Have you ever looked at your pet and noticed the anxiety in their eyes during a fireworks show or thunderstorm? Or is your furry friend just naturally a bit highly strung, engaging in behaviours such as constant barking, chewing or even becoming aggressive?
At different times and during many situations, our pets are unable to control their fears and anxiety and this can be an incredibly helpless feeling for pet owners. But luckily there is an easy and natural way to help alleviate your pets’ anxiety with organic CBD supplements and treats.
How Natural CBD can help with your Pet’s Anxiety
Several studies have shown that cannabidiol (CBD) works miracles to help prevent and alleviate anxiety in both people and animals. When natural CBD enters the endocannabinoid system (ECS), the endocannabinoid receptors has the unique ability to activate and allow for two-way communication between biological and physiological systems within the body. This two-way communication allows for the body to “dim” anxiety signals meaning that natural CBD makes it easier for the body to relax and relieve anxiety.
Situational anxiety is an acute form of stress that are caused by those times where certain external events trigger fear, panic and anxiety in your pet. Common situations that cause anxiety in many animals are thing like:
- Lighting & thunderstorms
- Social events such as having company over
- Moving house
Organic CBD can be extremely helpful in relieving situational anxiety due to its soothing properties - helping to relax your pet and allowing them to deal with the situation in a calmer and more relaxed way.
Behavioural anxiety is a more chronic form of anxiety that are persistent and can sometimes be inherent to the personality of your pet. Certain breeds are more prone to behavioural anxiety than others while pets that suffered trauma in their lives are also more prone to it. Examples of behavioural anxiety can include:
- Separation anxiety
- Post traumatic stress
Unfortunately, behavioural anxiety is more difficult to deal with and will require behaviour modification and training. However, organic CBD can help your pet stay calm when given as a supplement during training, helping your pet to relax and relieve some of the anxiety responses, also often helping with the training itself by allowing your pet to stay focussed.
Whether you want to prevent your cat from getting scared and anxious during your next house mover or just help your dog feel more calm and relaxed during their next puppy training session, natural CBD can be extremely helpful in helping your four legged friend deal with the stressors that life throws in their direction.