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Treatibles Gave Wildlife Safari’s Oso the Bear a New Lease on Life

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(PRESS RELEASE) WINSTON, OR – Oso, a 13 year old Grizzly bear residing  at  Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon, has had a rough go of it. According to Safari officials, he has been suffering from osteoarthritic-like  issues for several months.

“It was physically obvious that Oso was experiencing  discomfort,” said Maddy Tweedt, a bear and cheetah keeper at the Safari. 

According to Tweedt, a bear’s closest relative is the domestic dog. The symptoms Oso was exhibiting were very similar to a dog with hip dysplasia or osteoarthritis.

“Bears generally live to age 30, so developing such issues at 13 was very concerning to us.”

When Oso went into hibernation for the winter,  Wildlife Safari staff had hopes he would emerge feeling better. Unfortunately, he did not.

 “His hips were sinking, he was having difficulty walking. We did what we could to manage his symptoms, but he was getting worse” shared Tweedt.

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That is when the Safari team started researching a more natural approach to help Oso and discovered Treatibles.

Oso was started on a low dose of the Treatibles  phytocannabinoid rich hemp oil so that the medical staff at the Safari could monitor his body’s reaction. Within days, he was showing signs of improvement. His dosage was increased from two 25 mg capsules (50 mg) per day to nine capsules (225 mg).

“We are thrilled to report that Oso is no longer dragging his hind legs; his overall mobility has increased dramatically, his appetite is back and he is beginning to thrive,” said Tweedt.

Due to significant damage to his joints and muscles prior to beginning the hemp oil regimen, Wildlife Safari’s Executive Director Dan Van Slyke emphasizes that Oso’s quality of life matters most.

“Of course we are rooting for Oso to continue to improve. However if weeks or months from now it is determined that he is suffering, we will need  to approach a humane solution and  examine end of life options,” said Van Slyke.

Currently, Wildlife Safari visitors are enjoying seeing a happier Oso move around with greater ease.

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“When the Wildlife Safari team contacted us about Oso and how our hemp oil capsules have helped ease his discomfort, we were excited to learn more about this intriguing bear who was proving scientists right!,” said Julianna Carella, Founder and CEO of Treatibles. 

As with dogs, cats and humans, all animals have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that works to regulate the neurological, physiological and immunological systems of the body. Incorporating phytocannabinoids (cannabinoids from a plant) helps to facilitate homeostasis throughout the various systems of the body that are managed by the ECS.

Phytocannabinoids can be instrumental in easing anxiety, promoting healthy joints and digestion, maintaining the body’s natural inflammatory response, addressing discomfort, loss of appetite, nausea, seizures, and more. 

The Treatibles line of hemp products includes capsules in two potencies, 10 mg and 25 mg;  dropper bottles in three potencies, 90 mg, 250 mg, and 750 mg; and hard chews for small and large dogs.  While the Treatibles line of products is designed for dogs, cats and horses, the company is quite certain that other animals are enjoying the benefits as well.

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Wildlife Safari began as the vision and  dream of one man – Frank Hart. It was Hart’s goal to create a facility in the Pacific Northwest that would work to save rare and endangered species from all around the world. Almost 50 years later, Wildlife Safari has grown into an internationally recognized non-profit wildlife park dedicated to conservation, education, and animals in wide open spaces. The park opened in 1972 and is the only drive-through animal park in the state of Oregon. Wildlife Safari features more than 500 animals representing their wild counterparts from all around the globe, making the destination  a true intersection of human and nature nestled into the picturesque hills of Southern Oregon; a veritable Garden of Eden, horticultural wonderland and Giraffic Park, all in one. With more than 400 acres of space for some of the rarest, most endangered and simply coolest species on earth to roam, Wildlife Safari is truly an experience beyond a zoo. 

Treatibles’ exceptional full plant extract is sourced from the company’s own hemp fields across four states. Along with their master cultivator partners, they have created a proprietary formula which contains a full phytocannabinoid rich profile, producing a truly distinct product. All  Treatibles products are free of THC, but contain CBD along with a host of other non-psychoactive cannabinoids naturally derived from the plant.

Born from a passion to help pets and people thrive, Auntie Dolores, the parent company of Treatibles, was founded in 2008 on the values of compassionate care, superior ingredients sourced in the USA, consistent, reliable information and integrity. All Treatibles products are Compassion Certified™ and proudly made in the USA.

Treatibles third party lab tests from raw ingredients to the final product to ensure consistency and efficacy, and to rule our heavy metals and biocontaminants. Lab results are available upon request.

For more information, please visit www.treatibles.com

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Show off Your Pet’s Tricks with the Vital Essentials Nationwide Contest

It runs through Jan. 27.

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(PRESS RELEASE)With the new year comes new goals and adventures. So, while you’re working on your personal goals, don’t forget about your four-legged family members. January is National Train Your Dog Month and an excellent opportunity to make a resolution to learn something new with your dog.

Vital Essentials is hosting its first ever “Train Your Dog” Contest on Instagram to help promote the importance of socialization and training for happier, healthier dogs. The contest runs Jan. 13-27. Two winners will be selected from photos posted on Instagram with #TricksforVETreats.

Pet parents can enter our “Train Your Dog” Contest in three easy steps:

  1. Teach your dog a new trick or help them perfect one they already know.
  2. Capture a photo or video of your dog showing off their trick.
  3. Post the photo or video on Instagram with #TricksforVETreats.

All entries will be featured in Vital Essentials Instagram highlights. Winners will be selected on Jan. 31 and will receive a prize pack that includes five Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Family Size Treats, an $80 value. These newest additions to the Vital Essentials lineup are great for multi-dog families or for sharing on your pup’s play dates.

“Our high value treats are ideally suited for training puppies, teaching new tricks or reinforcing positive behaviors,” commented Melissa Olson, VP marketing and sales. “Because our treats are made from single protein and freeze-dried, their nutritional value is much higher than other treats that are highly processed. Dogs eagerly follow commands to get their Vital Essentials reward!”

National Train Your Dog Month was established in 2010 and is designed to promote the importance and benefits of training dogs. Too many dogs are turned into animal shelters each year for behavior and training issues that could be easily solved with proper socialization and positive training. Most importantly, training your dog is not just beneficial, it’s FUN!

For more information and to see some great pet tricks, follow Vital Essentials on Instagram. Contest rules available at vitalessentialsraw.com/sweepstakes

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Oxyfresh Launching Cage Cleaner and New POP Display at Global

The company will be at booth 5970.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Oxyfresh will be exhibiting and showcasing its full line of premium pet dental health and grooming products at Global Pet Expo. The Oxyfresh booth 5970 will be launching its new point-of-purchase display featuring products from its dental line, as well as its new non-toxic Cage Cleaner.

Oxyfresh does not use harsh chemicals or additives that can be harmful to pets. Its groundbreaking, proprietary ingredient Oxygene is what sets the company’s products apart. It is unique because it gently and safely neutralizes the bacteria that causes pet bad breath and periodontal disease, helping pets live longer, happier lives.

The Oxyfresh booth will showcase some of its most popular and beneficial innovations. These include: Pet Dental Water Additive, Pet Ear Cleaner, Pet Shampoo, Pet Dental Gel Toothpaste, Pet Dental Breath Spray and Pet Deodorizer, to name a few. The recently launched Pet Dental Kit will also be displayed, which includes everything needed to help pets achieve a healthy mouth and fresh breath.

“Our Pet Dental line has had tremendous success over the years, which is why we are very excited to offer our new point-of-purchase display highlighting some of our most popular dental products at Global Pet Expo,” says Mariano Tellarini, president of Oxyfresh. “This new eye-catching, high-resolution POP display will help us to continue establishing brand awareness, increase revenue, and promote our innovative pet dental care creations.”

In addition, Oxyfresh is excited to officially launch its new Cage Cleaner at this year’s show. The Cage Cleaner is ideal for cleaning kennels and cages for small animals (birds, gerbils, mice, etc.) Like all products at Oxyfresh, Cage Cleaner is made in the USA, cruelty-free, non-toxic, safe, gentle, effective and won’t disrupt immune system.

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Europet Brings Unique Pet Products to US

The first two brands to be intoduced are Croci Spa from Italy and RelaxoPet from Germany.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Europet’s mission is to bring new European pet products to the U.S. market.

“We will be supplying “Europe’s best kept secrets” to American pet retailers across the country,” says Daniel Stopnicki, owner and founder of Europet, which is a subsidiary of My Family Canada.

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Stopnicki has been in the pet industry for nearly 40 years, specializing in market development for high quality European brands. Having been dedicated to the aquatics segment from the 1990s into the 2000s, he made the switch in 2016 when he introduced the revolutionary My Family Engraving system brand to both the USA and Canadian market place. As the owner of My Family Canada, he is the exclusive Canadian distribution partner for My Family.

Having solidified the My Family distribution network in the U.S., Stopnicki has transitioned out of the market development role with My Family USA. He is now able to focus on bringing his passion for high-end products and unique pet industry marketing expertise by providing access to the lucrative U.S. pet supply industry to a select number of European brands.

The first two brands that Europet will introduce are Croci Spa from Italy and RelaxoPet from Germany.

Europet is the exclusive U.S. distribution partner for Croci Spa, Pet Products from Italy. Croci was founded in Varese in the 1990 thanks to the entrepreneurial intuition of the Croci brothers. The company later gained success in Italy and abroad developing its own high-quality branded products.

Europet is also the exclusive U.S. distribution partner for RelaxoPet, a compact sound module that provides high-frequency vibrations for deep relaxation in dogs, cats, birds and even horses. Invented by Frank Bendix, the RelaxoPet pro Animal relaxation trainer can be used to relieve anxiety-related stress situations in most pets by influencingstress reaction in a subtle and hardly noticeable way — even preventively.

Europet will be exhibiting at the upcoming Global Pet Expo where it will have officially launch its new products.

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