Women Owned-and-Operated Company, Treat-ibles, Makes Pooches Feel Pleasant with CBD!

With cannabis in the daily news, people have grown accustomed to stories about legalization and medical cannabis. But few Americans hear stories about Cannabis and Hemp products saving the lives of dogs. 

Pet owners throughout California are learning that Treat-ibles' cannabidiol-infused (CBD) pet treats have a place in overall wellness. 

“I was going to bring my dog to the vet today for anesthesia,” said a crying customer. “I couldn’t bear to watch her suffer with the pain anymore! I had an appointment to do it at 11am - but I postponed it until 5pm. I needed more time with her. She couldn’t walk with her bow legs; and the pain had gotten so bad that she wouldn’t get up. My son, who works at a dispensary in Los Angeles, heard about the Treat-ibles and sent me four of them. Within an hour she stood up and even jumped up on the couch. I couldn’t believe it! I was literally preparing myself to let her go. Now, I feel like I have my best friend back.”

This story, and many others like it, inspire the small staff at Treat-ibles to continue baking their products in hopes of helping thousands of dogs throughout the state. While the FDA doesn’t have a position on the medical implications of CBD, pet owners everywhere are noticing a difference in their dog’s attitude and well-being. In fact, while many companies have received letters asking the manufacturers to remove medical claims from their promotions, Treat-ibles has simply deferred to the research and trusted the opinions of their customers.

“It’s hard to deny them,” said Julianna Carella, Founder of the Oakland, California-based company. “These people make me cry every time! Their emotions are overwhelming on the phone. It’s hard not to get choked up.” 

While few veterinarians understand cannabidiol, pet owners find confidence in the fact that CBD is nontoxic and plant-derived. Treat-ibles makes their proprietary blend of CBD extracts from a responsible hemp resource to ensure the whole-plant extract contains the subtle compounds also found in the plant. The company also follows a rigorous quality-assurance protocol instituted by CW Analytical Labs to ensure their products are held to high standards. These careful considerations have helped elevate Treat-ibles as a quality brand. While some other CBD pet products, independently tested by a third party, prove to contain very little CBD (merely a few milligrams in the entire bag!) the Treat-ibles consistently tested at 1mg of CBD per treat. 

Due to the lack of knowledge and regulations surrounding products infused with cannabidiol, the Treat-ibles team have engaged with CW Analytical Labs to help them maintain an elevated level of consistency, purity, and safety. “This industry is truly unique,” said Carella. “California has very few regulations surrounding cannabis production with THC - but nothing about CBD! We’ve turned to the health department and pet food regulators to maintain best practices.”

“Dogs are our best friends,” said Carella. “Treat-ibles is our way of showing them how much that bond means to us!”

 

A black bear in Colorado Springs steals restaurant Dumpsters specifically to feast on the leftovers. In Cape Town, a baboon breaks into homes, raiding kitchens for human food. A coyote makes itself comfortable in the drink cooler of a downtown Chicago Quizno’s sandwich shop. Shouldn’t these animals be roaming free—in the wild, far away from urban centers? So-called “wild” animals are gravitating toward populated areas—spaces we tend to think of as a realm apart from nature. In reality, cities— possibly the most exciting, most surprising, and least understood ecosystems on the planet—are intertwined with natural environments. And just as shifting from country to city living changed humans, cities may be changing the animals that end up living within their loose confines.

In Feral Cities: Adventures with Animals in the Urban Jungle (Chicago Review Press, April 2015) author Tristan Donovan digs below the urban gloss to uncover the stories of wildlife—from tiny bugs to migratory birds to foreboding cougars—that share our sidewalks, streets, and homes. Donovan’s travels and research with experts in Brooklyn, Chicago, Phoenix, Miami, Mumbai, and elsewhere offer a journalistic look at urban wildlife, introducing curious city dwellers and animal lovers to the wall-eating snails that are invading Miami, the wild boars that roam Berlin and the parrots of Brooklyn. From carpet-hungry bugs in Raleigh to the cockroaches of New York City, the tales in Feral Cities explore streets and homes that are far more alive than we often realize, show how animals are adjusting to urban living, and ask what the wildlife in our metropolises—and our response to it—says about us.

Revealing that urban life isn’t always as bad for animals as you might think, Feral Cities explores how cities are becoming distinct ecological communities and illuminates the mindset of city inhabitants and urban wildlife experts as well as actions of the animals themselves.

TPR News
Sat Mar 21, 2015Crew:
Jon Patch - Host
Jillyn Sidlo - Co Host
Lexi Lapp - Producer
Zach Budin - Network Producer
Bob Page - Executive Producer
Special Guests:
Dr. Scott Sims will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 3/21/15 at 5 PM EST to discuss his NAT GEO WILD show Maverick Vet Goes Wild - Aloha Vet Series
Joe and Shelley from Pet Tree Houses will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 3/21/15 at 635 PM EST to discuss their Pet Tree Houses and give away a Pet Tree Scratching Post valued at over one hundred dollars
Steve Pahl from Tampa Bay Emergency Vet Clinic at 7 PM EST to discuss JUSTICE FOR CABELA: Maximum punishment for men who shot an innocent dog and tied her down to railroad tracks---------------------

MAVERICK VET GOES WILD

NAT GEO WILD’S NEW ALOHA VET SERIES IS A

PACIFIC ISLAND ANIMAL ADVENTURE

Island Hop with Hawaii’s Best Known Veterinarian, Dr. Scott Sims,

As He Treats Animals On The Go

Aloha Vet Premieres Saturday, March 21, 9 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD

(WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. X, 2014) Dr. Scott Sims is one of Hawaii’s best-kept local secrets. He’s known as the Barefoot Vet and he’s not your typical veterinarian. Dr. Sims treats both wild and domestic animals, and when islanders need help with their pets, he’s the one they call. Some clients live in hard to reach locations, but if an animal is hurt Dr. Sims always finds a way to get there, even if he has to walk, ride a horse, drive an ATV, fly a plane, or swim. It’s a wild job that’s an adventure every day. The new series Aloha Vet premieres on Saturday, March 21, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, on Nat Geo WILD (For more information on Aloha Vet, visit www.natgeowild.com and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/NGC_PR).

Nat Geo WILD cameras follow Dr. Sims through his busy days as the main local veterinarian in Kauai. His phone never stops ringing, his hours are long and he rarely gets a full night of sleep. With a heart of gold, Dr. Sims will help any animal that can walk, crawl, fly or swim.

While Dr. Sims is a vet who treats all animals big and small, it’s quite often in unusual places. In this series, he rescues a sea turtle caught in fishing line, saves an unconscious horse stuck in a river bed, and brings sight back to a pig blinded for years.

His workplace puts him in the unique position to help domestic and wild animals all over the island. In one week he’ll care for a variety of animals including horses, dogs, cats, goats, birds, reptiles, fish, and sea turtles.

Whether he’s performing procedures on mountaintops, near waterfalls, on secluded beaches, or on the tailgate of a truck, one thing is certain: the animals are in good hands. Follow the Aloha Vet as he ventures across the rural islands of Hawaii, doing whatever it takes to help all creatures great and small.

Aloha Vet is produced by Shine America for Nat Geo WILD. Shine America executive producers are Eden Gaha and Mike Aho. For Nat Geo WILD, executive producer is Tracy Rudolph; senior vice president of development and production is Janet Han Vissering; and executive vice president and general manager is Geoff Daniels.

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About Nat Geo WILD

Experience the best, most intimate encounters with wildlife ever seen on television. Backed by its unparalleled reputation for quality and blue-chip programming, Nat Geo WILD is dedicated to providing a unique insight into the natural world, the environment and the amazing creatures that inhabit it. From the most remote environments, to the forbidding depths of our oceans, to the protected parks on our doorsteps, Nat Geo WILD will use spectacular cinematography and compelling storytelling to take viewers on unforgettable journeys into the wild world. Launched in 2006, Nat Geo WILD is part of National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) and is available in more than 90 countries and 100 million homes. Nat Geo WILD HD launched in the U.K. in March 2009, and is also available in Greece, Latin America, Poland, Spain and Russia. Further expansion is expected globally. For more information, please visit www.natgeotv.com.

Pet Tree Houses:  About Us 
From a custom home builder of million dollar homes and a wife with a passion for animals - to master crafters of feline habitats.   Joe and Shelley DelRocco designed their first Pet Tree House for their own cats in 2008.  The premise was twofold:  to create an aesthetically pleasing feline tree house and a tree that the cats would actually use  and would be a realistic outdoor experience for them making them feel more at home in their natural environment.  
Joe and Shelley have spent years perfecting the engineering of the tree house and continue to strive to exceed their customers’ expectations.  Each tree is hand crafted and takes up to 1,000 individual cuts to build it.  The real trees are hand selected as is the cedar to provide the highest quality indoor habitats available today.
Some of our top beneficiaries include 
Seminole County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals * Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals * Candy’s Cats * Hollywood Houndz * Pet Rescue By Judy * 
Starting in their garage, Joe and Shelley’s business grew in popularity and demand.  Taking a leap of faith, Joe left his custom home business and he and Shelley opened a manufacturing plant and showroom in Sanford, Florida.   Pet Tree Houses quickly became a well-known brand throughout the cat industry across the United States and abroad.
Our Mission is Simple
To use our God-given gifts to help the animals and support our local SPCA’s and animal rescue groups building a business that distinguishes the Pet Tree Houses brand on customer appreciation, uncompromised quality, honesty and integrity.
We are committed to producing the highest level of quality indoor feline habitats to our customers, which distinguishes the Pet Tree Houses brand in the marketplace.  Equally important is our dedication to supporting our local community SPCA and animal rescue groups.  We recognize the value of contributing to the growth of our community in order for our business to prosper. To that end, Pet Tree Houses is proud to support organizations that are dedicated to saving and rescuing animals in our community while creating hope for a brighter future for our pets.
Contact Information:
Pet Tree Houses 1290 Tropic Park Drive, Sanford, FL 32773 877-971-8733 toll free www.PetTreeHouses.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TPR PREP
 3.14.15  -  Pi Day
The only year until 2115 that at 3/14/15, 9:26:53, is an exact match for pi's first 10 digits. Crew
Jon Patch - Host
Barry Siebold - Vet Tech/Co Host
Amanda Page - Producer
Zack Budin - Network Producer
Bob Page - Executive Producer
Special Guest - hour 1 - David FitzSimmons, writer, photographer, Curious Critters Marine will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 3/14/15 at 5 PM EST to discuss and give away his book

TPR Prep

Crew:

Jon Patch - Host

Dr. Jarrod Lazarus DVM - CoHost

Zach Budin - Network Producer

Bob Page - Executive Producer

Special Guest:

Debbye Turner Bell, DVM, Former Miss America will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 3/7/15 at 5 PM EST to discuss National Puppy Day

Debbye Turner Bell

BIO

 

Dr. Debbye Turner Bell’s first passion is motivational speaking. Since being crowned Miss America in 1990, Turner Bell has spoken to millions of students at countless schools, youth organizations and college campuses. She has addressed audiences in the corporate, academic, and community service arenas. Her topics include personal excellence, determination, goal setting and the importance of a solid education. Turner Bell’s beliefs reflect her own life-lessons – it took seven years and eleven tries in two states before she was crowned Miss America.

Turner Bell can be seen as an expert contributor to the show DOGS 101 on Animal Planet. For 11 years, Turner Bell enjoyed her role in broadcast journalism as a staff correspondent for CBS News starting in 2001. She covered a variety of subjects, and was from time to time called upon to cover breaking and developing news.  Turner Bell was dubbed The Early Show's resident veterinarian sharing a wealth of advice about quality pet care. In 2002, Debbye garnered an interview with President & Mrs. Bush at the White House for a Pet Planet segment about the first family’s pets. Periodically she reported for the CBS Evening News.  And she provided an in-depth look at the working dogs of the federal agency, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) for CBS Sunday Morning.  Turner Bell hosted a prime time television magazine program called "48 Hours on WE."  Prior to joining CBS, she co-hosted a local television magazine program called "ShowMe St. Louis."

Over the last 23 years, Turner Bell has found time to serve on many local, state and national boards, including the National Council on Youth leadership, Children's Miracle Network, Missouri Division of Youth Services and Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club, and the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council, which is an advisory council to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, which is an institute in the National Institutes of Health.

Turner Bell graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in May 1991 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture in May 1986 from Arkansas State University. Turner Bell lives in the New York City area with her husband and daughter.

Gregory Castle

CEO and Co-founder, Best Friends Animal Society

 

Gregory Castle is a co-founder of Best Friends Animal Society and currently chief executive officer. Born and raised in England, Gregory is a graduate of Cambridge University with a master’s degree in philosophy and psychology. After his studies, Gregory began a short stint in filmmaking before linking up with many of the individuals who would become his fellow co-founders of Best Friends Animal Society.  

 

Even before they founded Best Friends Animal Society, animals were an important part of the equation for the co-founders. The group campaigned against animal testing and began looking for a home in the red-rock canyons of southern Utah where they could care for abandoned and abused animals. Gregory was one of the first on-site in Angel Canyon to set up what would become the largest animal sanctuary in the nation and the flagship of the no-kill movement. Without formal training in construction and armed only with a few “how to” books, Gregory was initially responsible for doing all of the electrical and plumbing work.

 

Gregory is a recognized leader in animal welfare and a voice of reason and reconciliation among grassroots rescue groups, animal shelters and national animal organizations. Gregory is responsible for the creation of No More Homeless Pets in Utah, which evolved into No-Kill Utah, a Best Friends-led coalition of animal welfare and rescue organizations and animal lovers collaborating to deliver aggressive spay/neuter, adoption and public awareness programs to help the state’s homeless pets. Gregory’s efforts have fundamentally changed the state of animal welfare in Utah, which is currently on a trajectory to become a no-kill state by 2019.

 

Gregory lives in Kanab with his wife, Julie Castle, chief development and marketing officer of Best Friends Animal Society, and his family of pets.

 

BACKGROUND:

 

At Nature’s Variety, we believe dogs and cats should live healthy, happy lives. It’s core to our company purpose of empowering people to transform the lives of pets®.  Best Friends Animal Society is an animal welfare  organization  with  a  goal  to  end  the  unnecessary  killing  of  adoptable  dogs  and  cats  in  animal shelters. And now, Nature’s Variety and Best Friends Animal Society are excited to announce the launch of Long Live Pets and begin an exclusive partnership.

 

LONG LIVE PETS

LongLivePetsisamultifacetedcampaigndesignedtoeducatethepublicaboutsavingthelivesof thousandsofshelterpetsandencouragepeopletoadoptapet.

 

Shockingly,anestimatedseventoeightmillionpetsentersheltersandrescueseachyear.Threeto  fourmillionofthesepets,whoarebeautifulandadoptable,arekilledinthosesheltersduetolackofspace.Thisequatestoabout9,000petseverysingleday.

LongLivePetswillraiseawarenessofthe scale of this issue and inspire people to takeaction.

 

As the first part of our Long Live Pets campaign, we’re inviting pet lovers to join us in the creationofaninspiringshortfilmcelebratingthefirstdayinthenewlifeofarescueddog.Ownersof  adoptedorrescueddogsareinvitedtosubmitphotosoftheirrescuesatLongLivePets.comto be included in thefilm.

 The film will be used to inspire thousands more to join the no-kill movement by adopting a pet, volunteering, or making a donation. Submit photos now through March 31,2015.

TPR

Sat. 2.28.15

Crew:

Jon Patch - Host

Kellyann Payne - Co Host

Amanda Page - Producer

Zach Budin - Network Producer

Bob Page - Executive Producer

Special Guest:

David Mizejewski from Nat Geo Wild's "Unlikely Animal Friends" will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 2/28/15 at 5 PM EST to discuss his television show

CAUTION: MAXIMUM CUTENESS AHEAD!

NAT GEO WILD’S UNLIKELY ANIMAL FRIENDS RETURNS

WITH THE INTERNET’S MOST VIRAL CREATURE COUPLES

Rats Cuddling Cats, Dogs Adopting Goats, Horses Leading the Blind and Many More

Unlikely Animal Friends Premieres Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at

10 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD

(WASHINGTON, D.C. – Feb. X, 2015)Never doubt the power of friendship. Sometimes man’s best friend is not who you think it is, and sometimes predator and prey bond in the most unexpected ways. Of all the unlikely animal friends in the world, we search out the most unique, most surprising and most loving in Nat Geo WILD’s popular Unlikely Animal Friends, returning Friday, Feb. 27, at 10 p.m. ET/PT with all new episodes. (For more information, visit natgeowild.com and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/NGC_PR.)

The six-episode series documents one heartwarming tale after another, many of which have gone viral on the Internet. Now we’re digging a little deeper to share the personal stories. There’s Penny, a rescued silkie chicken, and Roo, a disabled Chihuahua, best friends who rule the roost in the waiting room of an animal hospital where their owner is a receptionist. Clients like to schedule their appointments around the unlikely friends to see their bonding in person.

We also meet Craig and his mountain-climbing buddy, Millie the cat, who never complains on a climb and always wants to go higher. Craig found Millie at an animal adoption center in Utah. Little did he know that it was a match made in mountain-climbing heaven.

Then there’s the animal rescue mission that reunited a goat named Mr. G with his best friend, a donkey named Jellybean. They were separated after being rescued from neglect and sent to different sanctuaries. Mr. G’s caretakers soon realized that he was depressed without his donkey buddy, so they found Jellybean and brought her back to her best friend. The video of their reunion highlights an incredible bond.

Hear about these stories and many more on season four of Unlikely Animal Friends, where animals love, cuddle and cohabitatewith any creature they choose, regardless of species.

         

Unlikely Animal Friends Featured in the Series:

The Chicken and the Chihuahua

Friday, Feb. 27, at 10 PM ET/PT

Meet a two-legged Chihuahua and his inseparable chicken friend who hold court in an animal hospital waiting room, get to know a mountaineer and his rock-climbing cat and hear the incredibly sweet tale of the goat who refuses to leave his donkey friend’s side. 

Love at First Sight

Friday, March 6, at 10 PM ET/PT

Get to know a Hawaiian surfer who hangs ten with his pet pig, a blind woman who relies on a guide horse and an immobilized cat that’s protected by a faithful dachshund.

The Tale of the Cockatoo and the Kitty Cat

Friday, March 13, at 10 PM ET/PT

Learn more about a California man who hangs ten with his surfing goat, hear the tale of the cockatoo who enjoys giving massages to her once-feral feline friend and meet a hunting dog whose best friend and co-worker is a two-and-a-half-foot-tall Eurasian eagle owl.

Doggy Deerest

Friday, March 20, at 10 PM ET/PT

Get to know a farm dog who loves to mother a wild orphaned fawn, an autistic boy who connects deeply with his flock of chickens anda rat who loves to hang around with a feline friend.

Hero Cat

Friday, March 27, at 10 PM ET/PT

Meet a boy who was saved by his heroic family cat, a dog who mothers a “goat puppy” and a man who spoils his pet deer.

A Cheetah Cub, Puppy Love

Friday, April 3, at 10 PM ET/PT

Learn more about a dog and cheetah cub duo, a soldier who found a friend in a time of war and a pair of Dalmatians who adopted a kitten.

Unlikely Animal Friends is produced by Indigo Films for Nat Geo WILD. For Indigo Films, David M. Frank is executive producer. For Nat Geo WILD, executive producer is Tracy Rudolph Jackson and executive vice president and general manager is Geoff Daniels.

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About Nat Geo WILD

Experience the best, most intimate encounters with wildlife ever seen on television. Backed by its unparalleled reputation for quality and blue-chip programming, Nat Geo WILD is dedicated to providing a unique insight into the natural world, the environment and the amazing creatures that inhabit it. From the most remote environments, to the forbidding depths of our oceans, to the protected parks on our doorsteps, Nat Geo WILD will use spectacular cinematography and compelling storytelling to take viewers on unforgettable journeys into the wild world. Launched in 2006, Nat Geo WILD is part of National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) and is available in more than 90 countries and 100 million homes. Nat Geo WILD HD launched in the U.K. in March 2009, and is also available in Greece, Latin America, Poland, Spain and Russia. Further expansion is expected globally. For more information, please visit www.natgeotv.com.

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