Who said that organic, natural, or healthy foods have to be bland? Is there a rule that all flavor goes out the window when we look for alternatives to the generic, chemically-filled products we find in supermarkets to make way for the ‘healthy’ ingredients? It doesn’t have to be and in most cases, if you do your homework and research you will discover this is not your only option.
Wanting a better lifestyle for your pet and a more wholesome menu is a great decision and rather than being daunted by the fact that it may take work in the beginning why not embrace the challenge and have fun with it.
We all enjoy seeing a freshly baked cookie or treat sitting on the kitchen counter cooling down, and why would it be any different for your cat or kitten?
Baking at its best.
The fun thing about trying out a new recipe or product or ingredient I that you have an excuse to do a little shopping, and in this instance, it could mean fun flavors to add to your treats such as salmon or vegetables, or better yet a cute cat-shaped cookie-cutter.
Once you have those elements neatly arranged on the countertop ready to use you can begin looking at all-natural vitamin and mineral components to ensure a well-balance nutritious menu or product is created. Plants and herbs are a good starting point, with the increasingly popular one of CBD – see here https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/cannabidiol-cbd-what-we-know-and-what-we-dont-2018082414476 for a quick read on this ingredient – being used across the world for animals and humans alike to treat and aid health issues.
You ideally want a product that is manufactured by a reputable firm, one that tests their product batches and has those results publically available. Take a look at their business website, read the customer comments and reviews section, it is always good to hear what current or previous clients have to say about the product and the experience they had when working with the ingredient or company.
It is no secret that if we are unhappy with something we like to have a moan, sometimes it is justified other times it is more about personal preferences, either way, hearing both sides of the story will give you a more well-rounded perspective.
What makes for a natural product?
If it says no added flavorings or additives is this what we take on face value, or are these elements in the product and they simply haven’t added more? You need to read product labels, check sources of origins to see that the states or areas the plants or products are being grown in are done so ethically without the use of harmful pesticides and toxins.
Enquire if the information is not readily available whether the most appropriate extraction methods are being used, CO2 being the most effective and efficient, click here to read about it (although more expensive – and you get what you pay for right? As the old saying goes, you pay peanuts you are going to get monkeys)
Be sure that the CBD content is listed on the packaging, and even more importantly the THC content which is highly dangerous for animals as it causes hallucinations and a euphoric experience from being high.
So you think you have quite the arsenal of CBD information, now what? How do you incorporate it into your culinary skillset? Well, thankfully CBD is highly versatile so there is something for everyone.
There are a few options you can look at when it comes to making cute biscuits or snack treats for your furry friend, you could soak a few drops of CBD oil into the ready-made items and let them dissolve into the cookie before giving it to them. Or, as you are making the dough or meal you can infuse it into the mixture, and this way it will for sure be digested.
If you are still hesitant to try your hand with this new ingredient or you are not sure you are doing it right, you can begin with some ready-made cat treats and see how your cat reacts. Many pet owners have claimed to notice a significant change in their pet’s behavior with better moods as well as a shinier, thicker coat of fur in as little as two weeks. Your furball will be happier and healthier for it and you can have peace of mind knowing that you are doing your best to give your pet the quality of life they deserve.
A final word.
We are always looking for new ways to be more active, live more organically, and get closer to nature, whether it be through more frequent mountain walks or using ingredients grown in nature. So when it comes to our four-legged friends who we have taken on the responsibility of taking care of and looking after to the best of our abilities, it is only right that we look at options that will serve them well too.
CBD is only a handful of successfully used and tested products to make a change within your life and lifestyle, and the fact that it works both internally and externally is a benefit you wouldn’t want to miss out on or deny your pet of. It may seem like just a simple, humble plant, but the health properties it brings to the table far outweigh any negatives people may have commented on (usually without all the facts).