Anxious, fearful dogs can frustrate any dog owner. And from 20 to 40 percent of dogs suffer from anxiety, so that’s a lot of dogs – and owners – who need to find relief.
Sometimes no matter what you do – extra-long walks, puzzle toys, or music – you can’t calm your dog. Rather than turn to medication, all-natural CBD-infused dog treats from FOMO Bones could be the solution to help soothe and relax your dog.
CBD for dogs
CBD or cannabidiol is extracted from cannabis or hemp plants but doesn’t have any THC, the chemical that causes a psychotropic response. Instead, CBD interacts with the receptors in your dog’s brain to relieve chronic pain, nausea, and anxiety.
The American Animal Hospital Association’s research shows when dogs ingest CBD, the chemical boosts their dopamine levels and improves their mood.
To maximize that calming benefit, FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) Bones are made with hemp CBD isolate, the purest form of cannabinoid. Other ingredients in the CBD-infused treats include passion flower, L-Tryptophan, valerian root, and chamomile.
Passionflower boosts Gamma-Aminobutyric acid, or GABA, a feel-good chemical that helps dogs relax. L-Tryptophan is the amino acid that makes you feel sleepy after eating turkey. Valerian root and chamomile are both herbs used to fight insomnia.
CBD-infused dog treats can help calm dogs instantly, but for the most effective results, it typically takes five to seven days for the chemical to build up in your dog’s system.
For best results, pair the treats with other proven methods to help reduce your dog’s anxiety.
Dogs love being with their people. That’s one of the many reasons they are popular pets. But unfortunately, many dogs spend hours alone each day while their family members are at work or school.
While some dogs use that time to sleep so they are full of energy and ready to play when their humans come home, other dogs fear being left alone.
They become anxious and spend their days pacing, barking, or chewing. The dogs don’t mean to be annoying or destructive. They are overwhelmed by nervous energy.
To help your dog, be sure they get enough exercise. A one- to two-mile walk in the morning before you leave for work will help burn off that nervous energy.
Keep your dog busy when you’re away. Consider using puzzle toys or interactive feeders to challenge dogs and distract them from thinking about the fact they are home alone.
Give your dog a CBD-infused treat before you leave for the day. Building the treat into your dog’s routine will help ease anxiety.
Many of the things humans love best – parties, fireworks, trick-or-treaters – can be terrifying for dogs. So, can things like thunderstorms.
To help your dog handle that spike of adrenaline when they get nervous, consider getting a Thundershirt, a tight-fitting garment that exerts continuous pressure on your dog and helps reduce anxiety.
You also can consider removing your dog from the stress of the party or fireworks by confining your dog in a quiet room away from the action.
During a thunderstorm, move your dog away from windows and move to an interior room where it’s more difficult to hear the thunder.
Enhance the calming effect of being in the quiet room by feeding your dog a CBD-infused treat.
Depression or dementia
Older dogs often become anxious or struggle with depression or dementia. CBD-infused treats can help increase brain function and reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
Help keep your dog calm by giving them regular massages to help soothe aches and pains.
You also can consider playing sounds that soothe them. Avoid loud music with lyrics and instead, consider playing classical music or even tunes that have been created especially for dogs.
Another option, use a white noise machine that plays soothing sounds like wind rustling through leaves or waves crashes against the beach.
What you need to know
Before feeding FOMO Bones, consult with your veterinarian. Small dogs, 10-15 pounds, can have one bone per day. Dogs that weigh more than 20 pounds can eat two per day. For dogs who weigh less than 10 pounds, break the bones in half.
Common side effects include dry mouth and drowsiness. Since you want to help your dog relax, drowsiness could be considered a benefit as long as your dog doesn’t become too lethargic. If that happens, consider reducing the number of treats you feed your dog.