When Treatibles introduced phytocannabinoid products for pets back in 2013 (the first in the industry!), the focus was primarily on dogs and cats. Since then, smaller pets have grown in popularity. According to the 2017 American Pet Products Association survey, there are nearly 6.7 million small pets now share our homes Animals include rats, hamsters, chinchillas, hedgehogs, rabbits, sugar gliders and more.
As pet parents of small and pocket pets can attest, smaller animals can suffer from stress just like dogs and cats. The anxiety can be brought on for numerous reasons. For instance, guinea pigs do not normally enjoy the solo life. These furry rodents thrive being around other guinea pigs and they need daily attention from their human companions, as well. When guinea pigs live by themselves, they are often gloomy, confused and spiritless. This is why many people have two guinea pigs; however transitional periods are sometimes inevitable. If you are the guardian of a pair of guinea pigs and one dies, it could cause some serious stress on your surviving fur-friend.
Hamsters do not like change and they also tend to get anxious pretty easily. Like most animals, they thrive in a safe and comfortable environment. Hamsters indicate stress by biting, squeaking and overeating.
Rabbits are naturally shy and nervous little creatures. It normally takes some time to slowly gain their trust. Similar to a hamster, they do best in a calm and quiet environment. Rabbits that live in a busy atmosphere may show anxious tendencies due to all of the ongoing activity.
Just like cats, dogs and humans, pocket pets have an endocannabinoid system that assists in maintaining the physiological, neurological and immunological systems of the body. If there is a deficiency of endocannabinoid production, the system’s multiple receptors will utilize the addition of phytocannabinoids to help instill calm and balance and provide support for relaxing, repairing or restoring.
A convenient way to provide phytocannabinoids to smaller pets is with dropper bottles. Treatibles 90 mg potency is ideal because each drop contains .1 mg of phytocannabinoid rich (PCR) oil. That makes it simple to provide an appropriate serving size. For example, if a small pet weighs two pounds, then two drops of the oil is the suggested serving size. As with cats and dogs, every critter is a unique individual – some may need more, some less.
PCR oil can instill calm and balance, reduce discomfort, increase appetite, address seizures, support the body’s anti- inflammatory response and more. With MCT coconut oil as the carrier oil, Treatibles dropper bottle oil makes an excellent formula with both internal and topical applications.
As a topical remedy, it can help reduce discomfort, manage burns, and help in the healing of rashes, infections, cuts, scrapes and blemishes.
April is pet first aid awareness month. Treatibles 90 mg dropper bottle oil makes a wonderful addition to any pet’s home first aid kit. Administering the oil to a frightened or injured pet can help calm them. This may make it easier to address emergency needs and to safely transport them to a veterinarian, if necessary. The oil can also offer relief from discomfort resulting from an injury. Topically, the antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties of the carrier oil, MCT coconut oil, can assist in fighting infection while the PCR oil can help to relieve discomfort.
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