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April 20th — a day for lounging, excess snacks, and celebrating the work of jam bands (RIP Dead & Co.). It’s a time for dorm room philosophizing, questioning the truth of your own reality, and actually enjoying anything with Adam Sandler in it. Yet while you’re wondering if this world is a simulation, your poor pup will be rolling their eyes. But that might just be because they’ve never been included in the festivities. That is, until now.
No, please do not give your dog weed. Taking your pet to the vet to get their stomach pumped while you’re stoned AF is not the 4/20 adventure you’re looking for. Instead, BarkBox has devised a more appropriate and less dangerous solution to involve your dog in the holiday. The company which delivers monthly subscription boxes including toys, treats, and services is offering a greener collection this April.
The “Jared’s Normal Deli” BarkBox includes several cannabis-inspired toys for your pup to enjoy. Beginning with B-O-N-G-O, a plush toy in the shape of exactly what you’d think. It’s interactive with an insert so you can pack in treats while you pack your bowl. For old school smokers, there’s the Blunt Hound — another plush toy, though this time in the form of a fat blunt. It unravels to become a full-size crinkle mat or you can roll a treat inside.
Other toys available include the multiple-piece (D)OG Kush Nugs and Apple Of My High which mimics the coolest thing you saw in high school (someone smoking out of an apple). And if you’re more of an edible fan — there’s Dank Chocolate (also plush — again, do not give your dog an actual edible).
Of course, it’s not all toys dedicated to the various methods of ingesting marijuana. BarkBox’s 4/20 addition also features some treats for your pup’s munchies. Their Dank Noms are soft-baked biscuits made with real lamb and cheddar cheese. To be clear, they’re made with absolutely no THC or even CBD. So even if your dog can’t get blazed with you, they’ll still feel included.
Disclaimer alert: This article is here to share information. But, much like pineapple on pizza, the topic may be controversial. Meaning, not all vets or pet professionals agree. Because every pet is a unique weirdo with specific needs. So, don’t take this as fact or medical advice. Talk things over with your vet when making decisions, and use your best judgment (about both your pet’s health and pizza toppings).
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Sean Zucker is a writer whose work has been featured in Points In Case, The Daily Drunk, Posty, and WellWell. He has an adopted Pit Bull named Banshee whose work has been featured on the kitchen floor and whose behavioral issues rival his own.