecting your pet.  They are also nutrient dense, making them the ultimate “nourish to flourish” supplements that the every pet owner should have in their arsenal. Our specific blend of mushrooms in our Mighty Mojo Mushroom Powder can provide an array of health benefits, such as:

Our mushroom powder is certified organic and kosher.

  • Improving heart health
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Improving digestion
  • Improving cellular health and regeneration
  • Treating and reducing the growth of tumors
  • Detoxing and improving liver function
  • Improving circulation
  • Reducing allergies
  • Regulating incontinence
Detoxing the Planet

In addition to being highly resilient, mushrooms have the power to detox and enhance the liver function of your pets. Similarly, mushrooms are also able to detox our environment. Being able to clean up toxins in our atmosphere could aid in treating the growing pollution problem.

For more information on the health benefits of our Mighty Mojo Mushroom Powder, visit Holistic Hound or go to our website.

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Hemp is becoming a prominent ingredient in the holistic pet care world. It all started with CBD hemp oils, but we’ve taken our hemp products a step further. Our CBD products take advantage of the whole plant, not just one isolated cannabinoid. Changing the label of our products from CBD to full spectrum hemp better describe and represent our products.

Full Spectrum Hemp

Full spectrum hemp products contain all the benefits we’ve come to know about CBD products but in a more complete package. Our products take advantage of the whole plant, not just the CBD, and all the minor cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids and much more for your pet to gain the complete package of health benefits hemp can offer.

The Entourage Effect

When utilizing the whole hemp plant, this maximizes the therapeutic benefits. Including all the components of the hemp plant allows for them to work together synergistically, giving you “the Entourage Effect.” The Entourage Effect can give your pet a greater sense of relief, and improving immune support, anxiety relief, joint health, and providing essential antioxidants than the effects only CBD would provide.

Holistic Hound’s Hemp Products

Holistic Hound’s Berkeley store was one of the first retailers in the Bay Area to begin selling full spectrum products four years ago, and customer feedback was phenomenal. Owner Heidi Hill, a trained homeopath, had always wanted to produce her own health and wellness product to complement the store, and decided to formulate unique full spectrum hemp oil products combined with beneficial mushrooms.

Holistic Hound is located in Berkeley, CA, and specializes in all things good and natural for your pets.

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The first step to a holistic approach to pet healthcare is always the hardest. Knowing where and how to start can be overwhelming, and the fear of making a mistake and hurting your pet prevent many people from trying. Here are some tips to help reduce your anxiety and get your pet started on a healthier, cleaner diet.

First Step to Holistic Pet Care

The staff at Holistic Hound can help you take the first step towards a holistic approach to pet health.

The internet can be incredibly overwhelming and is filled with information, both true and false. Before you know it, you’re reading reviews on the best meat grinders for raw bones and wondering wheN you’ll find the time to make fresh, raw meals for your pet everyday. Fortunately, holistic pet care is not as time-consuming, expensive, complicated, or die-hard as the internet makes it seem.

Talk to Holistic Experts

The first step is to get off the internet and talk to real people who can help you find the right place to start. Talking to an experienced person or a professional will give you much clearer answers than the internet and help you personalize your plan to your individual pet. Nailing down a concrete plan will help increase your confidence in changing your pet’s diet.

Not only can our staff help you make the first step, but we also offer a number of services to help educate our customers on pet nutrition and the holistic approach to pet health. We’ll help you take it one step at a time so that you don’t get overwhelmed, and work together to find the best diet for each pet.

Baby Steps

How to get started on holistic pet care?

If you make changes too quickly, your pet may reject his new diet. Making small changes allows both you and your pet to get used to a new routine. Start by changing or adding a few new ingredients at a time. Making a slow transition also allows you to more easily take note of how these new ingredients or supplements are affecting your pet. If there is an adverse reaction, it will be easy to pinpoint what the cause is and avoid those ingredients in the future. Taking baby steps toward a holistic approach to pet care will help you best determine what works best for your companion.

Supporting a Healthy Lifestyle

If you’re looking to holistic pet care because your pet is suffering from an illness or ailment, you are in an excellent position to start. Talk to us about any health problems your pet may be having and we can point you in the right direction, whether it’s an extra supplement, new food, or our full spectrum hemp oils. Of course, one of the biggest selling points for holistic pet care is to prevent disease by giving your pet a complete and nutritious meal.

Every Little Bit Counts

A holistic approach isn’t all or nothing. Even small changes in your dog’s diet and getting more fresh air and exercise helps them become stronger and healthier. Just because you can’t spend hours a day preparing fresh, raw, customized meals for your pets doesn’t mean that you can’t make significant changes that won’t break the bank or take up too much time. There are plenty of options, such as pre-made raw food diets, available for purchase making it easy to take the first step to a holistic pet care approach.

Holistic Hound is located in Berkeley and specializes in commercial raw pet food diets for cats and dogs. We also offer educational talks for pet owners who want to learn about pet nutrition and take that important first step towards a holistic approach to pet health.

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Our dogs are beloved members of the family, and we always want the best for them. Besides buying them toys, feeding them right, and playing with them, it’s important to ensure their happiness by keeping a close eye on their health to notice possible complications early on. Since they cannot tell us they’re in pain, keeping track of unusual behavior is invaluable for a quick and timely reaction. Here are the most common signs your dog is feeling discomfort and pain:

Excessive Grooming

If you’ve noticed that your dog keeps licking a certain part of his body, this might signify he has a painful spot. Dogs lick areas that hurt because it soothes them, giving them a sense they are cleaning their wound.

Change in Personality

Another clear symptom that something is wrong is when your pup experiences a definite change in personality. From avoiding your touch or eye contact to showing aggression, these changes will be noticeable. If this happens, take your pet to the vet to see what is going on.

Extreme Panting

Dogs pant in different situations and for various reasons. On a hot day or after vigorous exercise, dogs pant to regulate their body temperature. Another reason for panting can be to relieve stress. If you have noticed your dog pants a lot in unexplained circumstances, check in with the vet.

Lack of Appetite

If your dog refuses to eat or drink for extended periods of time, he might be in pain. Digestive issues, internal injuries, and an upset stomach are potential reasons for avoiding food and water. If you notice your dog is eating grass, that is also a sign he needs it to help him with pooping or even vomiting. To be sure your dog hasn’t ingested something poisonous, visit your vet to ask for advice.

Holistic Hound is a natural pet shop in Berkeley, California. We specialize in high-quality commercial raw food for pets, as well as offer services to help improve the health, wellness, and longevity of dogs and cats.

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The increasing number of natural disasters like wildfires, hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, and earthquakes happening all over the world has created a strong need to be prepared and adapt quickly to new circumstances. More families are taking their time to plan for these unexpected occurrences in the hope of keeping all their members safe and healthy. This includes their pets as well, so take your pets’ needs into consideration when making arrangements for you and your loved ones.

Do Your Research

If you’re moving to a new place, do your research to find out if the area you’ve chosen has a history of earthquakes, snow storms, floods, etc. Every town has records of these events that can help you prepare both your home and your family for the possibility of a natural disaster. Pay attention to the weather alerts and take evacuation notices seriously.

Update Your Dog’s Information

During natural disasters, pets are especially vulnerable because they can get easily overwhelmed and try to escape. That is why it is essential to update your dog’s ID tags and microchip information with your current data. Add your full name, phone number, address or email address because they can be invaluable if your dog gets lost in all the commotion.

Prepare an Emergency Kit or Bag in Advance

In case you need to flee your home in a rush, it is useful to have a bag with your essentials ready. Remember both your and your dog’s necessities like dry food, water, possible shelter, first aid, etc. Get inspiration from the usual camping gear that you would use while on holiday. 

Store Your Dog’s Basic Items Close to the Exit

In some cases, you will not have enough time to find everything you want to take with you. To avoid losing time, keep some leashes, harnesses, and carriers in a closet close to the front door. Cats and even some dogs are easier to handle in carriers, especially in extreme circumstances.

Train Your Dog

Teaching obedience is crucial because it can help you manage your pup in situations where disobedience can lead to life-threatening situations. Practice the basic commands and teach your dog to “speak.” This command might come in handy if you cannot locate your dog.

Holistic Hound wants the best for your pets whether it’s top quality pet apparel to high-quality natural nutrition and supplements. Come and check out our basic line of leashes, collars, and carriers, and get everything you need to assure your pet’s safety.

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The increasing number of natural disasters like wildfires, hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, and earthquakes happening all over the world has created a strong need to be prepared and adapt quickly to new circumstances. More families are taking their time to plan for these unexpected occurrences in the hope of keeping all their members safe and healthy. This includes their pets as well, so take your pets’ needs into consideration when making arrangements for you and your loved ones.

Do Your Research

If you’re moving to a new place, do your research to find out if the area you’ve chosen has a history of earthquakes, snow storms, floods, etc. Every town has records of these events that can help you prepare both your home and your family for the possibility of a natural disaster. Pay attention to the weather alerts and take evacuation notices seriously.

Update Your Dog’s Information

During natural disasters, pets are especially vulnerable because they can get easily overwhelmed and try to escape. That is why it is essential to update your dog’s ID tags and microchip information with your current data. Add your full name, phone number, address or email address because they can be invaluable if your dog gets lost in all the commotion.

Prepare an Emergency Kit or Bag in Advance

In case you need to flee your home in a rush, it is useful to have a bag with your essentials ready. Remember both your and your dog’s necessities like dry food, water, possible shelter, first aid, etc. Get inspiration from the usual camping gear that you would use while on holiday. 

Store Your Dog’s Basic Items Close to the Exit

In some cases, you will not have enough time to find everything you want to take with you. To avoid losing time, keep some leashes, harnesses, and carriers in a closet close to the front door. Cats and even some dogs are easier to handle in carriers, especially in extreme circumstances.

Train Your Dog

Teaching obedience is crucial because it can help you manage your pup in situations where disobedience can lead to life-threatening situations. Practice the basic commands and teach your dog to “speak.” This command might come in handy if you cannot locate your dog.

Holistic Hound wants the best for your pets whether it’s top quality pet apparel to high-quality natural nutrition and supplements. Come and check out our basic line of leashes, collars, and carriers, and get everything you need to assure your pet’s safety.

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