When should you use CBD?

Do you want to take advantage of all the occasions when CBD can be used?

Well then you my friend, are about to do just that! 

You are probably aware of the most common uses for CBD such as anxiety and arthritis, and also the most common occasions of when to use it such as when leaving your pet home alone, but in this blog we will enlighten you to all of the possible occasions where CBD's benefits can be taken advantage of. 

Get ready take notes for this one. 

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Thunderstorms/Loud winds/Hurricanes/FIreworks

Many pets get anxious and scared during thunderstorms because of how loud thunder can be. Pets don't know what to think of this noise and think of themselves to be in a "threatening" or "dangerous" situation. This is why they hide under things or cry and shake during a storm. CBD is a great way to calm your pets during a (storm, fireworks, hurricane, construction ect) simply give them their appropriate dose as soon as you see signs of a thunderstorm or 45 minutes prior!

Car: sickness, nausea, excessive salivation and anxiety

Car: sickness, nausea, excessive salivation and anxiety is more common than you would think in dogs and cats. It is hard on owners to have to see their pets anxiously pacing back and forth in the car, throwing up, crying or meowing non-stop. CBD has been shown to help with anxiety and nausea making it the perfect combination for car rides!

Tremors or seizures

Tremors/seizures in pets can happen because of various reasons some of which include: trauma, exposure to toxins, brain tumors, genetic abnormalities, issues with the pet's blood or organs ect. If your pet experiences continuous seizures than they are considered to have epilepsy. Epilepsy is defined by uncontrolled electricity in your pet's brain. CBD helps by interacting with the CB1 receptors that can be found in the brain and nervous system. By interacting with these receptors CBD is able to reduce the amount of activity thereby reducing the amount and severity of seizures. 

Before vet visits  

Many pets can become anxious, start to cry or become aggressive before or during their vet visits. This is a form of fear/anxiety which CBD has been an incredible aid for! All you have to do is give your pet his recommended dose 45 min to an hour before their visit.

Dental cleanings

Ahhh dental cleanings... one of the most anxiety provoking practices at the groomer or vet, even more so that many times dogs and cats are put under anesthesia to perform a dental cleaning. CBD oil or treats prior to a dental cleaning can dramatically reduce the anxiety and nerves during the cleaning making it a more cope-able situation. 

Teething 

All puppies experience teething pain, don't let them suffer alone! CBD treats and CBD oil is a great way to lower their teething pain! 

Before training classes

Many pawrents have been turning to CBD to facilitate specialty training classes! CBD has helped their pets stay focused and calm during the class thereby making the learning process easier and quicker! 

Before the dog park

Many dogs experience anxiety, aggression or shyness when going to the dog park. CBD can help your pooch have a more enjoyable time at the park without the unwanted reactions above! Just give them their suggested dosing 45 min to an hour before the park :)

When having guests over/ play dates

It can be frustrating to have your pets get very anxious or aggressive when you are entertaining or have other pets coming into your home. With CBD you can help your pet feel more calm and everyone wins! 

Going to the beach

The beach can be a stressful plan for some pets, the noises, the waves, large crowds can all make pets anxious and not let them enjoy how wonderful the beach can really be! Just give them their appropriate CBD dose 45 min to an hour before the beach!

Pre and post surgery

Our pets are very receptive to their environment, they know when something is up such as when they are getting prepped for surgery or another procedure. CBD can help them calm down during this stressful occasion. For post surgery, CBD has been shown to help alleviate pain, decrease inflammation, reduce nausea and speed up healing! 

Before grooming 

Raise your hand if your pet gets stressed out when going to the groomers...

Yes, we thought so! It is very common don't worry and CBD can help! Pets usually get stressed out during bath time, blow drying or when actually getting their hair cut. Both pet owners and groomers have experienced the benefits of CBD for grooming. For example : 

1. Less shaking

2. less aggressive behavior 

3. less barking and crying 

Allergies

Allergies in pets are never good news. There is sneezing, rashes, itchy skin and hives. What many people don't realize is that an allergic reaction starts on the inside of the body and then shows on the outside. You want to help alleviate your pet's symptoms and help prevent them from happening; and you can do just that with an all natural alternative called (you guessed it) CBD! CBD ingested daily is a great way to reduce current allergic reaction inflammation and itchiness as well as helping to prevent future reactions. CBD can also be used topically (in form of oil and shampoo) to help reduce inflammation, irritation and itchiness. 

Aggression 

Aggression in pets can be seen as: being still and rigid, growling, snarling, baring teeth, lunging, and nipping or biting. When CBD interacts within your pet's endocannabinoid system it helps to reduce aggression (which is also a side effect of anxiety and fear) and improve your pet's mood! 

On your daily walks (cars/bicycles passing by)

Many dogs tend to bark at anything with wheels and it can get pretty annoying and make daily walks a drag. By giving CBD 45 min before walk time you and your pooch will be able to have an enjoyable and stress free walk! it may even become the best part of your day! 

As a daily supplement 

CBD is a great daily supplement because of its anti-inflammatory properties, when taken daily it can help prevent arthritis, allergies, disease and anxiety ! Better safe than sorry! 

Appetite 

Is your pet having trouble eating because he is a picky eater or is stressed out?? CBD oil or treats when given daily have been shown to help them gain their appetite back in a healthy and all natural way! 

Before going on a plane

Get your pet ready for take off with CBD! give them their appropriate dose 45 min to an hour before the plane takes off! Although the legality of CBD with less than 0.3% from hemp is in the clear in the USA as stated by TSA regulations:

Marijuana and certain cannabis infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law except for products that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis or that are approved by FDA. (See the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334.)  TSA officers are required to report any suspected violations of law to local, state or federal authorities. 

TSA’s screening procedures are focused on security and are designed to detect potential threats to aviation and passengers. Accordingly, TSA security officers do not search for marijuana or other illegal drugs, but if any illegal substance is discovered during security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement officer.

Check out our blog on traveling with CBD here!

Dog hotel stay

A fun vacation for hoomans does not necessarily mean a fun time for pets. Pets are easily susceptible to separation anxiety when left in a pet hotel for various days or weeks. The solution here is a daily CBD dose or two to help ease your pet's anxiety. Hotel staff would be more than happy to oblige!

Arthits/ Hip dysplasia  

Arthritis and hip dysplasia are very common in both dogs and cats and especially when they are in their older years. Because of CBD's anti- inflammatory, healing and pain relieving properties; it is considered an amazing supplement for dogs with hip and joint problems! Many pet owners have seen a change in their pets within the first 3 days to a week! They begin to walk and run with more ease and are less tired after long walks or a visit to the dog park. 

Senior dogs / low energy 

Many senior pets can seem lethargic or have low energy because of age or other factors. CBD taken daily can help them regain their youthful energy, good mood and happiness as if they were puppies again!  

During chemo 

CBD will not cure cancer but it has been shown to slow its growth! as well as help with the nausea, inflammation, appetite loss and pain associated with chemo treatments.

We hope this blog helped clarify all the benefits that CBD can have on your pet's health. An all natural and side effect free solution to a better, easier and healthier life! 

If you have further questions or would like help in deciding the best product for your pet, don't hesitate to chat with us live on the website or send us an email at LB@petalsandtails.com 
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