Zen Pets & Hemp Oil for Pet Anxiety
Mauja’s anxiety is something we’ve been tackling for a long time. At around 8 months of age, we went into our local Petco, something we had done a million times before, and she crawled onto one of the shelves and hid. This happened again and again and in more and more places.
We started working with a trainer, attempting to desensitize her to the things that caused her anxiety. Unfortunately, things continued to decline. We tried several supplements and various combinations to help with the desensitization until we finally resorted to Prozac. As much as I hated to put her on medication, it was the first time we saw progress. She still has a long way to go, but she is definitely more relaxed than she used to be.
Mauja has been on Prozac for approximately two years while we searched for a better solution. Every time I learn about a product we haven’t tried before, I’m eager to test it out. The problem with most supplements is that they are in treat form, which Mauja can be extremely particular about, especially when she’s stressed.
When it comes to natural supplements, there are a variety of options. However, we typically prefer products containing hemp oil.
Hemp oil, derived from hemp plants, is a non-psychoactive oil containing extracts of natural compounds, such as phytocannabinoids and terpenes. These compounds help to regulate and stabilize your body by interacting with our internal receptors and nervous system.
Hemp oil is extracted from high-CBD, low-THC cannabis, meaning it will not get you high and is safe for all ages. It has been found to have several uses:
- Eczema treatment
- Multiple sclerosis
- Chronic pain
- And several other uses
If you have a pet that suffers from anxiety or you suffer yourself, I’m sure you have seen hemp oil products around. With so many options, it can be difficult to find the right one. All hemp oil products are not created equally.
Pet Hemp Oil is created using just three ingredients:
- Hemp oil. Populum’s CO2 extracted pure hemp oil is derived from 100% USA grown hemp. The hemp oil is non-concentrated and thoroughly tested for consistency and purity.
- Hemp seed oil. Packed with essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, hemp seed oil is considered one of nature’s perfectly balanced oils.
- Extra virgin coconut oil. Coconut oil helps keep the digestive tract functioning properly and boosts immunity.
Aside from using only a few natural ingredients, my favorite thing about Zen Pets is that it is a liquid supplement. Rather than hope that Mauja will be willing to eat a treat in her stressed out state, I can simply place a few drops on her tongue. If your dog doesn’t have an issue with taking treats or supplements, you can simply put a few drops on your dog’s food.
We’ve been using Zen Pets in addition to Prozac for the last few months while we continue to work on desensitization. So far, we’ve been really pleased with the results. Mauja is less anxious in social situations and is more adaptable. She also hasn’t been getting triggered as easily. I’m hoping to taper out the Prozac soon!
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