Dogs can undergo many traumatic situations throughout their lives. CBD for dogs is the organic natural solution to deal with their anxiety. Moving out, adjusting to a new family, fireworks, thunderstorms, and the list goes on and on. What may seem ordinary for us humans, can severely stress out a dog.
CBD oil for dogs: what is it and how does it work?
First things first, let’s clear something out: CBD is completely safe for animals. The cannabis plant produces different chemicals, among which we can find CBD (cannabidiol), a non-psychoactive chemical. This means that it doesn’t get your dog ‘high’. The psychoactive ingredient in the cannabis plant is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), so there is nothing to worry about. Your dog will get all the benefits from CBD without any risk.
CBD oil can have different medical uses, according to your dog’s needs:
It can help deal with anxiety: It makes your dog feel relaxed during those stressful situations you can’t control. Separation anxiety (there is an entire blog about it, you can check it out here) fireworks, thunderstorms, loud noises, traveling… you can use it to neutralize any situation of stress. Besides, anxiety comes in different shapes. Your dog can also have insomnia, restlessness, or hyperactivity, with no apparent trigger, and CBD will help with these conditions.
It has an anti-inflammatory effect: it helps your dog feel relaxed and it is an anti-inflammatory and immune booster. This means that your dog will feel more active, without feeling anxious.
It is good for pain: CBD oil can help dogs not only to deal with stressful situations but also with degenerative diseases. Cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and joint diseases can be super painful for your dog. CBD oil will help him feel relaxed, it will smooth his muscles and promote the proper function of his brain.
CBD can help fight depression: Moving to a new home, a change of environment, or the arrival of a new pet to their home can be reasons for dog depression. Although it probably won’t last indefinitely, it is important to treat it.
Safe CBD For Dogs
Before supplementing your dog, you need to make sure the CBD you are giving him contains less than 0,3% of THC. This component provides that feeling of ‘highness’ you want to avoid. Besides, it is important to consult with your vet to know the right dose for your dog.
However, if you are not comfortable with managing the CBD oil for your dog, you can go with MOKAI’s hemp-based CBD treats, made out of natural ingredients such as chamomile, passionflower, valerian root, and organic hemp seed powder. You will get the same effect of CBD oil but in tasty treats.