CBD Oil for Pets with Anxiety

Does your furry friend hide under the bed every time there’s a thunderstorm? Or do you know there will be trouble if you leave him alone at home for a few hours? If your pet gets nervous, anxious or stressed out in certain situations, there are things you can do to calm him down…… and one of the best ones is to use CBD oil for pets with anxiety.

What is causing the pets anxiety?

First you need to find our what is causing the anxiety and there are 2 options:

1. Situations – such as thunderstorms, fireworks, strangers and travel

2. Behaviors – like separation anxiety

Symptoms of a pets anxiety can  include:

  • Pacing
  • Panting
  • Whimpering
  • Trembling
  • Aggression
  • Urinating or defecating on the floor despite being house trained
  • Nervous licking of the lips
  • Loss of appetite

Luckily, CBD oil can work on all of these symptoms and give your pet some much needed relief.

How can we help our pets with the anxiety?

The-Real-CBD-Blog-CBD-Oil-for-Pets-with-AnxietyCBD is becoming a fast-growing help for many different symptoms that come along with a pet aging or their mental health. It is making their quality of life a lot better.

CBD itself is a compound of the hemp plant that is called Cannabidiol, and is known as one of the cannabinoid compounds.  CBD Pet products contains less than 0.2% THC when properly produced and this is important; because that amount is nontoxic to dogs. It is also non-psychoactive. Make sure to check that any CBD you administer to your furry friends falls in the less than 0.2% THC category. It should stat the THC content on the label.

CBD for pets with anxiety works its way through the body through the endocannabinoid system, which all mammals have (including humans). This system will use the CBD compound, and have it work its way through the nervous system.  This is also the process that allows the CBD compound to enter the brain releasing serotonin, which is a way to calm the body down, meaning it helps reduce anxiety in pets.

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How much CBD should you give your pet?

Every pet and every situation is different, so you will need to try with a dose in the middle of the recommended range and monitor (1mg-5mg of CBD pr. 5kg body weight). You should see calming effects within an hour. If not, you may want to give more CBD oil and observe your pet again. Your pet should not be lethargic, simply visibly calmer, and  symptoms such as panting, pacing and whining should be less once the right dosage has been found. There is no known toxicity level, so you can safely experiment to find the right dose.

If you’re using other medications, make sure you check with your veterinarian before using CBD oil. Many holistic and integrative vets are more familiar with this option and will be easily able to answer your questions.

What’s the best way to give a pet CBD?

A variety of forms of  CBD for pets are in the market. CBD treats for dogs can be a convenient and a nice way to dose, but can get expensive for larger dogs over the long term, or may not be good for dogs on a very limited diet.

You may want to choose a full spectrum CBD oil  that provide an entourage effect by giving a large spectrum of benefits.

Bottled CBD oils with droppers are a great option because you can easily give your dog the correct dose, adding it to food or a treat.

Since many CBD products have a “grassy” taste, some pets run away just seeing the bottle, and they can detect the “grassy” smell on even the nicest piece of bacon.  Look for a tasteless and odorless product.

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