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Curbing Canine Anxiety with HempMy Pet
As you probably know by now, we have some issues with anxiety in our pack. Most of the year, it’s not too bad. We have worked with Ringo to conquer most of his fear reactivity with strangers. He has uneasy moments meeting new people every once in a while, but it’s very rare these days. Our biggest issue this time of year is thunderstorms. Helo and Roxie get really nervous, especially with the sheer amount of storms that we get in the summer.
About a year ago, we discovered the wonders of CBD oil for treating the dogs’ situational anxiety. We have tried a few different brands and had some good results both during storms and with Ringo’s stranger danger fears. So, when HempMy Pet reached out about reviewing their CBD product line, we jumped at the chance.
Trying HempMy Pet
The products that I was most excited about when I was researching HempMy Pet were the hemp-infused coconut oil and hemp seed oil tincture. I love the idea of a tincture because it’s super portable and easy to bring with us on road trips and camping. We had previously only tried CBD treats, which I love using for situational stressors, but I was also looking for a solution that we could incorporate into our everyday routine for Helo.
Helo is now about 11 years old now (we think) and in the last year he has slowly started to develop some anxiety issues. Not over anything in particular, it’s more of a general anxiety and uneasiness. He doesn’t have a whole lot of health issues, knock on wood! We know it could be a lot worse than anxiety, but we still don’t want to see him suffer as he ages. I was really interested to see if a daily regimen of HempMy Pet incorporated into his diet could help him be more comfortable.
Why HempMy Pet?
With CBD use on the rise, there are companies popping up left and right claiming to offer quality hemp-infused treats for dogs, but not all treats are created equally. I like HempMy Pet products because they are made with strain-specific full-spectrum hemp oil supplements. Because they’re strain-specific, you can count on having consistent results each time you use them. HempMy Pet products are organic, free of pesticides and heavy metals, and tested externally for purity, potency and safety! Plus, HempMy Pet hemp-infused dog biscuits, coconut oil and tincture aren’t made with just CBD. They contain CBD, CBG, CBC, CBD-V and other cannabinoids that are beneficial for your pooch!
So.. Do HempMy Pet Supplements Work?
For our pack, YES! HempMy Pet has helped a lot!
We received our HempMy Pet products to review about a month ago now. Since then, Ringo has met a bunch of new people, we even got a new dog sitter, and we’ve had more thunderstorms than I care to count. I say all this to say that we have had plenty of opportunities for testing! In addition to that, I have been adding a daily dose of the the coconut oil to Helo’s breakfast everyday. After a month of using HempMy Pet to help the dogs’ anxiety, here are our findings:
Helo and Roxie alert me when there’s a thunderstorm approaching way before my phone can send me a weather alert. They start to get visibly nervous before the clouds even roll in. This is good though, because it gives me time to get ready, aka give them some HempMy Pet. For thunderstorms, I turn to either the HempMyPet treats or tincture. Both work pretty quickly and seem to make a big difference in both Helo and Roxie’s anxiety.
Ringo’s Fear Reactivity:
When Ringo joined our pack a little over 4 years ago, he was very fear reactive. New people and dogs put him way over threshold. With all the training that we’ve done over the years, he’s now a totally different dog. As long as introductions are done in a calm, controlled environment, he actually looks forward to meeting strangers now. That being said, not all situations in life can be controlled. For situations that are bound to be extra stressful, we decided to see if HempMy Pet could help take the edge off.
In the last month, we’ve given him HempMy Pet before introducing him to a few new people, and before taking him to a few crowded public places. In both scenarios, HempMy Pet seemed to make a noticeable difference in his confidence and comfort level. If you’ve ever had a fearful or reactive dog, you know that every ounce of extra confidence makes a world of difference. I am so thankful that I can add HempMy Pet to my bag of tricks for future stressful situations for him.
Helo’s Overall Anxiety:
I mentioned earlier that Helo has started getting anxious as he’s aging. The biggest way that it presents itself is in his newly developed separation anxiety. He’s been dealing with it for about a year now, but it’s gotten a lot worse since my husband accepted his new job a couple of months ago. He now works in Chicago 4 days a week and Helo is a mess when he’s gone. Every little noise startles him, or he thinks it’s Robert coming home. If I stay upstairs with the baby for too long, he’ll try to climb the gate on the stairs to get to me. If we both leave at the same time, he barks and howls and again climbs the gate to get upstairs.
Once the gate climbing started, I knew we had to find a solution. I kept having these nightmares of him tumbling down the stairs and really hurting himself. We were previously giving him CBD treats when his anxiety was especially heightened. It helped some, but only if you could anticipate the stressor ahead of time, which isn’t always easy to do. For the last month now, I’ve been adding HempMy Pet coconut oil to his breakfast everyday. I’m happy to say that this daily regimen seems to really be helping! Helo has seemed a lot less stressed, even when Robert’s away, which is just amazing to see!
Would I recommend HempMy Pet to a friend?
Absolutely, 100% YES! If your dog battles any kind of anxiety issues, I cannot recommend trying HempMy Pet strongly enough. It breaks my heart to see my dogs suffering and I cannot even express how relieved I am to have found these products. They are truly making a huge difference in my dogs’ everyday lives and I believe they can do the same for you!
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