Have you started your holiday shopping yet? If you’re focused on living a green, eco-friendly lifestyle, you may be considering factors such as sustainability and holistic practices when choosing gifts for friends and family. This is also something you can keep in mind when shopping for your pet! A local Aurora CO vet suggests a few gifts for Fluffy and Fido in this article.
Did you know that your pet’s bed may contain harmful chemicals, such as dyes and fire retardants? Consider getting your furry friend a one made of sustainable materials, such as bamboo.
One sea change that has occurred over the past decade is the acceptance and legalization of marijuana products. CBD oils have been proven to be helpful for many medical issues in both people and pets. (Note: CBD products do not contain THC, which is what causes the psycho-emotional effects of marijuana.) You can find a variety of CBD products made specifically for pets. These are not one-size-fits-all, though. An anxious pup may benefit from something that calms him, while a dog with tummy troubles may do better with something that helps his appetite and digestion. It’s also important to ensure that you’re using the correct dosage. Ask your vet for specific advice.
Many dog toys have been found to contain BPAs and other dangerous chemicals. Make your four-legged buddy’s toybox more eco-friendly by choosing products from companies that use green, non-toxic materials. You can find these online and in stores. You can also go the DIY route and make things.
Nutrition plays a huge role in your pet’s overall health and well-being. Organic treats and supplements can make great stocking stuffers for Fido and Fluffy! These should also be selected according to your pet’s age, size, and health. An arthritic dog may benefit from fish oil or glucosamine. Mushroom supplements are also something to look into. Ask your vet for recommendations.
Clean, fresh water is crucial for your pet’s health or care. You may want to consider getting Fido or Fluffy a pet fountain. Many pets prefer to drink running water. Some fountains also have filters, which can remove toxins and other impurities.
All of us here at Whole Pet Wellness Veterinary Services, your Aurora CO animal clinic, want to wish you a wonderful holiday season. Please feel free to contact us anytime!