Does your pet get anxious when you leave him alone for a few hours while you go to work? Does your furry friend tear apart the couch cushions and newspapers in a fit of rage, protesting your absence? Is it frustrating to take your pet on car trips to the vet, vacation, or dog park? If you’ve answered yes to any of those questions, chances are, your pet is stressed! Pets experience anxiety and stress just like humans, but cannot effectively communicate this to their owners.
Your pet’s reaction to certain events like meal times, owners leaving, and interaction with other animals is based on their stress and anxiety levels. The expression of this stress and anxiety can cause pet owners to feel frustrated with their beloved animal, as there doesn’t seem to be any way to help. Thankfully, there is a safe and homeopathic way to calm your pet down, without ever needing to admonish your pet or put your furry friend away: pet CBD. The invention and popularity of CBD for pets is growing more with every passing day. Let’s take a look at why your pet may be behaving the way he is and how CBD can help with that, as well as some products that are known to help.
What is CBD for Pets?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of the many cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. The hemp plant is responsible for many compounds, most notably the psychoactive THC found in marijuana. There are other compounds in the hemp plant, but we’ll focus on CBD and how it relates to your pet. It is important to note that CBD does not cause any high or loss of functionality, which is one of the top questions people ask about pet CBD. Your pet will not appear loopy or dazed when consuming CBD; rather, your pet will most likely be calmer and more relaxed.
How Does Pet CBD Help?
Now that you understand what CBD is, it’s important to understand how CBD can help calm your pet down. There are many benefits your beloved animal can enjoy on a regular CBD diet, and we’ll go over a few of them now.
Pet CBD For Anxiety
Excessive barking, restlessness upon the owner leaving, and destructive behavior are all signs that your pet suffers from separation anxiety. Your pet misses you! This loneliness presents itself in ways that will cause you to give attention to your pet, regardless if the attention is stern reprimands or gushing affection. To relieve this anxiety, you can feed your pet CBD treats or drizzle tincture over their food. Once they consume the CBD, they should be more noticeably relaxed and calmer. You may also notice a decrease in noise phobia anxiety, especially if your dog hates thunderstorms, fireworks, or other loud noises.
Pet CBD for Epilepsy and Seizures
Epilepsy and seizures in pets is often a stressful time for the owner, as you want to comfort your pet in his/her suffering. CBD works very well for humans who struggle with these issues, and studies have shown CBD can help with animals as well. Pet CBD is an excellent alternative to vet-prescribed medication, as some of these medications can harm your pets liver or may not be effective in treating seizures and epilepsy. Be sure to check with your vet before starting a CBD regiment with your pet, especially if your animal is older.
Pet CBD for Pain Relief
If your pet is older and seems to struggle with walking or daily exercise, pet CBD can help. CBD has multiple studies that show it can help with pain management, particularly from arthritis, joint, and mobility pain. German shepherds, boxers, and other large breeds are known to have major hip problems as they age, which may be alleviated with the use of CBD for pets.
Pet CBD For Nausea and Appetite Issues
One of marijuana’s most famous side effect is “the munchies,” causing the user to feel hungry and want to snack. While your pet doesn’t have to get high to feel “the munchies,” feeding your pet CBD treats may stimulate their appetite. If your furry friend is vomiting or nauseous, either from drugs or toxins like chocolate, CBD can help calm their stomachs.
Pet CBD As A Possible Cancer Treatment
CBD is making waves in the treatment of cancer, primarily for humans. CBD has been documented to help fight tumors, halt the growth of cancerous cells, and block tumor cells from producing energy. It stands to reason that if CBD can help humans battle cancer, it can help your furry friend fight and win the battle against cancer as well.
How To Choose Pet CBD Products
Unfortunately since there is no FDA approved CBD, literally anyone can create a “CBD product” and market it as such. It’s important to choose CBD products from a trusted brand, especially those who provide independent third-party laboratory testing. You should also note that most vets cannot legally advise you to give your pet CBD. If you choose to bring up the topic, your vet is allowed to voice their opinions and give some clarity on the subject.
You should also note that CBD products differ widely from human to pet. You should never feed your pet any CBD that was intended for human consumption, as it may contain trace amounts of THC. Instead, stick to CBD specifically intended for animals. Pet CBD usually comes in the form of bite-sized soft chews, treats, and tinctures.
Which Pet CBD Should I Buy?
We here at Total Peace & Wellness understand how important it is to you to take care of your furry friends. We currently offer two different types of pet CBD that you can incorporate into your pet’s daily life.
These peanut-butter flavored treats will be gone before you know it! Each treat comes packed with 2.5mg of premium full spectrum CBD and MCT oil. Our CBD is naturally sourced from Pennsylvania hemp farmers and is pesticide-free and non-GMO. Our pet treats are also made without harmful additives or heavy metals, and are tested by an independent third-party lab to confirm the content’s purity. For only $25, your pet can enjoy the calming benefits of CBD and enjoy a tasty treat at the same time!
Our CBD-infused tincture works wonders on pets dealing with stress, anxiety, and many of the other disorders we discussed in the previous paragraphs. Our tincture is beef-flavored and comes with 300mg of CBD per bottle, for only $40. Just like our peanut butter treats, the tincture is third-party tested, free of pesticides, and non-GMO. The tincture is created with MCT oil and high-quality hemp oil. You can drop either an entire dropperful or half of a dropper’s contents on your pet’s food or into their water. Start off slowly with the dosage amounts, and gradually increase the CBD amount as you see fit for your pet.
CBD was never intended to be a cure-all for any medical issue, regardless of how big or small. Rather, CBD is a homeopathic option that can help alleviate discomfort, manage stress and anxiety, improve sleep patterns, and much more. CBD should never replace any doctor- or vet-prescribed medication. Your doctor/vet should always be informed of the incorporation of CBD in you or your pet’s daily routine, especially if you’re using pet CBD for the first time. Once you have approval to start a CBD regiment, you may be surprised with how effective CBD can be on your beloved furry friend! If you have any questions on these or any of the other CBD products on our site, you can always reach out via social media or email. We look forward to helping you and your pet discover the healing properties of CBD in your daily life!