Chain of Hope Needs Our Help.

Do you know what Chain of Hope is? If the answer is no, it’s time to remedy that.

Chain of Hope (CoH) is like a lot of local Kansas City area rescue organizations in that it’s run by some of the most compassionate people you’ll ever meet. People with huge hearts. But they’re also among the bravest and most vigilant animal advocates on the planet.

CoH volunteers perform outreach in some of the poorest areas of the city.

Places where residents might have a pet, but not have the financial means to feed it good, healthy food. Or to provide a dog house to keep their pet out of the rain and wind.  Or warm hay to make that dog house a cozier place.  They find pets who have been abandoned.  Neglected.  Chained up.  Or forgotten.

And what they do is AMAZING. The transformations they can create are among the most wonderful things imaginable, helping dogs who are sick, neglected, or injured grow strong and healthy again, in loving homes.

And we’re trying to buy them 10,000 pounds of food.

What would five tons of food do for them?  It would mean that ALL of the dogs at their shelter get the healthiest food.  It would mean that all of those people that they help during their outreach can give THEIR pets healthy and nutritious food.  And it would mean that Chain of Hope doesn’t need to worry about food for about three months. That means they can devote more of their efforts to outreach.  It means they can spend more on medical help for injured or sick pets.

It means they can do MORE good!

We need your help! As a grassroots organization, Chain of Hope operates SOLELY on donations. When you support Chain of Hope, you are directly helping animals in need. We are asking every customer to donate $1 to our fundraising effort. Your generous donation will help us in buying 5 tons of food for this incredibly deserving organization.

We’re also giving away massive holiday gift baskets at each of our store locations. Raffle tickets are available at each location for purchase, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Chain of Hope.

Raffle Tickets:

1 for $3
2 for $5
5 for $20

Click here for more stories about the animals that have been helped by Chain of Hope.

November Special – Nulo

Nulo is passionate about pet nutrition and living active, healthy lifestyles for ourselves and our pets. Made in the United States, these protein-rich diets are low carb and low glycemic to provide stable energy levels. Many pet parents will be happy to know that the first 3-4 ingredients in each food are animal proteins, and you won’t find any grains, white potatoes, corn, tapioca, or wheat in any recipe. This month is a great month to try Nulo!

  • Cat & Dog Cans: Buy 3 get one free
  • $3 off small dog & cat bags
  • $5 off medium dog & cat bags
  • $7 off large dog bags

Essential Oils for Skin Care

Most abnormal skin conditions include some amount of inflammation or infection. Veterinarians are trained to utilize anti-inflammatory drugs and immunosuppressives to manage these conditions, but essential oils, some of which have been revered since biblical times, can be very effective and safe if utilized properly. Essential oil usage is often a choice now requested by many natural-minded pet parents, and this article by Integrative Veterinary Care explains why.

What is an Essential Oil?

These oils are not the lipid or fatty oils from the plant, but rather the life blood of the plant. An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid which contains the volatile aromatic compounds from the plant.

Using oils to manage skin conditions is where essential oils shine the most. Many skin conditions produce an odor, so what could be better than using a treatment that smells good, too? It’s the volatility of the essential oils which makes them aromatic.

The aromatic oil carries the components which protect the plant form adversaries. A natural chemical might repel an insect or kill a fungus. These same plant constituents can be used protect us or our animal patients.

It is also these same constituents that can be analyzed with tools such as gas chromatography to identify the specific “finger print” of an essential oil. The combination of these natural chemical constituents is what gives particular oils their unique properties for use, effectiveness, safety or danger.

Do They Work?

Natural product producers cannot make claims that their products are used to prevent, manage, or cure disease. The FDA only allows that these claims be made by drug manufacturers. But many holistic veterinarians practice with essential oils and maintain testimonials that support the efficacy of essential oils.

Top 12 Essential Oils For Skin

These top twelve essential oils support healthy skin and have been found in research to have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, or immune supportive properties. Indeed, pharmaceutical companies have isolated some of these constituents in order to manufacture drugs. Further study of each chemical constituent can guide you toward additional uses of the oil.

1. Lavender

Almost every essential oil discussion begins with lavender because its applications are so universal. It is soothing emotionally and physically. It does not burn irritated skin when applied topically, even if the skin is burned, chafed, or rashy. It can help to relax a pet that is frenzied due to chronic itching. It has been used internally, but make sure that it is pure and not perfume grade.

Methods of Application:

When applied “neat” (undiluted) to the skin, the smell and taste of lavender can deter licking. Pet owners love this feature, as they may not need to use an E-collar. Lavender on a pet has calming effects, and both the pet and owner can benefit from the aroma. Lavender not only penetrates the skin, but also the nasal passages and the blood brain barrier. Fur is a wick to the effectiveness, and can be diffused actively with a cold air diffuser or passively through the air when applied topically. You should never use heat with essential oils, it will damage the natural chemistry.

You can also dilute lavender with coconut oil, almond oil, avocado oil, or well-shaken water to disperse and cover a  larger body surface area. Another option is to add essential oils to your pet’s shampoo. This can be soothing and provide immediate relief. The skin is a huge surface area which allows for the transfer of chemical constituents into the body and toxins out of the body.

2. Frankincense

Frankincense is distilled from resin and includes several varieties such as Boswellia carteri or Boswellia sacra. It is high in alpha-pinene and limonene. This has been used for centuries to support healthy skin and immune systems.

3. Copaiba

Copaiba is sold as an essential oil, but is essentially a sap from a tree in an Amazonian culture where this is their anti-inflammatory medicine. It is very high in beta-caryophyllene.

4. Chamomile (Roman)

Chamomile is ideally steam distilled from its flowers/ Roman chamomile is very high in isobutyl angelate and isomyl methacrylate. These have anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic and skin regenerative properties in addition to being calming.

5. Citronella

Citronella is also steam distilled, but from its leaves. It is high in geraniol and limonene. Citronella is antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, an insect repellent and a deodorant.

6. Tea Tree

Also called Melaleuca alternifolia, this oil is commonly used and commonly feared. It is very high in terpinene and terpinenol. It is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, immunostimulant, analgesic, a neurotonic and protects against radiation. Fears may be unfounded and due to negative experiences with contaminated or poorly distilled product.

7-11. A Blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary

This popular combination contains oils which are antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and can numb tissues on contact. Clove can be as high as 87% eugenol. Cinnamon is also high in eugenol, but approximately 50% trans-cinnamaldehyde. These natural chemicals make this a “hot” oil, which can burn skin, but at the same time be antimicrobial and increase blood flow. It’s best used diluted or with a blend.

Eucalyptus radiate, also distilled from leaves, is antiinfectious and anti-inflammatory. Rosemary is another antimicrobial agent, and both can help decrease hair loss. Avoid using if a pet is epileptic.

12. Neem

Neem oil is highly revered as a natural skin care product, but it is not an essential oil. It is a cold pressed vegetable oil which contains essential fatty acids (EFAs), triglycerides, vitamin E, calcium, steroids and some essential oil constituents. Neem oil penetrates deep into the skin to moisturize and heal.

Dosing:

The amount of water and number of drops of oil will depend on the species, size, and age of the pet, and the oil. It would be difficult to do a full body soak on a horse or a mastiff, but easier to soak a hoof or a paw. Horses respond well to essential oil, but we must be cognizant of a potential sensitivity to an oil when it comes to dogs and cats. One drop of oil can go a long way, and it’s best to see your pet responds first. Roughly, we suggest beginning with one drop per ten pounds into the soak water. Multiple oils can be combined.

If essential oils have peaked your interest, consider adding an essential oil treatment to your next grooming or bath appointment. Brookside Barkery has specially formulated essential oil blends for achy joints, nerves, or dry and itchy skin that can bring your pet relief.

Considerations for an Itchy Pet

Pets with environmental allergies tend to suffer in the spring and fall, but what about dogs and cats who seem itchy regardless of the season? In those cases, it’s likely there’s something in the pet’s diet that’s causing the miserable itching.

Pets with food allergies typically have symptoms such as itchy skin, skin and ear infections, and sometimes, vomiting and diarrhea. Unlike humans, who almost always have gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms with a food allergy, dogs and cats are much more likely to develop a skin problem first. Dr. Karen Becker provides some signs that your dog or cat’s allergies may be food related:

  • Your pet is less than 6 months old, or his allergies didn’t appear until he was over 6 years of age
  • Your pet is a breed prone to food intolerances
  • Your pet has received steroid therapy for allergies (which we do NOT recommend), but treatment hasn’t provided symptom relief
  • Your pet has sores or skin damage around the neck area, under the collar, and his whole head is itchy
  • Your pet is experiencing GI symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, and/or constipation

How Food Allergies Develop

When your dog or cat has a food allergy or sensitivity, her immune system perceives that something in her diet is attacking her body. To deal with the “threat,” the immune system launches a counterattack. Certain substances in the diet are more likely to trigger the immune system than others, and protein is very often the culprit.

Although no research has been published on why carnivores become allergic to their natural evolutionary diet, we believe foreign contaminants may be the culprit, such as growth hormones, antibiotics and chemical residues rather than the actual protein.

Because a large portion of pet foods use conventionally raised farm meats, this will continue to be a problem for almost all susceptible pets. Often, it isn’t until the GI tract has been compromised by inflammation caused by an allergic response that your pet begins to show signs of digestive disturbance.

Identifying Food Intolerances

For pets over the age of 1 year old who are dealing with a food sensitivity, we recommend Glacier Peak’s Wellness Assessment Test to identify food intolerances. This simple hair and saliva test pinpoints over 300 food and environmental triggers that your dog or cat are sensitive to (highlighted in red below).

Pets fed the same food day in and day out for a period of months or years often develop a sensitivity to the protein source. Grains and vegetables can also be culprits. If the food is inexpensive and highly processed, chances are the meat is loaded with antibiotics and hormones, which can also cause the immune system to overreact.

Dogs and cats often grow sensitive to allergenic ingredients in food, typically grains and carbohydrates. The Wellness Kit’s test results can often identify the specific ingredient(s) in your pet’s food that are causing a problem, and the Barkery’s custom diet plan can most often resolve the issue.

Interrupting the Allergic Cycle With a Custom Diet

When your dog or cat is having an allergic reaction to some part of her diet, her body needs a break from the food she’s been eating. This gives the immune system an opportunity to settle down, which usually results in a reduction in symptoms.

After determining sensitivities from the Wellness Kit, the next step is to introduce a custom diet to start the healing process. Switching to a new diet involves transitioning your pet to a different food containing ingredients her body isn’t familiar with.

Because each case of food intolerance is unique, the Barkery’s nutrition specialists can formulate a protocol to get your pack member back on track. After two to three months, we encourage pet parents to find at least one or two other protein sources their pet can tolerate well. Every three to six months, they can rotate proteins and avoid further allergic reactions. Grass-fed, non-GMO proteins are better sources for a sensitive animal.

Supplements that support the immune system will also help your pet during its transition. If you’d like to learn more about the Wellness Assessment Kit, our Barkery Nutritionists are here to answer your questions! Click here for Wellness Assessment Kit customer testimonials.

The Benefits of Coconut Oil

People everywhere are discovering the wonders that coconut oil can create. From hair and skincare to digestive and immune health, coconut oil’s popularity is continuing to grow. You may be wondering – if coconut oil is good for me, is it just as good for my pet? Holistic Veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker explains the benefits coconut oil can have for your animal.

The Benefits of Coconut Oil for Dogs

Coconut oil is a concentrated source of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which may have positive effects on your pet’s cognitive function. This oil is also a rich source of lauric acid, which is a powerful antimicrobial agent. Coconut oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties as well.

Dogster provides a list of reasons why coconut oil benefits your dogs, which include:

  1. Coconut oil improves overall skin health, and clears up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis, and itchy skin.
  2. Coconut oil helps moisturize the driest skin and makes a dog’s coat gleam with health, whether you add it to her diet, shampoo, or both!
  3. Applied topically to the skin, coconut oil promotes the healing of cuts, wounds, hot spots, bites, and stings.
  4. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of coconut oil help reduce doggy odor and doggy breath.
  5. It helps prevent yeast infections, particularly candida.
  6. Dogs suffering from kennel cough may recover faster with coconut oil.
  7. It improves nutrient absorption and digestion (but may case loose stools, so moderation is crucial).
  8. It can help reduce your dog’s risk of diabetes by regulating your pet’s insulin levels. It may also moderate thyroid function and keep infections and heart disease at bay.
  9. Coconut oil promotes motility in arthritic dogs and those with joint issues.
  10. It can benefit brain health and may be helpful for senior dogs whose minds are starting to become “cloudy.”

Dr. Karen Becker recommends feeding one-quarter teaspoon for of 100% organic, cold-pressed, human-grade coconut oil for every 10 pounds of body weight twice daily for dogs (and cats). This can be added at meal time. It can also be applied topically for animals with flaky and itchy skin.

Raw Diets for Dogs: Are They Better?

The idea of feeding raw food to your pet tends to divide us into two groups – either it makes sense to you to feed a biologically appropriate diet, or it may strike you as completely unsanitary and borderline barbaric.

Regardless of your point of view, raw is the fastest growing sector of the pet food market. If you were to feed a raw diet to your pet, the first change observed would be improved stools. This is due to its superior digestibility. Raw food is also extremely palatable and pets tend to like it. In addition, feeding raw has the following benefits:

  • No preservatives
  • No wheat, gluten, or fillers
  • Clean teeth
  • Fresh breath
  • Shiny and healthy coats
  • Less shedding
  • Fewer allergy symptoms
  • Firm, hard stools
  • 70% less poop

These are only a few of the benefits feeding raw can give you. Pet owners have been taught for many years that kibble is an acceptable diet for dogs, but processing kibble takes away many nutrients your dog actually needs.

The vast majority of pet food is cooked, primarily by the method of extrusion. This process produces a kibble and depends on a food containing 25 to 45 percent starch. Though digestible, this starch is of low nutritional utility for a carnivore. This Dogs Naturally article answers a few questions pet owners may have about the nutritional differences between kibble and raw.

Processing Away the Nutrients

Aside from excess carbohydrate (starch), there is the matter of what happens to an ingredient once it’s been cooked. Heat addition of any kind initiates the process of protein denaturation. It alters the nutrients and not necessarily for the better. Extreme heat destroys harmful bacteria, but today it is possible to assemble ingredients with a very low risk of pathogenic bacterial contamination.

The advantage of raw food is more than avoiding the diminished digestibility due to cooking. There are subtle but critical additional benefits. Natural enzymes and numerous beneficial bacteria are found in raw pet foods, undamaged by any heat application.

The Freeze-Dried Raw Option

A valid subheading of raw food is freeze-dried raw food. The freeze drying process removes moisture from the food without the damage of heat application. This process is widely appreciated as the most effective method of food preservation, because it allows a longer shelf life and least nutrient damage.

If you’re thinking about feeding raw, consider these advantages:

  1. Nutrient digestibility is superior to products that have been heated by extrusion (kibble) or boiling (canned).
  2. Natural enzyme activity is preserved, and vitamins remain undamaged.
  3. Friendly bacteria are allowed to thrive.

Understandably, raw food may not be an affordable option for a pet owner with more than one large dog. And compared to frozen, kibble is convenient and economical on a day to day basis. However, dry kibble simply isn’t the best nutrition for your pet. To the extent your budget permits, consider including raw or freeze-dried food in your pet’s diet. Your pet’s vitality will be louder and longer, and he’ll be happier and healthier.

Remember, feeding your dog a nutritious diet is the best health insurance money can buy. Ask a Barkery nutrition specialist about the RAW difference today.

Need Digestive Help?

If your dog has diarrhea or digestive issues, you may want to stop in the Barkery for some Flora4.

Flora4 Ground Sprouted Seeds Food Topper simplifies the chore of learning how to effectively supplement live probiotics, plant enzymes, phytonutrients and whole food vitamins and minerals that are lacking in an all-meal diet.

This beneficial supplement adds enzymes and probiotics that can help a wide range of issues, including:

  • During and after treatment with antibiotics
  • To correct intermittent diarrhea and soft stools
  • To aid digestion when transitioning a new food

You can add Flora4 to every meal to supply all your dog’s non-meat nutritional requirements. If you already mix foods like tripe, green leafy and root vegetables into your dog’s raw diet, try using Flora4 every couple of days to “fill in the gaps.” That way, you can be sure you’re not missing any essential vitamins and minerals in your homemade recipes.

Your cat can also benefit from the intense nutrition in Flora4. Be sure to add healthy sources of taurine such as organ meat – pork liver and duck liver are two excellent examples. Try adding some of Farm Fetched Single Ingredient freeze dried treats, which can also be found at the Barkery.

Flora4 is extremely versatile. It can be sprinkled into raw, home-cooked food or commercial kibble to boost nutrition and complete the diet. If your main pet food contains vitamin/mineral additives (like kibble and canned foods), you should consider supplementing Flora4 every day or two, to make sure your pet is getting really bio-available nutrients from food, not just synthetics. Testing has shown that dogs and cats love the mix of flavors from meat and the sprouted seed blend. Flora4 gives raw feeders the convenient whole food supplement they’ve been waiting for – no need to use bottled synthetic products again!

Flora4 contains guaranteed levels of live probiotics (18 billion cfu/kg) and enzymes (1 million U/kg); effective doses of 26 essential vitamins & minerals; and high levels of Omega 6 & 3 fatty acids – all from raw food- that combine to provide a variety of health benefits for both dogs and cats.

 

Consider supplementing Flora4 when transitioning your dog or cat to a different food to prevent digestive upset. Once you see what Flora4 can do for your pet, you’ll be glad you did!

Reasons You Should Supplement Raw Goat’s Milk

For those that don’t know, goat’s milk has been hailed as one of the most complete, natural food sources known to man. Raw, unpasteurized goat milk is full of vital nutrients, enzymes, vitamins, electrolytes, protein and fatty acids, and it’s more digestible than cow’s milk.

Not only is it safe to give your dog or cat goat’s milk, it’s also incredibly good for them. Even dogs who have a hard time digesting diary products derived from cow’s milk can do extremely well on unpasteurized goat’s milk.

Here are just a few reasons why you should supplement your dog or cat’s diet with goat’s milk:

1. It’s Great for Digestion

Raw goat’s milk is perfect for dogs who suffer any number of digestive issues. Some dogs just have sensitive stomachs, or aren’t able to properly digest food. This can mean gas and loose stools on a regular basis. Goat’s milk is full of natural probiotics, which strengthens your dog’s gut by repopulating the bad bacteria with good bacteria. This makes it invaluable for dogs with sensitive digestive tracts, and also for dogs that have been subjected to various antibiotics.

2. It’s an Immune Booster

By strengthening your dog or cat’s gut, you’re also strengthening the immune system. By virtue of the amount of vitamins, trace minerals, enzymes, and fatty acids, the overall health of your dog is greatly enhanced. Raw goat’s milk has been shown to help fight common ailments such as kidney issues, cancers, liver disease, diabetes, colitis, IBS, heart disease, ulcers, and various brain and nervous system disorders.

Whether you’re feeding a raw, cooked, or kibble diet, supplementing raw goat’s milk can help your best friend to be healthier and happier.

3. It Alleviates Allergies and Itching

The probiotics in raw goat’s milk fight off yeast. It also contains high levels of caprylic acid, which is a natural yeast destroyer. Believe it or not, dogs can get yeast infections in their ears and other parts of the body, including their paws. Your dog’s paw or ear itching could very well be from yeast or allergies, and goat’s milk can help stop the itching once and for all.

4. It Relieves Arthritis Symptoms and Joint Pain

The same enzymes that help with digestion are a natural anti-inflammatory, and can  help with pain in the joints. It also helps improve circulation, which can reduce or eliminate arthritis symptoms.

Other research has shown that carotene found in the milk can also prevent cancer, while the fat known as conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is believed to shrink cancerous tumors in some cases.

How to Feed Goat’s Milk

Most animals can’t get enough of goat’s milk, so give it a try even if you have a picky eater on your hands. When you’re feeding goat’s milk, make sure you’re adding it to a good, healthy diet. Although goat’s milk is a great benefit to your dog’s health, alone it won’t carry enough nutrients to help your dog thrive on its own. Pouring milk over your dog’s meal is the easiest way to supplement, whether you’re feeding raw, dehydrated, kibble or wet food.

The Barkery carries a variety of goat’s milk options. Stop in and ask a nutritionist how goat’s milk can help your pet today!

For more on goat’s milk, visit Dogs Naturally.

 

Cannabis For Your Dog: How It Can Help

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 cancer.

Are dogs going to pot? Not exactly. The cannabis dogs are taking his hemp, not marijuana. Dogs Naturally explains the differences between marijuana and hemp, and how CBD can help your pet.

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, whiles THC is the cannabinoid that makes you high.

Marijuana’s THC content is usually between 10-15%, but hemp must have a THC content of 0.3% or less. At this level, cannabis has no intoxicating effect for people or dogs. Hemp is higher in CBD, the substance that provides therapeutic effects.

How CBD Works

Humans and other mammals have specific cannabinoid receptor sites. These sites are primarily in the brain and central nervous system, and in the 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
  • digestive issues

There are also studies underway 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:

  • strains and sprains
  • torn ligaments
  • bone breaks

CBD can even help during post operative care to reduce swelling, pain and stiffness.

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

How Quickly Does It Work?

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. CBD is most beneficial when given on a consistent basis.

Safety

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.

Case Examples

Australian holistic veterinarian Dr. Edward Bassingthwaighte says he’s been amazed at the success he’s had treating dogs with cannabis. Here are a couple of cases he’s referred to:

  • One is a senior Staffy who had a fast-growing tumor about 6cm 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 cause also some THC, diluted in 10ml 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 a power medicine, so at least let the vet know how you’re using it.

Where Can You Get CBD?

The Barkery sells the best quality CBD products in multiple forms for both humans and dogs. CBD comes in the form of tinctures, capsules, or treats. If you’re looking to start taking advantage of the many therapeutic benefits of CBD, talk with a Barkery nutritionist today about what is best for your best friend.

For more on CBD benefits, visit 10 Things You Didn’t Know About CBD for Dogs.