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Healthy Essential Oils & Inflammation

by Wes Dunne 01 Apr 2021 0 Comments

It’s a story we’ve all heard or experienced ourselves: “My baby Smooches isn’t so baby anymore and you can really tell by how she acts . . . She hates going up the stairs, she’s stiff and slow when she does move, and she’s so much crankier than she used to be.”

As our pets age, we find them afflicted with health conditions that make their day-to-day life much harder than it was when they were, well, baby. And there’s nothing we want more than for them to be happy and healthy at our side.

Your first stop should always be a veterinarian for health issues or questions. But that doesn’t mean they should be your only stop – or that there’s nothing you can do before things ever get bad. In fact, if you’re using PawsiVibes oil supplements, they’re already doing work behind the scenes!

The Goods

If you’re familiar with our catalog, you may have seen Boost already. This natural blend is designed to support your pet’s immune system, made with an olive oil carrier and an organic rose oil infusion (if you’re scratching your head at the term ‘carrier’ or want more sweet sweet knowledge, check out our Beyond Essential post).

The thing about olive oil is that it’s great across the board with benefits for heart, brain, and joint health. The rose essential oil component in Boost is naturally rich in antioxidants, which is really just a fancy science term for anti-inflammatory.

(Spoiler alert: prepare yourself to see a lot of ‘anti-inflammatory’ in this post, ‘cause it’s a big deal.)

Now let’s talk about Shine.

Here’s what you should know about Shine: it’s our oil supplement for improving and maintaining your pet’s fur and skin health. Chances are you figured that out from the name. It’s pretty self-explanatory (thanks product team!).

As for what you might not have figured out, the fennel infusion in Shine contains vitamins A and C, as well as potassium. Vitamin A promotes growth and energy. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, and potassium is vital because a deficiency in this nutrient can lead to low energy and muscle weakness in your pet. 

The other half of this duo is Alaskan fish oil, which contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that promote a healthy immune system, healthy heart, and healthy brain function.

You could also think about Allergy, which pulls double-duty so naturally you may not even notice! Sneezing and itching are caused by inflammation in the sinuses and the skin, but the same ingredients that help with that are also able to help reduce inflammation in the rest of the body! Calendula and the omega-3 fatty acid ALA in flaxseed oil work seamlessly together to reduce inflammation.

Last but not least, we can’t forget to mention Calm. A little less stress and anxiety would be great for anyone, and yes that does include Miss Marzipan, your adorable Shih Tzu. The MCT carrier oil and full spectrum CBD in this supplement can reduce inflammation by impacting the endocannabinoid receptors in the body. (If those words were gibberish to you, check out Product Spotlight: Calm)

Maybe you have some other concern - maybe multiple concerns. The products highlighted here are those which exhibit proven anti-inflammatory properties. If you’re interested in several or want to bundle one with another favorite, consider our product bundle options to get in on the discounts!

The Why

You’ve probably noticed by now how much anti-inflammatory ingredients have been featured here. If you don’t have a background in biology, you might not have put together the pieces that add up to an explanation.

Acute inflammation is the good kind, and is what happens when someone gets an ouchie – it’s the body kickstarting its defenses to prevent further damage. Chronic inflammation is what happens when the body doesn’t know when to stop, and manifests in a variety of ways in humans and animals. You can imagine it this way: if taking an aspirin for it would help, it’s probably an inflammatory condition.

Arthritis is one of the most well-known inflammatory conditions. Affecting the joints, it can make those that were previously spry and rambunctious into stiff and cranky folks instead. This is probably what’s affecting lil’ Smooches from the beginning of this post.

You should always consider these products for their recommended uses of course, but be sure to keep in mind all the extra help that they can give your pet too.

Consider reading this post from the Rancho Viejo Animal Hospital for more about arthritis in pets. You can also check out our product spotlight posts for more information about our blends.

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Pet pics? Send us an email at - we’d love to see them. With your permission, we may even showcase your pet on our Instagram or Pinterest board! Catch them posing around some PawsiVibes merch or products and we’ll absolutely feature them in a post, and get you 20% off your next order. How cool is that?

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