By Leigh Martino

CBD (Cannabidiol) is a hot item for helping to maintain physical and mental well-being in humans. But, did you know CBD may promote a sense of relaxation in your pet during the next thunderstorm or Fourth of July fireworks? 

CBD is a chemical compound deriving from the industrial hemp. It’s a naturally occurring substance that is used in products like oils and balms and imparts a calm, relaxed feeling in the body. 

CBD is the non-psychoactive compound found in hemp, hence CBD products will not get you (or your pet) high. 

Why should I consider giving my pet CBD?
Pets, like humans, can live with arthritis and anxiety. While typically only elderly dogs suffer from chronic pain caused by arthritis, dogs of all ages and breeds live with anxiety, often heightened by loud noises and large crowds. This causes problems for owners during thunderstorms, BBQs, and especially on holidays that involve fireworks. 

A study by the American Kennel Club notes that more pets go missing on July 4 and 5 than any other day of the year combined. This is due to the loud sounds emitted from fireworks that release adrenaline and stress hormones that cause the dogs to shake, pant, and in the worst cases, run away. 

CBD oil may help anxious or nervous pets maintain normal emotional balance and promote relaxation during these stressful times. 

Head & Heal Pet CBD Oil
The Head & Heal pet tincture is comprised of full-spectrum hemp extracted CBD oil and organic MCT oil. We grow, process, and bottle all of the hemp that is in our seed-to-sale products and ensure a quality product from seed to harvest. Our hemp is grown outdoors on our USDA organic certified farm. The plants are never sprayed with pesticides or chemicals as we use organic practices to control pests and diseases such as cover cropping and crop rotation. 

The tincture is formulated for cats and dogs under 40 lbs and can be administered by adding a dropper to your pet’s daily meal.

If your pet is currently taking any vet-prescribed medications, be sure to talk to your vet before giving your cat or dog CBD oil. With all pets, be sure to follow dosage directions and proceed with care when using CBD.