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CBD for Your Anxious Dog...Is it Right for Your Pet?

Updated: Nov 16, 2020

Let's talk CBD for dogs and whether it actually works to treat dog anxiety. First things first. I am not a veterinarian, so before adding CBD or any other supplement to your pet's diet, I recommend that you do your own research and consult with your veterinarian.

That being said, I am excited to help you in your research by sharing my personal experiences with pet CBD and specifically discussing my three go-to pet CBD products. First, let's talk about CBD in general, and why I turned to this all-natural remedy for dog anxiety.

What is CBD?

"CBD or cannabidiol, is a compound found in cannabis and hemp." Acording to the American Kennel Club's Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Jerry Klein, "it is essential to note that in most cases, CBD oil does not contain delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties. In fact, most CBD products are derived from hemp and not from marijuana." CBD Oil for Dogs: What You Need to Know, In other words, CBD oil is not designed to get your pet "high".

Dog Anxiety

I have a puppy who routinely experiences anxiety. Bailey, my yorkie, was diagnosed with anxiety by her vet when she was very young and given prescription medication to help calm her down in anxious environments. As instructed by my veterinarian, I administered the medication, but I quickly realized that this product was not right for her. While it certainly calmed her down, it made her incredibly zombie-like where she would sleep for hours.

While I wanted my puppy to be able to cope in stressful environments, I did not want her to become a zombie. So, I decided I could not continue to give her this prescription medication. However, I knew that I could not ignore her anxiety. As such I turned to an all-natural solution - CBD.

Below are three products that I administer on a regular basis to both Bailey and Bentley as part of their wellness routine to provide anxiety and stress support.


1. Petals and Tails CBD Calming Peanut Butter

My first go-to product is Petals and Tails CBD Calming Peanut Butter. This is a great product for owners who want to administer CBD to their pets, but are unsure about using an oil formula with a dropper. I do not know a dog who can say no to peanut butter, and Bailey is no exception. When I give this product to her she will happily lick this off my finger or a spoon.