Some time ago I met this wonderful woman who shared with me her personal experience regarding CBD oil for dog anxiety.
I was so excited to hear it that I decided to share the news with you.
At first, I thought of contacting her and collecting all the information I needed to write an article.
Nope. Bad idea. I was bored even thinking of it!
Then it came to me! An INTERVIEW!!! (I absolutely adore interviews! I interviewed a lot of people while doing research for my master’s degree) .
She was OK with it, so I made myself a cup of coffee and Skyped her. We had a very friendly and informative chat a part of which I proudly present to you :
Could you, please, introduce yourself and your dog to our readers?
Hi, I’m Leahrae and I use CBD oil for my wonderful rescue dog, Teddy.
Teddy is my 4-year-old dog that I rescued 2 1/2 years ago and suffers from anxiety.
Tell us more about Teddy’s symptoms of anxiety.
Teddy had many symptoms when I first brought him home. He is very anxious around anybody other than me, he gets scared and jumpy to loud noises, he is jittery and is scared to enter or exit doorways if someone, including me, stands really close to the doorway. He gets so nervous he makes himself sick when in the car.
Did you try any other meds before CBD oil? Did they work?
I did have to try something for the road. We moved from Texas to Florida and I knew the long trip would do Teddy in and he would continually get sick in the car. The vet prescribed him something for the trip. It knocked Teddy out and he slept the whole way (2 days trip). I didn’t like this. I didn’t want him “knocked out” every time I had to take him in the car. But they did work.
Who suggested you try CBD for Teddy’s problems?
I take Teddy in for grooming every 6 weeks and he is nervous about that as well. It was actually the owner of the grooming shop (they also have a pet store) that recommended the CBD oil for Teddy. She said it would really relax him.
What was your reaction?
I had no prejudice or fear. I was willing to try it so that Teddy would be comfortable in different situations where he would normally shiver himself to death.
Do you use pet or human CBD oil?
We actually have both. My son suffers from severe OCD and he takes CBD oil to help him relax. Then we have PetCBD oil and treats for Teddy.
Have you ever used human CBD oil for Teddy?
I have only used pet CBD oil for Teddy.
What type of product do you use? (tinctures, oil, etc)
I use a 500mg full spectrum CBD tincture and have full spectrum CBD chicken stix for Teddy.
Have you tried other types?
No, I have not.
Why did you choose this type?
I guess because I have been going to this same pet store/salon with my two boys ever since we moved here. I trust the owner’s suggestions for everything.
What is the product’s concentration in mg?
It’s a 500mg. The bottle is 1 oz. They do sell 100mg and 300mg as well, but because of Teddy’s extreme anxiety, I went with the stronger dose right off the bat which was recommended.
Why did you choose that brand?
I chose the brand that they sell, and to be honest I trust her word and did not do any research.
How about its price?
It is expensive, that I can say. I go thru about a bottle a month. I generally just give him one drop daily. I give him the treats when I know we are going for a drive, or if there is something I that I know will make him nervous.
What would you suggest to our readers before buying CBD oil?
I don’t know.. To do some research first…
Did you find the manufacturer’s instructions easy to follow?
Yes, I did.
What is your dog’s reaction to CBD oil?
He does not like it, that I can say. He does like the treats though. His behavior is so much better, he is not nervous or scared and jittery anymore.
Who decided the dosage?
Teddy weighs 11 pounds. The owner of the shop and I discussed the dosage.
Did you have to adjust it?
No. I have just stuck with the original dose. I use the treats if I want to give him more because he loves them.
How long did it take before you saw any improvement?
It did take a week or two. I was discouraged at first.
How often do you give CBD to your dog? How much?
1 drop daily
Did you notice any unexpected “positive side effects”?:-)
What I did notice is that his digestion got significantly better! He had always had problems digesting his food, maybe because of his anxiety, I don’t know. But now we have no digestive issues. His vet had him on a special diet, and I have since put him back on what he ate prior to the special diet.
Were there any side effects?
None for me 🙂
Any suggestions or advice useful to our readers?
It has been a great experience for me and for Teddy. He is so much more relaxed now. He does not shiver up a storm and make himself sick. If you have a rescue dog that is quite nervous like Teddy was, I would strongly recommend CBD oil. It has been a lifesaver for us and I know Teddy is a much happier little guy!
Note: Leahrae lives in Florida and is the founder of beachtraveldestinations.com. She loves traveling and going to the beach. Her blog is an amazing resource for travel destinations.
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