CBD for Dogs Anxiety
Although CBD is not a miracle cure for anxiety in dogs, it sure feels like it in many instances. Many dog owners use cannabis to minimize the symptoms of anxiety without experiencing any adverse side effects. If your dog keeps jumping on tables and acting restless, consider getting a dog trainer to teach it new behaviors and make it easier to handle. However, dog training may reveal more underlying problems. Your dog may be restless and difficult to pet because of anxiety.
Nevertheless, many pet owners are often in denial when they see the first signs of anxiety in their dogs. They may consider the signs isolated events and often make excuses for their dogs' behaviors. Eventually, dogs with anxiety become harder to deal with than anticipated, which often creates tension between them and their owners.
Looking for a Solution
If you notice signs of restlessness and irrational behavior in your dog, consider looking for solutions. First, consult an animal behavioral specialist to train the dog to adopt new behaviors for handling specific stimuli. Some of the recommended conditioning training include:
- Engaging the dog in activities such as long walks and bike rides
Consult your vet if the conditioning does not seem to work. Some dogs may experience anxiety only, while others may have a mix of anxiety and protective instincts. In some cases, your vet may prescribe medication to minimize the anxiety. However, some of the medications may cause your dog to become excessively drowsy and lose interest in all forms of physical activities. Many pet owners usually take their dogs off the anxiety prescription medication in time because of their adverse side effects.
Try Something New
Anxiety prescription medication for dogs can make them less stimulated, which is why many pet owners consider alternatives. Many have recommended cannabis for the treatment of anxiety. Similar to prescription medication, hemp-derived cannabis influences the serotonin levels in your dog's body. In addition, cannabis will not make your dog high. Unlike marijuana, hemp-derived CBD does not contain high concentrations of THC. Therefore, it cannot give your dog the high often associated with marijuana.
Many dog owners offer their pets CBD treats for anxiety because they often produce results quickly. At first, the effects of these treats may be subtle. However, you will continue seeing significant improvements in your dog's behavior with time. Unfortunately, some pet owners may not know where to buy CBD treats for dogs because it is illegal for vets to recommend cannabis to treat any canine health complications.
Many pet owners also say cannabis makes their dogs more relaxed and much easier to pet. CBD has the potential to minimize some of the symptoms of anxiety, including motion sickness. Some dogs cannot handle car rides because of motion sickness caused by anxiety. CBD oil can make your dog more relaxed in a car allowing it to sleep without feeling sick.
Good Stuff Dispensary offers high-quality, full spectrum CBD hemp oil extract for dogs. You can offer your dog the oil alone or mix it with your pet’s water every day. Consider starting with smaller doses and then building on from there. If you would like to treat anxiety in your furry friend, please contact us to place an order..
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