Just as cannibidiol (CBD) oil has been found to help humans with a host of conditions, research also finds that dogs and cats can reap similar benefits from this health-enhancing herb. With the holiday season approaching, many pets experience an increase in situational anxiety and noise phobias due to extra people in the home, including noisy kids and their toys.

CBD is a compound derived in cannabis (hemp) plants, but contain zero tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which gives marijuana its psychoactive properties. Thus, pets will not get “high” from CBD oil. Instead, they will experience relaxation without intoxication. CBD oil is an effective and safe way to alleviate this increased level of stress on the beloved family pet. There are numerous organic hemp CBD oils on the market made specifically for dogs and cats. Visit a local holistic pet store to find out more about the CBD oils they offer and how a pet may benefit during the holiday season.

Mara Crowell, Aquila Brown and Amy Barker locally own and operate holistic pet stores in the Liberty Lake and Spokane area. Pawpular Companions, Yuppy Puppy and Prairie Dog Pet Mercantile each offer organic CBD oils for both dogs and cats. Contact or visit the nearest store location for more information.