CBD has been beneficial to humans in many ways. From relieving pain and inflammation to helping with anxiety and depression many people lean on CBD to aid in daily struggles. So, if something works so well for us, should we give it to our four-legged friends?
Here are the top 6 ways CBD may help your pet:
We never want to see our pets in pain. Unfortunately, they can’t talk to us and let us know what is bothering them. What we do know is that inflammation is a big cause of pain and soreness. CBD has natural anti-inflammatory properties that may help relieve swelling, soreness, and pain. Fewer studies have been done with dogs, but a 2018 study showed CBD did help with pain and mobility in dogs that were given CBD. The study used different breeds of dogs as well as different sizes and weights. Results showed improvement with pain and mobility in 80% of the dogs in the study. If your pet is struggling with pain management, CBD drops may help.
Does your pet whine when you get ready to leave the house or even try to sneak out hte door with you? When you return home is your house a mess from your pet digging in the trash or ripping up paper? Your pet may be dealing with separation anxiety. According to VCA Animal Hospital, “Separation anxiety describes dogs that are usually overly attached or dependent on family members. They become extremely anxious and show distressed behaviors such as vocalization, destruction or house soiling when separated from the owners.” This is a behavior we are seeing even more in 2020-2021 with many of us returning to work. Our pets are suffering but we may have something that will help them and make leaving the house better for you and your pet. Our bacon flavored CBD drops may calm and relax your pet while you are away. CBD helps with anxiety by changing the brain’s receptor response to serotonin.
Kali, a german shepherd, suffered from anxiety and aggression. According to her foster parents, “She was out of control, eaten up with separation anxiety and dog aggressiveness. Kali was taking 15 mg of Valium and 400mg of trazadone each day.” They decided to give her Applied Botanics Nano Pet Drops and saw awesome results. “I am absolutely AMAZED! If your dog is suffering from anxiety, or separation I recommend trying this product! Absolutely saved us.” If you want to read more about Kali check out our blog post.
Similar to Kali, some dogs are more aggressive towards other dogs or people. This often depends on a number of things such as, prior circumstances, breed, age, and personality. Unfortunately, this can make it hard to bring your pet anywhere. Even routine visits to the vet or to a park might be a nightmare for you and your pet. CBD may help aggression and overall behavior. A study done on mice tested whether CBD helped decrease aggression. They found, “All tested CBD doses induced anti-aggressive effects, indicated by a decrease in the number of attacks. CBD, at intermediary doses, also increased latency to attack the intruder and decreased the duration of aggressive encounters.” Their findings confirmed that, “CBD may be therapeutically useful to treat aggressive behaviors that are usually associated with psychiatric disorders.” Our CBD drops helped Kali with her aggression and it may work for your pet too.
All pets have stress. Whether it is from fireworks, thunderstorms, or the mail carrier. Pets get stressed just like we do and CBD may help them just as much as it helps us. People with pets who are afraid of fireworks are often prescribed drugs or tranquilizers to help them get through the night. Imagine a holiday where that wasn’t the case! It may be possible with our Nano Pet drops. Fireworks often scare pets because of their loud, irregular noise (similar to thunderstorms). This causes their bodies to create more of a stress hormone that puts them in a fight or flight response. CBD helps manage the production of stress hormones and helps pets relax. You can give your pet CBD daily or as needed. Giving your pet CBD is easy. Check out our blog post on 5 ways to get your pet to love CBD.
All pets are different. Some pets are more hyperactive based on age, sex, personality, and breed. Some pets are often overstimulated due to lack of exercise or play. CBD may be able to help calm and relax your pet during the day while you are working or away from the house. Some symptoms of hyperactive pets include:
- High energy
- Easily Distracted
- Hyperactive (lots of fidgeting and movement)
- Unable to pay attention
Let’s face it, sometimes your pets are like children, they don’t sleep through the night or have accidents in the middle of the night. Puppies or young dogs might need to be let out 3-4 times a night. CBD promotes healthy sleep and may help your pet sleep through the night. Try Nano Pet Drops and hopefully you and your pet will have a better night’s sleep.
If you have questions about CBD and your pet we suggest you talk to your vet before starting your pet on a new supplement. Also, make sure you pick the right dosage for your pet. At Applied Botanics we have small, medium, and large pet CBD products ranging from 10-65+ pounds. Also, make sure you do your research before starting your pet on CBD. Make sure that the CBD is 100% THC free! THC (the psychoactive drug in marijuana) is toxic to dogs. Read more on THC poisoning. At Applied Botanics all pet and human CBD products are 100% THC free. We know how much your furry friend means to you and your family. So start their journey to Live Healthy + Happy today.