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Most of your reading this have a pet, myself included. My husband and I have been seriously considering adopting a dog as our second pet and have visited a few rescue shelters. Have you ever visited one? If you have, did your heart just burst open for these homeless animals? I wanted to take all of them home, but alas, I could not. No joke, I literally left the shelter in tears. The dogs looked so sad, some looked incredibly anxious, a select few looked more aggressive. Have you ever rescued? Are you searching for a natural anxiety-reliever for your pet? Let’s look at how CBD can help ease the transition from shelter to home. 

According to writer and researcher Sarah Potts from cbdinstead.com, CBD interacts with your pet’s endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate and support their bodies. The endocannabinoid system has receptor sites throughout the central nervous system and peripheral body systems. Thus the benefits of a healthy endocannabinoid system can improve your pet’s overall health, wellness, and happiness. 

Common Issues with Rescue Pets

Your rescue pet may have experienced some of these issues, all of which can stem from anxiety: 

  • Aggression
  • Fearfulness
  • Trouble socializing
  • Eliminating indoors
  • Separation anxiety
  • Destructive behavior 

As we’ve read above, CBD oil works with your pet’s endocannabinoid system. The great news is this system helps regulate and ease anxiety symptoms. 

Using CBD For Your Rescue Pet

Consider using CBD before training sessions, before your pet is home alone for a period of time, and for overall health and well-being. Sarah Potts writes CBD may help your pet calm down the anxious activity in their brain, helping them feel less threatened and stressed. 

How To Give CBD To Your Pet

At Herbal Pet, we offer chews and tinctures in a variety of dosages and flavors (think apple, beef, chicken, and peanut butter). Be sure to read the labels carefully to ensure proper dosage. 

I hope this article has been helpful in educating you on how CBD may help ease your rescue pet’s anxiety. I’ll leave you with this quote: 

“Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.” -Alexander Pope

May our lives be marked by our devotion and caretaking of those animals entrusted to us. 

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