Petwell Supply Blog
#HotBlockHoliday Pop-Up Event!
The #HighlandHotBlock is hosting its second annual #HotBlockHoliday Pop-Up!
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On Sunday, November 25th from 11 AM to 5 PM, join Petwell Supply, 7Ate9Bakery, E Scott Originals, and Work Shop Salon as we kick off the holiday shopping season! Stop by Petwell Supply to shop these fantastic products by Becca Joas Calligraphy, Made Organics, Artyfactos, and Kate Robbins Pet Coats:
Becca Joas Calligraphy (@beccajoas):
Professional calligrapher, letterer, and engineer Becca Joas has made beautiful designs for many well-known brands including Versace and Alex and Ani. She currently offers designs in custom lettering, digital lettering, logos, murals, signage and custom painted goods.
Made Organics (@made_organics):
Inspired by family values, Made Organics specializes in personal care and home products that are made from all-natural, organic, and fair-trade ingredients to offer safe solutions for over-the-counter prescriptions and other traditional medical remedies.
Inspired by the work of Latin American artisans, Artyfactos commits to keeping love and social responsibility behind their handmade jewelry collections. They use safe, natural and recycled materials to create unique pieces of jewelry including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, and more.
Kate Robbins Pet Coats:
Kate specializes in creating coats for dogs (and cats!) that are both fashionable and practical for every season. She customizes coats to fit your pet’s measurements exactly and uses unique designs and materials to make sure your pet looks great and feels comfortable.
Be sure to stop by the rest of the block for even more great vendors, including:
Tall as a House - @tallasahouse
Nora Miller Jewelry - @noramillerjewelry
Heather Balchunas Art - @lucydiamond72
Board & Anchor Reclaimed Wood Home Decor
Mud&Yarn - @mudandyarn
Jack of All Graces Candles - @jackofallgraces
Happy Challadays Cards
While you're here, don't forget to stock up on treats and other holiday gifts for your pets and fellow pet-lovers!
- Vanessa Rances
Everything You Need to Know About CBD for Your Pet
If you have heard of CBD, you probably also have heard that it offers many benefits for common pet ailments.
The science behind CBD and why it works, however, can be tricky to understand, because it can come from multiple sources and can be used in several different ways. But if you haven’t heard of CBD, I’ll begin with a brief overview of what it is:
CBD, or cannabidiol, is the natural cannabinoid that is found in industrial hemp/cannabis. A common misconception about CBD is that it can come only from marijuana, which is another cannabis plant; however, CBD products for pets are derived from industrial hemp, which is not the exact same plant as marijuana. The difference is that marijuana contains very high levels of the cannabinoid THC, which is a psychoactive property. Industrial hemp, on the other hand, contains a very high amount of CBD and very little THC. In short, all cannabis strains share a lot of the same medical benefits, but because industrial hemp contains very little THC, it offers the medical benefits without the “high.”
Petwell Supply carries Kurapet CBD products that are designed for both cats and dogs, and offer great benefits for ailments like anxiety, joint pain, cancer, and much more. Because CBD offers so many medical benefits, Kurapet has designed a few different forms of CBD products that cater specifically to certain ailments to make it easier for both you and your pet to use:
Ingredients: Herbal Extract Base (with Astragulus, Schisandrae, Biota, Magnolia Bark), Honey, Hemp Oil
Ideal for anxiety, nervousness, and hyperactivity, the calming properties of Astragulus and Magnolia Bark will help your pet in stress-inducing situations like vet visits, storms, or fireworks. This pump spray is designed to easily be administered directly into your pet’s mouth either regularly or as needed.
Ingredients: Herbal Extract Base (with Artemisia, Monnier’s Snow Parsley, White Mulberry Leaf), Carrageenan, Aloe Vera, Essence of Cherry Blossom, Hemp Oil
Ideal for skin issues and joint pain, the anti-bacterial and pain relieving properties of Artemisia and Aloe Vera relaxes muscles and helps heal skin eruptions, hot spots, pimples, insect bites, cuts, and burns. The gel can be squeezed directly onto your pet’s joints or irritated areas either regularly or as needed.
Ingredients: L-Theanine, Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT Oil), Fish Oil, Goji Berry Extract, Schisandra Extract, Ginger Extract, Angelica Root, Sunflower Lecithin, Hemp Oil.
Ideal for inflammation, pain, anxiety, seizures and spasms, the oil combined with Omegas, Schisandra, and Ginger provide a fast-acting remedy in as needed situations or just for everyday use with chronic conditions. The tincture can easily be administered orally or in your pet’s food.
Kurapet’s CBD products also are ideal for many other pet ailments including arthritis, diabetes, digestion, aging, and overall wellness. Another great benefit to using CBD products is that you can experiment with dosage to determine what will work best for your pet without any negative side effects. Still, it is always wise to speak to your vet before you begin using CBD products, because CBD can also be a fantastic alternative to traditional prescription medications that your pet may already be taking.
To learn even more about how CBD products can benefit your pet, visit us in store!
- Vanessa Rances
Product Review: PrettyLitter – A Low-Maintenance, Diagnostic Litter!
I have been using PrettyLitter for my 4-year-old cat, Princess Buttercup, for about two months now, and it has been a fantastic alternative to traditional cat litter. If you haven’t already heard of it, PrettyLitter is a diagnostic, crystal cat litter.
The main attraction of PrettyLitter is that it can help you detect early signs of illness by its color-changing properties. When your cat urinates, the litter will change color based off the pH balance in their urine, letting you know if it contains any blood, acid, or alkaline. This is the part of PrettyLitter that will help you stay proactive about your cat’s health, because seldom do they show symptoms of bladder or kidney related illnesses.
The other great parts of PrettyLitter will help you keep your house cleaner, produce less waste, and save money. PrettyLitter is made with silica gel, which absorbs your cat’s urine, whereas traditional litters clump. After Princess uses the litter box, she digs to hide her waste, then proceeds to wipe all the litter from her paws. If your cat is anything like Princess, you have had to spend a lot of time sweeping or vacuuming litter from the floor. But since I’ve started using PrettyLitter, the amount of litter that I have had to clean up has significantly decreased, simply because it doesn’t clump and make a mess on Princess’ paws. And since PrettyLitter doesn’t clump, all you need to do is scoop the poop, and mix the rest, which means less waste altogether.
In addition, one four-pound bag of PrettyLitter is designed to last an entire month. My main concern with this was that the litter box would start to smell over time. To my surprise, it barely smells at all; you just need to consistently mix it to keep it stink-free! And with that, one bag of PrettyLitter only costs about $21, so when compared to the average monthly price of $22.42 for traditional litters (or more for a multi-cat household), that’s another great benefit of using PrettyLitter.
- Vanessa Rances
Which Fish Oil Is Right for My Pet's Needs?
If you have been considering using fish oil for your pet, you may have had difficulty in deciding which one is right for their needs, since different types of fish oils carry unique benefits. So where should you begin?
Firstly, it is important to understand why fish oil is such a great supplement for pets. Fish oil provides Omega-3 fatty acids to your pet’s diet. Your pet should have a good balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, but many traditional pet foods have very high levels of Omega-6, and not enough Omega-3. Too much Omega-6 can reverse the benefits of a healthy amount of Omega-3.
So what are the benefits of fish oil? Let’s look at the three most common types of fish oils: pollock, salmon, and krill.
Pollock oil contains a very high content of the Omega-3 fatty acid known as EPA, which supports the healthy function of your pet’s skin and coat.
In addition to EPA, salmon oil contains another Omega-3 fatty acid known as DHA, supports your pet’s nerve-based functions, such as cognition, vision, fertility, and immune system. It also contains both Vitamin A, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E.
While krill oil contains a smaller amount of Omega-3 than pollock and salmon oil, it contains a high number of antioxidants, which help your pet kill what are known as “free radicals,” molecules that disrupt the digestive system. In addition, krill oil supports liver health and ocular, respiratory, cardiovascular, and vascular functions.
Just a couple of pumps of fish oil onto your dog’s or cat’s food every day makes supplementing their diet a very easy and effective solution to a lot of common ailments. Check out these different types of fish oils that Petwell Supply carries both in store and online!
- Vanessa Rances