Solving Overwhelming Separation Anxiety in Pets Using Hemp Oil
Those who have pets in their family understand the heartache and frustration separation sometimes brings to our furry family members (and to us).
Separation anxiety is one of the most common problems in the dog behavior world. And, although cats are often more independent, they can also experience separation anxiety.
That’s where hemp oil comes in. Hemp oil is filled with natural ingredients to reduce your pet’s stress levels. Instead of jumping feet first right into pharmaceutical medications, hemp may be the route you would like to try first.
We care about your pets as if they were our own family here at Valerio Paws™. That’s why we would love for you to continue reading and allow us to share some valuable information with you.
The Stigma of Cannabis in the Pet World
Before we dive into how hemp oil can help with separation anxiety, we want to address the ‘fear’ of the cannabis plant. Simply stated, there are two different plant families; cannabis and marijuana. Marijuana contains a significant level of THC (10%+). Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC. This means with hemp oil your dog should not experience any type of psychoactive effects. Speaking generally, your dog will not feel the “high” that is commonly associated with the marijuana plant.
Hemp oil refers to the oil cold-pressed from the hemp seeds only. Hemp oil also contains high levels of healthy Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.
Differences Between CBD and Hemp Oil
These two are easy to get confused, so it’s important to discuss this here as well. There’s so much talk about the benefits of both oils.
CBD and hemp oil both come from the same plant, Cannabis sativa, but they are two different oils with different purposes. For our purposes today, separation anxiety, both CBD and hemp oil assists with this.
CBD oil (cannabidiol) comes from the stalks, leaves, and buds of the hemp plant. Hemp oil comes from the seeds of the hemp plant. Hemp contains very little CBD but still contains all the benefits.
Preventing Anxiety in our Pets
Separation anxiety is incredibly frustrating to us as pet parents. Of course, we want to do whatever we can (preferably naturally) to help our pets get through the time we’re gone. Maybe we’re at work, maybe we have to run to the grocery store, or perhaps we just want a little time to go grab dinner.
Hemp oil may be able to help reduce your pet’s anxiety.
Here’s the thing. Dogs and humans are tested back and forth as our ‘brains’ work similarly. Research that is tested on dogs, may be tested on humans first, and vise versa.
Studies on humans have shown people suffering from anxiety take Hemp oil to dramatically reduce their anxiety and stress levels. Then, we tried to offer this to our dogs. The same happened!
Regardless of the cause of anxiety, Hemp oil has been found to dramatically reduce a dog’s anxiety and stress levels. That’s incredible.
Hemp Oil Reduces Different Types of Anxiety
One of the biggest advantages to Hemp oil for our pets is that it can be used to treat anxiety from any trigger (to view more benefits click here). What we mean by this is, if your dog or cat experiences any type of anxiety (other than separation anxiety), hemp can also be utilized in those situations (ranging from small to severe).
Dogs and Cats: Cats in the 'Background'
When we’re discussing reducing anxiety by using hemp oil, we aren’t only talking about dogs here. We’re also talking about your cats, too.
It’s well-known that dogs sometimes suffer from separation anxiety. Unfortunately, cats are kind of swept under the rug when it comes to this issue. They’re so independent, why would they experience any kind of separation anxiety?
Another reason it’s harder for us to understand when a cat experiences separation anxiety is because, when our dogs experience separation anxiety, they whimper, cry, pace, etc. And, dogs often show signs of separation anxiety before you even walk out that door.
When our cats experience separation anxiety, the signs usually occur while you’re away. Your cat may not show you before you walk out the door but you’ll know if she is experiencing separation anxiety once your return.
For example, when you leave, your cat may urinate or defecate outside the litter box. You may return home angry and feel this was done out of spite. But, it wasn’t. That’s their way of communicating their feelings to you (as awful as it is to clean that up). Why would they do that? Because it mixes their scent with yours. Now it makes more sense. It’s your cat’s way of self-soothing (Disclaimer: Prior to immediately diagnosing your cat with separation anxiety, be sure to consult a veterinarian to dismiss any type of medical issue like a urinary tract infection).
Now you understand why our product is formulated not only for dogs but for cats as well.Learn more about our hemp oil by clicking here.
Statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. Our product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information on this page is designed for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care.