Moving with Pets

Moving with pets can be stressful not only for you, but for them. There are a few things you can do to limit your pet’s stress and anxiety during the move.

Find a Temporary Place

Putting them in doggie daycare of with a friend for the day or the night before the move. Make sure that it is a place or person that they are comfortable with. They can already sense the change and chaos in any household that is packing up and in disarray.

If you choose to leave them with a friend or a sitter, make sure that they have their favorite toy, bed, or blanket to make them feel at home.

Pick them up only when you are all set to go. The less change they experience, the calmer they will be.

Driving with Pets

These guys are your precious cargo. If your pet isn’t kennel trained, you will want to make sure to train them well before the big day. We suggest putting their favorite treat in their kennel with a blanket or pillow, with the door open. Put a treat in there several times a day so they know that this is not an unpleasant place. Once they are inside, close the door and feed a couple more treats and encourage that good behavior. Start them out at 5 minutes, several times a day, then for longer periods. Eventually, start kenneling them up when you run errands so they get used to being in the crate especially if you are driving a long distance.

Flying with Pets

Make sure to check the specific airline rules way before traveling. Especially, if you are relocating overseas. If you moving with pets overseas or even to Hawaii, you will need to check the quarantine laws and vaccinations. For instance, countries like New Zealand, Australia have mandatory titer vaccinations. These vaccinations will be a series and sometimes may take up to 180 days to complete the series. Check the country’s pet importation laws well in advance.

Pet Relocation Services

This is another option for moving with pets is to hire a professional. They will explore all the avenues to get your pet safely to the destination without you having to deal with all the hassle. They will also be very well informed in all the required laws for quarantine and vaccinations. Just make sure that they are registered with the Agriculture Department if you choose this route.

Calming Aids for Moving with Pets

Tranquilizers used to be the method of choice before, but the risks were high, and was the number one cause of death in transporting animals. Most airlines refuse to transport animals that have been tranquilized.

Cannabis dog treats or CBD is a great alternative to moving with pets. They are calmed by the natural compounds found in the cannabis plant that have been known to alleviate stress, anxiety and PTSD in both humans and animals. Since it is not pharmacological, and is not medical marijuana (so there is no high) it has no lethal side effects, and is all-natural.

Depending on the anxiety level of your animal, you will want to start with 5 mg of CBD per 10 pounds of weight. I have given my dog up to three to four times the recommended starting dose if we are flying. She is noise sensitive and the roar of the jet engines escalate her fear and anxiety to the maximum level. Driving in the car for transport, I don’t give her any since she is used to her kennel in the back of the boot.

Assess your animal and dose accordingly. Try and give your animal a dose 30 to 40 minutes before you have to check them in at the airport. They will already be stressed as soon as you both arrive at the airport, and are bombarded with tons of stimulation, then having to be separated from you.

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CBD for Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

All animals with a spinal column have an endocannabinoid system, or ECS, in their body. Many scientists believe the system evolved around 600 million years ago and continues to exist to this day. This primordial system was first discovered in the 60s after several pieces of research were carried out to determine how cannabis affects the body. In summary, the ECS is largely responsible for the body to “relax, sleep, eat, forget, and protect.”

CBD for Dogs: The Science

The system does this by maintaining the body’s homeostasis- state of equilibrium – through a network of receptors spread out around the body and predominantly present in the immune system and central nervous system. Cannabinoids are the messengers that relay the instructions of the ECS to the rest of the body by binding to certain receptors to either activate it or prevent it from activating.

Most studies done about CBD primarily focused on its effects on humans rather than animals. Although animal models have been used in the research, the results of the studies are mainly in the context of CBD’s effect on humans. But the tide seems to be turning. We are seeing an explosion of studies that aim to explore CBD’s effects on animals, pets in particular.

  • A study in 2016 by Dr. Stephanie McGrath involving dogs with poorly managed epilepsy and osteoarthritis revealed that 89% of dogs that were given CBD saw a reduction in the frequency of their seizures.
  • A study led by Dr. Joe Wakshlag, an associate professor and section chief nutrition at Cornell University, determined the efficacy of CBD oil in managing pain in dogs suffering from osteoarthritis.
  • Dr. Dawn Boothe of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is currently exploring CBD as a treatment for epilepsy in dogs.

All these studies, among others, all suggest that CBD could be a potential treatment for the various ailments that dogs suffer from. But without clinical research support, establishing dosing and effectiveness will remain elusive and out of reach.

Still, many dog-owners still advocate that CBD products – like cbd oil, tincture, and pills – provide benefit to their four-legged companions. Dispensaries around the world have started marketing certain CBD products as safe for use on animals.


When giving CBD for dogs, the dosing can depend on their size. There are different oils that have different concentrations of CBD and it’s important that a vet is consulted before giving one to a pet dog.

Choosing the best method to administer CBD to your dog depends largely on your pet’s temperament, eating habits, as well as their illness. An important factor to consider is that a dose of CBD oil is not the same dose you would give to a child. A common recommendation would be to start with the smallest dose possible and observe how your dog reacts to it. You can slowly increase the dosage every 3 to five days until you achieve the desired results.

CBD for Dogs Risk Factors

Like all medications, CBD oil has a myriad of risk factors that dog owners should be aware of in medicating their pets. For one thing, most experts recommend giving dogs CBD without any THC. Things to look out for include:

  • Numbness
  • Abundant saliva
  • Vomiting
  • Tremor
  • Abnormal behavior
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CBD Oil for Seizures in Dogs

Cannabidiol or CBD oil for seizures first came into use with a little girl named Charlotte Figi. She was suffering severe seizures when she was just three months old. By the time she was five years old, this was up to about 300 seizures a week. And on a CBD regiment, she was able to return to normal life and bring down the incidents to about 2-3 times a month. This journey is extensively covered in a CNN documentary by Sanjay Gupta.

Set Up a CBD Oil Dosing Plan

The cannabis plant where CBD oil is extracted has the same superpower to do the same for dogs. There are two options here on how to manage seizures in your pet. One is a three times daily edible or dog treat infused with CBD. We recommend that this be done in conjunction to an oil or tincture. So, in the event the dog is in an active seizure you can administer the CBD oil for seizures sublingually.

The other option is to go just straight oil or tincture all the time. The issue that we have found with this straight oil method is, most dogs run as soon as they know you will be giving them the ill-tasting tinctures. And picky eaters will just refuse to eat their food even more. For this reason, we suggest it would be a good idea to mix it up. Dog treats infused with CBD oil will be much easier to give, just like giving any other treat. Your pet won’t even notice the difference. And, this can easily be included as a daily maintenance.

Hence, what this means for us pet parents is, less of a struggle and a daily fight with your pet to administer his dose. God only knows we have all been there before! The eating around a pill pocket, the eating all around it, and the running and hiding. With a dog treat infused with the oil, it becomes a pleasurable experience for all involved.

Most importantly stick to your chosen schedule and consistency is key.


According to Ian Miller, MD of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, “convulsive seizures decreased by 46% in children taking 20 mg/kg/day and 49% for children taking 10 mg/kg/day of cannabidiol, compared with 27% for placebo… The children in this study had already tried an average of four epilepsy drugs with no success and at the time were taking an average of three additional drugs, so to have this measure of success with cannabidiol is a major victory,” 1

According to the Journal of Epilepsy Research, “CBD was found to be superior to placebo in reducing the frequency of convulsive (tonic-clonic, tonic, clonic, and atonic) seizures in patients with Dravet syndrome, and the frequency of drop seizures in patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. For the first time, there is now class 1 evidence that adjunctive use of CBD improves seizure control in patients with specific epilepsy syndromes.” 2

How Does CBD Oil for Seizures Work?

All living beings with the exclusion of insects have an endocannabinoid system. This system is a primary regulatory system that keeps our bodies in functional balance. Our bodies naturally produce its own endocannabinoids. And these receptors are like docking stations found throughout our bodies like the brain, nervous system, skin, gastrointestinal system, bones, etc. Thus, it is widespread throughout our bodies. Dogs are no exception. As a result, the CBD’s from the cannabis plant attach to these receptors found throughout the body to bring them into balance.

An animal recovering from a torn ACL, or other surgery can benefit from a CBD treatment. Since it is known to help promote a restful sleep and decreased stress. Or better mobility from CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties and pain management for arthritis in dogs. The benefits of CBD are far and wide.

Did you know there are more than 100+ beneficial cannabinoids in the cannabis plant? They all have a different function that aids in different aspects of bringing all living beings into homeostasis. If you wish to read more about which cannabinoids can help with specific ailments, check out this infographic on CBD oil benefits list and CBD oil effects.

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What is CBD? What are the CBD Effects?

What is CBD? CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is a naturally occurring compound in the cannabis plant. There are over 100+ cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. It has been reported to have therapeutic benefits. CBD is derived from the hemp plant is is extracted from its leaves and flowers. This oil has been reported to have very positive effects in interacting with living beings with an endocannabinoid system. This system is in charge of balancing our bodies and putting it in a state of homeostasis.

This ECS system and the cannabinoids help regulate our moods, stress, pain sensors, bone health, appetite levels, gastrointestinal health, even healthy skin. This ECS system is found through out our bodies. Think of each of the organs down to the skin, having its own docking station full of receptors that the endocannabinoid system regulates. These cannabinoids attach themselves to these docking stations to give them a balancing charge. Our bodies naturally produce cannabinoids, but it doesn’t mean that we can’t receive an outside boost from the oils extracted from the cannabis plant. And this goes the same for your pet. We all have an endocannabinoid system, except for insects.

The CB’s or cannabinoids all have their own specific functions and what they do to help our bodies, like like worker bees with specific jobs. Click on this infographic explaining the CBD Oil Effects and how the various cannabinoids target in the body.

How to Buy CBD Oil?

Now that you have a better understanding of what CBD is and how it works in conjunction to our bodies, you may be wondering: How do I choose the right CBD for myself or for my pet?

We suggest following these guidelines. It won’t matter if the oil is for yourself or your pet. These tips will help you to choose the safest and best product for you both.

Do not price shop. Not all CBD is created equal. Don’t let other competitors fool you with their rock bottom prices. These are products that utilize unchecked foreign regulations for safety and compliance. US manufacturers have complete license and certification packets. Products are manufactured in FDA inspected facilities. Third party lab results are checked for potency, solvents, heavy metals, mycotoxins, pesticides, and a full terpene profile. You will be paying for quality.

Your Brand

When you find a brand that you like, stick with them. AFTER you have tried other brands. That manufacturer may have a mother plant whose terpene profile works better for you or your pet. Again– NOT all CBD is created equal. This time it is due to mother nature. She creates individual plants just as individual as you and I are. No two people are genetically alike except for twins. Plants are the same way. We suggest trying different brands to see how one brand works compared to another. Once you have done your own due diligence, then stick to your preferred brand.Don’t be afraid to ask the manufacturer questions directly about the safety of their manufacturing.

Here’s an example: Bark Avenue CBD dog treats are manufactured in an SQF3 facility. This is the highest food safety rating you can get as a supplier in the food industry. These are food safety systems based on HACCP principles that manage food safety risks and prevent contamination. Our oil comes for a vertically integrated manufacturer. Meaning, they are ones who do seed to sale.

What is seed to sale?

This means the CBD oil manufacturer grows, harvests, extracts, clones, and even tests all under one roof. No outsourcing. For instance, I am an extractor but I buy from several farmers to extract my oil, then I send it out to a lab to do testing. Not only is there a blind spot in the way you trust that your hemp farmer is doing things up to standard, despite all certifications; but one also doesn’t know if the product handling and testing in a lab was proper. Let’s face it, the less people handling things outside of your control, the less mistakes.

Bark Avenue understands this. And this is why we will be your dog food advisor for CBD treats, even if it’s not our own. Did you know that dosing is the most important piece of information to know for success in your pet’s health? Now you know.

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CBD Oil Benefits

Listed above is a CBD oil benefits list of the major cannabinoids that will help explain the benefits to any living thing with an endocannabinoid system.

Fun fact 1: All animals with the exception of insects have some form of internal cannabinoid system.

What’s an ECS system?

What is an endocannabinoid system (ECS)? It is a network of receptors that exist in the body that was discovered in the 90’s by researchers. CBD oil effects include regulating mood, appetite, pain, stress, inflammation and anxiety among other things. The ECS manages complex actions in our immune system, nervous system, and all of the body’s organs.

Dogs just like us have similar ECS systems like humans and this is why pharmaceutical companies often use them as test subjects. This handy guide will help explain what CBD can do for your beloved pet. Keep in mind that the THC components in this guide are controversial for animal use.

THC vs Hemp

There will be two types of product that can fall under the THC classification. For our peanut butter dog treats recipe, we use an industrial hemp derived CBD oil. This is where the THC or psychoactive content is .03% or less per dry weight. In short, it is high in CBD but with trace amounts of THC. This does not cause any psychoactive effects on the animal. This type of oil is also known as a full spectrum oil. It has all the benefits of the whole plant known as the “Entourage Effect”, minus the high. For the most part our tests register around half of the .03% threshold.

The second type of product you can buy that is .03% greater in THC, will be found in dispensaries. You cannot purchase this type of product online or in stores other than licensed dispensaries. We caution this usage and highly recommend veterinary advice when treating an animal where there are intoxicating effects involved. We would cautiously recommend this, except for animals that are perhaps at the end of life care, and comfort is the main goal. Again, consult your vet.

Fun fact 2: Did you know pigs have the most similar endocannabinoid system to humans?

What are cannabinoids?

What are cannabinoids or CBD’s? First, this is one word that will always be part of anyone who wishes to learn more about any form of cannabis usage. Secondly, they are chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant that interact with the ECS system that puts a physical body in homeostasis or in balance.

At present, science has discovered that there are about 113 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. We have covered the major CBD oil benefits list for the major cannabinoids.


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Peanut Butter Dog Treats Recipe with CBD Oil

This is a delicious, easy to make peanut butter dog treats recipe with CBD Oil. You can use the CBD oil you have purchased online for both the human and animal labeling. They are one and the same.

You will just need to be aware of the milligrams per bottle and do your mathematical adjustments. For the sake of this recipe, we will do a 2 mg active ingredient per cookie.

Tools you will need: Digital scale that is set to grams, 5 ml + 1 ml plastic syringe, small round cookie cutter, mixing bowl with dough hook attachment, sheet pan with parchment paper, and a rolling pin.

For the peanut butter, buy an all-natural peanut butter that has no Xylitol sweetener. This can be poisonous to your pet and can cause seizures and liver failure.

Yield: Approx 5 dozen cookies

400 g              Wheat Flour                        

125 g              Oats                                                  

125 g              Peanut Butter                                          

420 g              Water                                               

80 g              Honey                                             

3.25 ml CBD Oil (500 mg 1 oz bottle) or 6.5 ml (500 mg 2 oz. bottle)    

7 g                Salt                                                    


  1. Put water, peanut butter, honey and salt in microwave proof bowl. Set on 1-2 minutes on high or until warm. Whisk to blend together. Add the CBD Oil and whisk again well to homogenize.
  2. Mix the what flour and the oats together and pour into mixing bowl that is fitted with a dough hook attachment.
  3. Add the wet to the dry until a ball forms.
  4. Preheat oven to 325*F
  5. Wrap and chill dough at least one hour to relax the dough.
  6. Lightly put the dough on a floured surface. Roll to about 1/4 inch thick.
  7. Make sure that the cookie cutter you use will yield an 18 g cookie. You may need to do a couple test cuts to check the weight.
  8. Place cookies on parchment lined sheet pans and bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.
  9. Once cookies have fully cooled, store in an airtight container. You can also store this in the fridge for a longer shelf life.

Pro tip: You can leave the cookies in the oven overnight to continue the drying process as the oven starts to cool off. This will give you a longer shelf life.

During Covid-19 and shelter in place orders, we hope you and your family, including the dog enjoyed making this peanut butter dog treats recipe with CBD Oil! And–here’s another bonus recipe on video: How to Make Dog Treats with CBD Oil that will freshen up your dog’s breath.

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CBD Dog Treats Denver

Bark Avenue’s CBD dog treats Denver are made with whole food ingredients. We pride ourselves in safety and transparency with our dog treats manufacture. We deliver stellar customer service to our loyal online clientele. A Colorado proud company delivering to all 50 states.

Our CBD Dog Treat Products in Colorado

We are committed to the highest all-natural, quality ingredients that produce a great tasting product. We believe that dogs should enjoy food good enough for humans and deliver the best functionality and purpose.  That’s why we start with carefully selected ingredients from North America. We prepare our tasty morsels in small batches with no additives or artificial preservatives. And we use a Colorado fully integrated, full spectrum, organic hemp oil GMO-free grower and extractor with the strict standards and highest quality. All manufacturing is done in FDA approved facilities with complete license and certification documentation.

Our dog treat manufacturing plant also boasts an SQF 3 rating which is the highest certification for safe quality food. We spare no detail to ensure that we deliver our customers the safest and best tasting dog treats possible.

Bark Avenue Hemp Treats use a full spectrum CBD oil which ensures whole plant benefits for your pet. We provide third party oil testing results for our product for added safety and transparency. We test for potency, residual solvents, heavy metals, mycotoxins, pesticides and terpene profiles.

Best Tasting CBD Dog Biscuit Recipe Around

This family owned, small batch, Culinary Institute of America professional chef formulator prides itself on using whole food ingredients through sustainable sourcing. We believe in product transparency.  Our products are all-natural, chemical free, and cruelty free.  We invite you to read the ingredient labels on the back panel of our pouches. Each product purchased helps our local animal shelter. Made in the USA.

Our all-natural, artisanal baked products infused with full spectrum hemp oil. It is NOT medical cannabis and is non-psychoactive, and does not generate any “high”.

We stand behind our cannabis dog treat line and offer a 100% money back guarantee if your pet doesn’t not love our tasty product!

What do CBD dog treats do?

If your dog is dealing with arthritis, anxiety, seizures or other chronic illnesses, the this all natural treatment may be the perfect natural solution.

  • Seizures
  • Inflammation
  • GI problems
  • Anxiety/ Stress
  • Pain
  • Limping
  • End of Life Care
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Poor Appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Degenerative Joint DIsease
  • Hot Spots/ Skin & Coat


We utilize full spectrum oils. This ensures the inclusion of all the beneficial cannabinoid compounds associated with the medicinal properties of the complete plant. So your pet doesn’t miss out on any of the benefits, also known as the “Entourage Effect”.

CBD Dog Treat Recipes

Don’t forget to check out the video tab to make your own cannabis homemade dog treats. And make the best dog treats for bad breath! Or you can simply shop our store.

We manufacture a specialized, true double functional treat for large, extra large, or giant breeds. It not only offers the beneficial aspects of CBD oil, but is infused with a powerful glucosamine and chondroitin supplement all rolled into the CBD bone dog treats! We also offer a vegan CBD dog treats option. Feel free to zoom in on our whole food ingredients labels to pick the right one for you.

If you need help in dosing, we are standing by. Even if it isn’t for our products. We are your partners in pethood.

Giving Back to You

Bark Avenue Hemp Treats makes donations to Max Fund, a no kill shelter in Denver, and the Denver Animal Shelter. Each purchase supports the local animal shelters. The Chef/ Founder is also a volunteer SCUBA diver at the Downtown Denver Aquarium. She is also a chef instructor for Cooking Matters Colorado. This is part of the national No Kid Hungry Program, and a volunteer with the Retriever Rescue Organization of Colorado.

We are donating 12 FREE bags to senior rescue dogs. Just show us a copy of your adoption papers. Any dog over 8 years old qualifies. Are you a dog rescue near me? Ask us how we can help! We love seniors!

Try us today and help us give back more! A brighter future is built on a hand up, not a hand out.

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Dog Treat Recipes with CBD Oil

This dog treat recipes with CBD oil is not only all-natural, but healthy for your pup and with no artificial flavors, fillings or anything you and I don’t eat on a regular basis. The best part about this pumpkin dog treats recipe is that it not only is it a great way on how to treat a limping dog at home, but for when you cry out, “My dog’s breath stinks!”

Old age also is a large contributing factor to the bad breath of our dogs. Simply put, because we don’t brush our dog’s teeth everyday like we do. Nor do they gargle with mouthwash or floss daily. So, all these preventative human measure for clean oral hygiene is just not done on a daily basis for our pets. Our only recourse is to implement as many bad breath preventative measures that we can for the life of our pets.

This dog treat recipes is perfect for that dog won’t eat his food but will eat treat, and gives him the double functional aspect of helping them with the benefits of CBD and for his bad breath!

How Much CBD Oil Should I Give My Dog?

We recommend a starting point of 1-2 mg of CBD per ten pounds of dog. This depends heavily on his age, size and overall condition and the purpose that you are using it for. Unfortunately, there is no magic number set in stone number that works for everyone at all times. It will be a journey of trail and error, but our guidelines are a good place to start.

For instance, you have a 10-12 pound Shitzu who is 14 years old with terrible arthritis but no other issues. You may want to give him 1 treat per serving, three times a day to start, for about a week because you need to build up the levels in his system. You start to notice a positive change in his behavior since his pain levels have gone down. So now, you can then give him a treat twice a day and continue monitoring his behavior.

We suggest not less than a twice a day, and up to four times a day for the number of dosing sessions, so your pet can reap the healing benefit of the CBD oil and manage his pain levels.

If you went on a hike or long walk the day before and notice he is a bit achy like us humans can be at times, then give him an extra dose. It is important to constantly monitor your pet’s behavior because you know him best.

Eventually, you will figure out his sweet spot for how much and when he needs it. Best of all, when you make CBD dog treat recipes at home, you have full control of the dog treat recipes.

You will need the following tools:

Digital scale that measures in grams

1-5 ml Plastic Syringes – ask your vet or pharmacist for free or purchase online



Rolling Pin

Cookie Cutter

Baking Tray

Parchment Paper

Breath of Fresh Air – 2 milligram of CBD per treat Makes approx. 50 pieces

400 g Whole Wheat Flour

230 g Pumpkin Puree – NOT filling

2 Large Eggs

115 g of Apple – Grated

18 g of Mint Leaves – Fresh

9 g of Parsley

Lemon juice of half a lemon

6 ml CBD oil based on a 3000 mg 60 ml solution*

*to increase the milligram of CBD to 4 mg per treat, add 12 ml of oil, OR make sure to use a cookie cutter that will cut a 12-13 g dog treat and so forth.


  1. Add all wet ingredients to the mixing bowl with the paddle attachment. Combine.
  2. Switch to the dough hook attachment and add the flour.
  3. Mix until all the ingredients come together.
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap and let rest for 2 hours, overnight is better.
  5. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  6. Roll out dough onto floured surface and roll to ¼’ thickness.*
  7. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes until edges are golden brown.
  9. Cool completely or leave on counter overnight to further dry.
  10. Refrigerate in a re-sealable baggie.

*know your cutter and check with scale because this is imperative to knowing how much CBD you are giving your pet

You can watch the video How to Make Dog Treats with CBD Oil

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COVID-19 and Your Pets

With the rapidly evolving and dynamic situation concerning COVID-19 and your pets, we want to re-iterate everyone’s safety, including your pets. At present with certain large cities like San Francisco, New York , Miami, and now Las Vegas, putting a lock down on bars, restaurants, theaters, and other large gathering activities, one of the safest things you can do for your family is to practice safe social isolation.  This invisible tsunami is about to overwhelm us from coast to coast. The case of an immediate one month nationwide quarantine has become clear. Here’s how to keep COVID-19 and your pets safe.

How to Prepare for COVID-19 and Your Pets

Try ordering all supplies through the internet and avoid going out of your house and congregating with others if at all possible. Another alternative is, order online from the grocery app. These pick-up services can help avoid the masses and close quarters. The health of your family depends on it–and your pets depend on you. As you gather supplies at local stores, do not forget your pets needs as well. For the older pets, just like yourself, ensure that they have all the medication, food, dog treats they need for the amount of supplies you have gathered for you and your family. Remember pets are family too. They are voiceless and count on you just as much as your family does you. We cannot stress this enough.

Thankfully for now, the post offices, parcel delivery services are still functioning for online orders, so we at Bark Avenue CBD can still do uninterrupted service directly to your home. Keep in mind some of us that use fulfillment centers to fill orders online, and there is the possibility of workers falling ill to this virus as well as others. Disruption is great a possibility throughout the supply chain. Plan for it. But as of now, this is not an issue.

If You Have to Go Out For Your Pet Supplies

However, if you have to go to the big box chains for your pet supplies, grab the same bag of dog food that you always feed them as a first choice. What to do if they are out of your brand, and you have to substitute another brand?  Make sure to slowly incorporate the new brand into the old, until you have switched to the new completely over a seven to ten-day period. And make sure that you have enough of this new brand to weather the COVID-19 storm. Don’t forget your mask and gloves, and you will want to wipe down the bag in your garage or outside your home to prevent bringing in the virus inside your home.

The Silver Lining For Your Pets

Despite all the gloom and doom, here are some fun, pick-me-up-low-risk-activities for COVID-19:

  • Walking your dog
  • Playing with your dog
  • Staring at your dog
  • Rubbing his belly
  • Telling him he’s a “good boy”
  • Feeding your dog treats
  • The Best: Taking a nap with your dog

Lastly, there have been rumors of a case where a dog tested for a weak positive of the coronavirus. This has been debunked. Since you and your pet cannot pass the coronavirus onto each other, then go ahead and give your pet as many kisses as you want! Now is the time to make it up to him for all the days that you have had to leave for work seeing that face as you walk out the door.

Therefore the clear winners in all of this is, our pets! Their gratitude and happiness for something that they are clueless about, is a huge boon for them. At present while we are all in this together, don’t let this silver lining in a dark cloud go to waste.

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CBD Oil Buying Basics for 2020

Since our initial launch in 2016, cannabidiol (CBD) dog treatsCBD oil for dogs, has gone through numerous significant transformations. The oil has improved dramatically from its purification process. CBD oil manufacturers are producing cleaner and more varied forms of CBD through advanced extraction technology.

As the industry matures, there is a need to address the growing questions and concerns of increasingly sophisticated consumers.  Right now, consumers are seeing “full spectrum”, “broad spectrum” and “CBD isolate”. What does this all mean? Here’s a quick breakdown of the various types of oil presently on the market.

What are the types and differences?

What is Full Spectrum CBD Oil? Full spectrum CBD oil is the extraction of oil from the entire plant along with all its 100+ other naturally occurring cannabinoid profiles.  This includes the famous tetrahydrocannabidiol or THC. THC is the most famous of all the cannabinoids due to its well known psychoactive effects. Therefore, the next follow up question would be…Is it legal? The answer is yes. In 2018 the Farm Bill was passed legalizing CBD full spectrum products if the product contain less than .03 percent THC per dry weight. This is why you can buy CBD online.

Will your dog get high? The short answer is, NO. There is not enough THC content in the industrial hemp plant to cause any psychoactive effects.

What is Broad Spectrum CBD Oil? Broad Spectrum oil contains all the same cannabinoid whole plant profile as full spectrum, minus the THC. This type of oil is a bit more costly than the full spectrum version since it uses newer technology.

What is CBD Isolate? This is a much more refined process where all the terpene and cannabinoid profiles are removed with the exception of CBD. It is the newest technology and is the most costly of the three. Typically mints, tablets and powders would fall into this category. Meanwhile, some people report not having the same effects as when a full spectrum oil is used.

One Caveat

The cannabis plant is part of nature, and nature itself is known to produce a vast array of variations and this plant is not exempt. Despite genetic manipulation, each mother plant that is selected by the harvester/ grower/ and extraction specialist who views this is their “special recipe” of cannabinoid and terpene profiles, and why they believe this is “the best” plant recipe.  No two are alike. This is why when you purchase oil or dog treats with CDB oil oil, it will differ from one vendor to another, and the effects are not all the same. Some work better on your pet than others. Therefore, think of it as Advil working better on you as a fever reducer, versus Tylenol which perhaps works better for you to rid a headache. Both work, but one works better than the other for different ailments, or perhaps one just works better period.

Which CBD is better?

There really is no cut and dry answer to this, much like Tylenol versus Advil. So, it really boils down to the pet owner’s preference and the pet’s needs. And lastly, how well it works to mitigate your pet’s condition.

Nature is a very powerful healer. We at Bark Avenue Hemp Treats believe in using a full spectrum or broad spectrum CBD oil for your pet. Our infused dog treats create an “Entourage Effect” which is a beneficial domino effect when all the cannabinoid and terepene profiles are combined like nature intended. CBD isolate does not have this and we believe henceforth that it full spectrum delivers the best overall healing benefits.

Understandably, some pet owners are wary about giving any amount of THC to their pets, even such a trace amount. Or perhaps, the production process for oil extractors may not be reliable that their THC levels remain within the low legal threshold. Hence, this is where third party test results come in, so do not hesitate to ask for the third party test results to ensure that the trace amounts are truly trace amounts.

What Does the Future of CBD Hold?

We are predicting all this new technology will create more designer CBD strains. In the future there will be with higher levels of CBG’s and CBN’s, etc. Watch for a follow up article on this subject. So, rest assured rest assured as the technology grows and the market matures, along with more innovative extraction technology, there will be more variations and varieties of dog treats with CBD oil on the market, just like dog breeds!

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