First of all, it's important to understand how Reese got here.
Separation anxiety is extremely common in dogs.
Statistics show that up to 17% of all dogs deal with this condition. Reese had separation anxiety, and other forms of anxiety too.
Some of the common side effects of dog anxiety are whining and aggression.
At home Reese would whine a lot. If you weren't paying attention to her all the time, she would let you know.
And out on walks, if she saw someone on a bike, watch out! She would go nuts.
Normally, people would treat these forms of anxiety with behavioral training, and maybe even medications like Valium, Xanax and ProZac.
But Reese's parents did not what to use these medications, which can sometimes lead to unwanted side effects.
Because of my experience with CBD, this is what we tried first.
I explained how studies showed that CBD produced unique anti anxiety effects and could help control generalized and stress-induced anxiety as well as obsessive behaviors.
I was also honest in telling them that unfortunately, researchers haven’t yet discovered exactly how CBD works to reduce anxiety.
But they believe that by promoting the growth of new brain cells and boosting serotonin levels, CBD can be very beneficial in helping reduce anxiety and fear, as well as improving mood.
They also loved the fact that CBD is a natural remedy and is very safe to use.