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Owning a dog can be really rewarding, but also really scary! There’s potential that you will have to deal with stresses and anxieties that your dog has.

If your dog gets nervous, anxious or stressed out, there are certain things you can do to calm him down and one of the best is to use CBD oil for anxiety.

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is the anticipation of future fits of anger from unknown or imagined origins that result in normal body reactions (known as physiologic reactions) associated with fear; most common visible behaviors are elimination, destruction and excessive vocalization (i.e. barking…)

Separation anxiety is the most common specific anxiety in companion dogs. When alone, the animal exhibits anxiety or excessive distress behaviors.

Most fears, phobias, and anxieties develop at the onset of social maturity, from 12 to 36 months of age. A profound form of fear and withdrawal of unknown cause occurs at 8 to 10 months of age.

Old age onset separation anxiety of unknown cause may be a variant of decline in thinking, learning, and memory in elderly dogs.

Symptoms of Dog Anxiety:

Some obvious signs of anxiety include:

  • Panting 
  • Pacing 
  • Whining or whimpering 
  • Trembling 
  • Fidgeting 
  • Barking 
  • Aggression

Anxiety in dogs is a tricky thing to deal with and can sometimes even go unnoticed. It is important to look at some of the symptoms and to check with how your dog is handling themselves to make sure they are not suffering from anxiety. 

These symptoms include scratching at doors, licking of the lips, increased grooming, whining, panting, shaking, pacing, and uncontrolled urination.

CBD for Dogs with Anxiety:

CBD contained in products such as the Calming formula are becoming fast-growing aids for many different symptoms that come along with a dog aging or their mental health. 

It is making the quality of life significantly better for certain dogs facing problems that otherwise would either not be able to be healed or that would cost way too much to fix.

CBD itself is a compound of the hemp plant that is called Cannabidiol and is known as one of the cannabinoid compounds. 

These compounds are what you might find in medical marijuana but CBD itself is the main component of the medical aspect. CBD contains less than .03% THC when properly produced and this is important because that amount is nontoxic to dogs. 

It is also non-psychoactive at that level because that all comes from the THC compound. Make sure to check that any CBD you administer to your furry friends falls in the less than .03% THC category.

The way CBD for dogs with anxiety works its way through the body is the endocannabinoid system. This is a process that will attract the CBD compound and have it work its way through the nervous system giving relief and aid to parts of the body that require it. 

This is also the process that allows the CBD compound to enter the brain releasing serotonin which is a way to calm your body down, meaning it helps reduce anxiety in dogs.