Most pets have a little bit of anxiety. Perhaps they have separation anxiety when you go away on a long trip, or they panic when it’s time to go to the vet. For some dogs, however, this has become a much more serious situation which affects their daily happiness and overall quality of life.
Nobody wants to see their beloved pet suffer for any reason, including anxiety. Thankfully, there is something which has been scientifically proven to help your furry friend: CBD Oil.
What Is CBD Oil and How Does It Work?
CBD oil is created from cannabidiol, which is one of two chemicals found in an industrial hemp plant. The other is THC. CBD has the power to activate the endocannabinoid system in mammals, and this includes your dog.
The endocannabinoid system works with nearly all major systems in mammals. It aids in digestion, circulation, respiration, relaxation, cognitive memory functioning, and so much more. It offers a two-way response, versus the typical one-way response these systems usually utilize. The two-way response means that information is being passed back and forth between the endocannabinoid system and the brain much quicker than would normally be allowed.
Many studies have been carried out on the safety and effectiveness of use in canines, and all have shown remarkable results. Not only is it effective in treating anxiety but has shown promise in a large number of other canine ailments.
Will it Get My Pet High?
The main problem most people have when hearing about the use of CBD oil in dogs is that they think it will get their beloved pet high. This is a huge misconception. CBD, while responsible for much of the primary health benefits, does not offer any of the symptoms associated with being “high.” THC, the other chemical compound found in marijuana, is what makes people feel high.
Your pet will not hallucinate, get the munchies, zone out, become paranoid, or anything else. They will simply be calmer in the situations which normally give them anxiety and be generally more mentally healthy all the way around.
Ideas of Situations to Use It In
CBD oil can be used in any situation which gives your pet anxiety. Here, however, are some of the most common causes of that anxiety so you have an idea of when CBD oil can be of help:
- During thunderstorms, which is one of the top anxiety causes in canines
- During holidays where fireworks are used
- For trips to the vet
- To help alleviate anxiety caused by pain, as CBD oil can also help with pain management
- When you must travel, move, or any other situation where your pet’s schedule is disrupted
- When you have company over, or take your pet to the park/day care to be socialized
- When constructions or renovations are being done on your house
- For a period after an older child moves away
- When you bring a new baby home
- When introducing a new pet to the household