Dixie Brands, a Colorado cannabis-edibles company, has expanded its product line to pets. The products, called Therabis and made in collaboration with veterinarian Stephen Katz, are intended to treat pets' aches and pains, itching and anxiety, not to get them high, according to Dixie Brands' Joe Hodas.
Doggy BnB is a social network similar to LinkedIn and Airbnb but for pets. Pet owners use the app to find dog walkers, pet sitters and even playmates for their pets. Largely geared toward dog owners, the service can be used by those who own other pets.
A bill designating shelter dogs and cats as the official state pets of Colorado has been approved by lawmakers and is awaiting the signature of Gov. John Hickenlooper. Schoolchildren in the state proposed the idea.
Dogs can suffer from allergies to fleas, environmental allergens and more, and the issues may manifest as skin problems. Cats also develop allergies, but they usually exhibit gastrointestinal symptoms, according to veterinarian Jules Benson of Petplan. Allergy testing is available for pets, and treatments are aimed at alleviating the discomfort associated with allergies, since, just like in humans, they can't be cured.
Sergeant's Pet Care Products has debuted a campaign urging pet owners to pledge that they will meet the health needs of their pets. With each pledge, the emBARK on Pet Health campaign, with actress and animal advocate Tiffani Thiessen as spokeswoman, gives a Sergeant's Pet Health Kit to animal shelters to accompany newly adopted pets.