Here at Zen Frenz we are best known for our CBD products such as our Zen Drops and Zen Bites. However, our non-CBD products often get overlooked. The Calming Chews and Hemp Oil can both tremendously help all types of pets with anxiety and so much more.
Just like humans, dogs experience anxiety. While unpleasant, it is a normal and also healthy emotion. Dog anxiety can affect all breeds, but may affect each individual dog differently. Although it is something that all dogs experience from time-to-time, if disproportionate levels of anxiety are left unchecked, a dog can develop an anxiety disorder. If left untreated, dog anxiety can lead to behavioral and other issues.
Fear-related anxiety can be caused by loud noises, strange people or animals, visual stimuli like hats or umbrellas, new or strange environments, specific situations — like the vet’s office or car rides — or surfaces like grass or wood floors. Although some dogs may only have brief reactions to these kind of stimuli, they may affect anxious dogs more consequentially.
Separation anxiety is estimated to affect around 14 percent of dogs. Dogs with separation anxiety are unable to find comfort when they are left alone or separated from their family members. This anxiety often manifests itself in undesirable behaviors, such as urinating and defecating in the house, destroying furniture and furnishings, and barking.
Age-related anxiety affects older dogs and can be associated with cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS). In dogs with CDS, memory, learning, perception, and awareness start to decline, similar to the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease in humans. This understandably leads to confusion and anxiety in senior dogs.
The best way to treat anxiety is to talk with your veterinarian. Your veterinarian can help you identify the type of anxiety your dog suffers from and the possible causes and triggers. Your veterinarian will also be able to help you determine if the anxiety is simply situational, or if it is becoming an overwhelming issue for your dog. Additionally, veterinarians can also rule out any other medical conditions that could be causing your dog’s symptoms.
Your veterinarian will help you come up with a treatment plan. Since excessive anxiety is often caused by a variety of factors, the best way to treat it is usually through a combination of training, preventive strategies, and in some cases, medications.
We recommend using our Calming Chews and Hemp Oil as the best non-CBD options. The Calming Chews are peanut butter and honey flavored. Their benefits are stress & anxiety relief, balanced behavior support. They are non-drowsy and made with organic ginger root powder, L-Theanine, L-Tryptophan, beef liver, sweet potato, honey, and carrot.
If drops are more of your thing, our Hemp Oil is a perfect option. The benefits include skin & fur protection, reduced shedding and itching, immune System Support, Digestive Support, and Anti-Inflammatory Properties.
Kriss, Randa. “Dog Anxiety: What Dog Owners Need to Know.” American Kennel Club, American Kennel Club, 7 Aug. 2021, www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/treating-dog-anxiety/.