Have you ever felt your pet needed a little help finding their chill zone? Of course, every pet has their own personality traits, likes, dislikes, quirks, and things that make them feel uneasy. When it comes to the latter, it’s not hard to see your pet experiencing some negative emotion, whether it’s anxiety, pain, sadness, or general nervousness. However, CBD for pets has shown tremendous benefits thus far, helping pets worldwide live more fulfilled lives thanks to the therapeutic benefits cannabinoids provide.
However, pet owners often need help to figure out where CBD fits into their pet’s daily routines. We understand that it’s hard seeing your pet be anything but their usual self, so we’ve come up with four ways you can help your pet find their ultimate chill zone. So if you’ve been looking for some creative ways to spend more time with your pet that ultimately makes them happier and healthier — keep reading!
We’re going to jump in, but let’s start with some general CBD knowledge, so we’re all on the same page.
What is CBD for Pets?
CBD for pets describes the wellness benefits that cannabinoids bring into pets’ lives across the world. CBD stands for cannabidiol, and it’s one of the many cannabinoids that come from the Cannabis Sativa plant. CBD is one of the cannabinoids that offer therapeutic benefits without the intense, psychoactive effects of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
The cannabidiol cannabinoids work with the endocannabinoid system in the body and certain receptors to signal where the cannabinoids need to go to work. It’s incredible how this complex system works so naturally and effectively.
Is My Pet Stressed, Nervous, or Anxious?
There are plenty of signs to note that indicate that your pet might be feeling some of these emotions and needs some calming activities paired with CBD.
Here are a few to take note of:
- Whining or crying
- Depressed or sad
- Excessive barking
- Destructive behavior
- Aggressive behavior
- Showing the whites of the eyes
- Using the bathroom around the house (especially when it’s not typical behavior)
Okay, now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s explore the four ways you can help your pet chill when they need it most.
1. Go to the Park
This might seem a little simplistic, but oftentimes, your pet can feel anxious and wound up because they’re simply not getting enough exercise. When they don’t get enough exercise, you’ll notice that they may seem stressed, anxious, and bored — which may lead to behaviors like excessive barking, aggressiveness, weight gain, depression, or destructive behavior.
Suppose you think your pet could use more outside time. In that case, it’s not a bad idea to add certain CBD products into the mix, especially if you have a senior pet that has a more challenging time getting around or a pet that tends to have a harder time socializing with other pets in a park setting.
For example, if you do have a senior pet that has some joint or general mobility issues, then you’ll want to explore our CBD for Joint + Mobility Bundle option that gives you and your pet lots of options to work with — making their experience more enjoyable!
2. Music Therapy & CBD-Infused Peanut Butter
Have you ever had a really bad day, and all you wanted to do was, have a good snack and listen to some soothing tunes? Well, surprise, surprise, this approach can work for your pet too! Grab some of our all-natural, CBD-infused peanut butter and turn on some classical tunes (preferably something with harp strings) and let your pet find some peaceful resonance with the calming effects of both the tunes and cannabinoids.
Our CBD-infused peanut butter is a pup favorite at Penelope’s Bloom because it’s packed with pet-friendly cannabinoids — and a yummy peanut butter flavor that pets find irresistible. It comes in two concentrations, 300mg and 600mg, so that you can tailor the experience to your pet’s needs.
3. A CBD Pet Massage?!
Yes, you read it right — a CBD pet massage can help your pet find some zen. But honestly, is it really that surprising? Physical touch carries a lot of benefits in itself, increasing serotonin and dopamine (neurotransmitters that help boost and regulate mood while decreasing stress and anxiety).
So, with all of this in mind, it’s not surprising that massage is one of the most sought treatments to help inspire relaxation. If you want to give it a go, we suggest pairing the massage with one of our CBD Tincture Oils for Pets. You can slightly warm the oil if you’d like, then focus on the area of your pet’s body that you’d think helps stimulate the most relaxation — try the paws, hips, shoulders, and temples to start.
4. CBD Treats Never Hurt
Last but certainly not least, in our mind are the CBD Treats that your dog will look forward to for various reasons. Giving your dog a CBD dog treat is the perfect quick pick-me-up your pet might need when feeling stressed, anxious, or bored.
You can also bring CBD dog treats when you’re going anywhere that you know might create some tense emotions for your pet. This could be car rides, vet visits, park trips, or anything else that might create anxious feelings for your pet!
There are two different types of CBD treats to choose from — CBD Treats for Stress + Anxiety and CBD Treats for Joint + Mobility. Our treats are created with high-quality, human-grade ingredients that we test with third-party laboratories to ensure the purity and potency your pet needs!
Helping your pet find new ways to relax is so much easier when you bring CBD for pets into the equation. There are many products to experiment with to see which combination helps your pet the most!
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