Adopting or buying a dog can bring a lot of challenges to not only your life and schedule but to your routine, and it certainly brings an immense amount of joy and fun. So balancing the two worlds may seem like a struggle or tricky at first, but with commitment and dedication you will find the balance and before you know it you couldn’t think of a day where you don’t want to be with them.
As humans, we are constantly striving to stay in as best a shape as possible, and if you have a dog then what better partner could you ask for. They have the dedication to run alongside you on your jogs irrespective of the weather, they have the endurance that motivates you to give that little bit extra, and seeing the joy they have simply from being with you makes it all worthwhile. Even during winter, am I right?
And with your gym regime comes an ideally healthy meal plan, correct, and if your growing pup is doing just as much work and putting in just as much effort then they deserve to have the nutritional content to sustain them.
It is no secret that if you live well and eat well you will have a pretty healthy lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean that you need to think about only your meals from now on, pet’s need a vitamin and mineral-rich diet just as much as we do.
Ideally organic and natural vegetables should be your first choice, they add wholesomeness to the food, they have a large variety of flavours and textures you can experiment and get creative with, and what’s best is they have no preservatives or harmful chemicals.
Herbs, plants, and shrubs found in nature offer more health and nutritional value than we give them credit for or that we or scientists have yet to fully discover. Plants such as the Hemp flower has been known for years as an alternative medicinal source for physical and mental issues. Since being rediscovered it has been categorized into the two main components known as THC (not the part you want) and CBD and has since taken the world by storm.
Companies such as Holistapet have taken this knowledge and information on board and listened to what customers have to say and have shown us that there are organic products available for our pets. And can be implemented into their diets safely.
Nutrition was never as healthy and it is easier to use than you think. Life is busy as we know it and we can become overwhelmed by the plates we have to juggle between home and work life, and then a pet to top it all off.
How do you know if one brand is better than the next? Is it about better packaging, does the size of the bag count? Or do you simply follow the fashion and buy whatever is ‘in season.’ If only it was as easy as that and you still got the same nutrients, then life would be simple, but to get the best you are going to need to put in the work.
You need to check the packaging labels (see here https://pets.webmd.com/dogs/guide/how-to-read-a-dog-food-label#1 for tips on what to look for and ensure), for CBD products there must be a THC content percentage printed on the outside somewhere (consumption safety level is 0.3% or less) as well as the recommended dosage per weight of the dog.
Take a look at the website of the brand and see if they have test results available. Because the CBD plant heavily and easily absorbs contaminants, as well as minerals, from the soil it is important that soil regulation is met and that extraction and filtration processes allow for the least amount of sediment left at the end of manufacturing.
Lastly, you need to think about the type of CBD variety that would best suit your lifestyle. There are capsules, gummies, and baked goods, but the easiest and most popular choice is CBD oil. It can be added into almost any food or drink product or taken as is, you get the best of all the options. There are many health benefits for dogs who take CBD, see this link for some stories from pet owners who have raved about and commented on its effectiveness after seeing significant improvements in their pet.
A final thought on CBD as a healthier alternative.
Cannabidiol is being used for health treatments and anxiety remedies around the world with dogs, and animals in general, living a better quality of life with less stress. It reacts with the receptors in the endocannabinoid system in dogs making it easily absorbed into the system and targeting areas that need treatment more efficiently.
Not only does CBD support the immune system and provide the essential nutrients lost during the day-to-day cooking processes, but it helps to loosen stiff joints and hips, tired muscles are repaired and rebuilt, and it increases flexibility.
One last point to make is that no matter how tough of a week it has been and you are glad to finally be home and done for the weekend, you can always count on your furry family member to make everything ok. CBD boosts mood and morale so your happy pup can stay its amazing loving self.