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A week from today the sky will be lighting up with beautiful fun fireworks to celebrate our nations birthday!  What is beautiful to most of us humans is terrorizing to so many of our furr-kids unfortunately.  Depending on where you live or where you are spending this holiday there may be some easy things to do to help keep your pup from losing his or her mind.

1 – Keep the house closed up with the AC on and run fans, soothing music and/or white noise machines to help drowned out the booming sounds.  Some dogs even enjoy having the TV on and I personally recommend the Animal Planet Channel.

2 – For dogs that like to be in small closed spaces when they’re nervous, make sure they have good air flow, access to water and favorite toys or chews.  Dogs don’t sweat like we do; therefore, they pant excessively when nervous and can end up becoming easily dehydrated.  Excessive chewing can sometimes be a stress reliever for pups as well so provide them with proper items to chew on instead of door jams, furniture or flooring.

3 – If you’ve heard anything about CBD and the benefits of this great natural product, you know what it can do for you, but did you know it can also help your pets?  CBD oil has been shown to help calm dogs and cats, in addition to providing pain relief for older arthritic pets.  Dosage recommendations will vary depending on the product.  Read labels carefully and make sure there are NO added items like xylitol, which can be deadly for dogs and cats even in small doses.

At Bow Wow Meow Boutique, we are proud to carry Herbal Fracture Pet Tinctures and Pet treats.  We chose this particular company because they use a CO2 extraction process to isolate the various parts of the hemp plant, resulting in the purest CBD oil for pets and people.  Most companies use an ethanol chemical extraction process and that worries me about residual chemical exposure, which none of us need.  With Herbal Fractures tinctures all you will find on the ingredients label is CBD oil and either Cod Liver Oil or a Medium Chain Triglyceride oil, such as coconut oil – that’s it…nothing more!  In addition, Herbal Fracture uses only organic hemp grown in Colorado and they submit a sample from each batch for independent 6 panel testing to ensure purity levels.  Each product has a QR code on the packaging that you can simply scan with your smart phone to see the results for your product – that’s transparency to me!  Herbal fracture also makes tasty treats for dogs with bacon or peanut butter.  These items use the same pure CBD oil in addition to all-natural organic ingredients like sweet potatoes, blueberries, rosemary and carrots just to name a few.

ALL Herbal Fracture products are 25% off in store until Sunday, July 7th at 6:00pm.

We also are proud to carry Colorado Hemp Honey in 4 delicious flavors; Raw Relief, Lemon Stress Less, Tangerine Tranquility and Ginger Soothe.  For the 4th of July stressors, my recommendation is Lemon Stress Less or Tangerine Tranquility.  The benefits of natural honey, combined with essential oils and CBD are out of this world!  Our 120-pound mastiff is terrified of thunderstorms, so 15 to 30 minutes before a storm hits, we give her a tube of the Tangerine Tranquility and the results are simply amazing.  She doesn’t pant excessively, nor does she try to hide among my shoes in the bottom of my closet!

ALL Colorado Hemp Honey Sticks are 10% off in store until Sunday, July 7th at 6:00pm.

4 – If your pet has any special medical circumstances, such as diabetes, heart or kidney issues, ALWAYS consult with your Veterinarian before giving additional supplements, all natural or otherwise.  Your Veterinarian can also determine if a prescription medication may be more beneficial for stress and anxiety during these times when other alternatives have failed.

We’re here to help in any way we can when you need us.  Wishing you all a safe, fun and peaceful 4th of July!

Gretchen, Angie & Cameron

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