August 01, 2020
Does your furry friend whine, cry, or bark when you leave the house? Do you come home to find shredded pillows, overturned garbage cans, or a slobbery pile that used to be your favorite running shoes? If so, you’re not alone: Separation anxiety is one of the most common behavior problems, diagnosed in 20 to 40 percent of dogs referred to animal behavior specialists.
Or maybe your dog is afraid of thunderstorms, veterinary visits, strangers, bathtime, or even seemingly random objects or situations. Whatever triggers fear and anxiety in your best friend, you want to help. You’ve tried everything, from toys to distract, weighted vests to calm, music to soothe, and creating a safe space in a quiet room.
If you feel like you’re running out of options to help your poor pup, have you considered CBD oil for your dog’s separation anxiety or other issues?
Even at the best of times, dogs can have a lot to worry about too. Thunderstorms, fireworks, separation, car rides, nail trims, or a flurry of new faces can have the friendliest of dogs acting skittish, fearful, or even aggressive.
Do you know how to tell if your canine companion is feeling anxious or stressed? From mild to severe, never ignore these signs that your dog might be afraid or anxious:
While no one cause triggers fear or anxiety in dogs, it can stem from a variety of factors:
Because every dog is different, and the severity of their stress can vary, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. It's always best to have a conversation with your veterinarian to discuss behavior issues and come up with the best option based on your dog's overall health. From simple changes in daily routines to behavior modification to medication, you have many options to help your best friend.
As you explore the best way to deal with your dog’s issues, you might want to consider hemp-derived CBD oil for your dog.
If you don’t use CBD, or cannabidiol, yourself, your first question is probably, “What is CBD?”
First things first: CBD is not pot.
Therefore, by definition, CBD and CBD-based products, when federally legal and compliant, can only come from a variety of the plant that must contain less than 0.3 percent THC; this means that there is no associated high when taking hemp-derived CBD products.
What CBD does do, however, is work in tandem with the systems in the body that regulate and balance everything from digestion to sleep to stress levels to temperature. This process is why CBD is becoming more widely used to help support daily wellness in both people and pets.
While there is still a lot of confusion about CBD – no, it won’t get people or pets “high” – more and more people are trying it for themselves. And when they have a positive experience, they are naturally curious as to how CBD can help their cat or dog, too – especially if they’re looking for something to support a calm, happy pet.
If you’ve wondered if CBD oil can help with your dog’s daily wellness or separation or anxiety issues, you’re not alone. An increasing number of pet owners are turning to CBD to explore its many applications.
According to PetMD, a survey published in the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association found that, out of 632 people, 72 percent reported using or having used a hemp product for their dog, and 64 percent felt that it helped their pets.
If you’re ready to explore CBD for your canine companion, here’s how to get started.
Finding CBD products for pets is hard in Hong Kong, but they are becoming more accessable.
But just because it’s easy to find doesn’t mean that all products are being created equal. Because CBD products are still mostly unregulated, quality can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and even product to product. With so much misinformation out there, it’s important to do your research to find safe, quality, effective CBD.
Pet owners need to understand how products work and what quality controls are in place to ensure safe ingredients and use. When shopping for CBD products, it’s important to:
Now that you’ve decided to try CBD oil for your dog’s separation or anxiety issues, or to support their overall wellness routine, here’s what you need to know about using CBD for pets.
One of the easiest ways to provide your pet with the powerful, beneficial properties of CBD is with oil tinctures or chews made with CBD oil. Tinctures can be easily added to their daily routine, while hard chews or soft chews are even more portable and easy to give.
Once you find a CBD oil or product you are comfortable with, the next question is usually, “How much CBD oil should I give my dog for anxiety or stress issues?”
As with people, factors like weight and overall health will determine the proper CBD oil serving and the results you will see. The right CBD product will come in different strengths based on the pet’s weight and have appropriate serving suggestions.
Starting with the lowest indicated serving size and see how your dog reacts is advised. When beginning a CBD regimen, maintaining a daily serving for 30 days to achieve optimal results is suggested. If you don’t see the desired results after a couple of weeks, you can gradually increase the serving.
CBD is still a relative newcomer to the world of wellness, and not a lot of studies have been done, especially with pets. However, anecdotal responses by happy pet owners are easy to find. Many have claimed that they’ve seen overwhelmingly positive results for their dogs in dealing with physical and behavioural issues and that a daily CBD routine has made a big difference in their dogs’ overall wellbeing.
The common question is, “Can my dog overdose on CBD?” And the short answer is no, especially if you follow the recommended serving size and are using the correct strength product for your dog’s weight. While some owners find that CBD may make their dog a little sleepy at first, your dog cannot “overdose” on CBD when used according to label instructions.
If you have any questions or concerns about your dog’s overall health or behaviour, talking to your veterinarian before starting a CBD regimen for your pets is always recommended. For more serious issues, it is always suggested to seek advice from a medical professional.
While many pet owners see positive results with regular CBD products, you can find some on the market created specifically for calming. These products are formulated with soothing ingredients like chamomile, melatonin, valerian root, and L-tryptophan to help maintain calmness, especially during stressful situations.
Calming CBD oil tinctures can be served just like any CBD oil to help ease your anxious pup, and calming CBD soft chews are an easy, portable, convenient way to make sure you have a little extra calming support whenever your pet needs it.
No dog owner wants their best friend to suffer. From separation anxiety to noise aversion to stressful situations, we want to help our canine companions feel their best.
Now that you know a little more about what CBD is, what to look for, and how to use it, you’re ready to offer up some CBD support for when things get a little “ruff” for your faithful friend.
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