Pets—just like humans—are vulnerable to a variety of conditions that can cause them pain or discomfort. To address these issues, many pet parents prefer to take a natural approach to healing and soothing their furry loved ones. Thankfully for them, there are various natural solutions on the market that are intended to help treat different physical and mental ailments in animals.
One such brand is Holistic Hound, which has a store that was founded in 2003 by homeopath Heidi Hill in Berkeley, California. The company is introducing a new Soft Chew option to its line of full-spectrum hemp and mushroom supplements. “The Soft Chews contain full-spectrum hemp oil with 6-milligram water-soluble CBD, utilizing nano-emulsion technology for increased absorption and effectiveness, as well as ashwagandha, an herb used to promote calmness, hormone balance, immunity, joint health and more,” says Hill. “This combination, along with our blend of five medicinal mushrooms, provides powerful health benefits for optimal wellness support. They’re great for both dogs and cats, and even finicky eaters love them!”
Hill notes that medicinal mushrooms are thought to have powerful immune modulating and antioxidant properties, and they are also believed to help with inflammation reduction, liver and kidney support, blood sugar and blood pressure stabilization, and maintenance of normal histamine levels. “Holistic Hound products contain a certified organic blend of five beneficial mushrooms—Reishi, Shiitake, Mesima, Poria and Turkey Tail,” she says.
According to Hill, full-spectrum hemp products offer a wide range of benefits, including immune and antioxidant support, reduction of chronic inflammation and pain, calming, maintenance of a healthy intestinal tract, and enhanced physical and mental well-being, among others. “We have recently begun incorporating full-spectrum, water-soluble hemp oil into select products,” she says. “Look for water-soluble hemp oil in our new Full Spectrum Hemp & Mushroom Soft Chews, as well as our Mighty Mojo Hemp & Mushroom Oil.”
Hill points out the importance of using full-spectrum hemp—meaning the whole plant—in order to achieve what is known as the “entourage effect.” She explains: “The ‘entourage effect’ is basically the concept that the hemp plant contains a variety of beneficial constituents that are most effective when they work together. The full-spectrum hemp oil found in Holistic Hound supplements contains CBD, one of the most beneficial and well-studied cannabinoids, plus other minor cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids and other components that work together synergistically for optimal health and wellness benefits.”