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  • 1.  CBD for Pets

    Posted 03-07-2019 04:02 PM

    Hello! I adopted a pup from a shelter and he has terrible separation anxiety. Has anyone used CBD (with no THC) for their pets? Any insight is helpful. 


  • 2.  RE: CBD for Pets

    Posted 03-11-2019 09:44 AM

    I use CBD oil for my two senior dogs, but that is for arthritis, as I have seen the sole study on how it can improve mood for arthritic dogs. To date, there isn't any published research (none that I've seen) that confirms the use of CBD oil for any other condition.

    However, I do have experience with SA and I know it is a very serious issue for some dogs. I would forego such a self treatment and seek the help of a professional like Malena Martini, who has a lot of experience with SA. See her website-

    True separation anxiety often requires a combination of behavior modification along with pharmaceuticals, but to diagnose properly, take a look at Malena's FAQ.


  • 3.  RE: CBD for Pets

    Posted 09-10-2019 08:49 AM

    I use CBD for my dog's anxiety, which also might help with separation anxiety. My dog has Epilepsy and I find CBD helps calm him down after an episode. I've also heard a lot of success stories this last 4th of July of people using CBD to calm their pets for the loud fireworks.

    Maybe be worth a shot, I use these:  The hard chews are pretty tough, so if your dog is a bit older you may want to try the soft chews they offer.  



  • 4.  RE: CBD for Pets

    Posted 02-15-2024 09:24 AM

    I know this post went up many moons ago, so I wanted to let anyone who comes know that there is A LOT more research on the value of CBD therapy for pets, especially cats and dogs. But dogs metabolize CBD oils in their own unique ways, so dosage is really important. You also want to choose a quality product, for instance one that is FDA-approved if you're in the USA. And most countries award a "Certificate of Analysis" (or similar name) to a product that's passed vetting. Any pet parent who wants to know the most recent research about CBD therapy can join the Veterinary Cannabis Society. Their website also has a listed of CBD-trained vets. Here's the website: And here's a recent study about how regular, small CBD oil dosing helps dogs feel less anxious in car rides:

    Emily Stewart
    Donor Support Manager, Content Creator
    Veterinary Cannabis Society