It’s storm season in Kansas City, and for many pet owners that means your four-legged friend is going to be either frightened or in hiding frequently.

Not only is watching your scared best friend heartbreaking, it’s frustrating when you’re unsure how to help. Luckily, Brookside Holistic Solutions can help with CBD.

Storm anxiety – along with separation anxiety – is one of the most common anxieties found in dogs. Dogs are often more in tune with their environment than us humans are. Because of this, the barometric changes that happen prior to a storm combined with threatening dark skies, booming thunder and even the smell of a storm can lead to extreme anxiety. In addition, fireworks can come across as an undetected storm that is even more frightening.

There is a big difference between a dog being caught off guard and startled by a thunderclap or fireworks and a dog suffering from storm anxiety. If you notice your furry family member displaying one or all of the following behaviors during a storm, there is a good chance they are suffering from anxiety:

  • Shaking
  • Whimpering
  • Pacing
  • Hiding
  • Howling
  • Destructive behavior
  • Loss of appetite

Now that you’ve determined if your dog suffers from storm anxiety or not, you’re probably asking yourself: how can CBD help? CBD blocks the absorption of serotonin in the brain. During this time block, CBD helps produce an elevated level of serotonin in the brain. Ultimately, this leads to reduced fear/anxiety, a calm mind/body and helps your pup function in a normal manner during a storm.

Ready to improve your dog’s quality of life this storm season and on the fourth of July? Come by either Brookside or Lee’s Summit Barkery location today! A member of our knowledgeable staff will help you select the best CBD product for your pet and have them back to their normal self in no time!