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Can CBD help a dog with stress?

Stressed or anxious dogs tend to shake, tremble, pant, pace, or they may try to run away or hide. A good sign to look for in a stressed or anxious dog is if their tail is tucked between their legs or their ears are back and flat against their head.

But what causes dogs to feel stressed? It could be a number of things. They may be afraid of loud noises like thunderstorms or fireworks. Maybe they are afraid of new people or new situations like getting groomed. Some dogs have separation anxiety or trauma from past experiences. There are so many things that can cause your dog to feel anxious or stressed. But how do you know if CBD is right for your pup?

A study published on ScienceDaily in May found that 89 percent of epileptic dogs given CBD for a clinical trial experienced reduced seizures. Additionally, a 2018 study published by Frontiers in Veterinary Science observed a “significant decrease” in pain as well as an increase in activity in dogs who were given CBD oil.

CBD dog treats and oils are designed for pets with anxiety and pain. CBD is a chemical compound that is found in Cannabis plants. It is completely separate from the psychoactive ingredient THC. CBD does not cause the same effects instead it just leaves them relaxed and feeling more calm. Humans can take CBD in a variety of forms (everything from oil to gummies to lotion to chocolate bars), but dogs are typically given CBD dog treats, which are simply dog treats infused with CBD. Some pet parents also give their dogs CBD oil or CBD capsules.If your dog is feeling stressed for whatever reason, giving CBD dog chews a try may be just what you are looking for.

We carry R&R CBD full spectrum dog chews at our facility. These chews contain 5MG of CBD per chew. These chews are known to help calm and manage stress. They can also relieve discomfort and help with sleeping habits.

Your dog’s stress and anxiety can be difficult to work through, and it can be heartbreaking to see your canine companion in distress. CBD oil may be able to help, but it is important to discuss this with your veterinarian to ensure it’s right for your pup!