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Many people investigating CBD for dog anxiety or as a cat calmative want to help their pet overcome reactions to regular occurrences. But how do you know if CBD will work as a calmative for your animal?
Why is CBD everywhere? And could it help your pet? Mud Bay discusses CBD for dogs and cats and how to choose the right supplement for your pet. Along the way, we’ll also cover cannabis history, the science behind CBD, and why hemp accumulates more heavy metals and pesticides than almost any other plant.
“If you’re anticipating a stressful event like the Fourth of July, your best bet is to prepare a game plan in advance, including environmental and behavioral techniques as well as calmatives to make your pet’s experience more relaxing,” advises Learning and Development Specialist Maggie Nelson.
“Prebiotics help the body maintain good bacteria at an optimal level,” explains InClover Research President Rebecca Rose. “Current research focused on animals and humans show that there is a real link between an imbalance of bacteria in the system and overweight or underweight animals and humans.”
“Prebiotics are essentially a type of fiber that selectively feeds the beneficial bacteria already the gut. When an animal ingests food that contains prebiotics, the prebiotics goes into the intestine, and the beneficial bacteria eat the prebiotics,” explains InClover Research President Rebecca Rose.
“I’ve looked at the studies surrounding muscle loss and senior dogs, and if your dog doesn’t have a health condition that requires a low protein food, it’s better to look for a food with at least 24 percent dry matter protein,” advises Dr. Katy Patterson-Miller. “If you look at the back of a can, pouch or bag of dog food that translates to 8% for raw frozen dog food; 5 % for wet food; and 22% for kibble and freeze-dried foods.”
“You can save a ton of time by doing all of your food prep on the weekend, instead of trying to measure out raw food several times a day before every meal,” explains Data Quality Specialist Sarah Carter. “Not only do you save time measuring, but it’s easier because you only have to clean utensils and the counterspace once after dividing the raw food.”
“Salmon oil contains a high level of Omega 3s,” explains Category Manager Cherish Morrison. “These are longer chain fatty acids that can help with skin and coat health, swelling reduction and overall inflammation. Both people and pets tend to eat foods that have a lot of omega 6s. So, adding omega 3s can help bring a pet’s diet into balance.”