Travelling with Anxious Dogs: How Hemp-Based Calming Oils Can Make the Journey Easier

If you’ve ever tried to travel with an anxious dog, then you know how distressing it can be for both you and your furry companion. It’s not uncommon for dogs to be sensitive to environmental changes and unfamiliar sounds, contributing to a heightened sense of unease. Travelling dogs often express this unease with behaviours like drooling, panting, trembling, or even barking and aggression.

Luckily, our handy hemp-based calming oils provide a convenient and effective way to relax your worrisome woofer the next time you hit the road. Keep reading to learn how a hemp-based calming oil might be the perfect balm for your dog’s travel trepidation.

How Do Hemp-Based Calming Products Work?

Hemp-based calming products are derived from the hemp plant, including the seeds, which is a variety of the Cannabis sativa species. There are many different types of hemp based oils found to possess calming and anti-anxiety properties. Importantly, it’s best not to use an oil that doesn’t contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive compound found in marijuana, which means it won’t get your pet “high” or cause any unwanted side effects.

When administered to your dog, hemp oil interacts with their endocannabinoid system, a complex cell-signalling system that helps regulate a wide range of physiological processes, including mood, sleep, and stress response. In this way, it helps to reduce anxiety and promote a sense of calm, making your dog more relaxed and comfortable during your travels.

Using Hemp-Based Calming Products: A Guide for Pet Parents

If you’re considering using hemp-based calming product for your anxious dog, here are some tips to help you get started:

  1. Consult with your vet: Before starting any new supplement or treatment, it’s always best to consult with your veterinarian to ensure it’s safe and appropriate for your dog.
  2. Choose a high-quality product: Look for a product that has been independently tested for quality and purity, and make sure it is specifically formulated for pets. At Fortunate Paws, our calming hemp-seed oil for pets ticks all these boxes, so you can enjoy peace of mind.
  3. Start with a low dose and monitor your dog’s response: Begin by administering a small dose of calming oil, as per the product guidelines. Keep an eye on your dog’s behaviour and adjust the dosage as necessary based on their response.
  4. Administer the oil prior to travelling: For the best results, give your dog the calming oil at least 30 minutes to an hour before embarking on your journey. This will allow enough time for the oil to take effect and help keep your dog relaxed throughout the trip.

A Happier, More Relaxed Travelling Experience

By incorporating hemp-based calming oil into your pet’s travel routine, you can help to alleviate your dog’s anxiety and ensure a more comfortable journey for all involved. With a little preparation and the right approach, you and your furry friend can enjoy stress-free adventures and create lasting memories together.

Why not give calming oil a try on your next doggy daytrip? Browse our range of calming and anxiety products, or get in touch to ask any questions you have.

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