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Annual GRRSM Greenery Fundraiser

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Our annual Greenery Sale is open and ready to receive your Harvest and Winter Holiday orders. GRRSM partners with Lynch Creek Farm where you can order beautiful wreaths, garlands, centerpieces to decorate your home for the holidays. Or, you can send items to family and friends as gifts. You select the delivery date and the greenery is shipped directly to your front door. Online ordering makes it so easy and GRRSM receives 20% of all sales.

Just go to https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/teams/103443-golden-retriever-rescue-of-southern-maryland?fundraiser_id=417680 and click Shop Now.

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Hemp Oil’s Many Uses

Blog MondayFrom Dog’s Naturally ~

CBD Oil For Dogs: What You Might Not Know

The results seem to be in … researchers are turning their attention to this herb and, so far, they’re finding there’s lots to like. And just as CBD has helped humans, your dog can reap the same health-boosting (and even life-saving) benefits.

Let’s look at the 10 things you might not know about this often misunderstood herb and the research that shows its promise in helping dogs with a variety of common health issues …

1. CBD Is Not Psychoactive

CBD (cannabidiol) is a compound found in cannabis and hemp. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) can also be found in cannabis and it’s this compound that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties. Most CBD oils are just that … the beneficial CBD without the THC. And they typically come from hemp, not marijuana. In short, your dog won’t get “high” from CBD oil … he’ll get the relaxation without the intoxication. Taken orally, it can be purchased over the counter and online.

And speaking of relaxation …

2. CBD Oil Reduces Anxiety

Does your dog suffer from separation anxiety or noise phobias? CBD has been extensively studied for its effect on stress and anxiety. In humans, it’s been found to:

3. CBD Can Fights Cancer

CBD and other substances found in hemp and cannabis have been found to have an anti-tumor effect. CBD has even been shown to stop cancer cells from growing and increased tumor cell death.

  • CBD helps the immune system’s killer cells to cause cancer cell death.
  • CBD kills cancer cells by blocking their ability to produce energy.
  • CBD’s anti-tumor properties slow and inhibit glioma cell growth.
  • CBD can help increase the efficacy of conventional cancer treatment.

4. CBD Can Treat Seizures And Epilepsy

It’s estimated that up to 5% of dogs suffer from seizures. Most dogs with seizures are put on drugs such as phenobarbital and potassium bromide. While they may help control the seizures, they can be extremely harmful to your dog’s liver and other organs. And the drugs don’t work in all cases.

CBD has been shown to work well in drug-resistant epilepsy. In one study, 7 of 8 patients with epilepsy that was resistant to drugs saw a definite improvement within 4 to 5 months of taking CBD.

And a survey of children with treatment-resistant epilepsy found that 84% of the children taking CBD had a reduction in the frequency of seizures.

5. CBD Relieves Pain

The cannabinoids in CBD work so well for pain that scientists are considering it as a new class of drug for the treatment of chronic pain. Studies show CBD to be very effective for:

6. CBD Can Help With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Animal studies show that CBD can prevent colitis (IBD) and restore normal gut motility in inflammatory bowel disease.

CBD also has antibiotic properties, including Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).

7. CBD Reduces Chronic Inflammation And Autoimmune Disease

CBD has been shown to decrease the production and release of inflammatory cytokines that can cause allergies, hypersensitivities and autoimmunity. It can also suppress something called Th17 dominance, which is a major cause of autoimmune diseases.

CBD also inhibits the production of inflammatory macrophages and decreases chronic inflammation.

CBD is also a powerful antioxidant that’s shown to be more powerful than vitamins C and E.

8. CBD Can Protect The Nervous System And Help With Neurodegenerative Diseases

For dogs suffering from degenerative myelopathy and other spine and nerve issues, CBD shows a lot of promise. It’s been shown to help patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS), Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease by protecting the brain cells from toxicity.

For senior dogs, CBD has been shown to protect the brain from cell death caused by free radicals and toxins.

9. CBD Increases Appetite And Helps With Nausea

If you have trouble getting your dog to eat, CBD may help. The National Cancer Institute reports that CBD increases appetite and carries this extra benefit, in addition to controlling cancer.

In animal studies, CBD has also been shown to help with vomiting and nausea, even when they’re the result of toxins and drugs.

10. CBD Promotes Cardiovascular Health

Just as veterinarian Dr Bassingthwaighte discovered, CBD has been linked to heart health. Studies show it can reduce the damage from damaged blood vessels and irregular heart rates, protect blood vessels from damage and dilate the arteries, and reduce heart rate and blood pressure associated with stress and anxiety.

Bonus: CBD Oil For Dogs Is Legal And Safe

With so many studies showing the health benefits of CBD, the most encouraging result is that CBD appears to be safe, even when taken in high doses and over extended periods of time. It can decrease the activity of liver enzymes used to metabolize many prescription drugs, so if your dog is on medication, you might want to check with your holistic vet before using CBD.

Most CBD oil for dogs and other pets is derived from hemp oil, so it contains no or very small traces of THC. Because of this, all 50 states have approved the use of hemp-based CBD for human and animal products.

The bottom line is, CBD oil could be a healthy (or even life-saving) herb for your dog. More and more pet owners and holistic vets are drawn to its diverse and marked health benefits and they feel good knowing the side effects are mild and animals don’t appear to build up a tolerance.

Choosing A Good CBD Oil For Your Dog

Not all CBD oils are the same … you’ll want a high quality CBD oil that works, so here are a few things to look for:

  • Make sure the product is organic: If it isn’t organic, your CBD oil contains pesticides, fungicides or solvents.
  • Don’t cheap out: The higher the quality and purity, the higher the cost. Don’t price shop … make sure your CBD oil is free of additives and has a good amount of CBD.
  • Get the analysis: Ask for a lab analysis of the amount of CBD in the product. Many CBD oils contain only small amounts of CBD. The manufacturer should provide a certificate of analysis. You’ll also want to make sure there is little or no THC in the product.
  • Buy CBD as a tincture: You can buy CBD in treats but the best form is in a tincture. This way, you can adjust your dog’s dose drop by drop to make sure he gets the most benefit.

Start your dog off slowly but don’t let the naysayers tell you CBD isn’t a good option for your dog … the research is being done and the results are very promising.

October 16, 2017   No Comments

Thank You!

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Thank you to Jean, Barb, Laura, Mariel, Joan, MJ, Liz, Sandy, Becky and Kim for sewing buttons on dog scarves today. Enjoyed catching up with everyone.

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If you’re feeling down … close your eyes, point your nose to the sun, inhale and let the positive energy recharge you

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Ross Crossed Rainbow Bridge

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From Jan

As many of you know we lost our Jake early Sept. And sadly I am posting that our Ross Boy left this world today..truly mourning the loss of his best friend Jake. Our boys lived together for 9+ years, and they were bonded together by the love of leaving dog hair on my black outfits, by chasing those wabbits in the garden, and their passion for tennis balls, lacrosse balls, even baseballs.
Pat and I really were richer for them being in our lives!

Ross go join Jake at that Rainbow Bridge, he is waiting for you buddy!

October 13, 2017   1 Comment

Button Sewing on Sunday

Blog Friday

Got a good group of Santa’s Elves gathering on Sunday, October 15th from 2 – 4 pm at Pat and Joe Johnson’s home. (19202 Nelson Ct, Valley Lee, MD 20692):

Barb
Becky
MJ
Liz
Jean
Peggy
Joan
Kim
Jen
Billie
Mariel
Laura
Pat
Joe

Will teach you how to sew a button on if you don’t know how and would like to help out.

Scarves are sold at craft shows and events and all pups rescued during cold weather months go to their new home with one.

For more info: johnsonpat@verizon.net

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Happy Gottcha Day Lumi

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From Jame Rose ~

Two years. Two years ago today we brought you home and you were too scared to go anywhere but the rug by the front door. Two years ago today we could feel the ribs under your dry, brittle fur, we could see the fear in your eyes every time we moved too quickly or spoke too loud. I remember how long it took us to get you to walk up the stairs by yourself and how proud I was of you the first time you entered a room on your own free will. This year you marched into our new house, somehow knowing it was yours, exploring every nook and cranny on your own. Only occasionally coming back to mom and dad to say hello. You loved Adelaide from the moment we brought her home, maybe before. You were her first napping buddy, her first protecter against such dangers as the grocery delivery guy and the UPS man. I remember wondering if you would ever sleep while we slept, last night you took up half of our bed and got growly when I bumped you. It been two years of insane butt wagging joy, two years of crazy Lumi mornings, two years of what made us laugh before this dog? I am so insanely proud of my first daughter. Happy birthday Lumiere.

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Sadie and Scout Enjoying their Trip to the Outer Banks

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