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CBD For Dogs: How It Helps with Anxiety

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CBD For Dogs

The beauty of cannabidiol or CBD is, it’s versatile, and works not only for humans but also for animals. Furry friends also experience a lot of things, including pain, chronic diseases, and other ailments. More than these things, dogs also experience stress and anxiety. If your pet is starting to lose its energy, doing self-harm, and barking excessively, you need to consult with a veterinarian.

On top of the antidepressants and SSRIs, pet owners can also use an all-natural relief to ease the anxiety of dogs. CBD oil is among the awesome solutions to relieve the dog’s discomfort, general pain, and other issues.

Signs of Anxiety to Dogs

One of the challenging things about having a pet is, when something’s up, they can’t communicate with their humans. For this, pet owners need to be aware of the signs that demonstrate physical and mental conditions.

For anxiety, the signs vary depending on the dog. However, there’s a common denominator, which includes lack of energy. If dogs suddenly become distant, not eager to play with humans, and lost their appetite, it must be taken seriously. Consult the professionals and consult if using all-natural alternatives can help relieve symptoms.

Common signs of anxiety to dogs include the following:

  • Excessive panting and pacing
  • Shivering
  • Constant digging
  • Destroying furniture
  • Inability to settle
  • Cowering in a corner
  • Barking when owners aren’t around
  • Self-harm, including excessive chewing and licking
  • Lack of appetite

Other subtle symptoms include excessive lip licking, showing whites of the eyes, lifting a paw, and mostly looking away. Subtle body language signals mild signs of anxiety that dogs pick up over time. Without paying attention, the symptoms can become severe, like detachment to humans and other animals, dribbling pee around the place, non-stop barking, and shaking.

What is CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol oil is an extract from the hemp plant. It doesn’t produce psychoactive effects similar to the feeling of being ‘high’, but it helps relieve pain, discomfort, stress, and other ailments. This oil is extracted from the flowers and buds of cannabis and hemp, and doesn’t contain any other chemicals like Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.

THC is responsible for the psychoactive effects, while CBD only helps with pain and other mental conditions. A good thing to know is that, hemp from marijuana contains only a maximum of 0.3 percent of THC, while the marijuana itself contains as much as 30 percent of THC. Therefore, hemp-derived oils are legal in all 50 US states, while marijuana-derived CBD oil is still considered illegal in most states.

CBD oil is backed with a wealth of studies claiming it has anti-inflammatory effects that can help relieve aggression, pain, seizures, muscle spasms, anxiety, and other neurological conditions. With these studies, many vets recommend the use of cannabidiol oil to relieve anxiety symptoms.

CBD For Dogs

A few drops of cannabidiol oil can easily relieve the anxiety of dogs. The product reduces nervous behavior, and provides a calming or soothing feeling. If the dog is stressed, they can also feel more relaxed after taking the CBD oil. Long-term use can help them live more happy, energetic, and full of life.

CBD helps release the natural mood stabilizer chemical known as serotonin. It goes through the central nervous system, organs, and the brain, which then release the serotonin production. This is also similar to other medications, which increase the production of the happy mood chemical. When it’s released, aggression can be reduced, and dogs can feel more relaxed.

Takeaway

Pets like dogs also experience anxiety, pain, and aggression. To help them cope and relieve anxiety symptoms, pet owners can utilize natural remedies including cannabidiol (CBD) oil. The furry friend can feel more energetic and relaxed upon the administration of CBD.

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How Cannabis Oil Can Treat Anxiety in Dogs [VIDEO]

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Cannabis Oil Can Treat Anxiety in Dogs

CBD has become increasingly popular as a treatment for anxiety, insomnia, inflammation, pain and anything else when it comes to humans. Now, this wonder substance has been formulated for man’s best friend. It is especially becoming a good solution for anxiety in dogs.

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How Cannabis Oil Can Treat Anxiety in Dogs [VIDEO]

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Cannabis Oil Can Treat Anxiety in Dogs

How do you use cannabis to treat dog problems, and what kind of problems can it treat? VICE talks to a pet owner on their experience in using cannabis for treating their dogs anxiety.

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What CBD Can Do for Shelter Pets

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What CBD Can Do for Shelter Pets

VETCBD, a full-spectrum hemp and cannabis products producer and seller, and Best Friends Animal Society have recently announced their partnership intended to support animal welfare through the veterinarian- and medical marijuana expert-owned company’s One Fur One program. Named as the latest beneficiary, one of the Best Friend’s goals is to stop the killing of shelter pets by 2025.

To help Best Friends take better care of their rescues, VETCBD will be providing CBD hemp oil to the organization and its partners. Consumers can contribute to this initiative by purchasing tinctures, every single one of which will be matched by the company in donations.

In light of this partnership, pet lovers who are also CBD and cannabis consumers might be wondering how cannabidiol products can help shelter animals. Let’s shed some light on the conditions of shelter animals and how CBD can aid in improving their quality of life.

What are Shelter Animals?

Animal shelters play a huge role in taking care of their welfare. Animals in these shelters are often surrendered to the organization because owners no longer have the ability to take care of them. Pets that are abused are also taken to shelters to provide a better home and life for them. In the event that a homeless pet is caught in the streets, authorities bring them to these homes, as well.

Given these, it is safe to say that shelter animals have led a pretty hard life. That is until they were brought to shelters where members contribute in cash, kind, and action to take care of them. Around 3.2 million of them are adopted every year. However, the sad reality is shelters have limited capacities and with the rising number of animals being brought to them, they have no choice but to euthanize some of them.

What CBD Can Do for Shelter Pets

Research shows that dogs and cats have endocannabinoid systems which means that their bodies are designed to receive cannabinoids like CBD. In fact, just like humans, their bodies produce natural cannabinoids, also called endocannabinoids, that help maintains homeostasis. Because of this, there is no doubt that CBD has essential benefits to dogs and cats, especially those in shelters.

Keep in mind that these animals may have traumatic experiences given that many of them were strays or came from abusive situations. Those who were separated from their owners for any reason may also be experiencing anxiety. CBD oil can help address their trauma, stress, and anxiety it is known to have calming and relaxing effects not only in humans but also in animals.

This substance can also help address health-related matters, especially for sickly and elderly animals. Pets that suffer from chronic pain and seizures may benefit from CBD products. These can also help animals with cancer, especially in dealing with pain, nausea, and lack of appetite.

Before feeding your pets any form of cannabidiol, make sure to consult a veterinarian. Moreover, see to it that any product that would be given to them should be designed for them as dosages for humans and animals are different.

The Bottom Line

VETCBD’s initiative to help Best Friends is a great leap toward better taking care of animal’s welfare. In your own way, you can take part in giving shelter animals a better quality of life by donating CBD items or by purchasing from dispensaries with the same interest.

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