For many of us, our pets are our fur babies. We love them, cuddle with them, and of course, we worry when they’re unwell. Thankfully, more natural options are becoming available to treat our furry friends, including CBD treatment. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about dogs and CBD.
Can CBD Help Dogs with Anxiety?
Traveling, moving to a new home, adjusting to new people or other pets, abandonment issues, fireworks, trips to the veterinarian or groomer…reasons for dog anxiety abound. CBD can be the solution for those looking for natural replacement options for prescription anti-anxiety drugs and their potentially harmful side effects. CBD can help anxious dogs settle into happier routines both situationally and over the long term.
Will CBD Oil Make Your Dog High?
There are very big differences between the two strains of cannabis. Pet CBD (cannabidiol) oil supplements are extracted from industrial hemp (sativa) plants, which have high levels of CBD and virtually no THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the compound that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties). Conversely, THC with levels large enough to produce a high is found in the marijuana strain, which contains very little CBD.
This difference is crucial because THC can be toxic to dogs but CBD is safe, so always make sure you give your dog CBD made for pets with 0.3% THC or less. Hemp CBD offers the calming your dog needs without the THC, so you can rest assured your dog won’t get high. If you give your dog CBD to calm them, they will simply experience mild relaxation.
How Much CBD Should You Give Your Dog for Anxiety?
You may need to do some experimenting to find the right dose because every dog and every situation is different. I always recommend 1–5 mg per 10 pounds of body weight.
Try a dose in the middle of the recommended range and watch for calming effects. You should notice a difference within an hour. If not, you may want to give more CBD to total up to the upper dosing recommendation. Your dog will not seem lethargic, just calmer, with less panting, pacing, and whining once you’ve supplied the right dose.
You can give your dog CBD situationally—for example, try CBD oil for dogs with grooming or car ride anxiety. You can also offer CBD oil consistently for a dog with chronic pain.
Can I Give My Dog CBD with Other Medications?
If you give your dog medications for anxiety or any other conditions, check with your veterinarian before using CBD oil. Holistic and integrative vets are usually very familiar with CBD and will easily be able to answer your questions.
Hemp CBD has been the drug-free solution for a happier, more relaxed life for many dogs, and it’s expected to be used even more widely as more dogs benefit from its calming properties.
How Can Natural Harmony Help?
Dogs love treats! Whether you’re looking to support longevity in your healthy pup or calm your nervous dog, CBD is a great addition to your pet’s wellness routine. Each Natural Harmony pet treat contains 5 mg of CBD and has a peanut butter flavor your dog will love!
Ingredients: Organic Peanut Butter, Chicken Broth, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Coconut Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, Organic Applesauce (Organic Apples, Water), Agar, Honey Cinnamon, Citric Acid, Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract, Vitamin E.
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