Quiet Paws: CBD's Calming Effect on Dogs

In the world of pet care, there’s one less-discussed aspect of our furry friends' wellbeing: their emotional health during times of separation. Anyone who's ever had to say goodbye to their dog for even just a few hours probably knows that the sound of their distress can be heart-wrenching. What if there was a way to ease their anxiety? A new study explored how CBD - a natural compound extracted from hemp - could help. CBD has been making waves in human wellness for its myriad of benefits. And now our canine companions might also reap the soothing rewards of this hemp extract.

The Study at a Glance

The research investigated how CBD (short for cannabidiol, a non-euphoric and non-addictive component of hemp) affects the sounds - barking, whining, howling, and so on - healthy dogs make during temporary separation from their owners. The study observed a total of ten dogs over a two-week period. The dogs were given a daily dose of 2.0 mg/kg of CBD. The results were compared with the ones of administration of olive oil as a placebo.cbd gummies

Key Findings

What was the most striking outcome of the study? Dogs that were treated with CBD barked, whined and howled significantly less compared to their placebo-receiving counterparts when their owners were not around. Although we can’t ask them directly - this suggests that CBD might possess calming properties that can help alleviate the stress and anxiety dogs feel when left alone!

Understanding the Impact

This research doesn’t only add to the growing body of evidence supporting CBD's therapeutic potential. It also opens up new avenues for pet owners that are looking for gentle, natural remedies for their pets' separation anxiety. It’s both fascinating and promising to know that there is a simple, plant-based substance that could make our dogs' alone time less stressful.

A Closer Look at CBD's Role

Humans and animals alike have a so-called endocannabinoid system - a complex network of transmitters and receptors in the body that plays an important role in the central nervous system. CBD interacts with the body's endocannabinoid system playing a crucial role in regulating mood, pain and overall homeostasis (balance). This interaction is believed to be at the heart of CBD's potential benefits in both humans and animals - including the calming effects on dogs as observed in this study.

A World of Possibilities

This study is only a preliminary sneak peek into the effects of CBD on dog behavior. However, it paves the way for further research and potentially more widespread use of CBD in pet care! As we continue to uncover the multifaceted benefits of CBD, it's exciting to think about the positive impact this natural remedy could have on our pets' lives. 

As we are waiting for more insights and findings, one thing is clear: the potential of CBD in pet care is huge! Quite possibly it could be a game-changer for pets and their owners alike. Here's to hoping that future studies continue to pave the way towards a more serene and joyful life for our furry family members.cbd oil

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anna falk - head of product

As the Head of Product at Harmony, Dr Anna Falk leads the development of our products and provides expert tips for your wellness. With over 10 years of experience in the research and development of natural products, her work is based on rigorous scientific studies.

Anna is an award-winning, internationally published researcher with a PhD in Organic Chemistry. She applies her expertise to develop Harmony's certified products that support your overall well-being. From research to development, she ensures that our products are of the highest quality and meet the highest standards.