CBD is a known to act as a natural anxiolytic.
So why aren’t CBD dog treats more widely adopted?
Dogs face many of the same illnesses and disorders as humans do.
One of the most common issues our furry friends battle with at some point in their lives is anxiety (and/or nervousness and fear). So let’s talk about what causes anxiety in dogs, and what you can do to reduce it.
Anxiety in dogs — and how you can help them stay calm.
Anxiety in humans can be debilitating and very scary. But for a dog, we have no idea what is going on in their little heads. Anxiety in dogs can lead to several behavioral issues. What we often mistake for mischief and destruction, may be a sign of anxiety.
There are several forms of anxiety in dogs, but the most common are:
- Separation anxiety – when the owner leaves for a long or short period of time.
- Astrapophobia – fear of thunder and lighting.
- Social anxiety – little to no human contact and/or hasn’t been socialized with other dogs at a young age.
Anxiety can be triggered early on or developed later on in a dog’s life. Moving into a new home, adding a new member to the family, getting a new job that requires long hours, can all be triggers for anxiety.
That’s why it is important for pet owners to know how to help their sweet fur babies. In one study, researchers induced stress and anxiety into mice. After administering CBD, the mice were alleviated from their stress and anxiety, showing just how effective CBD can be. Researchers also saw an improvement in the mice’s emotional response, showing an alleviation of depression. This study and others suggest that CBD can be a calming and relaxing aide for your pup.
CBD dog treats are a great, natural way to help your pet calm down when they’re anxious.
What are CBD dog treats and how do they work?
CBD dog treats are edible treats infused with CBD oil. With Honest Paws, the guessing game is over and all the hard work is done for you. They select pure organic ingredients to make the treat and infuse the correct amount of CBD into each treat — allowing you to just give the treat to your fur baby.
Now, the way this CBD treats work is simple.
Like humans, dogs also have an endocannabinoid system in their bodies. Within this system, there are receptors found in the brain, organs, immune system, and nervous system. CBD targets those receptors, promoting communication and balance — homeostasis — keeping everything as it should be. So the next time your dog is stressed or anxious, try giving them a CBD treat. They’ll help bring things back into balance and give a calming effect to their anxiety and stress.
Types of CBD Dog Treats
From biscuits to chews, there are a number of different types of CBD treats to choose from.
However, the most important question to ask is, what are the ingredients of these treats?
Thankfully, with diligent research and a small number of premium organic ingredients, Honest Paws has formulated the perfect CBD dog treat for your pup. And there is no THC whatsoever.
Honest Paws CALMING CBD Dog Treats not only reduces anxiety but eliminates fear, stress, and promotes a restful night’s sleep. So no more anxious car rides or fears when thunder and lightning strike. Say goodbye to restless nights, and stressful air travel. CBD dog treats can help in every situation and its use can go beyond calming.
Honest Paws offers a variety of different CBD dog treats for pain and skin allergies as well.
When to give CBD treats to your dog
When trying a new product, make sure to follow the instructions on the package. Use your best judgment and start with a micro-dose if you feel that the recommended amount may be too much.
Remember, it takes time for something new to take effect; be patient and closely observe your pet’s behaviors and mannerisms. It’s always important to speak with your vet before adding anything new to your pet’s diet. In some cases, they may not approve. However, keeping your vet in the loop can help regardless if they approve or not.
CBD dog treats can be a great tool to help your pup stay calm and happy — even when things around them get too ruff.
Joy Hughes is a freelance writer and digital nomad. She writes about pets, health, and the CBD industry.