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Animal Pain Awareness Month

Bocce's Bakery Hip Aid Treats

Bocce's Bakery was started specifically for a slightly overweight pup living in New York City. The owner wanted treats that were all-natural, preservative and chemical free so she created Bocce's Bakery! Made by hand in small batches, these biscuits have organic, seasonal ingredients and are extremely limited. The Hip Aid treats are especially beneficial because of the added glucosamine, which is a helpful compound for keeping the cartilage around joints. Whether your dog has joint issues or not, these limited ingredients treats are a smart, healthy choice for any pup! 

Pet Releaf Hemp Oils & Treats

Cannabidiol (CBD) is the non-psychoactive cannabis compound that has been shown to have extreme amounts of health benefits. Every mammal, including humans, have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) in their bodies that is involved with the digestion system, cardiovascular system, cognitive system, and more. The ECS is controlled by receptors, which scientists call the CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBD works directly with the ECS system by “antagonizing” the CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are one of the most abundant receptors in the brain and are found in almost every neuron in a mammal’s body. CB2 receptors are found almost exclusively in the immune system. 

Cannabidiol (CBD) and related cannabinoids found in the hemp plant are the only compounds in the natural world that work with these receptors. According to scientists, this means that the mammalian body (yes, including all dogs and cats) have evolved to actually require CBD in order to function and work at our optimal levels of health. 

Another important scientific find is that these receptors, when activated by CBD, allow for two-way communication between a mammal’s various body systems. Previously, scientists thought the body’s signals went in one direction only. This is one of the main reasons scientists think CBD is so effective at treating spasmodic, inflammatory, pain, anxiety and many other health issues.

The National Cancer Institute, a division of the United States National Institutes of Health, has even stated that CBD (cannabidiol) has shown anti-cancer properties in multiple scientific clinical studies – including the ability to actually kill cancer cells. The National Cancer Institute also states that when CBD is ingested during chemotherapy treatments, the combined treatment is more effective at killing cancer and the surrounding healthy cells have higher survivability.

RC Pet Products Harnesses

RC Pet Products designs products for pets of all walks of life, those that never leave the home, and those that enjoy their time playing, working and competing outdoors. Which is how RC PETS got started; making products for skiers and snowboarders who play on the mountains of British Columbia, Canada. They had to be innovative and create products that were rugged and responsive, the same criteria they now use when designing products for dogs and cats and the humans that love them. They’re always looking for ways to improve our products, by talking with the people who use them, observing the pets that wear them, and using them every day.