While the holidays are always a time for celebration, remembrance, and family, it’s no secret that our furry companions can feel overwhelmed, and may even benefit from trying CBD for dogs. Decorations can change both the visual and olfactory landscape of your home, an influx of strange visitors can rouse suspicion, and too many trips in the car can disrupt your dog’s daily routine.
Does it actually work? Can it help dogs get through the holiday season comfortably? Well, since canines have an ECS (endocannabinoid system) similar to humans, it’s logical that they interact with CBD in the same way humans do. However, determining how much oil they need and the best method of application may vary. To provide you some helpful information about those specifics, we’ve put together a quick guide that will hopefully provide some answers to relieving your dog’s anxiety for the upcoming celebrations.
How Much CBD Oil Should I Give My Dog?
Perhaps the most commonly asked question: how much CBD oil should I give my dog? It really depends on a few factors, including the dog’s size and the product you choose to provide the CBD.
To make it easier for you, certain brands such as Pet Releaf, offer formulated products specifically for small dogs and cats, medium-large dogs, and large dogs/horses. Pet Releaf products are organic, US Hemp Certified, and have no pesticides or herbicides. The dosages are based on your pet’s weight. If you have an extra large dog (like a great dane, for example) we recommend using the Pet Releaf products formulated for large dogs/horses. If for some reason you are unable to obtain pet-specific CBD products, then it’s best to start dosages low, monitor your pet’s reaction over the next couple hours, and increase, or reduce accordingly.
Each dosage of CBD has a 9-hour half-life. If you would like to calm your pet with CBD all day long, it’s recommended to administer half of the dosage in the morning and the other half at night. If you are preparing for an event, like a holiday party, give your pet an entire dose at least one-hour before the event begins. This will allow plenty of time for the CBD to start working.
No matter which CBD product you choose, you can be confident that your dog will not experience any psychoactive effects. All of our CBD products for animals are completely THC-free and safe for animal consumption.
How To Give CBD Oil To Dogs?
There are a few different ways to give CBD oil to dogs. First, it’s important to know the different forms available:
- Soft chewable treats
Soft chewable treats are perfect for all dogs that love treats! Whenever you’re gearing up for an anxiety-inducing event, just swap out your dog’s regular treat for a CBD chewable treat. Pet Releaf CBD chewables come in the flavors sweet potato pie, peanut butter and banana, and peanut butter and carob. All Pet Releaf treats are handmade in small batches and free from fillers, corn, wheat, soy, dairy, and chemical preservatives.
You can administer CBD tinctures a couple of ways. You can squeeze a few drops directly into your puppy's mouth with a dropper, mix the tincture in with their food, or add a few drops onto a non-CBD treat before they eat it. Pet Releaf offers a CBD tincture formulated with red pollock oil, which your dog is sure to find hard to resist!
A great way to keep your dog busy and distracted is to mix CBD oil in with some peanut butter and freeze it in a plastic chew toy. This will help keep their mind off what makes them anxious and help calm them down in the process
- Topical cream
Topical cream is best for skin irritations. Some dogs will lick themselves or chew on their paws when they get nervous. CBD topical cream can help soothe their skin while CBD supplements can help soothe their mind. Pet Releaf topical cream is formulated with all-natural and Certified Organic butters and oils.
Now that you can decide the best way to give your dog CBD, you can start preparing for an anxiety-free holiday season!
Most pet owners notice a change in their animal’s behavior within 30-45 minutes of administering the dose. Some animals don’t react to CBD as quickly and may need more time to process it. It’s recommended to start giving your dog CBD supplements 48-hours before an event, especially if your dog gets extremely nervous. This will give your animal plenty of time to get acclimated to the new supplement.
Where To Buy CBD Oil For Dogs?
My Health Etc. is a top online retailer of CBD products. All of our CBD supplements are made with high-quality, all-natural, and organic ingredients. We are happy to bring our customers Pet Releaf CBD supplements for dogs, cats, and horses. The CBD chewables, tinctures, and topical creams can help ease your dog’s anxiety so the whole family can have a happy and healthy holiday season.
Please contact us if you have any questions about Pet Releaf CBD for dogs! We are always happy to help.