Most of us agree that flying in general causes high levels of anxiety, but once you throw pets into the mix stress levels can skyrocket. With Thanksgiving next week, we know a lot of people are traveling to be with their families. And as pet owners, we never want to leave our pets behind while we go on vacation or leave for any reason, but it can be difficult to justify putting them through the stress of travel. New environments of any kind can be extremely challenging to navigate. Airports especially are packed full of new people, smells, sights, and overall stimuli. Even humans new to flying are often extremely overwhelmed by the airport and TSA security experience, so it’s difficult to even imagine what our pets feel like when they’re put in that situation.
In an effort to make holiday travel as user friendly as possible we’ve turned to pet approved CBD supplements to calm down our dogs and cats. CBD is full of amazing benefits including stress and anxiety relief, balance behavior support, anti-itching support, along with many others. The Zen Frenz CBD Oil utilizes all natural ingredients including CBD, as well as MCT oil to help keep pets calm and relaxed regardless of the situation. Additionally the oil is unflavored, which pets seem to prefer over other flavored ones. The other benefit of being unflavored is that the oil can be put on top of any treats or kibble or licked directly from the dropper. Also, the new Zen Frenz Calming Chews are another convenient option as the bag is resealable and can be taken through TSA. They can be administered on the plane or a little before in the car. If you really want to sweeten the deal you can also try putting a little CBD peanut butter on a bacon and beef bite. Just be careful to follow all of the instructions and adhere to the recommended doses depending on the size of your pet.
Even if you aren’t travelling by plane we still recommend trying Zen Frenz products for the car! While car travel is a little less stressful than going through the airport and on an airplane, it is still a stressor for many pets, especially if they don’t travel often. For road trips we recommend Zen Drops on your pets food in the morning and for any meals on the road. Additionally, we like to have Zen Bites in the car and use peanut butter in licking toys to keep your pets zen and entertained the whole trip!
Again, travelling with pets usually is complicated, on the one hand you don’t want them to be left out of the Thanksgiving celebrations but it’s also hard to see your beloved pet anxious and uncomfortable for consecutive hours on end. You also don’t want to be the passenger with a whimpering dog on your lap on the night flight…then no ones able to even try to enjoy themselves. In general, travel isn’t usually the most comfortable experience for anyone but a couple milligrams of non-psychoactive CBD can definitely improve the overall experience for pets.