CBD could help your dog this holiday season: Here’s how
The holidays can be a scary time for dogs. Social anxieties can be triggered when hoards of friends and family come to call, and long car rides to visit loved ones are often a pup’s (and human’s) worst nightmare.
Some dog owners are turning to CBD as a solution for canine angst. But can CBD really help your dog?
In a word, yes. But you should only use it for certain conditions, and you have to be careful about the dosage. We broke down what you need to know.
How CBD Could Help Your Dog
As any dog owner will have observed, dogs are greatly affected by any sudden change in their environment. The impact of environmental changes on dogs can be seen in their physical behavior, and it also affects their mental health. That’s why some dog owners are using CBD for their pets to keep dogs calm during this time. With fireworks going off on New Year’s Eve and strangers in the home, anxious dogs and CBD can be a match made in heaven.
How much CBD should you give your dog?
The proper dosage of CBD for dogs depends upon physical factors like the breed of the dog, its health, weight, etc. Previous medical history is also going to matter.
The best way to find out the exact amount of dosage suitable for your dog is to start with a small dose and observe your dogs behavior after they consume it. If the dog still exhibits symptoms of anxiety after you give them CBD, you can gradually increase the dosage.
It’s also safer to buy made-for-pets CBD products to avoid accidentally giving your dog so much that they become uncomfortable.
The science behind it: What we know
CBD has been shown in many studies to decrease anxiety and stress. As a dog owner, you already understand how your dog can react in certain situations, especially when unfamiliar guests are visiting your house during the holiday season.
Your dog can be prone to anxiety and stress in situations like these. But with the help of CBD, you may be able to help your dog de-stress and enjoy the holiday season with everyone else.
Will My Dog Get High?
There’s a misconception out there that CBD will make your dog high. But CBD is a compound in the cannabis plant that is separate from THC. THC is the psychoactive compound that gets you high. CBD is almost entirely nonpsychoactive, meaning the most it should do is make your pet a little sleepy.