It’s common for dogs to experience situational anxiety as a reaction to environmental changes like thunderstorms, strangers, going to the vet, moving or other travel. They can also experience behavioural anxiety; like separation anxiety.
Some dogs might have high anxiety as a result of prior trauma or mistreatment that they experienced before coming into your life. And just like humans, dogs can experience more generalized anxiety that has a negative overall impact on their lives. As responsible parents to our dogs, we want to find the best and healthiest solutions to their health issues, and Cannanda’s new Dog-Ease CB2™ products are a great solution for most dogs.
What does anxiety look like in our pets?
Symptoms of dog anxiety include:
- Urinating or defecating on the floor despite being house trained
- Nervous licking of the lips
- Loss of appetite
What is Cannanda CB2™ Dog-Ease?
Cannanda CB2™ is a multi-award-winning, physician-formulated blend of terpenes, developed to target the CB2 receptors within the endocannabinoid system. Terpenes are naturally-occurring compounds found in most plants, including cannabis and hemp. Unlike THC and other cannabinoids, however, CB2™ terpenes do not produce the intoxicating “high” commonly associated with cannabis, and therefore, is non-toxic for your dog at suggested usage rates. This is because this blend was developed to specifically target CB2 receptors (responsible for many of the health benefits associated with cannabis use) without activating CB1 receptors (responsible for the intoxication associated with cannabis).
However, not all terpenes are safe for dogs. In fact, some are toxic at even small doses. This is why Cannanda CB2™ ensures that those terpenes that are toxic for dogs are not used.
CBD vs CB2™ Terpenes
The vast majority of users will find that CB2™ works well on its own (assuming their dog’s body has sufficient amounts of CB2 receptors and they’re taking the right dose of the product); however, many dogs using CBD find the addition of Cannanda CB2™ greatly improves their response to CBD. The combination of CB2™ with CBD can be a therapeutic power punch against what ails your dog—and should be a serious consideration for any dog already using CBD but not getting the expected results.
Even if they’re getting great results from CBD, however, adding CB2™ can help get the same results at a smaller dose of CBD. Overall, this can help save you money. Since the end benefits of CB2™ and CBD are very comparable, switching solely to CB2™ could bring about the same results at a fraction of the cost.
Further, from a safety point-of-view, toxicology data for CBD in dogs is still sparse, which is why many veterinarians still do not officially endorse CBD products. Terpenes, on the other hand, have a long history of use in various animals and approved for used in feed for various reasons. The safety of these terpenes in dogs is well-documented, which is not something we can say for CBD, and as mentioned earlier, Dog-Ease CB2™ specifically avoids the use of problematic terpenes.
Lastly, in Canada, CBD is regulated under the Cannabis Act. This means it’s still a criminal offence to buy or sell CBD unless through a government-licensed cannabis dispensary—and these legal products do not offer a suitable version for our furry companions, leaving consumers to look to the black market dispensaries and black market CBD brands for their needs.
Now with a safe, legal, and inexpensive alternative to CBD, more and more are choosing Dog-Ease CB2™ for its wide array of health benefits--not just pain or anxiety.
How to use Cannanda Dog-Ease CB2™
With two unique products, administering CB2™ terpenes to your dog has never been easier! Dosing is based on body weight of your dog as follows:
For every 25 lbs of body weight:
- Dog-Ease CB2™ terpene blend: 1 drop/day, directly into their mouth or mixed into their food. This product can also be used topically for wounds, sores, or other injuries—just gently rub a drop or two into the affected area.
- Dog-Ease CB2™ Hemp Seed Oil: 1 tsp/day (5 mL) mixed into their food.
What to Expect
Although we expect to see great results similar to what thousands of humans have reported, our dogs are as unique as we are, so it is normal to see different results from one dog to the next. Some show almost immediate relief while others take a few days before they start to see effects.
Try taking notes (or even short videos) of your dog’s behaviour prior to and after dosing to note the changes and find the best dose for them. Once you find that dose that works best for their body, continue with that dose on a daily basis to continue receiving the health benefits.
Join hundreds of thousands of dog owners already finding success with Cannanda, now with a line labelled specifically for dogs!
 The endocannabinoid system (ECS) functions as the master regulator of homeostasis—balance within the body—and found within every tissue and organ. It’s made up of two main cannabinoid receptors (called CB1 and CB2) and “endocannabinoids” (which are produced by the body and mimics compounds from cannabis). When the normal function of these tissues or organs are disrupted, that specific area of the body produces more cannabinoid receptors, which are then activated by our endocannabinoids to bring things back into balance.
Lee Know is a licensed naturopathic doctor, recipient of several awards, and has held positions as medical advisor, scientific evaluator and director of R&D for major organizations. He’s the author of Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2018) and the VP of Scientific Affairs for Cannanda.