K9 Resort & Spa Interview

K9 Resort & Spa is more than just your typical doggy daycare. They have certified groomers who are veterinary assistant graduates that have completed specialty training in first aid and CPR. K9 Resort and Spa offers grooming, daycare, overnight boarding, training, and vaccinations. What we really love is their anesthesia-free canine teeth cleaning. Imagine coming home from vacation to your pup with minty fresh breath, that’s what we call pawesome!

Daycare services include enrichment activities to ensure your pet gets to socialize and have meaningful interactions while away from their fur family. K9 Resort & Spa also offers behavior training, and can make training house calls as well!

We’re so impressed by K9 Resort & Spa’s services we sat down with owners Penny and David DiLoreto to talk more about their services, CBD oil and love for dogs. Check out their website to learn more about their services: k9resortandspa.com

What Do You Think Makes Dogs so Special?

At K9 Resort and Spa we believe that each dog is special in his/her own way.  All dogs have a personality that is unique to them, just like humans. Dogs share a special bond with their human family which makes them an excellent companion for service and therapy work, police enforcement and military assistance. No other animal is so versatile in their ability to work alongside and connect with humans the way dog can and do, which makes them very special.

How Do the Services at K9 resort and Spa Help Dogs Become More Well Behaved?

K9 Resort and Spa has developed a comprehensive program that replaces the old Doggie Daycare of yesterday with what we call L.E.E.P. (Life Enrichment/Education Program.) We developed this program because we feel that the old way of just “housing” dogs until their owner can pick them up, or allowing dogs to become exhausted from nonstop play all day is not beneficial to the wellbeing of the dogs while in our care. Our L.E.E.P. daycare design includes all dimensions of wellness – emotional, social, physical and educational, by incorporating educational activities which promotes brain health and mental stimulation, along with physical activities and social time that are critical factors for maintaining dog’s behavioral health.

What Leads To Naughty Behavior In Dogs?

There are many causes of what people consider to be naughty behaviors in dogs which usually range from boredom, anxiety, health issues, fear, and or abuse. Another cause of unwanted behavior in dogs can be attributed to a lack of the dog’s understanding of what is expected of them. To help curb unwanted behavior in dogs it is always best to start with a full health examination by your veterinarian, identify any possible environmental issues that might be creating fear, and incorporate obedience training.

Are the Staff at K9 Resort & Spa able to help give dogs CBD oil at their owner’s request?

We have clients with dogs that are fearful of being groomed and therefore request that their dog be given doggie treats that contain CBD oil before and or during grooming treatments.

Do you think that CBD oil is on it’s way to becoming an essential product for pet owners?

Our clients at K9 Resort and Spa regard their pets as part of their family. They are eager to learn about products like CBD oil that can improve the quality of their dog’s life. We feel that as more people become familiar with the health benefits of CBD oil the more essential it will become and that it’s only a matter of time before pet owners will incorporate CBD oil in their pet’s overall health regiment.

How Important is education for dog owners who want to train their dogs themselves?

At K9 Resort and Spa we feel that any dog training program should begin with educating the dog’s owner. As mentioned earlier, dogs have a connection, a bond, with their owners and are eager to please them. If the dog’s owner does not know how to properly guide the dog through training, the dog can and probably will become confused as to what behavior their owner expects.

What are the most important things for new dog owners to learn?

It has been my experience that not all dog owners feel the same about certain dog behaviors.  For example, some dog owners like it when their dog jumps up on them, while others feel this behavior is bad manners. However, there are some behaviors that are dangerous – like bolting out the open door or gate. Another behavior problem that can be dangerous is when the dog refuses to come when called. In my professional opinion, it is important that all dogs are taught how to sit and wait until they are released at all open doors and or gates. It is also important that all dogs are taught to come when they are called – even when there is something exciting like another dog, people, squirrel or a rabbit passing by. Any new dog owner that doesn’t know how to train their dog with these behaviors should consult with a Certified Dog Trainer and get instructions on how to work with their dog.

Why is it important to get your dog Groomed Regularly?

How long would you go without brushing and or combing your hair?  Mats, knots, tangles or whatever you like to call them are not only unsightly but also unhealthy and the same goes for your dog. Dogs don’t need daily baths like most humans, but they do need to be brushed daily. Yes, even short hair dogs need a good daily brushing to help remove dander and shed hair. It is a common misconception that some dog breeds don’t shed. This is simply not true. All living creatures shed – even humans. Don’t believe me?  Just check out your comb or brush. You will be amazed by how much hair you’ll find. Or try standing in front of the sink the next time you comb/brush your hair. Nail trimming is also very important for your dog’s well being. The pads of dog’s paws are designed to hit the walking surface evenly. Overgrown nails will prevent this from happening and can cause pain in the feet and ankles. Excessively long nails can also catch on things and cause the nail to break, which is painful, or even rip off altogether.

What are some fun dog names you have heard in your line of work?

We have a client that named her dog Pita. At first, I thought it stood for pita bread which is funny because her dog’s fur is about the color of pita bread. But when questioned the owner said it is an acronym for, “Pain In The A_ _ .”

We have another client that originally named her dog Sadia. But people found it hard to remember. To help, the owner put the letter K in front. Now everyone knows her dog’s name Ksadia (quesadilla!)

One client’s last name is Hawkins. She named her dog Sadie.


K9 Resort and Spa is located in Escondido, California. Our Pharma Hemp Complex for Pets products are available at their location and on their website k9resortandspa.com. Stop by with your pup to talk about CBD oil and get a great in person recommendation based on your pet’s needs.

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Health Benefits of Raw Freeze Dried Pet Treats

Health Benefits of Raw Freeze Dried Pet Treats

Freeze dried foods are sometimes called astronaut food because of their long shelf life. Soldiers and survivalists are already familiar with the practical benefits of real, long-lasting foods. Now, freeze dried foods are quickly becoming popular on the health food market because of their many health benefits. These benefits extend to what your pet eats too!

Raw freeze dried treats are a healthy way to treat your pets to the nutrition they crave.

What Freeze Dried Means

Also known as instant freeze, lyophilisation or cryodesiccation, freeze drying uses low temperatures to create dehydration. Freeze drying differs from traditional dehydration in that no heat is used to evaporate the water. The process also involves lowered pressure and ice removal. During the low pressure stage is when the ice vaporizes, and drying occurs. Since the ice and moisture vaporize, there is no need to keep the food frozen after freeze drying is complete.

Freeze drying allows all the active nutrients of the original food to stay fresh and preserved without cooking or refrigeration.

One of the benefits of freeze dried food is that they can be rehydrated to bring them back to their original state. Simply adding water, milk, or broth can bring a freeze dried food back to its origins. While rehydrating is optional, some prefer the taste and texture of the original food. For pets with sensitive teeth, rehydrating can provide extra comfort while snacking.

Raw salmon, in it’s freshest state, can be preserved by freeze drying.

Raw Diet Benefits for Pets

Pharma Hemp Complex Chicken and Salmon Pet Treats are made with real fresh chicken, and wild-caught Alaskan salmon that’s freeze dried in its natural raw state. Raw meats are what carnivores like cats and dogs crave the most in their everyday diet. This is why cats and dogs will often hunt, or bring you unexpected ‘presents’, even though they have plenty to eat at home!

While this shows your pets’ impressive natural hunting capabilities, no pet owner wants their companion eating wild, and disease ridden animals. Raw, freeze dried pet treats allow your furry friend to enjoy the real nutrition they crave, without the harmful side effects of raw meat they find in the wild.

Nutritional benefits from freeze dried raw foods:

  • High in Protein
    Protein helps build strong muscles and reduces the risk of injury. More energy, more endurance.
  • High in Natural Nutrients
    Vital nutrients are not destroyed and remain in a natural state for best nutrition.
  • High Palatability & Digestibility
    Optimum nourishment through the whole digestive system leads to less food intake and smaller stools.
  • Low Carbohydrates & Starches
    Carbohydrates are hard on a pet’s digestion and high doses are not needed in a carnivore’s diet.
  • Complete & Balanced Diet
    A balanced ratio of protein, fat, bones, organs, and vitamins for optimum health.
  • High Moisture Content when Rehydrated
    Hydration keeps kidneys and urinary tracts healthy. Carnivore’s have a low thirst drive and get most of their moisture from their prey.
  • Essential Fatty Acids (Omega 3 & 6)
    Fatty acids keep pet’s skin and coat healthy.
  • Natural Fat Content
    Fat is a natural energy booster.

Compared to traditional pet kibble, which can include starchy fillers, meat by-products, and harmful preservatives, freeze dried raw is the only way to go!

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Hemp Health’s Products Help Senior Dog Live Comfortably

Check out this story about how a local California family was able to help their senior dog Charlie enjoy walking again, and avoid putting him down. We’re always so touched when we get to here these kinds of stories about how our products have made a difference for people (and their pets!).

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Keeping Your Dog Healthy the Natural Way

CBD for Pets spray Pharma CBD spray for dogsNo dog likes a trip to the vet’s office. Taking him there just about breaks your heart, doesn’t it? But when your pet’s health is at stake, making that trip can be absolutely essential.

What if there were other, more natural solutions to keeping your dog healthy? An alternative to the piles of nasty medication you have to sneak into his food?

CBD for pets could be the answer you’ve been looking for.


“Go Natural” with CBD for Your Dog

“Going natural” is a hot trend to follow these days. But believe it or not, pets can benefit from some of the same all-natural supplements as humans do. All-natural CBD oil for dogs is one of the latest methods pet owners just like you are using to help their pooch.

Hemp Health’s cannabidiol for pets is derived from hemp, which although is a member of the cannabis plant contains less than 1% (please replace with “only trace amounts”. Most of our products contains much, much less than 1%) of the psychoactive properties commonly associated with cannabis. Instead, our CBD oil for pets contains compounds that interact naturally with your dog’s immune and nervous systems.

“Going natural” means using a treatment that is non-GMO and has no pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. You wouldn’t want those in your supplements, so why would you want them for your dog? Treat him the way he deserves by going natural!

How to Supplement Your Dog with CBD for Pets

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We’re just beginning to see the great benefits of hemp oil for dogs. But we all know how resistant dogs can be towards traditional medication. That’s why hemp oil for pets comes in a number of convenient methods.

You can easily slip in CBD capsules into your dog’s morning meal. Even if your dog sniffs it out, you can cover it with a treat to ensure it goes down smoothly.

If your dog is a picky eater, you might want to go with oral spray instead of capsules. Just a couple quick drops into your dog’s mouth or added to his food is the recommended CBD oil dosage for dogs. It even comes in peppermint and vanilla flavors, so he can get the benefits and nice-smelling breath too!

CBD Hemp Oil for Dogs: The Safe, Natural Solution?

The relationship between CBD and pets is very similar to the one between CBD and humans. CBD for dogs is great because it offers you a viable alternative to traditional medication. And it’s even available in convenient capsules and spray. What’s not to like?

Do your dog a favor and save him the stress of going to the vet—try CBD therapy for dogs!