Can CBD Hemp Oil Lessen My Dog’s Anxiety When Boarding?

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When I used to work every day outside of the home, I had to leave my dogs for a few hours at a time.  We all got used to the routine.  But now that we have been together all day every day for the last three years in our RV, you can imagine that the thought of having to leave them, and going on a trip without them is causing ME anxiety.  The thought is causing ME stress.  And although I have a trusting friend who is going to take care of them, I still worry.  How could I not?  They are my kids.


I have heard from so many of our readers that they do not take vacations or trips without their dogs.  At all.  And this is a very personal decision.  No viewpoint is wrong on this as long as we are taking care of our dogs and making sure that they receive the best care possible in the way that we know how. But sometimes, there are emergencies and situations beyond our control that warrants boarding our dogs with a sitter or friend, even if we don’t want to.


If we have done all we can on research, reading reviews and touring the facility or home that we are boarding our dog at, is there anything else that can help lessen our dog’s anxiety?  Isn’t this what causes our anxiety too about leaving our dogs? That they will missing us, stressed out and worried?


As we pack our own bags for Italy today,  I decided to look into the organic CBD hemp oil products from Pet Releaf  since their products were helping our dogs in so many other ways.  And the following is the information that I found out, and how we plan to use this on our upcoming trip to Italy.  Yes, Italy.  If you don’t know why we are going to Italy, well, you have some blogs to catch up on!


First off, if you have read our blogs for any amount of time, you know that Brickle and Digby are my heart. My soul. My everything.  I worry about Brickle’s demeanor and depression when we are apart.  I worry about Digby and his loneliness without his favorite Boy Person around.  So I had to know first, how does CBD help with a dog’s anxiety?  How does it really work?


According to the Pet Releaf website, “Cannabidiol (CBD) from the Hemp plant has been known to work wonders with people and with pets when it comes to temporary anxiety prevention. There are multiple scientific studies showing the positive effects of CBD for a multitude of health conditions- including pain management and anxiety reduction.

When CBD enters a mammals endocannabinoid system, specific receptors found throughout the body are activated. These are the only receptors in the body that allow for 2 way communication between body systems. Basically, CBD makes it easier for the body to calm down and relieve tension and temporary anxiety, because receptors in the endocannabinoid system can now “speak” to each other.

Pet Releaf organic CBD oil is extracted using no chemical solvents, it is safe for your pets (they can never over-dose), and it is non-psychoactive.”

I felt a bit better thinking back to when we have used Pet Releaf’s products like the Edibites when on the road and the CBD hemp oil during thunderstorms.


I knew that these products didn’t relieve their stress or anxiety 100%.  But the difference that I noticed made it clear to me that this was going to be a must if we were to be apart for two weeks.


To me, it’s like choosing to ignore a situation and hoping that your dog pulls thru it, or not ignoring the situation and doing something about it!  Just because we may have tried different approaches before that didn’t work, doesn’t mean that our dogs need to suffer because we won’t look into a “new” and effective way of helping them. But you may wonder, are their products legal?  Are their products safe for my dog?


Pet Releaf states their products are “completely legal and do not require a prescription. Our hemp is grown in the United States and has an undetectable level of THC at 0.1%, making it below the national legal limit of 0.3%, therefore our product can be purchased in all 50 states. Our CBD hemp oil is NOT made from the federally illegal marijuana plant. Further, our oil is completely natural and does NOT require any prescription or recommendation from your vet…Since our CBD hemp oil is 100% natural, it is completely safe for your pets. Pet Releaf CBD hemp oil also has no psychoactive properties so it will not get your pets “high”. Dogs and cats lack the ability to effectively metabolize THC – the psychoactive element in the marijuana plant. It can be very dangerous to give your pet anything containing any psychoactive levels of THC, such as medical marijuana products now being sold in much of the United States…The hemp plant is quickly being added to many “superfood” lists. By using the whole plant including the seeds, Pet Releaf CBD hemp oil provides these numerous health benefits. Hemp is one of Nature’s best sources of plant-based protein. Unlike soy, hemp does not contain enzyme inhibitors and phytates, so the full range of 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids are easily absorbed into the body. The hemp plant also contains significant amounts of essential fatty acids – Omega 3 and Omega 6 – in a 1:4 ratio which is touted by major health organizations as the magic ratio for healthy benefits. Hemp also contains the Super Omegas – Stearidonic Acid (SDA) and Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA).”


Our dogs rely on us.  They can’t choose whether we go on that trip or not.  They can’t choose who we leave them with.  They can’t choose when we will be back.  But they did choose us to be their life.  And their lives deserve respect. I choose to give them a way to be content when we are apart.  And I am grateful to Pet Releaf for making the highest quality CBD products out there.

So what am I sending with Brickle and Digby when they head off to their spaw vacation and their home away from home?  Their favorite blankets, treats, toys and of course good food.  I am sending their vet records and making sure their tags are up to date.  I am requiring that the sitter text me every morning and night with pictures and updates.  And I am sending clear instructions with Pet Releaf CBD Hemp Oil 1700 for large dogs.  Their website has clear dosage and weight recommendations for your dog as well.


If you are planning on taking a trip without your dog, or if you are in need of something to ease different anxieties this time of year, perhaps CBD is your answer…and your dog’s answer to a quality way of life.  But do not just choose any CBD Hemp Oil.  Know the company, the people behind the company, where and how it is grown and the ingredients.  Pet Releaf’s website is transparent with reports and studies and they are a phone call away.  Yes, they answer the phone, they answer email and they respond to messages.  We have found that the best companies not only have good motivations to start with, but the best companies stick to their principles and promises.

Pet Releaf states, “Here at Pet Releaf, we consider our pets’ equal members of our family. For that reason, we believe that the products they consume should also be of the highest possible quality. From the food that they eat to the medications or supplements you give them, you should feel confident that they are natural, safe, and effective. That’s why we’ve created the highest quality CBD-infused products in the pet industry so that you never have to question what you’re giving your pets.

Often times, our customers turn to Pet Releaf when their loved one is suffering from illness or injury. We take that responsibility extremely seriously, which is why we spent years of R&D to guarantee that our CBD for dogs was not only the standard in the industry in terms of quality but also the most effective.

From seed to sale, from plant to pet, we’ve specialized our entire production process so that no quality is sacrificed in any of our CBD for dogs while they’re being manufactured.”

“The Pet Releaf Difference:

  • Our hemp is grown at our certified USDA organic joint-venture hemp farm in eastern, Colorado
  • PR-33, our specialized hemp strain grown specifically for pets, selected because of it’s extremely beneficial cannabinoid profile for dogs and cats
  • We extract our full spectrum hemp oil using only pressurized air and never with toxic solvents and chemicals
  • Our Edibites are handmade and baked in small batches in our Colorado kitchen
  • No 12 syllable ingredients in any of our products
  • 3rd party testing for guaranteed potency”

So if you have to leave your dogs this season, or any time of the year, consider making it easier on them…consider making it easier on you.  Time is short with our dogs.  Let’s make sure any time apart is still full of fun, ease and happiness for them.  CBD can help.

Am I still stressed about leaving Brickle and Digby today? Of course I am.  Oh, the days will drag on.  But when we see each other again, I just can’t imagine how happy of a day that will be.  And hopefully, the reasons behind our trip will have been worth it.  Stay tuned.

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-Rachael Johnson, Owner of 2 Traveling Dogs and Your Dog’s Diner

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