My dog Baloo is part of our family, I want to do anything I can to make sure he is comfortable at all times, going to the vet makes him anxious! We have tried many strange things to calm him down before going to his checkups, such as taking him for long walks to tire him out, but he still gets honestly sad as soon as we pull up to the vet’s office.
His vet has prescribed anti-anxiety medication for him, but it makes Baloo loopy and unmotivated for many days after he takes the medication, and I don’t like to see him love that.
Last time we had an appointment, the doctor suggested that we try giving Baloo CBD treats for his anxiety, then CBD, or cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid found in the buds of the marijuana plant, and they are known to help reduce symptoms of anxiety. I went to my local cannabis dispensary and told the budtender what I needed, and he said that because of Baloo’s weight, we could give him the same CBD that humans take. I provided Baloo a few drops of the CBD oil on a treat, a few minutes before his appointment. At first it was hard to tell if there was any difference as Baloo is normally a relaxed dog anyway, but when we got to the vet, Baloo stayed calm. Once we were in the exam room I entirely began to notice just how well the CBD oil was working. Baloo was super chill and relaxed, and didn’t act sad at all while I was in his exam. If your pet suffers from anxiety, head to your local dispensary and try CBD today!